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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I love my Da Da!

First of all, I have to say that Derek is the best dad and husband in the whole world. Parker and I(and this new baby) love him so much we can hardly stand it! Parker loves seeing him every day and he wants Derek to hold him and play with him every time Derek is anywhere near. Derek is working so hard right now it is unbelievable. Let me just put it into perspective for you. Have any of you physically moved yourself to another house?? Well, my husband does that every day sometimes more than once a day. PLUS, he runs a business. I know that it is not easy for him, but he keeps working hard because he knows this is what God has called our family to do. He lives far away from his own family which I know can't be easy. But, yet, he lives 5 minutes from mine. He is such a blessing and sacrifices for us. God has blessed Parker with a wonderful dad and I am so glad that he is my husband and the father of my kids. They will learn so much about God, loyalty, and many many more things that are so important. WE LOVE YOU DEREK!
On Father's Day morning I made muffins for breakfast and we sat down and enjoyed ourselves. We then headed to church, then to a yummy homemade meal that my sister made. Then we all went to the pool which was a blast. And of all days, Derek and Wade had a small move that evening. But the big surprise was in store for the guys on Monday. Derek, Wade, and Jeremy had no idea that we had rented a boat for half of the day with no kiddos and lots of their favorite food. We had a blast! And we all got a good tan(well I got burned). So, that was our day! So fun! And all because of our wonderful husbands who are great dads. AND OH, I have to give a shout out to my incredible Dad. I am so sad that they were not here in Austin to share in this wonderful day with us. But my Dad deserved every minute of it. Hopefully we can make it up to him. I love you Dad! You are so wonderful...and have always been my favorite my dad! Ha! :)

Derek and Parker on Father's Day

So sweet!

Derek tubing

Ashley and Wade. Ashley is a hard core tuber...seriously...she was giving Wade tips on what to do. Ha!

Kimberly and Wade

Ashley and Jeremy

This is what we do here in the Mills house

We eat popsicles, climb baby gates and play, play, and play some more.

I had this grand idea of giving Parker a popsicle for the first time about a week ago. I thought he would LOVE it! So, I stripped him down after his nap and we sat on the porch eating our popsicles. It didn't go over so well. I think Parker ate too big of a bite...which might have caused a brain freeze...because he was crying hysterically, but wouldn't let me take the popsicle from him. Eventually I got the popsicle and took him inside for an alternative snack. Which ended much better. Who knew a popsicle would be such a disaster with a 1 year old?! Oh well...I got a cute picture out of it. Needless to say...we haven't really had any popsicles lately. :)

Yes, this is my child climbing the baby gate and having a ball with it. Just something he does to entertain himself. He is a good climber...don't ya think?

Just playing.

Happy Birthday Gray Gray!

Gray had his first birthday party a few weeks ago and I am just now getting around to posting some pictures of it. I don't have many. My nephew Tyler plays the drums and he is so good at it. Well, we have discovered that Parker has a love for drums also. He plays them for a really long time every time he goes to Aunt Ashley's house. Derek loves playing the drums also and wishes he knew how. So, we have talked about buying Parker a set when he gets a little older and getting him drum lessons. We definitely see talent in Parker when it comes to the drums.

Sweet Gray Gray

Parker loving the drums!

Aunt Kimberly and Lawson

Lawson playing at Gray's birthday party. Ha! He is so cute!

Go Braves!

Papa K and Mama Lynn sent Parker some Braves pjs in the mail. Derek's favorite sport is baseball, so we are definitely showing off Parker's stylish baseball outfits. :)

Don't look at my belly! :)

Trying to give Daddy a kiss...but his hat was in the way. Parker gives kisses all the time now. Sometimes it is on his own...and then other times you just ask for one and he gives you one. It is so cute!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Just a few things going on...

So...here is a post with no pictures. Booo...I know...but I was just sitting here thinking how I could write a few things but do not feel like updating my pictures because that would require me uploading them on the computer and THEN to the blog. And if any of you know what it feels like to be pregnant in your first trimester you understand why I don't feel like doing it. Parker is around 13 and 1/2 months old. He walks everywhere and "talks" all the time! But, he won't say many words for us. He would rather talk in his language. He did, however, say "cow" for us the other day. And he has said a few things here and there for us...so we know he can talk...but he chooses not to use the English language. Who knows why? :) He is as sweet as he can be. He gives me open mouth kisses all the time. He hasn't quite mastered the whole pucker up and kiss mommy yet. So, I get some wet kisses. But I don't care. It is so sweet and I love it! He laughs at me and his daddy all the time. He loves it when Derek comes home from work. He is just so much fun!
I have pretty much lost count of how many hair cuts Parker has had. That is ridiculous! My child's hair grows at a rapid rate. Therefore, I bought my first pair of haircutting scissors at Walmart a couple of days ago. Yup! That is right...I have started cutting his hair. My mom did it about a month ago and I watched her closely. It looked easy. And it is easy! The key is to not cut too much at one time because you can't get it back if you mess up. I strapped Parker in his hair chair. Gave him a sucker. And started snipping. I only cut the front and his side burns, around his ears. He didn't need it in the back. Derek and I prefer for Parker's hair to be a little long(down to his eyes, shaggy...not girl long). So, I pretty much cut enough off so that in two weeks, when Kellen Coldiron takes his one year pictures, it will be exactly long enough. I am not a fan of the fresh hair cut look.
Anyways, I will post pictures later of Parker. I have some good ones. As for me, I am feeling pretty good. I am almost 6 weeks preggo and at this time with Parker is when I was feeling queasy for about two weeks(thats it!). It is definitely kicking in. At first, it was just coming at night. Now, I have waves of it all throughout the day. Plus, I am so tired. Almost every afternoon around 1:30ish...I crawl into bed after I lay Parker down. My house looks horrible. It is so hard for me to be motivated when I feel this way(did the exact same thing when preggo with Parker).
My cousin, Stephanie and her boyfriend Eric just visited for a few days. We had a blast! They were so easy and so much fun to have around. Parker loved them too. We are headed to B'ham in less than two weeks and I am sooooo excited! My parents haven't seen Parker since he has started walking everywhere. I am ready for Parker to get some good hang out time with his Mama Don and Papa. And honestly, I am SOOOO ready for some hang out time with my mom and dad. Ok...this is WAY longer than I planned. SORRY!