The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.

-Ellen Goodman

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Five Months Old

Parker Evelyn is five months old today.  She's growing so fast!  We laugh at that crossed eye--there may be a pirate patch in her future I'm afraid.  She's loving vegetables right now.  We mix them with a little cereal, but she'd rather just have the veggies I think.  She's up to at least 17 lbs. and has started lots of "bah bah bah" and other fun noises.  The jumperoo is her favorite playtime activity.  She sings and sings when she lays in her crib.  Her brother is a great source of entertainment.  Still an exceptionally happy girl.  

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Pumpkin Patch when Grandma Kay came for a visit a couple of weeks ago.  It was a beautiful day and we were there from about 9 to 1:30 so Eli was exhausted when we finished.  He picked out a pumpkin on the hayrack ride and rode the train with Grandma.  His absolute favorite part was the Spooky Shed.  He must have walked through that thing 20 times!  
Getting his picture taken with Homer is a yearly ritual.  Doh!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Camping at Botna Bend

We had great weather once again for camping!  This was especially fun for Eli because he had some friends to hang out with.  He absolutely loves going camping when there are kids to hang out with and when we go with a big group.  It's so much fun for him and for us too.  His buddy Grady brought his John Deere along so they had a ball driving around the campground.
The little ones were up early on Saturday morning ready to plan their day.

A pic of the guys getting ready to watch the Husker game...
Parker loves to sit by the fire and Eli loves hanging out in any camper but his own.  Hope's new camper is especially cool.