Sunday, April 18, 2010

Smiles From Parker Petunia

Our little baby girl is growing up so quickly. These are photos taken at 7 weeks. She's starting to smile in response to faces and noises we make rather than just the ceiling fan.

Her eyes light up just before she cracks a grin, it's so much fun to see the smiles coming.

Her long tongue.

And a full blown smile.
She's also start making some squeaking noises that she's always surpised when she hears them made. It's very high pitched and very cute.

FHE Bowling

For Family Home Evening a few weeks ago we took the kids bowling. It was so much fun! The cutest little bowling shoes on the cutest little feet.

Jake probably won't forgive me for posting this photo, but isn't it adorable. Love these two guys in my life!

Watching Grant's ball making the slow progression down the lane.

Ella watching the pins fall.

Paislee holding the ball the correct way and getting ready to go.
Look at that form, she's pretty dang good, even bowled a strike! There was a teenage girl practicing in the lane next to us, she was very talented and had a very serious expression on her face the entire time, even when she was bowling strikes and picking up spares. Needless to say my girls didn't understand her lack of enthusiasm for the game. Ella on the other hand had plenty even when only a few pins fell down.

Grant became comfortable with bowling very quickly, he liked to pick his own ball up and carry it to the lane, he even tried to stick his fingers in the holes.

We heard a great talk today at church about family scripture study, prayers and FHE and the blessings it brings into your home. We are excited to continue the good habits we have, work on the ones we've been struggling with and start some new ones that will encourage our family to be more loving, obedient and reverent!

Easter Weekend 2010

Parker doesn't really get to participate in activities just yet, but there are a few photos of her. If I were to title the photo above it would be "Perspective". Look how huge Grant looks compared to Parker, it just shows how brief infancy truly is. Also, for all those who still like to harass me about my red head children, please take notes of the obvious color differences between these two, thanks!

Awake and waiting for the Easter Egg Hunt at Grandma Mitchell's to begin, she napped through the whole thing.
Grandma Mitchell, Ella and Grant watching the older children hunt eggs.
Grant showing us his blue egg, although don't ask him what color it is, we're still mastering that skill!

Ella, Grant and Parker coloring eggs. Jake was at the Priesthood session of conference with his Dad and brother Mike. Parker observed from the bouncy seat.
Easter egg hide and seek at our home. The Easter Bunny did an excellent job hiding eggs this year, throughout the day the kids kept finding ones they had missed.

Paislee Jane with her Easter goodies.

Dinner with Jake's family!