Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LNI: Wine & Dessert @ Jessica's

(This post is dated on the date on which this event occurred.)

Jessica's husband was out of town so she invited the girls over for some wine and dessert. I was amazed that Will did not wake because we were so loud! We had lots to catch up on, some fun desserts to try and lots to laugh about. The topic of the night.....labor/delivery {horror} stories!

This picture cracks me up.....I am in the living room looking towards the formal living room. There were so many of us that we had to bunch into a couple groups. As the night went on, we all kinda came together.

Holly (who had the funniest story all night!), Paula, Blackmon and me....all in our pjs....that's how we roll!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ties & Tutus Playdate @ Caroline's (cont'd)

There were argyle ties (Austin):
There were bowties (Will):
There were fancy pink tutus:
And then there was a happy baby boy who, of course, had an orange tie:

Ties & Tutus Playdate @ Caroline's

Today was a great day! Parker got some good sleep, we played outside most of the day (since the weather was so nice) and we attended a very fun playdate. Now there were a couple moments I wish to forget but they didn't overshadow the day. Patty and Caroline invited us over for a Ties & Tutus Playdate. The boys wore their ties and the girls wore their tutus. SO.MUCH.FUN!

The boy was NOT happy that he had to come inside and get dressed for the playdate:
Patty & Caroline.....love the black and pink:
There were crocheted ties (Ian):
There were big, fluffy tutus with big feathery hair bows (Avery):
There were Momma ties with matching little girl tutus:
More pictures on the next post...

Things Are Changing

Yes, it's officially Fall and the weather outside today is just COLD! But I am not talking about the weather. I am talking about our morning routine. Our morning routine has never changed no matter what "new" thing we were doing (ie...starting cereal, eating solids, less milk and so on) but it has changed big time! Bryan use to get Parker out of his bed around 7am, change his diaper, give him a bottle and they would sit and watch Sports Center. And now, Parker sleeps later and no longer takes a morning bottle.

So here is a picture from this morning.....he slept until 8:30am (so he missed seeing Bryan this morning), he is drinking milk from his cup and eating waffles in BED while watching Curious George. He's such a big boy!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ladies Night In: Craft Night @ Michelle's

This past Wednesday was our bi-monthly Ladies Night Out but instead of going out, we stayed in. Michelle hosted at her house and I taught the ladies how to make tie shirts and decorate travel tumblers. These were both super easy projects and everyone seemed to enjoy crafting. All of the cups and shirts were so cute!
(Jessica, Paula, Abra & Michelle waiting to use the Slice machine....thanks Mom!)

(Cute tie shirts)

(Fancy tumblers)

Today's Silly Photos

How do you teach a one year old to not eat ice off the floor like his sisters (the dogs)?
Yep, he is still at it....
Shhhhh, don't tell Daddy that I am "hauling" his cell phone!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blog Updates

I am on it....I've been so busy crafting and getting ready for Halloween (and a few other events) but I am going to start tonight. I will post on the dates as they happened. Enjoy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Noah's Baptism

This is Matt, Neon and Noah. Mr. Noah was baptized today at Christ United Methodist Church (across the street from our house), which marks a very special day for the Turman family. We were invited to join in this special day and I felt honored to witness this!

Neon was raised Jewish and Matt was raised southern Baptist so their religious beliefs were somewhat different. After a lot of prayer, some classes and support from friends and family, the Turman family decided to join CUMC and baptize Noah.

Our mom's group is so very close and we've all witnessed a lot of special moments but this by far is one of the most special moments thus far!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Visitor, Surgery & Music Class

On Monday, I had surgery to remove my Gallbladder. I had TWO attacks the previous week that were the worst! I have never been in that much pain....granted I did not go through childbirth but still! Anyway, my Mom was wonderful enough to take a week off work to take care of me and Parker. Between her and Bryan, they took great care of Parker and me! For the first couple days I was sore and very tired but otherwise good. I never really had any pain. I didn't like the fact that I could not hold Parker very well/long but by the end of the week, I could!

Life did not stop just because I had surgery and my Mom was a trooper by going with us to doctor appointments, music class and a playdate. And while I was resting, her and Parker played both inside and outside. He was sad to see her leave!

