Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Fun

Riding their new bikes 

First time on a tire swing

Playing in the rain!

He fell asleep between the boys' beds and with one of Apollos' shoes on. 

Playing at Devil's Den

Mommy, I just want to crawl!

Dancing at the library

He got a black eye when he bent over to pull his pants up and smacked his head on the toilet. :(

Opening up their new bikes for preschool graduation

Playing at the park with at the Natural's game

Apollos and his new friend Keonbrey

Mommy, I don't want to wear this hat!

Playing in our old pool, which had a whole in it, before we put up the new pool

Painting rocks can be so much fun!

Sweet baby girl!

Helping Daddy level the ground for the new pool

Playing at the Discovery Center in Springfield, MO

Getting ready to see their DNA

She LOVES playing with her big brothers' GeoTrax trains!

Summer is in full swing here at the Parker House and we are enjoying every minute of it!  Ellie is now 9 months old!  She is clapping, pointing, and jabbering a way.  She is saying "Mama", "Dada", "up", and "hi".  She can get around a little but still is not crawling.  She is also starting to sleep better at night again!  She normally does 7 hours then 2 hours.  She is taking 3 naps a day and eating more and more "big" people food.  She is still milk intolerant.  She is 25 1/2 inches (3rd percentile) and 16 lbs 4 oz (10th percentile).  She is so much smaller than the boys were!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Preschool Graduation

Sweet brothers before their end of the year program!

Apollos lining up to sing some songs

All of Sonshine School singing

Khaliel and his best friend Lily

Khaliel and Lily singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

The class of 2026!

Getting his diploma.  They asked each kid what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Apollos said a paleontologist.  Everyone was very impressed by that.  Other favorites of mine mentioned by his friends were "A doctor of the college of pharmacy", "A regular mama", "a ninja football player".

I can't believe my baby graduated from preschool!!  Apollos is such a blessing to our family.  He has such a sweet, caring spirit.  He loved going to Bible School this year.  He was a little sad when we told him he wouldn't be going there again next year.  He made some great friends.  He loved playing dinosaurs and Star Wars at recess with his friends.  He was always telling me of new games Noah, Cole, and him would play.  Apollos is beginning to read and loves when we do "home Kindergarten".  I pray he continues his love for learning!  He has an amazing memory as well.  I can't believe how easy it is for him to remember something.  He knows more about dinosaurs and continues to want to learn more.  I am so thankful for being able to have a job where I was able to keep Apollos at home with me most of time over the last 5 1/2 years.  While I am sad that he won't be at home as much in the fall, I am excited for him to begin his new journey of going to "big school".  I love you Apollos James Parker!