The Christmas season is my favorite time of year and it's also the busiest! I try to always remember and want to instill in Parker that all of these "things" we go to are all part of the big celebration at hand...and that is the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
I apologize in advance for the quality of all these pictures, they were taken with my iPhone!
James's law firm had a family Christmas party with a photographer there for family pics!
My friend Lindsay, who owns Sweet Emotion Cookies here in town, invited Parker and some buddies to a cookie decorating party!
Clay, Parker and Jack
Concentrating on the icing!
The best part was the sprinkles!
Parker's finished cookie!
This past Sunday, Parker and I flew down to Dallas for our annual girl's night out to the Michael W. Smith Christmas concert at the Meyerson. It's definitely a highlight of the season!
While we were there we did some shopping!
My lovely sister!
The concert was amazing and it was fun being there with my mom and sister and the girls on James's side as well! Wish I had gotten a group shot.
Of course there have been many, many more parties and things going on, but I've just tried to enjoy each and every one which means my camera just didn't get taken to them all! :)
I thought it was time to update a little on the bump! I am 22 weeks today and feeling great! It's so fun feeling the baby move around and kick! Parker is still very into the baby "that is in mommy's tummy". He frequently asks to kiss or hug it and asks me if it is kicking, so sweet! I currently have no food aversions and don't really crave anything either, but sometimes a craving will just hit out of no where. Like the other day I couldn't stop thinking about hot donuts. Maybe it's because I had just watched an episode of Duck Dynasty and they had a hot donut eating contest, ha! (I did NOT feed the craving by the way). I'm still working out 5 days a week and teaching spin class, I might slow down at some point, but not anytime soon! ;)
Anyway, all is going well...praise the LORD! Just enjoying this wonderful season and the reason for it!!
The 21 week bump with the 20 week sticker posted on week 22...how's that for keeping up??
We've had some COLD days up here in the panhandle, so we've been doing some fun Christmas projects! (I may throw that fleece I'm wearing into the trash can...it makes me look like a puffed up marshmallow or something, sorry you had to see this)!
Parker really got into making his gingerbread house!
Cute little monkey after I picked him up from preschool today! We always head straight to Sonic for a treat! :)
Those of you who are mothers of young children...you know that moment when you realize that it's just too quiet in your house? Good things NEVER come from that realization, never. Last night as I was in my bathroom trying to get ready for my mother-in-law's birthday dinner, I realized that Curious George was no longer playing on the t.v. and that the house was just, well, quiet. In my mind I innocently thought, "he's just playing with his blocks", but deep in my heart I knew that was not the case. So I went over to his hall and noticed the bathroom door cracked, heard water running and found this...
He was standing on his stool...
with a huge glob of blue toothpaste in his hair...
telling me he was getting handsome. Notice the slight part in his hair, he had been combing his hair with toothpaste. This was all funny at first until I realized that not only had he squirted toothpaste in his hair, but he had emptied his tube of hair gel all over the floor and counter. Good times.
*Side note: that huge red thing in the middle of his forehead and on his nose (you can't see it in the pic) is what I call road rash. It happens when your three year old finds your husband's skate board and goes sailing down the driveway and then crashes face first onto the pavement, and skids a little.
**Don't ask me why my husband has a skate board (it's actually a long board)! :)
Yes...we have family portraits tonight at James's law firm party. Good timing! I love being a boy mom!! All my friends tell me that this is a rite of passage of being a boy mom...I'll go with it!
My cup runneth over! I am married to my college sweetheart from Baylor, James. We have two precious kiddos, Parker and Sydney who keep me on my toes! I stay at home, teach fitness classes, do PTA and church activities just a name a few. I hope you enjoy my blog!