Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The little things that he finds entertaining.Carter also loved to chase the birds on the beach... ...here he is dragging my mom with him to chase the bird above. Notice in the picture below Carter is sitting on my pregnant tummy.
We managed to make it to the beach at night a few times. This was the time of day everyone took their dogs on walks, therefor Carter and I followed many dogs walking on the beach. He missed his puppies at home.
After swim lessons and the beach we went out to lunch. Carter only made it half way through lunch before passing out in the high chair. Notice the straw still in his hands.
How could we go three weeks without a balloon? Thank you Red Robin for providing this happy toddler moment.
He managed to crawl into the cabinet, just couldn't get out afterwards.
Carter loved Nicks family sauce with pasta. I think he ate an entire bowl of pasta that night.
This makes me laugh... He walked around laughing when I put his swim trunks on his head. At this point he was ready to take them off.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Carter discovered the fun of the turtle outside of the pool. He carried it around all afternoon and took all of his toys over to it so he could sit in it and play. I almost caught this smile right on. They have these big chairs at the pool by the flowers and tons of butterflies floating around. He was a happy baby today.
Look- Bruise free! I think he's finally got the walking thing down and we've managed almost a month without a black eye or large bruise. You're looking good little man!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I was so nervous about flying by myself with Carter on my lap being 21 weeks pregnant. Lucky enough I was able to catch a direct flight. At the last minute, really the last minute, I was one of the last to board the plane, Mike asked the gate lady about my seat and if there was a possibility that I would have a seat empty next to me. Thank heaven for wonderful husbands, the gate attendant moved me to the first row and I had an empty seat next to me as well for Carter. To make the situation even better, there was an older couple sitting across the isle and the grandma loved Carter and was gracious enough to watch him while I use the plane facilities. Which I was so very grateful for, it was a small plane and to say the least it was one of the most unsanitary restrooms and I don't know how we both would have fit in there. All in all, we survived. Carter didn't freak out, was a little unruly at a few points and managed to sleep for the last 20 minutes of the flight.
It's nice to spend time with my mom and it's so nice to have Carter spend time with his grandma. He warmed up pretty quickly to her, but for the most part he's attached to my hip. A lot more clingy than he ever is at home. Which makes me miss Mike even more, an extra set of hands would be so nice. After all Mike is the "fun" one, and I'm the one that takes care of his needs and gives him the reassurance he needs. I'm pretty sure he misses Mike too. The only thing he managed to say all day was "da da." So we've called Mike everyday and Carter gets to talk to him on speaker phone, by talking I mean hold the phone up to his ear and listen to Mike talk to him.
We've been to the beach once since we arrived and Carter hated everything about it. Literally everything, the sand, the water, the waves. I would put him down and he would immediately yelp and put his arms up, then if a wave would come in and even touch his feet he would try to crawl up my leg. The only time he smiled was when he left the beach and walked on the boardwalk to our car. My mom took pictures and I'll post them later when I can figure out how to do it on her computer. He does however love the pool. He's a smart kid, I don't really want to swim in the ocean here either. I like water that I can see my toes in. So we've made daily trips to the pool to help pass time while out here. There are no 24 hour fitness facilities here so I am desperate for activities in the morning to kill time.
Sorry about the lengthy post. My mom is currently at the hospital working and its just me and a sleeping Carter and four tv stations. I miss my husband, my dvr, my bed, the gym and kids club. I really wish I had photoshop here so I could make a dent in all of the little projects I want to complete before baby two comes. But we'll make the most of what we've been given here. Does anyone have any book recommendations? I'm really contemplating rereading the Twilight series before the last book comes out at the end of the summer, unless someone has a better suggestion. :)