Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Busy life in March

Just thought I would start this blog off with a picture of Parker and his very first swing experience. Gee, I have been depriving the poor boy. Anyways, at the beginning of March our little family took a road trip to Seattle for Chases interview with the Seattle fire department. It was Parkers longest car ride, and towards the end it became a little rough for him. We got the chance to stay with my old roommate Jessica and her cute family. She has a son who is just over one, and it was fun to see our little boys interact with each other. They were definantly boys, fighting over toys, and crying when sometime got taken from them. As you can see we are teaching Parker to be tough, so his cousins can't pick on him. Another thing I realized while we were staying at Jessica's house, is that it would be so wonderful to have a baby who sleeps by himself and through the night. Jessica made it look so easy. Every two hours Caleb goes down for a nap and not to mention without a fuss. Then at night she brings him upstairs, lays him down and he is out for the night, and her and Braydan can enjoy the evening. So Jessica count your blessings. You saw what we had to put up with :) So on the way back from Seattle we took a little detour to Megans house, to visit little Beckett. He is such a cute baby. It's hard to believe that almost 1o months ago, Parker was that small. It was good to visit with Megan and Chad and to get some free professional pictures done of our cute boy. I know most everyone has already seen them through Megans sight, but I am still going to put them up anyways. Thanks Megan. This month we also got the pleasure of Chases Mom coming for about a week to watch Parker, while Grammy Perdue was in Utah. I always dread when my Mom is gone, because that means I have to find a babysitter for Parker in the afternoon. And truthfully, I am not very good at asking people to do this. So Chase got a call from his Mom telling us she was going to come babysit. YEAH!!!! It was so great to have her here and Parker had so much fun with her. Not to mention the great Chinese food we had and Italian! Thanks for all the help MOM!

Chase is still keeping busy with all his work and school. He just finished up finals this last week and I think is enjoying his little bit of break before school start up again in a week. So last Saturday, Parker and I took a little field trip to see daddy at the fire station. Now when I think of Firemen, I think of manly men, who can be hard and never smile. But I tell ya, when you bring a little baby into the station, they all get googly eyed and start talking baby talk. So it was fun to be able to bring Parker down to see his dad on the job.

As Easter rolled around, I was not quite as excited about it as I have been in the past. Yes it was fun to be able to dress Parker up in his first Sunday easter outfit (thanks grammy), but as tradition goes in my family, the easter bunny goes around the house and lays candy all over the floor and you race to pick up as much candy as you can. Then when all the candy is found, you have to go find your Easter basket. Well Parker is not quite old enough for candy yet. Yes I could have laid some candy around the house, but it just would have gone in his mouth. Plus with church at 9:00 and no husband at home, well it made for a complicated morning. Parker and I left for church without Chase, and the two of us sat alone. Usually it would not have been to bad cause my family is normally there, but with spring break, they left for a couple of days. However, Chase finally showed up about half way through sacarament meeting. Usually during church, I have a hard time paying attention to the talks, but I was glad on this Easter Sunday I got to catch one of them. Elder Buchanan (missionary in our ward), gave a wonderful talk on the ressurection that touched my heart. I am so thankful that Christ gave his life for me and that I although I am not perfect, I am able to repent, and I will someday be able to return to my Heavenly Father and Jesus. With Chase being a Firefighter I always worry that something bad will happen to him. But, I know that because we are sealed for time and all eternity, I will never lose him and we will be together with our families for eternity. So after church our plan for dinner was just to do some meatball subs and pasta (nice dinner), but that plan was changed when the Brittany Kohler invited us over to Allens house for dinner. We greatfully accepted. It was fun to be in a setting with a bunch of kids to bring back the little bit of Easter excitment I had lost. Thanks Kohlers, Ridings, and Allens for the fun time.

Sorry I know that was long, but it hard to find time to keep it update weekly.


Jim, Brea, Annabelle and Evelyn said...

Yay! Shayla you finally joined the blogging world. Ours is

Jim, Brea, Annabelle and Evelyn said...

I mean
Hee Hee!

Braydan and Jessica said...

It's about time! jk. I LOVE those pictures of Parker that megan did. His eyes are so pretty and blue. Glad your Easter was saved by your friends. Ours was kinda a bummer too. All well. Guess what? We found Parker's binky behind the couch. I thought about sending it to you, but Kaleb has already adopted it. Sorry. REmember, he wasn't always an easy sleeper! I know it's hard to believe from what you saw. But I should've shown you my journal from some of my sleepless nights! It just takes time. THanks for updating. Love ya!