Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Little Carter

Oh my little baby Carter.....I just had to blog about him because I think he is the most curious, sweetest creature on the face of the earth. Everyday he amazes me. I thank God for bringing him into our lives, I cannot imagine our family without him. the girls adore him and he is sick of them bugging him. He turned 15 months this past week and is a mover to say the least. He has started running and he runs away all the time. Especially at diaper time. He would love to be naked 24/7. This morning I called him a "big boy" and he repeated me and said big boy over and over. Everything is a "cracker". He loves his milk and his fruit snacks. He has 15 teeth and a full head of hair that I have had to cut 5 times now since he was born. He is a mommy's boy at times and a daddy's boy at other. Last night TJ was putting together some shoe racks and Carter went to get his drill to help, while making the brmmm brmmm sound. the kid never stops, unless he is sleeping. He is on constant go but he loves his bed and his sleep (thank the lord). He has a blankie.... the first and only one of my children to have a blankie. He won't go to bed without it. He loves music and will dance whenever he hears it. He could care less about toys...just give him a cell phone, remote control or anything electronic and you are good to go. If he doesn't do something technical with his life in the future, I will be very surprised. Well, that's my sweet baby in a nutshell....I love you baby Carter!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snow Days!

The snow fell in Lynden....and fell and fell and kept on falling! What a beautiful MESS!!! As the temperatures warmed up and mom started to feel better I figured I would be depriving Carter of a great experience by not taking him out to play in the snow. So we bundeled up and went out. As you can see he didn't know what to think...he was half in awe and half watching his dad on the tractor clear the snow and wanting to ride instead of standing waist deep in the cold wet snow. He took a face dive and that really made him mad, so after about 20 minutes we went back inside. As you can see the girls had a blast and were outside all day.

A White Christmas

Well it's been a while, but here we are. Christmas has come and gone in a flash once again. It all goes so fast....this year Santa was good to us. As usual. Except that Mommy was sicker than a dog. I ended up at the Dr's office Christmas Eve morning and walked out with a diagnosis of Strep and Tonsilitis and a possible secondary viral bug. I spent most of Christmas in bed but was up to endure the festivities with all the family. Carter got some great new toys and the girls each got an Ipod. Other than that, we didn't do too much since we are taking a big vacation the beginning of February. The big story was the SNOW! We got so much snow. a couple of feet I imagine...it was beautiful and perfect and the kids loved it. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Klander Kids

I had the pleasure of taking photos for Tammy Klander and her 4 beautiful children this weekend. I still have so much to learn about lighting but it was a fun experience. Luckily, Tammy wanted most the photos in black and white so that was easier with the sun shining as bright as it was. Thanks Tammy! Your kids were great. Here are a few samples of the pictures I got.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I Hate Teething!

I normally don't say I hate anything but I have had it. I hate teething. The one thing I didn't think about when deciding to have another baby was the darn teething. Vomit on me, poop on me, slobber all over me all you want...I can handle the crying and the screaming and the whining but damn teething is killing me! We are on the 3rd night in a row of raging high temperatures and gnawing on anything in site, in hopes of some relief. We got 4 hrs of sleep last night. My Carter who normally sleeps 8-8 did not sleep at all. Did he nap today? Oh no....he cried and ran fevers and darnit you stupid teeth where are you? I wish it would be over already!

Ok, I feel better for that little vent. Now I must go sleep while he sleeps because I know it's going to be short lived....goodnight!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tis the Season to be Jolly!

The Christmas season is in full swing and I have so many things to be thankful for! I have a wonderful family with kids that are good (most of the time) and a kick butt husband who works so hard to provide for us even with the terrible economy. He travels all the way to Arizona to work 160 hrs in 2 weeks, making no more than a job here would make. But he has to do something. Everytime I think about how much I give up for my family I think about how much he gives up as well.

The house is decorated and I have baked up a storm. But Christmas shopping???? I haven't even started. Well that's not entirely true but I have maybe 2 gifts. Since we are going on a cruise in February we have decided that the girls are getting 1 gift each and stockings, they'll thank us when we are swimming with the dolphins in Belize. They just don't realize it yet!!! ha ha.

Carter....well what to get? He is 14 months old and could care less about toys. Give him a laptop, remote control, cell phone, electric drill, anything electronie and the kid is in hog heaven. Do you think he is too young for a tool set??

This time of year is the time to be thankful for everythng we have. Even though times are tough and it seems like it's not getting any better just remember your family. They are all that matters. I cherish my kids and the time I have with them everyday. I cherish my husband and the things he does for us. And I cherish God and the belief that he will never give me more than I can handle. Although, some days I could have a pretty strong arguement about that.


Christmas Bunko

It was my month to host Bunko, so I decked out the house and got very excited! We had yummy food and festive drinks. We opened presents and listened to Christmas tunes. I think we may have played 2 rounds???? LOL. It was more of a social night but no complaints here. Thanks for the great night girls!!!!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Julie's Girls

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a friend and her 3 girls at the City Park to take some pictures. All 3 kids did wonderful and the setting couldn't have been better. Thanks girls!