Friday, February 22, 2008


Once again, our good friend Peter took a BUNCH of amazing pictures of Parker. He got a new lens and wanted to try out different lighting situations.I wish I had video of this, but still shots will work. During the shoot Parker sat and stood on the stool so he could jump into my arms. He was having so much fun. He kept asking and signing "please" so he could keep jumping. So here it is "please" in two parts.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Gohs, aka "Socks"

Parker loves socks for some reason. He calls them "gohs." He looks forward to putting them on everyday and if he sees any dirty or clean, he can't survive with out holding them. I love this kid!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A week of play dates

A couple weeks ago, Bonnie and I took Kate and Parker to McDonalds for lunch so they could play together on the slide after. Kate took Parker under her wing and helped him until he became comfortable to do it on his own. She was so patient with him as all the other kids pushed their way passed them. As Kate would say, she loves her little "Parkie."

It only took a couple times until he wanted to go on his own. The boy couldn't be stopped! He ran to the steps as soon as he finished the slide. Bonnie and I were giggling at him the whole time.

Kate told me " ok, Emily, I am going to go up and then this time when I come down you need to take a picture of me." When she reached the top of the slide she yelled down to me, "OK! I am ready, take it NOW!"

Logan Ball (no relation at all) from down the street and Parker are only a few weeks apart and they had there very first alone play date. They laughed at each other, shared with each other, screamed at each other (if they didn't want to share anymore) and had lots of fun together. It was the cutest thing watching these two little guys(well, Logan is not much of a little guy, he probably has about 10 pounds on Parker) interact with each other. Parker's personality is coming through and let me tell you, it will just melt your heart.

Kickin' it with his homie!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What a surprise!

Ok, so last night I came home from doing an Uppercase Living party at about 9:30. I spoke with Brad on the way home and he said he would be in bed when I got home because he had to get up at 4:50 in the morning. Well, when I got home all the kitchen lights were off exept for the one above the stove to spotlight this cute little surprise Brad thought up for me. He had made some sugar cookies and cut them up so he could write this little message to me. Honestly, I must have the best husband! Even though it probably only took him a few minutes to put this together, the fact he thought of it really impresses me. I know my husband loves me, but it is nice to be told in creative ways sometimes. I love Brad and marrying him was the best decision I have ever made. He has filled my life with joy and lots of laughter. I am so thankful he chose me!