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

-Ellen Goodman

Friday, December 19, 2008

Chubby Girl Gets Her Toes

Merry Christmas!

Last weekend we finally got to go and visit Santa.  He was the best Santa we've ever seen because he was clearly the real deal!  He was wonderful and I can't believe after all these years I finally met the real Santa Claus. Eli asked for a Nintendo DS and Parker had fun taking a turn on Santa's lap.

Saturday night we had an ugly Christmas sweater party to go to at the Williams' house.  I couldn't find an ugly sweater for Parker, but I managed to find a pretty funny Mrs. Claus dress.  
Eli had his first Christmas program Monday night.  He sang his little heart out.  It seems like his first Christmas was yesterday.

Christmas 2004-Eli Robert

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bedlam 2008

We went to Stillwater for Thanksgiving this year and got a chance to see the bedlam football game.  (Courtesy of Trevor--thank you Trevor!)  We had a great time with Trevor and Tamara and can't wait to go back and visit them again.  We tailgated with the Richardsons and the Ashleys while we were there.  Both were great tailgates!  There's no better sport than football!  Boo OU!

Hangin' Out

Parker likes to hang out in Eli's room and watch him play.  He's so sweet to her.  I'm sure things will change when she gets bigger and gets into his things, but for now, they couldn't get along any better.  

Daddy's Girl

I recently took a trip to Chicago for the annual American Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference.  I was gone for four days--the longest I'd ever been away from Parker.  She became a major Daddy's girl while I was gone.

Six Months Old

Well Miss Parker Evelyn turned six months old on November 26th.  Her stats are as follows:

Weight: 19 lbs. 13 oz. (96th percentile)
Height: 28 inches (98th percentile)
Head: 44 cm (85th percentile)

She's a bit lighter than her brother at this age.  He was a whopping 22 lbs. at his six month check up.  She's just as tall as he was though.  Her head is a lot smaller than his--that boy still has a huge melon!  :)

Parker is starting to notice when we leave the room and she's not a fan.  Her two bottom teeth just poked through a few days ago.  She's growing up so fast.