Friday, November 12, 2010

my new creation!

this is my new creation. i made this pillow all by myself without a pattern for my mom's birthday. it is also the first pillow i have ever made and about the second item i have ever sewn on a machine. i am super proud of how it turned out and compared to how much throw pillows are it was cheaper too. so if you are in need of pillows let me know and i can whip you up a couple!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy First Birthday Parker!!

WOW! I cannot believe Parker is one (over one actually)! March 31 Parker turned one and it only seems like yesterday that he was born. Let's see....what can he do....well, he can do lots of new stuff! He can walk, feed himself real food (like a champ), babble, say a couple of words, and terrorize our dogs (which is quickly forgiven when he drops food for them). Parker is doing so much and making me TIRED! It's OK though because it is so much fun watching him. Saturday we had a March madness themed birthday. It was mostly just family (still that is a ton) and it was a lot of fun. Parker didn't quite know what to do with the cake so he decided to cry...Oh well. Then when he opened presents he got a second wind. I know why he was fussy though....his bottom two molars popped through today. That would make anybodies birthday party not fun.

Here are some Pictures of the weekend.
Here he is about to dig in!
here is the cake I made for everyone to eat.
here is Parker's own cake. he liked it!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Back in the land of the living!

After almost a week of having a sick baby we are well!! I took Parker to the doctor on Friday because he wasn't acting like himself Thursday and I suspected him to have an ear infection and maybe RSV... Well I was right...on both parts. I have to say it really wasn't all that much fun for either of us. Parker wasn't all that fussy but he wasn't his happy self either. Parker also ran a 103.7 temp on Monday! He still wanted to play like usual but didn't want to take his normal naps which is tough. So we just played and cat napped in a very dirty house (I usually clean during his first nap) until he got better. Well Wednesday was are first full day without any fever so today we got to go to school/work. It was wonderful! Parker got to play and have fun. He is back on his schedule! I am so glad he doesn't get sick too often because it is not any fun for either of us. I am so thankful that his little body is so tough. I think that getting sick for the first time (i am not counting snotty noses from teething) at 10 months isn't too bad. I do feel so bad for every little kid that has or has had RSV recently. Poor little babies! It is just hard on the whole family. So to all of those kids who are still sick....Get Well Soon!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

biscuits and shug

I love my puppies! They are such good "kid" dogs. They do so well with Parker. They are gentle with him and let him tug their ears and tails. (I am always right there) Shug is VERY protective of Parker. I think she might think that he is her puppy. If I am wiping is face and he cries she will squirm her way in between me and Parker and not move until i quit. She will just sit there and stare at me till I move! Its the craziest thing. Biscuits just likes to smell him. Parker thinks the dogs are hilarious! When they come inside Parker thinks its the funniest thing ever. He dies laughing. Sometimes he even laughs at them when they are asleep in the recliners. To think I was worried about bringing him home with the puppies in the house!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Parker's first "punishment"

OK before I get into my post let me make one thing clear.... yes the title of this did say that Parker got a spanking and yes I plan on spanking him whenever he is in need.
Now I do not plan on spanking him all the time...probably because he will not need it and because he has really big blue eyes that make me melt. However if he is in danger of getting hurt and he is doing something he isn't supposed to then yes even though he is little he will get a swat. Well today we were in the living room playing and the little turkey went for the outlets. (we do have plug covers on them) Well 3 times I told him no and "redirected" him and 3 times he went right back. The little turkey is fast. The fourth time he made his way over there told him no and he looked right at me, smiled and grabbed the plug cover off! Well I went over and popped his leg (it wasn't even hard), his lip went out and his feelings were hurt. I picked him up, cuddled with him and told him that was a no no and he would get a spanking if he did it again. (i don't even think he knows what i am saying) well a little later he was on his way back over there and I looked at him and said "no Parker!" Something must have registered in his brain because he crawled the other way and didn't mess with the plug!
As much as I HATED to pop his little let, nothing else was working and my back is killing me from moving him away from the plug. Plus I would rather him have 2 seconds of discomfort from a pop on the thigh than be dead from messing with the plug. I have to repeat this to myself often. I was so proud of him when he didn't mess with the plug though and even though he probably doesn't understand a word i am saying i told him so.
Any who just thought i would share Parker's first experience with getting into trouble!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Parker update

Last week I took Parker his 9 month check up. The boy is huge!!! He is 22 pounds and 31 inches long (the 70th percentile for weight and 98th percentile for length)!! I can't believe how long he is! He is wearing 12 month clothes for the length and some of them are starting to get too short! The only problem is that the waists are too big!! If I put him in 9 month clothes the waist and the length are too small. Oh well! There are many things that could be worse! I have lots of people that keep this boy supplied in clothes! He had his first Christmas recently and he slept through most of it. I think he got the entire left side of toys r us too. The boy has SO many great toys to play with. I have started putting them on a rotation so he wouldn't get overwhelmed and it would seem like he had new toys throughout the year. He has started to crawl a little...a real crawl at that. He has been army crawling for a while but today he took a few crawling "steps". He is lazy though because he just went right back to his belly. Lazy sucker! Oh and he has 8 teeth! 4 on top and 4 on bottom! Is it just me or is that A LOT for a 9 month old?

Right now EVERYONE is sick. Parker, Steven, and I all have a cold! It is not fun to be at our house. I think Parker got us all sick. (really I have no idea where we got it but isn't blaming kids why we have them haha) As soon as we get over this its time to get going again with p90x. I am going to try doing the lean regimen this time. I will let you know how it goes. Well now for what you really!

parker watching miranda lambert. he LOVES music!

I just thought this pose was funny
I have to watch him like a hawk! he likes to try to play in the puppies' water
here he is at honey's house on Christmas eve