Saturday, December 27, 2008

4 Month's Old

My step-mom took a bunch of pictures of Parker. They turned out really, really well. I can't believe he is already 4 1/2 months old. He is growing so fast. Rolling over a little bit, when he decides he wants to, grabbing his toys and my hair and chewing on everything. He is so much fun. We LOVE YOU PARKER!! :)


(***I have posted several other pictures below this, so keep on scrolling!!!***)

Christmas

Christmas morning was full of food, presents and stockings.



Grandpa helping Parker open his very first present!! He really enjoyed it, although I'm pretty sure he still doesn't understand the whole present thing.

Christmast Eve

Here is the beautiful Christmas tree. For dinner we had hommeade chili and chips. It was so good!! Not everyone has arrived yet, we were still waiting for Kelsey to fly in. She didn't get here until about 10:30 that night.

Yum....

Rice Ceral!!!! Parker has started eating rice ceral and actually really likes it. He does so well with it, I'm pretty amazed. He never really had any trouble swallowing it and now opens his mouth wide to let me know he's ready for more!

Visiting Grandma and Grandpa Wiser

We went to Arizona for Christmas, so Parker was able to see his Grandma and Grandpa for a few days. The weather was great, compared to our usual cold Rexburg weather! Merry Christmas!!!

Parker Meets....

...one of his uncles, STEPHAN!!! My step-brother, Stephan flew in from Portland for Christmas.It has been fun having him here since it has been so long. We were able to have all the siblings together again which was so nice and tons of fun!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa Claus

Today we went to the mall to visit Santa Claus. Parker did really well, although he didn't want to smile for the "professional" camera. We were able to get one picture of him smiling with our camera. The pictures below are the ones that were professionally taken...the expressions say it all!!! Enjoy...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Graduation...Class of 2008

Last night Chris and I graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho. Chris got his Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management and I got my Bachelor's Degree in Business Managment- Supply Chain Managment Emphasis. First we attended the graduation banquet where we ate dinner and listened to President Uchtdorf and President Clark speak. Parker did very well throughout the whole evening. My mom, step-dad, brother, my grandparents and Chris' family came. President Uchdorf was the key speaker at the Commencement and it was really good.

Here is everyone walking in...there were almost 1200 students graduating last night, 42 of which were couples graduating together.

We did it!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Roll on Over

Last night I laid Parker on his tummy for some tummy time, well like 2 seconds after I laid him down he had turned himself over. He did it about 4 more times and all too quickly. By the time I was able to get the camera turned on or even start recording he had already turned over. So this morning I tried again and the same thing happened. He just turned over like instantaneously before I could even push record. And then when I was able to turn the camera on he would lay there for a while so I would stop recording and as soon as I turned it off he rolled over...Geeze! Who knew it would be so hard! Well I was finally able to get at least one roll on video. He has been able to roll to both sides and has been trying to roll from his back to his front. He is just growing so fast! Enjoy the video!!!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Homework...

Parker wanted to help us do our homework on the computer. He was very intrigued, but unfortunately not much of a help! He did however create his own web link all by himself, in like the blink of an eye...kids these days, they are comin' out so computer savvy!



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Newel K. Whitney Award

This morning I was invited to go to an awards breakfast to receive an award I had been nominated for called the Newel K Whitney Award. Business Management faculty members elect those who they feel will be employable quality graduates. To be eligible for the award at least two faculy members have to nominate you. There were 22 other students who also received this award out of a couple hundred students in the whole Buisness Management program that are graduating this semester. It was such an honor to be recognized and I'm grateful to have been chosen. Parker came a long with me to see me receive the award. Chris unfortunately had class during this time so was unable to come.



We each got our pictures taken and will be displayed in the hallway of the main business building on campus.


The award we received was a clock in the form of a book with a picture of Newel K. Whitney engraved inside of it. It is a very beautiful clock.

Monday, December 1, 2008

1st Laughs

Today Parker and I played Patty Cake and just loved it. I then proceeded to tickle him a little bit and he actually laughed!! It was so cute and I actually caught it on video...ENJOY!!! :)

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Family Pictures

Yesterday we took another family picture to use with our Christmas cards. I think they turned out pretty well. I can't believe it's already the Christmast season!!!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

So every year at dinner we go around the table and say things we are thankful for. The only rule is that we aren't allowed to say anything that someone else has said. I thought that since it's Thanksgiving today I would go ahead and list a few things I am thankful for.

1. First of all I am thankful for my husband, Chris. He does so much for me and Parker and I appreciate it all. Thank you so much for all you do, even when you are busy with homework and work. I love you so much!!!!
2. I'm thankful for my son, Parker and the joy and love he brings to our family. He is growing so fast and we enjoy every minute of him. I love you Parker!!!
3. I'm thankful for my huge family.
4. I'm thankful for my education and the fact that Chris and I are graduating in 2 Weeks!
5. I'm thankful for technology.
6. I'm thankful for airplanes.
7. I'm thankful for our cars, when they work!
8. I'm thankful for the warm clothes we have.
9. I'm thankful for our apartment and for the heat we have.
10. I'm thankful for blankets and sweatshirts.
11. I'm thankful for toys.
12. I'm thankful for food.
13. I'm thankful for shoes.
14. I'm thankful for cookies.
15. I'm thankful for friends.
16. I'm thankful for kitchen appliances.
17. I'm thankful for cell phones.
18. I'm thankful for this country.
19. I'm thankful for temples.
20. I'm thankful for the Book of Mormon.
21. I'm thankful for the gospel.
22. I'm thankful for our Prophet.
23. I'm thankful for holiday decorations.
24. I'm thankful for traditions.
25. I'm thankful for holidays.
26. I'm thankful for Christmas.
27. I'm thankful for ice cream.

