Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Lost Valley

My parents came up for Memorial weekend so we decided to take them on a hike. Patrick and I love the Buffalo River area and do not make it there near enough. Dan and Carol advised us on going to Lost Valley. It was beautiful! There were caves and very small traces of waterfalls. It was Parker's first time to go hiking. He really enjoyed the backpack. This is definitely the first of many more hiking trips to come.

Monday, May 22, 2006

PDK 7 Months

Even though this picture is almost one month old, I had to share it. I think that it captures Parker's personality. He will be 8 months old on Sunday. Some of his favs: food, of course, laughing, making people laugh, and scooting on his bottom. He has not mastered crawling yet. He's thinking about it, so we will see how long it takes if it happens at all. He is 23.3 lbs. He's HUGE. Everyone keeps telling me that his growing will slow down...well it hasn't. I'm looking forward to when it does. I'm not sure how much more weight my arms can take!

Thursday, May 18, 2006


We had an early vacation this year and went to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It's a perfect little town about 45 minutes from Orlando. Patrick's grandparents live there, so we went to visit them. We enjoyed time at the beach, pool, and lots of yogurt! His grandparents own the California Yogurt shop there (they're originally from California). Parker loved swimming in the pool, but was a bit confused about the ocean. He did enjoy lots of sand! I'm still finding it everywhere.