Sunday, November 9, 2008

1 Year Old!


This post has been a long time coming! Parker is 1 and has changed so much in the last month! It almost seems as if this month he has changed more than in any other month previously.


He has really gotten a lot better at walking. He can walk across the room without a problem. He's a little wobbly, but he can do it. He just really isn't all that motivated to do it yet and prefers to crawl most of the time.


He talks all the time!! He has all sorts of things to say, I just don't understand most of it. However, much to our dismay, he has mastered "no".

Parker has developed a lot more attitude than he ever had before! I think he is getting frustrated that he can't tell me what he wants so he screams or points and grunts. When I tell him "no, no", he gives me quite a look. If I pick him up when he is headed towards something he is not supposed to get into, he yells and lets him arms go limp so I have a hard time hanging on. He's tried out his toddler tantrum skills a couple times :)


Most of the time Parker is very sweet. He still loves to give kisses. He also loves to laugh. We can tell when it is getting close to bedtime at night because he becomes more and more silly and laughs hysterically at the drop of a hat.

During dinner time at least half of his food ends up on the floor. Some days he just decides he doesn't want to eat what we're having and takes each bite out of his mouth, examines it, and casually hangs his hand over the side of the highchair tray and drops it to the floor.

In the last week or so, he has really been working on his waving skills.

I hired a girl from our ward at church to watch Parker two of the days during the week that I'm working. It seems to be working out well so far. Parker likes her and she lives so close! It gives my mom a little bit of a break so she can have some time to herself, but she still helps us out one day a week.


Parker has mastered drinking through a straw. He loves his sippy cup with a straw. I fill it with water and he sucks and sucks like it is the most delicious treat I have given him. Whatever keeps him happy!

At Parker's one year appointment with the pediatrician he got 5 shots! He screamed during the process but calmed down as soon as I picked him up.
His stats:
Parker weighed 22lbs 1 oz - 25-50% for weight
30.5" tall - 50-75% for height
47 cm head - 50-75%

We are looking forward to Parker learning some new words in the coming months so he can express himself a little bit better!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Birthday Celebration!

For Parker's birthday we went to Red Robin and then had family over for cake, ice cream, and presents. Enjoying some pre-birthday dinner cheerios :)

Balloons are so much fun!

Parker wasn't quite sure what to think when they came and sang him a birthday song.
Oh boy! More cake!!

Yea for chocolate!!

We had cake absolutely EVERYWHERE, but it was definitely worth it to see him destroy the cake!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Birthday cake!!

What's the best way to go about eating this cake??Photobucket

Now I'm getting into it!

Alright mom, I think I'm about done!