Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Row of Shoes


I was in the kitchen making supper. Tony and Carsyn were in the living room. I walk in and see this. Minus the baby, we made her sit down just for the picture. All my shoes from the laundry room where lined up in the living room. I ask Tony if he helped her with that. Nope. Busy Busy girl. I don’t know why she did this. I remember saying that I needed to put all my shoes away. She must have heard me and thought she’d help out. I need to be more specific next time. I need to put all my shoes in my closet.

Carsyn is so funny. She does unexpected, smart things all the time. Love her.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


MamMaw is my great grandma. Carsyn’s great-great grandma. She is 98 and doing great.

She came down Thursday night with my parents to hang out with us.



She read books with Carsyn. Played ball and chatted over breakfast.

P1050292 She left quite the impression with Carsyn. She woke up from her nap Sunday asking for her.

We are so thankful for MamMaw. I love that she loves my baby girl and gets to spend time with her!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Give Thanks


Tony and I could not be more thankful for our baby girl.


Our day of Thanks started out simply. It was so nice to sleep in and not be on the road. Carsyn was still in her PJs when she went out to help Daddy try the turkey.


Then there was the aftermath. The damage has been done.


Our little family of three headed over to Sean’s house for dinner. Lisa, Sean’s fiancĂ© and her mom prepared a lovely meal.



Carsyn dug a diaper out of her bag and started diapering her baby. She is such a little repeat right now. She is constantly asking what things are named. I have not idea what word she uses to ask the question, but it’s consistent and if you name the object she’ll move on. If you ask, what’d you say, she gets frustrated.


Sean showed Carsyn how to swing a bat. Inside. Great idea. ;-)


Carsyn strung her toys around Sean and Lisa’s house, just like she does ours.


Yummy. Great way to end a meal. Pie!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

If You’re OCD, Close Your Eyes

I’m going to be real here. I’m putting myself out there. I’m vulnerable right now.

This is my house.

This is how we play/live.

We don’t put one toy away before we get the other one out.


In fact we dig in the toy box to ensure ALL toys are out at one time.


Some times I can’t stand it. Other times I just go with it. At daycare Carsyn won’t eat lunch or let anyone else eat lunch until all the toys are put away. Not so much at home. I’ve clearly missed a step.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Forever in Blue Jeans

Jeans, dress, you get the idea. Grandma and Granny gave Carsyn this super cute dress. She wore it to church today and this is the only picture is got. She had just finished eating lunch and was standing up in her highchair. A position I strongly discourage until it fits my needs. Daddy on the other hand wasn’t concerned about my needs, he told Carsyn to sit down. Thus horrible picture quality. P1050260

Thanks for my dress! I love you Grandma. I love you Granny!

Saturday, November 20, 2010



MawMaw and PawPaw sent Carsyn some cute clothes. We wanted to be sure and say thank you!

She also saw the moon and a bird.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Working from Home

P1050254Carsyn’s babysitter had a meeting to attend on Wednesday, so Carsyn got to stay home with Momma and Daddy. Tony and I were able to split the day. Carsyn was well taken care of and neither of had to use vacation.

P1050258  I can’t imagine why some people think you can’t accomplish anything while working from home. I gave Carsyn my accounting work and I did laundry. It was a win-win. She’s double checking her debits and credits in this picture. So smart!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Boomer Sooner Girls

 P1050236 The girls headed to Norman and left the boys home (or Las Vegas, Kansas hunting, home, golf course working).


P1050237 We had fantastic sears. Front row in the upper deck on the 35. Thanks Dad!



It was getting colder by the end of the game. OU was clearly winning, so we skipped out on the 4th quarter to do a little shopping on Campus Corner.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Gagers and Baby Food

P1050213While Tony was in Las Vegas, Carsyn and I headed north to Oklahoma.

Carsyn supervised bath time Gage and Granny.


P1050216 What a sweet baby boy! He’s getting all chunky monkey on us. He’s got a big head like my sweet baby girl. Holding lots of brain cells!



Gage is still a little young to eat pureed food, but Misty wanted to get a jump start. We spent Friday night and Saturday morning cutting, cooking, steaming, boiling, pureeing fruits and veggies to freeze for Gagers.




Gage is already obsessed with his sweet potatoes. He will NOT look at me when I take his picture. Stinker.



The Fruit (and Veggies) of Our Labor!



Great Job on all the food Misty! I know Gage will love it so much.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Tale of a Trip


Hey, Elmo’s on TV.


P1050208 ‘mere Momma, ‘mere.


P1050209 reading


P1050210  Hi Momma!


Carsyn and I drove to Oklahoma by ourselves on Friday.  It was a fairly successful trip.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tortilla Love


We had tacos a couple of times this week. Carsyn really enjoyed the tortilla’s from Rosa’s. Tony secretly snapped this picture from the living room.



The next night Carsyn told me she was all done. As I was taking her tray away, she snagged her cup and left over tortilla. She meant she was done with that other stuff, but the tortillas were for keeps.

She is so funny,

Wheels on the Suitcase Go Round and Round


We bought a new suitcase a Macy’s. Carsyn insisted on wheeling it out herself. She’s not the best driver ;-)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Gage’s Baby Dedication

Sunday Misty and Jeff dedicated Gage to the LORD. In front of friends, family, their church and God. P1050150Misty is looking up at the baby pictures on the big screen.


P1050155Gage is totally ignoring me. Refused to look at me. this isn’t the best picture. I think my camera setting was wrong. I was taking pictures during the prayer and I was trying to be stealth.


P1050163 Oh the proud Great and Great-Great Grandparents.



Carsyn was so funny that afternoon. She was extremely chatty and very pleasant all while during her regular nap time. She laid down on the couch for a minute or 15 seconds. Then she put her babies to bed about 4 times. Strolling them down the hallway to the back bedroom, tossing them over into the pack and play. Telling them nite-nite and shutting the door. Then almost immediately needing someone to help her get her babies back into the stroller so she can recklessly drive down the hallway with her stroller.


P1050169 Aunt Crystal and Gagers. He is such a happy baby.



Here is Carsyn running around the backyard. I have no idea where I was. We packed up about 2:30 and headed home. Carsyn was out like a light less than 5 minutes after we hit the road.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Road Trip

Headed to Oklahoma for Gage’s Baby Dedication. Every road trip needs a good book. Carsyn was reading a Bible story book with lots of animals in it.



She pointed out the bears, elephants, lions, penguins, lady bugs, tigers, and more.


Momma got a crick in her neck helping Carsyn read her book ;-)

Not sure if it was the Sunday morning, the Bible reading or prayers, or Daddy, but this was the best road trip we’ve had in a long time.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Just hanging out on Saturday.November 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Story of a Sleepy Girl


I have a funny story to share about Carsyn. I have no photo so I’m sticking a non-related pic of her on this post. As if you might forget who I’m blogging about.


Brushing Teeth is not a popular evening event at our house. Carsyn even has a super cool spin brush. That worked for a while, but the novelty has worn off. One night she was sitting in the snuggler chair. Milk ‘all done’ and she’s just hanging out before bed. I come close with the toothbrush and say “It’s time to brush your teeth.” Carsyn slumps over – insta-sleep. Maybe she has narcolepsy. She was asleep. When I sat down, she didn’t wake up, only let her body fall into mine. She was just so tired she didn’t wake up. I’m laughing hysterically at this point at her play sleeping. Then she cuts her eyes up at me and smiles. Seriously!! She’s not even two. Smart. Very smart. And funny.