Sunday, June 24, 2012

Life's a Circus!

We braved our very first circus! It was actually a lot of fun, but some of the things were not very interesting to Parker, like the ladies hanging by their hair... However, he did love riding an elephant!

That was quite the experience for both of us. Fun fact: I also rode an elephant at my first circus, I was about 4 years old and I still remember it... Maybe I'll try to find that picture. Parker really loved the motorcycle show the most out of the whole thing, which is why we stayed to the very end. He was amazed, for some reason he is really in to motorcycles.

In other news, I got a new car!! =) It is a Hyundai Elantra and I love it, it has navigation so it is very handy when you need to get somewhere. Parker calls it McQueen, so I guess that will have to be his name...
Parker thought he could be smooth and tell his momma that the regular seat was where he was supposed to sit... sorry little man, not for another 6 years at least.

I love this little boy so much. He is starting to talk so much, and he will now repeat just about anything you say. He calls Tim "Tip" and my sister Kathy "Kacky" and he loves saying his bedtime prayers, we pray for just about everyone we can think of. I am so blessed.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Welcome to the World Chase!

I went to bed Saturday night at 11:30 and at 2:35AM woke to a call from my brother-in-law telling me my sister's water had broke! I was so excited. Only problem is, we live in Southern Illinois and they live in Columbus Ohio.. so they're about 6-7 hours away. I called my dad and we left as soon as we could. After a long drive, we arrived at 11:25 in the parking lot of the hospital. My adorable nephew was born at 11:29AM, 7 lbs 7 oz and 20 in long!

I am so glad we got to be there, he is absolutely precious, and I think they are pretty proud of him!

My dad got to hold him first, then I held him, then we let all of Andrew's family have a turn ;)

What a great Father's Day present for Andrew! After we got to hold Chase my dad and I went out to eat and Olive Garden so they could get settled into their permanent room. When we returned to the room he was all cleaned up and just as adorable as ever. He makes more little noises than any newborn baby I've ever seen, even in his sleep it sounds like he's singing to himself. That evening we made our way back to Sis and Andrew's house to clean up (her water broke in bed!) and get some sleep then came back the next morning...

I really didn't want to leave, but I had to be at work at 9PM so we had to leave around 1:00. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be, even knowing I'll be back in a few weeks. He will change so much in that time, and I'd love to be closer to help my sister out, but I will just have to be happy with the time I get with them. Parker loves his cousin Chase, he hasn't met him yet but he loves to kiss his picture it is about the sweetest thing ever. Welcome to the world Chase Maddux!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Visiting our Besties

Our besties recently moved to Taylorville, which is about 2.5 hours away from us. At first I thought this was a bad thing, but then I realized that just meant we would have to go see them often and this past week was our first visit. We really had a good time. The best part about Taylorville is that it is about halfway between my house and our other best friend's house! So of course we had to go surprise Joy in Chicago, you know, because we were so close =)

We've all came a long way since we met two years ago, but through it all our friendship has only gotten stronger. Looking forward to many more visits!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Zoo!

We went to the zoo with our friends last week and it was a perfect day. The weather was great, and Parker and Lennon were both little angels! While this age can sometimes be frustrating, it is also a lot of fun... now that Parker can talk more and pays attention to what I'm telling him, everything is more enjoyable. He never tried to run away from me, and even didn't mind holding my hand or riding in the stroller when I told him to. This is a big deal for us. =)

The gorilla was HOT lol. Love the old man in the background =)

Parker was so observant, he loved pointing things out to me. His favorite part of the zoo was the Reptile house. He loves turtles and snakes, and we spent quite a lot of time in that stinky place lol


At the end of the day we decided to stop and make Parker's first Build-A-Bear. His name is Elliott the Elephant and him and Parker even have matching pajamas. He really is cute.
Night Night!