Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy 10 months!

Carter is 10 months old today! Can you believe that my silly boy is almost a year old? It seems like just yesterday I found out that I was pregnant!
Some notable things about Carter:
1. he is a HAM! He has the cutest facial expressions and can be very silly.
2. he's so close to walking but not quite there- yesterday, he stood up in the middle of the floor all by himself! He loves to walk with any toys that he can push... now...just to let go and he'll be on his way!
3. he's talking up a storm. He'll say "mama", "dada", and I'm pretty sure he's calling Liliana "Ana", which is adorable!
4. Oh.. am I in for it-Carter and Liliana are already "fussing". I hear more than once a day.. "mommy, Carter hit me!" Well--at least he can take up for himself?! No, seriously, most of the time he loves his sister..but the more they interact, the more lessons in sharing that have to occur!
5. did I mention that I can't get enough of this cutie?!?! He loves to snuggle and mommy takes full advantage of rocking him to sleep and cuddling (all the things that Liliana doesn't like--she'd rather be left alone in her bed.)
6. What an awesome blessing from God! :)
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Two years ago , I became a mommy! There's not a day that goes by that I don't thank Liliana's birthmother for allowing Kevin and I to be her parents. I have NO idea how I could live life without this sweet baby girl. I am constantly reminded of God' s grace and mercy in our lives through Liliana. She's growing so fast and becoming such a beautiful little girl. I love seeing her grow and learn each and everyday. I thank God for allowing her to be a part of our lives and family!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Happy 2nd Birthday Liliana!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it's been 2 years since you joined our life! I can't imagine a day without you. I love you so much! I will post pictures tomorrow after her party!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Need to Update!

I'm such a slacker..well, not really. I have come here to update several times and then I think- OH.. I still need to upload those pictures for the blog. So, I'm posting with no pictures! :) Things that have been going on lately:
  • Liliana's almost TWO!! Only 1.5 weeks to go! I can't believe it! Where did my little girl go! She's at such a fun age! Love it! Her language skills are developing so much each day. She'll throw out sentences and sometimes I have NO clue what she's saying but most of the time I'm like "how in the world did she know that?!!?"
  • Carter is 9.5 months- This Sunday he woke up from his nap with a 104 temp. YIKES! Mommy was more than a little concerned. After several phone calls, we headed to an after hours pediatritian to find out that he has Croup. It's a nasty cough. The fever seems to be gone--but baby Carter has not been a happy camper lately!
  • Only 20 days (18 student days and 2 post planning) until I'm a "Summer Stay at Home Mommy"! I can't wait! :) I love hanging out with the kids and getting to spend time with them. I hope we can take a few day trips to the zoo, museums, etc this summer as well as our vaca to the beach (which we're PRAYING that there won't be oil everywhere!)
  • Our friends Holli and Scott are expecting!!! I can't tell you how excited I am for them. I know that their road to parenthood hasn't been smooth but the blessings are on their way!!! :)
  • Did I mention Vacation was in less than a month! ?!!?!?
  • Carter's "Cruising" everywhere and I expect him to walk soon! He doesn't like to walk though--he'll stand up, move over a little and then drop down and crawl at incredible speeds to wherever he wants to go. He's still in the "I'd rather just crawl " state!
  • Okay.. guess that's about it! I promise to stay in touch more often! :)