Thursday, January 27, 2011

Carys Project......"Aminals"

January 28, 2011

Let's face it, its all about the animals with you. Or as you call them, "AMinals". We always try to correct you but you are not having it! You keep track of all of them, like to take them everywhere, and often have conversations with them. The other day I heard you tell them, "My name is Carys, what's your name?"

Carys Project

Get ready for Carys overload as I continue my little project documenting the days before baby comes. Oh today was so sweet, I had a doctors appointment and we saw her on the ultrasound. Carys looked at it and asked, "is that our baby?"

January 25, 2011

Today at the park you asked me what costume I wanted to wear (though we had no costumes). I told you a fireman, so you spent the next 20 minutes calling me “fireman”. You even told me, “I love you fireman!” I’m so blessed to be loved by you.

January 26, 2011

You love running water. You have your apron and I wore mine and we did the dishes together. You are becoming so helpful with everything! You can always tell if I am bothered by something or getting uncomfortable with my belly because you will ask me with a concerned look, “what’s wrong Mommy?” This always makes me feel better no matter what!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Carys is getting so big! She is talking a lot and she is just hilarious and full of energy. This can make going places alone with her difficult because she doesn't like to sit still in her stroller and she will just run free like a banshee, leaving me to waddle after her. I think I made a little progress on her actually listening to me and stopping when I tell her to.....sometimes.

I am really trying to treasure each moment with her in this sweet time before our family gets bigger. I'm also going to copy this project from Making it Lovely where she is documenting their final days as a family of 3 with pictures, adding a few sentences to each picture, and then putting them all in a book for when she gets older. I hope I can get some good ones with my so-so camera!

I thought it was a cute idea, and since I am 10 weeks away from my due date, I'm going to start now with this one....

January 19, 2011 - Today was like a summer day. We went to the park with our friends and you got to wear shorts. You picked out the purple ones and I put them on. Moments later you came running down the hall with another pair on your head, and one on your arm, declaring, "this is my hat, and my bag!"

Speaking of that little one, here are a couple pics of my belly at almost 30 weeks...

Friday, January 7, 2011

This was so last year....

I am realizing that we didn't take ANY family pictures this Christmas! All I did was take pics of Carys, which I guess is better than nothing, but man, at least one family pic would have been nice. And my little belly is starting to grow a lot, guess I should start taking pics of that too! I think I am going to blame my absent minded prego brain for this one.

Here's what I got from the holidays...

With Grandpa in the falling snow


my princess in her new dress up clothes

two new friends, the mule and the dinosaur!

here was the scene Christmas morning, bed head and all

i thought this was super cute, with her old school horse and butterfly wings

Just kidding, thanks to Grandma, I do have this one of the 3 of us in Idaho!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm sitting here watching football with my husband while my daughter runs around with her gang of animal figures, and I am blessed and thankful beyond belief. I can't wait to meet our new daughter this year and welcome her to our crew! It was an amazing year, and the first full one being a stay at home mom. I couldn't be happier with our decision to do it.
Still in search of my camera cable but I can share a couple random things that are exciting me for New Year's. I have a goal to get organized this year before the new baby comes. We haven't decided on a name yet, but we did decide that we are going to keep it a secret until she's born.

I just got these drawers from the Container Store for Carys and ?'s closet, let the order begin!

And got a new calendar from Paper Source, its quite fabulous you know.....

Happy 2011 friends!