We had Parker's 1st birthday party last week and it was lots of fun! We kept it small and most importantly, out of my house! It was at The Little Gym in Pearland. Braelyn had a good time hanging on bars and walking on balance beams. Parker mostly just walked around and followed the bigger kids. He did eat the heck out of a blue cupcake and everyone else enjoyed some yummy cake. Yes, he is walking and has been doing so for over a month. I wouldn't have minded a bit if he had decided to wait a while, but he just wants to go go go. And where does he go go to? Anywhere he shouldn't. He likes to throw things in the toilet and bathtubs, play w/ the plants and all their dirt, and I think if he could manage it, he'd crawl into the dryer. He's just a fun little boy and I enjoy watching him explore and grow. He's full of smiles and he sleeps. Who ever thought that this little baby who wouldn't sleep in the beginning would sleep until 7:30 AM. Around our house...that's pretty late. One Saturday morning I had to actually wake him up so that Braelyn and I could go swimming at the YMCA. I felt I was breaking some type of cosmic rule by waking up a child on a Saturday morning.
Braelyn is just getting older and older by the day. The things she says sometimes just blow my mind because she can just figure things out. I think she is becoming frustrated with me because I don't have all the answers she wants sometimes. She is still doing Karate and has earned her orange and white belt. She finished up her dance classes at school with a recital. I'm hoping that Brandon will upload the video soon. I feel that her talent doesn't really lie in dance but maybe music (since she does want to be a rock star). During the dance, most of the little girls were doing ballet moves (though not necessarily the ones they were supposed to do) and my little one was acting out the song via hand movements. It was HILARIOUS! I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. Quite honestly I thought I'd bawl like a baby during her ballet dance, but I couldn't because of the laughing.
Brandon and I are doing well. The sell of our house fell through and that was quite a disappointment. We plan on keeping it on the market at least through the summer and then we might re-evaluate our plans. I've started back to work full time this week and I'm none to excited. I much prefer working from home and only going in 3 days a week...this 5 days a week is not cool. I don't really think I have the wardrobe to work 5 days a week.
Hope all is well!
Love from the Burdines!