Thursday, May 20, 2010

18 Months!


Parker is now a year and a half old! How times flies! He is a well rounded 27lbs and 31.75" tall. His vocabulary blossoms more and more everyday as well as his personality. The nurse that administered his last shots, until Kindergarten, even read him a book to ease his tears! That was a first. At this point Parker loves his "bee bee" (blanket) and any book! I can start to recite one of two favorites and he can dig the correct one out of a pile of books. He knows where is eyes, nose, ears, mouth, head, toes, and elbow are located! He is also on fire with his animal sounds; dog, cat, cow, monkey, elephant, and sheep. I cannot even imagine the growth that will take place in the next 6 months. I suppose we are headed towards the terrible twos!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spring is Here!


We took Parker to the Brandon Loyalty Day parade yesterday. We walked from our house down to the parade route and he loved it! He was so intrigued by all the noise and action and eventually start waving back and saying hi to the people walking the route. He sat quiet most of the time just watching every detail of the parade. We went last year, but I could tell he was way more interested this time around. It's also has me in gear for summer!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mini Rasta

I really have no words here... lmao
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

I'm huntin wabbits!


Parker went to his first Easter egg hunt this morning! He came home with lots of candy and a few other odds and ends. He was in the 2 and under group, but those other parents sure were aggressive! I think the whole thing lasted about 3 minutes. The eggs had prizes and all the candy was tossed into the field. He is not quite old enough to really enjoy the candy, but I sneaked him a lick or two of a sucker. Oh, he had no desire to have his picture taken with the Easter Bunny... you could imagine :) However, he did discover a love for squeezing and throwing sand and dirt; a true boy if you ask me.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"bees! bees! bees!"


We have been teaching Parker sign language along with teaching him words. We do it in hopes of him communicating a little better as he learns how to talk. At this point, he has learned to sign 'more' 'please' ' eat' and 'thank you.' His verbals to those are "mo" "bees" "ea" and "tay." He is so adorable and has them figured out so well! He knows so many words now and is learning them on a daily basis. Some of the more interesting translations are "zzzzhhoe" for shoe, "dow" for window, "wa" for walk, "bay" for belly, and "ya you" for love you!! What a sponge he has become in the last couple months! Ask Grandma Sharon, if you hang out with Parker long enough he just might teach YOU something :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Piano Man

Parker was making his own music today. He had it figured out, even looking at mama for reassurance of a job well done! If you noticed he had a few position changes to get comfortable. Then he had to taste it and then fix it. We may just have our own Piano Man on our hands... or taste tester... or mechanic.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Everything is irie!


It's been awhile since I posted last, but we were planning and getting ready for our trip to Jamaica! Parker, unfortunately, did not go on this trip. He stayed with Grandma Sharon and Grandpa Bob for that week! While Mama and Daddy were enjoying a much needed vacation, Parker was ruling the roost and telling the grandparents what to do. Grandma had a lot of preparing to do; safety locks on the cupboards, gates around the TV, safety handle on the door knob to the stairs, put up the plants, closed all the doors, etc. The report I got, once we got back to the States, was great! Parker slept, ate, played, and behaved well. I couldn't ask more of a 15 month old than that! Parker gave Grandma and Grandpa lots of memories to keep. We made a few of our own in Jamaica; snorkeling, tubing, a boat party, zip line, and climbing a waterfall. All in all, I would say vacation #1 away from Parker was a success! However, he was missed in an indescribable way and may have involved shedding a few tears ;)