Thursday, January 28, 2010


The day finally came! (for Parker atleast) This kid counted down the days until he turned 5 for 365 days before it actually happened. Why is it that they want to grow up so fast? He was wishing he was 5 in a half 2 days after his birthday! Wow buddy, slow down. I keep thinking I'll be able to embrace each birthday, but I just can't get over how fast my babies are growing up :(
After opening presents and having a mini dance off to Monster's vs Aliens, we headed to IHOP for football french toast. Yum.

Parker's preschool class had a field trip to the pumpkin patch. What a way to spend your birthday!

As if it couldn't get any better than that, Parker's only request on the night of his big day was to attend a Jazz game. I don't think Jared or I have EVER been so proud :) This kid LOVES the Jazz. He follows the game and impresses everyone around us with his basketball knowledge. He jumps up when they cram it, talks trash to the other team, and is OBSESSED with the score (a little annoying I might add). We may have created a monster. But we had a blast and he came away with some souvenirs.

Parker had his first "real" birthday party this year. You know, the one where friends get to come. I guess family ones aren't very cool. He's been planning it for a year now. He wanted a Utah Jazz party (once again, so proud!) So we decided to have Jazz training camp to get ready for the upcoming season. He requested that everyone in attendance wear a jersy and we had a bunch of drills and exercises that would help improve basketball skills. It was hillarious. Here they are practicing shooting blindfolded.

A push up drill led by cousin Connor

Don't forget that basketball players need a strong core!

He was seriously in heaven being the center of attention for that long. Parker is such a fun, smart, social, sensitive little boy. We love him so much and would have the most BORING lives without him.


Sara and Company said...

That's awesome! So glad he had a wonderful birthday. We actually finally made a HUGE paper chain to tear off everyday because I got tired of him asking when it was 50 times a day. Five is definitely fun! Happy Birthday, Parker.

Sara and Company said...

Yay! What a fun year. I love catching up with all of your activities. The kids are so cute and getting so big! You have a beautiful family in every way.

kim said...

It is so good to see you guys are doing well. We sure do have a lot in common. I feel like I just read my own blog, except the Marathon post. You are crazy! A Marathon? Really? 10k is the perfect distance for me. Good work, I wish I had the desire to run one, maybe one day? It was good to hear from you the other day. Hope to hangout when we move down there. Keep in touch.

Kelly Nordfelt said...

Jill! I can't believe you posted! I didn't believe it until I came here. It looks like you guys are having a great time! Cute family!

Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday Parker!! I read all about your Surprise to Jared. How FUN! I love surprises that is so awesome that he had no clue and sounds like such a fun trip! :) Glad your blogging again. DONT STOP!! :)