Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Big T-W-O!

I can't believe my sweet angel is TWO!  Where did the time go?  It seemed like the previous month really showed me how much he is learning and growing!  Almost anything I ask him to try to say, he will!  Which also means we have to be very careful about what we say, too.

One of the best highlights of the month was this little conversation we had on the couch:

Me:  Who's this?  (pointing to Greg)

Parker:  Dada

Me:  Who am I?  (pointing to myself)

Parker:  Mama

Me:  Who are you?  (pointing to Parker...obviously)

Parker:  Parker

Me & Greg:  *GASP*

Prior to that, I had never asked him what his name was, and I hadn't ever tried to get him to say it, either.  It was a pleasant surprise.  Now I can ask him, "What's your name?"  and he'll say, "Parker".  It's adorable.

Once he got his name down, I figured he better learn how old he was.  I didn't want to confuse him by teaching him "one", and then a week later telling him he was two.  Luckily, he learned quickly, and on his birthday if someone asked  him, "How old are you?"  He could say, "two".  Granted, that doesn't mean he answers every time!

Some fun things that happened this past month for him were:

He began potty training!

He went to the circus!

He saw a real live turtle for the first time!

The easter bunny visited him!

Money he found in an egg left by the Easter Bunny.

He got to play in the rain!

A neighbor gave him all kinds of "new" outside toys...we put this one up in storage because it's too big for him still, but I love this pic of him!

Parker is still sleeping really well!  He takes naps in the afternoon and at night he never fights me about going to bed.  Although he has never tried to climb out of his crib, I plan on converting it to his "toddler bed" in the very near future.  We'll see how things go once that happens!

He still has the combination of straight and curly hair, which is sometimes a little wild-man looking, but I love it!

At some point this past month, he began getting his back top molar in.

Parker's favorite things are:  bubbles, trains, running, playing outside, and chips!!  (Not too proud about the last one, but oh well!)

On his actual birthday we went up to Norman to stay at Parker's Nana and Papa's house.  We had his birthday party there the following day (post to come!).  We had a celebratory lunch at Braums on the way there, complete with Birthday Cake ice cream!  He was out cold for the entire journey there.

One interesting thing that happened shortly after our arrival was that we had to take shelter in my in-laws storm shelter.  A tornado touched down a mile away from the house, but luckily we were safe and no damage was done.  How many kids can say they got to turn two in a storm shelter?!

HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY, PARKER!  I love you more than you'll ever know.  There are days when I'm ready to tear my hair out, but then you can look at me with a huge grin and a loud laugh, and I'm reminded again of how precious you really are.  You are smart, sweet, energetic, and so fun to be around! 

I am TWO!  I am 26 pounds!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Past Three Weeks

Have involved the following:

He likes to place his stickers on top of each other!


I have been dreading potty training for the past two years.  Luckily, it's not as bad as I thought it would be.  Parker is no where near completely potty trained, but he totally has the concept down.  Unfortunately I think the "fun" has wore off and the past few weeks we've had more instances of him standing in front of the potty and peeing all over the floor instead of sitting down first(fun times).  He also doesn't usually let me know before he pees,  but we're working on it.  I still have him in diapers, but am about to switch him over to pull ups once we use the last diaper from the batch he's currently using.  It's a big milestone, and hopefully the process will be finished sooner rather than later!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting! Birthday Party Ideas!

I'm linking up for today's blog party!

Saturday is Parker's 2nd Birthday Party.  I have no idea how I would have planned his party without pinterest or etsy!  Here's my inspiration for his party:

Source: flickr.com via Felicia on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Felicia on Pinterest

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting.....The Easter Edition

I love linking up for:

In honor of Easter, I wanted to share the following pins:

This is called bunny bait...so cute and looks yummy!

Resurection rolls

I worked at a florist during my college years...it takes a lot for me to be impressed by an arrangment because the florists at the shop were amazing!  So I was surprised I've never seen "peeps" in a vase before!  How clever!

Source: j.mp via Felicia on Pinterest

Happy Pinning, Y'all!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Circus Time

We enjoyed a circus under a big top this past weekend.  I didn't take very many pictures, but here are some of the ones I did take.

This is what Parker began doing when the circus began.  He began crying and saying, "bye-bye".  Luckily it didn't last long!

Completely mesmerized.