Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Family Fun

Now that the summer is almost over, I need to catch up on this whole blog thing. We really have not been terribly busy since we got back from our trip to Utah. So I don't have anything to interesting to write about.
In July my sister Megan came to visit with both of her kids, as well as my younger sister Darcee. It's not very often that we all get to be together so it was so fun to have them here. Unfortunately, non of us had our husbands here to share the memories with. Parker loved it when Adallyn and Beckett are here. He just can't get enough of Addy. He follows her around like a little puppy dog. She is so great with playing with him, and also great at bossing him around. She may be the oldest and can be a little bossy, but we witnessed a mean side of Parker as well. I didn't see exactly what happened, but I am guessing he got mad at her and threw his bottle at her head. She had quite the goose egg on her forehead. Parker was quick to say sorry, but she was to busy screaming to notice. The only places we really went while they were here was to the swimming pool and shopping, but we still had a great time!!
And of coarse we had to have a little photo shoot:
Parker pushing beckett in the stroller.
Parker getting ready to go down the big water slide with Draddy (grammy).
And then enjoying the little slide!
Parker is definitely a boy because he LOVES cars and trucks. I was in the kitchen and Parker was quiet, so that usually is never a good thing. So I walked into the living room to find this. He had lined up all of his trucks in a perfect line. What a smart boy. He also LOVES to be outside. Anytime the door is open, he goes a runnin'. So this summer he has spent a lot of his time out in the sun.
And although he may be outside a lot, he has been cursed with the Perdue whiteness. I was hoping he would get the Caldwell skin, but so far it is looking pretty bad. And as you can tell he is quite the skinny boy. He is still stuck on a bottle, which is the vain of my existence. Anytime he falls down or starts to cry he always asks for his bottle. He has never really sucked a pacifier, so that is what his bottle has become. Sometimes its the only thing I can get him to put in his body. It becomes quite frustrating when he won't eat anything. I know he will let us know when he is hungry, but I still feel like he is starving. So I guess there are many things that I have to work on with him. One is taking the bottle and two is potty training. And to tell you the truth I really don't think I want to accomplish either at this point in time.
He loves to play with the hose. Anytime Draddy is out watering the plants, or Papa is out washing the car, Parker just screams for the hose. If it is to cold outside and he can't play with the water he will throw quite the fit.
(For journaling purposes) Although Parker is at the age of being a holy terror, he is also the love and joy of our lives. He continues to learn so much. On our way to Utah I taught him Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and he just sings it over and over again. It is pretty dang cute. However since it is the same tune as the alphabet, he gets a little confused. He will start singing his ABC's and then will switch to Twinkle Twinkle. So I am in the process of trying to teach him "I am a Child of God" but he has no interest. He tries to count as well. I sometimes have to help him, but he can for the most part count to 13 when he wants to. We have also been having him say prayer, which is really cute. He can't say really say sentences so it is always the last couple of words in our sentence that he will repeat.
Here are Parker most recent phrases or words:
"What doing?" He asks this over and over again.
"I help you"
"I hold it"
"Oh man" as it is said on Dora, from swiper the fox
Anytime he gets hurt he will have me kiss his owie and then right after he says, "better"
"Bless you" It's so cute when I will sneeze and he will say it, or it's even cuter when he will pretend to sneeze and he says it to himself.
see ya later
We had one week here that was really hot, so we decided to go up to a lake outside of Sisters. I forget the name. It was 94 degrees when we left our house and when we got up to this lake it was barely 70 degrees and was off and on raining. I was not to thrilled with all the bugs that were flying around, and being cold, but besides that it was a good time. Chase, Tyler, Hailey and I rented some paddle boats that were a lot of fun to ride around in. We had a race with Tyler and Hailey and totally whooped their butts. Let's just say they lasted maybe 10 mins on the paddle boat until they decided they had enough and handed it off to my parents. Tyler is always bragging at what an all star he is, but now I would have to beg to differ.


sdralphs said...

ha ha! I love how thrilled Hailey looks! And I love that they are wearing life jackets. So funny! Looks like a great time!

Tara and Spencer Frye said...

so fun! miss you guys lots and lots