Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monkey N' Around

Yesterday evening was Beggar's night in our town & a whole bunch around us. Even though mister man is only 3 1/2 months we still took him out for everyone to see his cute adorable little costume.

First, we stopped by my friend Kinzi's house because her mom is mega into Halloween & always decorates her house spook-tacular.  Then since it was a bit chilly for him we went to a nursing home that I used to work at, where all the residents sit in the halls & pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters. To be honest I felt a tad guilty getting candy for a baby that is obviously too young for even a sucker. (although I would be lying if I said I didn't give him one little taste, okay two) One of the residents even said as she was putting candy in his bucket, "that baby is a little young for trick-or-treating", just love how blunt the eldery can be. HaHa!  After the nursing home we came back to our town & visited my Aunt so she could see Carson in his costume & take pictures. He was a little ticked off by this point in the night, it was getting dangerously close to bath/bedtime & his costume was a bunting costume, so we couldn't keep him in it to ride in his car seat, resulting in taking him in and out of his costume THREE times in one and a half hours!! Ugh, what a pain for all of us!

All in all it was a good night & a great first holiday for our little family. Plus, we got what we wanted out of the whole night... Pictures, Fun, & Candy

Friday, October 29, 2010

Flashback Friday: Boo & Brew

Boo & Brew '05 @ Oregon District 

This picture to me =Last minute costumes & freezing my tillies off.
Note to self: never buy a B&W camera again. They don't work well with the flash on.

To see more flashbacks hop on over to Christopher & Tia

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

i love halloween

Saturday night was movie night, popcorn & diet Dew included. Our feature film was Rob Zombie's "Halloween II", have to admit I had forgotten how gory violent that movie is. Whew! Not gonna lie I was a bit disturbed. But it is a good movie to watch this time of year & I got to snuggle up closer to my lover during the really scary parts.

Today we carved a pumpkin for Carson. Yes, he just sat in his bouncer gumming his fist, drooling, & squealing for the most part but the kid LOVES the color orange so he looked at the pumpkin a After we were all finished we of course took some pics, I cleaned up, & roasted the pumpkin seeds.

He wasn't too thrilled, if you couldn't tell.bahahaha

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gummin' Away

Carson has been gnawing on his hands & drooling hardcore for a few weeks now. So, he had his first real experience with a teether yesterday, & he loved it! It pretty much went like this...gum gum gum smile, gum gum gum giggle, gum gum gum  "ick" face...then start all over. So presh.

I managed to snap a few pics...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just a few things I love about my little man

I love that he smiles so much, like...

When we pick him up out of bed in the morning.
When we talk back to him is his baby language
When we sing to him
When we make silly faces
When we "get" his belly

I love that he is sooooo ticklish

I love when Daisy jumps on the couch, brushes against his face with her fur & he moves his head from side to side to feel it, this is seriously so funny

I love when he rolls over & starts fussing because he can't get himself back over yet OR go anywhere

I love that he sleeps with his mouth open, like his mommy =)

I love that he smiles at the phone when he can hear his daddy on speakerphone

I love that he has my eye color & nose but everything else came from daddy.

I love it when he giggles

And last but not least I love that I get to spend all day, everyday with him

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, October 18, 2010

a big heaping pile of...

LAUNDRY! Although it is clean laundry that just needs folded & put away it is still the worst frickin' part! I did nothing take a shower today but that's about it. My poor hubby had to come home to me even more ghastly looking than when he left me this morning because I got to shower but didn't get to flat iron my hair or put on a stitch of makeup & just put on a different set of comfy attire. It's amazing that he is still attracted to me at all, since I never seem to make it far out of my comfies anymore & if I do they go right back on as soon as we get home from wherever we ventured that day.

I've been trying to work on building my wardrobe back up lately, buying things here & there, even though I feel totally guilty when doing so. Which is pretty much pointless because I don't plan on being able to fit into anything remotely close to my current size for very long. I just feel so awful about the way I look now-a-days. Definitely not anywhere close to feeling "hot" or "sexy". I want my sexy back dang it! ;)

Ugh...okay before this get anymore sad pathetic, I will stop typing my heart out & go fold that laundry!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

5k for TaTa's

For the past three years my sister & I have done a 5k walk for breast cancer awareness.Walking with thousands of people that have been either directly or indirectly affected by this disease has always been a wonderful & inspiring experience. This year seemed especially empowering to me however. 

A parade of women came to the stage to call out their names, how long they have been cancer free, in treatment, or recently diagnosed. As these women, some so young, gave just a little glimpse into their battles, I was in the audience tearing up, my big sunglasses the only thing hiding my emotions. I thought about how I would handle somehting like this, how I would tell my family or even worse, leaving my beautiful boy in this big world without me to guide him. He needs me, I'm his mommy & these women's families need them too! They are all so amazingly strong & brave having dealt/dealing with having cancer while still caring & providing for their families.

 I'm so proud to have been part of this event & will continue to walk for a cure every year as long as there are still mommies being taken away from their babies ( no matter how old those "babies" are), you should too!

Friday, October 15, 2010

A book for baby

While at Books & Co. last weekend we picked up a new Halloween book for Carson's library... 

It's called "Spooky's First Halloween"
Which we thought to be ironic because...

This is our cat, Spooky
(We got him in October, six years ago)

Carson reading his new book before bathtime

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Us = party of three

Taking advantage of a 76 degree fall day, we took Carson for his first walk in the park yesterday. Carson of course fell asleep like he does on most of our walks, only to wake up as we are heading towards the car. But I'd like to believe he enjoyed the weather at the very least. The leaves are starting to change colors & the air was crisp. There were others enjoying a walk in the park & kids practicing football. Chipmunks & squirrels ran across the crackling leaves then up into the trees.

Paul & I strolled down a paved path through the woods with our sleeping boy in tow, talking about what our days had entailed and our plans for the next. I cherish the times that we get to have these "adult" conversations now nore than ever, instead of talking about how much Carson ate or how many poops he had done. Our evenings usually consist of dinner for all of us, dishes, diapering, playing, bathing, & bedtime. It seems like we have no time for each other anymore. I miss it being so easy to focus solely on one another. But I know we are just going to have to plan time to spend together & also be able to work "Us Time" into "Family time". Because "Us = party of three" now.