Sunday, December 5, 2010


Drum roll please...............this week Carson FINALLY took his first true steps! We have been waiting on this for quite a while now! He has been crusing and pushing things, etc for a long time but just crawls so fast that he has shown zero interest in walking. Last week (on 11/23/10) he took one step at my grandparents house. It seemed almost accidental. A few times throughout the week he would take a step (maybe two shuffles) in between items he was reaching for. Then on the night of 11/30/10 we were helping to decorate my mom's Christmas tree and he took 3 or 4 steps so we just kept cooercing him to do it over and over again. When we got home, we were determined to get it on video. (Of course we didn't have it on hand at my mom's house! ugh!) And we were rewarded with the most steps yet! Perfectly captured on film to cherish forever :) Now, he's been caught...the truth is out...Carson CAN walk...if he chooses to tomorrow will be another story- haha! Enjoy this precious glimpse of pure determination- love how he uses his little arms to balance :)

He is just so proud of himself!!! Here is an abridged version of his celebration.

Daddy's little helper

Time for an I was glancing through the pictures I've taken over the past month or so I found several precious ones of my guys! Carson loves to help daddy with projects around the house :) or just chill on the couch. The last one is leaving church a few weeks thankful I keep my camera in my purse at all times for random moments like these that just make your heart smile.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010


This year Carson was a tiger for Halloween! We started out the day with the Fall Festival 5K and ended it with the Kids Festival at the church. Truthfully, the outfit was perfect for the morning because it was 30 degrees. But by the time we made it to the church, he was burning up! He got to see several of his friends, but he was still a bit too little to enjoy the massive bump'n'jump year. He was so tired by the end of the day, he was in bed by 6:30pm and didn't wake up until 7:50am the next morning!

Fall Festival 5K 2009
Fall Festival 5K 2010

Pumpkin Baby 2009

Tiger Tot 2010

Pumpkin Patch

This weekend, Larry and I took Carson to the Mayflower Pumpkin Patch. It was great! I would definitely love for this to be an annual tradition. However, next year we will not pick a Friday afternoon (too many school groups!) This pumpkin patch has a petting zoo, huge playground area, a corn maze, hayride and the best part was picking pumpkins right out of the field off the vine. Carson really enjoyed it! We even ran into some friends at the pumpkin patch- Carson got to enjoy the hayride with his friend Levi!

As you can see, we had one tired little boy on our hands on the ride home!

fall family pics, part 3

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fall family pics, part 2

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Fall 2010 Family Pics

It has been way too long since we had family pictures! Uncle Brant faithfully gets Carson's monthly update pics for us, but we haven't had family pictures in almost a year. We had to reschedule once and then the weather was perfect the day we took the pics but Carson was in a terrible mood! Thankfully, Uncle Brant was still able to get some great shots! Love how all the colors turned out!

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No pants

So I was about to post some cute fall pics...pumpkins, leaves, costumes, the works. But before I do I had to do this quick post. As I was looking through some pictures I've taken around the house this month, I realized we had a theme...Carson has no pants on in any of them!! I promise, I'm not one of those moms who takes her kid to wal-mart with nothing but a diaper on, but apparently I let him go around the house quite a lot without any pants on. I actually don't think I do that very often, but I seem to more often than I realize! ha!

caught! I had been taking a shower and didn't realize I left the door open to the toilet area...when I got out of the shower this is what I found! Of course, he is innocently reading a book as if Maddie (our poodle) did it!

supervising mom and dad as we work in the yard/flower garden

typical guy- mesmorized by the TV...he will stand like this for almost 15 minutes if the right cartoon is on!
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010