Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Precious Postmarks

In case you didn't see our Christmas cards this year, here ya go:

Isn't it cute?? Go to here to have Tara help you design your own! (She is great and the cards are very reasonably priced! She can make you one for any occasion!)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Carter's First Christmas

We spent Christmas day at Grandpa & Grandma Graves' house. It was a lot of fun! Carter was very good the whole time. Carter and I spent the 26th at Grammy and Grampy Allen's house (Darek was in Hays for a wedding). It was a lot of fun, also.

Carter spent most of his time taste testing the presents:

Hans helped unwrap some presents:

4 generations of Graves' (with Carter chewing on Great Grandpa Graves' oxygen hose):

I love this picture of Carter and I (he is going to be bigger than me soon!):

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Just so you know

Its 4 degrees outside right now. The wind chill is 14 degrees below zero. We are staying in our jammies today. (Or Darek's pajama pants that I stole from him- they are so much cozier than mine. Why is that??)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New 'Do

For my Birthday Week (yeah, I've decided it's a week) I decided I would go get my hair did (thats how the cool people say it). Doesn't it look lovely?

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's serious work being a baby!

Its tough being a baby- you have to drink stinky formula and then barf on yourself. You have to pee (and worse!) in your pants. You have to take naps! Oh my goodness. And the hardest thing of all, you have to keep those darn toys in line! They might start misbehaving if you don't give them the serious stare (mad eyes) once in a while.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Santa Baby

Darek, Aunty Courtney, Stan and I took Carter to see Santa Claus on Sunday. Im pretty sure he asked for formula but I couldnt hear his conversation with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Getting psyched up for Santa

His big moment- he didn't even cry

The happy family!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Carter's 4 Month Check-Up

Yesterday, Carter had his 4 month check up! (Ok, a little late.) Anyway, here are his stats and how they compate to his birth stats:

Birth weight: 7 lbs 15oz
Current weight: 17 lbs 8 oz
Birth length: 20 inches
Current length: 25 inches

I dont remember what his head measurment was at birth- something like 30 or 33 centimeters, but now it is 44 centimeters!

Dr Ransom told us it is time to start feeding Carter cereal with a spoon, so here is how it went:

AND I'm mad at the Dr. He told us that it is time Carter starts sleeping through the night. He said he shouldn't be waking up to eat like he has been (what are you gonna do when you have a hungry boy??). He got my hopes up that Carter would sleep through the night last night and GUESS WHAT? Not happening (he woke up at 1:30 and 5:00). One of these days (or months or years) I will get a full nights sleep....