Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hey, its Parker.  On December 24th, I turned 4 months old.  There certainly was a lot of hype around here about the coming of the 'Big Man' down our chimney!  Elle and Taylee had this elf that was hanging around named Mistletoe.  She would go back to the North Pole every night and tell Santa whether they deserved to be on the Nice list or the Naughty list.  Me...I'm good all the time so I wasn't too concerned.  Then, I met the big guy and he brought us all a lot of new stuff!





 I guess that my sisters have been good since they got lots of Princess stuff...They pay a lot of attention to me and fight over who gets to sit by me in the car.  They had their 3rd birthday yesterday and got to eat some ice cream! 



 Me.......I'm still on the boob!

I have been learning a bunch of new tricks.  I will smile to anyone that will pay attention to me.  I showed my Dad how I can roll over the other day but haven't figured out how to do that again.  I can clear the room with some really smelly gas...which as a boy, I'm really proud of.  I am definitely  enjoying my ZZZZZ;s, and pretty much sleep through the night.

We are all excited that our big sister Shelby is going to come visit for a few days!  We feel very lucky to be a family.  It is a full time job for me to run the family 24/7 but I am doing a good job of it.




Love, Parker

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Let me introduce myself...

Here I am 1 week old!

Hey everyone, my name is Parker John Smith.  It is about time my parents let me have a little computer time.  I have a bit of catching up to do since I am now 14 weeks old.  I think I am finally starting to adjust to life outside of the womb, but let me tell you, it was a lot less noisy in there.  I have the best two big sisters, but they can be pretty noisy at times.

Here I am right before I was born in my moms tummy!

Here I am a few hours later!

Well I guess I will start from the beginning, I was born in Friday August 24, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.  I was just a little guy weighing in at 6 lbs 9 oz and 20 inches long.  I am making up for it now, mom and dad say I am growing like a weed.  I have been doing great since we got home from the hospital.  I like to make sure my mom keeps busy, so I puke all the time so that she has plenty of laundry to do.

Here I am with my dad, he sure is proud!                      Here are my sisters, they sure love to hold me.

I have had a lot of first in my short time here, such as my first airplane ride when I was just 2 weeks old.  Mom and dad took me to Chicago while dad was at a meeting.   Mom and I spent a lot of time walking around the city.  There was so much to look at, but mostly I just slept.  My sisters sure like to see what I am doing.  They really like to give me my binkie even if I don't want it.  My sister Elle loves to hold me.  Taylee is always a little concerned that I am going to "spit up" on her.  I guess I do a fair amount of that.



 Here I am with dad on my first hike up at Snowbird.

 I decided to show mom and dad my smile a few weeks ago and that has earned me big points.

Here I am at 13 weeks!

Well that is about it.  Mom says she will let me keep you updated more often from here on out!

Love,

Parker

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where has summer gone?




Hey Everyone!

We know, we know, it has been a really long time since we have let you know what we have been up to. We have been having a super fun, super busy summer. Mom keeps saying things are going to slow down a bit, but so far we are still going strong. Well we finally decided it was time to start walking so once we turned 19 months we decided to give it a try. Taylee was the first to walk, but I wasn't far behind. I could only let her have 5 minutes in the spotlight before I decided to do it as well. Mom and Dad were so excited, but I am not sure what the big deal is.

We have been doing a lot of traveling this summer. Sometimes on a big plan, sometimes on Dad's plane, and other times in the car. We have been to Disney World, to the beach, to Mesquite, and any free weekends up in Driggs. We have gone to lots of concerts at Red Butte Gardens where we like to shake our "booey"!

Some of our favorite things to do is go to the park to swing and climb on the slides. We have spent as much time in the pool that mom and dad will let us. We love going to the zoo to see the "be be phant phant". We love to sing, some of our favorite songs are "ABC", twinkle twinkle little star, itsy bitsy spider, and count to ten. We love to color pictures and watch "choo choo" (Chuggington).

We hope everyone is doing well!

We will update you much sooner next time.

Love,

Elle & Taylee

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Update!


Hey guys! Wow it has been a long time! We have been having so much fun this summer that we haven't had much time to update you on what has been going on. We have had so much fun going on trips to Florida to see Mickey Mouse and then again to the beach to see all of our family a month later. Taylee and I love the water so much. We loved building sand castles at the beach and swimming in our pool. We usually give mom and dad a big protest when they say it is time to get out.
Mama Jean & Papa with all the grandkids and great grandkids
We can't seem to get enough of this sand!

Moon Puddles and Waves (Our Favorite)!

We have started talking a lot lately. I mean Taylee and I could always communicate with each other, but we finally decided that it might be easier to get what we want if we actually started telling mom and dad what we want. Now Taylee has become quite a little show off and has been singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" for the past few weeks. I sure wished she would learn a new song because it is getting a little old! We have been getting around pretty good with our "bum scooch" and crawling, but Taylee being the big show off that she is decided to take her first steps on the 4th of July. It looks pretty fun, maybe I will give it a try soon.

video

We also celebrated our 1 1/2 birthday on July 3. We had a lot of our friends over for a pool party. It was so much fun and the best part was getting to eat our chocolate cup cakes.

The party crowd

Swimming in the pool

It just tastes better when it is all over your face.


Taylee 18 months
Elle 18 months

The other great news we got this summer is that we have a new cousin on the way and his or her birthday is almost going to be the same as ours! We love you Aunt Krystle and Uncle Raleigh!
Our New Cousin!!!


Well time to go play! We will try to be better at posting more often again.

Love,

Elle

Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Easter


We hope everyone had a great Easter. We had so much fun. We got to go on two Easter Egg Hunts and even had a visit with the Easter Bunny. I really liked seeing him, but my sister Elle was not so sure. Mom even let these ladies turn us into little bunnies. Elle went first and when I saw how ridiculous she looked, I did my best not to let them paint my face, but as you can see they won. Just wait until I get a little bigger and then I will show them who is boss!!!

Love,

Taylee

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt





Hi Guys,

We just got back from an Easter Egg Hunt with our friends Dylan and Ty. We had a lot of fun and love our Elmo baskets. In fact my sister Elle likes her so much that she decided to pitch a fit when mom put us down for our afternoon nap until she let her take it to bed. No wonder she had the nickname "DQ" a.k.a. "Drama Queen". The best part for my was being able to play on the playground after the hunt was over. I just love to swing. I think I could stay there all day if my mom would let me. Well we have another hunt on for tomorrow as long as it isn't raining again.

Love to all,

Taylee

Friday, April 8, 2011

Swimming Lessons





Hey Guys! Guess what? We started swimming lessons last week. It was so much fun. We learned to blow bubbles in the water (actually mostly just watched mom and the teacher do this) and how to float on our backs. Dad wasn't able to get in the water because he had some surgery on his knee so he got to take the pictures. We can't wait for next week so that he can come swimming with us. We have some trips to the beach coming up so we thought we should get practicing. Dad keeps telling us that our swimming pool is getting opened up in a few weeks. We think he must be crazy because it just keeps snowing here. I mean this is what we saw when we woke up this morning. We sure hope it warms up soon because we are not fans of cold water!!!

Love,

Elle & Taylee