Friday, May 27, 2011

new news.

1. Parker learned to ride his bike with NO training wheels!

2. Parker graduated from pre-school....sort of...he will be doing pre-school again next year.

3. Owen ran through the sprinkler with sunglasses and no shirt.

4. I had too much fun in NYC with my mom and sisters.

5. I tore my lateral meniscus in half and had to have surgery and have it removed on Wednesday and have been icing my knee and unable to shower for a few days.....and can't pictures.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


He was so pumped.

He learned to pump on the swing by himself!!!

And I was pretty pumped too.....and then I realized....

it will be 2 more years until Owen can pump himself on the swing...

Parker told Owen that "when you get big you learn new things everyday, Owen!"

Owen just frowned and whined...

Then we came in for supper and got pumped for Awana awards night at church.

And this video is so funny I had to post it.

The way Parker reacts at the end of the video makes me laugh every time. He was so pumped.

Now I need to get packing. I am headed to NYC with my mom and sisters. I am pumped!

Pumped is a really weird word to see in writing.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Sunday morning the boys woke up to a few Easter eggs filled with pennies and a new pair of flip flops in their Easter baskets. Parker quickly found all the eggs and took all of the money and put it in his wallet. Owen just jumped around with excitement and said "happy new year!" over and over again.

We were going to early church so I had to hurry the egg-hunting along so we could eat breakfast and get ready.

And while the boys were waiting for their waffles, Parker turns to Owen and says, "Owen. Easter really isn't about the hunting eggs, it's about Jesus and how he died......" Owen interrupts him and in a defensive tone says, "I know Carker! I go to bible study Carker."

Yep. He does. He really does go to bible study with me on Wednesday mornings and he must be learning more than I thought. ha.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Field trip.

Literally....a trip to the field.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Parker started preschool last Monday.

He loves it.

I love it.

Owen hates it.

Owen cries when we drop him off and throws a fit on the way to the car.

And when we pick Parker up from school Owen holds a grudge.

It is like Owen knows Parker gets to do something fun and he doesn't.

It is only 3 days a week from 8:30-11.

I thought I would have a hard time sending him, but I haven't really.

The hardest part is when I go to pick him up....
I see this grown up 4 year-old boy and wonder where my little boy is.

I love you Parker and praise God for the big boy you are growing up to be!

It's been over 4 months...but we have been busy...

At the beginning of the summer I had four goals.....

1. relaxing
2. fun
3. no obligations
4. lots of sleeping in

With Parker starting preschool this fall I knew it was my last chance to be without serious obligations and so I took FULL advantage of doing nothing....

so this is what we did all summer...

We drove the gator 74.5 miles/day.

worked in the garden.

got wet and muddy watering the garden.


took swimming lessons.

ate ice cream.

grew up too fast.

celebrated the 4th of July.

ate lots of messy food
(and apparently fell down and bruised his head)

went to "Wizard of Oz" camp at the Children's Museum.
(Parker is in the cowardly lion costume)


buzzed our hair after a weekend of camping to make sure there were no ticks.

played basketball.

rode a new birthday bike.

swam in the backyard.

Owen finally started talking.


watched Mickey Mouse before bed
(or as Owen says, "Gicky")

worked together.

had a birthday party.

turned 4 and got REAL basketball shoes.

had picnics in the backyard.

We also went camping, fishing, boating, etc. but I don't have any pictures of that. I really slacked on taking pictures and blogging, because I was too busy doing nothing.

Parker started preschool last Monday and I have some super cute pictures I will share in my next post. Sean starts seed corn harvest on Sunday, which means summer is offically over for us, and fall is here. We are sad to see summer go, but are adjusting well to our new schedule. I will always remember this summer and the wonderful memories we made just doing nothing.

The days when they are young go much too fast.