Monday, October 30, 2006

Carter trying rice cereal for the first time last night. I know it doesn't look like it... but he really did like it.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This is how Carter ended up today after trying EVERYTHING possible to make him happy...

Monday, October 23, 2006

We are home now and adjusting back to life in the chilly Midwest. I'll have to take some pictures soon of the trees in our neighborhood. I love Fall! I thought I would post some pictures from our trip... up until my camera battery died.

Carter meeting my best friend Lisa.

Carter and Oma.

Hanging out with Uncle Scott and Aunt Cari.

Reading with Aunt Erica.

Sitting with Great Papa.

My Dad introducing Carter to Ranger.

Carter meeting some of our favorite people... Luke and Beth.

Sitting with Papa and Lexie.

Beautiful Bidwell Park. Our first home together in Chico was right across the street from this.

Reading with cousin Lexie... this was fun until the book accidentally got dropped on Carter's head.

Meeting Great Grandpa Elliott and Great Grandma Betty.

Meeting Great Aunt Carey.

I'll post our missing pics later. Now it's back to life. I have a week's worth of mail sitting on the kitchen table.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Carter and I are in Chico for the week visiting family and friends. It's so fun to get to see some of our favorite people, take walks in the park, and eat great food! Here is a family picture... minus Dan :(... that we took on Saturday when my Aunt and Grandpa were up from the Bay Area.

Carter will meet some of Dan's family today. It just feels so good to be home!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Carter will not sleep unless he is swaddled TIGHT!! Every time we think we have mastered the art of swaddling... Carter will get an arm out. Here he is about a half hour after I put him down for his nap today...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A couple cute pics from this morning:

Lost in the laundry...

Trying to keep the boy awake so he would sleep at church. The fan in our room always works for some entertainment...

This is what happens when I let Dan dress Carter for church on the Sunday his favorite baseball team is playing. Thanks for the outfit Dad...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

It's been a while since I have had a chance to sit down at the computer. Last Saturday we went apple picking with some friends over in IL. The guys had fun playing baseball with rotten apples. I am still finding apple pieces on Carter's car seat and diaper bag.

Monday my Aunt Jan and her fiance Alex visited from Seattle. They were on a road trip and came 7 hours out of their way to meet Carter and drop of the high chair we will be using. It was my Grandma's when she was a baby. My Dad, Aunts, and Cousins have also used it. Jan also brought my Dad's old bib that my Grandma found just before she passed away in April. It was really sweet to be able to put it on Carter and see him sitting in the chair.

Dan was out of town on a school trip for a couple days... so my super sweet friend Amanda stayed with me. It was fun having a roommate again... although I'm not sure she enjoyed having to listen to lullabies all night long! Sorry Amanda!!!

I forgot to take my camera... but Carter had his first music class on Friday (led by my good friend Katherine). Carter loved it.

We went to Babler State Park for Carter's first hike today. It was such nice weather and the trees were beautiful. That's one of the nice things about Missouri... you really get all four seasons to the extreme. We've had a hard time enjoying the outdoors here. Dan and I were talking last night about how amazing it is to be out in God's creation. Although we kind of wished we were in the Redwoods in Nor Cal... it has been nice to see a different kind of beauty here.

Dan's holding the plant used to make root beer.

This is going to make Dan mad... but I should end by saying GO CARDS today!!!