Friday, April 20, 2012


Our last couple weeks in cell phone pics - Instagram style.

Real men wear pink, especially when that pink is on clearance and mama doesn't want to pay full price until she knows it will buy her more sleep.

You are a sad disappointment with an icky aftertaste. Sad face.

Recent music obsession.

Great Scot!

Babies in bucket hats are the cutest.

Other current music obsession.

My kid is a better artist then your kid.

Photo bombed by chubby baby toes.

Yum! Baby feet!

life rearranged

5 Months Old

Dear Parker,

This week you turned 5 months old and you are getting to be quite the big boy!  For starters, you had your first solids this past month.  So far you have eaten rice cereal, bananas, avocado, apples, green beans, pears, peas, sweet potato, butternut squash, and mangos.  You seem to prefer veggies at this point (what?) but you will eat any of it just the same.

You have also rolled over, in both directions, this month.  You are really lazy about it though and seem to reserve using that skill for special occasions.  Which is not to say that you aren't active though because, oh boy, YOU ARE. If set on the floor you will scooch right away in seconds and even when someone is holding you you're moving your legs and squirmy as can be. We all think you'll be crawling sooner rather then later! You are also working on your sitting skills, sometimes being able to balance for a minute if you use your hands to hold up on the floor.

Nothing is safe within your reach anymore either.  If someone is holding something or it has been set by you, you have your hands all over it.  Food, paper, dishes, toys, it doesn't matter, you want to grab it all.

You are still a very chill and all around happy dude.  But, sometime in the last month? Or two? you stopped sleeping long stretches and went back to getting up every couple hours.  We've been running through all the tricks and in the last couple days you've gotten to at least one 4 hour stretch so I don't know if we've got the right tricks now or that was just a phase but I think this will turn around soon.  (Thank goodness, because mama and daddy are TIRED!)

You also discovered Bella this month and love to pet and touch her and are always watching what your brother is doing when he is around. You seem to love them both alot!

We love you, our little laid back dude!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

We EASTERED IT UP this year.  Photographic proof:

Dying eggs even though mom accidentally bought the kit with only 3 colors.

Loot, complete with last minute Hungry Hungry Hippos addition because Milo is obsessed with the "Gulpy Gulpy Gators" episode of Doc McStuffins.

"Take a picture dis egg Mommy." Ok, will do.

Less fun loot for the little guy.

Dog in bunny ears.  Obviously.

So what if he's too little for puffs still, doesn't mean he has to let go of the container!

Banana in new mesh teether.  Kid was in love.

 Cool guys wear sunglasses like Mommy.

 Egg hunting like a boss.

Cute and drama free for the big bunny this year.

A family picture.  Finally!

Friday, April 6, 2012


Our life in cell phone pics the last couple weeks...

We took Milo to his first concert, The Fresh Beat Band, and of course we had to score the overpriced loot right away.

Felling the beat, alright.  Please go ahead and send your Parent of the Year awards this way because we deserve it after that show!

Chubby baby feet watching big brother's bubbles.

New with tags Little Maven shorts for $4 from a consignment shop! Oh yes I did, even if he may not be able to wear them until next year. (Tori Spelling, I love you.)

Bella for Obama 2012

life rearranged

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Solid Food!

A couple weeks ago, when he turned 4 months old, Parker started eating solid food.  We started with rice cereal, in which he ran the whole gamut of emotions until he settled on acceptance.

"What is this stuff?!"

"Ok, I like it I guess!"

He seems to like veggies more then fruit (what?!) though I'm sure that won't last long.  And he has developed this lovely habit where he sticks his fist in his mouth as soon as you get food in there, making clean up awesome!

"At least I'm cute!"