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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New frame, hobbies, and a 10 month old

This picture is a frame I bought at the Holy Cow Boutique on Saturday with some birthday money I got. It brought a tear to my eye, and I felt the spirit immediately testifying the importance of keeping myself worthy to enter his holy temple. I knew I had to have this hanging in my house. I had never seen anything like this before, with the door knob of the temple. I just love it.

Scott and I decided to have a garden this year. I'm really excited to do it, and so far it's been hard, but fun work. I discovered that I have a somewhat OCD thing with weeds. Once I start, I could pull weeds for hours and never get bored. But my back sure doesn't like it. :) We are having a beautiful flower garden that is right by my house. We are growing tulips (which are already coming up), a wild flower mix, daisies, sunflowers, zinnias, a rose bush and some others I forgot the names of. We also have our strawberry plants in the same area. Over in the back of our large yard we have a fenced off garden area with boxes that our landlords decided they weren't going to use this year, so we are planting our veggies out there. We have started some of them in a little indoor greenhouse with peat moss. We will be planting them in a few weeks after the last frost. Some of the veggies we are doing are peppers, carrots, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, watermellon, cucumbers, etc. I really am so excited to do this, since it's been so long since I had my own garden, and definitely never had one this big. But I figure since I am a stay at home mom I have sufficient time to work on it, and it will keep me busy and productive, not to mention we will be saving money on veggies!

An update on my running: I signed up for a 5k on April 30th at Thanksgiving Point. I am so excited for this because the course runs through the gardens during the Tulip Festival, so it will be a GORGEOUS run, not to mention the air will smell divine! Also, my dad has decided to do it with me, so we will start training together soon! I love that Spring is here, and I can bask in the sun again. I thrive during Spring and Summer.

Carson turned 10 months old yesterday! He is walking better and better everyday, and is starting to really try and talk. It's still gibberish, but it sounds like he's trying to tell us something. He can actually say "baba" when he wants an bottle and "mamma" when he wants me, or when he's tired and wants to go to bed. He has learned how to shake his head "no" when he doesn't want something. He is just so darling and happy and is still a perfect sleeper. I love him with all my heart, and can't believe we will be celebrating his first birthday in 2 months.

As far as I'm concerned, I am doing so much better. I was in a hard place earlier this year, and I felt lost and out of control, but I feel myself again, and it's a WONDERFUL feeling. I am a lot more fun to be with now :) All I can say, is therapists are wonderful and medication can make all the difference when you really need it. :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

My son is WALKING!

Carson graduated to a big kid car seat. He looks so little in there!

First time taking a bath in the sink instead of the bath tub.

Aren't those dimples just to die for?

I adore this face :)

Carson is 9 1/2 months old and already starting to walk! It just takes my breath away how fast babies aren't babies anymore. Such a precious time period. I will be so sad when he get to the point when he doesn't want to cuddle with mommy anymore, or fall asleep in my arms. I treasure these moments.
I am so very blessed to have such a perfect little man. He sleeps through the night almost every night, he takes 2 two hour naps with out a fuss, and loves to laugh and play.
He is so adventurous and curious. He wants to figure out the world around him. Very much like his Daddy :)
He has 4 teeth now, and knows how to shake his head "no". He's learning "bye bye" and "hello". He's eating yogurt and cheese and pasta and bread and all veggies and fruit. He mostly eats table food now, and loves it!
His hair is starting to curl in the back, especially after a bath, and I just ADORE it, and have no plans to cut it for a very long time :)
I am so blessed to be his mommy and I am just thrilled to see him achieve more and more. :)