Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Merry Christmas from The Parsons! We hope that you are having a wonderful 2009! This year has flown by, and I can’t believe that 2010 is just around the corner! We have had such an exciting year, and God has blessed our family in so many ways.
Graham Clayton Parsons arrived December 2, weighing in at 7 pounds and 20.5 inches long. He has been such a joy and seems to be a very laid back baby. I have no idea where he gets this from. =) He just loves being held and is happy as long as he is in someone’s arms.
Addison is full of energy! She is 20 months old and a very busy toddler. She is easing into her new role as big sister and loves helping mom change diapers. She takes this job very seriously! In the last few months, she has become quite the ham and loves putting on a “show” for whoever is around. Speaking of “show”…that has become her favorite word, and she will repeatedly request this while holding out the remote to whoever will oblige her. I may know where she gets this from…..
She is also enjoying a “mommy and me” music and motor class at Boni’s Dance Studio.
Andy and I have also had a busy year. This summer we put our house on the market and moved across the neighborhood…one street over. We thought it would be an easy move, only moving 8 houses away, but quickly found out that NO move is an easy move. The two-month ordeal was all worth it though. We love our new house and were glad to get settled in August, a few months before Graham arrived. Andy also enjoyed a guys’ trip with his newly – retired dad and brother, Mark, to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone Park in August.
I am enjoying spending time with our family of 4! I’ve tried to capture as many moments as I can in pictures and share it through our family blog, parsons411.blogspot.com. We are still trying to sneak in a trip once in a while as well. Thanks to loving grandparents who were glad to watch Addison, Andy and I were fortunate to get away in March to one of our favorite destinations, Northern California. We enjoyed staying in Carmel, driving through Big Sur, and finishing up in Napa Valley.
We wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead filled with love and God’s blessings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Andy, Melissa, Addison & Graham
Monday, December 21, 2009
Grandma and Grandpa with all 5 grandkids....hard to get everyone in the picture and impossible to get everyone looking at the same camera.
Dinner is a lot more fun with all the cousins!
Graham was tuckered out
Three generations of Parsons! See how excited Graham is? Fist pump!!
"Aunt" Sheila and Addison's friend, Beckett came to play lots and we loved every minute of it!
Nana is here to help this week which for Graham means another set of arms to hold him
Pure handsomeness! I love this little guy!
And he loves his paci.....the things they come up with. This "WubbaNub" is new since even Addison was born. It's a little lovie stuffed animal sewn to the paci so they clutch it and won't lose it. Genius. If you look closely, he's hugging on his little bear.
Monday, December 14, 2009
And some of this.....
Then we decided to take her to see Santa.....
Notice the death grip on the Goldfish and the fight to get out of his lap
But she was much better after some chocolate milk and daddy chasing her around Market Street
Such a sweetheart....Graham is hardly ever out of someone's arms. He's quite content to be cuddled all day but took a short break in his swing.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Playing peek a boo with her new little brother
It was great to have visitors at the hospital. We did not have to stay as long this time because thankfully Graham did not have jaundice like his sister did, so we were only in the hospital from Wednesday - Saturday. Our experience this time was SOOOO much better. We had the most wonderful nurses and Graham spent each night in the nursery so I literally had the best 3 mights of sleep I've had in a year!
Many of you know how much I wanted a little "snuggle bug" since my girl has always been Miss Independent. I think I got him. Graham is quite happy sleeping on me, being held as much as possible, and definitely a little snuggler.
Graham and his daddy
I was so excited for cold weather last week because it gave me a great excuse to bring him home from the hospital in an obnoxious, but incredibly cute little reindeer outfit. We are loving having a little Christmas baby.
Jacqueline loving on Graham
A rare shot of his beautiful eyes. When he is awake he loves taking everything in, but so far this little guy has been quite the sleeper!
Not a lover of the bath. The only time he cries is when he's cold and naked...diaper changes are the only "rough" time.