Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chandler's New Talent!

Chandler just learned how to flip his eyelids! He has lots of fun grossing out Dad, Mom and siblings with this newfound talent. He even wanted to share this talent in Primary singing time today when the singing time chorister asked the kids if they had any suggestions for the song "If Your Happy And You Know It." Everyone sing along! "If your happy and you know it flip your eyelids!" Needless to say, Chandler's suggestion was not adopted for singing time. This kid has a knack for making us smile.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Look Inside

This morning I had an ultrasound and genetic counseling appointment at Valley Children's Hospital. How amazing it is to see through a big 'ol belly and into the womb! The ultrasound took over an hour and we saw it ALL! The genetic counselor, Cody, was cool and the nerdy scientist in me enjoyed listening to him explain chromosomes, DNA, non-disjunction, meiosis, etc. I think Jason tuned out the Bio lecture. I was all smiles when the technician said the baby is measuring at 12 weeks, 6 days which is 5 days ahead of my first due date. I think the baby is building some muscles from all the running he/she is doing. Yippee! Maybe I'll have this baby on lucky 07-08-09.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Flashback Friday: Guess My Age and Where I am

In an unsuccessful attempt to convert the "craft room" (AKA Mom's messy room) into the nursery, I stumbled upon some photos of me from years ago. I thought it might be fun for my fellow bloggers to guess my age and which city I'm in.

Clues: U.S. city. I've only been to this city once. It's the hottest place I have EVER endured and I lost about 5 pounds of water that day. Historically rich. Famous street. Any guesses?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Davis' Suggestion

More than Olivia and Chandler, Davis has been very curious about the pregnancy, babies, if I'm going to be cut open, if my tummy is bigger, if the baby is getting bigger, if the baby is making me sick, etc. It's a lot of fun being pregnant with older kids who talk and poke and ask innocent questions I'm not ready to answer. Davis surprised me today with a very heartfelt suggestion. "Mom, I think you should swallow a toy so the baby has something to play with." Although he doesn't quite understand, I was touched 'cuz here's my Davis thinking of something really nice for his younger brother or sister. And if you know Davis, that says alot!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Top Baby Question So Far

"Mom, is the baby inside your tummy naked?"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

For Marty: The Snowman Judge

My good friend and co-conspirator at work, Marty, made fun of my son's snowman. How heartless to make fun of a 7 year-old's first attempt at a snow creature! So, just for you, Marty, here is Chandler's second attempt. He recruited some help and I think, with the exception of the banana, he's pretty darn cute.

A few hours later, Grandma Carol placed a sombrero on top of his head!

Chandler, Olivia, Davis, and my niece, Grace. I love how you can see the mighty, snowy Rockies.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

More New Years Eve

More fun, goofy shots of us on New Years Eve. Surprisingly, we all made it to midnight. I'm looking forward to a happy 2009 with my family and friends -- and a new baby!

Me and Tausha. When she lived in Los Angeles we would visit each other often. Tennis, movies, reality shows, laughs -- all good times. Tausha moved to Utah a few years ago so we don't see her as much. I miss her. We were being goofballs -- it all started with the Karaoke.

Seconds before midnight! We were rushing to fill our glasses with sparking cider. Some of us lost our cute hats. Chulo, the grand-dog, even had one on for a brief moment.

We played lots of games, including Sequence, my new favorite (besides PathWords). The Parkins are a competitive bunch -- Watch out!

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Years Eve

Here are some shots of our New Years Eve party that I copied from my niece. The Parkins throw a huge New Years Eve party each year. Food, games, family, friends, and most importantly, KARAOKE, are highlights of the evening. You should have heard me sing Whitney Houston's "I'll Always Love You." Oh, it was awful and funny and I nearly peed my pants.

Davis with his cousin, Christopher, minutes before 2009.

Beautiful girls. Alyssa, Katelyn, Olivia

Christopher and Davis trying out Karaoke

Christmas Eve

I'm slightly behind on my posts but here's a glimpse into our Christmas Eve. Food! New jammies! And smiles! We loved our time with Jessica. Stay tuned for more pictures of Christmas, New Years, sledding, and skiing.