Friday, November 27, 2009

1st Thanksgiving!

We had such a great time this year celebrating Parker's 1st Thanksgiving. When your parents are split  up it makes Holidays a little more "busy" but we always have such a fun time with all our families. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

1st Thanksgiving!



So thankful for our precious, healthy daughter


Sweet Laneybug :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

First Tooth?

During all of this house stuff our sweet baby girl who never cries or fusses has now taken that on. We can't figure out if she is teething or maybe getting sick. For the past few days she has been been very fussy & needy. Some people say this is normal but definitely not normal for Parker. She has a tooth that has been right there on the surface since she was born so we think it might be trying to make it's appearance. She has been drooling a lot more and puts everything is her mouth. I have been putting these little rings in her hands so they are light to lift and she can stick them in her mouth. It's TOO SOON to be teething! I want her to stay a little baby :( Though new things are fun they can be just as sad because you know she is growing up...ahhhh! Or she could be getting sick but really isn't showing any other signs other than being fussy. Hopefully we will find out soon if it is a little tooth :)

Parkers silly faces crack me up


she loves playing with her tongue!


This past weekend we got to go visit my brother & sister in law and Parker got to see Laneybug, her cousin. When she gets a little older these 2 girls are going to have so much fun playing together & spending the night with each other, ah fun times!



New Beginnings

It has been a crazy week & I don't see it slowing down anytime soon...for at least a couple months anyways. Last week we sold our house which left us on the hunt for a new one. The price range we were searching in is very hot right now so we knew as soon as we found one we liked we had to put a contract on it right then. We did put a contract on one but didn't end up getting it, it sold within the first day with someone offering more than the asking price...um no thanks! The next day our realtor called about a new one that just listed...we went to see it and knew immediately it was for us! We put a contract on it that day and they accepted it the next. We are so excited about this house. The best thing about it is I don't have to paint a SINGLE WALL...you don't understand how much this excites me! The couple that lives there now is young so she decorated exactly how I do so it's perfect! It also has a front yard & back yard...this was a main concern at our current house. I know I loved playing outside when I was young so I knew Parker would want the same thing and a yard we didn't have.
So the next thing we had to worry about are the inspections for both houses. We got the inspection report back on our current house yesterday and surprisingly there were just a couple minor things that needed to be fixed but nothing major, hallelujah!! We go today to the new house for it's inspection...I'm praying that it goes as smooth as ours went. This process seems much more difficult now that we are dealing with selling & buying at the same time. It was much easier just buying the last time. God knows his timing for us & exactly where He wants us to be & He is pointing us in that direction. We couldn't have done any of this without the faith we have in our awesome God!

 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understandings; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SOLD

Our house is finally under CONTRACT! So technically it’s not sold yet…the buyer still has time to back out and something could go wrong with inspection but we are keeping faith that it goes smoothly. I couldn’t be more thrilled! Cheaper house payment sounds oh so nice! I have been praying for this day since February. Last time it was on the market for about 5 months with no bites. We were expecting this time around to be even longer considering the Holidays are coming up but it sold within a month so we are stoked. We are also a little stressed about everything that needs to be done & fixed, looking for a new home as well as getting our current house ready for our Thanksgiving dinner with the family and Christmas shopping…geeeez! We have found a couple houses we like but of course they have gone under contract. We went to look at one last night and love it so we are thinking about putting a contract on it today,,,crossing our fingers it hasn’t gone under contract yet because it is a precious house. The best part about it is there are no updates to be done!! If you know how much we had to do to our current home then you know how excited this makes us. We are praying for a smooth transition from the house we are currently in to our new home, wherever that may be!

Meanwhile, I have been debating on getting Parker’s ears pierced. My mom has always told me to do it really young, that’s when she did ours so it’s a quick cry and it’s over. I forgot to ask my pedi on Monday but I have heard from a lot of people they only need their 2 sets of shots and she has that & surprisingly Tanner agreed! So I think that will be on our BUSY, CRAZY, HECTIC agenda this week!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy 4 Months!



