Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Parx ONE YEAR OLD photo shoot.

Wait what did that say.... It couldn't have said what I think it did. Yep it sure did. How did that happen? How did a whole year go by in what felt like a few months? How can we have a one year old and I still remember what it was like being pregnant with him very vividly? How has it been a year that MY life has been ran by a little human? How has the first year of Parx's life already happened?
As I sit here and write this and wonder all these things I truly realize how fast time goes and how cruel it really is. I know people will tell you this and you somewhat feel it yourself but its moments like this when it really hits you! And I am SO grateful that Dave and I made the choice to have me quite full time and stay home with our little boy. Because I wouldn't have wanted to miss a thing with him over the last and fastest year of my life. Yes, some days dragged and felt unimportant at the end but I know they weren't because I was with my son. And we played together, read books, I held him while he sleep, laughed together, danced and most importantly spent time together and I wouldn't give that up for all the money in the world. He truly is the center of our world right now and I wouldn't have it any other way.
It hasn't been easy and money is tight but I know being a mother is the most important thing I can do with my life. I am honored and humbled that the Lord has trusted me with this special spirit to raise and teach here on earth. It is a big job and not a very easy one at that. We have everything working against us to fail. Even though I know I won't do everything right, I know that by staying home and being a mom to my kids I will have all the chances I need to try and try again. Because there is no way to be a perfect mother but a million ways to be a good one.
I found this and believe it and love it.
Motherhood is a choice YOU make everyday to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own. To teach the hard lessons to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is... and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing EVERYTHING WRONG.
We are lucky to have Parx and only hope he will be patient with us as his parents as we try to figure this parenting thing out. Happy First birthday son we love you to the moon and back to infinity and beyond forever and ever!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What did you do with your extra 24 hours this year?
I hung out with this guy....

Sunday, February 26, 2012

In the jungle

Realxing, eating a snack and watching the Lion King.
This is one of my FAVORITE parts of the day!
Snuggling my little guy before bed.

Watch your step

The other night while getting Parx ready for his bath he peed on Dave's shoe!!
He has peed before but it usually just ends up on the floor. It was seriously so stinking funny!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dear Parx,
You have been fighting your 2nd nap lately and will just play in your crib instead of sleeping. So today when I checked your monitor you were pulling your socks off and throwing them out of your crib. A few minutes later I looked again and you had pulled your pants off as well!! Silly boy!
I guess it's time to start only having one nap a day. But boy you can be a bear at night when that happens. And if you haven't passed out while eating your bottle you are reaching and trying to get in your crib before we even finish prayers! Then it's lights out before I can even shut your door. I LOVE that you have been such a good sleeper. Lets just get back on a schedule for naps again:)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dear Parx,
Tonight after I had gone in to cover you up for one of the five times that I do a night. I told Dad how true it is that you don't know the level of love you are capable of until you have kids and just how much I love you, and miss you when you are sleeping. He said its because you're the cutest when you sleep. Haha. But really it is true you ARE the cutest kid especially when you are sleeping!
Man we love you so much! You have made this past year the best of our lives.
Love Mom and Dad

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Your big blue eyes
and sweet ROSY smile
Remind me I'm blessed
with a beautiful
You blink us those blue
eyes and flash us a
grin, And your EYES
have stolen our
hearts once again!!
-Patsy Gaut

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Valentine

This year I had an extra good looking Valentine. I mean I have always had a really handsome Valentine but this year WOW! How did I luck out to have two cuties?
On V-day we went to lunch with Dave took some pictures opened gifts (Parx got some new bath toys, Dad got a track jacket, and Mom got some flowers and swimsuit thats still coming) and enjoyed a good steak dinner. Then Friday Dave and I had a little adult time out to dinner with the two of us and what do you think we did? Yep, talked about the boy most of the time.

I remember shortly after having you holding you on my lap and how well you fit. How small you were and how you didn't even take up my whole lap. I thought it's going to be awhile before he hangs off my lap. Ha Now when I can get you to hold still long enough to sit on my lap you hang off! It really doesn't seem like that was 11 months ago! I am loving the stage you re in right now and am so grateful that I get to be home with you and see every stage. You are an amazing little boy and we just love you so much!

  • You got your #5 ear infection and we are now looking into tubes!!
  • Great eater, you eat almost anything we give you and keep going till we stop.
  • Love walking around with our help
  • you know what "don't" and "no" mean but don't like hearing them
  • clapping
  • giving high 5
  • waving bye
  • you give the best wet kisses
  • Mom is still your #1. I am going to be sad the day this changes
  • You snore like nobody business
  • You are very vocal, you growl, scream, grunt and jabber a lot

I just love this first picture... its like he's saying huh this again?!?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Super bowl

You know I don't feel like I should call this a super bowl party when I didn't even watch the game. Any way it was a reason to get together with family and eat.
All the kids were so cute in their jeserys and played all day till they were just beat!