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that's not how we taught him

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 5:09 PM Comments comments (0)

What Parker says while playing hide and seek:


"1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,5,11...

here's my nut, I am coming".


I think he forgot how it really goes!

Oops

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I guess Parker heard what I was watching when he came down the stairs from his nap today. He came in singing " I will be there for you, I will be there for you, I will be there for yoooouuu".
He is too funny!
Do you know what I was watching??

oh this child...

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM Comments comments (0)

When we left Parker's swim lessons today he really wanted a candy, but I told him I didn't have the extra money because I had to pay for the taxi. Here's our conversation about it on the way home.

 Parker- "I really wanted some chocolate"
Me- "I'm sorry, bub, I just didn't have enough money this time"
Parker- "Oh. That's bad."
Later when Joe got home I told him what happened and when Parker heard what I told him, he looked at us, laughed and said seriously "Yea. That's BAD!"

Seriously

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 10:19 AM Comments comments (0)

How can our son be so cute?


Joe gave Parker a snack

Parker looks at Joe and says,

"Tanks Bro"

Big boy at his swimming lessons

Lecciones de Nataci?n

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM Comments comments (0)
SWIMMING LESSONS!!!
Yes, Parker took his first lessons at an indoor pool near us today. He did really well, too! We have spent some time with him, teaching him how to kick and blow bubbles, but he really needs to learn how to actually swim. His teacher was great and made sure he was comfortable and understanding everything she was saying (you know, since it's all in Spanish).
He was jumping into the pool, blowing bubbles, kicking on the kickboard and hanging onto the railing like a monkey.
We're excited he enjoyed going and think he'll be swimming on his own in no time!

Little Evangelist

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 9:16 AM Comments comments (2)

Well, he didn't exactly "evangelize", but it was close enough.
We were driving in the truck, Joe and I were talking about...who knows...and Parker was carrying on a conversation with London in the backseat. We had recently been talking about Jesus so I guess Parker had it on his mind and this is what we heard:

"Jesus died on the cross. For me and you and mommy and daddy. His blood came all out (hand motions included). He died and then- HE CAME BACK TO LIFE! So we can go to Heaven!"

AH!! Can you believe it?
Melt.my.heart.


What a sweetie! I love how the truth's about God soak into his mind so quickly and how he's in awe of such things. If only I could be the same way all the time. This is a time where I get to learn from him!

Sweet Moments

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 9:59 AM Comments comments (1)

just shared some sweet moments with my kids. London was all smiles while I sang her to sleep and Parker asked me to lay in bed and "cuddle for a couple while".


I am so blessed!

 


GrandDaddy Doug

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 8:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Birthday, we hope you had a fantastic day!


Little Sickies

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Around our house the last few weeks we've all been little sickies. It could be allergies, colds, effects from the changes of the seasons-who knows- but we are more than done feeling down and out. Parker has had a bad cough so when Joe took him to the doctor the other day he had to get a shot to help is sore, swollen throat.
Poor thing- this was after Joe told him "no, you don't have to get a shot" about 10 times. Note for parents- don't say things you aren't sure about!
Anyway here's a picture of Parker playing doctor today and recalling his shot experience. What a silly little guy.

Happy Birthday Parker

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Birthday to our little man! Today you are 3 years old. You have grown so much and are learning so many new things. You love superheroes- Spiderman, Batman and Ironman are some of your favorites. You have a recent love for "Ben 10", which is why you had a Ben 10 birthday party this year. You love to play with your cars in the car garage and make them race, especially when we race them down the hall! You are just like daddy and love anything sweet- candy, gum, chocolate, ice cream. I think you would eat sweets for every meal if we let you. You like to exercise with us in the house and go for runs in the stroller with daddy. You are really good at playing Fútbol (soccer) and I think some day you will be a great player!
We have been memorizing lots of Bible verses and I love how they seem to already speak to your heart. You get so excited to tell us the ones you know and are eager to learn more. It is so awesome to see how God is so special to you already. We pray for you every day. We know God has amazing plans for you so we pray that you wil learn how to trust in hIm and follow the plans He has for you.
How is it that we have been so blessed by God with a son like you? You fill us with so much joy and happiness each day. Even though we mess up as your parents sometimes, I pray that you will always know how deep our love for you is.
This is a blog I wrote over 3 years ago when we went to the dr to hear your heartbeat. I wanted to share it with you so that you know, even then, how much we care for you. All our love, bubba, Happy Birthday!


