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Let it snow let it snow let it snow


Savannah has had some pretty amazing teachers over the last 3 years at Calvary and each year when I think they can’t get any better they do. This year has been a whirlwind of learning and fun projects. She has been star of the week, Shared different chores such as line leader, lunchbox helper, chair stacker and my favorite on vacation helper which basically means you can sit back and relax unless someone is out..

As I said this year has been pretty awesome there are 7 of her classmates from last year that are in her class and of course her bff Lexi is there. One of the newer boys in the class is Devin. Devin has stolen the hearts of several girls in our class namely Savannah. She tell’s me all the time Devin is her boyfriend and she is going to kiss him when she get’s big. I’m thinking to myself already?? boys already?? Luckily Devin’s mom ROCKS and is very understanding of my dear daughters love for her son. haha..

Each day the kids break off in groups and play together Savannah and Alexis don’t get to be together in group because they are bff’s and play too much together or so I was told by miss Savannah. Last week Savannah came home and told me (with a dreamy look in her eye’s) that Devin was in her group and they played (Tangled) which if you don’t know is the updated version of Rapunzel from Disney. So I asked her a few more questions about her group and she happily told me “I was Tangled, Devin was Flynn Ryder & Alexis was the Horse.” I died but I also felt Alexis was getting the short end of the stick and asked her if Alexis wanted to be the horse and she said “YES” she did she was my friend” and trust me she is her BEST friend. They have been in the same pre-school class since they were 2 and Savannah LOVES her to death.. Not many days go by when I am not asked “well is Alexis gonna be there or is Alexis gonna wear that”.. They say if a friendship last 7 years then it will last a lifetime.. I am going to do my best to make sure she knows this little girl a lifetime.

Today at preschool Savannah came out SUPER excited. The Miss Robyn & Miss Lynn had given them a potion to help them create snow and it went a little something like this..
1. Put Ice Cubes in the toilet
2. Put a spoon (that they made in class) under your pillow
4. Sleep with the penguin Miss Lynn sent home
5. Put your PJ’s on Backwards.

I’m half kinda hoping it will snow because she will be so disappointed if it doesn’t.

Let it Snow Let it Snow

Let it Snow Let it Snow

Oh and one more before I sign off Savannah has been learning about Indians at school this week.. When she sang this song and I replied aww.. they shot the buffalo and bears.. she said “it’s ok it was for their food”..

Short Stories by Savannah


Just a little conversation between Savannah and I.. Obviously daddy has been telling a few extra stories at bedtime.

Savannah how was your day today?…

It was good we had computer and science class..

Oh that sounds like fun..

Yea and I told them the story about you and daddy..

What story?

when daddy saw you at the restaurant.

What story’s that? who did you tell?

Daddy said he came into the restaurant the first time he saw you and you walked up to him and he couldn’t breath cause you were so pretty. Then he kissed you at the wedding. I told Miss Robyn & Miss Lynn.

The end..


Mother’s Day 2013


Happy Mother’s Day….

Being a Mother is truly a gift from God.  Life before Savannah was good but unfulfilling.     It is so true when they say “I never knew I could love someone so much” or “Children completely change your life”.  Until you have children you do not truly understand the impact they have on your life.

I have loved Justin & Jordan for many years but until I had Savannah I didn’t know how to really “LOVE” them in a Motherly way. Hopefully they know that I love them and did try my best.  For me Mother’s Day is more exciting than any other day because I feel so lucky to be a Mother.

So this Mother’s Day weekend started out with Muffin’s with Mom at Savannah’s pre-school.  I got to go to school with Savannah that morning and hang out and watch her class sing little songs they had practiced for Mom…  Although Savannah refused to sing I was so happy to be there.  I don’t want to miss a thing.. One of my favorite things Miss Kelly did was ask the kids questions about their mom’s and write it down and have it laminated.. Definitely a Keeper

What she really thinks.. Mother's Day 2013

What she really thinks..
Mother’s Day 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Mother’s Day 2013

Muffin's With Mom 2013

Muffin’s With Mom 2013

The rest of the weekend was pretty busy Savannah had gymnastics on Saturday then we headed over to Monkey Joe’s for Brady’s birthday party.. Hard to believe he is 3.. we got to see some friends we haven’t seen in a while and that is always a good thing.

