Sunday, March 2, 2008

Cautious, training in progress!

Well I am hoping I can keep this as updated as possible. Our lives are not all to exciting, but we love to be able to fill our families and friends in that live far from us. First things first, Parker is growing like crazy! It is fun being able to watch him learn new things. Right now we are trying to get him to stand on his own. He can do it for a couple of seconds, and is very good at bringing himself back to the ground without falling on his face. He is a little reluctant at first to be let go by mommy or daddy, but eventually he let's go of his death grip and stands on his own. Chase's goal was to have him walking by nine months, but that time is coming up in a week, and it is not looking promising. So he has bumped it up to 10 months. So we'll see.

While training him to walk we thought we would also train him in the bathroom as well. He is not quite tall enough to sit on the toilet yet, but he sure has mastered the flushing part. Anytime Chase or I go into the bathroom, Parker is right on our tails chasing us down. He loves to be in the bathroom whether it be playing with the toilet, pulling down the toilet paper, or taking a bath. Hopefully it is a sign that he will be a well groomed boy who takes more then one shower a week!

With all the training we have been doing, we thought we ought to train him for his job in the future. Grandpa Caldwell is a retired firefighter, Daddy is a firefighter, so we thought it fit perfect for Parker to follow in their footsteps. He loves playing with his huge toy fire truck that Grandma Caldwell bought for him.

While you watch your children grow and learn, you also learn strange things yourself. For instance, we cannot for the life of us figure out why Parker is terrified of balls. Whether they be big or small, the poor boy just screams if one comes close to him. Now this can not be a good thing, as he is to be a soccer player when he get's older. Hopefully he will grow out of this strange stage.

Chase is still busy with going to school and working. We are hoping and praying he will find a job soon in the fire profession. He applied in Seattle, and passed the written test. So he goes on March 10th for his formal interview. There will be hundreds of guys that go through this whole process, but hopefully Chase will stick out to them and he can get started on what he loves doing. I am staying busy with work and playing mommy! I have to say that I am so grateful for being able to work half days. Especially that later half of the day. Parker is still not sleeping through the night, and yes he spends most of the night in our bed. However, we have made a step up in the world, because he starts out in his crib. He usually last an hour and then he has had enough. But we are taking baby steps, and hopefully it will continue to get better. So back to my point, with not getting much sleep at night, I am glad to have the morning to wake up and get moving. I usually stay pretty tired until I walk in the doors at work. What I love about my job is that, two days are never the same. Yes the kids can be quite challenging, and they know how to test your patience but on their good days, they are so fun to be with. I have come to love these kids, and I am so grateful I was given the opportunity to work with them.

We hope everyone is doing well, and we miss all of you who we don't get to see very often.

4 comments:

Tara & Spencer Frye said...

We all just looked at the blog and we love it!!!! I can't believe Parker is standing on his own! I love that little guy! He is so stinkin cute. And you guys are such a gorgeous family! You are such good parents. G-mama misses you like crazy!!!

Brittany said...

The blog looks fantastic! I love how you and Megan do those scrapbook pages on your blog. You need to teach me!

happy2Bme said...

I found your blog off of your sister's. It's fun to see how much your family is changing. What a cute little boy! And what a great name! :) (that's what we named our oldest). It sounds like things are going great!

Braydan and Jessica said...

I'm so excited to see you guys this weekend! I forgot to tell you to bring a swimsuit so you can soak in our hot tub (if you want to)