Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Say what?

Did you hear him?! Clear as day: "Hi-Ho Silver Away!"

Baby is getting around

Just look where I found him today. He really likes to try out all of
Carter's toys. It's really sweet how much Carter takes him around with
him. He's not so much playing with the baby doll as he is playing and
baby doll is with him. Just like his little brother or sister will be

Friday, September 24, 2010

So tired!

We're closing in on 2 weeks since Carter took his last morning nap! I've already gotten so used to having more time to be out and about in the morning that I can hardly remember what it was like having to put him down for a nap so early.

I've started working out at Barre3 (which is kicking my butt in a good way) and Carter has really enjoyed going along since he's usually the only kid and gets all the toys and the babysitter to himself. We usually work out, come home for lunch and then it's nap time. Yesterday was a different story.

He feel asleep on the 5 minute ride home. Usually, when the car stops, he wakes up and we would go about our plans. Yesterday.... I got him out of the car, changed his diaper on the living room floor, carried him over the baby gate, upstairs and laid him in his bed. He slept for an hour and a half.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stroller/baby update

Home study meeting #1

Our social worker thought it would work out best if Carter wasn't home while we did our home study as it was mostly talking and he would be a distraction. So, Auntie Lindsey showed up bright and early to take Carter out for some fun.

When they arrived home with Grandma Cupcake in tow, it looked like they had just spent the day at an amusement park! They had been to Cafe Sip 'n' Play for some play time/coffee and then apparently to Toys R' Us and then out to lunch.

They came in with boxes and toys. One was a potty training Elmo complete with sippy cup and potty. The other was a practice baby and stroller to help him prepare for his baby brother or sister. I'm pretty sure he likes the stroller more than the actual baby.

Edited to add the below photos - it really was like an amusement park

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The little boss man

We spent most of yesterday at Auntie Lindsey's house helping with yard work. Boy, does she have some amazing friends! There must have been 10 of us there doing yard work (building fences, gates, weeding, and laying gravel in her driveway).  There aren't too many people that I would give up a Saturday to do THEIR yard work for, but as much as Lindsey does for us, it was a no-brainer. I think all of her friends felt the same.

We had a blast out in the rain and the icing on top was the yummy chili and cornbread Lindsey made. Carter was such a good boy for us! He brought his shovel and helped as much as he could. He needed a break before the rest of us, but he still wanted to be part of the action so, he sat on the front step to supervise.

Auntie - we need an "after" photo since the video is definitely a "half-way" point.

Benny the Beaver

Thank you to whoever gave Carter his "hello Benny Beaver" book prior
to his being born. It is one of his FAVORITES. As you can see, he
insisted we had to take it with us yesterday as he was not done
reading it for the 1000th time.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nap time or gymnastics?

Good things come in small packages

I've been expecting something for a little while now. I've been so excited and yet, wasn't supposed to tell people yet. So, with all my excitement, I've been researching and reading to keep my mind occupied. Through this reading, I stumbled upon a blog that had a necklace that I just had to have. It was a steal of a deal too!

And so, I then was expecting a package while I was expecting the thing I was not supposed to talk about yet.

The package arrived!

I opened it to find a beautiful necklace, but not THE necklace. Got to admit... I was bummed. I contacted the creator and let her know and she was BEYOND apologetic. She said that I could keep the necklace sent by mistake AND she would send my necklace the very next day. How cool is that?!

I decided to share her generosity and gave the necklace to Gramma Cupcake who adores it. Anyway, my package arrived today. Not only did it have my perfect necklace, it also had a pair of very cute earrings for the mix-up. Completely unnecessary, but I love them!

OK. So what was in my little package?

It says "Expecting from Ethiopia"

For more, check out our secret blog: www.therobertshouseadoption.blogspot.com

Please allow everyone else to find out about our news just as you did. It is so much more fun when people check-in to our blog looking for a hoe hum post about Carter and instead find something exciting. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Espanol tambien?!


He may not say much. He probably can't tell you which toy is blue, but
the important stuff he knows.

Back on the wagon

I stepped on the scale after Vegas and did not like what I saw. I
wasn't surprised given that I don't like how any of my clothes are
fitting lately. It's amazing what 5 lbs can do!

So, I'm back on the weight watchers wagon. I try to not make Chris
suffer with me. He definitely doesn't need to skimp on the calories
so, shopping sometimes requires additional variety.

Classic: 7 points/serving and oh so good, but too spicy for Carter.
White Chili: 5 points/serving and good, but Chris always gets chicken. Does he really need it in his chili too?
Veggie: 3 little point/serving!

I probably could have gotten just the veggie, but the 99% fat free scared me. After a long day's work, the last thing Chris needs is something that tastes fat free. No worries! This veggie chili was just as good as the classic that I remember.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vegas baby

When 2 of the 3 (yes, we have 3 which is CRAZY) bathrooms in your
hotel room are nicer than what you have at home, it might be time to

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Carter's Barbie Babe

We had so much fun yesterday at the circus with the Dawsons. We got to try out the box seats which was perfect for a 1 year old who can't sit still for the entire show. I think his favorite part was the elephants. 

Afterwards, Ciera was a huge help at dinner watching Carter and keeping him entertained. She then took him for a ride in her hot pink Barbie jeep up their driveway. It was one of the cutest things I've ever seen. He just sat there with her, enjoying the radio and her commentary on the different types of fruit trees in the yard.