I took these pictures on the Friday of the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics (July 27th) . I thought it would be fun for Parker to sport a patriotic outfit in support of Team USA. We have really enjoyed watching the Olympics and hate to see them end. Parker's had fun watching them too. So far the swimming and gymnastics have grabbed his attention the most. Perhaps I will take a picture of Parker when the next Olympics happen in 2014 and compare these pictures - how cool that will be. The Winter Olympics 2014 are in Sochi, Russia. Something pretty neat about that is I looked up the dates and they end on what will be his 2nd birthday. Wow - hard to imagine that!
Saturday night, the three of us went for a family night out. We went to dinner, did some shopping at Target and ending the evening with yummy ice cream. It was a fun date night out with Parker as our chaperone. He played with some toys in his carrier while we ate, but slept through the ice cream. John had fun pushing him around in Target while I got the things we needed. Calvin was kind enough to keep an eye on the house while we were gone.
In "looking back/looking ahead" news...6 months from today we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary. We are so excited to reach and celebrate that milestone. We plan to take a trip next spring to celebrate, but we are still narrowing down the location ideas and starting to do some planning and saving. Ten years ago we were celebrating 6 months of marriage with a trip to Branson, Missouri. We planned a little weekend getaway to mark the halfway point of our first year of marriage. We had a really great time like we always do when we travel and it's fun to go back and look at our pictures and play "remember when..." regarding that weekend trip.
We have been married for thirteen wonderful years and absolutely love our life together! We are parents to Parker who is a 4 year old sweet, happy and energetic boy. God has blessed us so much and we are very happy and thankful!