October 27, 2010

Comparing Babies...

Here is Parker at 4 months (as of tomorrow) and Lil at 5 months. I have the same walker, and Parker started sitting in it yesterday. To be honest, I don't think they look anything alike. What do you think? Maybe the same nose, but the eyes are definietly different. I do have to add, Parker is about the same size NOW as Lil was around 7 or 8 months. Check out those chunky cheeks! I thought he had alot of hair, but I forgot she has needed a hairbow since she was 3 months!

Tomorrow, I'll try to remember to do Parker's four month post. So much exciting stuff has been happening-well, exciting in baby land, that's for sure!

LilyBell-you can just tell by these photos what a happy and cheerful baby she was! Also, her hair was so dark, but it has been dirty blonde since she was one.

Parker P-still testing the waters, but I think he likes it so far! He looks alot like a Mahaffey in these pictures.

October 19, 2010

Obligatory Pumpkin Patch Photo Shoot

We took the kiddos to the pumpkin patch this past Sunday. Daddy was off work, and we were excited to get out. The weather was warm and awesome. I only got one good picture of Parker. He slept most of the time, and I wasn't about to mess up a good thing.

Then we took our pumpkins to Shane's parent's house and carved one of them. I can't wait to bake the seeds. Yummm... It was a great day!

In other exciting news, Parker has been trying out his Bumbo. He is really confused and tilts sideways, but hopefully he'll get the hang of it. I also took his picture in his rocking chair, and I realized that he is such a big boy now. Four months next week, I can't believe it!

October 15, 2010

Better Blogging

Whew, I totally use this blog to complain! I'm worried if Parker ever reads this when he's older, he's going to think he was the worst thing there ever was. I guess it's easy to remember how tired you are and how much your head hurts when you're exhausted and typing out a quick post. I really must add that Parker makes funny faces that make me laugh, rolls from tummy to back and back to tummy, is the best breastfeeder there ever was, and sat in his Bumbo chair successfully today!

So... Mahaffey family update, on a positive note (no mention of teeth. Starting...now!)

* I attended Lily's first school conference with her teacher on Tuesday. Overall, she is doing really well. She is grasping all the concepts and for the MOST part, behaving. Lily has her moments...she is super dramatic and I think she still pretty much has the mentality that the world revolves around her. I remember being that way when I was little. But, she seems to be doing well. She's already learned a ton and we're starting on sight words very soon.

** I'm Lily's room mom this year. Wow, what a job. My first project is helping out with the Fall Festival. I'm trying to find parent volunteers to work our booth so I don't have to be there the WHOLE time. I'm hoping things will coordinate. It seems like a lot of work, but I think I need to get in the swing of things.

*** Lily's tee ball team is undefeated! We have a game tomorrow and possibly two makeups. They are some hardcore little ball players. These kids hit homeruns and everything. Well, Lily still prefers snack, flirting, and the dirt, but she is improving alot. She has made two AWESOME plays this year, and she has been hitting without the tee on occasion.

**** Parker attended his first Braves game. I have never seen the stadium that crowded; it was a sea of tomahawks. It was awesome. Of course I forgot my camera. They lost, and now, they are out of the playoffs, but it sure was fun!

I can't think of anything else. Have a happy weekend!

October 11, 2010

A Little Vampire

To be honest, I've been too busy to blog/too lazy to do so when I finally have down time. It's funny how days seemed SO long and boring when I was preggo, but now I look up and two hours have gone by with little accomplished!

Parker has officially been TEETHING. I'm not sure if I mentioned that in my last post. Yes, a three month old teething. It has been a rough experience to say the least. I've purchased Hyland's teething tablets, a teething ring, Infant Tylenol, you name it. I didn't jump the gun though, he had all the signs. He was drooling constantly, trying to put EVERYTHING in his mouth, you name it. My boobs have been chew toys for him. Sorry if that's TMI, but it is so true. He's been so ill, feverish, and grumpy! But, yesterday I saw the two tiny white buds, so I really hope we're going to get out of this soon.

I really did think that three months was that magic stage where babies become less newborn and more interactive and happy and like real little people. Parker definietly is like that 50% of the time. He laughs, talks, and is starting to grab for things. He's holding his head up like a pro! The Bumbo seat is in our near future, as well as some homemade baby food! But, there are those times where he is so ill and fussy that I'm floored and don't know what to do. It's practice, it's practice! Only 19 teeth to go after this! Hopefully I'll get a picture of the tooth to post soon. I'll leave with some recent cute pictures of my kiddos...most of them are from the ball park, which is where I spend 75% of my time!