Saturday, September 20, 2008

Farewell Camera and Conner!

Sad day ... our camera is now water logged ... or should I say milk logged from a sippy cup mishap. So while we save for a new camera ... pictures may be delayed as we mooch off of family members cameras :). These are the last of the pictures before the milk incident.

I had a fabulous 27th birthday. My birthday started with a long, overdue bubble bath - so relaxing! Johnny took Lily and I out to lunch at Kneaders - love their carrot cake. Later in the evening I went to Sandy to go through the temple with my little brother Conner who is going on a mission. It is coming up too fast! It was great to be in the temple with my family on my birthday.

All the siblings, but Ada. Cami only has a month or so until Baby Croc is going to make his arrival. The first male grandchild - we cannot wait! Cami is the one holding the zebra temple bag. My mom asked her if it was an appropriate print for the temple. Cami replied, "God loves zebras, too, doesn't He?"
A nice man took this group shot for us.

Missionary and his mom. We are going to miss Conner. He is our comic relief. A quick story about Conner. I told Marriage Prep at BYU a few semester ago. Although he is a preemie, he decided to take my class anyway and I am glad he did. He was a good sounding board for how the class was going. Every day after class we went to the food court in the Wilkinson Center to get breakfast. It was nice for me to have a quiet breakfast - I had a 3 month old waiting for me at home :). Anyways - we did not initially tell the class that we were siblings. We figured that they would figure it out for themselves - some people even think we are twins. This line of thinking seemed to be going well for us until one day a third of my class saw us having breakfast together and gave us funny looks. There were even certain class members that we would see every once and awhile in the Wilk after class. I started to see it in their faces, "Why does Sister Parker spend so much time with Conner?" We finally announced our sibling relationship to the class to avoid speculation on why the married with a baby marriage prep teacher was spending so much time with one of her students!

Long story short - those breakfasts were a fun way to get to know Conner even better and take a break with my fun sibling!

After the temple, we went to our favorite family restaurant - the Mayan! We picked up Ada and Lily Bean and had a fun evening out. In this picture Lily is trying to get Conner to take her to see the divers. We also discovered that Lily loves salsa! Must take after her dad!

In other news :

Lily had her 15 month doctor's appointment earlier this week. Here are her current stats:

Height: 31 inches 69.15 percentile
Weight: 19.38 lbs 5.89 percentile

I was thrilled that she did not fall off of the charts! She is our tall and skinny string bean! Apparently her head percentile jumped so now she has a rather large head for her body size. It's to store all those brains - this little girl is too smart!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Little Sharers

Lily eyes baby Ally. Baby Ally eyes the sippy cup (or something the distance :) ).

Lily wants to know if Ally is thirsty. Ally is intrigued. She may even be excited enough to drool on her dad who is holding her up :).

The moment of sharing! (that is as far as the sharing went ... Ally is not quite ready for whole milk!)

Let's Hug!
Now if only Lily would share all the time this easily!

Conner's Mission Shower

Conner is headed off to the MTC in only 16 days! We had a family party to celebrate and get him some missionary essentials. This is Conner with his special Sponge Bob Squarepants Thermometer from Cami.

Our two attempts to get a picture with the missionary and Lily. Lily had other plans I guess.

Aunt Ada is always surrounded by little girls!

Our niece Kyrie decorated the wrapping paper just for Conner. She drew a fish and a gagungle (triangle).

Lily with my Grandma Kimball's dog Stockton. Lily inherited her love of animals from her dad. Unfortunately, she also inherited her caution of animals from me. This is how she likes Stockton best - with a screen door in between!

Cousin Ally looking cute!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Back to School

Johnny is back to school at UVU for his second to last semester. Lily and I went with him to school to take advantage of the department luncheon. Lily's favorite were the fruit kabobs.