Friday, July 17, 2009

The 4th, Swimming, Cousins and More!

We enjoyed the 4th of July. We stayed at home almost all day - went to dinner and then headed to Vidor to watch fireworks with some of my family. It was hard taking pictures of the fireworks. You had to time it just right - I just kept pushing the button hoping some would turn out!
Holly was gracious enough to bring a chair for Paker! And held him in it the whole time and even bathed him for me when we went back to Grammers! She is a life saver and hero! Can you tell on McKenna's Face it was hot??? (Grammer let me know if Holly doesn't want this on here and I'll take it off)

Parker loved the fireworks for the most part. He loved looking up and watching it. You can see Holly holding onto him in the picture and Justin in the background - he's a family friend! :)

We go swimming a lot with some friends of ours and we got tired of carrying Parker around in the pool, so we got him this cute little floatie! He loves it or at least likes to chew on it!

Grammer - Let me know if Holly doesn't want this picture on here and I'll take it off!
My cousin's little girl, McKenna, loves Parker. My grandma tells me at times that she wakes up in the morning saying "I love Parker." She tells me I can't leave when I bring him to visit because she wants Parker to stay forever! She is precious.
Caryn came down last Thursday for a visit! I love when I get to spend time with my sister. I met her in Beaumont and we shopped a bit and then went to Chuck E Cheese (thanks Johnson Family) for dinner and fun. We tried hard to keep the kiddos entertained. She had to leave Saturday night and the kids stayed with me until yesterday afternoon. It was hard trying to keep a 7 year old, 5 year old, 3 year old and a 6 month old entertained! I don't know if I want 4 kids. It was so hard!

Taylor was very helpful all week with Parker. She would feed him, give him his paci, carry him around, pick him up when he fell over, she was like a little mom and it was nice to have a break!

Tucker was in a good mood most of the time he was with us - he couldn't make it through the week without getting hurt though (he fell and cut his knee open on the air vent - sad day - all is well and it's not that bad). He was a joy to be around and loved helping with Parker (and beating Parker up!)

Hunter is a 7 year old boy...need I say more? He loves to beat up on Taylor and Tucker even when you tell him to stop. If you don't count the number of times I got onto him for this, he was a perfect angel.Parker liked plying too!
We all went to the Mall on Friday and saw Caryn's sister-in-law and her two kids. They had balloons and she said they were from Chick-fil-a (sp?). Caryn's kids wanted balloons too so we walked over there. They said it was National Cow Day and that if you wore a hat, you got a free entree. We told them when Mom got there we would come back and eat lunch and they told us you better grab a hat because when they are gone they're gone! So we grabbed enough for all of us. We ate so Cheap it was fun! (I didn't wear my hat though...I just held it...I know I'm a bum!)

Mom bought this cool water thing at Target for the kids to play with. It says its for kids up to 12 years old and up to 110 lbs I think. You see that dolphin or shark Taylor is sitting on, it is now detached...You see that pink and yellow thing Hunter is standing on, it now has tape on it so it will work. There is a slide that goes to the right of Hunter and they got a little carried away with it - hence the broken parts! Mom ended up blowing up the pool for them and letting Meredith play on that.

Parker loved it though!

Parker is surely growing fast - hard to believe it was six months ago on Monday that I was in surgery with a C-Section and he was born.
Do you like Parker's new play mat (it is currently our living room rug because that is where Parker plays!)

Parker's 6th month appointment isn't until 2 days before his 7 month birthday thanks to the dang pedi office. Love the doc - dislike some of the staff!

Parker can...
-do push ups
-sit up until he sees something he wants and lunges for it
-sit up by himself in your lap
-stand up by pulling himself up
-eat baby food now - we started him on carrots this week - he loves them
-make us smile and laugh
-splash Adam like crazy when he gives him a bath

Right now Parker has been a Daddy's boy and cries when he leaves the room and gets mad when he walks in and doesn't go straight to him to say hello.

He loves Uncle Matt - maybe because he is so much like Adam - minus the hair color!

He loves his grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and loves to play - he will be sad today when all he gets is Mommy with all the cousins gone.

He gets into everything - it's way past time to baby proof the house!


Brian K Baity said...

I think I need to take blogging lessons from you. I can get a photo or two up from time to time but in the writing part I seem t be lacking. Very Cool Kimberly. Seeing all the children in these photos makes me realize how much they have grown since the last time I saw them.

Maren said...

What about Aunt Maren!!! :-) Doesn't Parker love me too??? I get cute smiles from him all the time!!! maybe its just gas!!!!! I miss Caryn's kids!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

I was including you in the aunts department Maren!

I know Brian - you need to come visit!!!

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Amanda N Jeremy Page said...

Wow, Parker is getting so big, I can't wait to see him. Hopefully he will like me! Wow, Hunter, Taylor and Tucker are getting so big too. Everyone is growing up!