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American Idol, Revisited


We’re American Idol fans in this house. I mean really, who isn’t?

As I sit with my little man Parker and watch the first episodes of American Idol Season 9, I can’t help but bump up this post from last year. Parker’s infatuation with “the singing show” appears to be resurfacing, so please stayed tuned for potential audition tapes from him in the weeks to come.:)  (It is worth mentioning that these songs were ENTIRELY his spur-of-the-moment creation. Never before, and never since, have I experienced such random musical hilarity from this boy)

Originally posted February 3, 2009

We’re American Idol fans in this house. I mean really, who isn’t?

After last season, Parker talked about “the two Davids” for MONTHS, and I thought he was going to lose it completely when he recognized David Cook on a commercial that aired during AI last week. (”Mom! Mom! But wwwwhy does he wear make up? Is that David a womens?”)

He has now decided that it is incredibly entertaining to act out the audition process. Over. And over. And over. The clips below will introduce you to Jason, Jarett, and Peyton, as well as their original audition songs – instant classics such as, “Rock and Roll my Life”, “Everything is Red”, and “So Much Girls in my Party”.

Matt, dearest, see what you have been missing by working late every night? When you get home, I wonder if he’ll make you be Simon or Paula? (I’m holding down the Randy right now, so back off.)


Please note the half-naked baby prissing around. Such cuteness demands to be noted.

“Rock and Roll my Life”

“Everything is Red”

“So Much Girls in my Party”

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Mahreen GeorgeJanuary 15, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Wicked! Jarett is particularly fantastic, and now I have “Everything is red, everything is red, all my pants, all my foots, all my eyes, all my earrings…” stuck in my head. Very catchy! Rock on P-Bo, rock on, dawg! Oh and Bailey is flipping ADORABLE. But she already knows that. ;-) I’m *so* glad you blogged today, Janica…you are awesome!

Christie LacyJanuary 18, 2010 - 8:09 am

Oh my goodness me! I stopped over because your bestie Elizabeth mentioned you the other day! What a fun treat, this blog post! so so cute!

LizardJanuary 18, 2010 - 2:24 pm

What a year has done for Bailey’s figure! Parker you crack me up! It was great to see you guys this morning. Josh has been asking for another pizza night. We should do it again soon.

Stacey PotterFebruary 4, 2010 - 1:03 pm

He is so freaking cute!

We call her Billy and she’s our Bailey

Happy 2nd birthday, my perfect little one.


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Daddy MattJanuary 12, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Holy Cow she is BEAUTIFUL!!

jboJanuary 12, 2010 - 10:01 pm

Aw shucks, you’re just saying that ’cause you made her. ;) Miss you, baby…!

cheri thomasJanuary 13, 2010 - 1:50 am

Beautiful!!! Happy birthday Bailey!

SteffiJanuary 13, 2010 - 5:41 am

Love it!!!!

Heather (heathergw)January 13, 2010 - 7:33 am

I agree with Matt… she’s so beautiful!

FaganJanuary 13, 2010 - 8:10 am

Ditto, Matt. Breathtaking.

nancy bolesJanuary 14, 2010 - 6:50 am

What a doll–sweet, precious, adorable and beautiful. And it is amazing that she is already two.

Christina MontemurroJanuary 14, 2010 - 8:57 am

She’s beautiful! Happy birthday little Bailey!

Mahreen GeorgeJanuary 14, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Be still my little heart…Janica you sure do bake ‘em cute! Happy birthday beautiful Bailey!

MichelleJanuary 15, 2010 - 1:09 am

Awww! So sweet! Happy Birthday! She is beautiful!

LizardJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:58 pm

My beautiful Billy! Lizard, Josh, Kemper and Carson wish you an amazing third year! Love that photo, and as Kemper says her eyes are sparkleeee!

ChrystalJanuary 26, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Did I ever tell you how much I LOVE this picture? Such a GORGEOUS girl!

Stacey PotterFebruary 4, 2010 - 1:03 pm


The Walters Family

Allow me to go ahead and state the obvious.



Well hello there, Braden.:)


Killing me with those beautiful baby lips.

Walters01-FaveEasy-breezy family cuteness.





I think Brian’s going in for some sweet nothings…atta boy!



Good looking?  Why yes, yes you are.


Can you feel the love??  And Braden’s right there in the middle of it all.  Just as it should be.


Let’s face it.  I love BABIES!  (And I find that I am particularly partial to cute ones.;))  Which is why it came as no surprise that I loved spending time with Jen, Brian, and their adorable little dude, Braden.  We strolled around 19th Street in the Heights and enjoyed the perfect weather on a lazy Sunday.  I hadn’t visited that little part of town in a long time, and I almost felt like we were in an entirely different city!

Pardon the random side note, but I often forget just how many unique and fun parts of town Houston has to offer.  It really encourages me to push beyond our same-old/same-old stomping grounds and go out and re-discover my diverse, quirky city.

I loved our time together, Walters family!   Squeeze that sweet baby for me!

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MattJanuary 4, 2010 - 12:16 pm

LOVE the baby in the air picture. Very cute.

Rachael EarlJanuary 5, 2010 - 6:23 pm

The last one is perfect! Enlarge it, I say!

ohana photographersJanuary 11, 2010 - 11:08 am

love the first image with the purple car! beautiful family, equally beautiful pics!

MichelleJanuary 15, 2010 - 1:10 am

Awesome pics! I love the car too! Super groovy!

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