Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Halloween Howl

So I know I said I would post more pictures from summer, but I haven't even been on blogger since then. So I am skipping ahead to Halloween.
Once again I have to credit my friend Natalie for lending us some amazing costumes. She keeps us looking good. This years theme was 101 Dalmatians  in case you can't figure that out. He didn't love being in his costume but he did catch on to trick or treating pretty fast. He wanted to eat each treat as soon as he got it. But he would walk up to doors and was ready for his treat and was happy to walk away with what they gave him. Jim is always such a good sport. He was Jasper or Horace  which ever one and a giant dalmatian. What a good guy!

Every age is fun and it keeps getting more fun. Some of Carter's latest, climbing up on everything. Chairs, couches, ladders at Grandma Hickman's, whatever he can get on. The past few days he is testing me and throwing his blanket and soother out at nap time so I will keep coming back in to give them back. Sad that I have put an end to that game and they are now laying on his floor while he naps. Guess he is out growing them or will decide to stop throwing them out. Only problem is that when he wakes up and his blanket and soother as on the floor he can't roll over and go back to sleep cause he wants them. So his naps have been a lot shorter the last few days. UGGHH!!
Grandpa and Grandma Jacobs came and babysat for a few days in October while I went with Jim to a work conference in Arizona. Carter did great and I didn't worry a bit. He loves being Grandpa's helper and loved having them here. I loved having a few days to enjoy eating out with my husband and having a little time to myself. Ahhh, remember what it was like before kids when your time was your time. Those were good times.
I have started a kid swap with a boy a few months younger than Carter. He goes to their house one day and Payne comes here another day. Carter was a little nervous and scared at first but I have to drag him kicking and screaming when we leave. He and Payne are SOOOO cute, running around chasing each other and jabbering with each other. They were having so much fun together and I love it! Today I was trying to remember something I needed at a store and he puts his finger up to his mouth and says ummmmmm. Like I have done before apparently, it was so darn cute. He is saying a lot more now, new things all the time. Choo choo, no, yes, please, clean up, just to name a few. He is trying to say whatever we say. He will get things when I ask him to and close doors. He is loving stuffed animals as friends lately and tries to feed them what he is eating and give them drinks.
He is able to walk up and down stairs without help or holding on to anything.
He had his first Emergency room visit in the middle of the night. He woke up one night and was not breathing very well, so we took him in. He was a trooper (with the help of shows on the ipad) but the lack of sleep the next day, plus not feeling well did not lend itself to a great day. He had the croup, so not fun but the steroids and breathing treatment they gave him helped, thankfully.
We are having fun with him. He has finally caught on to the fun he can have by playing with his cousins at Grandma Hickman's house, Hooray! Now he will run and play with the other kids and it is so nice. His cousins are so great and they have had to be patient with him to come around, but he has.
Just a few things that he is up to. But he is yelling for me from his bed, since waking up from his nap with out his blanket and soother. The joys, guess I will go get my baby that is turning into a little boy.