Monday, March 30, 2015


February flew by! We kept busy with the day to day stuff and a few fun things in between.
Some highlights of February was completing our home study for the second time! We are officially adoption ready and really focusing on doing our part to get the word out. It's always so stressful - anticipating and prep for all the home study work and documentation, but well worth it :)
I had a Norwex party at the beginning of the month and I am a BIG fan! I love their cleaning products! I love that they aren't filled with all those toxic chemicals, but still gets things just as clean! I'm slowly transforming all of the cleaning supplies over to Norwex and I am thrilled!

We had Brad's sister, Mindy and her now Fiance, Nathan aka Nug come up and visit for Valentines weekend. We enjoyed doing some shopping with them and hanging out at home. We had fun with our first Valentine's with Carter and celebrated as a family at home.

Carter LOVED his new toy - he loves anything that even looks like a ball!
a yummy home-cooked meal

Valentine's Jammies
I also had the chance to reconnect with my BYU pals. It was the first time we've all four been together since graduation day. I can't believe it's almost been 3 years! Our lives have obviously taken us all down different paths, but I've said this before - I don't know how I would have gotten through school without these guys! We endured the pains a stresses of lesson plans and observations and complemented each other well with our strengths and weaknesses :) It's also really fun that 3 of the 4 of us had babies within a couple months of each other.

Carter's 11 Month update:
Bedtime is still between 7:00 & 7:30. No matter what time he goes to bed, he is up between 6:30 & 7:00. He takes 2 naps a day, usually about two hours each. He is a pretty good sleeper for us. He loves eating real food and eats pretty much anything. His new favorite food is my sweet potato quinoa soup. I love that he loves it because it is SO yummy and SO good for you! He also loves string cheese and the fruit and veggie pouches. Carter loves to crawl around and hit a ball as he goes, chasing it all around the house. He's got pretty impressive coordination and also loves to push toy cars across the floor as he crawls. He stands alone really well, for long periods of time, but still has no interest in walking. However, he does love walking around furniture. He still says "mama" and "da". He loves to say "Oh" with wide eyes and a big open mouth whenever he is amused by anything. He does so well playing with his toys on his own - I could seriously watch him all day.
late night teething
his favorite, peek a boo between the legs
he did everything in his power to not let his hands touch the grass
sleepy shopping buddy
he loves this monkey and gets so excited - giving it kisses every time he sees it
his favorite way to drink a bottle
Carter and Daddy
hanging out at a family party
he loves his books!