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Friday, June 12, 2009

Family time and Friends

(All BOY and creative!)

(Catch Dad!)

Parker and Mike have really been bonding with the "basketball" these past few weeks! According to Parker, Basketball is pronounced "Baket-ball!" Here are some photos to show how fun it is to play with Daddy, after he gets home from work! (OH-if it is a ball it is automatically called a "Baket-ball") Notice the football in the photo -He actually is working on saying "football" but it comes out more with a big head shake and "t-ball"! Mike has been coming home earlier then his 7:00 / 7:30 usual ,to take advantage of summer days. I have been trying to have dinner ready for all 3 of us by 6 . We LOVE eating on the patio and enjoying the family time! Parker is so happy when he sees daddy come home ~he is totally a Daddy's boy!

On Monday, Parker and I went to TN to visit Joy & Trey. David was headed out on a rafting trip with a friend. So, that allowed some great one-on-one time for Joy and Me! (And of course we allowed a ton of play time for the boys!) We took them to the local mall and let them run around the in-door play zone! (It was perfect!) Parker was worn out by the end of the week! Yesterday, he took a 4 & 1/2 hour nap! I was getting worried for a while -but then I realized his napping and sleeping were ALL off at the beginning of the week! I was thrilled to get some projects done!
Wednesday, we went over to Kayleigh's and hung out with her and her new baby sister, Caroline! Parker checked out Caroline for a few minutes but then got right to business (toys that is!) Parker and Kayleigh love each other so much and had fun playing in her backyard with her little pool and summer toys! Tonight we get to watch Kayleigh and Caroline so her mommy and daddy can have a date for their upcoming anniversary! So happy to help out and allow them FREE childcare!

Tomorrow we have another birthday party to go to-and it is a Firetruck theme! I think Parker will LOVE this. Following the birthday party (Parker will get his nap). Then we are off to the neighborhood pool party! Always a fun time and never a dull moment with Mike's presence in the crowd! LOL ~We may not have family in town-but our friends (who often treat us like family) sure keep us busy and on the go! :)

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Kicking off the Summer

Last week, Parker and I went to an in-door play place called Jump-Its! (We were suppose to be at Noah and Sailor's house swimming. But, the rain changed those plans for us!) So, we met Noah, Sailor and Sweet little Charlotte and Marlee at Jump-Its! It ended up being a great plan B. We mommies sure got a work out too! I was convinced that I did not need to go to the Y that day, since I was chasing my 21 month old around. Aunt Sam, really got a BIG work out-she took the kids up and down the slides and I took photos! Thanks,Aunt Sam! A funny moment of the day was when, Parker was really thirsty and could only reach mommies 7-Up! So he got a nice shower when he reached for it off the table...LOL!

(Sizing up each other!!?? Hmm-who is taller?)

Saturday, I had a baby shower to attend for a MOP's friend! (Forgot my camera, can you believe it?) However, I loved being out to celebrate with some of my MOP's friends, and Shannon(as she gets ready for Baby #4) ~She is a role-model to me! Following the baby shower, Mike, Parker and I had a 1st Birthday Party to go to for, Luke! It was so much fun to watch Luke dig in and eat his first cake! He sure is a boy after his momm'y own heart (he LOVES his sweets!) Congratulations to Todd and Shawna too, on making it through the first year!

(Luke sitting in his new wagon that Parker and Marlee got him for his birthday!)

Tomorrow, Parker and I are leaving for TN! David, Joy and Trey are in from AZ visiting his family. So, of course we have to take advantage of a visit while they are on this side of the country! It's always fun to see the boys together! Praying that Parker travels well for the 3 hours trip! I usually time it with his naps (finger's crossed he gets a good 2 hour nap.) We will be back Tuesday night (just in time for me to play Bunko in the neighborhood!) Trying not to miss a beat here! I will be crashing by the weekend-I am sure!
Wednesday, we are headed over to Kayleigh's house to finally play! It will be fun to see Parker explore baby Caroline. He has only seen her once (and it was for a brief minute.) I will let you know what he thinks!
As you can see, we are staying busy and so happy Summer is here!