Friday, October 30, 2009

Grown Up Boy

I thought he looked so handsome in this outfit. So grown up! I took about a million pictures of him wearing this so there may be more...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Teething Advice

Cason's top teeth are so close to coming in and I know he's in pain and no amount of teething tablets or orajel is helping. He was up crying late last night and we are all exhausted. As if the first year wasn't hard enough you then have to throw in teething. Is it this bad for all the teeth or just the front ones. Scratch that, I don't want to know. I'm just going to pretend it's just the front ones that are bad.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Stuff

I have had most of these crosses for years but I finally got around to hang them in this house. A cross cluster isn't exactly "modern" design so eventually I want to have so many crosses that the whole wall is full and they are very tightly spaced. That will be my "modern" twist on it.
I want my crosses to have stories. Many are from vacations or made from friends. My most recent purchase is the beaded cross purchased from my friend Dina. You can check out her blog here. She made it with colors that match my den. So beautiful!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bottle freedom

I'm trying to teach Cason to hold his own bottle so I can do other things while he's eating. This morning I did my makeup. So great!

-- Posted from my iPhone

This kid loves the remote!

-- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Cason had some of his friends over for a playdate. He had a great time. It was his first co-ed party and it took a lot of convincing for me to let him have an older woman there. They were all on their best behavior and Carsyn even taught the boys about sharing.

There's Logan and Cason.
Look at Carsyn's rockin baby legs. So cute!!!

Carsyn and Logan are talkin about their weeks.

Cason and Logan are eying the rocket toy.

Lincoln's observing the action.

I like this whole "playdate" thing. Moms get to talk, babies get to play. Good Times.

6 months came... and went....

Cason turned 6 months while we were on vacation last month and I had great intentions of acknowledging it on my blog... but just didn't get around to it. So, to catch you up:
At his 6 month appointment Cason's stats were:
27.5" (75%)
17 lbs (25-50%)
43.8 head (50%)
So, he's pretty much perfect :-) (Yes, i know that's what every mom says)
Between 6 and 7 months he can now sit up on his own and doesn't fall over very much. He can stand holding on to something for a little while. Can't crawl yet. He can scoot a little bit but that's about it. I'm not worried about it, when he starts crawling i have to start chasing so take your time buddy. I need to start baby proofing the house for when he does start crawling.... any tips?
Here are some photos to catch you up...
My friend Courtney let Cason borrow a jumperoo. This is his first time trying it out. It didn't take long for him to be bouncing away.

He got some new clothes. I got him a football hoodie... but it is brown and blue!

He's a mover and a shaker and sometimes the crib is just too small to contain him. He didn't seem to mind his foot was hanging out. He kept playing and talking.

Love those chunky legs!

C loves the iphone just as much as his daddy. I don't let him chew on it anymore though because after this, i couldn't hear the person on the other end quite as good as i used to.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick update

If you haven't heard the whole household is sick right now. Mike and I have some sort of allergy weather changing cold junk and Cason is sick with respatory issues again. Not contagious sick but wake up multiple times in the middle of the night screaming have some more breathing treatments sick. We also learned from the doc that this respatory stuff may be something we have to deal with until he grows out of, whenever that is or it could turn into ashma. Not the greatest news.

As usual, to cope with our illnesses I turned to starbucks and target. Cason and I ran to target tonight to pick up his perscription but it takes 15 minutes to fill the perscription so I had that l had that long to drown my sorrows in the clearance rack. One perscription and a pair of red shoes, 3 candlesticks, diapers, starbucks, cornbread, and dog treats later we got home. Ugh, bein sick is hard on my wallet.

I tried Cason sitting in the cart like a big boy and I think he liked it. I looked like a total dork cause my cart cover is a little much. I'm going to start looking for one of those elastic ones.

P.s. I wrote this on my phone and I am not going to go back and check spelling so don't go all english teacher on me. Lil C is in the tub so I have to focus on him too.

-- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday best

Trying out his new fall wardrobe at church. Stylish waffle weave shirt from baby gap paired with khaki cargos and camo socks.

