Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy lil' man

I love saturdays.

"I'm So cute"

Our First family picture. I know sad, because he has gotten so big.

So I was watching Oprah the other day, and they were trying to help teach everyone how to organize their houses. So they were offering a free gift, where you can go online to and create a custom cover photo book for free. (I guess to help organize all the pictures you have in boxes that are not organized.) So I went online to make my free book, and could not decide how I wanted to do it. So, there is a book called I love you through and through, it is a little kids book, and Carter loves reading it. So I kind of copied the story line, and put my own pictures in it. These two pictures of him smiling were taken this morning, when we were trying to get some other pictures of him. But we will take a smile any day. And he is looking at the camera. Which is a shock, because he will be smiling all day long, and then as soon as he sees that camera, his little face goes blank. Ha ha. So melissa I know what you were talking about. They don't like those cameras. Or they are just wondering what it is. :-) But as soon as I put the camera away, he is all smiles. Oh well, the ones we do get make my day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yes... Carter does have a mom

Devin has been nagging me to include a picture of me on one of my posts. So here it is...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tribute to Moms

Before I was a mom.... I never learned the words to a lullaby. I never thought about immunizations, I have never been puked on, pooped on, drooled on, chewed on or peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept at night. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got glorius happy over a simple little grin. I never sat up for hours watching a baby sleep. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a mom...I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. To all you moms reading this, thank you for all you do, and all you have done. You are amazing. (and I know we don't hear that often enough.)

Man Hands

So we went to the dentist a couple weeks ago to get an imprint of Carters hand. Well... this is what turned out. So Cute. IT shoes every detail. His nails, wrinkles, and rolls. They compared it to another little persons who is only a week younger, and Carters was about twice the size. We think he is going to play basketball. He could probably palm a baby basketball right now if he knew how. Anyway, it is very nice of this dentist to do it for free. and we will have it forever.

Visting Daddy's Work

Yesterday, Carter and I brought daddy some lunch at the cube farm (finance division at Melaleuca...). He usually won't smile when we are taking pictures of him, but I don't think he has realized that our cell phones can take pictures. So that is how we have been taking pictures lately. :-) (don't you love his double chin)

Just a picture of father and son. Carter is the one with the old man hair line. As for Devin, it's only a matter of time!
Just another cute smile.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Going For A Ride

We have been having some pretty nice weather. So Carter and I have been taking our lexus stroller for walks whenever we can. We got him this hat so he can look around while we are strollin'. Sometimes we walk all the way to daddy's work. (It is about 3 miles) and then daddy gives us a ride home. Its pretty fun.

Oh and just so everyone knows, Carter slept im his crib last night by himself, almost all night. He only woke up once. I had to check on him to make sure he was still alive. That is horrible to say, but the past couple of nights, he has woken up every two hours on the dot. So it was a change. But he did so good. We have been getting on a schedule of this...
We wake up around 7, and Carter kicks for about an hour and then he is ready to take a nap. So we both go and take naps for about another 1-2 hours. It is so nice. And then he helps me cook, and clean and shopping and whatever else we need to do.

**** Carter****

Just some cute pictures that I took with my phone.

Monday, November 10, 2008

We took this video today before going to the dentist to get an imprint of Carters hand, and this is just to show you how happy he is almost all the time.

2 Month Doctor Appointment

So, Carter had his two month appointment this last week, and he weighs 14lbs 4oz and is 23 inches long. He is in the 95 percentile for weight, (big boy) and 65 percentile for height. They said he is growing wonderfully and to keep doing what we are doing. Here is a picture of him, almost naked, but not quite.

Carters First Camping Trip

So this last weekend, we decided to take Carter camping. We had planned on going to the Crater, however it was supposed to snow. So with our friends Brooke and Steve, we decided to try camping another way. They have a very large 10 bedroom cabin in Lava Hot Springs that we stayed at. Devin went hunting for the first time, and unfortunatly did not catch anything, but he looked good in camoflauge and said he had fun and would go again. Carter, unfortunalty does not like sleeping anywhere other then our home. So he did not sleep very well. But as you can see the boys stepped up and changed diapers while the girls rested.

Halloween Party

Here are just some other pictures that we took at our party. The costumes were great also.

Halloween Party

After our ward trunk and treat, we had our first halloween party. 18 of our friends and family came over for a spook dinner. We made menus with gross names such as witches trash, or human eyeballs soaked in bat feces-Sound good? and our guests got to select 4 items off the menu. It was so fun to see what everyone ordered for their dinner.

Happy Halloween (A little Late)

So here are some other pictures of Carter as a hot chili pepper. It was pretty fun dressing him all up. It was called a baby bunting. He got lots of candy. (And don't worry we are saving it till he is old enough to eat it) ha ha. We gave him one handful to eat. And he loved it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Some Photos of our man

Working Out

So today, Devin came home for lunch, and Carter was so excited to see him. So He was just talking away. He is getting so big. He is starting to sleep alot better too. I have started putting him down in his bassinet to sleep everytime he takes a nap. And he is now able to put himself to sleep, if I just lay him down when he is tired. He is learning so quickly. At night, he also sleeps for about 5 hours at a time, and let me know tell you, it is so wonderful. They learn so fast, it is hard to keep up with it.

Chicken Roll Ups

This recipe is so yummy. Mmmm Hmmm.
1 pkg Cream Cheese
2 c. Cooked chicken
1 tsp. Dried Minced Onion
1/2 C. Margarine melted
1 Can Mushrooms (4oz) Optional
2 cans Large Buttermilk Biscuits
1 C. Melted Butter
1 Pkg Stuffing

Cream Butter, cream Cheese and onion together. Add chicken and mushrooms. Stretch out dough, place mixture inside. Fold dough over and seal edges. Dip rolled biscuit in melted 1 cup butter. then roll in stuffing crumbs, Place on cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes. Serve with hot gravy over top.

I halfed the recipe and it made 6 large ones. But it is so yummy.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Blessing Day

Carter was blessed on September 6th, 2008. He was 3 weeks old. 14 of our friends stood in the circle. Probably the biggest circle I have ever seen. He wore a white little tux as you can see, and man it fit him perfectly. However it did not stretch, so he couldn't kick. So needless to say he wanted out of it fast. Grandma Phillips then held a big luncheon for everyone after. Grandma Jaynes, Elli and Vanessa all came down also. Then for my birthday, Carter and I rode home with them to Canon City, were we stayed for a week. So fun. We flew back home, and on the plane, Carter got a little pair of wings for our scrapbook.

Tummy Time

Carter has never liked tummy time nor his boppy. When placed on his stomache, he usually finds his long lost fist and begins immediate sucking and forgets about his current position. Well, Grandpa Phillips stopped for a visit last night, and Carter decided to show off for all of us. Immediately after being placed in the boppy, his little head popped up like a daisy in spring and wiggled around like a bobble head. It was pretty darn cute if you ask us!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trunk & Treat

Our ward combined with another ward and held a trunk and treat at our church on Halloween. We bought Carter a little chili pepper outfit (more pictures to come). He was basically the stud of the event! We, on the other hand, attempted to match his costume. We borrowed a couple of grass hats from Steve Knowles mother thinking they were Mexicanish. As you can tell, they weren't! We were wanting to be a señor and señorita with one hot little chilli pepper! But last minute choice left us as scarecrows with one hot chilli pepper. We borrowed a couple of straw bails, threw in a couple of fake rats and made a mess in the church parking lot. Oddly enough, little boys were more scared of the fake rats than most of the girls! And Carter slept through most of it...