My little precious angel turned 4 months this past weekend! And what better way to spend it; having a whole weekend of alone time with her daddy :)
These 4 months have been nothing but a sweet blessing and great joy. Parker is already learning so much & it’s amazing to get to be with her everyday learning new things with her. The little things that excite her just make you smile.




We took her to the doctor today…these were her results:
Weight: 14.6 (60%)
Height: 23 in (25%)
She also got more shots today, I have never seen her cry so much & so hard!


She is fast asleep now & I am sure she will be the rest of the afternoon.

At 4 Months:
~ Eating about 35 ounces a day...Dr Reese said we can start on cereal & solids!!
~ Sleeping through the night
~ Fully sitting up in her bumbo & now able to sit in her jumper
~ Has found her VOICE...opening her mouth as wide as possible and pretty much yelling and then she giggles at herself :)
~ Swatting at things in front of her & tries to grab them
~ Has found her hands…they can MOVE :)
~ Smiling at everyone she sees!
~ Wearing 3-6 month clothing except for pants…she can still fit into 0-3 month...little shorty
~ ROLLING from her back to her belly!!
~ Looking more like me but is definitely a daddy’s girl!
~ No longer uses a pacifier which is quite alright with me…one less thing we will have to break her of.
~ Only taking about 2 naps during the day!

I know it seems crazy to make such a big deal out of each month’s birthday for their first year but she changes so much in one month!
Happy 4 Months Sweet Parker, we love you!



God in heaven hear my prayer,
keep me in thy loving care.

Be my guide in all I do,

Bless all those who love me too.

Amen

DALLAS

Mom & I headed to Dallas this weekend for my moms best friends sons wedding! And of course for some shopping and mother daughter time which we don’t get as often now ;-) We only ended up making it to one shopping center…all the stores were fabulous so it took us all day. I was in love with the Sam Moon Home D├ęcor Store; I got lots of cute Christmas decorations!! I also pretty much finished up our Christmas shopping except for a few things that I have to order online. We are going to head to Lubbock this weekend for Holiday Happening!
While we were in Dallas we got to have lunch with my friend from highschool, Steph, at Jakes which had yummy friend pickles!
The wedding was gorgeous and the best part was the Texas Country Band!
Though it was a great weekend I was very anxious to get home to my husband & daughter. Mom and I were welcomed home with lots of sweet smiles from Parker!

Pappasitos for Rehearsal Dinner


Tanner had a great weekend just him & Parker. Tanner loves the UFC and really enjoys watching the fights. There was a fight on Saturday night so he dressed up Parker for the event. Tanner bought this onesie for her at a UFC fight in Dallas a couple months ago. Funny Daddy ;)

Parker's "fight face"


This afternoon I have to take Miss P to her 4 month dr apt along with more shots. Then I am taking the afternoon off with her since she won’t be feeling the greatest.

Hope you all had a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

There is no commandment greater than these :)

I received this in an email this morning & enjoyed reading it over & over so I thought I would share :)

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30 & 31


As mankind we don't have a problem loving ourselves, we have a problem loving others as much as we love ourselves. Our sin nature causes us to love ourselves, it is the born again part of us that causes us to love others. That involves self sacrifice.

Marriage needs to be the most self denying thing to prosper. We must consciously put our spouse ahead of ourselves. We must constantly seek what is best for the relationship not ourselves. We must surrender to Jesus. We cannot do it by ourselves, but under HIS covering we can. And when we do, it is the greatest light to the world.

A successful marriage is a light the world is looking for. It is a picture of THE bride and bridegroom. You want to see the world saved? Love your husband.

Blessings, Penny

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jumper!

Parker got this Jumper from my Granny before she was born. Parker is just now old enough to use it so Tanner put it together last night for her. Her feet barely touch the ground and she is not quite sure what to do in it but we got some funny faces from her :)

This face made us laugh


Not quite sure what she is supposed to do

Rocket with Daddy

Parker adores her daddy! She especially loves rocket that they do together! This is an everyday thing after work at our house.

