S: Parn Family - 2011 Blessings
BC: To Emma & Logan With love, from Mommy
FC: Blessings | 2011
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. | January 2011
2: Today was such a big day! The first day of the new year was full of lots of fun for us. We started the day like any other ... with breakfast! Both of you love cheese sticks and eggs. It will be fun to see how your taste buds develop over the course of this year. We accomplished getting a few things done around the house - like scrubbing the fireplace. You both love to help! | January 1, 2011
3: We ate pizza, had separate boy and girl baths, and spent lots of time playing and having fun together! | It was also fun to start the new year with friends. Ross, Jessie, Noah, and Lily Richart were traveling back to Colorado and stopped and stayed the night with us!
4: Sunday, January 2, 2011 | two silly babes playing in the bathtub at 5 am! | Good morning sunshines! Such a tiring start of the day for mom and dad! This is only day two of 2011, but so far neither of you have slept well at night this year! Emma was up around 3 this morning, and Logan joined the party at 4:00 am! After an early snack of eggs, crackers, and oranges you both got the rest of your energy out by playing in the bathtub! | What a crew! When everyone else woke up for the day you each grabbed a vehicle and away you all went! After Lily and Noah left, you two finally took a three hour nap - you were quite grumpy from not sleeping! Logan had to go to the doctor later in the day but he was just fine!
5: Logan learned how to play the harmonica tonight! Emma was his #1 fan! | perfect harmony
6: Monday, January 3 | Yay! Kelsey came out for a visit today. She watched you while I worked out. She brought you a book that she had recorded of herself reading to you both - so nice! Logan was quite upset when I returned and wanted to take a picture for the scrapbook instead of holding him right away! Bad mommy! | After some snuggles it was time for snacks. You were both very hungry! A few crackers and lots of lovin' had you both quickly in a better mood!
7: Tues.Wed.Thurs January 4 - 6 | Welcome back Saranne! | Winter break is over and it's time for mom & dad to go back to work. You two got right back to your daytime "jobs"of playing, eating, and reading books. There were moments of the week when you were super happy and lovey towards each other, and yet other times when you were so tired (and cranky) but refused to nap. You were happy to share all of your new toys with Saranne though. We finished our workweek (Daddy still has to work on Fridays) with a fun game after bath time on Thursday.! | " "
8: 1.7.11 | Today was especially wonderful because we got to start the weekend early with daddy. He came home this morning and we went to Hy-Vee for lunch and grocery shopping. You two were so well behaved. You both also enjoyed playing on chairs, wearing hats (Emma put dad's Bears stocking cap on herself), and putting lotion on daddy after baths tonight! | Thank goodness it's FRIDAY!
9: January 8 | Saturday morning fun! | This morning Delise came out to watch you both while Daddy & I went to workout. Delise often watches you on Saturday mornings for us, and we so appreciate her help. She loves to play with you both, and you both love her! Today she spoiled you by letting you play with her cool technology. When we got back, you were watching movies of yourselves on her computer. Then you went downstairs to play a bit and got to check out her iphone!
10: 1.8.11 continued ... | As the day continued, you both helped daddy put up a piece of trim under the window in your playroom. What good helpers you are! As a special treat, you got to try a donut for the very first time! Lamar's donuts - daddy's favorites! You were quite interested in it at first, but it quickly lost it's appeal - which is probably a very good thing!
11: evening activity: table jumping! let the fun begin! | an afternoon snack: Rice Chex | "good til' the last drop!" Logan attempting a water bottle! | Sunday, 1.9.11
12: Monday, 1-10-11 | SNOW DAY!
13: What a day! We are fortunate enough that I get to stay home with you two munchkins every Monday, but today all of the kids in our area (and some of the moms) got to stay home - it was a snow day! You entertained yourselves inside by starting the day playing with cups. Emma then was nice enough to attempt to put Logan's socks on him. At supper you both got to eat off of (paper) plates!
14: I love this picture! You both love to pull socks off. Sometimes you even help each other with the task! | Another week of you two sassy, stylin', sweet babies hanging out with Saranne and struttin your stuff! | !
15: tues.wed.thurs | January | 12, 13, & 14
16: Today you both wanted to play in the cabinets - and I actually let you! I am planning on putting up gates on both entrances to the kitchen this weekend - so I decided to let you have one last day of fun and freedom in the kitchen! | Friday | 1.14.11
17: Each night we follow the same routine: eat supper, play for a bit, take a bath, and then - you exercise! You both love to run up and down the hallway, chasing each other, in nothing but your diapers. Daddy & I love to sit in your room at the end of the hallway and watch you have fun. | nightly fun! | Later I finally realized that one of you had got a hold of the camera! - | All of the pictures were blurry because there were fingerprints on the lens!