On Wednesday, Parker had his first music class at Hunter's Glen Baptist Church in Richardson. We've decided to end our membership at Gymboree but wanted to fill that spot with something else. We thought a music class would be fun. So, here is ONE picture from our first day. Yes, it is not a very good one since it really doesn't show anything to do with music but remember, I just had surgery. And I actually can't remember what song/activity they were doing. HA!
And here is my boy on the day that Grandma left to go back home....I guess he thought if he sat in her bag she would not be able to leave. Poor boy!
Thank you Mom and Bryan for taking good care of Parker and me! I wish I was with it enough to take more pictures but I wasn't. BOO!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy First Birthday Strawberry (Party #2)

Here are a couple photos from the second party we attended. We've known this "little strawberry" for more than three-quarters of her life. We've loved every minute of it!!!

Happy First Birthday Blake (Party #1)!

This day was very, very busy day for us.....a Fun Run and TWO birthday parties (at the same time)! We could not miss either one so we made it work. The first party was for Blake. We met Corrie and Blake back in January at the Under the Sea Playdate and since then, we have spent a lot of time with them. We've been blessed by their friendship and always have so much fun when they are around. Here are some pics from the party (Corrie did most of the decorations herself....I will have to steal some of her ideas!):

Q, L and B (some other super fun friends):
Paul, Corrie and Blake:
Me and my boy:
I just had to include this pic....the super cute cupcake stands made out of hat boxes.....LOVE them:

Wipe Out Kids' Cancer Fun Run

We got up early this morning to participate in the Fun Run to support WOKC, in Addison. We all had a fun time and while I took it easy by walking, Bryan and Parker did some running. Parker loves being outside so I had no doubt that he would enjoy this. There is something sentimental about supporting a cause for kids, with your family. I am very thankful that my boy is healthy as I know that could change in a heartbeat! Here are a couple pics :

Enjoying some snacks:

Joe, Jessica and Will did the 5K in support of a friend, Ronan, who is a child with cancer. They are the ROCKSTARS!!! Love them:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One Year Appointment

Today we went to see Dr. Eastman for Parker's one year check-up. He got to stand on the BIG scale for the first time, which almost brought tears to my eyes. I am not going to start with the sappy stuff but it's been an emotional couple weeks. Here are Parker's stats:

Weight: 25.6lbs (75th percentile)
Height: 30" (75th percentile)
Head: 46.5"

Parker got a bunch of shots, we were given the ok to start whole milk and encouraged to stop bottle and pacifier use. All these changes should be interesting but we will take our time. Dr. Eastman encouraged us to try and have these goals met by 15 months (which will also be Parker's next appointment). Everything else is good!

P.S. - Since my Mom has been here, she was able to go with us to this appointment. But she didn't much care for watching her Grandson get shots....nobody did!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

An Orange Cake!

A homemade (yes, I used flour) white cake with ORANGE buttercream frosting for the boy's first birthday cake. I didn't really care for it but Bryan, Parker and M&L sure did. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BOY!!!

One Special Day (afternoon happenings)

The is part 2 of the previous post.....We had lunch @ Gatti Town and this is what my husband brings to the table to eat.....REALLY?!?! Crazy guy! Lucky for Parker, I had a nice salad and pasta for him.
Parker riding some rides after lunch:
First ride on a carousel:
And an unpleasant ride on the rocking boat....YIKES....hanging on for dear life:
Back at home sharing his birthday cake with his sisters (and no, we don't normally let our dogs eat on the table!):
This was a beautiful day for our family! We have so much to be thankful for and we know that we are blessed beyond our highest hopes!

One Special Day (morning happenings)

Specials gifts from Mommy and Daddy:
Parker trying out his new chair:
Parker checking out his new music toys:
Parker checking out his "bag of orange" (3 orange shirts and orange Crocs):
And, Parker eating poached eggs for breakfast:
Our day started at 7:45am with a bottle and presents. Bryan fixed breakfast for him and Parker. We played some and then took a nap. Since the weather was terrible yesterday, we decided not to chance a trip to the Dallas World Aquarium, and instead, we went to Gatti Town (I know, no comparison) for lunch and playtime. More information and pictures in my next post...

365 Days Ago

This is the (rainy) day we took Parker home:
And today, revisiting Baylor Frisco (with the rain):
Ironically, I had to go to Baylor Frisco this morning to do my pre-op labs and paperwork. I could not pass up on a picture in about the same spot as last year. It was weird being there....it brought back a lot of memories!