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ANNIVERSARY: August 20. BIRTHDAYS: May 18/ November 14/ December 5/ July 15.

October 27, 2009

Learning New Things Everyday

Carter is hanging out in the basket. He really likes when we pull him around in it. My parents house has stairs and Carter has learned to climb them. We might have to buy one of those baby gates. We have had a couple close calls. First, he was on the first step, and tried to sit down. He ended up plopping onto the floor. Then, when I left Carter with his grandparents he managed to climb up about 10 steps and as his aunt went to get the camera to take a picture he fell backwards. Luckily his aunt made it back and managed to catch him before he went too far. It was still really scary for him.Little stud. His church clothes were becoming high waters and the vest was up to his belly button. It was time for a bigger size. But the next size is 12 months, now the pants are way too big so I have to roll them 2 or 3 times.

Carter has finally learned to wave. We caught it on camera. He waves when he is going to bed or when someone leaves. He also waves to himself in the mirror.

October 23, 2009

5 Years Ago

I have been having writers block lately (even though I am the worlds most horrible writer). I have been all out of ideas for what to post. I got this idea from Kaylinn (she always has great ideas for blogging).

So 5 years ago this is what my life was like.
-I was in the college scene.
-Roommates, love them all. Some of my roommate and I are better friends now that we are not living together. I am still in touch with most of my roommates. One of them had super long hair and it was down to her bum. I thought it needed to be cut and I so badly wanted to give her a makeover. But it was her security and still had it super long when I saw her 2 years later.
-I thought that I was lactose intolerant. Even though I would take those stupid Lactaid pills I still had the symptoms (I love dairy). Boy, I am so thankful that I was not lactose intolerant. Although, that was the time when I lost the most weight. Maybe I should become lactose intolerant again.
-I had a crush on a boy who I thought liked my roommate. She even thought that he liked her. But he ended up being my eternal companion :)
-I lived in the coldest area in the USA. Just kidding. I just thought it was. It was my favorite time when it snowed, because that meant that the temperature was above 30 degrees F. If it was a sunny day the temperature could be below zero and I hated it.
-I worked at a daycare and loved the children who I worked with. I vowed that I would never put my children in daycare. I want to be the one who teaches my children not someone else.
-I never watched TV. To many things that were more important. Like my social life. Now, I watch TV ALL the time.
-No bills. Except tuition and insurance.
-Had to drive 30 minutes to a mall, Super Walmart, and Winco (which is were we did grocery shopping). The drive seemed like forever. There was no civilization.
-Had my roommates set me up on a "blind date" with my crush. I told them I would not go with anyone else.
-Driving a red cavalier. In the snow. Studded tires, no. Chains, no. Spin outs, 2. Accidents, none.
-Witnessed friends truck roll and land into the median. One of the scariest things. They were all ok, just scratches and bruises, and a little concussion.
-Went on a trip to Canada. At the border our car was searched. They almost did not let us through. But kiss my boyfriend at the time for the first time. Now we are married.

October 14, 2009

New Randoms

-We have made the move to Arizona.

-The first weekend here we went to a wedding of Dave's friend from high school. The wedding was lovely and very fancy. It was wonderful to see how in love they are. We even think that the cake was spiked because Dave and I felt a little buzzed after eating it. Dave had a blast seeing friends from high school. We also went to my cousin Alex's baby blessing. I am so happy we were able to be there. I just love seeing family.

-I have made a goal (with the inspiration of Kaylinn, she ran a half marathon but I am not ready for that) to run a 10K. I have about 5 weeks before the race and right now I can only run (by run I mean I am really slow so, it is probably just a jog) 2 miles. I have a ways to go. I really need to step it up. Does anyone have suggestions?

-Carter can officially crawl. He is so cute and much happier. I love it! I just love the little crawlers.

-Carter is still having a hard time warming up to my family. He has become so clingy to me. I don't know what to do. We have been here almost week. I hope he will not always be like this. What do I do?

-Dave is going back to California to finish up the pool cover he is designing. He will be gone two weeks. We will miss him, tons. But he'll be back just in time for Carter's first Halloween.

-Funny thing. Carter is a sleep crawler! Both Dave and I saw him doing it. I went in one night because he was crying (Carter has gotten to the point where he only cries if there is really something wrong). His head was smashed up against the edge of the crib and he was trying to crawl. When I picked him up to lay him back down he was still asleep. When Dave went in there the next night he sat him down first and Carter started to try to crawl again without waking up. Good thing he is in a crib.

October 06, 2009

The Blessed Fishy Cracker

I finally found something that made Carter go for it. Not the puffs, not a toy, not a bottle, not a blanket, not Grandma, Mom or Dad... It is the Goldfish cracker. I am so excited. I was a little worried. I read in a parenting book that you must stop swaddling your children at four months or it will hinder their motor development. I stopped at nine months. I have been so worried that he may never learn how to crawl and it would be all my fault. Carter is already standing, pulling himself up, taking steps with help, and he prefers to stand. But no crawling. Today was the first sign that he will get it.

October 05, 2009

Making the Move

This week Dave and I are putting our foot into the dark. We are taking the plung. We are making a big and scary step. We are moving to Arizona. Some may say Arizona? and you live in California? The weather is so ideal here and the scenery is breathless.
Well here are some funny truths about where we are and where we are going.

You can live in Phoenix , Arizona where.....
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!

You can Live in California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house. And you think that $2100 rent for a 1200 sq ft house is a steal.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. Your state issues an IOU for your tax refund.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.