Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Of course we decide to go to the pumpkin patch in the middle of a hot afternoon. P loved the tractors, looking at the animals, saying "choo-choo" to the train and throwing the pumpkins rather than picking them. Thank goodness we were far out in the patch so no one could see. Have a great week!

Can't wait to get on!

Riding the tractor!

Not sure!

Having a great time!
John Deere tire

Searching for the perfect pumpkin!

Checking this huge pumpkin out!

He does not like his hands getting dirty. Crazy!

Oh wow what is my mom doing!

Decided to touch the "guts"!

And straight into the mouth. Yuck!

I love to carve, but did horrible on this baby one. Better pics of our family pumpkins to come.

Playing with this "first" jack-o-lantern.
What is crazy to think about is that a year ago, Parker was still waking up in the middle of the night, could not sit up, was just beginning to eat rice cereal, had no hair, had alittle smile and was half of the weight he is now. To think that in just a year so much has happened, now I tell him to help me do something and he does. He absolutely loves throwing things in the trash and the other day I broke a glass, after cleaning the floor mind you, and he goes to get the broom. Of course, I did not let him come near the area and confined him to his high chair while I cleaned it up, but it is so amazing the things he does each day. More pics to come from his dress up day at daycare!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Festival

We had some family visitors on Friday night. My Dad and Pam decided to drive up and hang out with us. They had such a blast watching Parker walk everywhere and continually cracked up with all the talking he does. My dad kept saying he must take after his mother:) We went to the farmer's market and watched some Oregon football. I had to head out at 4 to head down to school for our annual Fall Festival. I asked Budge if he would bring Parker down dressed up. They showed up and Budge was amazed at how many people know Parker, kids and adults. They went through the haunted house which Parker loved. The fourth grade makes one that is kid-friendly. He got his face painted with a spider on it. It was a great turn out and I am glad my family was there to be a part of it. In case you are wondering, no haircut for P yet. We had a crazy week. Maybe Thursday. We will see. Off to the pumpkin patch!

Checking out the Haunted House!

Worn out at 7.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Video of walking

Enjoying the last day of Fall Break!

Happy Sunday to all of you! We had a great weekend home. Yesterday we went to the farmer's market, enjoyed a delicious breakfast with Grandpa Bill and Uncle Chris, and had a fun get together with friends. I am so bummed I did not take any pictures of all the kiddos last night that were over. They had such a blast playing together. Today we took P on a bike ride on the river trail. First time he walked across the Sundial Bridge. He is quite the talker as you can tell. Looks like there is a storm coming. Means indoor recess but I miss my class kids so it will be okay. ON the schedule this week, flu shots maybe if there are any left, first haircut for P and our last session of family portraits. Enjoy the rest of the day.

P enjoys walking around the house with his backpack and ball popper thing.

Door stopper is always a distraction.

A walking machine.

I made it!

Pointing the fish and then telling me where they live.

Pointing to the river.

Peek A Boo!

Once out of the car, Parker went straight for the tools in the garage.

Wanted to help Dad fix the garage door. It is fixed and am so happy.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fall Break 2009 & Seattle

Sorry I have been lagging on blogging. We have had a busy week. My mom came to visit last weekend for a night and she enjoyed every minute of reading and watching P walk all about. Thanks mom for coming up. It is always nice to see you!

Trying to find things in the pumpkin with Grandma!

New favorite thing is to push the stroller himself.
On Monday, Parker and I headed to Seattle for a few days with the Perry family. Little did we know when we planned the trip it would be the first few days in their brand new house. We had a blast going to the aquarium, discovery museum and the mall play area. The weather was beautiful minus the dreadful down pour we got ourselves into at the Space Needle. Regardless, it was great to spend time with an old friend and our kids. Thank you for all the hospitality and cannot wait to make the trip again soon.

Ready for the Seattle rain!

Loved to play Peek A Boo in the octopus.

Space Needle with sunny skies.

Pushing the buttons.

Loved the slide!

Driving the bus.

Enjoyed the poo machine. Better pic coming from Andrea!

After a long day this is what we found in the backseat.

And the jewelry box... Need I say more!

P and baby Olivia.

Fun at the mall.

Thanks for having us! We had a blast!
I am absolutely loving this stage with Parker. He is curious about the world around him and tried to communicate with me as often as he can. The smile that comes on his face when Budge or I gets home is incredible. Well, it is back to work for me on Monday. So sad, but I can handle another five weeks and then it is Thanksgiving. Crazy:) Everyone enjoy their weekend. I know I will:)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fishing on the Sacramento!

We decided to take Parker on his first fishing experience today. He did great and we, or I should say Uncle Chris, caught a beautiful fish! Great day today guys!

Captain Parker.

Looking out over the river.

Sundial Bridge in the background.

Same look on the both of them! Parker loves his Dad

Thanks Uncle Chris for catching a fish!!

Wasn't really wanting to take a picture!