Getting ready for liftoff!


In flight & loving it....


Mission SUCCESS!!


More flights


It gets her everytime :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weekends go by way too fast...

What a fun weekend we had! We didn’t have much planned but seemed to find things to fill up each day. Saturday was Jenna’s baby shower…her little boy is due in January. He is going to be one spoiled little baby, Jenna got so many fun things at the shower. Jenna looks so beautiful pregnant! I can’t wait to meet baby Jensen :)







After the shower I went with Tanners dad’s gf to Merry Market. Let’s just say large crowds+stroller =not so much fun! Tanner had kept Parker that morning while I was busy at the shower so I took miss P to merry market to give daddy some time to himself. Parker was so good; she was awake the whole time and didn’t make a peep. But I couldn’t get into any of the booths because of the stroller and there were so many people there that I couldn’t stay in one spot very long without being in someone’s way. I did get to buy a couple gifts though. My mom & I are going on a girl’s trip this weekend to Dallas without hubby or baby so I will be able to shop my little heart out!

Sunday I helped paint my mom’s kitchen, I swore I wouldn’t paint again but she needed help so I gave in. We had our first Open House, this time around anyways. It went fairly good. We had about 5 parties come through. One lady was the original owner of the house and one lady said it was her favorite but had a couple more to look at. At this point we are just going with the flow…we know it will sell when God is ready. Last night we cooked for Tanner’s dad and Becky (his gf) and they got to spend a lot of time with Parker :) So our nothing planned, easy weekend turned into a very busy weekend!!


I have a root canal tomorrow which I am actually looking forward too. I have been having major problems with this one tooth since before I was pregnant so I am ready to get that sucker out!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Don't Spoil Them Rotten!

Parenting with Love & Logic!

Tips for Raising Kids Who Love You More Than Your Money

Remember that struggle builds self-esteem.
Requiring our kids to earn some of the things they want is one of the greatest gifts we can give them.

Set limits by saying "yes" instead of "no."
Saying, "Yes, you may have those sneakers if you pay for half of them" is far more effective than, "I am not buying those for you! Do you think that money grows on trees?"

Show them that arguing and manipulation don't work.
Experiment with calmly repeating, "I love you too much to argue" regardless of what they say. They'll be madder in the short-term yet happier in the long-term.

Expect them to do chores without being paid.
Experiment with saying, "I'll be happy to ______________ when your chores are done."

Let them see you say "no" to yourself.
When our kids see us resisting the urge to buy everything we want, they are far more likely to develop humility and responsibility.

After learning about Love and Logic, one couple commented, "When we were kids, nobody in our community had designer clothes, sports cars, or cell phones. It was a lot easier to be a kid and to be a parent. Your book gave us the courage to do what we already knew was right. Now our kids have the most old-fashioned parents on the block!"

Thanks for reading!
Dr. Charles Fay

I am so excited for a weekend with nothing planned besides our Open House on Sunday! More time to spend with my precious family. Hope you all have a Great Weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Getting Big...


Watching Mommy & Daddy cook...well really Daddy :)



Hanging out with the family



Learning to ROLL OVER!




Sweet Cousins!

Mallory Buck took these sweet pictures, she is so amazing! Check out her site!

Laney (17 months) & Parker (3 months)



MY FAVORITE!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A few pictures from Halloween night...



Daddy & his monster


Mommy & her monster


Party Pooper


Neighbor girls...Adrianna & Nikki


Another neighbor girl, Colette....Parker was DONE!


We had a great Halloween night! We started out at some friends house where we ate yummy food & got to hang out with some great friends - Parker slept the entire time! Afterwards we headed to Tanner's cousins house and got to watch some kids hit a pumpkin pinata...pretty amusing! We were supposed to head to Ben & Jenna's afterwards for another party but we were pooped and so was our little pink monster. As we were pulling up to our house we saw all the neighbor girls so we let them all hold Parker twice and then finally got her home :) Can't wait for next year when Parker will get to go trick or treating!