Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Preparing for vacation

Wow, I never thought planning for vacation could be so relaxing! It might sound weird but after traveling with a baby I found a new level of stress. Once you have been so stressed out going on an adult only vacation seems so dramatically different. It's Sunday before we leave and I am waiting to get a pedicure. I had a gift card from my birthday to use and I saved it for the perfect time. Parker is hanging out with Aunt Liz & Uncle Tom. Ray is working and I am waiting in a spa just relaxing. I checked in for my appointment 45 minutes early & they seemed to be bothered by that. I should have said, "Really I don't mind sitting in a comfy chair, relaxing with a cold water and no one pulling on my leg!" It's times like this that make me appreciate the little breaks. I am so grateful for the help I have in making preparation for vacation so relaxing!!

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Great Benefits!

I am often reminded of how lucky I am to have such a great employer! I have been at Franklin for 11 years and every year they add more and more benefits. One new benefit is through Bright Horizons & it's a backup daycare service. This can be used for children and/or elderly parents. We have been lucky enough to have Ray, my mom or me take care of Parker. Well, times are changing and we recently had to use this service. Parker had his first day at daycare. There is a center right across from Franklin in the OPERS building. It is SUPER nice, kinda like the Cadillac of daycare. He had a great time. But I think that is where he got his first cold! :( It was a great experience for all of us and a WONDERFUL benefit that I am very thankful for.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Toys

We have been blessed with many previously loved toys! We always clean them up and put them away until Parker is ready. Well we sometimes put things away and forget we have them. Parker has been playing with a Leap Frog magnet set at my moms house. I thought to myself, we need one of those at home. Well, low and behold we already had one!! It's his new favorite!

The shades are something I bought for him earlier this year and he is finally growing into them! Man he is a cute kid!