Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

August captured by my point and shoot

Any chance Karter gets to get close and love or love too much his little brother he is right there.  It is so special to me how much he shows his brother affection and love.  He gets mad when anyone says Keaton is "my Keaton"  he says no "My Keaton" or "Keaters"

I didn't know kids this little could have best friends but Karter deffinately LOVES his friend Rhet and Tanner- pictured above is Karter and Rhet at BounceU. They LOVE playing there!

This is at BounceU while Karter played Keaton happily kicked his feet! Does that smile melt you as much as it does me! I could just eat him!

Karter's favorite place for Keaton is right on the floor in the middle of the action! Keaton doesn't seem to mind it either. I think Keaton looks more like me and Kaden....but everyone says someone different.

I swear Karter has a diaper on!! LOL. Karter will put his hands on Keaton's head and say he is giving him a blessing. What a good big brother!!

This is actually Keaton even though the bib says Karter! I need to have one made for him. These are my favorite bibs.

I had to stop feeding him in this bouncy chair because all he does is lean forward!

This is what I have been up to lately.  If you aren't apart of my group on facebook you should be! :)

Karter and Keaton update


Yesterday I decided to take his mattress off the box spring and metal frame and put it on the floor.  I figured it might make it less scary for him to sleep in.  We had naptime yesterday which ended up being more like quiet time since he just played in his room quietly. I am just fine with that. Then at bedtime he went to bed like a champ!! 7:30pm and he was out like a light.

At 2am Rusty went to check on him and moved him b/c he looked uncomfortable.  He woke up! OH no! Now what? Rusty thought I'll just bring him into our bed.  He would not stop moving and I am not about to start that as a habit so I told Rusty come with me to put him back in his bed. Stayed in bed like a champ!! SO stinking proud of this cute little boy!

He was so proud and I was so proud we called both grandmas to tell them the exciting news!!

Cute things he is saying right now:

-When he wants something he will come up to me and ask and then say "I asking NICE mommies"  -He calls me mommies and it cracks me up!

Love this boy!!


Now sleeping in the crib!! HAULELUA! It is wonderful. He has been a pretty good sleeper from the beginning. He has learned to sooth himself really well. He sucks his thumb is why.

He is rolling all over! He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks and will pull himself to toys if he wants them. 

I feel like he has grown up so much faster watching Karter.

Yesterday, he kept whining because Karter kept taking away the toys he was playing with. Sharing already?? He is not even six months old! :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sleeping Arrangements

Karter has always been a good sleeper. I put him on a good schedule from the very beginning. It was easy to do since he was my only child.  Not my first child of course but my only one to care for. Anyways...he continues to nap once a day.  Sometimes he refuses but I still make him stay in his bed till I can't take the screaming. 

Today I was fed up! Fed up with the mess in Karter's "new" room.  Basically, this was a room that held his toys, clothes, shoes, everything except his crib and him sleeping. Keaton is 5 months old and I wanted the pack 'n play OUT of my room.  It's small and it was in the way.

So today we cleaned Karter's "new" room and de-junked some of the toys that he hardly plays with....might just get rid of them but I am not sure yet. I lost some of my patience...that I am not proud of...but let's be honest it's hard being a mom-I won't lie!

I left the pack 'n play and his "new" cool bed in his "new" room to choose from until he gets use to sleeping in there.  I don't know if this is the best way to do things but he really is my Ginny pig since Kaden bailed outta here! ;)

So Keaton is asleep in Karter's old room and Karter is in his "new" room...but keeps climbing out of the pack 'n play (that's a new trick that started today)

feeling a bit exhausted....although I love them!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Play Group

I started a play group with a couple friends from Karter's nursery class at church.  He is super social and LOVES to play with his friends.  The mom's rotate hosting play group at their house once a month! It is wonderful for them and wonderful for us mom's who have a break for two hours once a week when it is not our turn. Here is a picture from today and from the first time....
^ This is from today at Bentley's house ^

^ This is the first day it started! ^

Feeding Keaton

I just bought this handy little contraption today! I make my own baby food for many reasons: cost, nutrition, taste, etc.  This nifty little guy can be found here:  If you are interested.

Canning season is fact I pick up my peaches tomorrow and plan on making peach baby food for Keaton...these little pouches are going to be happy with peach puree very soon! :)

I tried feeding Keaton oatmeal a week or so ago.  He was NOT a fan.  It is something I had on hand and thought I would give it a try.  So today I got some rice cereal. He liked it a little better..I just can't believe how fast time goes and it's already time to start trying food with my baby!! :(

Monday, September 9, 2013

Going Private

If you would like to read this blog please comment with your email address so I can add you. I don't want the whole world to know my whole life!! :)

Pictures from this summer

Karter loves to play with these connecting toys and pretend like he is cooking things.

Keaton will smile almost anytime you talk to him~he loves attention

Karter still is refusing to give up his crib....but this a picture after a Sunday nap for the both of them

New Blog Design

I am still figuring out how to edit my blog design.  It had been a couple years since I have changed the design and now that I want to keep this updated on a more consistent basis I thought it was time to update a few things.

My goal is to post at least once a week so each year I can make a family book for my kids to see how life as a fife was as they grow up! I am definitely keeping busy as a mother of a very busy little toddler and an almost 6 month old....yes every mother of a toddler will tell you their toddler is busy too but I think mine is a little extra busy than most. ;) 

I am not a clever or fancy writer nor do I have a glamorous life but what you see is what you get around here.  At the moment I am able hear myself think since both of the boys are asleep! Naptime is beautiful thing around this crazy house we call home!

I will post current pictures soon!