Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving With Friends

Once again we had the big Friends Thanksgiving! It was a lot of fun. I think Carson really enjoyed it because he actually had some friends to hang out with. We had a great time and we really missed those that weren't able to make it this year.

Carving the turkey!

Isn't that sweet

Rick watching the little dudes

The Group (well most of us anyway)

"He did it!"
Austin, Emmy, and Carson

Friday, November 21, 2008

Med School Christmas Party

Yeah I know it's WAY too early to be having a Christmas party but don't worry, the Med School doesn't think so. The party was fun though for the most part. We didn't stay long but Chill was able to see and talk to a few people. Mostly it was talk about where everyone was was applying for residency and all that fun stuff. The funniest part is that it was a Christmas Party at a Mexican place and they served turkey, potatoes and gravy, veggies, and rolls. Go figure. All in all it was great and Carson already got to sit on Santa's lap. He wasn't too interested in Santa, only in the candy cane he got!.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Life is Sweet

Oh I have wonderful news! I am now eating chocolate again. For those of you that didn't know, I cut chocolate completely out of my diet when Carson was about 5 weeks old. The doctor told me that could be contributing to his fussiness. So, because I wanted him to be a happy baby I made a HUGE sacrifice and just quit cold turkey. It was so hard. Seriously I didn't think I could live without it, but I did. I survived. I have recently been adding chocolate back into my diet slowly. It hasn't seemed to effect Carson. I could just cry I am so happy. I feel like life is so good now that I can eat chocolate. I was not going to even try it until after the holidays were over so that I could avoid all the chocolate sweets that make me fat, but I just couldn't do it. I plan to take it easy, but we'll see what happens.

So Cute

The other night Chill, Carson and I were just playing in Carson's room. I had him in his crib playing with all his stuffed animals...well all three of them that is. There were a couple of binkis in the crib too. Carson put on in his mouth and then he grabbed the other one and tried to give it to his bear. I thought maybe it was just a fluke but when Chill ran downstairs to grab the camera, he did it again. Of course when we got the camera out he was way more interested in the camera, but he finally did it again. It was so cute. I guess he thought the bear needed a binki too. Carson also figured out on Friday that he has a tongue. When I pulled him out of bed that morning, he was sticking it out with this funny look on his face like...what the heck is this. He now sticks it out all the time and thinks it is funny when someone else sticks their tongue out at him. What a fun little guy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just One of Those Days!

Do you ever just have those days where you feel totally Fat? Yeah well I've have a few of those lately. I shouldn't be complaining because it's my own dang fault. I haven't really exercised since Carson was born. That is 7 MONTHS. That is awful! I was totally a faithful gym goer when I was pregnant, but my pass expired a few months ago. So I guess I have a few options. 1. I could sit and complain about it some more and eat more food, or 2. I could get a new gym pass. Good things Christmas is coming! That sounds like a perfect gift!

I just LOVE this Kid.

I am constanly laughing and smiling at the funny things Carson does everyday. I love to just watch him as he is learning to be independent. One of the funniest things is to watch him with his stuffed animals. The Bunny and The Dog are by far his favorites. He throws those things all around in bed and a few times when I go up to get him in the morning, they are all piled on top of him. I need to get more pictures. Well yesterday I put Carson down for a nap. When I went to check on him, the dog was on top of his face and he was dead asleep. I need to video tap him and the dog sometimes. It's so cute. Oh yes and Carson has slept through the night 2 nights in a row. We are making progress!!! I got to a point where I had to do something because he was waking up 4 to 5 times a night. NOT COOL! With a few tips from my friend Cindy and a little reading, I think we may have done it.

We finally went out and bought Carson a high chair. We have been using his little BeBe Pod to feed him, but he hangs off the side and I swear he is going to fall right on his head. I needed something that could confine him a little better. I think I was way more excited than he was for the high chair, but he definitely likes it.

I forgot to post last week, but Carson is 7 months old. He is growing like crazy and just keeps getting cuter and cuter everyday. I just love to kiss his little cheeks. He is such a sweet boy and loves to give hugs and wet kisses (and he tries to bite my cheek at the same time). He started waving last week and it is the cutest thing ever. His favorite person to wave at is himself in the mirror. He just learned to drink out of a straw. He is becoming a pretty good eater-finally. He still isn't crawling, but he wants to so bad. I'm sure he'll get the hang of it one of these days (or months). He can be a complete goofball at times, but most of all he is just an all around happy boy.

Carson is playing with Chill's name tag. It is one of his favorite things to do.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Screaming Baby
Christmas Music


Sleeping Baby

Yes I am admitting that yesterday I listened to Christmas music while I was driving in the car. I get so dang excited for Christmas music and I can't help but listen to it. It just gets in in the Christmas mood. Kozy 106.5 plays all Christmas all the time. I am usually a closet listener from the day after Halloween until the day after Thanksgiving, but I've decided to confess to all of you. It seems that after Thanksgiving it is socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music but not a minute before. I haven't even told Chill yet because I know what he'll say. Now please don't judge me because I know that there are a lot of you out there that have already listened to it too. I'm sure some of you are headed right now to turn on your radio just to get in the Christmas spirit! Now as for the equation above: Carson has had a cold for the past little while and has not been the happiest camper at times. Well yesterday was one of those days. We were in the car and he was just screaming away while I was up front driving, singing to my Christmas music and having a good old time. I decided I turn up the volume a little in the back. The moment I did that, SILENCE...and then he was fast asleep. I could have cried because just the thought that Carson might just love Christmas music as much as I do is just wonderful!!! Chill isn't a big fan, but he is so nice and puts up with it the entire season...well after Thanksgiving that is. So to all of you out there that love Christmas music and are already listening to it...just know you have my support!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

First Hair Cut

Carson had his first hair cut. I noticed his hair was growing over his ears on the sides a little so I decided he needed a little trim. Mindi was so good with him. Chill held him on his lap and Mindi cut away. He was all over the place- like always. He didn't particularly like Mindi holding his head like that, but she got the job done. Now he is just as handsome as ever. Min also cut Chill's hair and trimmed up his beard which I really appreciated!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Marathon Day!

We were able to spend the day on Saturday in Logan for our friend Kyle's wedding. My friend Andrea was nice enough to watch Carson for a few hours so that we could go to the wedding ceremony at the Logan Temple. After the ceremony and pictures, we headed over to get lunch at one of my favorite spots, Firehouse Pizza! Yum Yum. We had a great time and Carson was having a great time playing with Steve and slapping his bald head. After lunch we all took it easy for about an hour at Andrea's house and then we all piled back in the car again and it was off to Ogden for the reception at Union Station. Carson had pretty much had it by that time. He was not a happy camper because he didn't get to nap very much during the day. At some point he got his second wind and was a happy boy. He also has a new best friend, Morgan. She was so sweet and took care and entertained him most of the night. At one point she had him on the floor and she blew bubbles for him for like an hour. He loved it and it was a good break for me. Although the day was long, we had so much fun spending the day with all our friends.

Slapping Steve's head

Loving the Nice Weather

Morgan and Carson
Check out his cute little suit!
Chill's mom gave it to him and he looks so handsome in it!


The Newlyweds-Stacie and Kyle