Thursday, May 31, 2012

Husbands say the darndest things

Last Monday I was a train wreck! Parker headbutted me and gave me a fat lip. Then I smashed my toe, and for my grand finale; I kicked up a rock with the lawnmower and it hit squarely in my left eye (fine now, but was blurry for about a day). That night, when I told Brian about my day, he told me I was the toughest woman he knew! Then said if I worked for him, he would have to find a way to fire me because I was such a liability. When I told him I had also worked on the vegetable garden, but skipped sewing because my eye was blurry he told me I was exactly like Laura Ingalls. Thanks, I think...

Then, A few days ago I told Brian we; joined a co-op, reactivated our CSA account, and reminded him that I was going to the Mother Earth News Fair on Saturday. He said okay, then asked if I still owned razors and planned to keep shaving!

Back off ladies, this smooth talker is taken!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A is for Ansel Adams

We have a Ansel Adams print hanging above the couch.  A few weeks ago Parker was standing on the couch (Mom calm down I was sitting right next to him) with a paintbrush, "painting" the picture and chanting, "a-a-a-a-a!" I realized he was tapping one of the A's in the name Ansel Adams.  I asked him to point to the letter A again just to be sure and he pointed to the S, so I figured he was still talking about the apple (he says a or app) we had shared earlier. 
Then yesterday, he started pointing again and chanting, "a-a-a-a-a!" This time, he pointed to all 3 A's every time I asked him to find the letter A.
One down, 25 letters to go!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

All by myself

Last week, Parker grabbed a cup and wanted some water. I told him he could play with the cup, but I wasn't going to put any water in it. Usually he would throw a tantrum and then play with something else. A few minutes later I realized he had been in the kitchen for a while. This is what I found when I checked on him...

He pull one of his chairs over to the sink

Luckily he can't reach the handle

Pweez, can I have some water?

Pwity, pweez?

I asked him to smile for the camera

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Can You Hear Me Now?

Trying to understand a toddler is like trying to talk to someone with bad cell reception.

Parker: Mam--dis--booook--up 

Me: You want to sit on my lap and read a book?

Parker: Yeah!

Me: Can you say yes please?

Parker: Yesh

Me: Okay so say yes please

Parker: Meez!

Me: Can you say yes please?

Parker: Meez!!!! (shouts, throws the book at me and tries to climb up in my lap)

Friday, May 25, 2012

So Sleepy

In the last few weeks, Parker has started waking up much, much earlier.  I usually bring him into bed with me, turn on channel 9, and he happily watches cartoons while I go back to sleep.  I must be pushing the sleeping in thing a little too far. Yesterday, he pointed at the hallway and started to climb off the bed.  I drowsily told him we would get up after Elmo's World.  He grabbed the remote and turned off the TV and stomped down the hallway!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Trying out some of his new toys

Fixing up his house

Putting the hammer back in his tool belt

Here Mom, you can help

New tool bench

Motorized front-loader

Grandpa & Grandma M. gave Parker a "dress me" doll. 
Parker decided he wanted to try on the clothes. Notice the shoes?

Half dressed doll, half dressed toddler.
The blue thing on his head is the doll's hooded sweatshirt

He got really made when I took the shoes off to change his diaper

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We had great weather for the party and hung out in the backyard the entire time.
I could have left the house a total mess and no one would have noticed!

The adorable Lawson
We couldn't keep Josie and Parker out of the pool.

These two are going to be thick as thieves and double trouble!

Josie showing off her dance moves and entertaining the crowd

Jack and Josie playing chase. 
I have no idea how I managed to only take pictures of the back of Josie's head!

Matching smiles

All smiles, these two must be related!

Four! A proper golf set from Grandpa Dave & Grandma Vicki.

The cake! I managed to get Parker to try some frosting, then he completely ignored the cake and ate raspberries.  Someone must have convinced him to eat some cake because the next day he stole bite after bite from my plate.

Blowing out the candles

Monday, May 14, 2012


Last summer, Parker was pretty timid when it came to playing in water.  He would hold our hands and need help getting in and out of his little kiddie pool, he didn't like the water to be very deep and would usually lose interest after about 15 minutes.  What a difference a year makes! I didn't have time to take his clothes and diaper off before he literally, dove head first into the water! He kept rolling around, kicking and splashing like he was trying to swim.

Practicing his backstroke

Notice the potty chair in the background? Wishful thinking! After I took his clothes off he peed in the pool.Then while my back was turned, he pooped in the grass, managed to get poop on both of his shoes and roll his wagon through it.
But it gets worse...............lets just say the dogs hope he plays without a diaper more often!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Man I love this kid

Two cute stories from tonight:

30 minutes before bed Parker got the hiccups.  We tried drinking water but that didn't work, so we got ready for bed as usual.  I was rocking Parker and after awhile I realized his hiccups were gone.  A few minutes later he sat up grinning, threw his hands in the air and yelled, "All done!"

Every night when I lay Parker in his crib, I tuck him under his blanket and give him a kiss goodnight.  After I kissed him tonight, he popped his head up and handed me his doll.  I gave the doll a kiss and handed it back to him.  I couldn't tell in the dark, but I'm pretty sure he rolled his eyes. Then he tucked his doll in under his blanket and drifted off to sleep.