Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Parker Man

My talented SIL, (Kristy Mayes Photography), took Parker out on Saturday and did a mini photo shoot with just him. She has taken my kids' pictures from newborns on and she always is able to capture their personalities. I am so thankful to have such a talented person in my family to capture these moments and times in my kids' lives. I love these pictures so much, and I love this little man more than I can even say. He has such a spunky personality and is so charismatic. And, I just love, love his smile. Sometimes it's a little cheesy, but that's just how I like it. He looks so old in these pictures, which honestly makes me so sad, but he is becoming such a little man, and he such a good big brother. I can't wait for his baby brother to join our family because I know Parker will be such a good help. Thanks Kristy, you did an amazing job!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Last Trimester!

It's getting close... I am now officially in my last trimester and I do not think my belly can stretch very much farther. I honestly get comments everyday from absolute strangers about my large, round belly. C'mon people, I still have three months left, just wait until January...oh man, I can only imagine how large I am going to be!

For memories sake.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What a good husband!!

After some wonderful and much needed good news at work, Kory congratulated me by bringing home these beautiful flowers... then he tells me, he has a babysitter coming over and that he is taking me to dinner. What?! Really? Dinner with no kids? What the, what?
I just had to share and give my sweet husband some major props. Every so often he just comes out of nowhere and does something completely fabulous... and, yesterday was one of these times. Woot, woot for my husband!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wonderful Wedding!

Kory's sister, Chelsi, was married last weekend and what a weekend it was! It was a busy few days... but we had so much fun and the wedding was absolutely beautiful. We are so excited to 'officially' welcome Clint into our family. The festivities began with the rehearsal dinner, which was a dutch oven dinner in honor of Kory's dad, Zed. The kids loved the food.

The next day was the wedding...I was so worried about Parker and Preslie being in the ceremony but my little buddy did such a good job. He and Boston carried their ring pillows like pro's. Preslie was hilarious throwing the flowers but as soon as they were gone, and she realized there were 100 people staring at her, she was not having it. All in all, they were good kids. And, they looked so darn arorable!

I couldn't get any of them both looking...so these are as good as they get.
I love this next picture. To me, this is what a brother is all about. I would imagine Parker saying, "C'mon Sis, let's get outta here. These kids are up to no good!"
The bride with her nephews and niece. The wouldn't really cooperate...really, we are lucky they even all sat there.

Preslie spent most of the reception playing at the screen door with her Great Aunt Charlene. She is getting to be so much fun and has such a cute personality. She is a total girl...she loved having the dress on and definitely loves any type of  'pretty' accessory in her hair. I just love her so much.

And, to end this photo montage, a precious picture of my two kids hugging. Preslie loves her brother so much and tries several time a day to get a hug from him or even a kiss... it's just not very often that he will return the gesture. So, for me, this photo is priceless!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Parker's First Day of Preschool

Parker had his first day of Pre-School last week and he was so darn excited to go. He told everyone he saw that he was going to school. I honestly debated about sending him this year as I didn't know how I was going to get him back and forth with me working and other reasons...but as I thought and thought about it, I honestly was causing myself to have anxiety because I felt like I was depriving him. I know, I am so strange. So, I found a place that would work with my work schedule and off to school he went! He is loving it and I know it is the best thing for him. He always seems to gravitate toward older kids and I know he needs that interaction.

I was a little sad to see him go...I cried a little looking at these pictures just because he looks so big. Man, what am I going to do when he really starts school? I will probably chase the school bus down... It's just so hard seeing your kids grow up :(

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Parker's 4th Birthday

Parker turned 4 last Thursday. I can hardly believe it. The last four years have absolutely flown by! He started his day with the ever favorable waffles and strawberries. He has had this every year since his first birthday... and then he off to share cupcakes with his friends. I had some work to do while he was gone...

Parker is obsessed with Spiderman. He shows everyone his 'Spideyness' on his chest and shoots webs at strangers. I thought a Superhero party would be perfect for a four year old...and, a special guest was going to appear that Parker didn't know about!

So, on with the party!

Parker invited a few friends over. They were so cute...it was so fun to see all the kids dressed up!Preslie wanted to join in the fun too, so she sported the mask for a bit.

Spiderman read stories, showed the kids how to exercise like a Superhero and even painted their faces. It was so much fun to see the boys interact with him. Preslie on the other hand, she was not too sure about it.

What a fun party...so much work, but so worth it! Spiderman was a success!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Preslie's New Smile

Preslie is quite the character. She now does this crazy little smile that I just had to share. If you tell her to smile or say "Cheese," this is the face you'll get. I also included one of her cute normal face too. Maybe this is how she thinks everyone really smiles?