Friday, December 31, 2010

It's Worth It... get a flu shot. Seth got a flu shot, working at the hospital its mandatory. Parker got a flu shot, being so little I felt it necessary. I was going to get a flu shot when I had time but now it seems pointless since this last week my immune system has taken a beating from the nasty flu bugs. Christmas day I was feeling great and then all the sudden the toilet bowl was my best friend. I was racked with stomach pains and chills for a good few days and then just when things were looking up I was struck again. Having a consistent fever of 102 for days isn't ideal this time of year. Today I finally stopped living a comatose lifestyle and realized a missed the snow outside and Parker cut his first tooth. I couldn't believe it, he didn't even cry at all, in fact during the time I was completely dead to the world he was actually a super good boy. Luckily my mother was our saving grace and we've been camped out at my parents place while my sweet husband works/racks up his hours at the hospital. At least I was able to enjoy Christmas morning and hopefully by next year I will be back to 100% health. Christmas pics to follow... eventually...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This morning Seth finished his last final at UW. So now we get to PARTAAAAY... at least until January 3rd.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

5 months!

I am putting these pictures up late, as usual, Parker will be 6 months soon but at 5 months he was just as cute as ever. He loves his daddy more during the day but at night he only loves his mom, which means I don't get much sleep since Parker has also decided that its fun to wake up ALL THE TIME at night. So if you see me around don't be surprised if I look like a zombie. He is an excellent little swimmer. He gets complimented on his adorable smile everywhere we go. He loved looking at the snow and he made the littlest snow angel in the world when it snowed here. He is super close to crawling... he does the baby inch-worm like a pro. He definitely has his daddy's eyes. He makes the funniest faces and is really getting into playing with his toys and laughing and distracting me all day. When I tried to take pictures he was moving around too fast so some of them didn't turn out that great with the bad lighting inside.

No, he is not standing on his own, Seth likes to prop him up against things and he will normally hold himself up for a minute or two before slowly sliding back down

And he is still working on balancing himself when he sits

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Tree Cutting 2010

This year we did not have that great of a turn out for the big Christmas Tree cutting the day after Thanksgiving. We are always so excited to get out the snow gear and head to the mountains to play but... this year most people were already tired of the snow before Thanksgiving even arrived. Stupid El Nino. But us Grishams are troopers and we headed out to find us a tree. Unfortunately, we could not get high enough on the mountain-side to go where the good trees are but my sweet husband trekked for a long time and brought us back a winner. The boys built some sweet snow forts for an epic snowball fight that didn't even take place because Gage was always in the line of fire trying to play with the forts. And Seth and I were rockin' some beanies that I made myself! It was a lot of fun and everyone who didn't come really missed out.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1st Time Swimming

PK LOVES swimming. Look out Michael Phelps!!! He needs to work on his kicking because right now he just kicks like a little merman (not to be confused with a mermaid) but he loves to splash and play. It was even awesome for me because he was sooo tired after swimming that he slept for a good two hours when we got home. We are going to try and go swimming at least once a week with Parkers cousins, or at least until I run out of little swimmer diapers. The family swim during the middle of the day is awesome on account of no one is there and we got to chat with the lifeguards and pretty much have the pool to ourselves.


Parker Duck and Austin Frog had their first Halloween this year. I don't think they really cared for the candy, but they loved the big smiles and kisses they got from everyone. Sorry these pictures aren't that great, they are from my phone.

Lovie Bear

Parker has a lovie. His name is Lovie Bear. Parker loves him and will not fall asleep without him. Am I concerned about this? Not at all. Parker is all boy and I am sure that soon enough he will let go of Lovie Bear for soccer balls and lego monsters. I do have one problem however... How in the world am I going to find time to wash it?

P.S. today Parker whispered to me that he loves Auntie Jessica

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

4 months

Parker is 4 months old! We went into the doctors yesterday and he now weighs 16.5lbs is 25.5in long and is in the 70th percentile for weight and height. The doc even gave us the go ahead to start rice cereal. He loves playing with and trying to eat his toes. He loves rolling over, which makes it incredibly hard to get him dressed and change his diaper. He loves being stylish and wearing cute outfits and sporting a mohawk. He still loves his dad more than his mom, unless he is hungry. He has the cutest dimples ever! And lucky for us he has also started teething, which means nothing can control his drool and he will try to chew on anything and everything. We love our Parker boy!

Not so good at sitting up yet... notice the tilting...

I showed him his rice cereal and he wanted to thoroughly inspect the box, check the calorie content and nutritional facts before consumption... but in the end, he didn't care for it

Best Buds

Parker Grisham and Parker Willmore are going to be the best of buds whether they like it or not. They are only 3 weeks apart and see each other pretty much every day. They are so stinkin cute, even when they are literally stinkin.

Today I went to take a pic of the boys again and they started holding hands on their own! Lets just hope they don't want to hold hands when they are older. Although, Seth says they aren't holding hands, they are just trying to arm wrestle.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Apparently in the month of October it is mandatory to take your kids to the pumpkin patch for pictures. Thanks to Ashley for informing me. As a new mom I have yet to learn all the obligations that come with toting around a little one. So on Tuesday afternoon my cousin, Audrey, and her little Austin, came with PK and I to fulfill the required pumpkin patch pictures. The boys were very well behaved and we managed to get a few good shots in. They are only 3 weeks apart and are going to be such good friends. We had a great time! So now if someone asks me if I have done my October parental duties I can respond on a positive note. But I do have one question... if your son and/or daughter is too young to consume candy by the handfuls, is it still required to take them trick or treating?

Austin does have hair, but its very very blonde and this lighting just doesn't do him justice

PK easily tired of me shoving the camera in his face and saying his name over and over to get him to smile

Either Austin is trying to eat PK or those two are whispering about how weird their moms are