Sunday, November 30, 2008

Too funny not to share!

We saw this video at church today. The youth pastor preached and he was so funny. He was talking about joy. When you watch this you will see how much joy it is bringing you, time and time again. Notice the dad on the side. He is doing a typical dad thing, turning and ignoring what is really going on because he is so embarrassed. Like many of us moms we have to deal with the uncontrollable child while our "better half" leaves us to fend for ourselves!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving! We did. This year we went to Dalhart (yes I know there is nothing there) to eat with Lolly. We stayed the entire day and had a great time. Carter got to color with markers, that weren't washable, which you will see further down. Chris brought his shotgun and got to play, also. Friday we went to Chris's parents and had spaghetti with all of his cousins. It was fun to see everyone. There where a couple of little cousins that we got to meet for the first time. Lots of fun, lots of food and lots of noise!

Carter's artwork!

Lolly & Carter

Carter played with this big truck all day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

22 Months

Carter turned 22 months today! I can't believe he is that old. In a couple of months he will be 2 and won't be a baby anymore. Well for everyone else he won't be a baby but for me I think he will always be my baby. I took him to get his flu shot today. He was so excited to get one. The nurse even laughed because I played up a flu shot so much I think Carter thought he was getting a puppy! He did fine although it took his breath away.

Sunday, I helped Chris out and did an open house. It sounds better than it was. I didn't want to tell him no. He does so much for us I thought the least I could do was sit at a house for 2 hours. I left out the part about how BORING it actually was! Carter and I arrived at our open house and it was a chilling 50 degrees inside. It was warmer out than in. Carter did really well. He thought it was a giant playhouse. I brought plenty of entertainment for him. His favorite was a tomato plant in the backyard. The pictures below are of him picking the nice homeowners tomatoes (I'm sure they weren't any good anymore...hopefully). Luckily I had my camera with me. He would pick the perfect one and then throw it against the fence and laugh when it splattered everywhere. He was having such a great time.

OK ,so I'm trying something new if it works I might do it more often. I think I figured out how to put videos on here. Ignore the high pitched voice on it. I really don't sound like that, right? When you watch it (if it works) you can see Carter and Chris playing with play dough. It was really cute. Chris usually doesn't want to sit but he was very focused on making a play dough mommy for Carter. Since Carter is getting bigger and non-breakable Chris is playing with him all the time. Chris was a very hands on daddy but now Carter can wrestle around with him. They have such a great time together. We could not have asked for a better baby.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We all had a relaxing week. Chris & I had a banquet to go to Thursday night. Chris was inducted on the Texas Panhandle Building Association

(I think that is what is called) board. I'm not as outgoing at those functions as Chris is but I did alright. I better get used to it it seems Chris is on every board there is around here. I am proud of him he is doing great getting out and meeting new people and his business is doing really great.

Once again Carter is doing new things. This week he started having conversations with us. Every time he ask a question then makes a comment on my response it surprises me. I'm not sure why he is almost 2! Honestly I don't like to think about that because that means that he
is not a baby anymore. I still remember the day we found out about him and the day we brought him home. God knew that Carter would be the perfect addition to our family. He is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! This week he looked at me and said "Cart Cart love you Mommy"!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Halloween - Now

So we just had Halloween. At first I didn't think that Carter would wear his monkey costume but he did when he saw other kids in theirs. It was so cute to see him so excited. Most of the pictures I took are blurry because it is really hard to capture a live monkey that is jumping and running around. We took him to the Connor House (an assisted living that Aunt Rene runs). Carter really enjoyed it. The little old people just sat around in their chairs and let the kids take over all the candy.

Besides Chris & I getting sick last weekend we felt fine to go to Dallas this week. Chris had a Building Association meeting and Carter & I just needed a vacation. We got to stay in the Gaylord Texan. It is worth going there and seeing how great it is. I took some pictures from our balcony. Carter had so much fun there. He loved the river and waterfalls with all of the fish. He sat in his stroller for hours while we walked around the 4 1/2 acres resort. I think that I got plenty of exercise. I personally didn't want to leave...actually I think that I could live there. I thought that are room was great until I saw a room that I was told was 3,000 sq ft. Actually it was a house. Honestly I was very happy with our room but 3.0000 sq ft SERIOUSLY!!! The Gaylord was great. They were setting up for Christmas and it was really pretty. They had a cow in her Christmas clothes that Carter just loved. We missed out on seeing some friends because we had to leave earlier than we wanted (sorry guys), Chris had the Veteran's Day Parade in Amarillo Saturday morning. Hope each of you had a great Halloween with your kids!