wednesday. mom and dad arrive. read stories over and over with park. parker cries as my dad leaves for a photo workshop.
thursday. mom helps with park as i work. we try to organize and de-junk for the upcoming move but park mostly gets mad that we aren't playing with him. ;) we do throw out 2 garbage bags worth of paper to recycle and lots to donate to the DI! thanks mom! all this moving buisness stresses me out but i really appreciate my mom's organization skills and enthusiasm. komex for dinner with rich's parents and aunt diane.
|one of my many drawings found while organizing ;)|
friday. more work, organizing, packing. i run some last minutes errands for parker's party while everyone naps (i've had way too much fun planning his party). mom and i make oatmeal apple muffins for the party. they turn out delicious. parker swims in his kitty pool and loves every second of it. nice to be outside in the shade.
saturday morning. parker's party at the park! ;) i found all kinds of cute paper plates, straws and table clothes at target (of course!) so we have fun setting up. homemade banner, pictures from parker's 1st year, crayons on the tables (my fav) and lots of balloons. on the menu: breakfast- oatmeal apple muffins, trader joes cranberry scones, lots of fruit, yogurt, blueberry cupcakes made by my dear friend, abby (blueberries are park's favorite food) and a bucket full of naked fruit drinks and water. i have to say it was pretty delicious. parker's cute little friends come and everyone seems to have fun coloring, eating, blowing bubbles, playing on the toys, eating and helping park open presents. parker's friend, will, runs around saying "parker" and giving him hugs. too sweet. the perfect little party.
saturday afternoon. naps and talk prep (rich and i are scheduled to give talks in church on sunday). my dad arrives back from his workshop around 6 so we head to another park for our ward dinner. i'm saying park a lot.
sunday morning. parker's official bday and father's day! exchange father's day gifts and cards. i love giving gifts and making personalized cards. i'm probably more excited than the recipients. ha. rich and i give our talks at church (father's day and farewell to our ward talks). i kinda like giving talks ever since i took public speaking in college but still relieved when it is over. i'm really emotional when talking about moving. i knew i was sad to move, but i didn't think i was "sad enough to cry in front of 200 people sad." we've shared a lot with these ward friends- our first few years of marriage and becoming parents. i will miss seeing them every week.
|sunday best.. he is so patient with my photo shoots :)|
|three amazing dads hanging out on father's day!|
|remote control truck! yay!!|
|face time with haas and rufus (i mean jess, cedar and nick)|