Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Another One Of Each Of Them

blue-eyed blonde beauty

Abigail's Sixth Birthday

In March Abigail turned SIX and her birthday party theme was giraffes. I am surprised we made it to six without doing this theme before, as giraffes have always been her favourite thing. Nanna bought her a wind-up musical giraffe about two months before she was born "in case I'm not here for her birth". And "Fwaffe" has been by her side ever since (as a side note, Bryony has also had a Fwaffe since the day she was born). Abigail probably has a collection of thirty different stuffed animal giraffes, plastic giraffes, giraffe books, giraffe t-shirts, you name it.

Kindergarten Class Birthday Picture


background for the invitations
giraffe favours

giraffe print cake

party in the park

opening cards and presents

balloons as pillows
favourite birthday present

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baby Nathan's Surprise Visit

On my birthday one Sunday in March, I opened the front door expecting to greet my parents for their usual Spring stay. And in walks my SISTER! Holding my NEPHEW! Who I had not yet met! It was a wonderul surprise and the best birthday present :) Check him out, how cute is he?!

We spent a solid three weeks with him and he stole the girl's hearts as much as mine. I was really surprised by how interested in a baby they were actually. Bryony is still talking about "baby Naffan". "Baby Naffan wanna have one, Baby Naffan gonna have one"...

we miss you already lil cousin!

Alex & Chris' Engagement Party

So, no, obviously we did not get to go to this :( 
But we did Skype in and dad carried the laptop around the party so that we could say hello to everybody!

my mum and her oldest brother, my Uncle Jim

my mum, Uncle Jim, three of his sons(my cousins) and his grandson

the engaged couple - my beautiful sister and her handsome fiancee

above cousins' wives + my mum

in order: my mum, sister, soon-to-be-brother-in-law, and dad

One Of Each Of Them


crazy hair day at school

Teacher Appreciation Week

Do you like the gift we came up? The teachers loved it! Thank you Pinterest.

Parker Siblings

Just a quick picture to let my sisters and brother know that I think of them ALL.THE.TIME. I know I'm terrible at finding the time to call (and the time difference doesn't help with that). But I want you to know that I still think of the four of us as a little band-of-brothers. A team of unstoppable Parker Siblings!

I have recently chatted with Jonathan more than I have in years, I got to see Natalie as a mum for the first time, and I can't tell you how often Abigail does something that reminds me exactly of a little Alexandra. I love all three of you SO MUCH and I'm so proud to be your Big Sister.