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Going to Kansas City, Kansas City here we come!


Parker and I are headed to KC, one day ahead of Kevin. This should be an interesting trip! He doesn't travel light! I can't wait to get home for the long weekend!
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Almost Real Food

These are rice puffs, I know, not real food to most of the world but an exciting new step for Parker.  He seems to enjoy them.  Only about half of the puff makes its way into his belly, the other half ends up mashed between his fingers, on his face, in his hair and on the ground.  It's definitely awesome to watch him eat!

Dinner Time with Dad.

I went out this afternoon to get groceries for the week.  It was a short trip, however Kevin and Parker managed to entertain themselves.  Parker got hungry and Kevin jumped into action.  Apparently, oatmeal served by dad is exceptionally gross.

I'm not sure what is more entertaining, Kevin's laughing or Parker's reactions.  The oatmeal teeth at the end are my favorite part!

How I Spent My First Mother's Day

It was a great weekend for me!  Kevin didn't have to work Saturday morning, so we got to start the weekend out together!  He normally works Tuesday to Saturday and I spend my Saturday mornings cleaning the house and spending time with P.  We lounged around for a bit and then headed out to the pool.  Parker finally got to get into the water and he just loved the it!  After a short swim, the boys took a poolside nap while I swam laps.

My two favorite people.  Sound asleep.
After the pool, we headed over to watch Kevin play two softball games.  Parker really likes being outside and the weather was just great.

We went to church on Sunday morning and then to brunch with friends.For mother's day, the boys got me a subscription to Birch Box.  Its a company that sends out a monthly offering of different beauty products.  I can't wait to get my first box! 

It was definitely a great weekend.  I hope there are many like it in our future.

First Attempt at Sitting Up: FAIL

Parker is slowly learning to sit up.  He's still not very good at it.  He can sit still with ease.  It's when he attempts to reach out and grab things that trouble arises.  He reaches out but can't seem to stop himself, he just keeps going.  Recently, he got going a little too fast and Kevin just couldn't catch him.

His first owie.  Not his last.

We are working on it a little each day.  I can't wait for him to be able to sit up, as soon as he can do it, we are getting a baby pool!

Grocery Shopping with Mom is Yummy!

I have grown to really dislike going grocery shopping.  Its such a chore, I always pick the wrong check-out line and end up there at least 20 minutes longer than expected.  The last time I took Parker with me, he had a melt down in the check out line, behind a lady writing a check without her ID.  Epic fail.

I decided to tempt fate a second time and take him grocery shopping again on Monday afternoon.  He did a great job.  I think he likes being out and about.  He spent most of our trip talking to himself and playing with my keys.  At one point, I put my grocery list in his lap.  This is the result, not sure if he was hungry or just attempting to cut my trip short!

My First Treasure

I dropped Parker at daycare this morning and was surprised to find that he had a gift for me.  Apparently he is a busy little boy.  I know its just a simple gift, but it almost brought me to tears and I just love it.

Parker's Artwork

Until today, I never understood how proud my parents really are of me.  As a child, my parents kept every single piece of school work that I brought home.  Steve and I both have a box for each year, 13 total from Kindergarten to our Senior year.

For years, I pestered my parents about getting rid of this "paper" and putting it out for recycling.  I just couldn't understand why they kept all of it.  I get it now, its important to them.  They are proud of everything that we have done.  To my mom and dad, its not trash, its a treasure and a piece of us. Every single thing I created as a child was important. They can't bare to part with their treasures.  I can't imagine ever getting rid of anything that Parker brings home and I'm not sure I will have a house big enough to display every single piece of artwork that he creates, but I know that I'll try.

Mom and Dad - Thanks for now throwing these things away.  I appreciate it and I understand now. The pestering will stop, at least about my boxes of "paper".

Attempts at Being a Night Owl

Parker woke up around 3:45 this morning to eat and I woke up refreshed.  He hasn't slept this late in a while.  I know that sooner than later, he is going to sleep until morning.  I can't wait for this time to come!  After he ate, I put him back to bed.  I looked down to see him staring back at me.  I immediately thought to myself, "great, it looks like we are both up for today".

I decided that I would take a chance and just left him laying in his crib, wide awake.  When I got back to bed, I glanced at the monitor and saw this:


He was wide awake, twirling his pacifier in his hands.  Not crying and not unhappy, just playing.  I had to laugh, he seemed so content.

His attempts at being a night owl didn't last long, I found him like this less than 5 minutes later, sound asleep and his arm straight up.