Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Morning

Ike woke up giggling at the site of Christmas presents under the tree. It didn't take him long to dig in to all the unwrapping there was to do.
Bill woke up at four on Christmas morning (due to the fact that he's not used to sleeping at night) and when I got up the house was sparkling clean! The furniture was polished and floors were slick! Not a crumb to be found in the place. I have to say that it was wonderful to wake up to.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas

Our activity of the day was building a fort. Ike loved it and spent hours in there playing with various toys and eating snacks. Now that the day is winding down, his anxious little hands were found gently tearing wrapping paper so he could have a peek inside. The sooner Christmas arrives the better! Fort building and other activities are no longer a very good distraction from all the presents that have been accumulating under the tree. He keeps asking with wide-eyed anticipation if each day is Christmas.

I bought a couple of presents for Ike to give to Bill and what a time we had wrapping them. They are covered in crumpled tape (most of which doesn't cover the seams in the paper). I also had him sign his name on the tags as well. Oh, yes, and lets not forget how much fun he had cutting the paper! After cutting all the thread in my sewing basket, tags off of the couch, and holes in our nice sheets, he knows he's really lucky to hold sissors at all. Just participating in ANY Christmas activity brings such a glow of joy to his face.

We hope everyone else is having as much fun as we are preparing for this wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Bill chose the pattern layout for the backsplash in our kitchen. I love it and can't wait to see it finished.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Disarray. This is how we've been living for the past three days. No sink. No stove. No washing dishes. We've been living on peanut butter and jelly and chicken nuggets, but soon we'll have a beautifully complete kitchen to cook fabulous meals (if a nicer kitchen means I'll somehow become a better cook). Anyway, tonight the tiles are laid out and ready to be put in place tomorrow. It's coming along just beautifully and I am eagerly anticipating the end result. Tomorrow I get to choose a backsplash and maybe a new faucet. We'll see how it goes.
Today we have reached week thirty in the progression of our girl baby. She's rumbling around a lot and seems to be having a great time in there.
Ike woke up with a nice fever and later on this afternoon we noticed his eye has caught a cold of its own. Nevertheless, he is still himself -- running and jumping and conquering.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Busy Little Boy

Bill bought me a new camera for Christmas, but I've been using it so I will have the thing figured out by the time Christmas comes. Tonight he's going to have to show me how to put pictures on the computer so I can put some on the blog. So far I've learned how to take a picture and how to zoom . . . there is so much more to learn.

The other day Bill took Ike to the police station to check his schedule. Ike was very polite and shook everyone's hand without being prompted to do so. He also made small talk with everyone and told each of them that Baby Jesus was born in a barn. I think he also made mention that there was a train there too:) We'll have to read the story a few times before everything gets straightened out and fully understood.

Yesterday I noticed that the bag of candy in the pantry was getting rather low. I'm pregnant and have cravings, but i just couldn't believe that I'd eaten so many. Truth revealed itself later on in the day when I noticed Ike had stuffed his Advent Calendar to the brink with chocolates. That boy knows how to stock the calendar better than I do.

On Thursday night Aunt Michelle invited Ike over to bake Christmas cookies with her other nieces and nephew. Ike jumped right into the decorating and poured the bowls of sprinkles on his cookies. There wasn't much left over for the other kids . . . .

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Advent Activities

Yesterday Ike found Air Force One under the tree (among all the other presidential forms of transportation). Air Force One didn't leave his sight all day!
Bill preparing the gingerbread house so Ike could decorate it.

Ike LOVED it!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Life at the Parramore's

After a long weekend, we are highly anticipating Bill's return this evening! He flew to Philidelphia to visit his family for a few days and he went to the Philly vs. Seahawks game. Isaac sure did miss him! He would have to play wrestling by himself since he knows that I don't wrestle. He'd pretend to break his neck (with sound effects and all) and throw himself to the ground. Bill won't be home until late this evening, but Ike sure is going to be ready for a round of wrestling the moment he lays eyes on Daddy.

I've been putting Ike to sleep every night to Christmas stories. He loves to hear of presents, Santa, snow, and Christmas trees. When I read the stories about Jesus, he corrects me and says it's BABY Jesus. Anyway, these stories must make for great dreams 'cause he's been giggling in his sleep.

Funny story: Jordan asked Isaac who brings the Christmas presents. Ike put his finger on his chin, sighed a big "Uhhhhhhmmmm," and joyfully announced, "DADDY!" No one's going to fool him.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Baby Shower

The cutest little spit up cloths made by my Mom.
Her closet all organized.

The quilt my Mom made (it matches the spit up cloths:)
The quilt my friend Jordan made.

My friends unexpectedly threw me a baby shower yesterday morning. I thought I would post a few of their talented creations and a few other things. Hope you enjoy!