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Parker is FIVE!

Parker is becoming one of the sweetest, energetic, and kindest little boys I have ever known and one I can be very proud of. He loves saying hello to anyone he sees. Sometimes it’s just an introduction, other times he begins to tell them his life story. His smile is contagious and I can see it brighten someones moment.

He tries to hard to include others in play at the playground and seems to be drawn towards the kids who are a little more shy.

He loves to learn, just like his Daddy, and is constantly building something with anything he can get his hands on. During quiet time he rearranges his room to replicate his classroom and loves to set up all his “friends” to teach them.

His memory is impressive and sometimes a little freaky. He noticed the waiting room at their dentist was completely renovated and could articulate what had changed. This was over 6 months in between. He also was able to describe a waiter at our favorite restaurant over a year ago to the extent our waiter at the time knew who he was talking about.

Buster Boy is FOUR!

Birth - 4

It’s hard to believe that just four short years ago I became a mom. It’s been amazing to watch this little boy grow up, I just wish it wasn’t so quickly.

All Chalkboards

It’s times like these that I am grateful that I have kept up with his yearly chalkboards. It’s fun to look back and see what were his milestones and favorites each year.

Parker 4th Birthday Chalkboard watermarked


Parker’s Answers At 47 Months (3Y & 11M)

47 Months Collage

Things have been a little crazy so I decided to do another one of the toddler questionnaires. It’s so fun to see his answers and which ones actually make sense!

How old are you? 4 (almost buddy)

How old is daddy? 8

How old is mommy? 5

What’s your favorite color? Green

What’s your favorite food? Syrup (currently eating pancakes and we were out of syrup)

Who’s your best friend? All my friends

What’s your favorite show?
     P: Cars
     Me: That’s a movie, what is your favorite show?
     P: Octonauts

What’s your favorite movie?
P: I already answered that
Me: Can you tell me again?
P: No, I already answered it

What’s your favorite song? Cars (Life Is A Highway)

What’s your favorite animal? Lion

How do you count to 10?: 4 (Just like his Daddy, the answer makes sense to him)

What are you scared of? Ghosts

What makes you happy? My friends


Parker’s 46 Months Old (3 Years 10 Months)

46 Months Collage

Parker continues to amaze me with his language development. He can carry on complete sentences with us and it’s fun to watch him run around with the kids on the playground trying to talk with them as well. Sometimes he says the funniest things out of nowhere.

He really stepped up this last month with his big brother duties. We spent 2 weeks in NJ to help Bam recover from surgery and during that time I spent the weekend away watching a good friends kiddos while she ran a race. Then after we got back to Canada I flew off to see my sister graduate from JAG. Both times he really helped occupy Caity and take care of her. Anytime he sneaks food from the kitchen like bananas or a whole package of bagels >:{

He is obsessed with tractors, cars, airplanes, and helicopters. He is also getting really good at identifying cars when we are out. He will say, “look there is Uncle Nick’s car but a different color” pointing out a yellow Mustang (Uncle Nicks is gray). He can also identify Boatwagons ;), Bams Uscon, and big trucks like Big Chief.

Parker’s 45 Month Update (3Y 9M)

45 Months Collage

This age is so bitter sweet… One minute I could be crying in the bathroom out of frustration the next laughing like crazy at something he says. I thought it was time a again for a 5 things that make me happy and 5 things that make me sad.

What Makes Me Sad

When you do something mean to your sister

When you completely ignore me

When you growl at me

When you unbuckle your car seat while I am driving

When you refuse to do anything I ask

What Makes Me Happy

When you help your sister or try to comfort her when she is crying

When you ask me to play with you

Watching you walk around and explore Bam & Chiefs backyard

When you tell me a snack you want will make your tummy happy

When you sneak into bed with me and say, “I love you mommy” before you fall back to sleep

Biggest news this month… Parker is officially potty trained! I am so happy with the approach we took (more details on that later). We decided to get over the hump of pooping on the potty with an incentive. Each time he told us he had to go and went on the potty he could pick out a Match Box car. I went to Walmart and bought a few sets which ended up being about $.90/each. It worked 100%. That’s right, no accidents at all. He either told us he thought “the poop was coming out” or he went when we asked him to try.