Friday, November 28, 2008

Counting Our Blessings

During this special time of year, especially this year, I can not help but reflect on how richly God blesses us!! Even though we do not appreciate it or notice it sometimes in the moment, when you look back you see how His hand is in everything and how it all does work together for good.
Nana was a wonderful hostess yesterday for our Thankgiving feast, and we had such a great day. All who were not there were missed, however, and hopefully we will see you at Christmas. Happy shopping!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bumbo chair

I was trying to get some cooking done this morning, and Preston was NOT entertaining himself. Gone are the days of happily laying in his pack-n-play for hours on end--when he is awake he wants ACTION! Anyway, I went up to his room and got the BUMBO chair out of the box and he really enjoyed it, that is until he got tired and took a nap. We are all doing well and hope you are too. Have a Happy Turkey Day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shep's 2nd Birthday Party

Preston was so excited to be invited to Shep Smith's 2nd birthday party today at Gymboree in Shreveport!! Although he could not participate in the games the kids were playing, Preston was truly ENTHRALLED with the bright colors, fun music, and of course watching the other children. Happy Birthday Shep :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Littlest Louisiana Tech Fan

Preston continues to be a good luck charm for the Bulldogs! I was hesitant to bring him out to the game last Saturday, as it was really cold and windy, but we put his "Santa" suit on him and he was a champ. Hopefully, Preston's good vibes will lead us to an Indy Bowl bid.......don't think he will make that trip though :) HOW 'BOUT THEM DAWGS!?!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Let the training begin.....

It will not be easy, and I certainly will not let it take away from being mommy to Preston, but I have signed up to run the Mardi Gras HALF-marathon in New Orleans February 1st, 2009. There is a group of girls from Ruston that also plan to do it, so hopefully I will have some company on my long runs. The only difficulty is finding TIME to train, but I have been getting up and going to the gym around 5:45 while Preston and daddy sleep. Well, you may think I am crazy, but you all know how much I love to run. If you are a runner, let me know if you are interested and I will shoot you hotel info, etc!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Uncanny Resemblance

Well, my grandmother was the first to notice it. I did not see it at first, but after viewing this evidence there is no argument that Preston Luke is my son :) Yes, this is MY baby picture at 3 months, according to Nana's notes on the back of the picture. Maybe I should redo the baby look-alike meter with both Jeff and my baby pics, but I just think he looks just like me :) Hope everyone is staying warm in this chilly weather! I kind of like it though.....

Friday, November 14, 2008

Winnfield Open House

Preston was such a hit at the Christmas Open House in Winnfield Thursday night! Although I did not get much shopping done, I really enjoyed strolling around the little man and of course listening to Nana play handbells. The story behind him wearing his Christmas clothes already is that he probably will not be able to wear that outfit during the holidays!! He made a trip to Dr. Slusher this week, nothing major just still investigating, and he now weighs a whopping 15.2 lbs. Yes, at 12 weeks!!! Anyway, this night was just a taste of how much fun celebrating this Christmas will be with a small child in our family for the first time in a while.......

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tummy Time!

Since Preston reached his 12 week birthday yesterday, I am determined that we MUST spend more tummy time! At birth he really did not care to be on his tummy, and as fussy as he was I just decided not to press the issue. (Awful, I know.) Anyway, although he does not relish the experience now, I can get at good 5 minutes in. We are still teething, no teeth in yet of course, but Preston loves to suck on anything he can get his hands on. Lately, I just give him his burp cloth and he really digs that. All is well at the Parker household, just enjoying every day with this precious baby man. Love to all!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Smiley, Happy Baby

It is so much fun to play with Preston and be rewarded with a big, happy SMILE! He is really doing well, and so sweet to let me take him around wherever I need to go. He has started the teething process, but Pop said that the spells will only last a couple of days or so and then go away for a while. (Thank goodness!) As you can see, he is just about to pop out of his 3 month clothes, but mommy is trying to get one more wear out of them.........

Sunday, November 2, 2008

First Halloween/Homecoming Game

Preston has had a big weekend with a lot of firsts! He really enjoyed his first Halloween, especially hanging out with Baby Elvis (Cullen Clark)! Also, he again brought good luck to the Bulldogs as we defeated Fresno State--he did not do much cheering though. He is sleeping well through the night, and getting cuter every day :) More later.........