Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A few videos

Today I'm just going to post a few old videos that Chris and I took. By old I mean about three weeks old. The first is Carson grunting in his swing. He does this noise when he knows he's tired but is fighting going to sleep. The second video is Jaden's famous diaper dance. When Jaden's diaper is really, really full (this was taken in the morning - so after he woke up from sleeping all night) he just stops right where he is and does this little "dance." The third one is Chris tickling Carson. I just love his laughs!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I know I just posted pictures of Jaden asleep in his new couch bed, but last night he asked to go to bed in it. Chris put Jaden's pillow in there, and off to sleep Jaden went. This is a couple hours after he went to bed, and he was still in it. I checked on him around 2:15am (I had woken up), and he did get himself back into his other bed without his pillow. He was almost falling off the bed, so I moved him a bit and gave him his pillow. He's just so cute in his couch bed!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Jaden finally took a nap!

After a week and a half of refusing his naps Jaden finally took a nap! He refused naps awhile back, but then he decided he'd take them again. This time he must have known company was coming into town and decided to stop taking naps before they got here up until today. After a few times of us going back into his room, because he was playing, or whining instead of napping, he finally passed out, in his new couch bed, after taking off his pants, lol. (Actually, I think he had taken his pants off way before he finally fell asleep.)

I went to check on him a little later, and this is how he was.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday, Jaden!

Jaden turned 2 on December 27, and we had his party that afternoon. He ended up refusing his nap with all the company we had over, so he wasn't the most pleasant kid to be around that day. You can tell in some of these pictures that his eyes are sooooooo red, because he's so tired. Overall he did rather well for being as tired as he was.

Aunt Shelby reading Jaden a book

The cake!

Jaden and his friend, Exzavier, trying to get into the cake before it was time to eat it.

Look at those tired eyes

Here are a few (not all) of his presents

This one was his favorite. He did this all himself.

Had to get a picture of Carson sporting a birthday hat.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


This year was Jaden's 2nd Christmas and Carson's 1st Christmas. I took LOADS of pictures, so here are just a few.

This was Christmas Eve right before Chris and I went to bed.

Christmas Morning

Yes, this year we actually got Mimi something (was the blue, plastic, see-through stocking), and she was absolutely loving the stuff in it!

Jaden is "fixing" Carson's new toy. He saw Daddy putting it together, got the screwdriver and said, "I fix it."

Grandma and Grandpa Charles got him a Harley

Jaden put on his "bling" (Grandma's beads) and sat down to play with his new computer

One of the presents Carson got at Grandma and Grandpa Charles' house

Yay for a new bath toy! Now he just needs to decide he likes sitting up so he can play with it better! This was from Grandma and Grandpa Rushman. Jaden would not let me get a picture of him with what he got.

Now, I didn't post every little thing the kids got, as that would've taken forever to upload all the pictures. Overall it was a great day, and I was so glad that Nicole, Will and Ryan could come up for a week. Here's one last picture that we got the night before they all left. This was the best one of the three cousins. It was actually taken on Jaden's birthday, which was December 27 (today!).

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Green beans

Yesterday I decided to have Carson try some green beans. He didn't like them too much, but he did end up eating half a container of them (which is all I was going to give him anyway). He ate about 1.5-2 tbsp of rice cereal before that, and he also nursed after all that food! Here are a few pictures I took of his first experience with green beans.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas pictures

Since we are short on money I decided to take a stab at taking the boys' Christmas pictures this year. I only have a point and shoot camera (aka not a Nikon, or anything), so I did the best with what I had. Chris and I got a couple colors of fabric for a background, I attempted to pose the boys, and here are some of the pictures. WARNING, this is picture heavy! I couldn't really get a great picture of both Jaden and Carson together. Jaden loves the camera, but only when I'm not "forcing" him to stay still and get his picture taken. I did throw a couple odd ball ones of Jaden in heret, as Carson pretty much took the show, lol. Enjoy my attempts! I don't have any props or anything, but I think some turned out okay.