Saturday, October 22, 2005

TWO TEETH!!!

Okay, I know that I just posted, but this is so big it deserves it's own post!! So this is how it went: Today, Cary, my mom, my two sisters and I were at Target. I was trying to show Natalie Carson's tooth that he got Monday. I was pulling his bottom lip down and pushing back his tongue, (this is quite an effort because since his tooth came through, he is constantly rubbing his tongue on it...really funny) and she says "Wow! Two teeth!" To which I responded "TWO????" I had just checked them last night and there was only one, but I looked, and sure enough, there are TWO TEETH!! Our little guy is getting so big!! And he wasn't even upset about these sharp little buggers...in fact, he has been very, very happy all day. Sweet boy. So, here is a picture of Carson's first two teeth...in one week, no less:

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Our Little Liger

Last night we had a Napoleon Dynamite dress up night at youth group. Carson was a liger.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Cereal

Tonight Carson got his first taste of rice cereal. It was so much fun! He seemed to like it okay, and even figured out that he could get more off of the spoon if he opened his mouth. I'm afraid he got more cereal on his face and bib than in his mouth, but it was fun all the same. Here are some pictures:

testing out his big boy highchair:
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He kept trying to help me so I finally just let him play with the spoon:
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Sure enough...

The game day is being postponed. I guess it's okay, I just hope we still have a good turn out. We're having it Sunday now instead, which is supposed to be a beautiful day. Besides, it would have been hard to have Carson outside all day when it is so cold, no matter how much I bundled him up. Oh well...

Possible bummer day

So our kids (the youth) are on fall break right now, and we have planned a fear factor meets the olympics game day for them. Everyone has been so excited, and tons of their friends from school are supposed to be there. Here's the problem...it rained last night, the event is outside, it's COLD outside, and it's supposed to rain more. UGGHHH!!! Pray HARD that the rain holds off until at least 5. Cary will be soooo bummed if we have to reschedule. :(

Oh!! Guess what!!! Carson's first tooth cut through yesterday, and I can see the second one right under his gums!! I can hardly believe it! As soon as it cuts through a little more, I'll take a picture and post it for you all. So cute!!! And he wasn't even really fussy about it! :)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Next stop...crawling

We had a great weekend here in the Yocum home. Cary went to my brother's football game Saturday morning and Carson and I hung out at home. It's cold in the mornings in the mountains! Anyway, Carson slept until 9:30 Saturday!!! Praise Jesus! I actually got to sleep in!!! When I went into his room to get him, he was talking to himself, up on his hands and knees, and rocking back and forth! Oh my! I couldn't believe it! He'll be crawling in no time!! Then I went to get a pedicure with my mom and sister, Kelsey...I know, rough life...and all of the ladies were ooing and aweing over Carson. I don't think I will ever get tired of that! :) Then Cary went and played poker with some guys in our apartment complex and won first place...Tommy would be proud. He was so excited...he won a clay chip poker set.

The other great thing is that Carson (who has been sleeping 7-8 hours straight through the night since he was almost 2 months) has been sleeping 12-13 hour stretches since Thursday night. And he's still taking good naps during the day. He is such a good boy!!!! I can't tell you how good it feels to go to sleep after he does, and wake up before he does, totally rested! This is awesome!!!!!

I tried to catch a picture of Carson rocking on his hands and knees, but he collapsed and laughed at himself before I could get a shot of it...
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Hope your weekends were as good as ours! :)

Monday, October 10, 2005

Congrats Lindsay & BJ!!!!!!

The title says it all. Lindsay and BJ had their sweet baby girl after 22 hours of grueling labor. Poor thing! She's just beautiful, and you can see a picture of her if you click here. I can't wait to see her in person!!!

We've been doing well. We had our staff retreat/conference with our church at the beginning of last week. It was awesome!! We were in Vale at this beautiful home, and the conference speaker was Pastor Jack Hayford, which is always fantastic. It was really a great time of planning and bonding. The rest of our week flew by. This weekend we got to see my old boss and sweet friend, Marilyn. It was so good to see her again!! We were so busy this last week, I can hardly believe we are already at the beginning of another one! I know you all can relate. Tomorrow is the start of a new Beth Moore Bible Study that the women are doing at our church. I am so excited about it. Who knows, maybe I'll come up with some great insights that I'll have to relay here. Oh! Today we received our first big snow of the season! I think Cary was a little amazed. There is almost a foot of snow on the ground. It's beautiful, and we christened the moment with a sample of snow ice cream....yum!! Although we miss all of our wonderful, dear friends in TX, I can't say I'm minding this weather! :)

In all our busy-ness, I did manage to have a bit of a photo shoot with Carson. I must share!! :)

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