Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Even though *I* really want to win, I had to share this awesome giveaway - go check it out!!!!
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Monday, November 16, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Emily allowed a few pictures, only because Daddy wasn't there to see her work. She was so excited for me to be there, and to show me her journal. I can't believe how much her reading and writing has improved this year. It's astounding, truly. Here is her journal the first day of kindergarten (sorry for the dark picture - notice there is no writing, just a bunch of scribbling and a sticky note her teacher put on there telling what the picture was about):
And here is a recent entry - it continued on the next page, too. It was about Ballerina Bunnies - too cute! And take a look at the difference a year makes!!!
Here's my sweet girl showing off some of her work (notice a pattern here? She writes about bunnies alot!). I am so proud of her! She has come so far, and I love her enthusiasm for learning!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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Sunday, May 3, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
This is Carter writing you a little note to ask you to please never leave me alone with all the girls again. Don't get me wrong, I love those girls - they spoil me rotten, give me more attention than any baby really needs, and shower me with affection every waking moment, but this weekend they went a little too far. You see, I was minding my own business this weekend, when suddenly I found myself here:
I'm pretty sure this is not a "manly" thing to be doing.
I have to admit that I did sort of like it, though - who knew that American Girl doll beds were so comfy??? And those beads hanging down made a really cool noise when I kicked them.
So, if you could please take me somewhere manly - like Home Depot, a baseball game, or maybe even the driving range, I would appreciate it. I need to do some "man stuff" soon!
Posted by Heather L. at 9:13 AM
Thursday, April 23, 2009
In other news, we are seeing more and more smiles from the little Mister - and I will officially try anything to make him smile. He has the sweetest little face, and I just love to see that gummy little smile - I was able to capture a few in pictures - enjoy!
Posted by Heather L. at 8:56 AM
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Finally, I am sorry to have to tell you this, but there's no way I'm letting any woman steal my little man away from me. So, you won't actually get to marry him. He's going to live with me forever. Sorry about that, but it's just the way it is. I mean, just look at these blue eyes - can you blame me?
Posted by Heather L. at 10:32 AM
Saturday, April 18, 2009
E: Mommy, guess what?
E: Did you know that every superhero has a character stamp?
E: Yes – it’s something that you have so that everyone knows it’s you.
H: Oh, like what?
E: Yes, like Batman has the bat ears on top. Superman has his cape.
H: Yes, you’re right.
E: Mine is my blue eyes. Carter’s is that scratch on his nose.
H: Oh, interesting! What would mine be?
E: Yours would be that dark brown stripe in the middle of your hair.
Ummm…guess it’s time for a hair appointment.
Posted by Heather L. at 10:27 AM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Yesterday, I asked her for a Carter update - she looked over him and said in all seriousness - "He's fine, but he looks discouraged." What a lucky little guy - he's got his very own shrink in the back seat with him =)
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
At one month, Carter is:
*nursing - alot! He eats at least every three hours, but most times it's more like every two hours. He is a very good eater.
*growing - alot! We have already switched him to size 2 diapers. At his one month checkup, he was over 12 pounds! What a sweet little chunky man!
*starting to grace us with a few of his beautiful little smiles. They are few and far between, but when he smiles at us we are just thrilled. We will do anything for a smile! His whole face lights up when he smiles - it's pure heaven!
*making good eye contact. He will stare at us or at various things around the house (his favorites - pictures on the walls - go figure!). When Daddy comes home, or when I talk while someone else is holding him, he will turn his head to try to find us.
*sleeping for 3-4 hour stretches early in the night, then for another 2 hours or so before he wakes up. He is still pretty sleepy during the day but has started taking shorter naps and is alot more alert than he was a few weeks ago.
*still pooping alot! (Sorry Carter, but it's true, and I need to remember EVERYTHING).
*holding his head up very well - he's very strong and can hold his head up for several minutes at a time. He also wants to sit up rather than lie down - he doesn't want to miss anything.
*making all kinds of crazy noises - grunts, groans, and noises that no baby should make. Rodney and I laugh about his noises every night - he sounds like an old man or an animal, we aren't sure which.
And last of all - at one month old, Carter has totally captured all of our hearts. We are madly in love with him, and we can't stop kissing his little cheeks. Being his mom is a little slice of heaven, and I can't believe he is mine!
Posted by Heather L. at 4:18 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Here are our brownies - yum!
And here are the girls with their eggs:
Carter couldn't color eggs, but he got in on the Easter fun. Well, fun for Mommy, for Carter - notsomuch! But boy did he look cute! Ignore the worried look on his face, he was not thrilled with this cute hat! Ha!
Hope everyone has a great Easter! What a day to celebrate!
Posted by Heather L. at 6:43 PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
I have quite a few things that are simply "must haves" for me this time around. Having my third baby, I have figured out a few of my very favorite baby items. Many of these were not around when my oldest daughter was born, so I am enjoying them now! Here is a list of what I am loving these days:
Gripe water - love this stuff!!!! It helps Carter alot.
A GOOD swing - this is the one we have, and it is so cozy and snuggly. Carter loves this thing:
Bath Luve - we have the frog - it helps them feel more safe in the water, and prevents pee accidents for boys. Plus it is so dang cute! Thanks to my friend Angie for showing these to me!
My Kalencom diaper bag - love it!!!
A video monitor - this thing is awesome and I wish I'd had this for the girls. It helps so much when you want to peek in on your baby but don't want to wake them up by opening the door. I can't say enough about this thing!
Infant gowns like these - I love how quick diaper changes are in these! Plus they look so cute in them:
Halo sleep sacks. These things seriously rock! I love that I don't have to worry about loose blankets on Carter. They keep him warm and snuggy!
Flannel backed changing table pads - we go through tons of these every day - my little man has alot of poop "incidents" and these are great to throw on top of the changing table or floor while changing him. If they get dirty, I just throw them in the wash and get a clean one. I wish I had like a hundred of these - but they are sort of hard to find!
If you have a favorite baby or toddler item, please share with me! I am loving buying baby things again =)
Posted by Heather L. at 3:02 PM