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

the "heart" of it all


Yesterday was a day that I will never forget. It was our second dr.'s appointment and we were told we would be able to hear the baby's heartbeat. It is hard for me to comprehend that in just the short amount of 13 weeks that there could already be the sound of a heartbeat! All I can think is, what an awesome God, that He could create something so little, so intricate, so quickly. To know that the God of the universe not only already has created a heartbeat for our baby, but that He knows it. He knows everything about him or her...all it's details, all it's future thoughts, plans, and purposes. He has created this child to glorify Him and Him alone and to serve Him with all the he or she has!! Woah, try to wrap your mind around that!
 So there Joe and I sat, waiting for the doctor to come and see us. The whole time all I could think about was, how is it going to sound? Will it be loud, will it be fast? Will we be able to tell what it is? Patiently we sat and waited and then the time had come. She came over with a doppler device and put the cold gel on the lower part of my stomach and turned it on.....swish, swish...that's all we could hear. Was that it? Nope, it was just my stomach. Then suddenly, like a little distant tapping we could hear it, the rapid but strong beating of our little one's heart!! WOW, how amazing. Just as soon as it had begun, the listening ended...we were kind of sad that she didn't let us listen to it longer. Next month we are going to ask for her to wait a minute so we can hear it more.
 As we walked to the car, I was overwhelmed with joy and a peace. This confirmed it....we are having baby. The fact that I could hear what has been forming inside me, that it is alive and well just overfilled my heart with joy. God is so good isn't He? Not only because He has given us this precious life that we will have the privilege of raising, but because He has given us life. Just like our little baby, God knew me and He knew Joe from the very moment we each were conceived. He knew our names, our faces and our hearts. He knew our downfalls and our individual qualities and gifts that He alone placed inside of us! I can't even begin to understand how a God so mighty and magnificent can know me so intimately and love me so much, but I know that He does. I can't wait to be able to see a picture of our baby which hopefully will happen in December. Until then, I know it's little heart is beating away!!


Words from our mouths

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 11:19 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know that the mind of an almost 3 year old can retain a TON of information? Parker can sing songs, recite several Bible verses, tell stories (from books and ones he so creatively makes up), speaks Spanish, remembers movies, trips...oh how I could go on and on! I love that he is so intelligent for being the little man that he is.

However, let me pause to say that I realized something today. Now I know it may seem quite obvious simple, but I really HEARD it for the first time this afternoon. Parker was playing with several of his animals and toys in his room while I was getting ready in the the bathroom and this is what I heard-

 

"Sammy, do you hear me?"

" Yes, I do"

"But you hear me? Are you listening?"

"You need to listen and obey"

 

WOAH!! It was as if for a moment he was the daddy in charge of several children in there! SO, he really does hear what we say to him but I guess, since he's 3 years old, he just sometimes chooses to "pretend" to not hear what we say.

This was a great reminder to me- I must guard the things that come out of my mouth. Not only for the sake of the things I say and the attitude of my heart, but for my children as well. They really are listening!

 

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

 


Underwear Mishap

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 8:34 PM Comments comments (0)


Let's Wrestle

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 10:58 AM Comments comments (0)

Joe and Parker wrestle...a lot actually. It's super cute to hear Parker say, "Let's wrestle" and start growling! The funniest part of it all though is that it is not serious wrestling unless he tells Joe, "Take off your glasses". After the glasses come off, the real fight begins- Joe says, "You're goin down" Parker says, "You're goin up"! Oh I love my guys!

What has happened?

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 4:26 PM Comments comments (0)

I don't know where I've been. It has been a while since I have blogged about anything and I don't really know why. I guess because I've got a house to take care of, two kids, a husband etc. Anyway, today's post...a Parker funny.
Usually at each stop light in town there are a group of guys standing, with spray bottles and window wipes in hand- ready and waiting to clean your windshield for some money in exchange. Sometimes we tell them to clean it and give them a few pesos, but most of the time we just say no. **Enter the pushy guys** They are the ones that run to your window, even when you tell them NOOOO, shake your finger and head and say it loudly. This leads us to say, "No tenemos monedas", meaning "we have no money."
So the other day Parker and Joe were driving in the car and pulled up to the light. Out of pure instinct and being used to hearing us talk to these guys, Parker blurts out, "No tenemos monedas"!! HA!! SOOO funny! Even Parker didn't want our windshield washed. Oh, only in Latin America!

Spanish of a Toddler

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 2:11 AM Comments comments (0)

It's pretty common to hear people in the States try and "speak" another language, especially spanish, even when they don't know how. Usually this comes out by adding an -o- to the end of words. For example,
Beef-o-

House-o-

Car-o-

drink-o-

And although the majority of these are incorrect, there are the occasional correct ones. More than anything it is funny to hear what people tend to invent and sometimes believe they are correct!

Living in another country has given our children the opportunity to be able to learn another language and let me be one to say that it will be MUCH easier for them then it has been for Joe and I! Their little minds are like sponges that can soak up all that they hear; oh how I sometimes wish I were a toddler again (but just for language sake)!


Around our house you will usually hear a lot of "Spanglish". This usually comes out more when our friends are over and we try to speak to them and Parker and the two languages seem to mesh together. Parker has been doing so well learning Spanish and talking to friends and new people we meet. Somedays though, his mind mixes the two and sort of falls into the tendancies of one who knows no Spanish whatsoever.  The other day he wanted to tell us that he wanted something to drink.
The correct way in Spanish "yo quiero tomar..."
Parker's way, "Yo quiero drinkar..."

And there you have it folks! He is on his way to becoming bilingual!


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