Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Month 12

This was a huge developmental month for Parker! He is changing quickly from baby to toddler.

He started taking steps June 8th. He took about 4 steps to Grandpa Barney. That evening he kept trying to take steps. Each day he would try a little bit. Some days he would try more than others. By his birthday he was walking a little more than half the time.

We started to switch him over to whole milk this month. He loves it! He had a funny look on his face the first time he tried it, but other than that I don't think he knows the difference. It was strange to throw away the last formula can.

He is trying to talk so much! Here are some of the words he says:

baba (bottle)
bi (bite of food)
bapa (grandpa)
Cha (Chase)
bu (book)
Parker (he puts the emphasis on ker part)

He has an amazing ability to mimic. He can mimic phrases and noises. For example, one day Chase was saying Dat ta da ta(he was proud about something). All of the sudden, we hear the same thing from Parker. Abe and I were blown away. It sounded just like Chase. He also hums songs that Chase sings. It is so cute!

We celebrated his birthday this month. We celebrated a little early. He loved the cake.It was so cute. He just waited for us to feed the cake to him with a fork. He didn't even tough the piece. He ate every bite :) He was not into opening gifts, but he had a brother and an aunt to help him out.

He loves bath time! He likes to stand up the whole time. He really likes to play with his brother. They can make quite the mess in the bathroom.

We took him to the Dr. He got the last of his shots until Kidergarten. He was healthy and got a great report from the Dr. The Dr. said he has beautiful skin and hair. We agree :)

Here are his stats:

Weight=24 lbs. 10 oz. (75th percentile)
Height=31.4 inches (90th percentile)

Friday, July 2, 2010

To my sweet boy...

Dear Parker,

Today is your first birthday! I honestly cannot believe how fast that year flew by. I can remember the days leading up to your birth and the moment you were born like it was yesterday. We were so excited to meet you.

The Lord has answered my prayers in so many ways regarding you. You are perfectly and wonderfully made. You are a strong, healthy boy! You are sweet and mellow (I prayed hard for that one) little guy. You and your brother love each other so much. He told us the other day that "Parker is my bestest friend." You came into our lives one year ago and fit perfectly into our family. We love you so much!

It has been such a blessing to see you interact with others. You love to laugh (Bridget and Chase get you to laugh a deep belly laugh)! You love to play. Some of your favorite activities are playing chase, sitting in a chair at the lego table, playing in cabinets you are not supposed to be in, and throwing balls.

It is so fun to come home or pick you up after I have been gone, and see the big smile on your face. You get so excited and it melts my heart!

When you were born, we thought you looked just like your brother. However, you have taken on your own distinct look. You look like a Parker :) There are quite a few resemblances to my side of the family. We love your big, blue eyes and blonde hair. Your little turned up nose is prime for pinching. Your big, toothy grin is too much. We think you are so stinkin' cute :)

We love you so much! Our hopes and prayers are that you will grow into a godly young man. We often feel so inadequate as parents, but the Lord can take the most feeble attempts at guiding and directing you and show Himself to be Great. We pray that you will Love God with all your heart at a young age.

I hear you crying now, and you want to get up. You are proof that is God is good!

Much love,


Thursday, July 1, 2010

P-Bob is...

ELEVEN months old. Our baby is almost one. He really is turning into quite the toddler. He motors around the house so fast. He walks around the furniture really well also. We think he is getting ready to walk.

He loves to play! Sitting in the stroller is no longer sufficient at the park. He wants down so he can play. It will be SO nice when he starts to walk, so that he can get down and not get dirty or scrape his knees.

He loves his brother! Chase can make him laugh the deep belly laughs. So cute!

He is teething still. It seems like he has been teething for 6 months straight. He really doesn't complain much at all, so I need to be grateful.

Here are some facts about Parker:

*He is eating pureed food and tiny bites of all sorts of food. He likes to feed himself. He is very good at picking up food.

*He is wearing size 3 diapers.

*He wears a size 5 shoe.

*He wears mostly 18 month-2T clothing. He has a few 12 month shorts and a few 3T shirts.

*He loves to talk and babble.