Sunday, September 28, 2008

As summer winds down....

Pictures are scattered, and not great, but just to show everything we did and saw this past week:

And not sure if I am proud of this one or not...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Update on all things cute

- Carson counts. If you ask him to count, he gets this big smile on his face and says onnnneeeee (with his voice going up at the end, very exagerated), twwwooooooo, and then either 5 or 7. If you guide him along he can fill in the blanks from 1 to 10.

- At the park yesterday, in the middle of playing, he ran over to Jeff with his arms wide open to give him a hug.

- He was starting to get "afraid" of the dark, so we put his "Goodnight Moon" nightlight in his room and he quite likes it. When I went to check on him last night his head was right beside where the light is.

- After a bit of persuasion he ended up staying in the bouncy tent for half an hour last night. All his friends (Jaeda, Grace, Maisie, Justen, Mirabel and Jack) were in there just bumping into each other and trying to jump

- I was lying on the floor in his room (cozy cozy time) and he put Iggle Piggle beside me and looked at me and said "Be Nice". I've never heard him say that before!

- Seconds after saying "Car coming" on our walk yesterday he said "Watch Out". Where does he get this stuff? I love it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Who says daycare isn't best for kids?

Carson's caregiver sent these pictures to me this weekend. These are Carson's friends (he says goodbye to each one every night, by name!) And he asks about them when he's not there. He likes talking about Anna, the baby with the gorgeus red hair!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Number 3

Is a little too short.....

Jeff and I cut Carson's hair at home. There's no way he would let anyone else near his head with something buzzing, so we sit him on the back deck (or his wagon) and let him watch the cars while we cut his hair. I always thought we used a number 4 clipper so I suggested a number 3. Turns out we normally use a 5, so we should have used a 4. Now he looks like a little hoodlum!

Before: After (with me):

The pictures don't even do it justice. It's short. Too short. The only thing that keeps me going is that hair grows. Heck, I cut my hair too short all the time!

Here's the mayhem that ensues when Ethan and Isabelle come to visit. Carson LOVES his cousins, he talks about them all the time. Abel and Enan.

Friday, September 12, 2008

He certainly loves his grandma!

Last night Grandma and Nono came over for supper. They were still there when it was his bedtime and he did NOT want to leave them. Jeff took him upstairs for bed and he was screaming for them. Mom went up for a bit to cuddle and kiss him good-bye. That didn't work. Then he called for me. I went upstairs. After about 10 minutes I got him quasi-calm by looking out the window. We were looking at the cars, the trees, the kids... and then, Grandma and Nono left. That was not something he wanted to see. It started again, this heart breaking "Grandma... Nonoooooo". Out the open window of course. Grandma could hear him and she didn't like that, not one bit. She said she would have come back and sat with him all night long if that's what he wanted. But we all know that's not what he needed. He needed sleep!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Busy Day

Carson's (or, I should say Carden as he calls himself) latest piece of art

He loves his little slide and today wanted to just lie down on it and take a rest before his next turn

Every day, Daddy and Carson take a walk to go get the mail

Daddy wants to pass on his basketball skills, and was using the recycling bin as a basket. Carson was slam dunking!

These nights, before his bedtime, he's been wanting to get "cozy cozy cozy" on the floor with his mom and dad. We play with the super soft blanket, we all lay down (actually, we lay down in the specific places he tells us to) and I wanted to get pictures of him laying down but as soon as he sees the camera he wants me to show him the pictures on the screen (especially the movies) so it kind of makes it hard to take pictures.

Anyways, it's getting a bit harder to convince him it's bedtime when he's having so much fun. And tonight? He wouldn't let me leave the room after I put him in his crib. So, I promised him I would sit in the chair while he fell asleep. I tried sneaking out at one point but then a few minutes later all I heard was "Mommy, chair. Mommy, chair" So I went back up, sat in the chair and minutes later he was asleep. So long as it doesn't become a habit, I didn't mind at all. It was cute watching him fall asleep. He wraps his blankie around his toes over and over while trying to fall asleep....

I think it's getting a little afraid of the dark, he alwyas wants the lights on. I think I have to go find him a nightlight.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Chilly mornings!

This weekend got quite a bit cooler and the mornings are quite crisp! But Carson always wants to go outside (aside aside!) so now we have to start dressing him up to keep warm. And the result is not always quite so fashionable.

He's absolutely blowing Jeff and I away with his words these days. He's normally stringing three or four together (mommy ball up here, daddy blankie cozy cozy, mommy mon aside) He's fricking cute as heck!

And he's wild. Just wild. We stopped by Bulk Barn this morning and he was yelling and laughing and running up and down the aisles (but not a terror, he doesn't pull, yank, jump or break things) and saying hi to everyone and playing peek a boo with the cashiers. We went to an open house and he was flinging himself on the toddler ottoman and wanting to get up and jump on each of the beds. I know he's growing up (he's 21 months!) but I guess it's happening so fast, most days I wake up in constant amazement at the things he's doing.

We've had a fun last week, and tomorrow is back to normal and back to Sheena's. I asked him if he wanted to go see Sheena tomorrow and he said no, he said see Grandma. And Carrie. Then he said Grandma - Carrie, like 30 times in a row (must call Carrie to tell her, she'd be happy). But I know as soon as we show up to Sheena's house tomorrow he'll be happy, he missed them when he's away too long.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Going crazy

Indian Summer

So summer ends but the summer weather just starts? Carson was at home with Jeff on Wednesday, and when I got home I swore Carson had grown since the morning. He ran over to me (he was nekkid!) and start talking a mile a minute and then continued to go crazy around the house. Then he looked for something on the kitchen table and Jeff and I tried to remember when he started to be able to see over the table? We remember him only not being able to see on the table.

Tonight, he was trying to take the chair from his table outside to sit at his picnic table. But he was explainging to me how it was the chairs that Isabelle and Ethan sat on when they were here. He was dragging the chair saying "abel and enan" "chair" "outside". that's pretty fricking close to a sentence for me!
He spent the day with mom today (and me tomorrow!) and she called when he went for a nap to tell me how much he's talking. They sat on the corner watching cars (his favourite pasttime) and he will tell you which ones are cars, trucks, vans, jeeps, buses, diggers and tractors. He's very well versed in his automobiles.
Here's just a few pictures from mom's trailer this past weekend. He wanted to ride in her kayak (on land, of course) all the time.