Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Carter turns ONE

It's so hard to believe it's been over a year since little Carter man joined our family. We feel so blessed to be at this point in our journey of building a family and can't wait to have brothers and sisters for Carter, to join in on the fun!
We started the celebration a couple of days early when Miss Courtney Jo (Mama Courtney) came to town to visit Carter for the day! She spoiled Carter with some of his favorite toys and a sweet letter for him that made me cry - darn you, Courtney ;)

I LOVE birthdays and love doing things to make them special. We started out the morning, letting Carter play with balloons in his crib. He could have stayed in there all day! He loves his balloons. We made him pancakes for breakfast and sang Happy Birthday.

Then we spent the morning with our little family, opening presents and enjoying watching him play with them.

After his morning nap, we opened Mor Mor and Grandpa's presents and headed over to the park for the birthday party!

Because I love to plan parties, and love themes, it took everything in me not to go all out on everything. I tried to find a happy medium with his birthday party and ended up being pretty pleased with the outcome.
We had a baseball themed birthday party and invited family and friends to join in on the fun.

I know - cheesy - matching, I couldn't help myself!

We had so much fun celebrating little Carter and sharing the fun with family and friends! I think everyone had a good time and we loved watching Carter take it all in. Now we'll see if I can keep up this standard for the rest of forever haha!

Carter really is our sweet angel boy that brings so much happiness to our lives. We do not know what we would do without him! We feel so blessed to have him and can't wait for the opportunity to share him with his future brothers and sisters!
Carter loves to crawl - FAST but will do anything and everything to avoid walking (I think he thinks it slows him down). He loves all kinds of food - especially eggs and anything mom and dad are trying to eat. He loves waving "bye-bye" and singing Popcorn Popping. He loves anything that looks even a little bit like a ball and loves to throw and chase it. He is loving cars and pushing them around and still loves building/stacking blocks. He is always down for a dance party and asks grandpa to turn on his music by pointing to his ipad anytime he's with them. 
Here are just a few of my favorites from his one year pics, done by AshleyMorganPhotographyUtah

Thursday, April 23, 2015


The month of March was filled with family and fun memories, starting to soak up the warmer weather.

We took a Sunday drive up American Fork Canyon and had fun showing Carter one of our favorite spots.

One of the highlights of March was having Grammy, Aunt Hannah, and cousin Lizzie come out to visit around the middle of the month. We spent time hanging out, window shopping, and spending a lot of time with extended family.

We also had a little "pre-birthday" celebration for Carter since they weren't going to be here for his actual birthday. The poor little guy started getting the flu that day and wasn't quite as chipper or into the celebrating as we'd hoped.

Carter also had his first birthday, but I will do a whole separate post for his birthday celebration :)

Here are a few more of my favorite snapshots from the month of March: