Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pumpkins and Halloween

Ok, so it has been awhile since we posted any new pics of Parker.  She is getting into everything now and can "cruise" along the furniture and walk behind toys but no steps on her own just yet.  She has also managed to crawl to the top of our stairs so out with the gates soon.



Here are some fun pictures...enjoy!



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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Instant Backyard

Look what we woke up to this morning....ahhh, it is wonderful to have a real backyard now.  The big weed tree has been banished as has the big dirt circle from the previous owner's trampoline.   More pictures of Parker to come later from pumpkin picking, Halloween, etc.



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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hello Fall....

Fall arrived today here in Signal Mountain.  It was actually chilly-ish for most of the morning.  Parker and I are playing hooky today as she had a fever last night and cannot go to school today (no worries, took her to the doc and she said she is just teething and looks fine).  So, we have taken a nap (very nice) and we played outside in the nice weather this morning.  Below are some pictures.  Parker is sporting one of her new Gymboree outfits (which we rarely buy because they are so expensive but we could not resist).  Isn't she too cute? 



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In other news, we hired my brother to help us in the back yard...it looks so MUCH better, thanks Russ.  Here is a picture of it now....we are killing the weeds grass and are in the process of figuring out what to do next (till it ourselves and plant seed or hire someone with a backhoe to deal with it and bring dirt so we can lay seed).  However, just getting some trees cut down, stumps ground, weeds killed, and flower beds in makes it look 100% better.  I am imagining the green grass now. Here is a pic of the yard now....



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And last but not least, as you can see in the above pics, Parker is standing up...she is pulling up on everything and today she "walked" by pushing her toy car around her bedroom.  She was sooooo cute.  Won't be long at all.



Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday.



Sunday, September 09, 2007

Finally, an update

Sorry it has been so long since updating.  We have been busy since arriving home from the beach.  Parker had her 9 month appt last week and all is great.  She has started crawling (time to baby proof, she finds everything!).  She also has started pulling up on everything.  It won't be long before she is walking all over the place. Here is a recent picture where she has discovered the stairs.



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Friday, August 03, 2007

The Beach

Just a quick hello from the beach...we are having a great time.  Though today is our last day we are planning to have a long day at the beach and eat, eat, eat all the food we bought....here are some pics...



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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Enjoying the nice morning

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OK, I know, enough posts in one day.  Just trying to catch everyone up since we have been on the go lately...here are some pictures of Parker enjoying the nice crisp morning today while I weeded the flower bed (again!, dang all this rain).



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Playing in the dirt (mulch)

While visiting in Ft. Wayne, Parkler got to partake in some good ole fun while playing with mulch. I wanted to get some good pics of her, while she on the otherhand decided to explore the world around her and play with the mulch.  At least we stopped her from eating it :)



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Ivey and Daniel's Wedding Celebration

We recently added a new cousin to the family via Sweden.  Ivey and Daniel were wed in Sweden on June 30th and returned to the US last weekend to celebrate here.  Here are some pics from the fun festivities.  We are looking forward to visiting with them in Vancouver where they are headed in August for the next few years while Daniel gets his Ph.D.



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Flowers from Michael and Parker

Aren't these beautiful!  I have the best husband and daughter in the world.



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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy July 4th

Hope everyone is having a great 4th....here are some pictures of Parker's 1st 4th....



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Saturday, June 16, 2007

1 1/2 hours...in the crib

Parker went down for a nap this morning after breakfast...for 1 1/2 hours...that has to be an all time first. She sleeps through the night but is not good with naps, unless we are in the car.  Hoping we are moving on to a new phase where the two main daytime naps take shape :) 



She is also progressing on her food repertoire....she has mastered rice cereal, multigrain cereal, green beans, squash, peas, and sweet potatoes....I decided to start with the veggies so she would eat them before realizing there might be better tasting things out there (if she is anything like me anyways).  She has eaten them all with haste and tonight cried when the sweet potatoes were all gone...I see a sign of more tears to come when we get to apples, bannanas, etc.  I can't blame her. 



Hope everyone is having a great weekend..it is beautiful outside and one of the perks of living up on the mountain is it is cooler than down in Chattanooga...by at least 5 degrees but felt even cooler than that.  Next week, I'll have pics of Parker in the pool for the first time, so stay tuned.  She loves the bath so I am guessing she is going to have a ball in Gran and Pap's pool. 





Sunday, June 10, 2007

Fun new toy (for Mommy)

Happy Mother's Day to me!  Happy Mother's Day to me....



The gift from Michael and Parker was in today and I was able to go by and get it....for thise of you non-scrapbookers, you will not get this :)



This is a digital craft cutter which cuts shapes that you can download and fonts....so, you can basically cut anything you want for a page....super cool.  I am off to continue playing!



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Sitting Pretty

Right before we headed to California, Parker decided to delight us with her new talent, sitting up.  When we got back home she had honed her skill and is now an old pro. Here are some pictures of her playing with a stacking toy:



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And, Parker says though she enjoys her new found skill, she still enjoys chilling on the sofa...



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And of course, this all can just wear one out...



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Hope everyone is having a great weekend.



Visiting California

Michael and I went to Carmel Valley, CA last week for his good friend Tim's wedding.  We had a great time and I survived being away from Parker for 4 days.  Here is a picture of us together....





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While there we got to see the sights, drive the famous "17 mile drive" where you wind through Pebble Beach (we went in "The Lodge" at the famed Pebble Beach golf club).  One day we had lunch on this beach...



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(Not very nice but it is the Pacific Ocean)



And met this bird as he eyed us for our food (look closely, are there 2 legs or one?)



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Gotcha!  There are two legs....he fooled us for a minute too!



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And one last picture of Michael next to the otter:



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Monday, May 28, 2007

Is that a car in the garage?

Why yes, it is Michael's jeep.  We finally have one car in the garage.....George don't get too excited.  All the crap is just pushed up against the wall to the left of the workbench and behind the jeep. 



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Happy Memorial Day!

It is officially summer here at the Stewart household.  I bought the all dreaded bathing suit (even more dreaded after having a baby), made some strawberry shortcake, and Michael is getting the Jeep cleaned up. Here are some pics....Parker is ready for a drive to Bruesters Ice Cream....



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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

6 month Dr. visit

Hard to believe but little Parker is almost 6 months old. She went for her 6 month visit today and all is well. She is 24 inches long and 15 lbs 8 oz.  She is on the short side so she has lots of rolls to snuggle on.  We both are battling colds once again....day care is a killer for those things.  Hope everyone is doing well.



Thursday, May 10, 2007

Happy Graduation

Russell "walked" this past weekend at his graduation ceremony from Georgia College and State University.  We were able to be there to help him celebrate this big accomplishment.  Parker was excited to see everyone, especially Great-Grandma Dot.   Here are some pics:



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