Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mommy's Law

Mommy's Law:  Murphy's Law involving children

Personal Examples:

Parker figuring out he can slide along the hardwood floor on his belly, right after the dogs run inside with muddy paws.

Discovering Parker pooped 2.5 seconds after...A) I put him in a fresh diaper.  B) finish giving him a bath. C) started washing a load of dirty diapers, which means the latest stink bomb sits at the bottom of the diaper pail for a day and a half.

The day before getting professional pictures taken, Parker falls and has a black eye and fat lip.

Warning do not finish reading this post if you are about to eat...

And last night--Brian and I were getting ready for bed, and one of us casually mentions that Parker seems to be over his cold and isn't sick any more.  2 hours later Parker puked spaghetti and hog dog all over my shirt and his crib.  After 4 hours of barfing it is safe to say... the three of us may never eat a hot dog again, and I'm pretty sure nobody is going to finish the leftover spaghetti in the fridge.  Parker has kept breakfast and a small snack down, but doesn't want to do anything other than sit on the couch and snuggle.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cabin Fever?

After Being cooped up in the house for 2+ weeks, due to sickness and the snow.  I realized I haven't had enough adult contact/conversation when I referred to Parker's nap time as my break time and informed the dogs that "Mommy will be back in a minute, she has to go pee-pee in the potty."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Super P!

Introducing Super P, a 21st Century superhero!

He cooks, he cleans...

he even does laundry!

Yes ladies, he is single!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Parent Humor

Parker alternates between stalker, H is for hell, and jazz hands.  His version of jazz hands is trying to find our nostrils and ears so he can shove his fingers in them.  Do they make anything wider than a king-size?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snowmageddon 2012

We accumulated 6.5 inches of snow at our house. 
Here are some pictures of the family playing in the snow.
Ike getting a closer look at the snow

Mom, my nose is kinda cold

Wrestling happens in any type of weather

Chase is lots of fun in the snow too

We took Parker for a quick walk to the mailbox

Don't let the smile fool you he HATES riding in his sled,
but Brian and I enjoyed a few runs down the driveway!

Brian built Parker a snowman...his lower
half is now yellow and the dogs ate his nose.

Parker staying warm and watching Brian play with
 the dogs and build the snowman

Brian trying to get the dogs to pose next to the snowman

Brian had a snowball fight with the dogs and
wanted to make sure Parker wasn't left out!

Playing in the snow is hard work!

The Worry of Love

   It's 2 AM and I can't sleep. You would think after almost a week of sleepless nights I would be too exhausted to stay awake. But yet again, I found myself laying next to Parker listening to him breathe and questioning every wheeze, crackle, and sniffle I hear.  

   How can something so small make you worry so much? He had coughing attack, woke up, snuggled up against Brian and instantly fell back asleep. He leaned against me and slept through his breathing treatment.  Eye closed, mask on, as the machine loudly pumped and gurgled.

   How do kids do that? How do they smile and sleep through the things we put them through? The things we ask them to do. Things we tell them to do. Simply because we promise "it will make you feel better." 

Love and trust is an amazing thing.

Being a parent is insanely exhausting and amazingly rewarding at the same time.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weezy McGee

 Apparently, 15 1/2 months of breastfeeding did nothing to boost Parker's delicate immune system!  Saturday we took a trip to the peds office for Croup, Sunday morning we headed to Urgent Care for an ear infection, and today was another trip to the peds office because he was wheezing and making crackling sounds when he breathed.  I asked the receptionist if they had punch cards or a frequent flier program, but no such luck!  The latest diagnosis is the Croup has developed into Stridor, which requires a nebulizer to help open his airways.  So three times a day he gets to "play" with his firetruck nebulizer -it actually rolls and has a ladder that moves up and down- and he breathes into a mask that looks like a fish.  At this rate he may not get to play in the snow again until next year!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Snowball Fight!

Parker had a rough weekend.  Emergency doctor's appointment on Saturday for Croup and a trip to urgent care on Sunday for an ear infection.  I was pretty bummed that he was sick and going to miss out on the first snow of the year, but Sunday afternoon he had a little bit of energy so we decided to head outside for a few minutes.  Mom, calm down...technically moist, cold air is good for Croup and we only stayed outside for 10 minutes.  As you can see, Parker made the most of those 10 minutes!

Brian showed Parker how to scoop up snow in his mitten

Ike checking out a mitten full of snow

Parker letting Ike get a closer look

Winding up for the pitch...

Direct hit!

Ike's not quite sure what just happened

But Parker is pretty proud of himself

Reloaded and ready for the next victim

Heading toward Turner

Aim and fire!

Surprise retaliation

Whatcha doin down there?

But Dad, he started it!

Parker's first snowball fight wasn't exactly a success

But Parker and Turner made up

And everybody was happy again!

Friday, January 13, 2012

So Pretty!

I think Parker needs to start watching Brian get ready in the morning. He has been grabbing my hair straightener and curling iron to "do" his hair, and this morning he picked up my tweezers and tried to pluck his eyebrows!


Brian and I are constantly reminding Parker to "use your words."  He must be listening because I spent 5 minutes in the bathroom with Parker banging on the door yelling, "Mama all done, mama all done!"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Best commercial ever...

Husband: "Want some egg nog hun?" 
Wife: "No thanks, I'm drinking Crystal Light." 
Husband: "Why, you love egg nog?" 
Wife: "Because I have thighs, John."

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas: A Weekend in Pictures

So let me get this straight...
I can't touch any of these ornaments?

What about that one way up there?

The cousins on Christmas morning

Thomas the Train...thankfully it has an off button!

Ladybug Trunki: suitcase you can ride

Super P opening his wagon

Two brothers and their sons 

Jack & Parker enjoying the new wagon

Chef Parker in his new kitchen. 

Chef Parker in his new apron

Pure talent: riding a Trunki while cooking