Tuesday, April 29, 2008

S'mores and Fish

With Brad's mom visiting we thought it would be fun to go to our little local aquarium. Parker LOVED it!!! One of the first things we saw was this frog. They had a pool where you could touch sting rays; Parker tried to touch them, but he wouldn't put his arm in deep enough.
They had a cute little play area for the kids.

S'mores in the backyard. Once again, Brad got an AMAZING deal at Lowe's on a little fire pit. This was the first time we used it. It was so much fun. The downside is smelling like camping when you walk in the house. If you listen closely, you might even be able to hear Brad's laugh through the picture. He got his laugh from his mom, so when the two of them get together and start laughing...priceless.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I love this KID!

Parker is such a loving and snuggly guy. I love him so much, I just hope he knows. I do my best to take care of him, but lately he seems to be taking care of me. When I was feeling my worst with morning sickness, all I could do was lay on the couch all day and watch him play. So, he adapted, he started to bring me all his toys so I could help him or just crawl up the couch, get under my blanket and just snuggle. He never complained that I was acting like a bump on a log. He just kept showering me with hugs and kisses and even softly played with my hair a couple times. Now that I am doing a little better, he still wants to take care of me. If I am laying down with out a blanket he will go and drag Mommy's big blanket, put it on me and tell me "night night."

Why can't we all love others unconditionally like our little children. Yesterday, I tried to not take my nausea medicine (it didn't go well) so I was eating some chicken noodle soup at our coffee table for dinner. Parker insisted to not just sit on my lap, but totally invade my space so I could barely even get the soup to my mouth. I kept telling him in an annoyed tone..."move over," "Parker, mommy needs a turn, GET OFF" etc... I was getting so bugged that he wouldn't just let me eat in peace. Not only was he invading my space, but he kept trying to take my spoon and put his chicken nuggets in my soup. As my frustration grew, he lovingly put his cheek on my cheek to be close, then turned his head and gave me a soft kiss. If that didn't melt my heart, he stood up, turned around and gave me such a long and warm hug around my neck. I then realized, I didn't need to get mad at him, he just loves me and wanted to be close. Even though he knew I was so frustrated with him... he still showed me love.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Is this a joke?

#1- Remember the last post, it has been snowing off and on the last two days. It has been getting down in the low 20's at night. Is this a joke? If so, I don't think it's funny.
#2- I am not saying my belly is huge by any means, but HOLY COW! I don't remember my belly being this size until I was around 5 months with Parker. I am only 12 weeks. I know the second pregnancy most women's bellies "pop" earlier but wow. All of you mothers of multiple children, please tell me I am not going to be a blimp by the end. Will it slow down? If it kept growing at this rate I would look like I was having triplets. Don't worry..only one baby in there.
FYI- I am still taking Zofran, but I am feeling a lot better than before. I think I might even be able to get off the meds soon. I still throw up here and there and always in the mornings, but I can handle that. I have a lot more energy and I am actually getting things accomplished around the house with out having to lay down every 5 minutes.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pure Heaven

It was nearly 80 degrees today!!! Too bad it will be back in the mid 40's by Wednesday. So, we found the only shorts and short sleeve shirt that we own that still fits Parker and we played outside. Brad got out the hose and Parker loved it. Parker's new favorite thing to do outside is to run back and forth next to our back fence. It's pretty funny to watch. This summer is going to be so much fun. I can't wait until we can go swimming.
Later in the day while Brad was at work, I mustered up enough energy and took Parker to the park only to find about half our ward there. I guess we all had the same idea. He had a great time though, eye-balling everyones bikes(his new obsession) and running after someones kite everytime it went in the air. He didn't even play on the slides because there were a million kids swarming around them, but he had a blast just running around and trying to keep up with the big kids.