Thursday, March 19, 2009

First Time Meeting Grass

Carter and I took the trax downtown to Devin's work to eat lunch and hang out. After lunch, Carter and I walked around temple square. It was a beautiful day outside, so I let Carter play in the grass. He loved it. He kept getting mad bacause he would pull it out, but there would still be more. He would grunt and "punch" it. He would then try and put it in his mouth... He thought he had a piece in his hand and was trying to show me... see???

"See Mom?
"Can I eat It?"
"this is so much fun..."

"hmmm.... those colors look yummy..."

"come here and let me eat you"
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Friday, March 13, 2009


Carter has been so slobbery and fussy and irritable that we knew something was bothering him. We hadn't really seen any signs of teeth and couldn't figure out what was wrong... However, this morning I woke up and rubbed Carters gums, and OH MY GOODNESS... I can feel a tooth... just the top and it is just one for now, but he is going to look so cute with one little tooth sticking up. Now we know what was bothering him.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Green Beans

We started Carter on green beans a couple days ago and he still does not like them.., Just watch these videos...

Devin and I LOVE green beans. (Jk) So I can see why Carter does too...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Trip To Twin Falls/Burley Idaho

This last weekend we went on a mini vacation. We drove up to Twin falls and Burley Idaho. Devin had a job interview in Northwest Farm Credit in Burley Idaho. Burley Idaho? With a population of 9000 it was a nice little town. Carter and I decided to go with him. We got a hotel room in Twin Falls on Sunday night and just had a blast. We took Carter swimming for the first time, and he was unsure. The water was freezing.... but the hot tub was nice. we put Carter in waste deep and Devin jumped in and splashed Carter and he got kind of upset. So we took him into the hot tub. And he liked that. It was like a giant bath to him.
This picture is kind of blurry, but you get the idea. It was from our cell phone because the camera was dead. Carter looked so cute in his swim trunks with his little rolls... We will get a close up of him and put it on here.
Carter also slept in his own queen size bed and actually slept good. I love staying in Hotels. We don't know anything about the job yet, but we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Wow I am now 6 Months old

"When I went to the doctor, they told me I was 18 pounds 13.5 ounces, and that I was 28 inches long. So I am in the 90percentile for height and 70percentile for weight. He said I was very healthy and very smart for how young I was. He told mom that she better baby proof the house because I will be crawling here very soon. I can't wait to start getting into all of moms things... I can sit up now all day long if I wanted too. I like to sit up. But I also like rolling over and trying to scoot. Oh I tasted green beans yesterday and oh my... those were the most disgusting things I have ever tasted. I almost threw up. Every bite mommy gave me made me gag. I hope I never have to eat those again. I am trying to talk, I talk all day, but mom and dad don't listen to me... One day.... I will be able to talk to them. I love hanging out at home with mommy, but when daddy comes home, life gets so much better. I love going on walks to different places and I even like car rides now. Well it is almost time for my nap, so I better go, but I just wanted to fill all of you in on how I am doing and how big I am getting.
I love you all." Love Carter

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pay it Forward Exchange

This is how it works:
Pay It Forward Exchange is based on the concept of the movie "Pay it forward". I will send a hand made gift to the first three people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join the PIF exchange. All the gifts will be made and posted out 'sometime within the next year'. How exciting to not know when your surprise package will arrive! What you need to do in return, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. This Exchange is only open to those with active websites or blogs. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PROMISE TO POST THIS SAME 'PAY IT FORWARD' MESSAGE ONTO YOUR BLOG, WHICH MUST BE ACTIVE IN ORDER TO PLAY. YOU WILL PAY IT FORWARD TO THREE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG. I'd love for you to join me! Will you? Other comments are welcome, but only the first three will be my Pay It Forward recipients. Come and join me who doesn't love a gift or giving gifts???

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Enjoying the Moment

I got this quote off of my sister-in-laws blog, and I think it is a great reminder to all of us mothers. When we are woken up 7 times a night every night for a week, we need to remember that they are only going to be like this for a little while. I know it is hard, Carter is up a lot at night, but I have come to enjoy those quite moments with him.

“The biggest mistake I made as a parent is the one that most of us make. … I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of my three children sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.” (As quoted by Elder M. Russell Ballard in his talk, "Daughters of God.")

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

my new trick,,,and I am a big boy

His new trick is clapping his hands together, but doesn't know to turn his hand over and make them meet. Oh well its cute. And if you notice when he falls over he doesn't cry just gets big eyes and gets right back up. For sure he is a boy. And you can see how soaked his white onesie is... ya he is teething... but nothing yet.... Oh and this is right before bed.. when he is supposed to be winding down to go to sleep. Ha

talking up a storm

Since Carter has been born, he has always been a talker. Now it almost sounds like he is saying words instead of just baby talk. These high pitched squeals are just him exploring his new found way to talk. He kind of sounds like Skuttle... from little mermaid... When he hits the back of his hands together, he is trying to clap his hands. Everytime we clap our hands, he does it back to us... so we think that is what he is doing.

First time eating Big people food...

We finally decided to give Carter some rice cereal... And he likes it. However we don't think he knows when he is full. He will eat a lot of rice cereal, then he will want to nurse just like he didn't eat anything. A couple of nights ago, We gave him rice cereal and then he nursed a whole bunch. He didn't sleep at all that night, and I think it was because he was too full. So we only feed it to him for lunch now. But he does like to be big and eat with us now.




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This wood high chair we found on craigslist for $50. WE were so excited... Because it matches our table and it is in really good condition.