Man this blogging business is hard work! I thought I was doing something easy, I had no idea what I got myself in to :-) For real this time, I promise to do better! Between work, getting my masters, an 8 month old, and a husband....I would say I am a little busy!
I'm going to go all the way back to Carter's 6th month and start there...We took our first family vacation! Chris won "Salesman of the Quarter" at work and they provided us with a condo right on the beach for 4 days. It was amazing! Such a great time for us to spend quality time together with NO plans! Chris went fishing in his kayak. He was so cute. Look at him :-)
We took a ton of walks down the beach. Thank goodness the BOB is a-may-zing! It was perfect to watch the sunset with my two special boys. I love them so much. Aren't they the cutest thing?
We attempted to take Carter to the beach but that was a disaster. When he wasn't sleeping....
He was trying to eat EVERYTHING! Sand, toys, sand, more sand! He chews on things like he actually has teeth, but nope...none of those bad boys yet! Ee decided to go get him a little floaty and take him to the pool. Much better and that baby LOVES the water. We are so glad!
We ventured out into downtown Charleston a couple of nights and walked around and visited the market. It was so much fun. We look forward to going back.
Here are some of Carter's 6 month pictures. Once again, Kat did an amazing job. Carter has his 9 month pictures next month so I will definitely be on top of putting them up more quickly. She has an adorable idea for his pics, I cannot wait.
At 7 months Carter FINALLY decided that he was ready to sit up all by himself. He was so cute once he figured it out.
We had our families in town for Carter's Baby Dedication at our church. It was such a special day for us.
Carter is about to move up classes at church...this means that he is getting BIG. He will no longer be in the "baby, baby" class...now just the "baby" class. Chris asked if it made me sad...the honest answer is, YES :( We are still loving our small group at church. We meet on Thursday nights at a different member's home each week. We love it!
He is a talker! Carter talks all the time. It is so cute. He says "MaMa" all the time. He looks at me when he says it and so I would like to think that he knows what he is saying :-) He makes sounds with his tongue and is just the cutest little thing....EVER!
I am loving spending the summer time with Carter. We have so much going on and have a full day every day of fun things to do together. I'm loving it! We go to Baby bootcamp Mon, Wed, and Fri and Mommy gets her butt kicked! It is so hard but I love it! We are doing story time, playdates, and swim class also. It is so much fun being a Mom! I couldn't have imagined myself doing these things 2 years ago but I would not trade it for the world now. It is the best!
Carter is 8 months now and is sooo almost crawling. I am trying to enjoy these last couple of weeks before the chaos begins. He LOVES all of the food that he has tried but especially loves his red vegetables. He even likes the meat! (yuck!) We are so lucky to have a good baby! He is soo chill. We love it!
We are still trading with Katie and Jason (our neighbors) once a month so we can have a date night. It is really great! We are counting down the days until our cruise. Although I am NOT looking forward to leaving Carter for 4 days and don't know how I am going to do it, I know we will have an amazing time. It is our anniversary and birthdays, all in the same week. Plus we know that Carter will love being with Grandma and Grandpa and playing with Eli and Aiden, too! Because we will be gone for 4 days, I decided to stop nursing because I did not want to pump, etc on the cruise. Plus, I nursed him for 8 straight months so I feel I gave him what he needed! He doesn't seem to mind one bit, he loves the formula just as much :-)He is still an amazing sleeper. Gosh, what did we do to get so lucky? We have a little routine for the evening. Daddy comes home from work and we eat dinner as a family, then Daddy and Carter have their time while Daddy gives Carter a bath and then we put him to bed at 7:00. He sleeps until 7:00 the next morning. No complaints here!
Oh, Mother's Day...I forgot! I had a great first Mother's Day! Carter got me a Waxing Poetic necklace and I love it! I am very much looking forward to Chris' first Father's Day. Carter has a few surprises up his sleeve!
On a side note-we are doing some remodeling to our house. We are enclosing our porch to make into a play room for Carter. We also just had a deck built and are having a fence put in next week. I will put pics up when finished.
I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE to do a better job updating this thing! Mom and Nanny are coming next week so I will put some pics up after that!