Thursday, March 24, 2011


The past two weeks have been crazy crazy busy in our house. It seems like Carter has become more brave about everything he does. I opened the oven one night last week and he came running up behind and touched the oven door. It burned his little arm. He didn't cry but I did. He has not acted like it bothered him. I guess I will be FORCED to listen to my mom when she says "get out that pack and play and PUT HIM IN IT!". I have never done that because I just felt like I wanted him to be free to run around and explore! I learned my lesson for sure. My biggest fear is I don't want it to scar. I have been putting a RX cream on it so hopefully it won't. DHR COME GET ME.. I"M HERE NOW

In the evenings when I get home we have been playing alot outside on his little four wheeler and his dinosar that you can ride. I remember my nephew riding the four wheeler because Corey and I had bought it for him when he turned 1. I could not believe Carter was big enough to ride it and push the button. TIME FLIES! Not only does he like to ride these toys but he likes to stand up on them! He is going to be be the death of me. I am sure of it.

The past two weeks have been so busy that I just find it hard to even relax when I go to bed. I go to bed thinking of everything that has to be accomplished the next day and what has to be done BEFORE Carter wakes up in the a.m. Sometimes it makes me a little stressed. The highlight of last week (for those of you who know I love to find a cheap deal especially with my coupons) was I purchased Purex w/Zout at Target for $1.99. YES I AM EXCITED! hahaha!!!

I am sure we all find that sometimes when our friends have worries, struggles, burdens etc. we find that it hurts us so badly to see them hurting it almost becomes our burden. I have lots of friends with needs right now. My prayers at night lately have been different.. Not that I don't pray for God to give them wisdom to make the right decisions but for them to have peace about every decision they have to make. I know I can't but he can. Goodnight!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weekend Family Trip=lost silky blanket

We took a family trip to see April and Jacob Hickman in Greenville, South Carolina this past weekend. I was a little nervous about the 7 hour drive with Carter. He played and watched tv, took two naps, and only whined for a total of 20 minutes. I was SO PROUD!!!!! Next I was worried about how he was going to sleep. He slept all night in his pack and play!! I was very thankful!

Our plans on Friday were to visit the zoo in Greenville but it was chilly and cold. We did meet April at work and had lunch downtown. We were able to see the bedding that April has chosen for little Emma Lynn. I loved it! Friday night we had dinner downtown and Carter was entertained watching everybody in the restaraunt.

Carter loved playing with Gidget and Izzy.. the dogs of course!

Saturday it rained all day but luckily we had planned to stay inside and possibly visit the children's museum. Carter decided he would take a 4 hour nap which knocked out the children's museum but allowed the adults to watch 2 movies!!! Due Date was pretty funny. Enjoyed my relaxing time. Jacob cooked his homemade sphagetti and meatballs that night. We visited Buy Buy Baby where Carter had his blue silky blanket. he played with the toys etc. and I did not know until later we did not leave with the blanket. Corey dislikes the "security" blanket so he was glad we lost it until bedtime!

Buy Buy Baby had nobody turn a blue silky blanket in:(

April came to the rescue with one that is for Emma Lynn when she arrives!! I am going to have to send it back when Carter receives his new one! He went to school today showing his teacher his blanket which is PINK !!!!

We are trying to decide the best ways to start disciplining Carter when he does something wrong. I used to spank his hands but now he has started spanking me back. Any suggestions? I am thinking a small switch or paint stick.. and possibly a time out mat. We might try both. Whatever it is I want it to be consistent so that he knows it is unacceptable. ??????

proud once again of myself for updating the blog-Lauren