Friday, December 28, 2007

This was the general sentiment on Christmas morning......Woo Hoo!

The new music table

We knew that Jack really loved his cousin when he asked to wear his second set of Spider Man pjs and be "pider man 2"

Pre-Christmas Family Fun

Mom, Jack, & Kyle

Jacko feeding the ducks

I know we're in TX Lily Kate, but you can't ride in the the back of Grandpa's pick up...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Lily Kate learned a new word today! Cracker.....well, actually "ca ca" but now if she sees a cracker she says "ca ca" and does the more sign. That makes 3 words: ba ba (bottle), da da, and now ca ca. She's officially brilliant.

Our brand new neice!

This is baby Lillian, Myers and Laura's brand new daughter. Isn't she beautiful?! Lily Kate's going to eat her up!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ugly Sweaters

Our friends had an ugly Christmas sweater party. What you can't tell from the picture is that Parks' ladies sweater vest has jingly bells on it and that he wore furry Santa suit boxers over his jeans AND that he won the trophy (yes, a real trophy) for the tackiest outfit. It will be proudly displayed on the shelf at his office :) Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Helping with the Laundry

Lily Kate loves to sit in a basket full of clothes warm from the dryer. She'll stay in it until I've taken everything out around her, what a helper.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Sweetest Little Face I've Ever Seen

Thanksgiving in VA

Carpenter Family Picture

Lily Kate had a blast

Aunt Sarah

Uncle Winship

Monday, November 19, 2007

To Dallas for the weekend

Parks and I got to see my great friend Amber after way too long & Lily Kate got to meet her and see what all the fuss was about!

LK with her Papa.

My parents

My brother, Kyle, my sister-in-law, Ashley, and my nephew, Jack
This was at the end of the party for my grandfather, notice Lily Kate's cute shoes and her bow are long gone & her shirt is covered with throw-up...all signs that she had a great time!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


It has been so fun to watch Lily Kate fall more and more in love with her daddy. Before Parks comes home from work I start to say "dada" and Lily Kate repeats me. By the time Parks walks in the door Lily Kate is bouncing up and down. She thinks he hung the moon!


Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Fall Festival

This afternoon we went to the Fall Festival with our church and Lily Kate dressed up a Titan's cheerleader (Parks likes to take every opportunity for her to wear this thing). She waved her pom pom and clapped - she's already a pro.

This may be the coolest think LK has ever done - at least, in her opinion

This is our friend Will Artemenko, Lily Kate is a big fan of his. I think he just might be as cute as she is!


I've never seen one of these things before

I'm second guessing this decision...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Growing Up

Lily Kate's hair is growing so fast lately, look how long it's gotten

This is Parks encouraging LK to walk with a box of cereal. She is so close. She'll step away from the ottoman and shift her weight from foot to foot thinking about walking, and then eventually just sit down or lean toward the object falling on won't be long.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Lily Kate & Hannah Grace

Our friends, the Gayles, had a baby this weekend. This is their oldest, Hannah Grace, who Lily Kate absolutely loves!

An Exciting Weekend

Parks and I carved these pumpkins this weekend, it took about 3, I'm kidding. We definitely did not do these, we went to the State Fair in Raleigh and watched a man carve these. Aren't they incredible?

A great time was had by all

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cudling on the Couch

Gotta love those eyes

Her joy is contagious

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Learning new things

For a couple weeks now Lily Kate has been crawling over to the edge of something, standing up, and letting go. She won't walk yet, but she's thinking about it. She just stands for about 45 sec and then slowly lowers herself back thing at at time

I have been reading her books lately and have been impressed that she has finally stoped chewing on them long enough to look at the pictures. I found her sitting alone turning the pages on this book yesterday. (yeah, yeah, I know it's upside down - but, she's learning!)

I can't get a picture of this one yet, but Lily Kate's got "SO BIG" down now. If you ask her, "how big is Lily Kate?" her little arms go up by her head and she waits for you to clap and then she joins in the clapping. Sometimes even if you don't ask she raises her arms and then claps for herself. What a big girl!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

It's October Already!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Lily Kate showing off for our friends

We went to visit the Foxes and the Soledads, great high school friends, while we were in Houston and LK had a great time posing for pictures.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Visiting with the fam in Houston