Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Where a kid can be a kid!

I can't believe that my baby is about to turn 5! His birthday isnt until the end of November but we did his party a little early. He had to have it at Chuck E. Cheeses. I was kinda worried about it being too crazy but it was so fun and was the perfect place for my sweet five year old!

I know I say this every year, but I seriously cannot believe Parker will be 5!
He is so fun and has the best personality!
Four was such a fun age...excited to see what a five year old is like!!

Friday, November 2, 2012


We had so many activities this year for Halloween...I think it lasted a week, not just one night!

The two cute pirates

I could not believe how much Parker loved this pony, he was not scared at all!

Parker wanted to be Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. I thought he looked just like him! He insisted that his hair HAD. TO. BE black just like Jake's. It really did add something to the costume =)

Parker was very serious this year about getting as much candy as he could. He made sure he filled his bag to. the. top. with candy. He is getting so big and grown up...its hard for this momma!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Last soccer game

Parker has LOVED soccer! This was the first sport we have signed him up for and he did so well.
We are so proud of him. He has come so far in the short 8 weeks of fall soccer.  

His last game was this week. He was very excited about his medal, im sure you cant tell! :)

I know that Parker will not be able to participate in competitive sports as he gets older, but Im so glad we signed him up for soccer. I think he will do it again in the was such a great thing for him!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fun at school!

Parker is totally in love with his teacher! Actually he just loves school as a whole...the friends, the routine, his classroom, the kids who sit at his table, recess, he just loves it all!
Last week Parker went on his very first field trip with his class!! They went to the park via SCHOOL BUS!! Oh my, this is all I hear about now.

He got to sit by the window on the way to the park and then on the way back he and his bus buddy switched. He told me that he hugged his buddy on the ride back to school so he could be closer to the window!

This is Parker's playground at school, he is getting pretty darn good at those monkey bars!
Just some pics from my phone of Parker playing after school. We get to play outside now because it has finally cooled down!

This week was spirit week at school and yesterday was hillbilly day. Dennis found an old flannel shirt and cut the sleeves off. I thought he looked hilarious! He also had camo boots with his jeans rolled up. All the teacher told me that they thought he looked like Larry the Cable Guy, ha!!
Just wanted to update on a few fun things going on at school! Next month he gets to ride the bus to the pumpkin patch!! He is already talking about it!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cardiology update

It's crazy how much life has changed in the last few years. Two years ago I lived from cardiology appointment to cardiology appointment.  And now we just went a whole six months without seeing the cardiologist, we didnt even check a pulse ox during those six months!!! Our life just kind of transitioned after Parker's last heart surgery (which was 1 1/2 years ago, can you believe that!??). We are so blessed and Parker is doing amazing!

We saw our wonderful doctor yesterday. He is so amazing with Parker and Parker just loves going to see him. Everything looked stable. No changes from his last visit and we go back in 6 months! The only change is that we are going to try his medicine in pill form instead of liquid...because he is a big boy =)

When I told him Parker was playing soccer, Dr. Seib sat me down and wanted to discuss my expectation in regards to Parker playing sports. He said he may be able to keep up now but as they get older his endurance will not increase like the other kids. In a year or two when the fields get bigger and the kids can run longer Parker will not be able to participate. I know this but I think that it was good to be reminded and to discuss what my expectations should be. We definitely dont want to make him sit in a corner but we also need to be realistic. The good thing about Parker and what made Dr. Seib more comfortable, is that he limits himself, he will come sit or rest when he is tired. I think golf is in our future...I love golf!! =)

So, Parker is doing great and the cardiology appointment was perfect!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Soccer and Tailgating...pretty great weekend

First of all, look at my big boy....This is is his K4 yearbook picture for the 2012-2013 school year. It is truely unbelievable that he is this old!
Parker started soccer this weekend. They have practice for 30 mintutes and then they have a game. Parker loved practice but he did not love the actual game. He didnt like that everyone has to share one ball during the game. He wanted his own ball to kick in the goal. This is not something I could prepare him for and it was just not a fun time.
He had practice last night and he LOVED it, but he had his own ball. At the end of practice was a short scrimage. He did ok with this "game" but still was sad that he didnt get his own ball. I think it will just take a little while for him to understand the concept. This is his first time to be on a team and play a sport. I am just amazed that he can even play soccer, if you had asked me 2 years ago...I would have said "no way, he will get too tired." I am so proud of him!
Parker went home with Granny and Papa after his soccer game and we went tailgating for the first Razorback game in Little Rock this year. Tailgating in Little Rock is soooo much fun! The entire War Memorial golf course is packed full of cars and tents.
It is one of my favorite things to do during football season!! AND the weather was absolutely perfect the entire weekend!!

The day is full of delicious food, fun and we always see so many friends!


We didn't have tickets to the game, we just tailgated =) 
 To keep this post happy and up beat, I will just leave it at that and not even mention the outcome of the game.
Still love my Hogs!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Star of the Week!!

