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!

Monday, May 31, 2010

New Videos

It's about time, right!?!? We have several new videos to post, including Parker's famous poop face and her first time crawling. Parker decided to crawl on the morning of my birthday...what a great present! She's doing really well - crawling around all over the place. She's not pulling herself up very much; although daycare has said she's done it a few times, which has resulted in a few bruises on her head. Maybe that's made her a little scared... Her one-year birthday is right around the corner - July 23rd. Can't believe it!

As for other news, we're in the process of moving back to Dallas. Craig is interviewing at a few different companies, and our house is on the market. We hope the timing works out where we won't have to live apart for too long, but however long it takes will be worth it! I'm very excited to be around my family and all of our friends...and all of the new babies there! I'm still not sure what my company will let me do - I'd love to continue to work for them remotely, but I won't talk to them until a move date is more definite. Craig and I are heading to Germany on June 12th, and Bam (Craig's mom) will be taking care of P. Should be a nice time away, but we'll miss her for sure.

I need to get better at posting to this blog, but it's hard to find the time. For now, these videos should provide some pretty good entertainment. Happy spring/summer to you all!

Monday, February 1, 2010

6 Months Old!

Parker-poo is 6 months old already and has her parents wrapped around her little finger! She is growing like crazy and is doing really great. At her 6 month appointment, she was 16 lbs, 2 oz and measured 27 inches long. Her weight is only in the 55th percentile, but she definitely has some meat on her bones, so that was pretty surprising.

Parker loves all of the foods she's tried so far. She eats great and continues to sleep well, too. We feel really lucky to have Parker and look forward to coming home to her everyday!