Its birthday time for you - Parker turned 5 on Monday! I can't believe my Sweet little boy is 5. It seems like just yesterday we were rushing to the hospital to have him. Parker is such an important link in our family. He is the calm, sensitive spirit that keeps us all peaceful. He is my little one that needs those special moments that I just sit and hold him, something all mothers would agree is pure happiness. He is such a great big brother and loves to help hold and bathe Benson. He compromises what he wants for what Evan and Emma want most of the time. I love that he is just content sitting back and watching others have fun, and that brings him just about as much happiness as participating himself. He absolutely loves the scripture stories and is our little reminder when we try to put them to bed without reading. His primary teachers have commented that he knows all the story's really well. He is learning to pray for help when needed, without prompting from us, which we are so proud of. And how can I talk about Parker without mentioning his beautiful eyes and cute, red cheeks - I love them!
On Saturday he had a little birthday party. Here are the boys at that party.
We began the party by painting wooden cars
Then we played 'pin the tire on Lightning McQueen'
We then hit a firetruck pinata that Parker named "Red". Then it was present and cake time. My sister Alaina, has become quite the cake decorator. Her cakes always turn out absolutely beautiful - she has quite a talent for this new found talent of hers. Check out her new blog that she has started for this its www.cakecreationsbyalaina.blogspot.com Does anyone know how to enter a link? I've tried with the little link button at the top and after 7 tries, I'm giving up! There is a link on my friends and family list to the right.
Here's the cake she made for Parker, as a gift for him. Isn't is so adorable - I absolutely loved it!
Monday we of course began the day by opening presents. He got a new bike, which he found in the storage room on Saturday, so we just gave it to him early. He just learned how to ride without training wheels, but I have yet to take pictures of that - I will eventually though. And then he got a couple of other small things. Is there anything cuter than a happy little boy on his birthday?
Then we met some of my family at Chuck E Cheese for lunch for a fun filled afternoon of loud arcade noises and germs! No, really it was fun the kids had a blast!
All in all, I think he had a really great day. We love you Parker!