Monday, January 31, 2011

Catching up....(29, 30,31/365) POTW-21 weeks

Parker and I have been sick the past few days so I haven't had the energy to post on the blog, so I'm playing catch up today!

Another week has drawn to close and Parker is another week older. My favorite photo for this week is a picture of my two babies. I love how much my daughter has connected with Parker. Sometimes you never know how another child will respond to a new baby in the household, especially since Vanessa has been the one and only child for almost 11 years. She is wonderful with him and wants to help out a lot. I hope they will continue to be close and cherish each other as much as they do now.



Picture of the week & 30/365


Playing with his Octomonster 31/365


No crib bumpers?

So, as you most of you know we are not suppose to have the crib bumper in the crib when our little ones started rolling around in the crib.

A link below to a recent story about the dangers of crib bumpers in the crib.

Local 2 Investigates Deadly Crib Bumpers

Still, when you buy crib bedding a bumper usually comes with it. Well, what do you do with the bumper if you aren't suppose to put it in the crib? We took ours out of the crib and placed the bumper on the outside of the crib just below the mattress. Now you still get to use the bumper without the worry of the hazards accompanied with it.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Food Disaster! (27,28/365)

I have been debating feeding solids to Parker for sometime now. With his reflux and his prematurity I wasn't sure if he was ready. Well, I had received a free coupon in the mail for a box of baby cereal and some baby food jars from Beechnut, so I decided maybe we could give some cereal a try.

Here is the fun we had....

Day 1

Parker's first food..Love how the box emphasizes "gentle texture."



Parker: "Mommy, this is exciting! What are we going to play?"
Me: "Yay! Parker gets to eat his first food!


Parker: "I'm not liking this game very much."
Me: "Doesn't that taste yummy Parker? Mmmmmm..."


Parker: "WAhhhhhhhhhhh!"
Me: " Are you sure you don't want to try one more bite?"

Here is his reaction on video.

Make sure your speakers aren't set too high...Parker is loud

Day 2


Parker: "Mommy, this is exciting! What are we going to play?" (lol, short-term memory)

Me(with enthusiasm): "Ok, lets try this again Parker."


Parker: "I don't know, all this seems eerily familiar."
Me: " See, that doesn't taste too bad."


Parker: "WAhhhhhhhhhhh!"
Me: "Okay, Okay. I'm sorry, no more oatmeal..."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"D" is for Dragonfly (25/365)

I love days like today. Parker and I slept until 10am, which doesn't happen too often. We got to relax on the couch and watch some T.V. I was able to finish up 3 more pairs of baby leggings for him to wear, he is wearing one of the pair in these pictures. Parker started sitting on his own yesterday, instead of just tripod sitting. He's even grabbing for things and keeping his balance. He also started to do this funny, caterpillar looking crawl to get around.



He loves bubbles!




He was so tired after all this he passed out in his crib...he never sleeps in there!



Monday, January 24, 2011

Blogs I Stalk....

I have a lot of favorites, but these would be my top 5.

1. Ramblings and Photos

I love Ashley's blog, she has beautiful photography and great tutorials...not to mention an adorable kitty.

2. bouffe e bambini

Hanna's blog is so much fun. I love all the cute shops she features. I have also cooked many of the recipes she has on her blog.

3. The Paper Mama

I love your blog! You have gorgeous photos and also I love all the photo challenges. I have found a few of my other favorite blogs through your blog :)

The Paper Mama

4. The Secret Stitch Club

Next to taking photos all day, I love sewing and I always love finding new things to make.

The Secret Stitch Club

5. Little Birdie Secrets

Another blog full of fun crafts and delicious recipes :D


"C" is for Caterpillar (Week 20, 24/365) POTW

Another beautiful day outdoors hanging out with Parker. I will continue to brag about the wonderful weather here because I know in a few months it will be too hot to go outdoors...expect for to swim.

Tomorrow he turns 21 weeks, another day closer to being 5 months old.

I chose this first photo for "picture of the week." I love how he put his hand on mine while I was reading the card to him.




Sunday, January 23, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (23/365)

1. Memories
I went the route of taking a picture of a picture I had when I was younger. This was a fond memory of mine. We were on vacation in California, my first time to Disneyland and the night before my Aunt Dee painted my nails. I'm sort of a nail biter so I didn't paint my fingernails...ever, but I loved how pretty my nails looked in this photo.

2. Silhouette
silhoutteParker is addicted to these swings. It's funny because he couldn't stand being in the baby swing. I'm guessing he has a lot more to look at when we are outdoors.

3. Doorway(s)
doorwayI struggled with this one. This week I wrote down all the scavenger hunt items days ahead of time, which I hadn't been doing. We have a boring doorway and so does everywhere we visited the last couple of days. I went everywhere looking for a doorway picture. I love this photo but it's a little bit of a stretch for the "doorway" assignment. This was right before Parker and daddy slid down the slide. Parker is still a little scared of slides, so he wasn't too happy a few seconds after this shot.

4. Reflections
I love my crazy cat! I knew that this was the picture I wanted to use the moment I saw him doing this.

5. Silver
This is a ring holder I bought for my daughter a few years ago. It was the cutest holder I had ever seen. I found him stashed in the back of her closet a few weeks ago and rescued him from the clutter.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Friends (22/365)

We took Parker to the zoo for the first time to meet up with some other babies born the same month as Parker. They had so much fun together! The girls even had Parker giggling and flirting.

Aren't babies hands so precious!


The Paper Mama






Parker is learning the art of flirting

Friday, January 21, 2011

B is for Blackbird (21/365)

I liked the way the sun was coming into the window. It may be a bit streaky, but I think it's pretty.





Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Letter "A" (20/365)

I bought these really cute alphabet flash cards and my intent was to eventually hang them on the nursery wall. I actually ended up forgetting about having them until today when I was cleaning his closet. I decided I would use them to help with my 365 day photo challenge by using a letter a day as a starting point for my posts.

Parker may not completely understand what he's looking at when I'm showing him these cards but he does enjoy the funny voices I have when I do.

He also made some artwork for his Grandpa & Grandma in Idaho.


Parker looking over his artwork with satisfaction.


Look what I can draw! OK, so mama helped me a little...



It even tastes good!

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