Monday, December 28, 2009

Sick little girl...

So Parker's 1st Christmas wasn't as wonderful as we were hoping. On Christmas Eve she started running a temp, nothing serious but a little high. It probably didn't help that I had her out in the cold that afternoon doing some last minute shopping (should have listened to my mom). We gave her some tylenol and sent her off to bed. On Christmas Day we had so much to to do. We had breakfast & presents at my moms, lunch at Tanner's Nanas and then dinner at my dads. She was out all day, handled by so many people & around a lot of kids (some sick ones too) that by the time we got to my dads she was running a 102.2 temperature. I knew her pediatrician was very conservative but decided to call her anyways. She didn't seem to think anything of it. She said without any other symptoms that it was probably just part of the cold she has had for awhile. Once we got her home we gave her a cool bath, which brought it down some, and then put her to bed. When she woke the next morning she still was at 102 so we kept her inside all day Saturday & Sunday and finally she is back down to normal temps. I kept her home today as well to make sure she is 100% better before going to daycare. There is nothing worse than seeing your baby sick :( Eventhough she wasn't feeling her best she was a trooper and made out with tons of cute gifts, though I already had to box up all her new toys. We had a wonderful time seeing our families and friends & even got to share our last Christmas in this house with family. 2009 will be a year we will remember forever <3
The New Year is approaching & though I don't make New Year's resolutions I know this next year will be fun & exciting! We get to move into a new home, start new things & in a few days we get to celebrate our 3 year Anniversary!!! Our little girl is growing so fast & will turn 6 months in January. 2010 is already looking GOOD!
Happy New Year!



Once I get my camera back I will post some Christmas pictures!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tis the Season!

Saturday night Tanner & I went to look at Christmas lights while Parker slept. I love seeing the lights, especially the crazy one in Grassland...that has to be a year long project. We haven’t been by the Neely one yet, saving the best for Christmas! We also got to watch the video of Parker’s first few days, ahhh the memories already. I was so happy Tanner got everything on video but not happy he got me on video, ick! But I did get to see my sweet baby girl on her first day of life & that was special. She has changed so much already! She had some HAIR! That hair is slowly disappearing & lightening up. This Holiday Season has been kinda stressful with the move & my grandmother fell and broke her hip. She has been in the hospital over a week now & my momma is pretty down which makes me sad. We are praying for a fast recovery, strength & hope for my grandmother & my family.


I am very excited for Parker’s 1st Christmas & I think it’s precious that she can rip the paper off her presents (with a little help of course). She gets her arms a flappin & that paper comes right off! She has already gotten so many cute things from wonderful family & friends :)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Girls Christmas Party

This was the first year I got to attend The Girls Christmas Party & had too much fun! This was the 3rd year for some of the girls.We all brought a dish & got to eat a yummy dinner. We then played Partini, a game which was so much fun & quite embarassing! We also did a movie exchange. You were supposed to bring one of your favorite movies growing up. Well all the movies I had in mind I couldn't find at Wal-Mart (that's where I was at shopping for other gitfs). So I just bought one I enjoyed watching. I got Dirty Dancing which is definitely a FAV! I had so much fun with these girls, can't wait until the next Girl's Night!

love her!


Definitely made some memories ;)


The group


Fun girls!


Monday, December 14, 2009

5 Months!


Happy 5 Months to my little stinker :)





Thank you sweet Angel for bringing so much love into this family. We can’t contain our excitement being around you everyday. Your toothless grin is the most precious thing we have ever seen. You are a MIRACLE!
Parker is about 18 lbs of cuteness now! We don’t go to the pedi until next month so our weight measure will do for now :) We are still working on the tummy time. She actually stayed on her tummy tonight for 15 minutes without crying, that's a huge accomplishment for her! She will push up with her arms and pull her chest off the ground. She does really well at trying to sit up by herself. I can sit her on my lap and she can keep her body up for a few seconds before tipping over, I love when she starts learning new things – it’s pretty funny to watch her!


Less than 2 weeks until Christmas!!


We love you Parker Lea!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A few pics...

Here are a few photos from the past week! 

Her fingers stay planted in her mouth


Christmas outfit from Jennifer B


Finally getting the hang of "tummy time"


But she quickly remembered how much she hates it

This face is priceless


Not diggin the peas


Sleeping Beauty <3


Girls Night!!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Few Firsts ♥

This past weekend was a few of Parker’s Firsts! I guess we will be having a lot of these over the next 7 months (can’t believe she is about to be 5 months next week!). Thursday night I prayed & prayed for it to snow so I could “sleep in” with Parker. Well it snowed! But we didn’t do a lot of sleeping in. Parker has a bad cough so it usually wakes her up in the morning. She does fine all night until 6:30 or 7 & she’s waking herself coughing. And we have no clue how to get rid of it! So we just fill her up with Dimetapp & hope for the best :)

Sweet outfit from Aunt Cara, Uncle Landon & Cousin Laney



Back to Parker’s Firsts…SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! I didn’t get any pictures, I didn’t want her sickness to get any worse but I did get a few cute ones of the dogs playing in it. We got to spend the morning lounging around the house & I got a few boxes packed up including her room which was pretty sad. It was just the other day I was decorating her room & now it is bare! We had lunch with Landon, Cara & Laney & on the way home Parker fell asleep & took a 4 HOUR NAP! I kept going in to check on her because she hasn’t ever done this before. I am assuming it was the weather & her not feeling well because she then slept for 12 hours that night, 7:30 – 7:30!!

My sweet family


Saturday we got up & headed to the ConocoPhillips Kids Christmas Party. This was Parker’s 1st Christmas Party & 1st time to sit on Santa’s lap. She could care less about Santa but loved her some Mrs. Claus. She would just stare at her and smile but when it came to taking a picture those smiles weren’t anywhere to be found! Little snot :) That night Tanner & I went to the ConocoPhillips Adult Christmas Party at The Cuthbert Mansion. I am on the activities committee at work & this is one of my main activities I help with. I was swamped last week trying to get everything finished up for the party. Everything turned out beautiful & everyone seemed to have a great time. Seeing all your co-workers doing the cupid shuffle is quite funny but it was fun to see they have a “not so serious” side!

        Parker at her Christmas Party


Painting Parker a little jewelry box

Sunday Tanner left town for the day to go corner a fight in Austin so it was just me & Miss P. We went to church & then headed to a Holiday Open House with my good friend Ashley where I didn’t buy a thing but could have spent a large amount of money if I had it. Sunday night Parker & I got to hang out with my momma for a few hours & help her decorate her kitchen!

Girls Day!!


I am so over the cold weather already! I don’t wish for Summer but I do wish for at least 60 degree weather :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS
*From Our Family To Yours*





Thanks to Mallory Buck for making our precious Christmas cards :-)

My wish came true, I get to stay at home today with my little girl!!
It's actually starting to feel like the Holidays now.
Hope everyone enjoys the snow :-)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Sweet Potatos!

We started Parker on solids a couple weeks ago. We started with cereal, then ventured to carrots, now we are onto sweet potatos! Her first bite is always the best, her face is priceless!

This is what she thinks of sweet potatos! HA


I think I find solids a little more exciting that she does



She loves her ba-ba's though :)


We don't have a single decoration up on any wall in the house BUT we have our Christmas tree up! Looks kinda funny actually with everything else boxed up. My favorite part is wrapping the presents. With a little one I can't whip them out like a usually do but I did manage to wrap 4 last night!

Our Christmas Tree