Sunday, November 23, 2008

Carson + Corners = disaster!

I'm not quite sure why...but the only bad injuries Carson has ever gotten has taken place at church! A couple of months ago at a pot luck after church, a bunch of kids were running around outside and Carson collided with the corner of the church. He had a pea size puncture wound on the top of his head that bled like know how head wounds are! He has a little scar on his head as a result. Well today, he and the other two little nursery kids were running around in the nursery room when SMACK...Carson hits his eye on the corner of the chalkboard...and it doesn't even have a pointy corner...go figure! The result was a very sad boy and this...

The boys went in to shower the other day and I thought it was taking them quite a while to get in. So, I went to the bathroom to investigate and this is what I found...they were shaving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Junior Ninja!

Carson's newest fave...Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! He goes around all day with two swords in his shirt, one in his belt and the last couple of days...a hammer in his pocket! He is too funny for words! He's been practicing his sword fighting skills with his dad. They are pretty funny to watch. They get all the sound effects and fancy moves and all! Here's some pictures of his ninja ensemble!

Showing off his sweet ninja skills!
Notice the "horn hat" as he calls it and cowboy boots with the pants IN the boots!
After quite a hiatis from potty training, Carson has started to show interest again. We are taking it slow, but at least he is started wanting to again! I guess it must be his new little potty we got him! What ever works!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bird Feeder

This Wednesday, we had Activity days for the kids in our branch. This week they made bird feeders out of acorn squash. I thought it was quite a cute idea, but would have been really fun to do in the summer when the birds are more abundant. Since only three kids showed up to participate, Carson got to make one too. He was pretty excited about hanging it in our tree. We haven't seen any birds eat out of it yet. I think we need to move it to a tree in the backyard...that seems to be where most of the birds hang out!

The finished product

putting the bird seed in
What a happy boy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Well, these past couple of weeks, we have experienced some firsts in our family. For starters, Travis slept through the night (11/8) for the first time...woo hoo! The sad thing is that I had to get up early that morning so I didn't quite get to enjoy the pleasure of it! Oh well!

Travis also had his first MAJOR blow-out (of his diaper)! I mean up to his neck and down to his ankles...MAJOR! Up to this point, we haven't had any really bad ones...just a couple little ones out the side. Enough about poo...on to another first. (sorry if that was too much info.!)

The snowball fight

Monday (11/10) we had our first "real"snow. I say "real" because a week before, it spit snow for about a minute, but nothing stuck to the ground. We didn't get much, but it was enough to cover everything! The flakes were ginormous and were really wet...making it perfect for snowballs! Carson was so excited about it and HAD to go out and play in it.

Travis has a new love...his vibrating chair! He sits in it, gets so excited and smiles at the little hanging animals! It is so cute and he totally enjoys it!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Travis had his 2 month check-up today. He now weighs 12 pounds 3.5 ounces and is 24 inches long! He's just barely above average in all the categories...yay for Travis!! The downer to the visit was the shots! He got two routine shots and then an extra one (not sure the name) that's supposed to help with ear infections and some other things. I just have to say that I hate shots. I could never be a nurse and have to give shots to children...I would cry! Anyways, he was pretty darn sad when he got them, but he took a good nap. They didn't seem to bother him until about 4, when he woke up. Every time he moved his poor little legs, he would scream bloody murder! I have never heard him scream like that and he did it for an hour straight!! I'm just so glad that Christian was home with me so he could help out. Travis was screaming which made Carson sad, which made mom sad too! But, seems to be better now. Thank goodness for baby drugs!

2 months old

His bruise from the stinking shot...mean ol' nurse!

Posing in his swing...what a stud!(he must get it from his dad)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"I have to go work hard!"

One of Carson's favorite sayings is "I have to go work hard." He loves going to help anyone he can...whether it's chasing cows, working out in the yard, or fixing something, he is always eager to "work". Saturday, one of Christian's farmers was harvesting a test plot and asked him to come out. He decided to take Carson with him, and man was Carson in heaven...he got to go to work with his dad and he got to go ride on a tractor. It doesn't get any better than that! When I asked him what he was going to go do with this dad, he told me that he was going to talk to guys, look at corn, and look at beans (which is what he always says when you ask him what his daddy is doing for work). It was pretty cute! Here are some pics from their day together.
Playing with an ear of corn.

Jumping from the tire.

Getting down after riding on the combine.

One of the corn fields.
...What hard work does to a little boy! So tired!

This is quite funny. Last night Christian and Carson were putting some faces on monsters in a sticker book that he got from story time in his room. I was feeding Travis in the living room when they came storming out of the room down on all fours, snorting and grunting. They stopped in front of me and pretended to ram heads. When they looked up at me and this is what I saw...

They had put stickers from the book on their noses to look like rhinos! Crazy kids!Their monster faces!