Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sesame Seeds

Although this post won't get published right away, I wanted to make sure to include it in the chronicling of our family. I am pregnant, and have been feeling pretty sick for the last few weeks. I finally explained to Parker this morning, since his friends knew, that I have a baby in my tummy. He looked at me kind of funny, and asked why.

"We're going to have a baby. This summer, you'll have another baby brother or baby sister."

His eyes lit up, and he was so excited! "A baby brother?" he asked in a hopeful voice.

"We'll let Heavenly Father decide." He had to think about that for a minute, but then shrugged, as if thinking any baby is better than no baby.

Later in the morning, I was lying on the couch, trying to keep from throwing up (you see, as close as I've come, I've yet to actually throw up, and I'm afraid that once it starts, it won't stop!) I told Parker that sometimes the baby in my tummy makes me feel sick.

"Mine doesn't," he promptly answered. "It's a nice baby. And mine can go for a walk, so it's not in my tummy right now. Yours can go for a walk?"

"Nope! It's in my tummy all the time!" But, by then he was off playing again, with his nice baby.

We're all very excited about the pending addition to our family. Don't misunderstand us, we were perfectly content with our two little boys, but we're not going to complain about another one! We'd been feeling for awhile that we'd be having another child, but didn't have access to maternity insurance. We decided to put things in the Lord's hands, and according to his timetable. We told him that we were willing to do what he asked of us, but we needed him to provide the way. And well, things fell into place! I'm not sure how I feel about having a baby during the hottest part of the summer, but we're excited. We know it's the right thing to do--and that's the most important of all! I'm so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father with whom we can communicate to know the answers to so many of our questions. How could you do family planning otherwise? I'm grateful to know that Heavenly Father's willing to entrust us with another one of his sweet little spirits, and I hope that means we'll be up to it!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Notable Quotable Parker

"Evan, please stop, 'cause it makes me sad when you do that!"

Parker upon waking and seeing the sunlight pouring through the window, "No! I don't want it to be day!"

Me: "Okay, we need to get ready to go. Parker, you need socks and shoes, then you'll be ready."
Parker: "Evan's not ready."
Me: "That's right. He needs pants and a shirt, and then shoes and socks too, then we'll all be ready."
Parker: "No, you're not ready."
Me: "I'm not?"
Parker: "No! I don't like those pants. You need to change your pants!"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Enjoying the Last of the Warm Weather

Today it snowed. I bundled up Parker in his snow pants, snow boots, and coat, and sent him off to preschool. He had his hat and his mittens in his cubby, and I sent an extra pair of shoes for him to change out of after recess. Yeah, so the kids didn't go outside today, and the teachers never took Parker's snow pants off him. Poor kid! They did switch his shoes though... Oh well. He didn't complain, and now we know that if its less than 30 degrees out, the kids stay in. But, the following are pictures from enjoying outside... before today's snowfall!

This pic is actually from earlier this fall, when Evan got to stay with Parker through recess at preschool. I had a visiting teaching appointment, and our friend Michelle was doing a fantastic dancing activity with the kids, so she kept the little ones with her. I'm so glad she snapped this picture! I love seeing the boys play together, and seeing how they get along. I'm so grateful they get along!

During Thomas' break, we decided to take the kids to the park for a lunchtime picnic. Parker was still having a really hard time on the playground, so he only used the swing. We actually took him to preschool an hour late, after the outside recess, because he was miserable watching the other kids play without being able to participate himself. We got his cast off the 22 of November, and he spent the next week crawling. He's walking now though, and as soon as its warm enough outside, he'll be able to go back to recess!

I was trying to show the boys how to pump their legs, saying "in, out, in out!" Evan had fun repeating me, but had no clue what I was talking about!

I love the expression on Parker's face in this picture.

Evan was running right here, as he would come down from an upswing, he'd move his legs like he was running in the air. It was hard to capture on film, but it was adorable.

Evan was loving the slide, and all the attention his daddy was giving him.

Evan and Thomas are both pointing up at an airplane, "un avion!"

The boys love it when we lift up the swing as high as we can and "drop" them.

You can't help but love this kid's hair!
How artistic is this?

I couldn't pick just one of these pics...

Evan was begging Thomas to pick him up and put him on the dinosaur's nose (the stairs up the side of the play equipment was like a dinosaur. "Monte! Up! Nose! Pease!"

Too adorable. He was actually holding on and kicking the slide to make as much noise as possible.