-- Posted from my iPhone

Cason loves bathtime!

-- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New outfit

Many of casons clothes are purchased for my enjoyment, not his. He makes me laugh when he's in cute outfit such as below.

Cason also got to play with his friend Jack yesterday. I'm pretty sure they loved their playdate. To top it off, the girls went shopping and the men watched the babies. Talk about a great sat afternoon!

-- Posted from my iPhone

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Va-cay- Part 1- The Throne of Crying

Don't be fooled by this sweet face like I was.

We got out the new carseat for our trip to Alabama. It's a forward and rear facing carseat that we could have used from the beginning but like most people, we preferred the ease of the carseat you can carry around. But, in my great wisdom, I thought lil C would prefer the big comfortable carseat in a 10 hour drive than the uncomfortable carryable carseat. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Trip started around 6:00 AM on a Sunday morning. My mom, Mike, Cason and I were all in one car with everything we owned. We were excited to begin our fun car drive of singing and sightseeing and playing with the baby. The sweet smiley face lasted about an hour. Then there was sleeping for about another hour. Hey, this wasn't too bad. No sweat. We were making good time and our biggest problem was locating a Starbucks on the highway in East Texas. They are hard to find there.

After nap #1 it started. The crying. Crying and screaming. Back to crying. We took turns attempting to entertain him. We rotated seats during the 15 stops we had on our journey. We stopped to eat, to let him eat, to get around and walk around, to go to the bathroom, or just to get out of the car and scream ourselves. Without fail, the minute we lifted him out of the carseat a big smile and it was as if nothing was wrong. Back in the carseat, back to screaming.

Our 10 hour car drive took over 13 hours. It was horrible. I can't sugar coat it. Nothing about it was fun. My mom was regretting inviting us on the trip and I was wishing I could be in the dentists office getting a root canal or something else more fun.

We tried all kinds of things to stop the crying. We tried singing- itsy bitsy spider was sung by the whole car, in 3 part harmony, as a round, for an hour. That worked a bit. Tapping on the sunroof worked too. Why? Don't know. He liked to stare out the sunroof but only if someone was tapping on it. Your arm gets tired tapping on a sunroof. One thing that worked quite well was opening the window by him. Flying down the highway at 70 miles per hour with a window open. VERY loud, VERY much didn't care because he was quiet and happy.

Eventually we arrived at the house after the sun had gone down. So much for an evening stroll on the beach. The house was beautiful but we didn't care at that point. We could have been staying in a cardboard box on the beach and we would have been happy as long as we were out of the car.
We spent the next day looking for flights home.
The next day 2 tiny white teeth push through. Could that have caused all the crying? Surely not 10 hours of crying. We will never know.
All that to say it didn't take me long to realize that traveling with a baby is much different than I could have imagined.
More to come.

Glitter Makes Everything Better!

Much later than planned I got my fall decorations out. Yes, they were out the day after the calender says it's fall, but the calender has it wrong. The true first day of fall is when you see the "pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks" sign. I saw it on September 1st therefore I knew it was the first day of fall and therefore time to put up the decorations. Unfortunately, I got behind.

All this rambling on and you would think my house would be covered in pumpkins... but I actually only have a few decorations, but I like them a lot. I still need to buy some pumpkins. Today at a store I saw some white pumpkins that they had drawn swirls on with a black sharpie and it was so cute. I'm going to do that.

Here's the dining table (with the new rug) and it's all ready for fall. Someone please come over and have dinner with us so we can use this table!

In the kitchen I set out the Halloween decorations. I think Halloween is fun so I got some new stuff at Target this year. New chargers for the table. Yes, that's a skull. No, I don't think it's scary. It's glittered. Nothings scary when glittered. :-) Mike thinks I'm crazy but I don't care.

That's a black pumpkin covered in glitter. Awesome. I was way too excited when I found that. I've had that tray for awhile and didn't know how to use it. I think it works well here.

More glittered skulls. I think they are smiling.

And you guessed it, this is glittered too! Special thanks to Target for realizing the wonderfulness of glitter!

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