Monday, November 22, 2010

shutterfly cards

most of you know about my love affair with  i made our wedding book, ecuador book, honeymoon book and parker's 1 year book and have many more plans to use shutterfly in the future.

this year shutterfly is offering bloggers 50 free holiday cards for writing a blog post about the promotion!  woohoo, at $1.50/card, that's $75 saved (knock that off of the holiday budget).  i love making christmas cards, especially now that we have a little family.  i love wallpapering our fridge with all of the cards we receive as well.

so here are my favorites from shutterfly...

this card is classy, but i'm not sure if i want to do black, red and white again since that was our theme last year:

so we might do this one instead:

we have a photoshoot coming up with Meredith who is offering $20 photo sessions until the end of the year (with the disk!) i hope to turn around the cards quickly!  yay for shutterfly, photos and christmas!  love yall.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

18 months

dear parks,
you are 18 months!  stats from your checkup:
*35 inches (98%!!)
*30 lbs (75%)
*head--don't remember, but about 50th%

we are loving seeing your personality are a mix of the cutest sweatheart and biggest troublemaker.  one minute you are sweetly cuddling and the next you are slapping my face.  dad and i can't figure out if you have an extremely high pain tolerance or are just that tough.  you don't cry when you fall, get hurt or even bleed.  the other day you were running with a basketball and tripped and bit your tongue and it didn't bother you for more than a second. 

you are determined, strong, fast, mischievous, and full of energy.  you hate holding hands and are not afraid to leave my side.  at our neighborhood halloween party while some toddlers clinged to their mom's side, you ran everywhere and i was so exhausted trying to chase you. 

you love to wrestle and give hugs, although you sometimes confuse the two.  last week we had dinner at our neighbor's and you put two of the other 1 year olds in headlocks while you were "hugging" them from behind.  you also love to steal other kids' food and sippy cups.

you love all things sports related and spend many hours playing tball, golf and basketball in our living room.  one day you teed up the football on the tball stand and were hitting it with your golf club, bless your heart.  you love love love throwing balls and will ask to play with them whenever you spot one.

you've started to fold your hands and say amen--warms mama's heart.  i love you and can't wait to watch you keep developing!!!