We spent New Years Eve playing games and lighting fireworks with Joel, Isabel, Jameson, and Desiree. There is never a dull moment with that crowd. I'm glad those boys are still good friends after all these years.
Now, it's back to normal life...Well, sort of. Keith is on a business trip in Iowa right now and Carter and I are hanging out alone. It's a good opportunity for Keith and we'll get to see him tomorrow!
Carter is continuing to grow like crazy. I swear, he wakes up every morning and his clothes get smaller and smaller and he can all of a sudden reach things he couldn't the day before. I am absolutely LOVING this stage. He's picking up so much and he's really good at entertaining himself now. That makes for a very happy mom. :)
Here's some facts about Carter.
-He knows how to say please, all done, more, and up in sign language and he's really good at blowing kisses.
-He will give anyone kisses and high fives.
-He can now RUN. I literally have to chase him for bed now.
-He LOVES to be naked. I would have the happiest kid in the world if I just let him run around in his birthday suit.
-He can say mom, dad, please, yes, uh oh, and make monkey and dog noises.
-He also likes to copy things you say, though he doesn't always know what he's saying. Today I told him "good throw" after he threw me the ball and he said it right back to me. I also told him "thanks dude" one day and he repeated that too. Guess I should be more careful what I say around him.
-He LOVES food. He's getting a little bit pickier with age, but this kid hardly ever refuses food.
-He loves to put things in different places. If you can't find something, you know who to blame. :)
-But mostly he just LOVES his dad. He's seriously his little shadow. He has to go and do whatever his dad is doing and it just melts my heart.
I LOVE being a mom and I love my boys. :)