Monday, July 28, 2008

CAMPING near Bear Lake!

***DISCLAIMER: I can not take credit for that new picture of Parker at the top of our blog. Our friend Peter Loosli took it today while we were visiting with their family. Check out his***

We just got back from a 4 day camping trip at St. Charles Campground with most of Brad's family and our friends Calvin and Julie. We had a great time and can't wait to do it again. Camping pregnant? Yes, I did and it really wasn't much different than camping not pregnant cause we had a nice comfy air mattress. There were swarms of mosquitos everywhere and I seemed to be the only one to be full on attacked with bites. Brad had 1 bite, Parker had zero and I walked about with about 40! Lucky me, maybe they are attracted to pregant blood or something.
Brad is making a weird face, but I had to post this cause it is Parker's first official pair of bunny ears in a photo. I didn't even notice Brad was doing it until I downloaded all the pictures to the computer. Silly Guy.
I cropped Brad and I out of this picture so you could see Parker up close. Irresistable! CAUTION: Child in picture is not as innocent as he appears.

I honestly LOVED Bear Lake. There weren't any mosquitos there at all. It had sandy beaches perfect for children. The water is super shallow at the beach and takes a while to get deep so I could just sit on the shore and watch Parker play with out any worries.
This is what Parker does when I tell him to smile.
Nothing sexier than a man in waders. Give me a piece of that. OK, maybe not so sexy but Brad had such a great time fishing in the little river at our campsite. He caught a good amount of fish and enjoyed spending time with his brother, Dad and his friend Calvin(the one in the picture).

Also, while we were there, all the women threw me a little baby shower. They gave me some more maternity clothes (which I really needed) and a few outfits for Garrett. This was such a nice surprise. It made me feel so loved. Thank you so much Allison for thinking of it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wheeler Farm

Here is the photo I promised.
Brad had a whole entire day off of work so we thought we would do something a little different from our everyday life. We went with our friends the Loosli's to Wheeler Farm. It is such a great place for picnics and to see all kinds of animals. While there Parker was able to feed ducks, geese and a donkey AND he was able to see real live cows, horses, pigs, chickens and turkeys. He had such a great time impressing everyone with his animal noises. We will have to go back there again sometime soon, maybe when it isn't over 90 degrees outside. Honestly, if you ever come to visit us we will have to take you. There were old barns and houses through out the property and antique farm equipment all over the place. I know that doesn't sound TOO exciting, but it really does make a fun afternoon with plenty of room to run around. Plus....its Free. You can't beat that.

Parker is 2!

So, I should have plenty of pictures to show you from Parker's little birthday party, but I had the camera on a weird setting and everything turned out blurry. This is the only salvagable picture. Bonnie and Mike and the girls came over for cake and ice cream along with our friends Calvin and Julie that live in Provo. We can't believe our little guy is growing up so quickly. He is officially sleeping in a big boy bed for night time AND naps. He loves his bed. He made the transition from crib to bed like a champ! We love you Parker. You are such a big boy now!

Saturday, July 5, 2008


I know, I know, I need to post pictures of myself. I will, I promise next time. I just couldn't wait to post this one. We went fishing with our friends for the 4th and had a great time. Parker doesn't get to spend as much time with his Daddy as he used to since he is working so much right now, so every moment they can spend together is treasured.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Such an angel! (Most of the time)

All these pictures show his "angel" side which is probably about 85% of the time but man oh can definately tell he is turning two soon. You've gotta love the two year old whine/scream when he doesn't get his way. It drives Brad and I up the wall. We are trying our best to teach him it is not OK to scream but sometimes he doesn't really care what mom and dad think.
Now for the angel part...Parker loves to start at the top of our driveway, pick up his feet and say "WEEEeeeeee" until he gets to the sidewalk.

His face is just getting so grown up!
Parker LOVES to snuggle. Multiple times through out the day if you are sitting or laying down he will just come up to you and say..."snuggle" and nuzzle his little body as close as he can. He will also ask maybe a million times a day..."draw?" And then he will proceed to tell you everything he needs whether it be a pen, crayon or pencil and then paper of course and sometimes he will request to sit in his "chair" which is the stool at the counter. In this picture he was lucky enough to both snuggle and draw at the same time. He was in heaven. Check out Brad's sexy shirt stuff! ;)
I couldn't resist this picture...