Saturday, October 17, 2009

Carter is Three!

Someone please pinch me and tell me it's not true that my baby boy (above) Carter Jackson is not really three! Well okay, I guess for two more days he technically is not, but say it isn't so! It seems just yesterday that he was born, and now he is a preschooler? How is it possible for time to fly that quickly?!

We had a great party today. There were 16 kids in our little house, but we had a blast! For those of you concerned that my child will miss out on socialization because he is homeschooled, here is the proof that we won't have any problems in that area! We are blessed to go to a large church and have many friends!

We started off with lunch: soft tacos, hot dogs, chips and salsa, pumpkin dip with apples and gingersnaps (yummy!) and cheetos.

Gramma and Grampa Westdyk were there as always! I'm sure Mama and Papa Blackburn were there in spirit... Mama sent presents earlier in the week! I know they wish they could be there.

There was ONE thing that Carter asked for his birthday: an ice cream cake. I wish I had taken a picture of the awful creation that I attempted in making my own ice cream cake, because it would've been a hoot to post it on here. Since it was the one and only thing Carter had asked for, Daddy went off two hours before the party in search for an ice cream cake. It was pricey, but worth it for our little guy. And it was yummy too!

After food, we made little pumpkins that I had gotten from Michael's. If you notice, Carter's little green stem that is supposed to be on top of the pumpkin is actually sticking out of the pumpkin's mouth! My little creative guy he is!! I think his pumpkin is missing a nose too...

Then we went outside to our "pumpkin patch" and the kids all picked out their own pumpkin to take home with them. They played outside for awhile then too. The weather was absolutely perfect. Sunny and 70 degrees with a nice breeze!

At the end of a fun day, Carter opened his gifts. He got lots of fun things!

At the end of the day, we were exhausted, but it was tons of funs! So thankful for wonderful family and friends! Love my precious little boy...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Standing with support!

It's amazing how time can fly by so quickly. I realized I hadn't blogged in about a month and decided it was time to post. Really there hasn't been much to blog about that was major exciting. We have exciting moments every day though, and why shouldn't I share it? I am so blessed by my two beautiful children and want to share the joys I get to experience on a daily basis!

Carter and Sydney are starting to really become "friends" now and it is such a joy to watch! Sure Carter still gets mad when Sydney takes his toys and slobbers all over them (he points and says, "It's eating my block!") Yes, *sigh*, he calls her "it." We're teaching him that she's a "she," not an "it!" But he really does love her. They'll chase each other around the house and Carter will yell, "Sydney's trying to get me!!!" As if an almost 10 month old could possibly hurt you Carter??!! Too cute.

And speaking of my almost 10 month old, she is now standing with support. On pretty much anything you can imagine. She just loves to stand! She is cruising along quite nicely on the furniture. This is her favorite spot, on the coffee table in our play room. She is also working on a few more teeth all at once. The joys of being a toddler!

She is such a joy, always smiling and laughing. Except of course when her teeth are bothering her or she has a 102.7 fever like she did the other night... aside from that, she's a pretty happy baby!

Oh we're going to be in big trouble in about 15 years with a smile like that.....

Daddy was having fun the other day holding Carter upside down and Sydney was so amused....

she wanted to do it herself too!
Next post will be Carter's birthday party. Can't believe our little boy is really turning three!!!


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I am a homeschooling mom to four. I just had a VBAC after 3 c-sections this year after I was told I no longer had the choice by my first Doctor. I am a childbirth instructor for Birth Boot Camp. My first class starts January of 2013!