Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mommy and Me at the zoo

In early May, Matt and I took Parker to the zoo for the first time. I was a little worried that he would be to young to appreciate it, but I love to go to the zoo anyway so I took advantage of the Macy's "Mommy & Me" event, bought a T-shirt, and went to the zoo for a discounted price. At first Matt and I would try to point out the elephants and giraffes and Parker wouldn't know the difference between those animals and stationary objects like a rock or a fence. Actually, he found the fence more interesting than the animal about 70% of the time. The trick was to look at the small, quicker moving animals. He couldn't take his eyes off of them. He loved the turtle swimming around in the tank and kept trying to grab it through the glass. I love Parker so much!! He is the joy in my life.

Parker trying to grasp the turtle

There is no animal in there, but Parker thought the water was fascinating

Parker wanted to eat that ear so badly

Parker refusing to look at the giraffes

His hair was greasy from the sunscreen that I put on his head since he kept taking off his hat.
He has beautiful eyes, doesn't he?

I think he liked looking at the rhino...or maybe he just liked looking through a window.

He doesn't look so happy here, but he loved going to the zoo.

Parker's First Easter

Parker loved his Easter basket. I got him a few books and toys, but I think he enjoyed the plastic eggs the most. If fact, it has been a few months and Parker still plays with those plastic eggs.

Family Pictures

These pictures were taken in Early April (and I just got them on the computer. Wow, I'm behind on things.) Matt and I just set up the tripod and took them. Of course, that is not the easiest way to take a family picture, but it is free.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Keeping It Balanced

I can make a goal and work towards accomplishing it. I'm actually pretty good at it. The problem is that while I'm working on one goal I tend to forget everything else. It is hard to stay balanced. I'm sure this isn't a unique problem. With so much going on in our modern-day lives, it is a challenge to keep it balanced on a daily basis.

So right now I've been really working on my health and have been proud of what I've accomplished (see last post), but now I'm realizing all the other things I've been getting behind in. I haven't worked on photography for forever. I haven't been reading much. I haven't been playing the piano or guitar. I haven't been consistant teaching Parker sign language like I've wanted to. I won't even get started on the state of cleanliness (or the lack thereof) of my house.

I'm not really complaining, it is more of an observation. The better I'm doing in one aspect of my life, the worse I do at all the other aspects. How do you guys stay balanced? Is there some trick that I'm missing?