Birth Class Reunion

Garett and I took an intensive 8 week birthing class (which is ironic since I pretty much had a scheduled c-section) pre Parker. While we were not able to use many of the techniques we learned, we appreciated learning from a veteran in the business, Penny Simkins. Anyway, last weekend everyone from the class got together so we could meet each other’s babies and share our stories. This is my favorite picture from the day (Parker is the one in the blue dress with her diaper showing!).
Oh, and this one where I caught Gar with his girls tights in his back pocket (it was 100 degrees in the hostesses house!). Such a great papa!


Practicing with Dad

This is Garett back for my bi-yearly post. Recently I’ve been excited with the physical skills Parker is developing. I hate to say it but from the day we found out we were having a girl I feared she might like pink ponies and shopping more than she liked mud puddles or hiking around in the woods. There’s nothing to warrant these fears as some of the coolest women I know are amazing athletes; my mom can throw and catch a baseball better than almost any guy I know! Back to the physical skills… as many of you have seen from a post several weeks ago Parker learned how to roll from her tummy to her back. I don’t know if she’s ahead of the curve but she has the back to front roll dialed too. I had to get my helmet cam out and do a little video shoot. From what I can see she’s going to be riding alongside her dad in the woods and using the helmet cam for its intended purpose before I know it.

Parker’s Proud Papa!



Really, the only thing to note from the past week is the election of the 44th president! I am so happy that Parker was born in a time of hope and change. Other than that, Parker is 3.5 months old and growing like crazy. Not only does she smile now but she has started to laugh and there is nothing better. Here is a picture we took today of her under her little play gym. I think she has a crush on the elephant that hangs from the top…he makes her so happy! Who knew?!