Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Carson month 12: August 2 - September 2

My baby is one. I can't believe it. You think the day will never arrive, and then you can't believe it's already happened. We had an awesome month and a terrific birthday party (will post next). Fun developments from month 11 - 12:
*Ate bread (and handled it well)
*100% on hemp milk now. Made my goal of nursing for 12 months. Was sad for a few days and now we are both loving the freedom. He has mastered the sippy cup and we never even went for the bottle.
*Tummy seems to be getting there. Prayers please as we are headed to the allergist tomorrow for some answers (hopefully).
*Newest obsession: wheels! Any kind, on any toy. He immediately flips over the truck, car, or tractor and spins the wheels. He is very focused and appears to be detail oriented like his father ;)
*Woofs at the pups all the time--hilarious!
*Plays patty cake
*LOVES his walker. He is super fast and has no fear. It is so fun to watch. Alex loves to push him all over the house in it too.
*Activity level has bumped up a notch. The dude is everywhere and into everything. Parental supervision required at all times. Hehe. Sis is still taking her "chokin' hazurd" job very seriously.
*His favorite trick is to wave bye-bye. He's been waving for a while, but now he does it to anyone he sees and thinks he is such big stuff.
*He isn't walking yet, but is very close. He is walking from thing to thing and will stand for a few seconds without holding on. Any day now.
*At his one year check-up we got the latest stats. Hilarious:
Height: 29 inches = 26%
Weight: 19lbs, 10 oz = 9%
Head: 19.25cm = 97%
So he is basically a bobble head :) Too funny!

As usual, he is a tremendous joy. I am blown away by his flexibility and chilled out temperament. He is such an answer to prayer. I am very protective of my little guy. I find myself praying over him constantly. I just love his hair too! It's so long. In fact, he had his first hair cut this month too. Mommy had a hard time letting go of the cute curls. Pics below:
Meals are always messy

His signature head tilt. Adorable.

Am I precious?!

Sitting forward facing on my birthday! Freedom!

Bro & sis holding hands. Aww.

First haircut

This is the essence of Carson. Adorable, curious and on the go!

PS- I have 8 teeth!

First Day of School

Here is our first day of school picture. I can't believe my daughter is in Pre-K. This time next year we will have a child in full time school. That blows my mind. Definitely proves the point that the days are long but the years fly by. Unreal.
I also can't believe my little one year old is going to MDO. He will go on Wednesdays from 9-2, so that gives mommy one day a week to do anything. Right now: Venetian plaster and staining our two bathrooms. Hmm...maybe I should just sit at some point ;)
I love my babies and I'm so proud of how well they are both doing in school!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sleeping Beauty Scene

I walked in to the playroom and Alex says, "Mommy, please take a seat. The show is about to begin. Ladies & gentlemen, boys and girls, I now present....Sleeping Beauty."

The fallen princess with her friends all around

"Don't worry my love, I have come to kiss you, marry you and give you a big diamond."
Sleeping beauty says, "Oh thank you handsome prince. I can be a mommy now."
How cute is that?! I was laughing so hard! Alex also has a serious crush on a 5 year old boy she met at McDonalds. I think the feelings were mutual. After lots of hugging and flirting we heard, "I'm gonna give you a big kiss" we finally intervened. GIRLS!!!!