Happy Birthday Q!!!
We sure do love you!
We sure do love you!
One day,a very warm day in April, Brent and I were at my parents home fixing their fence that had blown down, again. I was so excited to be "out" not because of the cold winter but because I had been on bed rest for 10 weeks and I was finally able to get up and move. I was jumping on the trap, playing with my little siblings and frankly being tired of having contractions for 18 weeks. Yes, I wrote that right, 18 weeks having actual contractions. I was so excited to GET OUT!! I was also so excited to get to do my sisters hair for prom, and I was excited to see her in her beautiful prom dress. I was big and pregnant and miserable, but I was happy to be out.
Brent was happy because the Jazz were playing the Lakers and so he was content in front of the T.V. I remember thinking "I am having OUR baby let me watch something besides basketball!" I have now learned that basketball is a "need" not a "want". And in actuality the first four boys were all born after the jazz played the lakers!
Everything was going well until I was at a ten and my doctor was still at the Jazz game. He told them to hold me off until he got there, which in turned made the babies heart beat slow way down. Parker was born 15 minutes after the Jazz WON the Lakers, as I looked at the Capital wondering how my sister looked for prom. He was cute and little, and a BOY! We did not find out what we were having and Brent and I were literally fighting over what to name "her" until they said it is a BOY! Parker was a great baby, he loved to just be. He was happy just chillin by himself or hanging out with the family, he could be passed around or left alone. He was a great baby. He was a great toddler, a great kid and now he is turning into a great young man. He turned 12 on April 17, a Sunday and received the priesthood that same day. He got to pass the sacrament this last Sunday for the first time. It was like seeing him go off to kindergarten all over again. I was so proud of him for being such a "big" kid, but a little sad because my baby is 12!
He loves to point out that he WILL be taller than me (not a little bit surprised). That in 4 years he will get to drive, and wear a nice tux to prom (most likely on his 16th birthday). And that in 6 years he will be graduated from high school. But the one that scares me the most is when he says to me "mom in 6 1/2 years I get to turn in my mission papers, I hope I go to Africa!" Were has the time gone, I swear it was just yesterday that I was in labor with him, and now he is talking about a mission!
Maybe that is why it is so hard to be a mom, you only get them for so long, you hope you do your best and in the end love them anyway. I am so happy to be Parker's Mom, he has taught me so much. He loves me so much! He is a great big brother, a wonderful help and most of all a GREAT kid! I could not ask for anything more!
Happy late Birthday Parker! We love you!
10 things we LOVE about Corbin
1- He loves pandas..it might even be an obsession. But because of this love he wants to be a zoologist when he grows up and he wants to work with the giant pandas.
2- He has NO FEAR, he never has, even as a toddler I found him on top of the fridge after he "needed a tweet" and climbed up the cupboards.
3- He has a testimony. Each fast Sunday with out telling any of us, he gets up and goes to the pulpit and shares his testimony.
4- He loves to sing. He will sing anything or sing any where. Many times I hear that Corbin was the only one who remembered all the words to the new song they are learning. Or that Corbin knows how to use his voice, he is load but in the "good" way.
5- He is super smart. Corbin loves to do well in school, he studies hard even if it is not needed, and he loves to learn about new things.
6- He can be a great helper. If I ask Corbin will do (most of the time), and usually with a smile.
7- He is very patient, his favorite thing is Lego's and if that is not having patience I don't know what is.
8- He loves Harry Potter.
9- He loves to be outside, he loves to camp he loves to play kickball and dodge ball in the backyard, he loves to go swimming and fishing and just the outdoors.
10- He is kind to others.