Parker's teacher picks one student each week to be the star of the week. This means they get to help her with everything all week. They also get to pick all of the other helpers when they are busy helping the teacher with something bigger and better.
Well, this week is Parker's week to be star of the week! He has been excited to say the least. We made a poster this weekend that is all about him and his favorite things, this will be displayed all week at the front of the classroom. He also gets to bring something special everyday to show his class! Today he chose his trains and his truck/trailor. Those are his absolute favorite toys right now.
I cant wait to hear all about his day and all the fun things he got to help his teacher do!!

The Official start to my favorite time of year

We had a fun 3-day weekend!
Razorback football season officially began this weekend and that is always a favorite in our house! And it means that fall is here, my favorite time of year! Now the weather needs to cooperate!

On Sunday we went to Hot Springs to spend our last weekend on the lake. Since all of the 4th of July fireworks were cancelled due to the burn ban, a lot of places did Labor Day fireworks!  

It is always so nice to go for a boat ride in the evening. Isn't that sunset gorgeous!! The kids loved watching the fireworks from the boat!
 We spent some time on the boat but most of the time was spent in the water because of the 100 + temps.
 Parker and Tyler (my little brother, Parker's uncle..ha!) are best buddies and had lots of fun swimming this weekend!!

I do love summer and sun, but fall is my favorite time of year and I am so glad it is here!!
Happy Fall Y'all!!

Monday, August 27, 2012


This past weekend we had our annual camping trip to Lake Catherine with the Johnson's.
Camping = staying in a two bedroom cabin with air conditioning, kitchen, bathroom and all =)

Im not much of a tent camper. Dennis already has plans for him and Parker to pitch a tent and camp...without me =)
We had so much fun this weekend. The weather was not perfect. It rained on and off but thankfully it never got really hot! The kids had a blast.....

i Building forts!

We had a blast going into town to play putt putt. This was Parker's first time to play golf and he really got excited about it all!
We also did a lot of fishing. The kids would take turns bringing in the fish but, as you can tell, Parker would not touch them! He kept those arms crossed tight when the fish was around.

He was so proud that he could swim this far!! Such a big boy.
It was so nice to spend time with my sweet boys and good friends for a few days. 
Parker has been so good at school and has gotten to pick an item from the treasure chest every week since school started!! This week he chose these silly glasses....
We are so proud of Parker, his teacher is great and he is really loving school. It is amazing how much he has grown up since last year!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

silly boy

 Parker has been sick with an ear infection and pink eye the last few days but he is finally on the mend. Last night he finally felt good enough to play outside! And went back to school this morning...its hard when both parents work full time. Thankfully Dennis has a job where he can work at home if he needs to.
Parker's favorite thing to do outside is ride his bike or his "little jeep". 


He is very silly...
He picked out these red sunglasses to match his jeep.
Love my silly boy and so glad he is feeling better! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

No better time

Well, it has been a very long time since I have posted on the good ole blog. It actually became very stressful and daunting to think about updating because so much has happened and we have done so many fun things since March.
I decided that there is no better time to pick back up the blog than on Parker's very first day of K4!!

He was beyond excited! He was very overwhelmed and just could not contain his excitement! He was hugging everyone! He loves routine and school is the perfect place for him, he is so happy!

Over the last few months everything has been great!
*I graduated with my Masters in Nursing and now I am a nurse pracitioner and have a big girl job! It is the perfect job for me and my family. Some days I get sad and overwhelmed when I think about being a full time working mommy but I am figuring it all out =) and I love love love my job!!
*Dennis and I went to Hawaii for a graduation fun!!
*Parker had a great check up with his cardiologist in April
*Dennis had foot surgery a few weeks ago. He is in a big boot but bouncing back quicte nicely!
*We have had lots of fun weekends with friends and family!

Now the blog can start fresh with Parker's first day of K4. I seriously cannot believe how big and grown up he is! I absolutely love his teacher this year, I get teary thinking about her and how God has blessed us this year! Parker will be starting soccer in a few weeks....that should be very entertaining!! We have been practicing not touching the ball with our hands! Lots of fun in the future with this wild and awesome little boy!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The 52

When I met Dennis almost 10 years ago he had just purchased a very old and rusty 1952 chevy truck. He drove it for a while and then decided to restore it back to it's glory days. We have SLOWLY been doing things to it and a restoration guy has had it for the last few years.
Well, we got the truck back this weekend and Dennis is beyond excited!! It still has quite a ways to go but it is definitely getting there.

I think Dennis is the most excited about Parker helping him with the old truck.
Parker told me that there wasnt enough room for me...only him and Daddy.

I just know over the next few years I am going to see two sets of legs sticking out from under that truck every weekend!

LOVE this picture of Parker..He is growing up way too fast!
We have also been having so much fun in the neighborhood!! All the kids are out fun!