Tuesday, February 23, 2010


The intention of this blog is to record the special happenings of our family and especially Parker. I did not mean to post anything harmful about our home remodel last month. I went back and reread it and I feel that I let my emotions get the best of me. (Who doesn't sometimes, you know!) The work is perfect and we LOVE it! We can't wait for it to get warm so we can get outside and eat dinner under our new porch! I'll post some pictures soon of the finished product! It's amazing! Chad also loves his new office!

I will make sure that I stick to postings about my sweet, precious baby from now on! :)


What do single moms do to survive?? Chad is in Orlando all week and I'm already worn out!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

January/February Happenings

I was doing better about posting and then the last few weeks have been busy so I am going to try to play catch up.

Parker is doing well. Walking everywhere and getting faster every day. We cannot take our eyes off him. His new favorite thing: THE TOILET! He thinks it is hilarious to throw things in water. That is such a gross thing to love! We are trying to be careful to always shut the bathroom door.

He is repeating lots of words now. He turned 14 months on February 3rd which is just amazing to me. I am going to try to remember all of the words that he is saying now but I am sure that I will forget some: mama, dada, Gee(Gandy, my mom) juice, boon (balloon) Ba (Bailey, our dog) Bo (my parents dog) all gone, bye bye, ball. (I'm sure that I have forgotten some.) Oh wait, how could I forget this one. He says NO all of the time! Anything we tell him to do, he responds with a quick no.

He likes to watch Backyardigans, Wonder Pets, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Handy Manny. One morning this week he woke up earlier than normal and I turned on Blue's Clues and he loved it! He actually sat and watched it. I am going to have to buy a DVD or two.

He loves to go outside. There have been VERY few "warm" days lately but if it's decent, we've tried to bundle him up and go out! He is just so happy outside, but he is scared of the grass, which is weird. Hopefully he'll get used to it by the summer.

He is back in a picky stage of eating. He is consistently eating yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, muffins, biscuits, Tyson chicken nuggets, fish sticks, and waffles. He also loves lots of other kinds of fruit: pears, peaches, and pineapples. He is not wanting to each veggies now. Maybe he'll go back through a less picky stage soon.

**Chad and I have been busy with the work on the house. We closed off the living room and the dining room to make Chad a larger office space. LONG story and I'll post again about it later but a project that was supposed to cost 6, 000 actually cost double that price. We were given an estimate and the contracter did not hold up his end of the deal. Chad and I have been SICK over it because he is a close family friend.... You live and you learn. Always get the estimate in writing even if the person giving you the estimate is a close family friend.

I have still been running. It's been mostly on the treadmill because the weather has been so yucky lately. I am training for the 9.3 mile run in Sheffield on March 13th. Today I was able to run my best run: 6.7 miles. I need to hit 7.5 by next weekend. My joints are killing me now though and I think it's time for some new shoes. I bought cheap running shoes when I started running in June because it wasn't sure if I would stick with it. I need some suggestions on which shoes to by if anyone has any suggestions.

My latest obsession, beside running, is cutting coupons! It's amazing how much money you can some and how much free stuff you can get. Melodie is my coupon buddy!! I like to look at www.couponingtodisney.com. She posts lots of great deals and links to other websites. You should check it out.

About to head to bed and get ready for the big snow tomorrow. I'll try to post some pictures of our remodel soon.