Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Parker!

I am soooo behind on posts! My goal is to write every day until we leave for China and try to catch up a bit-- we'll see how that goes!

Our amazing Parker turned 10 on November 15. We celebrated the Saturday before by taking him and 15 of his friends (including Graci, Taylor, Jesi, and X) to the dollar theater to see "Despicable Me." Great show. Tons of fun.

Parker is always aware of the needs of others around him. He is thoughtful, considerate, funny, smart, super athletic, cuddly, stylish, loyal, sweet, and good at everything he does. He is the kind of son that a parent dreams of having. Really, they don't come better than Parker. He leaves me feeling blessed every single day.

Yesterday I had to meet Jeremy for something, and I told the kids I would be back within an hour. After Jeremy and I were finished with what we had to do, he turned and said, "How about we don't go home? How about we go on a date instead?" We called the kids to ask how they felt about that. After getting the go-ahead, Parker said, "Mom, I'm glad you get to spend some time with Dad and have fun together." Those are the kind of comments that he makes all the time-- he's just a selfless little guy.

Happy 10th Birthday, my sweet son! You make me one happy mom!

Parker requested the following for his birthday breakfast in bed:
Fried egg sandwich
Quite the palate, my young son:)