Monday, February 21, 2011

A Day in the Life

Well, here it is, folks. As promised. A day in the life of Carson :: Saturday, February 20, 2010. Thanks to Tales of an Unlikely Mother for suggesting we all do this...I never would have thought of it, but now I plan to do one every few months. :) We had a fun and busy day...busier than normal in fact. So many pics to choose from. You can see all of our pics on my facebook page if we're friends, but here are the highlights.

This is how my sweet man greets me each morning, jumping up and down in his crib and laughing. I love my little alarm clock. 

Breakfast time! He usually eats a banana and some cheerios. 

After breakfast, we play for a good hour. Here, he's wedged himself and gotten stuck in the middle of his toys.

Waking up from his first nap that lasts about an hour and a half to two hours. Such a happy camper. 

On this very special day in the life, my little man took his first steps!!! With his birthday just one week away, I expect him to be all over the place in time for his party. I couldn't get a really good picture of it, because as long as the camera was out, he wanted to play with it instead of practice his new skill. 

 After his second nap, we run our errands and get out of the house for fun. Today we went to Mardi Gras! We reveled in the delicious weather and had a great time with family. More pics of this on facebook.

Mommy and Carson at the boom boom!! (I also learned this day that only certain types of people call it "the boom boom" makes me smile that I'm one of these people. :)

After MG, since we were already in town, we decided to pop in for a visit with MeMe and Big Daddy. MeMe had a fun and mesmerizing toy for Carson. 

Big Daddy was outside working on the fence. So Carson learned to fix a fence, in case anyone needs a fence-fixer in the near future. ;)

This is Carson's favorite part of visiting MeMe and Big Daddy :: Big Daddy always gives sugary treats (against mommy's will, in most cases, lol). Carson is trying pineapple sherbert for the first time here.

Headed home to see daddy. 


Once daddy got home, we decided to visit Gran and Grandpa for dinner. It was such a blessing because I had no groceries whatsoever in the house! Carson's starting to get sleepy cause it's already past his bedtime at this point. 

Eating dinner at Gran's. She had some perfectly ripe and delicious avacado for Carson to enjoy. He ate every bite.

And then he rocked in his chair. (And walked around every piece of furniture in their living room.)

Then it was bathtime...Carson usually LOVES bathtime. But not tonight. Maybe it was because he was in a strange tub. Maybe it was because the strange tub didn't have his Cars mat and the faucet was on the wrong side and the ducky wasn't on the faucet. Maybe it was because he didn't have his toys to play with.  Maybe it was because it was WAY past his bedtime. Whatever it was, he hated every second of it. I doubt he really got clean that night. Oh well...

Once he got out, he was okay. Still not happy, but okay. Love this little pouty face. 

Putting his jam-jams on. The camera was entertaining him. 

 I wish this pic didn't focus on the wallpaper. But, what can ya do?

I sincerely hope you've enjoyed this little gem of a day as much as I did. Sweet Carson, you may never ever know or comprehend just how much your mommy loves you, but sometimes it physically hurts to think about it. You are so precious and special to me, and I pray I always show that to you. Mommy loves you!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Childhood Memories

I have a terrible memory. Like seriously, ask my's terrible. For some reason, I have a hard time remembering a lot from childhood. I have snapshots of things that happened here and there, but no 'my-family-always-...' type memories. A few of my memories:
  • Eating a pb&j on a paper towel in the living room with my mom watching soap operas. 
  • My dad coming home and me being so excited, running to the door. I was holding a glass of water that had sweat which left my hands wet and slippery. I tried my best to open the door, but to no avail; my dad didn't see me standing there. All of a sudden, he opened the door, and with it, he took my big toe nail off. I was like 2 or 3, how I remember that, I have no idea. I remember he and mom rushing me to the kitchen sink to rinse it and doctor me up. 
  • This one time, my brother and I were playing outside and being mean to each other (shocker). My mom came out and got on to us, and when she turned her back to go back upstairs, we both looked at each other and made silent mean faces. She jerked around and proclaimed that she "SAW THAT"...she really did have eyes in the back of her head.We both got bare-bottom spankings that day. 
The other memories I carry with me are mostly fabricated through pictures...I don't really remember what happened or being somewhere, but I remember seeing a picture of me there, so I do have proof. Make sense?

