Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Big birthday weekend!

I have always loved Memorial Day weekend because it means the start of summer!  Now I love it even more because it's Parker's birthday weekend!  I love how God chose to bless me with a child during my very favorite time of year...summer!  ;)  We celebrated our big 3 year old with a lot of fun out at the ranch with family!  It was made even more special because mom, dad and Lindsey drove up to join us!  I'll let the multitude of pictures explain the fun...

 My favorite pic of the whole weekend!

 Jim and James cooking bacon for our flinson breakfast Saturday morning!

 Swinging with Neesie or "Meesie" as Parker calls her.

 Going on a ride with Aunt Lindsey! 

 Hanging out with Grandad

Aunt Lindsey was a hit with all the kids!  ;)

 We had a big wind storm Friday night and this huge tree fell in the road.  Blocked road = fun project for Saturday!
 We got to get out the HUGE John Deer tractor to drag away pieces of the tree.

 Parker was a little unsure but loved it once he was up in it!

 The men hard at work!

 In the mean time...my mother-in-law is busy chasing snakes in the grass.
She was seriously trying to catch one in this pic!  

 Me and my boy!

 Two of the cutest little boys I know!

 While everyone was finishing up with the tree, Lindsey, mom and I came back to the house to get started on Parker's cupcakes for his Curious George party!

 Aren't they cute?

 I could eat him up!

 We had burgers, chips, fruit salad and this yummy broccoli salad I found on Pinterest.  It was a fun birthday lunch!

 Parker got some great "boy toys"!  A weed eater, a fishing pole and an awesome fire truck were among the many!

 Of course there was lots of pool time!

 Little Miss Katherine

 The boy takes weed eating seriously!  Our friend the eye surgeon (Dr. Sloan Rush) would be very proud of his protective eye wear!  :)

 Parker and Blake rode their John Deer tractor's all over creation!

 Swinging high with Grandad!
When he gets on the swing he says "swing high to the sky"!

All bundled up with Grandad after the pool.  Another favorite pic!
Happy birthday Parker James, we love you SO much!  Many more happy birthdays to be celebrated at our favorite place!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Last Day of MDO

It's hard to believe that Parker has completed his first year of mother's day out!  It went by in a blur!  I celebrated the last day too...pedicure, lunch with a friend, and of course the obligatory errand or two!  :)  Parker had such wonderful teachers this year, he has grown so much!

First day of MDO
September 2011

 Last day
May 2012...My how he has grown!  Slow down!!

Parker and his sweet teachers, Mrs. Keleena and Mrs. Sheila

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thank you God...

 for making me a mom!  I'm so blessed I get to spend my days with this precious little guy!  I love him more every day!

 Waiting for lunch oh so patiently at Chickfila!

 This boy loves him a "popsicle"!  (frozen Gogurts)

 OK I have to share this!  This is what he "made" me at MDO for Mother's Day!  I crack up every time I look at him on that little horse, in the hat, holding the Bible"!  This is ammo for when he is a teenager!

 Picnics at the park are the best!

Time for a haircut!

 My parents got Parker this crab sandbox for his birthday which is coming up.  He enjoyed going to Lowe's and getting all the sand for it!

 He was such a big helper putting all the sand in it!

Thank you Meesie and Grandad!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The big 6-0

On Wednesday, my father -in- law, Jim, turned 60 and we threw him a big birthday party at our house!  Parker prepared all day by singing "happy birthday" and spelling out the letters on the birthday banner.  Jim and Ann had been gone for over two weeks on a cruise overseas and I don't know about you, but when I'm gone like that, the ONLY thing I want when I get home is some good ol Tex Mex and that's exactly what they got!  :)  Happy 60th Jim!

 The kids table
Blake, Parker, Adelynn and Katherine

 Cake time!

 Parker wanted to help blow out the candles so bad.  He'll have his turn at the end of this month!

 Katherine and Faith

 Nana always comes back from a trip with some goodies!  Parker and Blake got these red horns...I was thinking maybe that could be a toy that stays at Nana's house!  :)

 All the girls got some beautiful hand painted bowls from Istanbul, Turkey.

 Here is Blake practicing his horn blowing skills.  It didn't last long.

 These two have some serious fun together!
I don't have a pic of this because it was too gross, but I don't want to forget this memory...
Blake and Parker came in from playing outside and Parker announced he went poo in his pants.  It was the biggest blow out since his infant days.  B follows me into P's room and watches me clean him up.  B walks over to P and says...and I quote, "Pawkr, I don't wear diapers anymo, I wear big boy underwear."  I asked B to repeat that to P...peer pressure at it's best!

 I hate this pic is blurry, it is the cutest pic of Parker and great-great grandmother Dottie.

 Of course I couldn't recreate the pic because Parker was over it!

And here is the grown up 60 year old wearing one of his birthday cards!  :)