Friday, June 24, 2011


I've been avoiding writing this post for a few days now and still cannot bring myself to write much...My amazing Grandfather passed away on Wednesday.  We were born 2 days and quite a few years apart and as I sit here, an entire state away from my friends and most of my family, I can't think of a single bad memory I have of him.  I don't have enough kleenex to write more, but Grandpa know that I love you and you will be greatly missed by many, many people.

Design Flaw or Operator Error?

Dear Amana Refrigerator Design Team,

I have a few questions for you:
1.  Why, oh why, did you create a meat and cheese drawer the same size as the produce drawer and place it at the bottom of the refrigerator? 
2. Why does said drawer have only two settings: COLD (which appears to mean partially frozen) and COLDEST (which really means completely frozen)
3. Why are the pictograms of meat and cheese so tiny that they can barely be seen by the naked eye?
4. Did you know lettuce and cabbage are two vegetables that should not be frozen?

Amy Masten

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day

Yeah, yeah I know Father's Day was 2 days ago!  Better late than never!

Click here to see the gift Parker created for Brian  oh and be sure to click on the "full screen" option so you can read the text...Mom!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Surf's Up!

Yesterday, was a beautiful day so we headed to the local Aquatic Center.  At first, Parker was a little hesitant to get in the water, but by the end he was waist deep and trying to put his face under.  Oh, and I was totally "that mom" -camera around my neck and video camera in hand...I took 45 pictures and 15 minutes of video and we were only there for 45 minutes!  I honestly edited the video, but it is still almost seven minutes long.  If you get bored skip to the end when Parker gets brave and lets go of Brian's hand.

Tentative first steps

Not quite ready to leave the "shore"

Keeping one foot on dry land

What?  You want me to go out there?
Hold me Daddy!

Getting braver
 After about 30 minutes he was off and crawling around without any assistance...

 Checkout my sweet spashing action shots!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Almost Walkin’

P is still not walking entirely on his own, but getting closer everyday!

My Little Sous Chef

Instead of trying to prep and cook during Parker’s nap time I decided to have him assist me in the kitchen.

He has helped me twice, with mixed results…

First, we made some really yummy pumpkin spice cookies, but Parker was so appalled by the condition of the utensil drawer that he decided to motivate me to organize it. I did find a few things that needed to be tossed.

Our second culinary adventure was making chicken pot pies. Parker thought chopping vegetables was boring so he pulled a frying pan out of the cupboard and created his own carnival ride.

Yes Ladies, I Do My Own Stunts!

Mullet No Mo’

Parker is finally retiring his “business in the front party in the back” look. I bought some clippers and using some teamwork Brian and I gave him a good trim.




We buy frozen blueberries to feed Parker’s blueberry addiction, this brand appears to be particularly juicy.  I made blueberry pancakes with them and the batter turned a deep shade of purple.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Word Count - 3

First word:    Dada
Second word:    Mama
Third word:    Ike

At least Brian and I rank above the dog!