Wednesday, December 17, 2008
It does appear as though Carter is going to be a wonderful big brother. He is very gentle with Piper. He gets quite concerned when she cries and runs around the house letting everyone know until someone gets Piper calmed down. He likes to hold her too. He practices holding his monkey the way he would hold Piper. It's very sweet, that is, until he chucks the monkey across the room and moves onto something more exciting. I think we have a little more work to do before we let him fly solo with her ;-)
Sunday, December 14, 2008
...by the way, this Daddy is completely enamored with his beautiful little baby.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
On a happier note, I had a wonderful birthday. My darling husband surprised me with a wonderful weekend. We dropped Carter off with his buddy Charlie (and Charlie's mom of course) and then went out to dinner at the Melting Pot. After wandering around for awhile through the Christmas lights downtown, we ended up at the Nutcracker! It was the first time I had ever been to it and it was quite fun. Already feeling very spoiled, Andy took me to a hotel downtown for the night! It was so much fun and so relaxing.
I really do have a wonderful husband.
Well, I am off to vigorously mop the floor in hopes of stimulating labor. I will let you know how it goes.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Nana came for a short visit to help us do some projects and get ready for the baby. In the few short days that she was here we made curtains for nearly every room in the house and hung them up. We organized, rearranged, shopped, and decorated. It was pretty much a minor overhaul of my house. We Goldsmith ladies, we get things done....fast!
We have been getting ready for the arrival of baby girl. We have about two and half weeks left. For those who care or even know what it means, I am one centimeter dilated and 50% effaced. I am hanging in there. At this point I am just ready to meet the little gal, however I realize that it means the end of just Carter and me time and that makes me a little sad. He is going to be a great big brother. He already tries to give her his milk, via my belly button. He likes to pat her and hug her.
We have been getting ready for Christmas. I am trying to have all my Christmas shopping and such done by the first part of December. I think that I am going to make it.
I think that may be about it. We are staying busy. Carter is always busy. We have decided that he is bored with his toys. I have been trying to come up with new things for him to do. He loves doing the dishes. I will fill up the sink with water and give him several bowls and spoons and he will literally stand there for an hour on a chair "washin". He also loves "drummin" (notice the pattern here: everything ends in "i-n" including his new word "uppin" which is primarily used as a verb i.e. " I need to be uppin")
Monday, October 20, 2008
On Sunday we went to Carter's friend James' birthday party. It was a costume party. Mom and Dad were lame and didn't dress up, but Carter made a really cute lion.
Here is a little video of Carter dancing. He is very particular about the kind of music he wants to listen to. I went to the library and got some cute little kids cds but he didn't like them and kept asking me to turn them off. Right now his favorite seems to be Nickel Creek. He doesn't mind Coldplay, but definitely didn't like John Legend.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
He had a great time with little ducklings and the bunnies.
No so sure about the calf though...
Some how I managed to get myself stuck in the rabbit pen. Don't ask. Here I am looking a bit sheepish while my dear wife capitalizes on my moment of temporary misfortune.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We built Carter a little fort. He really like it. It worked well for him but was slightly cramped when he wanted Mommy and Daddy to join him, Puppy, and Monkey. He also liked to eat his snacks in there.
What we do...well, mostly just what the kids do