Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Well, Parker had a great 2nd Christmas! He loved the paper, bags, boxes and oh yeah the toys! As you can see, Grandma Sharon got him a new three-in-one bike. He loves it even around the house. The one picture he is screaming because we put the 5 point harness on him!! We are so blessed to have so many friends and family to help us celebrate the holidays.

On Christmas Eve we spend the evening with Ray's family. Our nieces & nephews are in the bottom right. Parker is holding on to Uncle Trent's leg toward the top. We had a very nice evening with good food and great family. It was truly a blessed weekend!

Santa 2011

Parker wanted nothing to do with Santa! My mom's school has a pancake breakfast each year and invites the staff and their families. We went and had a great time.... until Santa came out. As you can see I had to be the middle man between Parker and Santa. I have a feeling this is going to be a trend for at least the next three years or so...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

I don't know what you do on a Saturday night but mine was spent making homemade diaper rash cream! Yeah for me!! :) Parker has been sick and to get him to take his meds I was mixing it in his cereal. To add some flavor I was using apple juice. Well, that turned out to be s bad idead. That then led to a super bad diaper rash. Nothing seemed to work so I turned to the internet. This cream was super easy to make and worked wonders! I bought some containers to put this in so I wasn't using ones we would want to put food in later. This also made it easy to make up a batch for a friend. I used the Target brand maalox and Aquaphor. I started with 4 tablespoons of maalox and add the Aquaphor until it looked like this! I would highly suggest having this on hand BEFORE you might need it!! :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Parker has been sick...

Poor little guy was sick a few weeks ago. He ended up with another ear infection and had some yucky stuff in his chest. He had to take breathing treatments and antibiotics for 10 days.  I took advantage of his nap to snap some pics! He is cute even when he is sick. I am happy to report he is doing much better now!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

We are walking...

Well, life will never be the same! Parker is walking. He started a few weeks before his birthday but has really started mastering his skills. Parker loves daddy's iPhone so we knew that would get him walking! He is mastering new skills everyday!

Feeding time...

At the beginning of November Parker, mommy, Poopa & Grandma Terry went to dinner at the local American Legion. They were having a fish fry and we went to enjoy some fish and french fries. Parker was dining on his usual: one container of baby food and one container of yogurt. At the end Poopa let Parker feed himself. We weren't at home so that was less mess for mommy to pick up!! :)

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Playing the organ...

Parker wasn't feeling well (ear infection) and he got sick all over himself. I was trying to clean up the kitchen and find something for Parker to do... So Ray turned on the organ in the dining room and let him go to town. He can just reach the keys and he was entertaining us all! :) These pictures are a little patriotic with Ray's grandpa's flag. Who doesn't love a cute baby in just a diaper?

Thanksgiving 2011

Do these pants make my butt look big??
Isn't he the cutest??
Cousin Ashley needs a nap!! :)

Parker is still not eating anything but baby food, cereal and milk... But he will put any toy in his mouth...
We have many things to be thankful for!! Gobble Gobble!

Shared photo book from Leslie

I had two coupons to use for photo books. It was hard picking just a few pictures to sum up Parker's first year. I hope that you enjoy the book as much as we do!!

Shutterfly photo books offer a variety of layouts and cover options to choose from.