Tuesday, June 30, 2009

He Said It!!

Okay, maybe it's just coincidence, but my child has been saying "Mama" over and over again since yesterday! I was upstairs yesterday and Jay was home for lunch. He and Parker were downstairs, and suddenly he yelled, "Baby come here!" Thinking something was wrong, I ran downstairs, only to hear my little buddy saying "mama" repeatedly! I freaked out! But I was thinking to myself, "that's just coincidence, he's only 5 1/2 months old!"

Then later in the afternoon, we were over at my grandma's house, and I had walked out of the room, and my grandma called me in there, and said he keeps saying "mama"! Sure enough, he was repeating it over and over again. I got excited all over again!

Then in the evening, I was in the kitchen making dinner, and heard him in the living room, saying it again and again! We got the video camera out, just so I would have proof, and people wouldn't think I was making it up.. it's definitely on camera, and if I knew how to post a video on here, I would put it on!

Then this morning we were playing and I thought to myself, "let's see if he'll say it today," so I kept saying "parker, say 'mama'" and he said it several times again today! YAY!! I love love love it!! I think it might be more than a coincidence, and I never thought I'd be so happy to hear those words!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Will he EVER know his name?

I don't know about you, but I'm one that loves nicknames. Which got me thinking... my child probably has around 100 nicknames (and some of them are just plain wierd.. but I can't help it - I get stuck calling him crazy nicknames). Just to name a few: Parker-man, P-man, Bear, Little Bear, Boo Bear, Bro-Bear, Crazy Legs, Chunky Legs, Butterball, Fatty McGee, Fo-eva, Little Man, Punkin-head, Muffin.. I mean, I could just go on and on. I know, it's kinda crazy, but it's just a little quirk I have. Anyways, I was just thinking today.. do I ever even call my child by his real name? Hardly ever! So now I'm kinda worried that he won't recognize his name until he's like two! I gotta start calling him by his real name!

First Road Trip

Last weekend Jay, Parker and I went to Gatlinburg with my parents. It was Parker's first road trip and he did so great! We had such a fun time just getting away for a few days and spending some time together as a family. I was a little concerned about how Parker would do on the drive because he's getting to the stage where he doesn't want to be pinned down in his carseat. But he did great and slept most of the time in the car. We had so much fun and I'm glad we got to go! Here's some pictures of the trip:

In the car on the way there

Notice how intently he's looking at my ice cream.. it's a good thing his mouth couldn't reach it or else he would've gone to town... the kid's obsessed with food! :)

Walking around Gatlinburg

In front of the Ripley's giant marble ball

Random awkward pose courtesy of my hubby!

My parent's kept Parker one night so we could go on a date and we ate at this quaint little restaurant.. the atmosphere was so nice!