Tuesday, December 30, 2008


One of the funnest pre-Christmas activities we did this year was go to the Winterfest in Henderson. I found out they were doing pony rides there and knew we just had to go! Of course I'm a horse fanatic and wanted Carter to be able to ride one. He absolutely loved it! He was just beaming from ear to ear the whole time. He did NOT want any help from Justin and I...it was so cute! And Just got to get one of the much beloved funnel cakes with strawberries and whipped cream...yummy! Here's some pictures from our fun night:

They also had a petting zoo there, which was extremely crowded, but fun anyway! They had goats, sheep, bunnies, and lamas. Here is a funny video of us feeding these crazy animals...some of them more aggressive than others!

Monday, December 29, 2008

I love this show!

I am so excited The Bachelor is starting again and even more excited that Jason is the new Bachelor! I was so sad when Deanna didn't pick him. A week from today, I will be so happy to watch the premiere!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Santa Visit

This past weekend we took Carter to see Santa with my parents, Robert, Nicole and Hayden. Carter has been asking for weeks to sit on Santa's lap, but every place we've gone to didn't have a very "real" looking Santa and I didn't want him to get freaked out by the fake beard. So, he's been much anticipating this moment. He even had something very specific he wanted to ask Santa for. He said, "A blue choo-choo train and a green choo-choo train." We were hoping his excitment would stick through sitting on his lap and it did! He was so excited and gave Santa a big hug! He was so happy with his big grin and excitedly raising his shoulders every few seconds. Santa understood exactly what he asked for and Carter was very sad when his turn was over. He was very mopy when we had to leave Santa and kept saying, "Again?" We were excited he loved it so much! Here's his cute picture.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

UNofficial announcement

I went for a little doctor's visit yesterday and Carter asked to come so he could see the baby. So, my mom and Carter came and I asked my wonderful doctor if he could do a quick little ultrasound so we could see that little one! He agreed (yay!) and took a peek for us! Carter liked seeing the baby on the "TV" and my doctor even looked between those tiny little legs for us! It looks like we're having a GIRL folks! I knew it! I had been feeling like it was a girl, but Justin is still in denial (secretly he really has a soft spot for little girls, though).

I love the little ultrasound pictures, but Justin and I still think the freaky alien picture is kinda scary! Don't you think so?!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fun post

Carter is 11-months-old here! Look at those cute chunky legs...after he started walking, his one roll he had disappeared! Oh, and he'd stolen my toothbrush...always a popular chewing item. He's always been such a climber, thus we had to put him in a toddler bed 2 short months after this since he climbed out of his crib all the time.

I got this post from Danielle, and it was fun...you should do it! Here's what you do:

1. Go into "My Pictures"
2. Go to your 4th folder
3. Upload your 4th picture (or if you're like me, crazy with the folders, I had to go to yet another 4th folder before I could get a 4th picture)

Tada!!! So, I tag Whitney, Amber, Melody, and Megen, but really, everybody should just do it.
I'm a Esme! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

You are thoughtful and care very deeply for your family. A loving home is of great
importance to you and you always try to make people feel welcome. Although you have a great capacity to love, you also have a great capacity to hurt, so at times you can be sensitive. You're firm when you need to be, but people trust your judgment and appreciate the kind way you always handle things.

I couldn't resist! Now I just need to find time to go see the movie again, hopefully minus the screaming teenage girls this time!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My funny boy

I'm creating a post, one because I finally have my camera back from being repaired, and two because Carter is talking so much, we have some fun conversations throughout the day! I always make a joke, though, that we have the same conversation multiple times a day because the "Why" question is never-ending, especially in the car. Even after I tell him why, he keeps asking why over and over about the same thing...I eventually just have to say "I don't remember, do you remember what I said?" and that's a pretty good shot at having him repeat it to me instead =) His new question in the car, though, is "What are you guys talking about?" This is when Justin and I are both in the car, even if we're not saying anything he'll ask this...hmmmm.

The other day, he wanted to cut with scissors because he woke up and Danielle was cutting strips of paper, so of course he had to also. So, I showed him how to fold the paper to make a snowflake and then he was going to draw on it to give to his Grandma Gill. He's been VERY into drawing lately, which looks like round scribbles afterwards, but he's actually very intricately concentrating the whole time. He draws "guys" (a circle with hair on top) and when he was drawing on the snowflake, he showed me one of these guys. After I told him, "Great job!" he said, "Now I draw a naked guy." I swear, we don't teach him to draw naked people, but he sure loves being naked, so maybe that's why he thought he should draw a naked person. After all, what's wrong with being naked when you're two?! Ha ha I'm just glad his "naked" guy looked the same as his other guy.

As I've mentioned before, Carter will tell me he hears the baby crying because it's hungry or thirsty. Well, the other night, he told me the baby needed a snack. He said, "Mommy, what the baby eat?" I said, "The baby eats whatever mommy eats right now. What do you think the baby would like to eat?" And after much thinking and "Hmmmm"-ing he responded, "Two jellybeans."

And lastly on my list of stuff to write down, he has been repeating a lot of stuff I stay often. For instance, now before we head downstairs, he almost always puts his hand out and says, "Wait, I forgot to get something." Or this morning, the DVD started skipping on the computer and he said, "I wonder what's wrong with that thing?"