Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My baby is getting big!

Parker decided to grow up this summer. Even though I begged him not to. He has had so much fun learning new things. It has been incredible for Jared and I to watch our first born accomplish so many little things that he's so proud of. His joy is so simple. You should have seen his face when he got his snap down perfect for the first time. He was so happy! He had practiced it for days and one day it just clicked. I wish I could remember the day I learned to snap.
He also learned to swim in the deep water. He could swim last year but he never dared swim in deep water because he knew he couldn't touch. He saw one of his friends out here doing flips off of his diving board and the very next time we were at the pool Parker told me he wanted to swim in the deep water so he could do flips like Clark. And away he went! I kinda freaked out and got ready to jump in in case he panicked, but he swam across the pool then looked up at me with the biggest grin. He can now do flips off of his friends diving board :)
He's still working on the tying of the shoes, but that's ok. He's too impatient (wonder where he gets that from?). Plus who wears shoes in the summer anyway!
But none of these came close to how bad he wanted to learn to ride his bike without training wheels. Oh my goodness the kid was obsessed.
He started out with help from his daddy, but then they both lost patience. So he practiced on his own until he got it! He's actually quite cocky about it. He was bragging to me one day about how his friend who is older than him still has training wheels.
We're still working on his humility.

10 comments:

Chris and Brittani Knudsen said...

Holy cow Parker is a little man, I can't believe how much he really has grown up. I have Lydia on my lap and she is freaking out wondering when we can see Parke and Tage...ha ha ha!

Lindsey said...

Jill- It must be the age. I can't believe all that Houst did this Summer too, Learning to ride his bike, losing teeth, learned to swim! AHHH our babies are so big! How is Kindergarten going for Parker? Hope he's loving it and you are too! We miss you guys. I talked to Diana at church today and we decided u should come back!

Marti said...

Love these updates! The snapping picture is darling. I love that you captured all these milestones for him! Love and miss you guys too much.

EMILY =) said...

Sad... I miss him being my little sunshine baby!! Seems so long ago!

pam said...

I LOVED getting caught up on your blog just now. Your boys are sooooooooo cute and getting so big! It looks like you're all having fun in Texas. I'm so glad!

Meg said...

Awwwww....I miss you guys!! How is Parker liking Kindergarten? When will you be back in Utah? I think Sam and Tage look so much alike, maybe it's just the age. Looks like you're loving Texas!

Tina said...

Hey Jill, will you send me another email so that I can give you permission to my blog. I looked on my list and I don't know why, but your name isn't on it. I don't get it! But I guess maybe it will start to remove names when you haven't updated your blog in over a year like me!!!!

KEYSHA said...

What a big dude! Parker is so tall!!! Wish you still lived close so the boys could swim and ride their bikes together! (I took advantage of how close you were). I am so happy you are having such a wonderful time and making so many great friends! (Even if they don't wear shirts:) Missed you in Moab for the funeral, but hopefully we can get together over the holidays!

CANADIAN AMERICAN FAMILY said...

Jill when did they get soo BIG! I love the pic of their legs with the bruises you should see my kiddos legs..geez! And why do you have to be in Texas when I need you desperately t help me lose this baby weight!!!!!!!!

Ali said...

Hi Jill! Your boys are so darling! That little Tage is just a doll baby. I could just kidnap him. I'm so glad you are loving Texas and have so many friends! What a perfect place for your family. And you look amazing like always. I really really really wish I had your motivation and drive to look so darn good!