Tyler & Savannah
Tyler & Savannah

After a long day Mommy, Daddy & Justin went to dinner to celebrate his graduation..  So proud of him.

Graduation Dinner 2013

Graduation Dinner 2013

Sunday was Mother’s Day so we got up went to church I got a very pretty necklace with Savannah’s initial on the front and her dob on the back and a very cool Ippolita  ring… What mommy doesn’t love jewelry.  After church we all had lunch and then everyone cleared the house and I was ALONE..lol  best present ever peace & quiet.

Mother's Day 2013

Mother’s Day 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Mother’s Day 2013

All in all it was a great day and there is no greater gift than to be a Mother.

What do people really think??


Well we had a pretty good weekend.. Hung out at the house on Friday night and Saturday night we went to dinner with all of our neighbors  to celebrate Lee’s birthday!  We all went to the Palm Restaurant and it was great!  Jeff and I use to go there quite a bit before we were married so it was nice to return and have a nice meal with good friends.

Haylee & Justin babysat Savannah.  We got home pretty early nothing to late and all was well.  They said she was a little whiny and wanted her mommy which I thought was sweet.  But then around 12:30 when the throwing up began I figured out why she wanted her mommy.  At that moment I was really glad I didn’t have that next drink it was a long night.  Poor baby threw up until around 4:45.  She never ran a fever so I guess she must have eaten something that didn’t sit right with her.  I hate being so helpless when she is sick I wish I could take it away.  But I do find peace in the fact that I comfort her.

Sunday morning she woke up ready to go.  Would have never even known she was sick the night before.  Man they bounce back quick.   We missed church because I wanted to make sure she didn’t get anyone else sick and she hung out with daddy after he got home from church.  They washed cars and did their target/Harris Teeter round.  She had a great time.

I was thinking the other day how people make the comment “I don’t care what people think” or “Why do you care what people think”?  Well I have decided I care.  Being a mom now I am put into many situation with other mom’s that don’t know me and I always want to make a pleasant impression.  I like to think of myself as compassionate, caring, outgoing and kind.  I always try to be personable when I meet someone.  I have a tremendous fear of stage fright but one on one I do pretty good.  But I think sometimes I may not come off as I would like.  I mean I don’t sit and dwell on it but I never want to give a bad impression.  If I have a chance to make someone’s day I take it.  What a great feeling that is.

With this thought in the back of my mind today I had to make a return at Nordstrom’s and I was chatting with the sales clerk who was extremely helpful (LOVE Nordstrom) and we got to talking about Savannah and my Southern accent.  She asked me where I was from and I told her only about 30 miles from Charlotte and believe it or not it’s a lot less Southern than it use to be. haha.  So as I check out she said “Ms. Parker you have a wonderful spirit” which in turn made my day.

So all I really have to do it be myself and the spirit I want to shine through does.  And if it doesn’t the first time I know it will the second.

Just remember never judge a book by its cover.




First Day Back to Pre-School


Today was Savannah’s first day back to preschool..  We weren’t’  really nervous at all.  I have been talking about going back to school and seeing some of her old friends and making some new ones for a while now.  I didn’t want her to be surprised when I said oh by the way it’s time to go back to school.  So I have been pumping it up a bit.  Trying to get her excited.   I wasn’t really worried but you never know.  That separation anxiety can creep in when you least expect it.  But luckily it didn’t today!!

I got up early this morning made her breakfast had her clothes picked out and when it was time to load up she was ready!





Drop off went great!!  She didn’t even look back.. Unfortunately it wasn’t like that for all the mommy’s but hey been there done that.. Just glad my drop off was tear free.

