Our Family 2017

Our Family 2017
Halsy, Brooke, Cameron, Katey Jane, Landon, and Claire

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cameron the destroyer

Ok, thats it. I AM GOING TO EXPLODE!!!! Cameron went to the bathroom (potty and poop) before lunch and then told me he was ready for a nap. We read books, blah blah blah the whole nine yards. I put him in bed and headed downstairs to clean. Apparently he wasn't done pooping. I worked for two hours around the house and when I headed to put in a load of laundry I hear scurrying feet in my house (3rd floor). I said Cameron's name and he answered. My blood started boiling......since it is nearly 3pm now he won't take a nap for the day!!!! Then, as I neared the top of the staircase, steam came from my ears!! He had thrown all of my pens, markers, crayons, tacks, binder clips, scissors, stapler, paper scraps, books, etc (anything sitting on a computer desk) all over the floor. PLUS - he had so much poop in his pants that it was coming down his legs. Stinky Sticky Green Poop. I couldn't help it - I was yelling!!!! Then after I opened his pull-up there were binder clips and scraps of fabric shoved in his diaper. It was then that I noticed that his fingers were green. OH MY GOODNESS!!! GRRRRROOOOOWWWWLLLLLL.

WE DON'T...WE DON'T ....WE DON'T!!!!!!!!

I WAS DREAMING OF HORRIBLE THINGS TO DO TO HIM AS I PICKED UP EVERY SCRAP SMELLING FOR POOP SO I WOULD KNOW WHAT NEEDED TO BE THROWN OUT. Then he brought me a dinosaur and sure enough he had stuck that in his poop too. It is now in the garbage. He colored all over my desk calendar, my computer screen (luckily with crayon), my desk, he ripped covers off of books, and I am sure I will find more things as I continue with my day.

I am so mad I can't even look at him without wanting to yell and scream. He is spending time with Jackson elsewhere while I vent - hopefully I will get over it after my venting is through. The gate has to go back up on his door and I have to deal with bed/room training yet again. DANG IT ALL!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Birthday Surprise

Cameron turns three today!! Our biggest boy! Unfortunately he is celebrating from the couch because he woke up and after his birthday breakfast - threw up on me while we were sitting on the couch. YUMMY! Luckily, it was just an upsent tummy from all the Easter garbage we ate and he was a new man by the end of the day!!

Height: 35 1/2" (10th percentile)
Weight: 27 1/2 lbs (15th percentile)

All about Cameron:

~ He loves to watch any Toy Story movie, Buzz Lightyear is his very favorite person!!
~ He loves any Shrek movie too!
~ Cameron is a kind hearted little man. So polite too! He says  "excuse me mommy" "Please" "thank you"
~ He gives the best hugs and kisses - Oooo those kissable lips!!
~ He is very opinionated - getting dressed, going first, using the potty, finding things, where he sits, and so much more. I love and despise this personality trait.
~ Cameron loves to read books! His favorites are search and find books like I spy, Ferdinand the Bull, The Three Bears, and Going on a Bear Hunt!
~ Cameron is so coordinated - he can run, jump, do push-ups, sit-ups, skip, somersault, turn, and dance!! I am going to start him in Gymnastics lessons when I stop working - I think he would be so good at it!! He has really good control of his muscles. He works out with us on weekdays in the gym - he has his little 2.5 lb weights and does everything we do - we love it!
~ He is so handsome - I just stare at him and melt!
~ Cameron is one smart cookie, he sure keeps me on my toes and makes sure Mommy holds ttrue to what I said I was going to do!
~ He loves his little sister and takes good care of her. When we are in public he introduces her to other people and tells other kids to "not touch her, she's MY sister". He and Katey Jane sit in her crib together and play while I clean the house - so cute.
~ He loves to EAT!! He is very adventerous and will try almost anything. He loves to eat Bagels and Cream Cheese for breakfast with some fruit or yogurt. For lunch and dinner - he lets me be creative and I love it!!
~ Cameron loves to play with his friends and cousins - and I love that he knows what that means. He gets excited talking about play dates!
~ He is very intuative - he can tell when someone is sad or worried and shows concern for them. He also loves to celebrate anything! If there is fun to be had - he'll be there!

Life changed when Cameron came to our family and we couldn't imagine it any other way! He brings the fun to every day!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Katey Jane's second word is.....

Uh oh

She did it at church yesterday. She dropped a book and out came uh oh!! Mostly it is the tone of how we say it, but it totally counts. she says it a lot and I just die from the cuteness every time!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Katey Jane's first word is:

I heard it yesterday, but it was unconfirmed until today when Jena and I heard her do it at least 10 times. She hands you something and says "tant to". My new goal in life is to get it on film - it is too cute for words!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Because I'm Mad.....

Cameron did not want to go to bed. He was so adamantly against it that I ended up carrying him up the stairs by the seat of his little pants while he screamed at me to PUT HIM DOWN! I had Katey Jane in the other arm who was crying because she was past tired. Then there was me......driven absolutely nuts and ready to explode.

