Sunday, October 4, 2009

Baby Lilly

I love this little girl! Lilly is so sweet. Her latest tricks are clapping, waving, putting her hands up when we sing "snowman . . . tall, tall, tall", climbing up the stairs, walking along furniture and venturing from one piece to another. She loves eating anything and everything, Carter, Carters toys (especially the mini trampoline, and pushing the lighting McQueen riding car), reading books, bath time, music, loves being held, and loves the swing and slide at the playground and I'm pretty sure she already likes pretty shoes. Carter still calls her baby and adores her. He wants to share everything with her and gives Lilly toys consistently but mainly so she won't steal the toy he wants. He likes her to have bows and clips in her hair so she can be pretty and knows anything pink is for Lilly and anything blue is for Carter. He looks out for her at play dates and tries to carry her even though she is almost as big as he is. Mom, Dad, and Carter can't help but smile when we see her.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Too cute to pick one

Helping mom cook dinner

Lilly clapping for Carter

Happy birthday Tim!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Never a boring moment

Carter has been working on using the potty. We haven't been diligent about using the potty just occasionally. And of course Carter only wants to use it when we are in public places, like at the park or at the grocery store when we are already in line or to get out of sacrament meeting at church. Here are a couple funny stories from our experiences . . .

I put Carter in underwear one night and he was sitting in the kitchen and I told him if he goes pee pee in the potty I will give him candy, he said "yeah, candy" then started pushing and went right on the floor, well I guess he forgot the potty thing.

Carter one day went to the bathroom 10 times in 20 mins and had 20 skittles. He would only go a little bit then be ready for his skittles. I tried to encourage him to go more but he insisted that he was done and needed his candy.

Carter and Lilly were taking a bath together. Which is so cute to watch they splash and laugh like crazy the whole time in there. I noticed Carter was tooting so I said Carter come sit on the potty and go poo poo. He was kind of unsure about it so I said you can have a cookie if you go. He got in a squatting position on the toilet and I held his hands, well while he was going he started peeing right on my arm. I didn't want to disturb him so I contined to let him pee on me.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Update

We have had a fun summer. In May we visited Minnesota. We spent time at Nana and Papas and with Leah, Bryan and there 4 kids. It was fun to see family and for Carter to play with his cousins. June was spent playing and doing home improvement projects. Then in July we went to Washington and got to see most of my family there. We were so busy and were having so much fun we forgot to take pics.
Lilly is 9 months now and Carter will be 2 1/2 soon they are so cute and so happy.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April photo shoot

In March my mom came to visit for a week and a half for my birthday. Some of the highlights were our sewing projects and her taking me on a shopping spree for my birthday. It was so much fun to have her around and can't wait for her next visit. She was also very helpful with helping me to be a better parent. I used to cave into Carter too much and he was getting into the habit of whining all the time till he got his way. Anyways with her support and encouragement I can tell him know no or later now without any breakdowns. She is the best mom and grandma.

April has been so nice here. The weather has been perfect. Everything is so green right now. I have planted some tomatoe plants, green peppers, and herbs in an upside down patio garden Tim got me for my birthday. We have also been planting other flowers around and fixing things up. Tim is building a new deck railing right now and we continue to scrape ceilings and paint. I have really been enjoying having these projects I always have something to do. But at the same time nothing is broken or unbearable that we have to get it done as quick as possible.

Lilly is 6 months now. She has 2 teeth, can sit up by herself (as long as she isn't too excited or too tired), can turn in a circle and roll which gets her wherever she wants to go, falls alseep by herself with no crying, loves to play with toys or whatever she can reach, loves to watch Carter and loves attention.
As you can see we are happy and just enjoying life. Enjoy all the pics!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Carter's 2!!!

Carter turned 2 on Saturday which was also Valentine's day. We had a fun and exciting day which ended with an exhausted 2 year old that didn't take a nap and had too many sweets.