Thursday, November 11, 2010

Halloween and a trip to New Orleans

This fall has been pretty busy for us...we went with friends to the Arboretum and took pictures with the pumpkins. It's hard to capture her smiling, but she is a pretty happy little girl. She wasn't too sure about the mulch on the ground - she's just getting more comfortable with walking in the grass. She's very sensitive to textures!

Since we've nicknamed Parker with Parker-Poo, Craig thought it was only fitting that she dress up as Winnie the Pooh for Halloween. We had a great time with our friends, and she didn't seem to mind the costume at all. At her daycare, they often put her hood on when it's been cooler outside, so I think that helped a lot.

This past weekend we were in New Orleans visiting Denise, Marty, Ally and Stevie. We had a great time, and Parker loved playing with their Puggle, Colt. Our dogs typically scatter when she enters the room, but Colt didn't mind her at all. By the end of the weekend, she was giving him lots of kisses and didn't mind the licks in return.

Next up, Thanksgiving in Reno...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Summer in Texas

It's been a long time since I've posted here - lots to talk about. First off, we moved back to Dallas after being away over 2 years. We found a great house about 3 blocks from our old house in Lakewood and are so happy to be back. The heat and humidity this summer have been a little much - we're so ready for fall and keep saying it's just around the corner. Parker has adjusted really quickly to her new home and daycare - she's walking like a champ and is really babbling a lot too.

More news - we have baby #2 on the way. We're about 17 weeks along this week (due March 5th) - thank goodness for the 2nd trimester. I'm starting to show a little, but at this point it just looks like I'm eating too much. Looking forward to the "Oh yeah, she's pregnant" stage versus this one...

I hope to be better at posting to this blog now that I'm working from home. Talk about lucky - I was able to keep my job with Sunrise Medical in Colorado and travel back once a month. Craig found a great job at Heely's in North Dallas and is doing really well there. I keep talking about how lucky we have been to find/keep great jobs and move back to family/friends, but I think we paid a few dues in Colorado!

As you can tell from the pictures, it's college football season AND it's becoming harder to catch Parker on film. We'll have to start taking more videos!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Trip to Dallas

Parker and I went to Dallas last weekend to meet Craig to look at houses. It was an exhausting weekend, but we think we found one. Hopefully we'll get it!

Below are 2 videos from our weekend - the top one was Parker's first time in a pool at Grandma and Pop Pop's house...well, other than the blow up one in our backyard over Memorial Day. She seemed to really like it - didn't hurt that it felt like bathwater! And the second video seems to be Parker's new thing with Daddy - blowing on Daddy's leg, making fart noises. She loved the response from all of us - you can hear Charlie, Ruth, Craig and I laughing quite a bit. P was quite proud of herself!