Thursday, October 29, 2009

Good bye Paci, Hello trouble!

Shortly after Parker had his surgery he lost his pacifier. We came home one evening and it was time for bed. I told Parker to go get his paci and blankie and head to bed. This is how life has been pretty much since he was born. No big deal. It's bed time and he goes to bed... I wish I remember what that was like. :) On this particular day he could not find his paci. It was in fact missing. I turned over the couch, love seat, and all the cushions... No paci! I looked in his bed, under his bed, in his bag, in my pocket, in my room, and every other place I could think of...No paci! Finally I thought to myself this is ridiculous. Parker has an amazing ability to find things that are missing or misplaced I should just ask him. So I did. He looked and looked and came running in and told me he couldn't find it. I calmly told him if he did not find it bed time was in 5 minutes with or without the paci. 5 minutes later sill no paci and it was bed time. He went to bed and cried for a few minutes but eventually went to sleep. The next day was the same he kept asking for it and I told him if he found it he could have it but I had no idea where it was. We made it though a nap and another night with out it. I thought to myself this isn't so bad! That's when I found it in the spare room under the bed. I stayed strong and continued with my story that it was still missing since it seemed to be going better than I had expected. That was the end of that.

The next several weeks that have followed have been awful. He will not stay in bed no matter how many times I put him back. One night this went on for over an hour and over 50 times of not saying anything just putting him back in his bed and walking out. (Yes I was counted! Not sure why but I did) I have tried everything from laying down with him, tickling his back, reading books, and even skipping naps! Nothing is working very well. I have been laying down with him and it seems to work the best but I usually fall asleep and that aggravates me because I like my "me time" while his is napping and my time with Kris in the evening. If I would have know this process was going to be so awful I would have given it back to him when I found it. I don't care what anyone else thinks. He is my kid and I can do what I want. Like my sis says "he won't go to college with it!" Still there are days I want to give it back because life would be easier but I haven't I keep thinking it will get better. But I am not sure how much longer I can last. I need him to just lay down and go to sleep.

Here is one of the last pics before he lost his pacy!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weekend of Fun

On Friday I worked all day at a craft fair in Norman selling Discovery toys...Yes I know they are not crafts but they wanted me there anyway. It was fun to get out and interact with adults for a change. I met some really nice people and didn't do to shabby on sales either. All in all it was a productive day and a special thanks to my parents for watching Parker all day. While Parker was at Mema and Papa's he decided he wanted to take some pics. with my camera he is getting really good at it. Here is a picture that he took of the sucker fish in their aquarium I was impressed when I looking at the pictures that I uploaded to my computer and found this one.

After I picked up Parker he and I went to our friends house for a very yummy dinner. Kris had to work on a side job so it was just me and Parker. We had a great time hanging out and Parker had fun playing with the kiddos. Kristin and Parker even stopped to pose for this adorable picture. This has to be one of my new favorites. I enjoyed getting to hang out with Chris and Amanda it had been awhile since we had seen them.

Saturday was a very busy and exciting day. It was Kris's (Daddy's) birthday and it was also Uncle Kenny's and Parker's best fri
end Audri's birthday. We got up early did a few things around the house and then Parker and Daddy went outside to work in the yard for awhile before we had to leave. Parker really enjoys helping Daddy on the tractor and work on tearing out an old fence at the back of our property. After that Parker and I went to Stillwater for Audri's birthday party. He was very excited to get to see Audri and "baby Ean" it has been about a month since he was seen them. They had a video great time playing and for the most part they all got along. They even had a band with Parker on guitar, Audri on Drums, Genni on the maraca and vocals, and Ean dancing. It was very cute. Luckily it lasted long enough for me to even catch it on video. There was fun to be had by all. It was good to see everyone especially the Burts. We really miss not living down the street from each them.

Parker and I had to jet out early because we were also going to a party for Uncle Kenny/Daddy. It was very fun and Parker was really cute. He insisted on opening all of Kenny's gift and he was excited when the OU cake came out he started chanting OU! OU! OU! and started clapping and said "Mommy, Uncle Kenny's favorite! It was sweet. He was a bit concerned that there were not candles...as you can see he was been to alot of parties and know how it's supposed to work. Sunday we got ready and went to church it had been a couple of weeks since we were all able to go since Parker had his surgery. Parker was happy to go to class and see all his friends. After church we went to eat and went running around for a bit. Then we came home and Parker took a nap. When he woke up Parker and I made cookies to surprise Daddy. He was out spending his birthday money on hunting stuff. They were not as good as Grandma's but they were good and Daddy was happy to have them.

It was a fun filled weekend.

P.S. I am having trouble getting things positioned right and I give up sorry if its a mess. My computer is acting weird.