Mommy was off to yoga then after yoga I met Nini (Lisa) to pick out color’s for Savannah’s new “Princess Room”.  Yes she has asked me to paint her room pink and make it a princess room so like any good mother I have enlisted my Interior Decorator friend at http://vonnstudio.com/ to help me create a princess room..

While the princess was sleeping mommy did some much cleaning out of the princess’s closet.  I have got to let go of her clothes.  It’s like I try to keep them because “I know she will wear it eventually” not.

Shortly after she woke up daddy came home “yay”.  We spent most of the evening outside.  I told Savannah I would go swim with her but once I felt the chill of the water I changed my mind.  But she wasn’t having none of it so I told her I would sit with her while she swam but I wasn’t getting in she complied.  It wasn’t 10 min after she got in that she was cold.  Told ya so.

So we just hung around outside for a while.  I had received a phone call from my mom and as I was talking to her Savannah was milling around the yard with her dad helping him water plants and trim palm trees.  After they were done I noticed that she was sitting on the sidewalk with her arms out in front of her having a conversation.

As I walked over and asked her what she was doing I noticed that she had sat down in ants.  I said to her “Savannah honey you can’t let ant’s crawl on you they may bite.” To which she replied “mommy they are sweet and they like me”.. Oh my we may have a future vet!




Manner’s Count


Today is show and tell day at swim class.  We get to go stand by the pool and the kids show us all their cool techniques they have learned so far in class.  Savannah continues to better her swimming and she LOVES it.

After swim class we had lunch with Miss Heather, Adam and baby Jake.  Then it was off to the beach YAY!

I am a mommy that is big on Manner’s.  I can remember all Justin and Jordan’s friends that were polite and respectful.  You ALWAYS remember those kids.  That’s why I am always stressing to Savannah “what do you say?”, “May I please”, “Thank you”, “your welcome” ect….  And for the most part for a 3year old she is pretty good about remembering to use her manners. But when I am not around to remind her I can only hope she continues to use them.

Today while we were at chik-fil-a  Savannah was chomping at the bit to get out to the playground and play.  As I was taking her high chair back to its place she ran to the door to go out to the playground.  I had one eye on her so I knew she wasn’t going far.  I noticed another mommy and her daughter go out and Savannah backed out-of-the-way and let them go and waited patiently.

Once we got outside she was running around playing and the Mommy that had passed her at the door walked over to me and asked if the little blonde girl was my daughter and I said yes.  She said “she is adorable” and I thanked her I thought that was so kind of her to say.  And she continued.  She said “I just wanted to let you know when we were walking out here your daughter was standing at the door and when we walked up she backed up and said Excuse me”. She said “I didn’t even think they could say that when they are that little. I just wanted to let you know because as a mom I would want to know that as well”.  I BEAMED.. I said thank you and that I am constantly working on her manners with her and I am glad to know they are sticking.

All children should be respectful and should want to be.  I feel like you get what you give and if you are kind and respectful 9 times out of 10 that’s what you will receive and it’s something no one can ever take away. I don’t care if I have to tell her a 100 times a day to say please and thank you.  If it works I’m ok with it.



Last day of pre-school


Well we made it!!  I can’t believe this is the last day of pre-school…  It seems like it was just yesterday that I was prying her off my leg trying to get her to go in crying hysterically. As I, myself, stood outside the door with my own tears streaming down.  I had a mom walk by and put her hand on my shoulder and say “it will be ok mom”.  Wow it was so hard.  I’m sure the teachers were rolling their eyes.  After all they do this every year and they know the kids will adjust in a few weeks.  And she did.  Now she LOVES her pre-school and all her friends.  I hope the transition to a new class with new friends goes better when she starts back. I am sure she will continue to grow and mature at her school.  They are truly amazing there.  Now it’s beach time!  Happy summer!!

First Day of pre-school

Last Day of Pre-school