A Lion Says "RAWWWWWWWWWR!"
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tonight we were actually able to attend the "Boo" portion of Zoo Boo. We have been to the zoo 3 times in the past two weeks, but never at the time when the Halloween activities were going on and Parker was so excited to actually wear her costume and, of course, get candy! She makes a pretty cute little lion, if I do say so myself.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Today was the best kind of Saturday. All family - no major things to do. I've been waiting for this kind of Saturday for a LONG time. We had gone to the grocery store Friday night, so we didn't even have that on the agenda.
We got up this morning and headed to the Stoney Creek Pumpkin Festival. It's just a few minute from our house and it was so much fun. I was unsure how into Parker would be because she is sometimes quite cautious and shy about those kind of things. Not today!
First, she wanted to ride the "pumpkin train." Based on past experiences, I thought she would freak out and wind up a crying mess. Not today! She was all smiles. She did want us to walk behind her, but I think it's progress!
We did a little more exploring, took some silly pictures...
Parker took a 2 1/2 hour nap when we got home! :) We played the rest of the afternoon at home (which Parker rarely gets to do). Around 5, we decided we wanted some carmel apples, so we took a quick drive up the road to an orchard and got some with some cider.
It was really great to just spend some time as a family without running errands or doing schoolwork. Here's hoping we get more Saturdays like this in the future!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
As mentioned in my previous post, Parker was being a pain during her 2 year photo shoot. While this didn't leave us as many "pretty" shots as normal, it did leave us many shots that show Parker's true character! Here are my favorite "real life" shots of P!
We had our friend and amazing photographer, Micah Bell, do Parker's 2 year photos at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel. Parker was being quite the pain. She refused to willingly look directly at Micah. In fact, he was often literally chasing her around and has quite a few shots of her back, I'm sure. He did manage to get a few good ones though. Here are my favorite "good" shots.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This weekend, Parker and I left Alicia at home and went to visit my sister Sally at college. We stopped at my other sister, Stacy's, before heading to Baldwin Wallace on Saturday. Here are Stacy and Parker outside Stacy's house before we left Saturday morning.