Ode to Opa

I never had a grandpa. Well, technically I did but I never knew them. Which makes me so happy that Parker fell in love with her Opa this summer. My dad, Larry, just wrapped up a 2 month stay in Seattle and it was amazing to have him here. He learned how to use the baby monitor so Garett and I could go to the movies, he mastered the art of making her giggle when she was protesting her car seat and he brought her toys and treats like a true Opa. Parker said “goodbye” to Opa tonight with a hug and a kiss as she marched off to her bath. I know she loves him so much, I can see it in her eyes. Sadly, there isn’t a great picture of Parker and Opa from this summer but here is my favorite shot of him and Parker from last summer (my, what a difference a year makes!). My favorite shot he took of Miss P and a family shot he took tonight.

Thanks for everything, dad! We miss you already....


Play Pals

It seems like yesterday that Parker and I went to our first PEPS meeting (a mommy group of sorts). I think she was 4 weeks old and I was so upside down I couldn’t put together a matching outfit. We have been meeting with the same people for a year now and I can’t believe what happens to a baby in a year. They went from screaming, floppy, newborns to tiny humans with large personalities. Today 2 of them came over to our place for a play date and I snapped a few shots. Z is so sweet. I love these shots of him. Then there is a close up of sweet P and then Julia and her adorable curls!


Summer Shots.

Every year we say we want to stay put in August to enjoy the summer in the NW. And every year we have a crazy August. 5 years in a row now. Sheesh. The good news is that is all been fun but good lord we packed it in. Parker and I just had a fun visit with Lizzie and her little girl Maya (who has been to Seattle 2x in her brief 7 months in this world!!). Prior to that, Parker and I had a whirlwind trip to Whistler to hang with Garett while he worked. And he has been there for 4 months now. Well it feels that way anyway. In all the madness I have not been taking many pictures but I was just reorganizing my pic file and came across some that I love. So it’s a summer smorgasbord of random shots: The first one is from Parker's party with her little pal Jackson. Can you even stand it?!. Next one is Liz and the girls from this weekend, Parker happy on the swings, Amy and her mama at Parker's party. I just love this shot! And lastly one from our fun trip to Sun Valley with the Grissom's. Happy.

Pic by YaYa:



Parker had a big weekend! On Saturday we went to our neighbors baby shower/bbq which was great. This is how Parker entered the party. No joke. Sadly, a few minutes later she broke the glasses (sorry jess!). Then, on Sunday we celebrated Parker’s first birthday (cant believe it has been ONE WHOLE year!!) in the Park with friends and family! She had a wonderful day and was showered with love and gifts. I didn’t get a ton of pictures b/c I was running around but here are a few from the big day. Thanks to everyone for celebrating our little ladybug!