Thursday, March 22, 2012

Introducing Samuel Robert

Wow, I am a little behind here. I figured since Sam is 3 weeks old, it is time for him to make an appearance here!!

Here is Samuel Robert!! He was born at 11:07 am on February 27, weighed 8 lb 5 oz and was 20 in long. Most people were guessing girl, but we are the blessed parents of two boys!! He has been a great baby so far, much more laid back than Carter was. Although Sam is not quite as good of a sleeper as Carter was :). 

We headed home the next day and quickly got settled at home as a family of four. We absolutely could NOT have done this without all of the help our families gave us. They were wonderful about bringing meals, playing with Carter and giving us a little time to try to catch a little sleep. I'm not sure we would have survived that first week without them!!

Carter is wonderful with Sam. He loves to give him hugs and kisses. He also loves to bring me the pacifier, with his germy toddler helpful item that I could do without. I think he is missing the attention of being an only child, but hopefully will adjust soon.

I hope to stay on top on this blogging business, but no guarantees!!! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Whew! I've had a nice little break from blogging, haven't I? With a baby due in less than 2 weeks I will have lots to blog about, but even less time to do it!! I didn't take to many pictures in January, nothing great to share. We were too busy working on the house and getting ready for Baby #2 to arrive.

Since Monday brought our first real snow, I thought it was a great time for me and Carter to make some sugar cookies. I'm not much of a baker and have never made sugar cookies, but figured I better learn with little ones around. Here is the link to the recipe I used, and the cookies were delicious!!!!

Carter was a great helper, much better than I thought. He is slightly totally terrified of loud noises, including my hand mixer. But since he also got to help control it, we avoided any freak outs.

He helped me measure and pour...

He helped me mix....

And he examined the dough that got on his hands, needing to be wiped off immediately :)

Here are the many faces of Carter, as we made our dough.

Once we had the dough made and in the fridge to chill, Carter went down for a nap. I started cutting out and baking before he woke up. I knew he wouldn't have the patience for all of the cookies to be made, and I even halved the recipe. I left one last batch for him to help cut out.

Trev came home to a mess of a kitchen, but we had lots of fun. And Trev (and Carter as he tells me) got me flowers!!

I have to say it was a great Valentine's Day (actually Valentine's Day eve). Now I'm just ready to meet this little one and adjust to being a family of four!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Project 52, Weeks 51 and 52: Thank Goodness!!

While I am glad I did this, I am even happier that it's over. I like to finish things I start; therefore I won't be doing another Project 52. Between being pregnant, Christmas and moving right after Christmas, photography has been on the back burner. I had visions of artistic pictures of Carter in front of the Christmas tree. That didn't happen.

Week 51 shows how and what Carter eats every morning. Orange Juice, Cheerios and Yogurt. Every morning.

Week 52 is the only picture of the entire project to not have Carter in it. And it is not creative. At all. But it definitely shows what the last week of our life in 2011 was like. This was taken late at night while painting the new kitchen. This is how Trev accomplished this.

Yes, he is painting while sitting on the refrigerator. The yellow behind him is the old color. It has been replaced with a much calmer color, cracked wheat. While we have lots more to do in the new house, it is starting to feel like us. Now it's a marathon to accomplish as much as possible before this baby makes an appearance!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Project 52, Weeks 48, 49 and 50

Since I am so far behind, this will be a quick post. More pictures, less words.

For week 48 I highlighted one of Carter's top toys (besides little motorcycle). This one is rather appropriate for the time of the year. His "brown truck" as he calls it has been in the rotation lately, and he gets super excited whenever he sees one in person (which is a lot this time of the year!).

Just chilling watching a little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Week 49 was an epic fail. He loves Santa in theory and on TV. But not so much in person. This was the closest he got, and he even had his candy cane already. But as soon as we left he was talking about Santa and what he was going to bring. I wasn't going to push it; no need in scaring or scarring a 2 year old.

And for week 50, who doesn't love a toddler in pajamas? Once again, chilling watching a little Mickey. Yes this is our morning routine, and I rather like it. We sit on the bed and snuggle in our PJ's. It's nice.

Hopefully weeks 51 and 52 will be more exciting, but I can't promise anything!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Project 52, Week 47

So I am cheating and taking pictures from the same week (gasp) and using them for two separate weeks. I'm so close to the end of this project, and I am thankful for that! Trev's parents borrowed a pony during Thanksgiving week so the kids could take turns riding him. And Carter did like riding him. But what he liked more was the tractor. He's a boy through and through, except when he is screaming for a rag because his hands got slightly dirty :).

I have to say, I didn't think I was getting any good pictures of the tractor expedition. The backlighting was so harsh. But then I found this gem, and I have to say, I love it!

Taking a quick break from "driving" the tractor to at least acknowledge me.

Hope everyone has had a great week!

Project 52, Week 46

We had lots of fun last week while Trev's family was in town for the holidays. Here are some of my favorites from our cold trip to the nature center!! Things are bit crazy in our life right now, so I'm attempting to play catch up.

If you notice, that is NOT little motorcycle in Carter's hand. It is Mater. Yes, once in a while he can change things up!

There is a really cool old combine at the park, and (most) of the kids had fun playing Simon Says in front of it. Here Simon said to hug Carter :).

And most fun of all, they were running and chasing each other. It was so much fun for Carter to play with his cousins, especially those he doesn't see very often.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Project 52, Week 45

Last weekend we enjoyed probably one of the last nice days of the year. Carter and Grandmari had lots of fun with sidewalk chalk! He would grab a new color and have Grandmari spell that color. He was covered in chalk by the end of it, but it was pretty cute!!

Thanks mom for that break! This pregnant mama sure enjoyed it!!