Thursday, January 28, 2010

Carson’s first steps!

Carson has been gaining confidence everyday! We’ve noticed him letting go of whatever he is holding on to, and sometimes taking a step or two before realizing he’s not holding on to something. Tonight we were eating dinner and he was “all done” so we let him roam around and kept noticing more and more steps. Of course when I got the camera out, I couldn’t get a good angle and Jack was VERY hyper! Here’s the best one:

He’s also started signing more & more. “All Done” is his best, but it’s only one handed right now! Better than nothing. He also seems to “say” it at the same time. This was after a spaghetti dinner. He’s a GREAT eater!

Also had to post this hilarious picture of Jack. I had their clothes set out and Paul got Jack dressed and sent him in to ask me if this was what he was supposed to wear:


Ummm…those are Carson’s clothes…

Hope everyone is having a great week! We’re so excited to have Kenneth & Anissa here this weekend as well as Mom & Dad!

~So blessed!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

3 trips to Lowe’s kind of weekend

It’s a long weekend for me & the boys. We’re off tomorrow, unfortunately Paul has to work. I’m not sure what we will do, but maybe a trip to the park is in store!

We’ve been  busy. I made three trips to Lowe’s today, Paul made one.  We (mostly Paul) finally tackled the crown molding in the sewing/play room. It was a beast because that room has all kinds of weird angles as it was added on to at some point so it was a mess. We still have to finish all the caulking and paint touch up; I’ll post some before & after pictures later.

The boys are great. Jack is learning that he can’t leave his cups or snacks in arms length of Carson…he’ll grab Jack’s juice or his snacks in a second! He’s also learning that anywhere he goes, Carson wants to go. Ahhh…the start of sibling rivalry!

Speaking of Carson…what a pistol! He’s got the most amazing temper. Paul and I just have to laugh at him sometimes because it’s hilarious how mad he gets if you take something from him. His favorite things right now-the dishwasher, an immediate attraction. The stairs, if the gate is down and he’s quiet-watch out. Anything Jack has- if Jack is at his little table with a snack, Carson is practically pulling him out of his chair. This morning Paul and I cracked up because Jack was standing with a toy, Carson went over & pulled himself up on Jack, which pulled Jack’s “comfy” pants down. Needless to say Jack was NOT happy…especially because Paul and I were laughing!

Here’s some pictures from the last few days! Enjoy!100_1509

Excited to be in the chair with Jack. Jack is NOT happy.



Have Paci’s, will travel


This is Jack & Paul’s new game. Jack calls it the spiderman game, but it’s just he & Paul throwing balls back and forth at eachother. Jack gets inside the boat every  now and then for cover.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome 2010!

We had an excellent Christmas and now we’re excited to see what 2010 will hold for our family! 2009 was certainly full of blessings…Carson’s arrival, good health, a warm house, good jobs etc. I’m certain the year ahead will be as busy as usual! Kenneth & Anissa will be here for a visit in late January and then Paul’s birthday is in February and we’ll also have a weekend in Nashville for a wedding. The following weekend we’ll celebrate Carson’s first birthday and also have him dedicated at church the first Sunday in March. My sister Amy is planning to be here so I’m so excited about seeing her. We’re going to Idaho in May for my nephew Gavin’s high school graduation…so you see we've already got a full schedule! :-)

This Christmas was by far the best! Jack was so excited about Santa visiting! He got everything he asked for (a sword, dinosaurs and transformers) among other things. Carson got a ball pit from Santa and we get a lot of laughs watching him dive in & out of it.

Carson is ALL over the place these days. He’s finally mastered turning his car walker so when he gets stuck he can turn it around…big relief. He loves to hold on to fingers and walk. He’s started climbing too. He discovered the stairs and loves to climb on the dishwasher door and anything else he can get up on.

Here are some photos from the last few weeks:

Snapfish Photo Album