Not much has happened in the family over the past week, but certainly an update is in order.
First off, my congratulations to my cousins Eric and Justin, who welcomed their second daughter, Rowan, in the world last week. Parker is Parker. He grows just a little bit more every day. He has started stacking blocks as of late and last night he made it up to 6 blocks before the tower fell over. He loves playing outside all the time, just being able to roam the backyard and pick up sticks and throw the ball to the dogs…
Also, he seems to understand more and more what we’re saying to him and even communicates back to us. He follows directions (most of time, anyway), shows affection to us (kisses to his mommy, hugs to his daddy), and wants to do more things on his own. He’s started wearing more ‘toddler’ clothes and is just way to damn cute for words. He looks great in jeans and henleys, like a boy instead of a baby.
His little face is starting to chub up again which means he’s going to get a little taller again. You can always tell when he’s going to grow when his face starts to get chubby.
We’re already looking forward to October. Parker is going to accompany me on a recruiting trip to West Virginia so he can see his grandparents and then the following weekend, we’re sending him to my in-laws’ to we can go to a football game and hang out with our friends. We’re even looking to go to the Haunted Prison in Mansfield (where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed). It should be a lot of fun.