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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Is it just me?

Is it just me or is this month FLYING by... I feel like we just had Halloween and it's already nearly Thanksgiving, and my Christmas shopping is in full swing!  Crazy!  We are really looking forwards to spending the holidays with our families :) Next Wednesday we are heading to Benton for an extra long visit to spend time with the Harper's.  We are looking forward to spending time with both sides of their family, and taking Carson to the farm.  Last time we were there he wasn't even walking.  Oh my, he is going to love it there.  James is just dying to take him for a tractor ride, and honestly I'm excited too.  Maybe he'll take me...I've never stepped foot on a tractor!  I'm pretty much a city girl, through and through! haha  This week I made Carson a special little turkey shirt to wear at the farm....Check him out...

The ruler is last weekend's project...a giant ruler for measuring lil' turkeys!

Gobble, Gobble!
In baby news, this tummy of mine is getting bigger.  The pants are getting tighter, and it's sticking out more, and more everyday.  I plan to start taking weekly pictures this weekend.  I think by then you will actually be able to see this lil guy/gal in a picture!  How am I feeling? Pretty good.  I've been battling indigestion something awful.  It's been wayyyy worse that it ever was with Mr. Carson.  I'm not sure what this means...I've heard more hair?  Did you know that we are only a month and 5 days away from finding out the sex? Woo-Hoo!  I've had multiple friends try to talk me into  not finding out.  Are you kidding me? No really...Are you kidding me?  There is no way on Earth I would be able to wait, knowing that I could find out.  And honestly, James wouldn't be able to either.  He says he could, but he lies. haha Everyone has been asking what we think it is, and for now we both are going with a girl.  I know that every pregnancy is different but this one just feels so different from Carson already, I think it must be because there is a sweet, clam, creative lil' girl in there waiting for me :) 

In the last month or so I have taken some cute videos of Mr. Carson....Here are my favs

Sorry for the sideways-ness...This is Carson falling asleep in the car, hilarious!

Trying to teach him a little CATS cheer.  He does say "cat" so I know we're close!

The last two weekends we have gotten together with the Lawings (Sheri, mama Lawing, and her daughter Millie are friends from playgroup!) to take attempt to take family pictures.  Millie is a nice calm, slow moving thing so we got great shots of their family both times.  Carson on the other hand, is a wild man.  It took two weekends, and Sheri's funny sister Colbie to do the trick.  I think our most favorite is at the top of the blog.  It was the only one we got of the three of us during our first photo shoot at the Arch.  Here are some of our other favs!

I sure do love our family!  And I just can't wait to see what our second little one is going to look like!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Carson's 2nd Halloween!

This year was Carson's 2nd Halloween! Last year he was the, ever adorable, Pillsbury Doughboy

I must admit this costume was quite difficult to top.  After weeks of trying to come up with this years costume I came to the conclusion that I simply didn't have to top last years.  If I topped "last years" every year that would be ridiculous!  At the beginning of September I bought Carson the cutest monkey costume, complete with a hood and all.  He. Hated. It.  Then, a week before his first Halloween party I decided we needed a different costume.  I wanted him to be something he'd be comfortable in, and wouldn't have to fight.  We decided on a Cardinals baseball player.  Why not? The Cardinals are the World Champions after all!  We couldn't have picked better timing!  My parents hosted a little mini Halloween party last Friday, which of course was the same day the Cards won the World Series.

Granny and Pops with their boys :)
Parker and Carson sharing a little snack on the porch!
While Carson and I were in Owensboro my mom and I took him to get another haircut.  We took him when he was tired, hoping he wouldn't put up much of a fight.  He cried, but he didn't totally freak out like he did last time.  He looks SO much older with his new do.  I kinda miss his curls, and the long hairs that flipped out over his ears.  Don't tell him I said this, but since the haircut his face looks chubbier.  Geez, I hope people don't say that about me after a haircut! haha

Playing at the soccer fields :)
On Halloween night James and I took attempted to take Carson trick-or-treating.  When that boy get outside all he wants to do is run.  He goes up and down the sidewalks, up and down the driveways, and back again.  He can't get enough.  So, when we tried to have structured walking down the sidewalks, and up to the door, he wasn't going for it.  We only visited 3 houses, and I'm pretty sure he had more mini fits than he did pieces of candy.  Gotta love a good drop to the knees dramatic moment. haha  After the three houses I sat on the front porch, waiting for trick-or-treaters while Carson and James ran up and down our sidewalk, the way Carson wanted to.  In his eyes, that was much more fun.  Before it got dark we attempted to take a picture of the three of us on the front porch with our pumpkins, and ghosts.  I set up the tripod, got it all ready, and of course Carson wouldn't cooperate.  This was the best we got...

Pretty much sums it up...
 Sure do love my lil' arm swingin' boy :)

On Monday I also went to the doctor for my 12 week check-up.  It seems to be that Harper No. 2 is going to be a little like his/her brother...stubborn.  During ultrasounds Carson always seemed to be stubborn (Do you remember the whole hands in his face thing?)  Well, Monday my doctor was trying to listen for the heartbeat and couldn't find it.  Thanks to the stubbornness we got to see that sweet guy/gal in an ultrasound.  He/she was just kicking away, which is so strange that I couldn't feel it.  I guess that's because the lil peanut is only 5.7 cm from head to bottom.  I got a few pictures to bring home.  I love the one that shows the whole body. He/she is looking right at us, and you can see both hands, and both feet :)  The funniest part of this whole ultrasound was that it appeared Harper No. 2 didn't want to miss out on the Halloween festivities, he/she choose to be an alien for their first Halloween :)

Now that Halloween is over we are excited to be gearing up for the "Holliday" season :) Aren't you?