These are just a few of the things I am thankful for. I hope all of you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gessel Family Pictures

Since we were able to have everyone here (except for Ashley and her fiance, Kyle) we decided to take a family picture. Well...the video below will tell the story better than I can!

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We did finally figure it out and were able to get an okay picture...I think!

Ride to Seattle...

We drove to Boise on Friday afternoon and stopped at a Subway about 1 1/2 hours away from Boise to feed Parker and give him a little break from the car seat. He did so well in the car until about the last 10 minutes and he got fussy and just wanted to get out of the car! Early Saturday morning we flew to Seattle. Parker was really good on the plane too, he slept almost the whole way and wasn't fussy or anything.







Parker wanted to help drive too!





Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rub A Dub Dub...

...Fun in the TUB!!! Tonight was the first time he actually started kicking his little legs in the water. It was so funny and cute that he had such a great time!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas Time!!! :)

This coming Saturday we are flying to Seattle for the Thanksgiving break! We are so excited...it will be Parker's first plane ride. Normally we wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas, however since we won't be back until the Saturday after Thanksgiving and we will busy getting ready for finals and graduation, we decided to put our stuff up before we left so we could come home to a nicely decorated home!! So far all we have gotten up is the tree, but it's definitely getting me into the spirit of the season!!! I can't wait to finish putting everything up :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Play Time!

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Tonight after Parker's bath he got all excited to get ready for bed. He is talking and kicking and just enjoying life. We are so blessed to have such a happy baby!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kicks and Giggles!

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I haven't posted a video for awhile, so I thought I would post one. He was in a great mood and just kicking up a storm! His pajamas are just a little on the small side, as you can see, his legs are like 4 inches from the bottom of the leg holes!!! He's growing so fast!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat!!

Tonight we went Trunk or Treating at our church parking lot. The first few pictures were taken before we left. It was pretty fun, although Parker slept through the whole thing! Afterwards we went to the movie theater here in town and did a little bowling and trick or treating at the booths they had set up. We went with our friends Sydney and Jon and their little boy, Carson who was Kung Fu Panda for Halloween!!

He was starting to get a little fussy...

Oops, what happened here?

There we go, much better!


Happy Halloween!!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Festivities!

Today I took Parker to the Halloween party at Melaleuca and walked through the building and collected candy. It's one of the most celebrated holidays of the year because it's the CEO's favorite holiday. All the departments decorated and dressed up. It was pretty fun and was glad to be able to take Parker. He enjoyed looking around at all the decorations and people around him. He fit into his costume a little better, which means he is growing!!! Once I gave him the Trick or Treat bag he wouldn't let go! Tomorrow we are going to our Trunk or Treat at church which will be fun. Here are some pictures of Parker before we left for the party...Enjoy!!!


Hi Mom!! Are you almost done?
Let's see...what am I supposed to do with this thing?!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Brrrr....I'm Cold!

Tonight after Parker's bath, we took him and put him on the changing table to put his diaper on. Well after I was done putting it on, this is what he looked like. He had a firm grasp of the towl around his little hands and wouldn't let go because he was cold! It was so cute and I couldn't resist taking a few pictures. Needless to say, he wasn't all that happy that we took the towl off him to get him dressed!!




Monday, October 20, 2008

Kiddo tagged!!

Parker got kiddo tagged by our friend Sydni Yoshioka. Now I get to write 5 things I love about Parker!!

1. I love how calm and content he always seems to be. I couldn't have asked for a better baby. He is always happy and smiling and just goes along with whatever is going on around him.

2. I love how he kicks his little legs and never stops! Even when he is crying he still has to kick them as hard as he can as if they will help move him to a new location.

3. I love his cute little whimper cry, before it becomes a full out wailing (which doesn't happen all that often!). When he whimpers, it's not even like he is really crying it's like his way of saying, "Um, hello? I'm still here remember? Can you come get me now??!"

4. I love his adorable little smile and his cute dimple on his left cheek.

5. I love watching him play with his little toys, or look at himself in the mirror, etc. He has such a great time and is very entertaining.

I'm now kiddo tagging: Hilary Craner, Katie Rammell, and Laura Smith.

Meme...

My sister has tagged me with a Meme. I'm not really sure what it stands for, but I'm supposed to post the fourth picture from the fourth folder in My Pictures file.

So it looks like the picture is part of the school's construction from last year I think. Chris took it for some reason, I'm not really sure why.

Anyways, I now tag Heather, Sydney and Katie. Go and post the fourth picture in your fourth folder in your pictures file. Have fun!!!