Friday, July 16, 2010

Independence Day!

July 4th was great! Jason was working, so Carlyn and I decided to go up to prescott for the weekend with my sister, mom and dad! It was so much fun. On the fourth, we went to the Prescott square and let Carlyn play in the grass and just run around. We also did a little bit of shopping! Carlyn got a turtle backpack and thought she was in love! The weather was beautiful, and Carlyn loved to feel the wind in her hair...she would put her arms out and say "Wheee" I loved the innocence! My aunt that lives there rescued some baby cottontail bunnies. They were only 15 days old and adorable! Carlyn loved them! Later in the afternoon, we went on a walk on a trail by the lake. It was beautiful! At night, we went and watched fireworks. She was amazed, she just stared, started clapping, look at me and said "I Like Lights"! I loved it...the best part was getting to watch her experience something new!
Ladies and Gentlemen....Miss America!
With Papa and Granny
Family picture....minus Jason
This is when she started getting tired...and needed a nap REAL bad!
This was five minutes later!
Always has to give kisses, she's SO sweet!
Look Mommy!
This is when she said " I like the lights!"

Friday, July 2, 2010

Instant Reset!

Yesterday was a rough day. I started off frustrated, came to work, and remained frustrated! I tried to think of Carlyn and Jason to get my mind off the frustration! When I came home, Carlyn was in her crib...talking to herself. I wanted to go in and say hi and goodnight. When I walked in she was standing up and got the biggest smile on her face! I picked her up, she put one arm around me, one arm around jason, hugged us both and said "Hi mommy daddy"! It was an insant reset to my day! To top it all off... I hugged her again and said "I missed you today" and she looked at me and said "I miss you"! Ah, that was heart melted! Officially better mood!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Carlyn was sining on our way home in the car last night. She cracks me up! She wasn't mad...just tired...and singing! I love the way she "expresses" herself! There are two videos because I couldn't choose. At the end of one, she says Love you!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Early...but I'll take it!

I know Carlyn is only just about 15months, but for the past month or so, she has been telling us when she needs to poop! So, we bought a elmo potty...just to see what she would do. For the past couple of weeks, we have been putting her on it when she tells us she needs to go. She sits for a while, asks to get down, and if I entertain or distract her, she will stay up there...and the other day...she went pee-pee on the potty!!! YEAH!!! She has gone two or three times. I hope this continues, but am not going to push her since she is still so young! However, I was potty trained at 16months, so we'll see! Any suggesstions from you expert moms out there???

Sunday, May 2, 2010

See How Big I Am?

I was cleaning the couch cushions one day, so they were off the couch, and just happen to catch this on camera!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

14 Months

I was going to post new favorite pictures every three months or so of Carlyn, but I have WAY to many pictures! So, every two months, I'll post some of my favorite pictures taken of her! Here are pictures from 12 months -14 months!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Birthday Gelato

Jason was working on my birthday...I was a little bummed, but we did get to celebrate later together with a nice dinner at the Keg! It was great! On my actual birthday, Carlyn and I got to hang out all day, and then we went and got gelato. Carlyn very rarely gets something so sweet, and when she does, she doesn't really like it...she'd rather be eating pasta! BUT...she LOVED the gelato! We shared, and she kept handing me her spoon and saying more, and then as soon as she would stick the spoon in her mouth (all by herself, may I add) she would say "Mmmmm"! The day ended with dinner at my moms and dads! It was a great way to spend my birthday!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter was so fun this year! We started out by hearing a great service at church, then headed to my mom's for some lunch and easter egg hunting! My mom wasn't sure what to put in the eggs...but finally decided on quarters! She figured she was to young for candy, but she LOVES her piggy bank, so that's what she did! It worked out great! She loved opening the eggs, and then carefully putting the quarters in the piggy bank! After that we went to Jason's Nana's for MORE food! Carlyn finally passed out! It was such a great day!
My Beautiful little girl in her Easter dress!
I love this picture because she was showing Jason her bunny!
She got the hang of picking up eggs and putting them in the basket very quickly!
She kept tripping on her dress when she would we tied it up!
As you can see...she is taking this VERY serious!...I still do that with my tongue when I am trying to concentrate!
Waving her eggs around singing at the top of her lungs!
Passed out after a long day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Learning to brush our teeth!

Carlyn now has 7 teeth, three of which have come in the last month! We let her play around with her toothbrush before, and had brushed them with water, but we just recently started introducing how to REALLY brush our teeth every night. We started with water, and then used bubblegum toothpaste! I let her taste it and play with her toothbrush before we brushed her teeth. She did great! Let's hope this starts an early healthy habit!