Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Let's Go Rangers...and a few other things!

Our family took advantage of the long weekend and drove to Dallas for a fun weekend full of family, baseball, Six Flags, and the list goes on....every game that could possibly be played in the DFW area was there over that weekend! Soooo fun for my sports-lovin' family! Pops and JuJu, Nanny and Papa came up and we all stayed at the Cooper Institute (where Chris works). I love that place. Reminds me of Baylor a bit...just calm and peaceful but you can also get a great shopping and workouts in too!

Ready, set...cheer!

The claw...

The Rangers lost this game against the Tampa Bay Rays...but it was a blast!!! Mom, Tate and I stayed in Dallas and enjoyed shopping and a wonderful La Madeline dinner!

Parker made friends with just about every person around the group!

Pops, Chris and Parker enjoying some sweet time together!

After a fun day at the Rangers game Saturday, we headed back to Arlington Sunday for Six Flags! The boys were perfect and I felt like a kid again! Tate slept on the way over to Arlington and was good to go until close to dinner! We are ready to go back SOON!!!!

Parker is so very sad he cannot ride the real Batman ride! We told him to keep eating good food, one sugar a day and drink water/milk and he will grow to ride that ride! Broke my heart but I cannot tell you how extremely HAPPY I am that he cannot ride. I used to love riding all the thrilling rides, but I just don't anymore! Weird I know but it's true!

They say it's your birthday...

Happy, Happy Birthday Parker Scott Maybin!!Parker turned five on October 4, 2010! We had a GREAT celebration starting with an early morning of presents...

followed by cinnamon rolls for breakfast, McDonald's delivered to Parker for lunch at school (ALL picked by Parker) and a class party complete with cake and lemonade (we LOVE his friends...they are so special to us!)...

When Bradley and I picked Parker up from school, he requested a trip to the fire station! We went to the newest station...station 11...in Amarillo! Because it's breast cancer awareness month, the first station was selling hot pink fire department shirts of which we are proud owners of now!! A great way to show Parker that we should ALWAYS think and pray for others. All proceeds went to support breast cancer research.

We ended the day with several friends stopping by to play, more presents, and talking to all of our family on the phone or on skype!

My sweet Parker!
Your dad and I are so very proud of you and love you very much! As I think about the past five years in how you and I have both grown, I am overwhelmed with God's goodness, grace and blessings. I am sloowwwllyyy getting used to being called mom instead of mommy and I'm so thankful to be your mom! Your birthday pictures pretty much sum up what you love...emergencies, superheros, baseball and church (these pics to come in later post!)...how could I forget your Bug! Thanks for your hugs, winks, kisses and zeal for life!! I look forward to seeing how the Lord guides your precious heart...stay close to Him ALWAYS!! Together forever!

Love you to the moon and back!!