Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy 6th Birthday Parker David!!!

It's hard to believe that 6 years ago today, our world changed quickly! I had worked night shift all night at the hospital and was in a patient's room when my water broke. I quickly called my mom, who was in Kansas City taking care of my Grandma Brown, and she began arranging for a flight home. Jonathan had to pack my bags for the hospital as I wasn't prepared to go 12 days early! We couldn't even get ahold of Jonathan's parents as they were on vacation in Michigan. After clocking out and checking in on the birthing center, I was prepared for a looooooonnnnggg day! We were told to expect 12-18 hours of labor! Ugh! Jonathan settled in his easy chair and I quickly knew that I wanted my epidural!!! A very short time later, at 12:39pm, Parker David was born!
We had a lot of learning to do with this little guy and made many memories being up all hours of the night during those first weeks and months. We made a deal that we would give Parker a dollar for every night that he slept all night during his first year! For his first birthday, he got less than $10.00 for that!!! :(
Parker is now in Kindergarten, learning to read, losing his front teeth, and is the joy of our household! I can't imagine what we ever did when he wasn't around. After all, Jonathan and I can be pretty boring when our kids aren't around.
Happy Birthday Parker David! Mommy and Daddy love you SO much! We hope you have a very Happy 6th Birthday today! We are looking forward to celebrating at Texas Roadhouse and having cake and ice cream afterwards!!!

Love,
Mommy, Daddy, Paige and Peyton!

Proud new parents! (My we look young!)

Parker David Walden...less than 24 hrs old!

Daddy admiring his firstborn...
He still can't believe he's finally here...

First Sunday to church...less than 72 hrs old! (crazy...)
We took Parker to Kansas at 3 weeks old to see his Great-Grandma Brown who was suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. She passed away when he was 6 months old...

Great Grandpa Brown thought Parker was pretty special. He passed away when Parker turned 2 years old...

Parker with his namesake...Ivan Parker!
Parker with Parents and Grandparents at his Baby Dedication
December 2002


Parker with Parents, Grandparents and Great-Grandparents

He got into this box of Krispy Kreme's all by himself!
Easter 2003

Age 4


At Disney World...June 2007, Age 4 1/2

July 2008...Age 5 1/2

12 comments:

Sheila

Happy Birthday,Parker Man!!!

You can't believe how going through that scrapbook brought back a mountain of emotions! We've already been on quite a journey.

See you at Texas Roadhouse!!!

Love,
Grandma & Papaw

cool dude game

wow, very special, i like it.

buying penny stock

very cool.

Denise

Happy Birthday, Parker! What a special little guy! :)

Carol

Happy Birthday, Parker David! I can't believe you're 6 years old! I'll never forget the day you were born! It was full of excitement, including your Great-Grandpa Brown having a heart attack!

You are such an awesome boy, Parker Man!

We love you and miss you bunches!!

Aunt Carol and the Wheeler Gang : )

Angie Davis

Happy Birthday, Parker! Hope your birthday is awesome.

Angie Davis

And that roller coaster photo is still one of the funniest pictures I think I've ever seen! Crackin' up now...

Jody J

Happy Birthday to Parker! Can't believe he's 6! I agree with Angie on the photo!!

Carol

Angie's right about the roller coaster picture! My kids totally crack up each time they see it!!!

Jenny

"Weswee" and Jenny wish you a Happy Birthday...I noticed Parker's able to say 'Wesley' now...

Can't relate to you on the "all-nighters." So far, so good... :) Singing praises right now... :)

Leah

Happy Birthday to Parker! The photos were so good! I agree with Angie, and Jody, and Carol, on the Disney pic. That's so funny!!

Anonymous

Happy Birthday, Parker! Sorry we couldn't be with you for this great event to help you celebrate. Hope to see you soon. It's still hard to believe you are already six!
Love, Grandma & Papa Don