Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Halloween Fun...a little late

We celebrated Halloween several times this year. It was so much fun dressing up my two little cats! Alex was a "french maid cat?"...not really sure what she was exactly, but it was adorable. Carson was the cutest 1 month old tigger I've ever seen :)

Here are a few pics from our Pumpkin Carving day at the Monasmith's home:

Alex, Ethan, Grace, Tyler, Mason, Sam and Abbi all had a blast carving pumpkins. They did a great job! Click on this picture- it's hilarious.

We also went to a fun Halloween play date at Jaime's house:
Mommy & Carson "Tigger"
Alex & Kaitlyn. Our adorable cats!
I HATE this!!!!!!
Ahh...that's better!
Do I HAVE to hold him mom? UGH!
A sweet picture of brother & sister after bribing with candy
Finally, we finished up at BB & YaYa's new house for Halloween night. They now live in Tour 18, which is an unbelievable neighborhood on a golf course. These people went ALL out! I can't imagine what Christmas will be like, but we will definitely be over for a visit. Alex had so much fun trick-or-treating. She would go up to the door and yell "Happy Happy-Ween!" and "Where's my prize candy treat?!" So cute! She ran from home to home and her little tutu was bouncing all over the place. She was in heaven! We really enjoyed getting to spend some quality time with my parents as well. Here are a few pics from the evening:
Check out my loot

Cutie trying to reach the doorbell all by herself. She is Miss Independent!

Alex & YaYa

Almost 3 weeks later, and Alex is still asking us "Is it trick-errr-treat ta-day?"

Carson month 2: October 2 - November 2

October was a very busy month for our family, especially considering we just had a baby! We were brave and got out a LOT this month! It's really so different the second time around. Poor Carson is just along for the ride, but he seems to love staying busy. The changes this month were really evident. I can't believe how much he's grown and developed in just one short month. Here is a pic at 5 weeks:

During his 5th week, we started putting him down for naps and to sleep at night in the crib. He did great with the transition. We all started sleeping better...except for mommy the first two nights as she was basically glued to the monitor :)
By his 6th week, we started getting smiles all the time! Ahh-- it's the best! Your baby goes from a sweet blob to a smiling little guy! It makes you feel a bit more appreciated. HA! He weighed 11lbs., 8 oz. already at just 6 weeks old. What a big boy!
He is so precious and truly smiles anytime you look at him.

We got out for several play dates and of course for Halloween (Mom still hasn't posted those pictures. What a slacker!) Here are a few pics from our October adventures:
Sweet bath time picture
At the Monasmith's for pumpkin carvings
At the Basden's for a fun play date. Carson was the only guy! Poor thing!
A sweet pic with mommy
At 8 weeks, he started his 5-6 hour sleep stretches. YAY! He's doing a great job with that, we just wish it was overnight rather than 8pm-1am, but we will take what we can get!
Carson also had his first round of shots at his 2 month check-up. He weighed in at 12lbs., 1oz. He is in the 68% for weight, 35% for length, and has been feeling SO much better! The chiropractor has been amazing and the dairy elimination has really seemed to help with his breathing and reflux.
Here is a picture just moments after his shots....what a rock star :)