Speaking of smiles he just found this crooked smile during Week 6 when his Cousin Charlie and Aunt Mary came to town:
After 4 months we are finally getting our own lives back and have some sense of a schedule. We've had so many great moments - here's a quick recap of Month 1 & 2 - the next post will be about Month 3 and 4.
|Grandma says g-bye!|
|The shirt says it all - you think he'll be spoiled?|
At his second visit he weighed in 8.11 pounds. He gained over a pound in 1 week - just imagine what he weighs now (but that's for a later update!)
|Dad and Parker @ the Dr's|
|Alice & Parker|
|Don & Parker|
Alice is an amazing artist and she gifted Parker with a print of one of her paintings for his room. The painting of of a young warrior named Kukoni from Kenya. She painted it while on a reserve and there's a great story behind the painting - but you'll have to come visit to hear it!
|That's Kukoni in the painting next to Alice & I|
Grandpa Tony and Wendy came for a visit later that week - they stayed for an extra long weekend and it was so wonderful having them here! We hope they'll come back really soon!
|Grandpa Tony & Wendy|
It was really beautiful to see my father hold his grandson for the first time. I now know how my brother feels when he brings his little folks up from Virginia to spend time with Grandpa!
|The Dezso's teaching Parker how to Hook 'Em the right way!|
|Happy 1 year Anniversary!|
Parker was finally able to have his first bath - which at first he didn't really care for - he eventually calmed down to realize he actually liked it. It's now one of the favorite parts of his day!
He loves his froggy robe that Aunt Jess and Uncle Pete got him and he just looks so cute we had to include a pic!
|Not a big fan of tummy time Mom & Dad!|
|Pumpkin picking - notice Parker snoozing!|
|Mike & Jenny Woody.|
|Thanks Uncle Jay for my cute striped bunting!|
|Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Yusi for my cute outfit!|
|Dad, Aunt Mary, Cousin Charlie & Parker|
|I like bathtime now!|
|This is Nolan - one of my best buds!|
We went to a Pumpkin carving party at our friend Beth's house where Parker got to hang with his buddy Nolan (who's 1 month older than P). Here are the boys in their Halloween gear - P is in his cool Pumpkin outfit (thanks Dan, Alyssa & Charlie!)
Parker's making all sorts of gurgles and coos along with some other very loud noises like crying and this one - which we find quite amusing:
He's such a sturdy guy that's able to sit up with a little support behind him:
|We Miss You Andy!|
This was also a sad time. One of our best friend's - Aunt Andy decided to take a job in Chicago. We sure do miss having her around but we have already seen her twice since she moved! It's a good thing that a lot of Steve's family lives in Chicago so we'll have lots of reasons to head North!
We also went to two Halloween party's that weekend. The first was at our friend's Tony & Cindy's house (they live behind us). They had decorated it so amazing - they should have been in Martha Stewart. Can you guess what Steve and I were?
|New parent's - don't worry it's only mustard and chocolate!|
|Thanks to Aunt Kris for my cute pumpkin hat that you knitted!|
November brought the Cabbagetown Chili Cook-Off - and Parker was appropriately dressed for the festivities:
He's an honorary member of Team Cobra Kai - who won the award for spirit this year!
Over the past 2 months we had so many fun friend's stop by for visits - thank you all for the meals, gifts for Parker and company! It has really been so much fun introducing Parker to all of his new friends and family. It's so wonderful to know that our little man will grow up surrounded by love and support. And also all of our great neighbor's who'll report back to us when PDD gets into mischief.
Here are some of the candid moment's that many of you have shared with us. If you have any pics to share that you have taken with Parker - please send them my way as I am getting started on his Baby book!
|Mr. & Mrs. Yusi - visiting from NY|
|Shane, Julie, Andy, Mom and I|
|Melissa & Tim brought us breakfast - YUM!|
|Curt from next door|
|Christine from next door|
|Dean aka #24|
|Kelly & Finn|
|Auntie Jen - who will have her own soon!|
|Tony & Cindy from around the corner!|
|Melissa - who just had baby Leo - Parker's newest friend - 1 month ago!|
|Foster - one of our future babysitters.|
|Raine and Evelyn Grace came to visit Parker!|
|Aunt Mary and PDD - thanks for my cool cap Aunt Mary!|
|The Tuttle's - practicing for their little one - due in Feb!|
|Uncle John - looking at a slice of joy!|
|Parker winning over Barrett with a smile!|
|Snoozing Parker and his future daycare buddy Snoozing Eliot...|
Stay tuned: Our next post will cover Month 3 and 4 and hopefully catch us up to the present! If I excluded anyone with the pics - I apologize ahead of time!