Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Look at me!

He started sitting up unassisted on his own a few weeks ago.  It is so fun and sad to just see him sitting on the living room floor playing like he is a big kid.  For about 2 weeks he had been taking himself from his belly or back to a slight sitting up position (hand assisted)  Tuesday he pushed himself all the way up!  He is all over the place and now when he gets where he wants, he sit and hangs out!!

He is getting too big, too fast!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Why hello there...

It has been awhile!  I hope all 5 of you that follow this blog have been able to make it without me!!!

June has just flown by for us so I will do my best to catch you guys up...

My mom came up to visit on June 9th and we had a great time!  Parker loves his Nana and was so excited to see her.  He was showing off the entire time she was here!  We had so much fun.  We did some shopping, took her to the local farmers markets and intended on lots of walks and swim time with the little guy, but the weather was so gross the majority of the time she was in town.   We cannot wait for her to come back later this summer!!

While she was here she offered to babysit so Wayne and I could get out, she actually wanted us to go out every night.  One night we took her up on it and went to a nice dinner and a movie.  It  was such a good time and SO needed.  We do not have any family here and have not really found a sitter.  So this was our first date night in 6 months.  I am going to stop being such a control freak and let someone babysit soon.  My OB actually gave me the numbers of his daughters, so I plan to call them soon!

On the 14th we packed up and Mom, P and I headed to Houston!!  It was also my parents 36th wedding anniversary!!  Last time we flew Park was sooo good.  This flight he decided everyone on the flight wanted to hear him scream for 3 hours!!  So glad my Mom was with me and I was not alone.  I have never been so excited to get off a plane!!

Our week in Houston flew by.  We did get to enjoy a date night with Tiffanie and Preston and Breann and Logan.  So fun to see these girls and see all of our little men together!!  Still aggrivated that not one of us thought to take some pics!! 

On the 16th we celebrated my moms birthday!!  So fun to be in town for this...I cannot remember the last time I was actually in Houston for her birthday!  Wayne got in town that afternoon and was there to celebrate with us!

ready to head out for dinner

The next morning Wayne and I packed up and headed to Livingston for my best friends BIG DAY!!!  It was such a wonderful weekend!!  Makes me so happy to see someone I love so much marry such a great beautiful are they??

The weekend was so much fun and it was so great to catch up with some many friends I have not seen in so long!!

Holly and I

Holly, Me, Jill and Whit
Sunday morning after the wedding we got up very slowy as we had not partied like that in a while and headed back to Houston to see our baby boy and celebrate Wayne's first Father's Day!!
Since it would have been too difficult to travel with his gift to and from Texas...this is how I decided to let him know what he was getting!  I put this photo I created on Picnik in his card!

font reads:  "Happy Father's Day to the best daddy ever!  Hope you enjoy your new golf clubs as much as I did!  They sure do taste good!!"

He was so excited!!

I think he had a great day!  We spent it with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend, and her boyfriends family.  We had grilled fish, fish tacos, grilled shrimp and boiled shrimp.  It was a fiest and oh so delicious!!  Dont find much of that goodness up here!!

We headed back to PA  Monday and I took the week to be lazy, cuddle with my little man and to get caught up on housework and laundry.  Oh and of course on our flight back home with daddy Park was an angel and slept the entire flight...go figure!

Now we are just preparing for the holiday weekend and finishing up some shopping to prepare for our trip to Cayman!  We leave next Saturday and I cannot wait!!

Hopefully I will be a little bit better about blogging in July...but no promises!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

6 Month Stats!!

Parker went in for his 6 month appointment today and weighed in at a whopping 17lbs 3 oz and 26 1/2 inches (50th percentile for weight and 60th for height)  Woohoo, we are getting some length!!!

They gave me a sample of what his feeding schedule should look like as we incorporate new foods into his diet and looking at it almost exhausted me.  I feel like I am going to be feeding this sweet boy ALL DAY long!

We also had a long talk lecture from the doctor about us not rocking P to sleep anymore.  We need to teach him to self soothe and put himself to sleep in his crib...yadi yadi ya.  Sounds easy when she says it but its miserable.  I dont see what the issue is if I rock him to bed each night if he is going to sleep and staying asleep all night.  Oh well we are following doctors orders and starting this tonight.  Wish us luck.  I have many bottle of wine prepared for a long one!!

Other than that all looked great!  He was very angry when he got his shots and huffed and puffed until we left.  But I got him a cute sticker when we walked out and I think that made him happy (wink!)!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Halfway to a Year!

I am so funny!  Don't you think?!
I know I say it EVERY month...but really where has the time gone?

Parker you are growing so fast and seem to do something new every single day!  I just cannot seem to get enough of you!  You have such a hilarious little personality and you keep me and your daddy laughing all the time!

Here are some things about you this month!!
  • You eat baby food two times a day.  Some fruit after your morning bottle and a veggie and rice cereal  for dinner.  We have tried sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, peas, bananas and apples and you LOVE them all!!  You still have 4 bottles a day too! 
  • You are now sleeping in your crib everynight!!  I am sure you would have been fine starting this much earlier, but I really loved having you in our room with me regardless of the snide comments I got hairbrush also makes a pretty good teether!
  • You are scooting everywhere.  I put you down and moments later you are in a completely new spot!  I see crawling in your near are trying so hard!
  • You try to hold your bottle every now and again, but honestly show no real interest in it.  I guess you figure why should you do the work, if Mom will do it for you! ha
  • We have been working on sitting up on your own.  You stay balanced for a little bit if you have a toy in your lap but then fall to the side.  We will keep working on it though!!
  • You are OBSESSED with my laptop.  Anytime you see the computer out you reach for it and start banging on the keys!  Occassionaly I open my email and let you send emails to your Grandparents and Aunt DeeDee. 

We love you so much sweet boy!  Happy 6 month Birthday!!  By far the best 6 months of our lives!

Now your crazy mommy is off to start planning your first bday party!!  At this rate it will be here before I know it!!