Thursday, December 27, 2012

Parker bright and early...

She is like this from 7:30 in the morning until 8:00 when she goes to bed! please tell me all of your children are like this!!....

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Jesus!

ConocoPhillips Christmas party


handsome boys

We let Parker open one present early since mommy & daddy were opening their presents early.




The whole group

bahaha..we made them all open their presents one at a time. Last year is was complete chaos so this time we knew whose presents were whose and who they were from...

Kids didn't like our idea too much ;)

Dogsitting Molly..she loves Liam

Parker needed her picture with Coop

Presents at Papa'! I think this was her favorite gift!

Her loot

She started right away

brothers turn

Christmas morning! 
She received the dress she is wearing 2 days before from our friend Michael and his gf. Parker loves Michael so she loves this dress and asked for it as soon as she woke up this morning :)

He just loved eating the paper...poor baby is teething BAD!!

Daddy bought Parker her first charm bracelet with a bible charm!

Candyland! I love this game too ;)

More barbie clothes! Her poor barbies are naked so we always tell her they need clothes. So now they she has received some she has been telling everyone "now my barbies won't be nakey!!"

ahhh...this sweet handsome drooling thing is beyond precious!! So happy to have him here with us this Christmas!

Mommies twinkie

We finished off our Christmas festivities tonight with a cake & singing for Jesus' birthday!

Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

...Countdown to Christmas

I am definitely enjoying all the festivities, this time of year brings, much more than last year. I was nervous that even the site of my Christmas tree would send me to the toilet haha. Thankfully it doesn't because I love the Christmas tree lit up in the evenings.

We did start the Elf on the Shelf. We did it some last year but this sick momma never moved poor Patch and Parker was too young to understand at all. This year Tanner & I have tried to be more creative but sometimes you just have to hang him from something haha. I am running out of ideas!! And when I do think of a good one I can't do it because we will need to use that space or thing and can't touch the silly thing...I don't like that rule about it...I think I might omit that rule :)
So far he has invaded Parkers stickers and covered his body in them, drank her sprite in the fridge, wrote Parker a sweet message on the computer, gotten into Parkers candy jar, hung from the ceiling fan as well as any other object in the house he can hang from, took a bath with Barbie, etc.

On December 1st we started our Meaningful Christmas family devotional. I went to a party last year where we all made the ornaments pre party and then exchanged them and received a book at the party. Again, I was so sick that I didn't get to share the wonderful ornaments and book with Parker. Some of the ideas are hard to grasp but she looks forward to a new ornament each night and I love teaching her new thoughts about Christmas. My parents didn't teach me the real meaning behind Christmas when I was little. Nothing against my parents..they were amazing parents and we were blessed every Christmas and everday but I didn't learn about Jesus. I want Parker to know about Jesus and that he was born just like the rest of us and that we are celebrating his birthday! So we bought cake mix and icing and I'm hoping by having a party for him and singing Happy Birthday (her favorite) on Christmas will help her "get it".
The book
 Some of our ornaments!

Last Saturday we went to our Children's Christmas Party with our work. Parker was so excited to see Santa and then as we stood in line to see him she freaked!!! But she agreed to sit with Mrs. Clause while brother sat with Santa. I am waiting to see the pics from the photographer! 
That evening we went to the Christmas Parade downtown...Parker, Laney & Kip loved it!! Liam was fast asleep until he heard the big sirens and there went his siren ;) He stayed awake the rest of the time and watched the lights. Even the weather was perfect outside!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Stationery card
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5 Months

My sweet little boy turned 5 months this past Monday. I am a slacker and didn't get his 5 month picture taken yet...mainly because he got sick, then daddy, then Parker then me and I am just now feeling normal. Whew! We just all had this yucky stomach bug 2 months ago and it came back :( The joys of kids in daycare!
Back to my big boy! I took him into the dr on Tuesday since he had a yucky cough & vomit. Luckily it was nothing serious and his dr said he will be good to go after a little medicine for his cough. Well two days later it is still here but he is much happier. When we went in they weighed him because of the vomit and he weighed in at 19.4 so still gaining weight :)
Last week he decided he would pass on the rolling thing and try to sit up. He can now go minutes before tumbling over. He loves his mommy, daddy and sister and his face shows it when he sees us. He just lights up the room with his big smile. I can't get enough of this sweet guy! Hopefully I can get a 5 month picture before it's time for his 6 month.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Family Pictures

 Kristyn (Kristyn Rose Photography) photographed my good friend Ashley's wedding a couple months ago and I LOVE they way she works with the outside lighting.  I wanted to give her a shot & she blew me away! We literally showed up and it was crazy windy and I didn't plan well with my 4 month old. He was beyond ready for a nap so I knew it had to be quick. I asked her to just start shooting since we had to move fast. We were seriously back in the truck and leaving within 15 minutes!! WOW!! She was awesome!!
Look at the great shots she got in that amount of time + wind + fussy 4 month old.

My sweet family....

Loves taking pictures

I think they look alike!

My favorite little guy

Love this little girl

They definitely favor eachother :)

And daddy knows all the fun stuff

I love doing life with my best friend..

I could eat this chunky face up

My world!

Blessed with this sweet family of mine   :)