Thursday, May 27, 2010

Droppin' Knowledge Bombs

We were watching Super Why the other day (an awesome show), and Super Why was asking us, the loyal audience, which word he should substitute in his sentence:  tiny, tall, or quiet.  He was looking for tall, but without prompting Parker said, "Tall!  T-A-L-L spells tall!"  I don't know if it was just luck or if he's a super genius toddler, but I'm leading towards super genius toddler.  I've never spelled the word tall for him before, ever, so I was pretty surprised and gave him copious high-fives.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Airport

We didn't have anything to do the other day, so I decided to take Parker to the airport to see if there were any cool planes taking off or landing.  He was pretty psyched.

Except here.  He doesn't look very psyched here.
The airport!  Hooray!
Parker thought it was exciting running around the building and seeing parked planes.
Some kind of crazy military jet.  Anyone know what this is?
Chasing after some pilots.
There's a plane!
There's a tractor!
Scaling the fence!
Unfortunately there were only about two airplanes that landed while we were there.  The employees inside said to come back around 2 pm or so because it would be a lot busier, but that's Parker's nap time and sleep is probably more important than airplanes.  It's kind of a fun time-waster, though.  We also went to the train station a few days ago and just watched a bunch of trains come and go, and that was pretty awesome (and we randomly saw one of our neighbours there, which was nice).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Arts And Crafts -- Bird Feeder?

We have a big tree in our back yard that seems to attract a lot of birds, so we thought we'd go to the store and pick up a little bird feeder so they could have something to eat during their pit stop.  April thought Parker might like to paint it, so we did!  Parker chose the colours and did the initial painting, and then we filled in the details (like painting right to the edges).  Here are some photos:
Hard at work!
Parker is actually talking to either my mom or April's mom on speaker phone.  He's a bit animated when he talks sometimes.
Oooooo, yellow.....
Ahhhhhhhhh!  I'm three!
I'm mellow.
Pointing out the bird feeder just in case the birds weren't sure where it was.
They found it!  Here's a bird eating some food today!
Flying away after getting a full tummy of awesome bird seed.

Be Nice To Animals

From Yo Gabba Gabba!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Parker Recommends..........

Elevators!  He's pretty obsessed with them, and he loves to push the buttons.  Here he is in the elevator at Nana and Papa's hotel the day before his birthday.  Also note that he's sporting a fancy new Nana sweater!  Oooooo....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Third Birthday!

On Sunday the 16th, Parker turned THREE!  What's up with that?  We had a small party at our place and everything turned out great!  Thanks again to everyone for coming (especially if you had to drive a loooong way).  Here are some photos from the day!
Scott brought a crazy gigantic bubble maker!
Parker chasing after the bubble that looks like the blob from The Abyss.
Milo going for a drive.
Parker actually popping the gigantic bubble with his face.
Enjoying the nice weather!
Milo and Gemma!
Having a serious discussion with Nana.
Chasing Milo for a hug.  At least Milo isn't running in terror!
More chasing Milo for like a zombie for a hug.  Or to eat his brains.
Mmmmm....  BBQ'd birthday hot dogs....  
Laughing at something funny (Scott was doing something goofy, I think).
Ooooooo, a box with things in it!  His socks are gone and his pants are rolled up because he decided to step in the bowl of bubble making stuff earlier.
There was a present that had alphabet wrapping paper, so when Parker saw the letters he broke out into the ABC song, complete with a jig and some clapping.
Using his gigantic bear hands to palm a present.
Nana cheering him on.
Parker has recently figured out the awesomeness that is playing drums on Rock Band, so this shirt is appropriate.
I asked him to show me what the present was, and he jammed into the front of the camera lens.  I am just a camera to him.
If your child has not experienced a singing/talking/musical card yet, you need to go out and get them one immediately.
Here comes the caaaaake!
He's been talking about eating cake and ice cream all week to anyone who would listen to him.
Blowing out his three candles!
Yummy Dora cake, from "Celebrate With A Cake" in Kingston.
Sweet, sweet chocolate cake.  Although I think he actually liked the icing more.
Om nom nom nom!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Random Things Parker Says

When he thinks something sounds good he says, "That sounds like good!"

We were at Toyota waiting for our car to be serviced and he was looking into the garage and thought it was kind of weird.  He then went around asking everyone if they were, "scared about the garage."

He likes to randomly smile and say, "I love you Mommy, I love you Daddy, I love you Baby Sister!"

While we're eating lunch or dinner together, he'll all of a sudden say, "FAMILY HUGS!!!!" at which point it's our obligation to get up and give him a big hug at the same time.

He calls hamburgers hangubers.

Sometimes while listening to music Parker will randomly say, "I LOVE this song!" when a new song comes on.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dinner With Scott, Gemma, and Milo!

Here are some photos from our playdate/dinner with Scott, Gemma, and Milo the other night!  Thanks again for an awesome time!  :D
Milo stopping to smile for the camera!
Milo was showing Parker how to use his cool kitchen toy.
Playing with a cool spinny toy.

Playing with a cool train toy.
Watching Parker as they played with the train.