So now that Carson is getting bigger, I'm often curious as to what memories he will take away from this childhood of his. Tomorrow I'll do a DITL (Day in the Life) documenting for him what we do all day. That way he can have some fabricated picture memories to go along with his real ones when he grows up. Can't wait to share that with you all!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Top 30 things I love about my 30-year-old husband

Yesterday marked a very special day in the life of my love. My better half turned 30! As a tribute, I'm going to tell you my Top 30 (in no particular order) favorite things about this man that make him so darn special.
  1. Marc is the most handsome man I know. 
  2. He is such a hard worker - diligent in ALL of his tasks.
  3. His love for our son can be seen in every interaction with Carson. 
  4. He has a kind and gentle heart. 
  5. There has always been an innocence about him that cannot be found among most people.
  6. He loves Jesus and is not afraid to show it.
  7. He is an example among the people with whom he works.
  8. He always has a good attitude.
  9. Everyone that comes in contact with him has only great things to say about him.
  10. He is willing to set aside his dream for the betterment of our family.
  11. He knows how to show me love.
  12. He is the strong rock of our family, always knowing the best decision to make.
  13. He leads me and challenges me when I want to stray from what is good and right.
  14. If we disagree, he is careful not to slander me...even if it means he must walk away.
  15. He is very humble.
  16. Marc cares about other people.
  17. He doesn't take things for granted (e.g. me, Carson, his job, his family, his friends, etc.)
  18. He cherishes family and spending time with them.
  19. He loves to have conversations with me.
  20. He is funny and has an awesome sense of humor. 
  21. He is romantic, and he is a gentleman through and through.
  22. He prays for us.
  23. He enjoys having a little money, but is not in bondage to it....neither by hoarding it nor by spending more than we make. Just wise. 
  24. He is very active - loves sports and exercise and even hard work.
  25. He enjoys spending lots of time outdoors.
  26. When he has off time (which is a lot, thanks to his job), we are always doing something or going somewhere. No boredome around here!
  27. He changes diapers, feeds, bathes, cuddles, soothes, plays with, and does all the other things that make a daddy excellent for Carson.
  28. Prayer is a big part of the decisions he makes with and for this family.
  29. We see eye to eye on important issues such as child rearing, finances, etc.
  30. He often says, "I love you" and lets me know that marrying me is a decision he doesn't and will never regret. Which is probably THE favorite for this girl who sometimes struggles with insecurity.
This list is just the tip of the iceberg for what makes Marc the greatest guy on the face of this earth. I am such a lucky and blessed girl that he would choose me - so imperfect, so insecure, so broken - to spend his life with. May God continue to reveal ways for us to better love each other and grant us many, many more birthdays to share together! I love you more than life itself!

Welcome to 30, Marc! Growing up with you is my favorite!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sneak Peek

February is a busy month in the area of birthdays for us. Marc celebrates his 30th birthday on the 7th, and he shares that day with our niece, Lainey. She'll be 6. Then on the 11th, my brother and my friend Marty share a birthday. And of course Carson will be ONE on the 26th!! Can you believe it's been a year already?

Just wanted you to know that I haven't disappeared, just been busy planning. I'm trying to do most everything handmade for Carson's party. So I thought I'd give you a sneak peek into what's ahead. :)

(Please excuse the poor iPhone image quality!)

Can ya tell we like baseball around our house? Haven't decided definitely on the "thanks" stampage for that card. That would be a heck of a lot of individual letters to do for 20 cards. I'll keep you posted. I also bought all the stuff I need to make some of these cute shirts for Carson. I'm super stoked about this project and will be posting pics when it's done. Thanks for the great idea Jill!

I hope you are doing something creative in your free time. If you don't have any free time, make some time today.

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