We started out the month with General Conference and enjoyed Carter as entertainment and loved watching him play with his "cousin" (my cousin's little guy).
The best part of October was having so much of our family in town for our special day with Carter. Brad's family came into town earlier that week and we did some fun things together.
|first time on the swing!|
Grammy, Hannah, Lizzie, Carter, and I went to Cornbelly's and had so much fun! A lot of it was a bit above the little ones, but they still liked being out and about.
|of course we matched - super cheesy, but perfect|
We also got to celebrate Lizzie's 1st birthday together. It was fun watching her with the cake smash and playing with her new presents. I can't believe it's been a year since we became and aunt and uncle!
October was the best month ever, because we had the opportunity to have Carter sealed to us, in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. It was such an amazing day, I've decided to tell the story of that day and the adoption finalization in its own blog post :)
After the fabulous weekend filled with family and such a special day, we moved forward to our Halloween festivities. We had our annual Halloween party at Aunt Jill's house where we eat yummy soups and carve pumpkins. We didn't bring pumpkins up to carve this year, but we did bring a baby pumpkin up for Carter to "paint". It was so much fun to watch what he did with the paint - it ended up turning out pretty cute.
I also had one of my very dear friends, return from her mission. We were SO excited to see her and thrilled that her and Carter finally had the chance to meet.
|old roomies all together again|
|he loves her already!|
Halloween this year was a lot of fun! I'm one of those crazy ones that likes to have a "theme" to our costumes. After seeing the idea on Pinterest, I knew I couldn't resist, for the sake of my bald baby. Carter and I took advantage of the opportunity to go visit Brad at work to complete our costume look
Then, that night we handed out candy to a few trick or treaters before heading off to a party!
Carter's 7 month update - and more fun pictures from the month:
Still sleeping really well at night, and still having inconsistent naps. But again, we can't complain because he is still so happy. He doesn't sleep just anywhere as well as he used to because he is too afraid of missing something. He is eating oatmeal every morning and baby food around dinner time every evening and taking a bottle for his other feedings throughout the day. He still loves all foods, but we had discovered prunes make him poop lots and bananas the complete opposite. He had his first graham cracker and was in heaven, sucking on it. He now rolls consistently to get from point A to point B. He often gets frustrated when he can't roll any further because something is in the way. He is making a lot of new sounds and loves to do this funny intense breathing thing when he gets excited. He also screams and growls out of excitement.
|on a morning walk with mom|
|celebrating Grandpa's birthday the right way|
|Carter and his buddy|
|champions, once again|
|ready for church|
|cutest little preschooler|
|painting a picture for Sister Stapp|