Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Updates and Pictures

Hello everyone! I am sorry I have not updated in SO incredibly long. Blogger is slow and I get frustrated easily.

We are all doing well. Lucas is now 6 months old - 16 lbs 12oz and 25 1/2 in. Ethan is still a complete mess of a boy and keeps us on our toes all the time.

I turned 30 on September 8 and am celebrating this weekend in NYC with 3 girlfriends! I promise to take the time to post pictures of our trip. For now, here are a few of the boys.

Lucas sporting his Oklahoma shirt for the first OU game!
Ethan making daddy proud by supporting OU and Navy (check out the hat)

My boys

Isaac and Lucas - growing up so fast

Playing at the park
Lucas loves the camera. I don't think we have a bad picture of him.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ethan's first movie trip

Today marked a very special day. As a "treat" for Ethan (because he slept in his room and his bed ALL week) we got a babysitter for Lucas and took him to see Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Just Mommy, Daddy, and Ethan!! He was SO excited. We talked about how loud the movie would be, the size of the theatre, the seats, that we had to buy tickets, the whole deal.

I was truly curious to see if it would go as smoothly as we hoped! Well, I must was much better! Ethan did phenomenal. He sat it Brian's lap for the entire movie. He had an absolute blast and did a remarkable job!

I will say that part of the reason it went so well is we went to a 10:00am show at AMC on Bush River knowing the only other people that would be there at 10am on a Saturday would also have small children.

All in all, it was a good time had by all. The movie was very cute and funny. I recommend it to any families with children!

Riding in the car on the way to the movie theatre

Showing us his ticket

I love this...It looks like Ethan is getting eaten by the dinosaur too

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July Weekend

We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend with friends and family. Here are few of my favorite pictures. We have many, many more but blogger is too slow!

Lucas and his beautiful smile!

My little boy is growing up

Neal and Isaac
Saturday we went to the Peach Festival in Gilbert. We watched the parade, played games, saw lots of cool stuff, and ate amazing food! It was a great day!
Me and Val

Valerie and Neal with the babies

Ethan getting a ride from Uncle Neal
Me and Ethan watching the Peach Festival parade

Isaac chillin' while Ethan played

Our patriotic family

Ethan having fun on the playground

Daddy and Lucas

Friday, June 26, 2009

Father's Day weekend

We went to the upstate for Father's Day weekend to visit our families. We had a wonderful time!

Amy, Emma, and Caleb

The youngest five "Parsons" grandsons

Lucas, Nathan, Caleb, Tyler, and Ethan

Tyler, Lucas, Ethan, and Caleb

Lucas, Tyler, and Caleb

The two youngest cousins

Caleb and Lucas

Uncle Neal and Aunt Valerie with their two nephews and niece

(Judah, Micah, and Ethan)

Aunt Valerie and Ethan

Ethan floating on the raft

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Some Favorite Pictures

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the last two weeks. We were lucky enough to get some good ones.

Ethan playing at Peyton and Nolan's birthday party. He looks so grown up!

Ethan and Lucas - I got really lucky with this one! It is probably the best picture of the boys that we have so far.
Lucas smiling

Mommy and Lucas chillin' at the picnic table at Saluda Splash while Daddy and Ethan played in the water. So much fun!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

One car, two boys, three bags, and four families

Yesterday we packed our bags and headed to Charleston to visit as many friends as we could in a day. We pulled out of the drive way at 7:35am, made a breakfast stop, one pit stop, and arrived in Charleston at 10:00am.

Our first stop was to drop Brian off at his friend's house (Bryan Davis). Then the boys and I were off to The Read's. In February 1999, Jane hired me to babysit her two boys (5 and 18 mos.) two mornings a week. The relationship grew over the years and we became family. In May 2001, I moved in with The Read's. I lived with them until February 2002 - during which time Jane was pregnant with Virginia, I was in graduate school and Brian and I were planning our wedding. It was a crazy time but I loved it! Jane sang at our wedding and both of the boys were attendants. The Read's are a very special part of my life and I will always treasure the memories I have of my time with them. I am glad we got to visit with them for a while yesterday.

Jane, Virginia, and Lucas

Alexander, Jane, Lucas, Virginia, and Heyward

Ethan, Alicia, Alexander, Lucas, Jane, Virginia, and Heyward

The next stop was at Kelly's house. We had lunch and the boys napped at her place while we had a chance to catch up. Lucas slept on the couch while Ethan picked "his room" and some stuffed animals and crashed hard.

Kelly and Lucas
After nap, we went back to pick up Brian at The Davis'. Their daughter Megan is 5 days older than Ethan. They are expecting their 2nd child (a boy!) in July. Brian and Bryan worked together when we lived in Charleston.

Megan practicing being a big sister

The Davis' with Lucas
Our last stop of the day was dinner and playtime with our friends The Davey's. Stephanie and I went to college together and have been friends ever since. Steph was 8+ months pregnant with her first child at my wedding. Now that's a friend!!

Alicia, Sean (Steph's youngest), Steph, and Lucas

Steph and Lucas

Noah, Owen, and Ethan having an absolute blast!

(Lucas, Owen, Sean, Noah, and Ethan)
We had so much fun visiting with all our friends. Hopefully we will get to make another trip to see them soon. It had been a year since we had seen some of them! We left Charleston at 8:15 and pulled in the driveway at 10:00. It was a long day, but well worth it!

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 2009

So far May has been a crazy month. Lucas is growing like a weed, I have gone back to work (from home for now), and we made our first trip to G'ville/S'burg since Lucas was born. We went to the upstate to celebrate my mom's birthday on Friday, May 8, Isaac's baby dedication, and Mother's day.

Mom, Val, and I went to the movies for mom's birthday...KID FREE!! It was great. We spent Saturday with Brian's family and Ethan had a blast playing with his cousins. Sunday was a very special day. Not only was it Mother's Day (my baby sister's first) but it was also Isaac's dedication. It was great to see Val and Neal stand before the church with Isaac in their arms. I am so glad we were able to be there.

Below is a collection of random pictures from the last several weeks including Mother's day weekend.

Lucas is growing up!

Granpa and Lucas

Isaac, Pepaw, Neal, and Lucas

Ethan, Brian, and Lucas

Pepaw, Lucas, and Ethan

"My boys"

Cousin Caleb and Lucas

Ethan and cousin Tyler

Climbing trees at Granpa and Granma's