Sunday, March 29, 2009

Parker...8 months. What a doll!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

whew!!! 3 months later and no pictures!!!

Well, this will be short and I do not have any pictures available at the moment...I just wanted to drop a line or two and not turn into a blogger dud! It has kind of been a whirlwind of events since Christmas! School started in January and I've been in full swing getting ready for the season, which we started at the beginning of February. The team is doing ok. I'm in dyer need of a pitcher and a few extra girls. We're down to 13...for those that don't know, that's not a lot. I start nine, usually ten and I've only got 2 pitchers. Oh well...

My girls are doing wonderful. Riley turns 5 in a couple weeks (April 1st) and on April 9th, I am registering her for kindergarten!!! Her faves right now include Hannah Montana, those little tiny barbies (I think they're called peek-a-boos), the Gremlins, Jumanji, and of course, her little sister. Everytime her and I get in the car to go to pre-school, we have to talk about something. It's usually talking about the Gremlins, Jumanji, or scary things. Well, the other morning, she said "mom, let's talk about silly things.....Mom, you're a crazy pig!!" AAhhh, she is a delight!!
Parker is doing great and growing into a little giant. She is 8 months old and weighs about 22-23 lbs. (Riley weighs 31 lbs.) She is, in my opinion, the cutest dang kid ever!!! She love to show off her new teeth, rock back and forth on her hands and knees, and give great hugs. She has the biggest smile and is so excited when somebody she knows enters the room. She is a happy chubby baby.

Stay tuned....pictures to follow shortly

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just a tender moment

So this is probably going to be my most "journal-like" entry. When I started this blog, I told myself that I wanted to do it mainly to record all of the hilarious, the random, and the heart-warming things that my 4 year old says to me so I don't ever forget just how dang precious she is.

Lately, Riley has been going through some separation anxiety. She really struggles every day that she can't come with me to my office or to practice. She wants every bit of my attention at home...just for one day, I want to count how many times she says "hey mom"...."hey mom"...."hey mom"...."hey mom"...I feel so bad when I'm busy because it usually comes out a little exasperated..."what Riley?"...."what Riley?"...."WHAT RILEY??"...then I instantly feel bad when her response is..."I love you".

Just the other day, I was driving her to preschool (another daily struggle), and the conversation was as follows:

R: Hey mom?
M: What Riley?
R: I love you.
M: Well, I love you too.
R: Are you gonna be gone all day?
M: Nope, I will be back to pick u up in a little bit.
R: Well, I will miss you all day. You just make my heart grow so big.

What an incredible kid!! And Riley, you cannot even begin to comprehend how much you've made my heart grow the past 4 1/2 years!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Picture stress

So I know I've been MIA for awhile...the stress of my new job (interim head coach) is taking its toll. I love it though, and I love going to work everyday (maybe not every day!!). I find myself running around like a chicken with my head cut off half the time. I do apologize to everybody I've left hanging by not texting back, emailing back, calling back, so on and so forth...and as I've left my camera at my mother's (I think), I don't have any Thanksgiving pics to post. And FYI, if this post gets published underlined, I've been messing with it for 10 min trying to get it un-underlined & I can't figure it out, so whatever!

I did, however, manage to get the girls' pictures done while I was in SLC. It was a chore to say the least. The place was packed. I'm so glad we got an "appointment"...we were there for almost 3 hours!! Park was soo good when we arrived, but an hour later, when we finally got taken back, she was ready to eat and sleep. So we got one good pose, and then we couldn't get her settled down, so I resorted to a 5min. bottle break. After that, she was fast asleep. The headband came off, soon to be followed by the fleece jammies, since we were all sweating profusely in the tight cramped room. She opened her eyes when we set her on the bench long enough to get a little smirk out of her, and then she dropped her head and closed her eyes...

So it was hard, but I'm glad my mother was there to keep me from ripping the head off the photographer who called Parker a boy...I guess the name Parker is SO unfathomable for a girl, that even if she is wearing pink pajamas and A BOW ON HER HEAD, if the name is Parker, must be a boy!! I'm used to it though and it's fine. I love my girls with boy names!! But we did come away with two cute poses...

PRE-STRESS POSE



POST-STRESS POSE
"..just take the picture people.."



Thursday, October 30, 2008

oh, these faces...

















Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Photo Tag...this one's for you, Hol!

4th picture from my 4th folder

Almost a year ago, to the day...Halloween 2007 (only a YEAR ago...man, I need to take more pictures)

Here's my photo...not real hilarious, although, I love the look on Riley's face..."no more pictures, Mom..." "...this dumb witch hat won't stay on..." And she was probably bummed about all the extra clothes she had to wear underneath to stay warm!!!

"I DON'T RECALL SUPERMAN HAVING TO WEAR A JACKET!!!!!"-Jerry Seinfeld

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hannah Montana...LIVE!!...in our bathroom!!

READ FIRST!!!!

video

So if any of you know Riley, you know she is kinda the shy reserved type when it comes to doing things in front of people...like dancing and singing in front of people, or even talking...she just doesn't do that. Well, I bought her a couple of sparkly headbands one day, and later that evening I caught her in our bathroom, standing on the toilet, singing and dancing in front of the mirror. These are rocker headbands!! I am videoing in the crack of the door between the hinges, because if she caught me watching her, she would be sooo embarrassed. Now, the concert starts when she turns on the light (you can hear her say "Ready...Go!!"). The words are simple: "Hannah Montana.....isn't she so cool???" ENJOY!! (and turn your volume up!!)

What can I say Riley?? You crack me up everyday and you make my heart sing!! You are so cool!!