Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Day

I know Memorial Day seems like so long ago, but this crappy 48 degree weather today reminded me of the fun day we had. Plus I got my hot chocolate too hot and I needed something to do while it cools off a bit (HOT CHOCOLATE in JUNE?! This is crazy!) So I'm updating the blog while I wait.

We had plans to go on a pic nic up in the canyons, but that wasn't going to happen with the weather. So instead we sat at home ALL DAY long! Parker and I were getting a little restless so we had to get creative.

We tried to "chalk" our driveway but it was too wet and rainy. So we moved to the front porch. After about 10 minutes I was done (and freezing) so we went inside and played every game Parker owns...twice. What fun.

Jared decided to sit in front of the T.V. and not play with us. So we left him a message on the front porch.

He did decide to join us for lunch in the sweet fort we built. Only if he could go buy himself a bag of Cheetos to eat though (Don't worry, I think I ate more than he did).

It was nice to have a relaxing day to remember those loved ones we've lost.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Soccer Stud

It's very interesting watching 3 year olds play soccer. The first game I wondered why the heck we were doing this since the ball ended up out of bounds 99 % of the time. But I must say, these kids have shown some serious improvement! They are actually developing skills! Parker scored his first goal last week and was SO proud. He talked about how he "stole the ball from the other team and scored a goal" all week long. It really was pretty cool.

He even talks trash to the other players! Too bad this kid is on his team :)

Jared was lucky enough to be volunteered as the "coach".

Here is Parker dancing on the field. Earlier in the season he spun webs at the ball.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Where a kid can be a kid

Parker put the last sticker on his good choice chart a few weeks ago so we went to Chuck-e-cheese! Jared had a day off during the week so he was able to come with us and we had so much fun.

Does anyone else think that Chucky and his friends are a little creepy? I don't know why kids like them. I was a little freaked out when we got close.

Parker was worn out by the time we got home (my plan worked perfectly :). He likes to use my big belly for a pillow. He has gotten kicked a few times by his little brother though. I love to see his face when he feels my belly kick. He gets a big smile and says, "Hey, that baby just kicked me!"

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

Here are some highlights:

-delicious breakfast waiting for me when I got out of the shower

-being spoiled by my boys
-getting a Cinderella "princess book" from Parker that he insisted Jared buy for me

-having Parker sing with the rest of the primary in sacrament meeting with the biggest smile i've ever seen on his face

-the Jazz beat the Lakers

-not having to clean up after dinner

--thinking about how lucky I am to be a mom and how many wonderful mothers I have around me that set a great example.

Happy Mother's day everyone!

*Quote of the day from Parker,
"After we have mothers day and father's day, lets have kids day!" Little does he know, every day is kids day.