Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Photo Updates

We've had a busy week. Thought I'd update everyone on all the Parker happenings with some photos:

We went to the state fair and Wiley was on TV with Mr. Knozit! We saw lots of animals.

Wiley got to experience being a farmer: picking apples, gathering eggs, and digging for potatoes. Wiley also drove a large green tractor!

Our dear friends David, Katie, and John David Kizziah came to visit us for the weekend. The Kizziahs are leaving for Zambia to serve as missionaries for the next two years. God blessed us with a visit from them before they left for their missions training. We went to the zoo while they were here, and Wiley and John David loved it!

Katie and John David liked watching the koala bears. Wiley liked feeding the birds. Shane wasn't too crazy about the bird that peed on his shoe!

We have had a great week and have enjoyed the blessing of family and good friends!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Breakfast with Wiley

Friday morning we all got up and had breakfast together. We were glad to have daddy back home. I made us all cinnamon toast (my dad's recipe that I always loved as a kid - not exactly super nutritious, but oh so good!!!) Baby Parker has really been loving that the past few weeks so I make it every now and then for Wiley and myself. Today was the first time Daddy's eaten it with us. We did, however, eat some of it on our healthy Ezekiel bread so for all you health freaks out there...maybe I'm not that horrible of a mother! :) Anyways, we sat down to enjoy our cinnamon toast and Wiley quickly discovered there was a small hole in his bread. After saying it was broken and asking us to fix it several times, we eventually were able to convince him that it wasn't broken and it could not be fixed. He then began to enjoy putting his finger through the hole and playing with the toast. He was getting very tickled at his own antics and we were laughing at his cuteness too. He hit the jackpot with the humor when he made the hole a bit bigger and fit it over the spout of his sippy cup and then began drinking his milk with the toast attached to his cup. Needless to say after finishing his milk, his face was a mess! I took these photos and couldn't resist sharing them. We get so tickled when he makes himself laugh. Needless to say, breakfast with Wiley is never dull! :) Thank you God for the sense of humor and creative minds You've given to kids.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We Miss You, Daddy!

Daddy is the best! He teaches me all sorts of things, including how to be a man. He taught me how to shake hands with people and say, "Nice to meet you!" Jed is not a big fan of shaking hands though. He gets pretty tired of it after about the tenth time I say, "Nice to meet you" while shaking his paw. Hurry home, Daddy! (Jed says hurry home too.)

Daddy also plays with me everyday. My favorite time of day is when mommy is cooking dinner because that's when Daddy and I play the best! I love it when he puts my helmet on and we chase each other around the house each carrying our footballs. "Hike!"

Mommy really loves this time of day too. She loves watching her "men" play and laugh. Here's a picture of mommy trying to fill in while Daddy is out of town. Cooking and football just don't go that well together. Mommy says hurry home too, Daddy! We love and miss you!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

From the mouth of babes...

Today after church our family went to a little country cooking restaurant for lunch. After a not so relaxing lunch with our wild little man, Shane went to pay and found out they don't take plastic. So he ran up the street to get some cash while Wiley and I waited at the restaurant. I was trying to keep him occupied so I asked him if he wanted me to tell him a story. He said yes so I asked him who he wanted to hear a story about. He said, "Jesus". So I told him the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand. After the story, I asked him to tell Mama a story. He thought for a moment and then turned to me and said, "Jesus loves you this I know." There is no greater story I can think of that I would rather hear my son tell! :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Silly Man!

Today Shane took our family to a nearby pumpkin farm to "pick a pumpkin". On the way there, we heard Wiley laugh real loud and then say, "Look, two feets!" We glanced back and saw that he had somehow managed to slide both feet into the sock on his left foot. It looked like he had one giant foot! He was so tickled with himself. Needless to say we were too. We are so glad that God has given Wiley such a sense of humor!