Saturday, August 16, 2008
Back to school time
It's hard to believe that it is already back to school season. We did experiece the whole Target trip to get a new backpack - Batman, in fact. I was surprised that Parker chose it over Spiderman, his alltime favorite. I think it was the blue or something. But, it was all his choice and so far there have been no tears over it so that's a good thing!
I can't imagine how I will feel next year at this time, when Parker will actually be starting pre-school. One more year. My babe is growing up so fast and learning so many things. This week he surprised my by knowing how long "15 minutes" was...waiting for me to pick him up from daycare.
I'm feeling rather inspired after catching up on some of my favorite blogs this weekend! I NEED to get pictures printed and tackle some layouts for Parker's scrapbook. It's been too long.
Parker and I got to watch the Olympics for the first time this weekend. Currently, we don't have tv at home. It's one of those sacrifices, I guess. We get by with a movie every Monday night (compliments of Kels and the free RedBox code at McDonald's) and so far so good. Parker has actually been starting to tell me that we can take turns every other Monday to pick one out. That kid is all about including and making sure things are fair! I love it.
Anyways, the Olympics. Yes - that amazing race with Michael Phelps. You should have seen Parker cheering, jumping, hooting & hollering. It was priceless. He also followed up by telling us that he was going to be a swimmer some day. And today, he actually SWAM in the lake. Literally. He kicked his feet and moved his arms like a swimmer. We had some quality time with Patti, and she gobbled up every minute. It makes me thankful for good friends, a strong family bond, and appreciate the little things in life that mean so much.
Oh yes, and the fishing. Parker talks about it all week, up until the time he has his pole in hand and is on the dock reeling them in. I love the look of concentration in his eyes. We have such a good time *relaxing* when we are at the lake. Love spending time with Grammy & Papa.