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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Baby style

My mom asked if Parker did this. I said it would have been really strange if someone other than Parker dressed" Baby" up this way.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Be still my heart/uterus

No immediate plans to make him a big brother, but seeing him play with his baby doll turns me into mush every time.  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Potty training

S: sing a song with him when he's sitting on the potty
J: mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A potty for Parker

I did NOT want to start this adventure before selling the house, but he kept nearly breaking his neck/falling in trying to use the toilet. Since we can't move till we fix the floor, and we have no idea when that will be, might as well start now.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Parker was AMAZED to find a basket full of cars today. Seriously his mind was totally blown.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Plane overload

We went to the airport to pick up"Aunt" Ashlee from her most recent adventure. We got there early so P could watch planes at the observation park. This kid freaking loves planes. Ashlee gave him some toy planes that she got at the airport and P kissed them the whole way home. We topped the night off with a viewing of Disney's Planes. Boys are so fun!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nursmaids elbow

We went to the playground today. When it was time to go, I took Parkers hand to lead him to the car and he threw himself on the ground in protest. I felt his arm pop and he let out a blood curdling scream. I looked at him and his arm was hanging limp at his side. I was terrified. I called the pediatrician and the nurse told me to take him to urgent care immediately. Getting him in the car seat without further aggravating his arm was tough. He screamed and I was in 5 pm traffic.. I wanted to honk at everyone but I knew getting in a car wreck wouldn't help things. We finally got there and the Dr popped it back in and took an x Ray. He's fine now, but it was awful. If this ever happens to you, go to urgent care immediately to avoid a fracture or circulation problems. I had no idea what to do and I'm so thankful the pediatricians nurse talked to me within seconds of me placing the call. So now you know! !

Here is a photo of Parker eating his special dinner after the whole ordeal.

NC State Farm Day

Alternate title: the day my son screamed for 2 hours because he's not good at taking turns looking at cows/chicken/tractors and then I fed him ice cream for lunch.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

19 months

We've been having a lot of fun lately. I feel like the past few months have been challenging but we're breaking through! I finally learned how to communicate with P a little better. I tried for months being all lovey dovery and saying "oh honey we don't run in the street/ride bikes on furniture/jump off the top of the stairs/etc. Please stop, Mommy LOVES YOU!"

Yes. I have a BA in Child Development. Yes, it goes all out the window when trying to apply it to your own kid.

Finally I realized I have to be firm. I get down on his level, make him look at me, and repeat what I want at least 3 times. At first he cried a little when I did this, but MAGICALLY he has started doing what I asked.

Now that we've got some semblance of discipline in our lives, we are having a BLAST. I'm especially enjoying going to the park with him and not having to hover because I know he will listen and not try to do a back handspring off the slide.We went to Pullen the other day and it was awesome.

We're also going to a bunch of Easter Egg hunts. There are SO MANY around here. You could literally do nothing besides look for Easter Eggs for the rest of the month if you wanted to. He loves it. He has no idea that there's candy in the eggs which is an added bonus.

His speach is improving. No sentences yet, but his vocabulary is expanding and he is doing better at non verbal communication, too. PHEW.

He has graduated to 3T tops and is still in 2T bottoms. He is 33 lbs.

He's been in Nursery for a month. So far they haven't kicked him out at all, so no news is good news?? They say he is doing fine but my friend is the Nursery leader and she may just be saying that.

So, things are good here. We are in the process of getting our house ready to sell. We have to replace the floors.. and long story short... it won't happen for another 2 months or so. We plan to list about a week after the floors are put in. In the meantime I'm just cleaning and cleaning and trying to make Jon get rid of all the crap he's hoarded over the years.

Oh speaking of crap that I've hoarded, I have a bunch of beads and watch faces from that time I unsucessfully tried to make and sell watches. It's about $100 worth of stuff. Anyone want it? I'll sell it to you for $15.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Notice the car clutched in his hand... we really can't do anything without them.