Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

We finally made it to the pumpkin "patch" on Saturday (if you can call it that; the pumpkins were rather sparse). We had a great time, but as a crazy, photo-flashin momma, my good time was overshadowed by the fact that I couldn't get a decent picture of the kids no matter how hard I tried. Ah well, such is life. At least Carter enjoyed himself. Here's a few of the better ones for your enjoyment.

Oh, and you'll see in the pictures below, as my sister and I were trying to get a portrait-quality image of Olivia, small children gathered around ooohhing and ahhing over her like they had never seen a baby before, so I had to snap a picture of that as well. It was pretty funny.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Like Father Like Son?

Nick has always said that Carter looked like me, which is true. And I've always wanted to think that Carter looked like Nick as well, but I just can't see it. What do you think?

Nick, age 6 and Carter, age 2 (almost)

Monday, October 20, 2008

I do NOT want to be a pumpkin

We tried Olivia's Halloween costume on her this weekend to see if it would fit. I'm pretty sure she objects to being a pumpkin. You be the judge...

Toddler Dilema

The kids and I went to the Grand Opening of the new Toys R Us/Babies R Us in Allen this weekend. (I think I may break the bank living this close to such a mecca, but that's a whole other story). Anyway, we're browsing through the store, and Carter sees his two heros in slipper form: Elmo and "Monstir Cookies". He couldn't decide which he liked better, so we had to put them both on. It was simply too cute to not document, so mommy took a picture (just another example of why I keep the digital camera in my purse at all times).

We left the store with the Cookie Monster slippers, but don't tell Carter because Santa will be bringing them for Christmas.

Oh and we ate lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings with NaNa and JaJa a few hours later, and when I took out my camera to show them the pictures of the Sesame Street dilema, Carter just HAD to take a picture of mom and dad. So here ya go... from the perspective of a toddler:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

She sleeps!

Since she's been born, Olivia has slept pretty well, I would say. For the first six weeks or so, Nick and I would "put her to sleep" either by rocking, feeding, jiggling, whatever. Then we discovered (or remembered) that we should just put her in her crib sleepy but awake and let her fall asleep on her own, and voila! sleeping baby. She would wake up a few times each night, then it decreased to one or two times a night, and a few random nights, she would go through bouts of sleeping five to six to seven hours, which technically should be considered sleeping through the night (even if it is 4 am when she woke up).

Well anyway, last night was a milestone. She slept for... wait for it... 10 hours straight! We put her down at 9 pm and I had to wake her up at 7 to feed her and get ready to go. I can hardly believe it. I realize this could be a fluke, and it's very possible that she will wake up in the middle of the night tonight, but I also know that this a big step in our journey to a solid schedule and a time in the future when we can put both kids to bed and have some time for ourselves. You forget just how awesome it is to sleep for 7 hours at a time until you don't get to do it regularly. My little baby is growing up.

And not at all related, here's a photo just because it's the most recent one I've taken. Carter didn't want to leave Rachel and Ryan's house on Saturday after the football game; he wanted to play with the pum-a-kins instead. So Mommy took his picture.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Blog Schmog

I used to hate text messaging. Seriously. When people would attempt to communicate with me via text, I would usually call them back or ignore them. But when I realized it wasn't going to stop, I gave in to the peer pressure and started texting. Then, apparently I needed a MySpace to communicate with my friends. It was addicting at first and lots of fun to show off pictures of my family and life events. Then the newness wore off, and it was something else to simply keep up with. And most recently, I've been pulled into the wonderful world of Facebook. The excitement of that has lasted for about 2 weeks, and now that I have found all my friends from high school and college that I haven't heard from in a while, the excitement is beginning to fade.

So now it seems that I must add a blog to my repertoire. I'm not sure what I will write about, how often I will do it, or even if anyone will read it. But alas, I am here, and I will try. And if I'm being honest with myself, I must admit: there is a certain bit of excitement accompanying my new foray into the blogging world. I'm not promising Pulitzer Prize winning blogs, nor am I promising any amount of blog regularity. But I do promise to throw a picture of my kids up every now and again and perhaps a funny story or lighthearded account of events in my life for all those interested, or (as Melissa would call them) the "blog-stalkers". Enjoy!