Sunday, August 31, 2014

Virginia Trip!

Carson and I were able to fly out to Virginia for a week to spend time with my parents and brother home from BYU, Matthew.
It was such a fun and relaxed weekend.

As Carson has gotten older, he has gotten so much easier to travel with.  He even wanted to carry his own backpack through the airport.


Matthew is the best uncle to Carson and spends so much quality time with him.

Carson had so much fun playing with all the toys at Grandma's house.

We ate at all of our favorite places, including Shake Shack and Cafe Rio.

We rode on the train at the mall

Carson is Grandma's little helper

We made trips to the pet store and Gymboree

And rode on the carousel

We had so much fun.  Thanks for the fun trip, fam!  Carson keeps asking for gaga, papa, and batt (matt).

Trains, Trains, Trains

I am just loving this phase of Carson's life.
He is such a little boy that gets enjoyment out of the little things in life.
Right now, this is trains.  
He plays all day and all night.
When he wakes up in the morning, he acts like it's Christmas when he looks into the family room and remembers all of his trains.
It's so sweet.

Monday, August 4, 2014

July in Pictures

We started July off with a visit to the ER.  Carson has an awful mom who wanted to go to the bathroom alone and shut his finger in the door trying to get him out.  Steve thought it was for sure broken.  It was all mangled and he screamed for a couple hours.  But it wasn't!  The doctor said kid's bones are very malleable.  Thank goodness.

July 4th fruit pizza

Didn't even realize the coke I'd been drinking all day had my name on it til Steve pointed it out.

Got Carson a rubber soccer ball from the dollar store and he slept with it that night.

He went through all of the clothes in his drawers and picked this jersey to wear.  Future Cougar.

Steve's so happy Carson actually wanted to hold hands with him!

What our mornings always look like.

Trip to the park.

He loves me so much it literally hurts sometimes

 For some reason, Carson behaves himself when he rides in the huge carts at Target.  We go around the store saying "choo choo".

Best friends sharing a stroller

Sooo many trips to the zoo

And the children's museum

A perfect afternoon for me and Carson...a large Sonic drink and a trip to the pet store.


Obsessed with getting his picture taken

So sad it's already August!  Why is summer almost over??

Weekend with Mom and Lindsay

We were so lucky to have my mom and sister fly out for Carson's birthday.  Let's be honest, even though my birthday was the day after Carson's, we know why they really flew out.  It was still really fun to have them here for my birthday too.

They flew in on Wednesday afternoon and as always, we jammed a lot of fun things into a few short days.

Reading time with Aunt Lindsay


A highlight of the visit was going to Houston Museum of Natural Science.  There is a huge dinosaur exhibit (Carson said "no! no!" the whole time because he was scared) and a big butterfly exhibit.

(always has his trains)

A trip to the "Chocolate Bar".  A name like that is sure to be a Crowder girl fave

Always a lunch at Potbellys

And always a diet Coke in one hand

And let's be honest, always a visit to Nordstrom.  Carson found a bow on some box of perfume.

Lucky for me, my birthday was on a Saturday, so Steve watched Carson and we were able to go and get pedicures and eat at Cheesecake Factory to celebrate.  PS. my mom was there too...she is just always the one taking the pictures.

So sad to see them go, but what great memories of a fun weekend!