Thursday, June 17, 2010

You're going to do what?!?!?!

Well school has been out for 4 weeks and they have gone by so fast. We have already been on 1 family vacation and we are about to go on another. On Sunday we will embark on a 3 day drive to Maryland to see my family and friends. I am so excited to be going home and Carson is excited to see Mimi, Pop, Dandle (Daniel) and Manta (Samantha).
We hope to start our first day of driving Sunday evening and drive through the night in order to get as far as we can while Carson (hopefully) sleeps. If all goes as planned, we will drive at least 15 hours the first day and that should get us to somewhere in Oklahoma. The next day our goal is to get to Louisville, Kentucky where Greg has friends who moved there 4 years ago. After spending a day or 2 in KY we will head to Maryland. We should arrive on Thursday if all goes as planned.
We will be in Maryland until July 5th then we will start our drive back home, but this time going the northern route. We need to be in Colorado for my cousin's wedding so we figured might as well make it part of our journey. We hope to make it to CO on the 8th and we plan on staying there until the 13th.
Now I know you are probably thinking "she is crazy" and I totally agree with you! This was all Greg's idea and I am being a loving and supportive wife. I will be sure to update you on our trip as we get to our stops.
Wish us luck!!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Handprint Tradition

During the 2008/2009 school year I was introduced to the wonderful world of Becky Higgins. Her son was in kindergarten at my school and his teacher (my good friend) told me how crafty she was and how she had a website full of fun stuff. So of course I had to check it out and I immediately became sucked in. One of the first things I found that I wanted to do was the Handprint Tradition.
Today I decided to do Carson's 2 year old handprint and I cant get over how much bigger it is in just a year.

I think I might re-do his hand print because it is really bothering me that he wanted to do his left hand instead of his right.

The most handsome little boy EVER!

Today Carson had a photo shoot with my good friend Heather. She recently got an awesome camera and wants to start doing photography as a side job. Heather asked me if she could use Carson has her "toddler model" and of course I said yes. Any excuse to have more pictures of my baby boy and of course I love Heather and will do anything to help her out. Carson was definitely not in the mood to sit still and it was hard to get any family pictures with all of us looking at the camera, but I love all of the candid shots and I can not find a favorite out of all 120 pictures. Here are a few of my favorites:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Carson!

I can not believe how fast time has flown by. Carson is no longer my little baby boy, but now my handsome little man. He is so independent and also quite demanding. He talks so much and is learning new things everyday. I love that he is saying small simple sentences using 2 to 3 words. His new thing to say is "I LOVE (whatever he is wanting or doing at the moment)" like when he wants or is eating a Popsicle he will yell, over and over again, I LOVE CA-I-CLE (popsicle)! Just last night Greg was drinking a beer and Carson was yelling I LOVE BEE-AH (beer) for a good 10 minutes.
Carson also started talking in a silly voice. He tries to talk in a really low voice and he is just so darn cute when he comes up to me and say "Moooommy". Since I do not get to be a stay at home mommy :( Carson goes to daycare when I am working. I am so thankful to have found a place that teaches the kids at every age level. I have to give credit where credit is due. Carson knows a ton of songs, all of his body parts, all popular animals and their sounds (my favorite is when he does gorilla and elephant), can count to 10, sing his ABC's and he can even recognize a few letters (O and P).
Yesterday, Carson had his 2 year old check up. Carson is 27 pounds (38 percentile) and 34.5 inches tall (63 percentile). The doctor said he was doing great. She was amazed at how much he was talking in the room and repeating everything we were saying. She wants us to keep him on whole milk for another 6 months to a year since he is on the smaller side.
Well I think I have gushed enough about my little man for one day. Here is a picture of him on his birthday at the beach in his 2 shirt (ordered from Etsy). We are haing his 2 year pictures done on Friday by one of my close friends, Heather. I cant wait!