18: Logan gets A haircut! | It was definitely time for another haircut, and it seems that you finally have the hang of it. You sat perfectly still, just like in the picture, the entire time. You didn't talk or even move - such a good boy while getting your hair cut. Emma played on all of the toys and you were eager to join her once your new do' was complete. | Saturday, | before
19: 1.15.11 | after | Yummy!! | lunch & ice cream at Culver's afterwards!
20: Go Bears Go | Little bears need to brush their teeth! | Now what do I do with this again? | Today was all about supporting daddy's favorite football team - the Chicago Bears. You both even wore your Bears jerseys (that Grandma Parn gave you for Christmas) to church this morning. I was the only one not dressed in Bears gear! Thankfully, the Bears WON! | Go Bears Go!
21: Sunday 1-16-11 | little bear lovins .. | a little bear fit! | a little bear deep in thought! | Sunday 1-16-11
22: So often we only get pictures of the big events in life. I really wanted a memory for all of us of the comical little ways that you two carry on each day - that's why I am driving you crazy taking pictures of you both all day every day. Today was no exception. You both were full of energy and entertaining activities | monday jan. 17 | You both love wearing hats - or buckets as hats. You insist on putting your hats on by yourselves. | You also both have a strong love for playing on, in, or with any box or container. Many tears have been shed when there is only one box to share. | !
23: The tv is usually off, but when it is on you are both "tuned in." You are definitely not allowed to get on the table - but that never stops you from trying! | table talkin' | skypin' pros | diva!!!
24: January 18th, 19th & 20th Our Days with Saranne!
25: You two were such good babies this week! We spent our days digging in the closet for hats, fixing your and my hair, talking on your phones and reading lots and lots of books! You surprised me with morning naps twice this week, and we are learning to say Papa and Nana for your Grandparents! | notes from Saranne:
26: Grocery | This morning for breakfast Emma ate five eggs and Logan ate four! We didn't have many groceries for lunch, so a trip to Hy-Vee was in order! | When we finally got to Hy-Vee you two were a bit tired. You snuggled in the race car cart until our lunch - Hy-Vee pizza - was ready. You both wanted to eat your pizza with forks, just like big kids! For dessert we stopped by the bakery and you each got a sugar cookie. Logan really enjoyed his!
27: Friday January 21 | Shopping! | You had a nice long nap when we got home. When you woke up, Logan burned off some of his cookie by helping clean the entry way.
28: Another fun Saturday! We love days when Daddy is home with us. This morning he was working on the ceiling and left the ladder out - you two had a little fun with it! This afternoon we went to a Kindermusik class and Daddy went with us (but he didn't like it!) | 1.22.11
29: Sunday, January 23 Family time! Today we went to church together and then "helped" daddy with some shopping at Menards. We often visit one of the home stores on Sunday after church!
30: This week flew by with you two! Emma Learned how to wash her hands (after discovering the toilet) and Logan is now very good at turning on and off the lights! You two have also become quite the little sharers with each other!
31: January 25th, 26th & 27th | More Fun with Saranne
32: It has been so fun to keep track of our daily events as 2011 began. It was hard to find time to take pictures and make notes for everyday, but I am sure that someday we will look back and smile at all of the fun little moments that we had together. I almost captured memories from every day this month, but had to let go of the dream of scrapbooking each and every day because I just ran out of time. You two keep me very busy! | A month full of love ... xoxo
33: January 2011
34: Aunt Shannon, Zoe, and Grandma & Grandpa O'Brien come to visit! | February 2011
36: It's the little things that make life beautiful.
37: We had a LOT of fun hanging out at our house
38: The Lincoln Children's Museum was a blast! We explored for the entire day and everyone had fun!
42: March and April were very busy this year! We suspected that we might be moving for Daddy's job, so we spent all of our free time working on the house - just in case we needed to sell it! We were lucky enough that Aunt Shannon, Zoe, and Grandma Wolter made time to come and visit us in April. You both love your family! | what a terrific trio
43: The many faces of | FUN
44: The girls went to Omaha to shop and eat lunch!
45: Easter - End of April
46: home of the free because of our brave
47: independence day
49: " being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." - loa tzu