Here is our family blog about Katie, Stephen, Parker, Paige, and Sarah.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Today has been a very busy day for Parker. He decided that today he was going to eat Cheerios for the first time, then he decided he wanted to stand all by himself, then he decided it was time for him to start walking! I'm not talking one step, he took about 3 or 4 steps in a row all by himself. And lastly he thought he would learn how to crawl up the stairs. I guess when they decide that they want to learn they go all out. He has also been saying "Dada" a lot lately. I am not sure if he has put Steve and Dada together yet, but it is very cute to see him saying Dada all the time. We are working on saying Mama now that he can say Dada well.
As for me I just took one of my finals this week and I have two more classes left and then I am done! I graduate. There will be no more semesters, at least for a very long time. It is time for me to put all my focus on Steve and Parker.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Lost and Found

On Saturday we were cleaning out our storage shed in our back yard and in the process Steve found 4 newborn kittens. They were only a day or two old and were smaller than your hand. We were worried that the Mom had left the kittens and so we decided that we would leave them out there for about four hours and if we did not see the Mom then we were going to have to take care of these kitties. So we had some shopping to do and we bought some kitten baby bottles and formula and came home and they were still there with no mother so we gave them some milk. Later that night I sent out my brother to see if the Mom had come back and she was out there looking for her babies so we put them back out by the shed and one by one she took them somewhere else. It was a very cool experience.

Later that same day, Parker decided that it was time for him to start crawling. He got up on his hands and knees and started moving. He doesn't move very fast, but he can do it. He also learned that when he is crawling on his hands and knees he can sit down.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Restless Nights

We have started to put Parker to bed when he is not fully asleep to try to teach him to fall asleep on his own. The first few night were tough on him. It would take him about twenty minuets to fall asleep, then it went down to ten, then five and last night it was only two minuets. Well once he falls asleep sometimes we go in an check on him and we found him dead asleep in this position. He can almost fall asleep in any position. He is so cute.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


There were 10 babies born in our Ward last year and we decided that we should get them all together and take a group picture. Only 8 of them were able to make it, but isn't their picture darling! After the first few shots one girl started to cry, then another, then another. Pretty soon most of the girls were crying. The boys held strong and didn't cry at all. We also got Parker's picture taken by himself. He just loves the camera. Well Parker has some exciting news of his own. He got his first tooth!!