Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Well I don't have a ton to write about this time, but I know my sister Darcee gets a little antsy pantsy when I don't update the blog. So if it is incredibly boring, blame it on the sister.
I have been back at work since the end of August and it has been pretty good. We lost 5 fifth graders last year, and they were kind of the life of the party. They always kept us entertained and laughing. This year we have a lot of young kids and it is a completely different vibe. I work with the same 2 kids almost the whole afternoon which can sometimes be challenging. Especially when I get frustrated, because I don't really get a break from them. Both of my kids are 3rd graders. One of them is just a sweet angel and she is pretty easy to handle. The other one, well he looks just about as sweet as an angel but does not quite act as one. He always wants to do what he wants to do. So getting him to work for me has been very tough. However, when he does happen to work with someone else he does just fine his work. I don't get it!!! Everyone tells me I am not mean enough, and that I am to sweet. Well I try to be mean, and I think I am being mean but he still doesn't listen. So that is work for me so far. I only work 3.5 hours and come home quite exhausted.
Chase is back in school full time. 1 year to go!!! The countdown is on. He goes to school M-Th, puts in time out at the fire station and has just started a new job. Drum Role........Chase is a new cashier at LOWE's. So if you ever see him tell him hi for me because I don't see him much anymore. But we are very excited he got the job because funds are quite tight now that he can't work full time. So really any job would do. However there is some rivalry in the Caldwell family now. Chase's dad and sister both work at Home Depot, and Chelsea is a cashier there. She claims Home Depot is a much better place, has much better costumer service and makes twice the amount of money Lowe's does. The only come back Chase had is that Home Depot has had someone die on the job.
So which is better, Lowe's or Home Depot? Really I could care less. If they give us money that is all that matters.
Parker continues to grow each day, and is such a blessing in our lives. It's fun to watch the new things he learns everyday. Some of the things good, and some of the things not so good. For instance he has learned to hit. We will be sitting with him on the couch and he will just hit us in the face. When we tell him no, he just laughs. Another thing he has learned about is a razor. Uh Oh! A lot of times Chase is gone in the morning so I have to get ready with Parker in the bathroom. Well the other day I was shaving my legs and Parker was playing with his toys so I didn't think anything of it. Well, Chase and I went to a wedding reception last night and Dropped Parker off at Grammy and Poppy's house. When we came to pick him up, my mom told us she had a funny story. She said Parker had gone upstairs and was really quiet for a while. Usually he doesn't go upstairs when no one else is up there. Well he came down stair with one of my dad's razors and was trying to shave his legs. Thank heavens he didn't cut himself. So Grammy took the razor from him and that was that. Well he went upstairs again and was quiet yet another time. Then he came downstairs with another razor and this time is trying to shave his face. Chase and I just laughed. So we tried to get him to do it again today so we could capture the moment. Yes that is shaving cream on his face, and yes he did try to eat it.
I guess we need to be more careful what we do when he is watching. I actually think he learned the hitting from me cause I like to hit chase on the arm when he is being a pest. OOPS!
He has not learned anymore words that I can think of. He does love to give high fives, wave goodbye, Blow kisses, and when we say all gone he shrugs his shoulders and holds out his arms. So cute.
Another thing Parker has been enjoying is hats. If he sees a hat he puts it on.
Yes he looks like a homeless child. But a cute one at that!
Go BYU!!Parker loves his Uncle Tyler so much, and we are so glad Tyler is always willing to watch Parker.
Here is another thing Parker likes to play dress up in. He especially loves the boots and always wants to put them on. Of coarse they are way to big for him, so yet he falls some more.
And last but not least, here is an example of what happens when you leave Parker and Daddy all alone.
He gets fabulous tattoos. Chase is really stressing the whole firefighting thing on the kid.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
For Labor day weekend we had the chance to take a little road trip to Waldport, OR. For those of you who have no clue where Waldport is, it is on the Oregon Coast. We met up with the Perdue side of the family minus Brady, Darc and Shane, to have a little reunion. Mom planned this trip way back at the beginning of the summer and thought it would be fun for the family to all be together before school started up again. One thing we didn't know was that we would see Megan and her family a lot during the summer. However, we still had a great time and it was fun to be in a new location. We stayed in a condo that was right on the beach. We had a beautiful sight. Now those of you who are not familiar with the beach in Oregon, it is not your typical warm beach. In fact, you are lucky if you have 60 degree weather and it is not raining. We happened to be pretty lucky. We had a little of rain but all in all it was great weather.
This was Parker first real experience of sand. We went to the coast last summer but Parker was only a month old so that did not count. I was a little worried how he would react, but he had a great time. He ran in the sand, wrote in the sand, fell in the sand and even ate the sand. Yup, he ate it all right. I just don't think he was very happy with how it tasted.
(Parker eating the sand)
(The result of eating the sand)
(Parker be pushed by Grampy, JK Parker falling again!)
Parker had a great first experience at the beach. He loved playing with adallyn and wanted to do whatever she was doing.
(I stole this picture from Megan)
(Playing on top of the sand castle before it was built)
He also had fun building a sand castle with his dad, uncle's, and aunt. Actually he mostly wanted to play in the trench protecting the castle. But when he could he got in on the action he would. When it was time to build the castle it was all business. Chad and Chase started by building the trench around the castle. Megan worked on the big pile of sand and making sure it was level to build the sand castle, Tyler, well to tell you the truth I am not sure what he did. He was building something outside of the trench and by his breathing and grunting every time he dug deeper into his hole, it must have been hard work. He did however leave a nice final touch to the sand castle. And that was by writing Mormon Mafia on the outside of it. He was pretty proud of that. As for me, well I just took the pictures. Yeah for pictures!!
(The finish product it was still there in the morning and there were people admiring it)
Besides the funness of building the sand castle, some of the braver ones enjoyed the water, we played frisbee, and the girls killed the boys at Taboo.
(Chase and Ty playing frisbee)
Thanks Mom and Dad for a great weekend.