I can't believe that 12 months have gone by so fast. My little guy is the best thing that came into our lives this year, and there have been a lot of good things. He is such a sweet little guy with a spunky personality. Carter loves to eat! He loves music and bangs on his drums and dances whenever he hears music. He loves for us to sing to him before bed. Carter started crawling at 7 months, and walking at 11 months. Carter weighs 20 lbs and is 28 inches tall.
The other day I got to watch my niece Megan and nephew Cooper while their dad was at school. We went to lunch and then their dad was done with class. We weren't ready to be done hanging out yet though, so we all went to the park together and played for a bit. All the kids had so much fun. I felt like a little kid again and even got on the swings and went as high as I could. I still love the swings. I also pushed Megan and Cooper as high as I could and ran under them. It reminded me of playing with my "cool" mom as a kid. I hope that I can always have this much energy to play with my kids and nieces and nephews. It was a good day at the park :) full of fun and memories!
We had so much fun this Halloween with all of our family and friends! I decided to make Carter a lion costume and from that we decided to do a family theme of the wizard of oz! After collecting some remnants from Joanns and a few things from the dollar store I was able to put together a lion and a scarecrow. My sister let me use her dorothy costume.. I just had to make some alterations and make some shoes... overall we were pretty happy with the turnout of our costumes. We went to a trunk or treat at my sister in law's ward on Friday night, and also hit my work party. Then on Saturday we went trick or treating at the outlets for a little, went to our wards trunk or treat, and then went trick or treating on Harrison Blvd. My family came in from Idaho falls so Carter was able to trick or treat with his cousins Sammy and Natali along with his cousins that live here. He slept through that part, but it was fun for me!
On October 22 Carter turned 8 months! He is growing so fast and is such a smart little guy! He ABSOLUTELY LOVES food! When he really likes something that you are feeding him he makes lots of noise humming and even gets upset between bites. It is really funny to watch! He sleeps through the night most nights.. but others keeps us on our toes. He pulls himself up on everything and is getting really fast at crawling. He loves to play in the kitchen with the kitchen aid pieces, and is such a joy to our lives!
Saturday October 17, 2009 we headed out to Meridian and went to the Linder Farms for a hayride and pumpkin patch! Carter was sooo tired because we had spent the day at Chuckie Cheese for a birthday party, but he still had lots of fun. He got really excited and loved the hayride. This pumpkin was kind of flat and made the perfect seat for our little pumpkin! Carter loves his cousins so much. Joe, Cooper, and Peyton all hanging out. I love this picture. Even though Carter is kind of making a silly smile.. it lets you see his TEETH! It started to get chilly as it got dark so we had a little outfit change and put the little man into his moo cow outfit.. so cute.. (am i biased?) hope you enjoy the pics!
DUCKS DO CRASH ON THE BLUE!! Last week was a crazy week. Monday morning at 5 am I went to meet my friend Jennie at Boise State to wait in line for tickets to the football game. At 11:20 we got our tickets and by 11:30 all 5,000 student tickets were sold out! The game was thursday night and I went to campus at 4 pm to get in line and wait for the 8:00 game. Carter was such a good baby through all the waiting and noise.
Needless to say, Broncos kicked some Oregon Duck butt and it was a lot of fun! We went with my brother and sister in law and Jennie. Carter was so tired but just cuddled up to us for the whole game. Paul got out of class just in time to make it for the kick off! We will def be going to more games this year!
Carter turned six months old a few weeks ago! He is getting so tall and skinny. Right before he turned six months two teeth broke through on the bottom. They are so cute but SOO sharp! He is sitting up really well and loves eating food. He is getting really close to crawling and gets on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth. Carter just had his six month appointment on Friday. He weighs 15 1/2 pounds. He is in the 75% for height and the 25% for weight... tall and skinny like his dad.