Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1 Year!!!

1 Year Stats

Weight: 21 lbs 11 oz
Height: 27 3/4 in

Our little boy is a year old!! To quote Carter's favorite show (Little Einsteins), "I cannot believe it!" Carter's no longer a baby. :( He is growing right before our eyes. We couldn't ask for a better little boy. 

New things for Carter this month:

Carter is walking!
Took his first steps on January 4th.
First Christmas!
Opened his first presents.
Got his 2 front teeth for Christmas!
Tried his first Cafe Rio.
He's not too big on baby food anymore. He's wants the real stuff.
Discovered cereal. Loves it, especially Chex.
Started "dancing" when he hears music. His little shake always makes me smile. :)
He's finally getting a little braver around strangers. He's still shy, but he smiled at everyone as we traveled on the airplanes.
Besides his parents, Carter's two favorite people are his grandmas. They were the only two people he would always willing go to while we were on vacation.

Just hanging out waiting for the doctor.

Reading his book the doctor gave him.

Sweet Superman pjs.

Carter stole some of Nolan's puffs... You can see him eyeing them.

Carter loves to push the cart.

Can you see the smile on his face? :) It's really windy.

Trying a little quesadilla at Cafe Rio with is cousin Nolan.

I love this picture! Carter was very focused on his orange.

Just having his bottle with Uncle Nate. 

Two front teeth!

Carter's Christmas present from Santa.

I love these next two pictures. Carter loves his daddy. 

So cute! :)

We took this just before we cut Carter's long hair. 

The back of his hair gets curly when it is wet. It's pretty cute. :) 

Carter's playing in his Mater wagon. And sporting his new haircut. 

Such a cutie! There is a button on the front of the wagon you can push and Mater talks. He loves it!

Carter got this awesome Superman pjs from his Aunt Megan. They are size 18m so they're a little big, but they sweet!

I love my little boy! He always sticks out his little tongue and I love those big blue eyes.

Sorry about the picture overload! I didn't even put a lot on that I wanted to. I could look at pictures of this little guy all day. 

Carter boy, we love you more than anything in the world. We are so glad that you came to our little family. We have so much fun with you. You are at such a fun age! We love to interact with you as we see more and more of your little personality develop. You definitely have a little attitude when you don't get what you want. You're not afraid to let us know when you're not happy about something. (Like right now you want to type on the keyboard and aren't too happy I'm not letting you. :)) But for the most part you are one happy little guy. You have the cutest smile ever. When you laugh, your dad and I can't help but laugh with you. We are the luckiest parents in the world. You mean the world to us. We could not ask for a better little boy. We love you Carter!

Hunter's Visit to Louisville

This is a few months late, but better late than never right? Hunter came out to interview at the University of Louisville so he got to stay with us for a few days. While he was here we went to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Churchill Downs. Hunter took a bunch of pictures, but he didn't send us any of them with him in it!

While we were checking out the slugger museum a man came out from the factory part and brought us this HUGE glove! He wanted us to put Carter in it! Haha!

He also brought out this huge bat!

Yummy beignets from J. Gumbos.

It was fun to have you visit Hunter!

11 Months

Carter is at such a fun age. I love knowing that he understands a lot of the things I do. He loves to watch people, even if he's still not so sure about being handed off to others. :)

New things for Carter this month:

Started supplementing with formula. He still nurses, but I don't have enough for him anymore. He loves it!
Took his first trip to Universal Studios!
Went on his first amusement park ride.
Tried his first Harry Potter "Butterbeer" and loved it.
Figured out how to open his puffs using his teeth.
Easily cruises around the room holding on to everything.
Is once again sleeping through the night, even while we were on vacation!

Carter loves his bottles! 

Just having some puffs and watching a little TV.

Carter fell asleep while I was feeding him. I love watching him sleep. :)

One of my favorite things is to watch Carter as he plays. He loves to play with his books. Sometimes he'll play with it forever. He babbles and babbles as he turns the pages back and forth.

Carter's first amusement park ride! It was in Dr. Seuss land at Universal. He liked going around, but he didn't like when we moved it up and down. :)

Carter loves his Frosty the Snowman book from Grandpa and Grandma Housley. He can hear them read it when he turns the pages!

Carter still loves his food. :)

Trying his first Butterbeer at The Three Broomsticks in Harry Potter land.

Carter we love you so much! We love watching you grow before our eyes. It is so much fun to watch you experience new things. You bring so much joy into our lives. You will always be our little boy!