Friday, July 31, 2009

Early birthday celebration

Chris's parents got home today from half of their bike trip. They are leaving tomorrow morning to go on the rest of their trip, meaning they will be gone for Carson's birthday, so we all had a BBQ with some of their friends and went swimming. After we were done swimming and eating we had a mini-party for Carson. Jaden loved that he got to blow out the candle.

Carson didn't like the feeling of the frosting on his hands.

He wouldn't even let Grandma feed him a bite of cake.

Grandma gave him a spoon, and he was good to go after that.

The boys being goofy.

Carson decided to see what the frosting would feel like on his belly.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Carson taking steps

I finally got a video of Carson taking a few steps. He took his first steps this past Tuesday (a couple days ago) and has been taking steps here and there ever since! In this video he only took 4 steps. He would've taken more after standing back up, but Jaden woke up from his nap, and Carson heard Jaden, so Carson started going after Jaden.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Jaden feeding the baby

After dinner yesterday Jaden got one of his frogs, pulled up his shirt and started "feeding the baby." He was just walking around with this frog to his chest, then he said, "Okay, it's time for a nap." He then took the baby off his chest, walked to Carson's room and put the baby in the crib for a nap. A few seconds later he got the baby out of the crib, came into the living room and nursed the baby again. He did this whole cycle (feeding, putting the baby down for a nap, getting the baby up, and feeding it again) about 3 times before I finally got pictures. After awhile he went back to the bounce and spin zebra and nursed the baby while bouncing (with his shirt up - I didn't get a picture of it). After awhile Jaden said he was feeding the baby Carson. It was just so cute!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jaden's fort

We got some patio furniture Sunday night, and Monday night, after the rest of the chairs were put together, both boys had fun in the big box. Jaden actually slept most of the night in the box Monday night. When it was time for a nap today, he went straight into the box and slept over 3 hours! Oh to be a kid again. =)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Carson plays all by himself

Carson is very good at going off and playing by himself. He is so much different than Jaden. The only way Jaden will play by "himself" is if Carson's already playing by himself...meaning that Jaden will go and play with Carson. This is Carson in Jaden's "tent." They both love this thing!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Long day

Saturday was a busy day. We woke up, ate, got ready for the day while Carson took his first nap, went to Chris's 10 year reunion BBQ/picnic in the park, dropped my baby sister off at her Dad's, dropped off the kids at Chris's parents' house (was nap time for Jaden and again for Carson), went to see Harry Potter, picked up the kids (who were in the pool), drove home, then Chris got ready for his reunion dinner. Whew! That was a long sentence! On the way home Carson must have been tuckered out, because I laid him down on the floor, and he stayed sleeping like this.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Carson and his standing

I was trying to get a good, smiling picture of Carson standing up without anything in his hands. I gave up, lol.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Play Garage

FedEx dropped off Jaden's new Cars Play Garage today. It came while Carson was taking his first nap, so I was able to set it up without Carson's help, lol. Jaden said he wanted to take his nap in it, so I put his couch-bed in there. Jaden saw that it was in there and said, "I want it out of here!" I took it out and told him he could pick where he wanted to sleep. A couple hours later I went in to check on him, and he had brought his pillow, blanky and bear in the tent, and he was sleeping on the floor. As you can see in this first picture, his feet are sticking out of the door.

After I took the above picture he started rustling around, so I went out of the room. About half an hour later I went back, and this is how he was.

You can kind of see him through the mesh window.

After the boys' naps (Carson's second) they played in Jaden's room/tent for pretty much the rest of the day/night, minus a break for dinner. They had a blast!

You can kind of see Jaden through the mesh window again.

Jaden was saying hi out the window.

It took me awhile to finish this blog. It's now 10:05 p.m. Jaden is sleeping in the tent.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Sunday Carson started pulling up on anything and letting go! He mostly pulled up and let go from Chris's leg (when Chris was sitting on the floor). I can now stand Carson up in the middle of the room and let go, and he will continue to stand!

Monday, July 13, 2009

I want in the house

Last night Jaden came up to us and told us he wanted to go in the house. A minute later he was inside the TV stand telling us he was in the house. Carson LOVED this. Carson started shutting the door on Jaden, then opening it, and over and over it went. Finally Carson got the door all the way shut and Jaden started freaking out, as you'll see in the pictures. The whole thing was hillarious!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rocking horsie

Chris's parents have this cool little wooden rocking horse. Carson had woken up from his nap, and when we brought him downstairs he went right for it. We scooted it closer to us (we were all playing Phase 10), and he went to town on it. He was loving rocking on this horse.

Cheesing for Papa