Wednesday, December 5, 2012


C's new thing is asking me to hold his hand when we are driving or on the couch. I'm smitten. He reaches out and says "hannnn?" And then I melt.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sharpies and Hairspray

Our budding little artist found a hidden Sharpie in the garage today while we were working in the yard and went to town on both of our cars and the driveway. Luckily it was only a small amount of art. Even luckier, Ross found out that hairspray removes permanent markers from cars! Crisis averted.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

PeePee Potty!

This is for my personal record...Carson went peepee and poopoo potty for the first time last night! Score! We were all so excited and proud! (something that can only be understood by a parent) I will start potty training after the holidays so that we can have a month or so of consistency in our schedule. It's kind of like looking forward to a raise! I will not miss paying for diapers.

Oh Christmas Tree

Decorating this year's Christmas tree was quite entertaining. So far, I have found several tractors, a police car and a bowl stuffed in the tree. C was very intent while decorating; he even has his own Charlie Brown style tree.

Thanksgiving 2012

We went to Galveston for Thanksgiving this year. I always treasure these times and they overwhelm me with memories of growing up. This trip was even more special because Carson was able to play downstairs, fish, play with nets and all of the other stinky boy things that make Tiki such a fun place to be! The thing that occupied C the most was a bucket of water with one bait fish and a dipping net. Needless to say, the fish wouldn't have agreed.

Carson and Papoo feeding the mallards. Did you know that ducks and seagulls like dog food?

Carson and Yaya getting some snuggle time. 

Sweet Taylor holing the binoculars up for Carson. 

Yaya making her famous banana pudding, which doesn't include bananas! She always uses this big bowl, triples the recipe and arranges the vanilla wafers in just the right pattern.

 We call this the "chirp-chirp!" It only happens when Papoo is carving the turkey. We walk over, say "chirp-chirp" and he feeds us the perfect bite of freshly smoked turkey. It's a sweet, sweet Thanksgiving tradition.

 Family pics on the balcony.

Carson "playing" Super Nintendo Super Mario Brothers with Daddy for the first time.

Cool dudes in cool shades. 

Family pic on the couch that always makes pictures turn out horribly.

 Fishing with Daddy!


We went to the Dallas Arboretum with my high school best friend, Madeline, to see the Chuhily glass exhibit. As you can see, it was nice and warm and Carson got to give us lots of cheesy smiles.

This just made my heart happy. I found him in his igloo tent, wearing a train conductor's hat, playing his piano...I just LOVE his budding imagination!

Monday, November 5, 2012

24/25 month favorites

-He says "eeps" instead of "oops" and it makes me giggle.
-He grabs our hands and says "a walk" and takes us on walks around the house. Most of the time his end goal is to look out of the peep hole on the front door. I think he really just likes to be in charge of us for a change.
-Daddy taught him that stinky diapers are called stink balls....I hear "nink ball" about 50 times a day!
-"I did it!" is what he says when he's proud of himself.
-He loves to help in the kitchen. Cooking with him is one of my greatest joys. biggest joy, BY FAR, is that he has ended his several month boycott of rocking with me! He now requests to "wock" almost every night! Yay!
-I've started to sneak more veggies into some of his foods. So far this week he has had fruit/veggie juice, zucchini and squash muffins and carrot puree mac'n'cheese, which I named Sneaky Mac. Since he's being picky right now, I'm getting the veggies into him any way that I can.