We finally reached the top of the stairs and I told Cameron to go and get a pull-up and bring it into his room. He loudly replied, "NO!!". I politely let him know that if he did not do as Mommy asked he would only get to read one book at bedtime. He growled at me and turned to his dresser. He was taking quite some time to do this small task so after getting Katey Jane's pajamas on I set her in her crib to go take a look.

He definately had been busy - he had strewn the pull-ups across the floor and told me, "Mommy, I threw the pull ups on the floor!" I said, "Why?" to which he replied very matter of factly "because I am mad at you." accompanied by a glare that could kill, looking a little something like this.

I told him I was mad at him too - not listening to mommy doesn't make me very happy. We agreed that we were mad at eachother and then moved on. I even got a hug before bed time.

Our Little Miss

Her new stats as a 12 month old:

Height: 29 inches (50th percentile)
Weight: 18 3.5 lbs (10th percentile)
Head: 18 1/2 inches (90th percentile)

She has kept up the Carter legacy of staying teeny tiny for sure!

Katey Jane is 1 year old and Oh the things she can do!!

~ She is our sweetheart - she is so mello and content. Hardly puts up a fuss.
~ She loves to watch mickey mouse with her brother.
~ She laughs all the time - a very happy little thing.
~ She loves to EAT!! and this girl can EAT!! She eats whatever I am eating and is very adventerous. I can't believe she is such a  little thing because she can eat so much!
~ Her favorite foods are: hot dogs, cottage cheese, yogurt, teddy grahams, animal crackers, white cheddar cheetos, milk, juice, oreos, peanut butter sandwiches, and so much more.
~ She is trying to sign a few things: MILK, MORE, ALL DONE, PLEASE and we are learning SHOES, SONG, AGAIN
~ Today I heard a "tan to" (thank you) out of her little lips. I about died!!
~ She makes tons of noise - she loves the sound of her voice and it carries!! She is one loud little lady.
~ She is still a loud sleeper - sighs and groans all night long. Soo sweet!
~ She is a fast crawler and mover! She can walk across the couch to grab something at lightening speed - but if we try to get her to take a step without holding on....thats another story. She has taked a few steps,   but we think she is too happy to crawl to walk just yet.
~ She thinks her big brother is so darn funny!! Anything Cameron does is a reason to crack up!
~ She is a good little sleeper - loves her crib and loves her blankies (thanks Sarah!) and LOVES her BINKY - oh what would Katey Jane do without her binky (more like what would mommy do without a binky!!)
~ Everything is a phone - she puts it up to her ear and says hello? (in her lingo) So adorable!
~ She loves to read books!! She brings me books and climbs onto my lap and bounces until I start reading!

We love our little buggy boo!!

Poor Halsy

Hi Friends and Family ~
Thought we share what happened to us today!! We were heading up to the barn on the Mule (4 wheeler meets golfcart) and all the seats were taken, so Halsy jumped on the side. Well Megan gave him a tickle and then I poked him and the driver of the vehicle sped up - all of that combined = Halsy falling and cutting his head open! Yes- you heard me right I pretty much knocked my husband right off the Mule. He was really banged up - blood on his head, elbow, side, and road rash from his shoulder blade to his bum. He was able to stand up, but when we got him into the house he couldn't remember things, how he got there, what we were doing, how he go hurt, why he was bleeding. Really freaked us out - so off to Urgent Care we went. He asked me the same questions over and over and he couldn't do simple math, even slurring his speech a little. I was getting pretty nervous. When we go to Urgent Care they checked him out and sent us to the ER because the cut on his head was worse than we thought. OH JOY! We drove to Tuality and luckily walked right in to the ER. We had a great nurse and doctor - they were so good to us! They cleaned out his cut, gave him a CT Scan, scrubbed his road rash, and if that wasn't bad enough, he had to get a tetanus shot. Poor Guy. He can now remember everything until he stood up from the fall - but still can't remember how he got into the house (the doc said that was normal). He passed the CT scan and needs to stay home for tomorrow. He has 4 staples in his head and a pretty gnarly headache.

I couldn't stop apologizing and felt so bad!! He was a trooper and we made it home before 11pm (the festivities began around 7 :). Now he is sleeping with his friend - Vicadin.

Halsy's Mean Wife

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Katey Jane is 1 Year Old!

Katey Jane turned 1 on April 4th! We still can't believe she is that old already - it feels like we just brought her home from the hospital. She has been such a  joy that time has passed without so much as a Grrrrrrrr. We don't know what personality factory she came from, but we know we want the rest of our kids to come from the same one :) We had a Lady Bug party for her with my family on Sunday and my mom made the house look so darn cute!

We had a yummy dinner and lady bug cupcakes! Katey Jane got some clothes and books and toys! We were spoiled!!


Katey Jane got her own HUGE ladybug cupcake -she wasn't sure what to do at first, but she figured it out and made a glorious 1st Birthday Mess!!

We Love our Katey Jane - we go see Dr. Palmer on Wednesday and I'll update on her stats and new skillz!!