Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Santa Came...

We had a great Christmas this year! Carter woke up late on Christmas morning. When he walked the living room he Froze! He stood in awhhhhhh. It took a couple of minutes for him to even blink then he noticed the smallest gift and started yelling mo mo (buffalo). It didn't take him long after that to realize everything was all his. Carter really raked in the toys this year. We ended up getting to open gifts 5different times. By the end Carter could have cared less about opening another gift. Overall we had a pretty relaxing holiday. Now it's birthday time!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa Claus

Last but not least...

We went to see Santa Claus today. It was the last thing on my Christmas to-do list. So we got to the mall and waited in line. The wait with a almost 2 year old without a stroller was so fun. Actually he did really well considering. As we were waiting I was holding Carter and he yelled at the top of his lungs. "Look at that man, Mommy." Standing 2 people back was a dad with a 12 inch mohawk. It was very eye catching, especially to a little guy. So as we stood in line for 40 minutes (yes that's the truth) Carter kept bringing it to every one's attention that that man looked funny! That guy got the attention he wanted with that hairdo. Carter wasn't scared of Santa instead he did let Santa faze him. He sat down looked straight ahead and didn't blink. The elf told me he was the most serious child to visit Santa. She even offered to retake his picture but I love it. It will be a great memory one of these days.

I hope each of you have a great Christmas. Consider this my Christmas card. I'm really slacking in the organization this season. We are very excited and can't wait to see Carter's face on Christmas morning. He has really gotten into Santa Claus and understands that Santa will be visiting our house this year. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Picture

We didn't get a picture taken this year so here is last years Christmas picture. Overall I don't think any of us look the same.
So actually I'm stressed out. Long story short I ordered Carter's Christmas gift online from Toys R Us. Big mistake!!! I got an email today telling me that they canceled my ordered and that my little guy won't be getting his present I spent hours finding. Apperently, when you order online they may or may not update their system when items are backordered. And it may take them 3 days to let you know when it is too late to order anything else to get it before Christmas. Luckily Carter's birthday is in 4 weeks and I already know what we are going to get him.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Waiting for Christmas

We have been crazy busy the last couple of weeks. Getting ready for Christmas and remodeling a house (actually Chris is working on it not me). I'm excited about Christmas this year because Carter kind of understands. I ordered Carter's big gift online this year. I'm nervous it won't make it here on time. He may be getting a Happy New Year's gift instead. Luckily he can't tell time and won't know the difference.

As you can tell by the updated pictures he is a big boy. He looks like one and talks like one too! I asked him what he wanted Santa Claus to bring him for Christmas he thought about it and said a truck. Then he added a Mack truck (from the Cars movie). He ran around a minuted longer got right up in the video camera and said "I want a yo-yo". Chris & I started laughing because we didn't even know he knew what a yo-yo was. He amazes us everyday.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Merry Christmas

This week we finally had time to put the Christmas tree up. I wanted to make it a family affair. It probably isn't as put together as it was last year but Carter decorated all of the lower branches. He also redecorates it everyday. He has learned how to turn the tree on and off without any help. I am going to attempt putting gifts under it. We will see how long they last.

We have had a busy couple of weeks, well Chris has. We bought another property. Chris has been over there fixing it up. He has done a great job. Carter & I have helped in the past but this house is nasty and I'm not touching it. There is no way I wouldn't catch something breathing all of it's nastiness. Now the hard part do we rent it or sell it.

I still haven't got all of my Christmas shopping done. I can't figure out what to get Carter. I know he probably won't remember or even care but I do. The great thing is the things that I have bought he won't remember and he'll be surprised to see them again. I love this time of year. It is so much fun with Carter. Although I hate all the family drama (who's house to go to when) I'm ready to celebrate Christmas with my guys!

Our Little Artist

Carter loves to draw and color. Everyday I spend hours drawing Lighting McQueen. I have actually practiced drawing things so that I have more to draw for him. I don't know if anyone actually knows that I'm improving everyday.

Don't worry the video you are about to see isn't as bad as it appears. With a lot of soap everything cleaned up.