Starting Over…

Starting Over…

My poor neglected blog.  It’s obvious any faithful followers I may have once had are LONG gone…and who could blame them?  Truth be told, my laptop died many months ago and we chose not to replace it.  Everything I did on a computer can now be done on my phone (pure awesome-ness, right there) and honestly, what working mom of a very busy 2 year old actually has time to play on a computer?  And then there was work…I just wrapped up year #8 of teaching high school students and while its a job that I absolutely love, this was truly the hardest year yet, both professionally and personally.

All of that is neither here, nor there.  I miss documenting our life as a young family.  I’m afraid if I don’t write things down, I won’t remember them a year from now.  And since Parker’s baby book is still sitting on the shelf in his closet with very little written down, I figure I’d give this another go.

We’ll just dive in, head first.

Parker is 2.5 years old.  FULL of energy, stubborn as a mule (still trying to figure out where that comes from…HA!), sweet, kind, caring, and just all around adorable.  He is growing like a weed, super picky when it comes to eating, and a constant chatter-box.  His sweet little voice calls for us in the mornings and he finally stops talking just as his eyes close at night.  He’s full-time sleeping in a big boy bed and has rocked that from night #1.  He never even batted an eye and still tells us how much he loves his big boy bed.  We’re 8 days into potty training and while his stubbornness has been out in FULL force, he is completely rocking with this latest transition.

Its (finally) officially summer time for our family and Parker and I celebrated our first day of summer vacation yesterday by sleeping until almost 9 o’clock, taking a 2 hour nap together, and just generally being lazy.  It was hot and rainy outside, so we played inside, watched movies, and did puzzles on the iPad.  Once I trust this potty training this a little more, we’ll venture out of the house.  That neighborhood pool & splash pad down the road is calling my name, I hear storytime at the library is kinda cool, and we’ve got lots of friends we can actually play with now that school is out.  Our annual summer trip is Abilene is on the horizon and good old fashioned family vacation is in our near future.

Sweet summertime, how I love thee!

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Here’s our Easter 2014 picture –

he WOULD NOT, under any circumstances put that fishing pole down :).

More info on Parker lately and potty training coming soon!

One Response »

  1. Hey! Love that you are back to blogging. Just saying. . .

    1. Super proud of Parker and his potty training success. Please remember how you did it so that when the time comes to train Clara, you can talk me through what will likely be a huge emotional breakdown. :)
    2. Me and the girls would love to crash your splash pad party so. . . . can we come with you some time?? :)
    3. Yay for lots of summer play dates!

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