Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas in Dallas!

Whew, what a week we had last week! We had so much FUN in Dallas that we are having to take this week to rest up and get back in the groove of things! We had a blast shopping at North Park of course, seeing movies, eating out and spending some great quality time with the family! Thanks mom and dad for making last week such a treat for us! I think my parents need a vacation from Christmas vacation as Parker kept them super busy! ;) He is a full blown, active, all over the place toddler and we couldn't love him more!!

Starting off the week with a visit from Dede!

Monday morning we hit up North Park for the sales! Dad did an awesome job keeping Parker entertained at the "sliding planters" as I call them!

Leah even came out to join in on the fun!

By the end of it, Parker was pooped! Leah's like, "why are you just lying there"??

Love my sweet niece!

Neesie and Grandad gave Parker a bb goal for Christmas, P and L had SO much fun making baskets!


We had our family Christmas Tuesday night once James came into town!

His very first choo choo train!

All the "kids"

Wednesday morning I met one of my precious Baylor roomies at the Galleria! Ashley has two little girls, Anna and Rachel, that Parker got to play with.  I'm leaving out the part about Parker throwing a tantrum in the middle of the mall on the floor...just picture lots of kicking and screaming and a sweet old woman coming over to me offering him a cookie.  :)  Fun times!  I'm glad Ash was there to give me an understanding look while I stood there and waited it out.  Is it possible to enter the "terrible two's" BEFORE they are two??

Birthday hugs to daddy on his 31st birthday!! I hate that I didn't get anymore pics on James's birthday, we did get to go out on a date night while Neesie and Grandad babysat!

This kid can make the shots...future basketball player??

Uncle Ryan and Parker

Parker loves to give kisses!

Leah practicing her driving! :)

And here we are back at North Park Friday morning...thankfully Parker was entertained by the fountain while we shopped some.

I did get to meet up with a sweet friend, Carroll, while we were there. She has a 2 year old, Anna, and is expecting a baby boy in March! Carroll and I went to Baylor, taught at Bradfield together and were in the same Sunday school class at Park Cities, she and Casey were such great friends to us while we lived there!

Parker was so happy to see Anna!

All boy!

They had so much fun running around together! Parker even did some "landscaping" for North Park while we were there. He uprooted some grass and plants that are planted around the little duck pond, awesome.

Me with mom and dad
The whole fam celebrated New Year's Eve at Mi Cocina...a favorite Mexican restaurant!

The "kid" end of the table...some pretty pictures were colored during dinner, that is,until Parker had a complete meltdown in the restaurant. James and I were quickly reminded why we never eat out with Parker! :) It was still fun being together with the fam though!

Carrie, Ryan and James

These two had more fun together! Neesie and Grandad babysat both one night and here they are eating Ritz crackers, a most favorite snack!!

THANKS mom and dad for such a memorable and fun week!!

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