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

-Ellen Goodman

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Splash Kingdom

We took Eli to a waterpark while we were in Texas.  Parker stayed back with Grandma and Grandpa because it was about 110 degrees!  Too hot for Miss P.  We had a great time and Eli wants to go back again next year.  

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fishing in Texas

We just got back from visiting Grandma and Grandpa in Texas.  Marshall caught this fish about an hour after we got there.  His biggest catch yet!  

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Camping Trips

So far this summer we've camped at Two Rivers, Botna Bend, Prairie Rose, and Mahoney.  Just a few pics of birthdays and camping.  I'm not doing the best job of keeping up with posts this summer.  Most of my days consist of chasing Miss Parker all over!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Eli and Parker!

Eli turned 5 years old on May 11th and Miss Parker turned 1 on May 26th.  Somehow I didn't get a picture of Eli's birthday cake this year.  It was a "Ben 10" cake and he loved it even though he didn't eat it.  Still not a fan of cake.  Parker didn't eat hers either so it must be in the genes.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Belated Easter

We had fun decorating Easter eggs this year.  They had a Marvel Dye Set that went over big at our house.  

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ten Months Old

Parker turned ten months old on March 26th.  I'm a little behind on the post.  She's in the high 90's percentile-wise for her height, weight, and head circumference.  Eating is probably one of her favorite activities.  She's no longer eating baby food and insists on feeding herself.  A very big girl indeed.  

No no and Kindergarten Round Up

Parker is definitely at that stage where she likes to investigate her surroundings.  Her favorites right now are buttons on the television and electrical outlets.  It's funny because when Eli was her size we only had to tell him 'no' once.  Parker will stop when we tell her no, but as soon as we turn our heads she immediately is right back there doing it again.  Eli is clearly the rule follower and little sis...not so much.  

We had Kindergarten Round Up last week.  Eli did a great job.  He is very excited to go to school!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cute Story

Parker loves to coo and babble at Eli whenever he's around.  Her little eyes just light up when she sees him.  The other day she was "talking" to him and he looked at me and said, "Mom, I wish I could speak her language so I knew what she was trying to tell me."  So cute.  

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I Like Puffs

Some video of Parker's new favorite activity.  Eating little fruit and vegetable puffs.  I think she'd sit there all day if I let her!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Eight Months Old

Miss Parker turned 8 months old on January 26th.  How time flies!  She has started clapping, shaking her head no-no, and has four teeth on the bottom.  So big!  
Her favorite activity is the Jumperoo--she goes nuts in that thing!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Courtesy of Eli

Eli got his own digital camera from Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas.  He took some pretty good picks while we were in Texas.
Dad and Eli in the four wheeler on our way out to see the wild hog caught in a trap
Eli getting the gate
Wild hog--yikes!
Snake--yikes again!

Grandma and Grandpa's dog Reba
Parker Evelyn

Seven Months Old

I've found myself falling behind a bit with the posts.  Maybe because Parker is becoming a lot more high maintenance than she used to be.  I suppose that goes along with being 7 months old.
She's become a bit of a diva at times--as is evidenced by the look on her face when we leave the room...