Friday, September 19, 2014

Parker is six months old!!

Seriously. I do not know how this is possible.


He turned six months old on the 16th!! This boy is just such a delight! He is so over the top smiley, so funny, so loud, so goofy and so so so loves to be included in everything we are doing. He adores his big brother and his brother adores him. Love that they are still such buddies!! He gets extra happy when Jon gets home from work and kicks and kicks until Jon picks him up. But he's still a MAJOR Mama's boy and it's just totally unacceptable for me to be anywhere else except in the same room and holding him. ;)

His well-child appointment isn't until next week, but if I had to guess, I'd say he weighs about eighteen pounds. He's GIGANTIC. He's such a chub and I just love every single roll.

He has the funniest little laugh and he screeches like a baby pterodactyl about 85% of the day. When he's not screeching, he's busy yelling, "NUH NUH NUH" at us all day long. He LOVES to be held and he's never happier than when he's being carried everywhere. The Ergo has saved my arms a lot lately. ;)

A new trick from Erynn Mangum on Vimeo.

Parker learned so many new tricks this month! He can now sit by himself, he rolls over from his back to his tummy (and does it all night long and then gets stuck in the corner of his crib. We haven't been getting a lot of sleep here lately), he sticks his tongue out and he can pretend he's chewing gum. He gets SO proud of himself whenever he learns something new. It's about the cutest thing.

He also started eating solid foods this month! He's eating oatmeal, pears and sweet potatoes. I'm hoping to start avocado and green beans this coming week. His little tummy seemed to be not feeling good yesterday so I'm waiting a few days to try more food. He loves to eat his food though. I think he feels very big. :)

He's just the cutest, sweetest, funniest, snuggliest little six month old I know and I just adore him.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

We heart fall.

It's gotten very cool here lately - especially in the mornings and evenings - and it's been SO nice! We've had a lot of rain too which just makes it so wonderful to stay home, drink coffee and stay in our jammies. Love it.

 Nathan had his second soccer game last weekend (it was freezing that morning!) and did fantastic. Like really fantastic. Jon and I were so impressed! He ran after the ball and got in front of people and guarded his goal. At one point, he even stole the ball from someone. He did his best and we were so proud of him!!

Love this sweet boy and his wonderful daddy. :)

This is one of my favorite times of the day. We get the boys in bed, change into our comfy clothes and Jon and I then snuggle up on the couch with dessert and watch whatever show we are currently in the middle of. Love this time with him. And I love lemon bars. ;)

Then on Sunday, we went to the State Fair with Gammy and Pops! We had the best time!

Nathan got to pet a kangaroo that had a little joey in her pouch! So amazing!!

And in his favorite, favorite part - he got to ride a real, live horse for the first time. We surprised him with a ride and he was flying high the rest of the day. ;)

My Parker Bear was totally happy to just be carried around the whole day. ;)

We love the State Fair!

This is a typical position for this child. I'm convinced that postpartum hair loss is 30% hormones and 70% being the edible leash for this boy.

The rain looked like it was going to hold off before dinner one night after Jon got home so we walked down to the neighborhood park to play a family baseball game. So fun.

Parker got to ride in the big kid seat on the stroller for the first time. He spent most of the walk holding on. Ha! Then it started raining and we had to run all the way home in the rain. Oh well. We needed showers anyway. ;)

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Five

At the risk of being a little corny and having too much alliteration, I've got five fun things this Friday! (And a kid who is just being super goofy right now.) :)

1. Book Club

We've thrown this idea around a LOT and now I'm officially ready to commit! Who is up for a VERY informal book club on here? The way I'm thinking it will work is one day a month, we will discuss via the comments a book we picked on the previous month. I think it will be a fun way to discover some new authors you may not have read and meet some friends on here! I have a couple of books in mind but I wanted to hear your thoughts first - what are some books you would recommend for this?? :)

2. Writing practice.

Parker "has a really hard name". ;) Love this.

3. Sweet potatoes.

Hmm...what is this?



You hate me.


I guess I've had worse.


This isn't too bad!

I like sweet potatoes!!


4. Bible study.

This little stud was being super loud during Bible study yesterday so we relocated out to the foyer so we weren't a major distraction. Love my baby pterodactyl. And Nathan talked the rest of the day about his class. Love how excited he is.

5. Brothers.

The weirdness is contagious. ;)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

All gave some.

 Some gave all.

Freedom is never free. Join me in praying for our country, won't you?

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A lovely bowl of oatmeal

One sweet baby boy...

Plus a few smiles...

Plus some yummy oatmeal...

Plus an anxious brother...

Plus a messy face...

Equals a happy, full-tummy for this big boy. Can't believe we are already this old!!

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