Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Very Merry Few Days....

I guess it goes without saying that the past few days have been filled with fun, family and many blessings. The Parkers are settled back into Creeks Edge this afternoon, after being in Winnfield since lunchtime Thursday. We spent most of our time at my parents, with a short trip down to Ball on Christmas day to bring lunch and visit with my sweet grandparents. You will notice that the hospital bed is still in the living room, but my Papa is MUCH better!! Thank you all again for your prayers.

As you can tell Preston has really enjoyed his "big" gift this year--his John Deere tractor. Santa brought it to him, but I still don't think he TOTALLY gets it because he was playing with another toy he got from Santa this afternoon and I asked him who it was from and he said, "NANA!" Oh well, all in good time....

We ate a lot, watched Preston A LOT (sorry Kendal and Kevin!) and most importantly spent time together. Isn't that what the Christmas holiday is all about? Much love to you all and I hope Santa was good to you :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Spirit!

I've always LOVED Christmas--let's face it who doesn't! It's such a special time each year but this year I can honestly say has been very different as I have watched Christmas through Preston's eyes. He is the very definition of child-like wonder, seamlessly understanding both Jesus and Santa all at the same time. And although he is excited about the presents, I don't think he really comprehends it yet. Last night, during our celebration with Resa, after he openend this truck he didn't really want to open his other gift was enough for him.. SO SWEET! We also made some Christmas cookies yesterday afternoon...not much to look at but they were DELICIOUS! Hope you are enjoying your Christmas break!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas Mommy!

Can you tell these are MUCH better pictures than I usually post? Well, they would be if I could figure out how to crop them, which I have not, and since I am sitting here with wet hair needing to get ready for church it's not looking good for this post....*****

Jeff got me a fancy camera for Christmas--ok, he got a few hints :) It is really neat and I took these last night. Can someone help me with cropping them? I can magnify them on the LCD screen but don't know how to save it on the camera.THANKS!

Now to last night. We had a great time at Grandfather and Gran-Gran's farm in Sikes. We celebrated Christmas with them, the Bauders and Jeff's Aunt JoAnn. Preston got to try his first sparkler, had a GREAT time with Parker and got this neat tool set that he has been playing with all morning. Boy, we are going to need some new organization strategies around here after Christmas-do you see all of those little parts? I am sure I will find them all over the house by the middle of the week...

Anyway, hope you had a good weekend and I'm gonna go dry my hair.


****I cropped the images on my computer later in the day...and we made it to church on TIME! AND Preston lasted through "big" church for the very first time today...ok, he was sleeping....but he DID it! (And I was exhausted from bouncing him on my knee continuously for an hour :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Conversation with a two-year old

Today on the way home from school:

Mommy: Preston, what do you want Santa to bring you?

Preston: A car.

Mommy: What kind of car?

Preston: A BIG car! (He has a special way to say BIG that is really quite funny!)

Mommy: Well, do you have a drivers license?

Preston: Yes.

Mommy: Where did you get it?

Preston: SONIC!

Ooops, you think we go through the drive-thru too much?

Happy Tuesday :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

We're Still Here!

Sorry about the picture overload but I needed to make up for lost time :) Preston was sick with the flu the week before we didn't venture out much. He is much better and had a VERY busy day today.

Our morning started with "Breakfast with Santa" at Squire Creek. As you can see, Preston was a little terrified of Santa, but he had a blast eating pancakes and playing with Georgia and all of his friends. A special thanks to Nana for joining was absolutely divine to have both Jeff and she there to help me out!

After that, we headed to Papa Simpsons Farm for Alex and Cullen's 3rd birthday party. I think the pictures speak for themselves. He had a BLAST! I really enjoyed seeing my little man interacting with the animals because he really does have a love for them. I may send out a Kodak album to family because this is just a FEW of the good pics....

Happy Day!