Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Parker's First Christmases

Christmas came and went in a whirlwind of ribbons and wrapping, cookies and cooking, and most importantly friends and family. Parker seemed to enjoy his first Christmas(es) and by the fourth get together and gift exchange he was a pro at smiling at relatives and eating ribbon.
Here are a few photos from our 2010 holiday extravaganza.

You have no idea how many dog treats and time it took to get this picture!

Parker (and Froggy) on Christmas morning

Parker hamming it up under our Christmas tree

2010 holiday photo

Parker's first picture with Santa

The cousins first Santa picture

Monday, December 13, 2010

This Post Was Brought to You by the Letter L

Parker's socks were starting to get too small, so I dug through a box and found some of Jack's old socks. Parker's new sock size...2T-3T! Awesome, my kid looks like the letter L! Brian's reaction: "When we bronze his first pair of shoes they are probably going to be a men's size 6."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Seven Months Old

Don't let this picture fool you he NEVER sits still! I only managed to take this picture because he was tired. Trying to change his diaper is like trying to diaper a bucking bronco and getting him dressed is like trying to put clothes on a greased pig! He is moments away from crawling, but currently gets around quite well by scooting on his knees and combat crawling. He is also starting to eat solid foods. His first food was applesauce. Next came squash which he loves, he practically launches himself out of the highchair trying to get the next bite. Parker hates peas, he ate a few bites, made a face the whole time, then gagged and threw up most of the peas. We are going to give carrots a try tomorrow.

Parker's First Christmas Tree

Last Sunday the three of us jumped in the truck and headed to Belfair to the tree farm. Brian and I were trying to beat last year's tree huntin' record (45 minutes)! We didn't quite beat our record this year (just over an hour), Parker was being super picky!

Note to self: ask Santa for a photographer to follow us around so we can have pictures of the three of us TOGETHER!

...and the result of our huntin' expedition. So far Ike and Turner haven't bothered the tree and really don't seem too interested in it, the only problem seems to be their wagging tails getting too close and sending ornaments flying.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


We were finally smart enough to have the camera ready when Parker spent some quality time with his great-grandparents

My Grandparents:

Great-Grandma Mary

This picture cracks me up-they have the same expression!

GG Carl & Mary

Brian's Grandparents:

Great-Grandma Marie

Great-Grandpa Claud