Monday, May 31, 2010
Eden is already wanting to jump in to the water like her brother, but it is actually more like falling into her daddy's arms. Parker tried jumping in to Cory without his floaties and did pretty well. I am so thankful they are already so comfortable in the water. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the day.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Parker became interested in learning how to write the letters in his name several months ago and quickly mastered the "P". We were able to use that to teach him the "R". Up until last week, the only letter he could not figure out was the "K", but with a little help from Granna, he finally got it.
Now, he wants to write his name with chalk every time we go outside. As a teacher who worked with a kindergartner until Christmas on writing his name, it makes me so proud to see Parker already mastering this skill.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Despite the small ear issue, I feel so lucky to have two healthy kids that are growing like weeds! What a blessing they are in my life!
Tonight, we tried out the big pool for the first time this season. The water was still too cold for me, but it didn't seem to bother Parker and his daddy. Parker was very timid at first and we weren't sure for a while if he was even going to get in at all.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Here is the video from Parker's preschool program. Please forgive the poor videoing. I was trying to watch him perform and video at the same time so there are a few moments where his head is kind of cut off.
I also included a picture of Parker with his incredible teacher, Miss Marcy. She was absolutely wonderful and I am so grateful for all she did for Parker this year. I couldn't have picked a better teacher for him!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
When we dropped Parker off at his classroom, he got very clingy and didn't want us to leave him. Cory and I were worried that he would get up on stage and just stand there crying. We decided that we didn't care if he participated in the singing as long as he didn't throw a fit on stage.
Each class performed one song on stage and then all 5 classes sang 4 more songs together as a group. When it was time for his class to perform, he marched up on stage and did such a great job singing and dancing to "Shake Your Sillies Out." We were both so proud of him!
On his way back to his seat, he finally spotted us in the audience and things went downhill from there. When it was time for all of the classes to perform, he refused to go back up on stage. Thankfully, his preschool director just picked him up and put him on stage with his friends. Unfortunately, Parker stood the rest of the program with his finger in his mouth and did not sing one single word. While I was glad that he did not start crying hysterically on stage, I was so sad that he didn't get to sing his favorite songs with his classmates.
Overall, Cory and I thought Parker's first program was a huge success. I just don't know if there is anything sweeter than a bunch of preschoolers singing songs together. I am glad to have his first school program under our belt and look forward to many more to come.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Parker and Eden have both been under the weather this past week. Eden didn't eat for almost 5 days and was extremely fussy. Parker stopped eating on Thursday and on Friday woke up with a rash that covered his whole body. I finally got them into see our pediatrician and found out that Eden has yet another ear infection and Parker probably has strep. (The lab results will be in on Monday). I had no idea that you could get a horrible rash with strep...you learn something new every day! After 24 hours on antibiotics, I am happy to say that they are both feeling much better.
We haven't been up to anything extremely exciting lately...just enjoying the beautiful weather and doing a lot of playing outside in the afternoons. I am really looking forward to school being out (only 3 more weeks to go) but am dreading the HOT weather that the summer will bring.
For his birthday, Cory and I got Parker a Lego table and his Aunt Emily, Aunt Meredith, and Aunt Sondra got him a bunch of Legos to go with it. He has really enjoyed them and we play with them every day. As much as I've tried to keep them out of the table, I constantly find Parker and Eden sitting and playing inside the table.