November 30, 2010

So proud of you Carter bug!

Carter has been working hard, and now he is sitting on his own!  He sits up for long periods of time to play with his toys...he feels like such a big boy (you can just tell he is proud to be sitting).  He has been sitting for a few weeks now for a little bit at a time.  While we were in Georgia visiting family for Thanksgiving, he decided he would show off and sit up with no help and for a long time!!!  Carter also started his army crawl too!  This little monkey is always so determined to do things his way when he wants to do them, no matter the odds that are against him!  He makes me so proud everyday watching him accomplish things that he has worked so hard for!  GO CARTER BUG!!!!

Were getting ready for Carter's first Christmas...I am so excited to see him sitting up and opening his gifts from Santa!!

 Oh yes I have not mentioned that Carter got a new hat!  haha sweet little boy just got cuter with this helmet!  It bothers mommy and daddy more than it bothers him.  Were always messing with it to keep it straight!  He wears it 22 hours a day for 7 months!

November 14, 2010

look what I can do....

Carter is getting so big!  He is holding his own bottle, sitting up for a little bit at a time, rolling and pivoting all over the place, and I'm thinking he is going to crawl pretty soon!  The best part he is reaching for mommy and daddy now (along with his toys too!!)
holding my bottle like a big boy

mommy got me right before i fell over


Congratulations to our friends Ashley and Keith Brewer! Expecting their first bundle of joy in May 2011! Your going to make wonderful parents!  I'm so happy to watch your family grow along with ours!!!!  God Bless your sweet family!  Love you all ;-)

Ashley your gonna make a beautiful mother!!!  And Keith your gonna be a great daddy!!

(Ashley and Carter 1 day old, I so knew you wanted a baby here!) :)

November 7, 2010


Well the holidays are among us, and tis the season of giving!  With Thanksgiving just a  couple weeks away, I just thought I would go ahead and give thanks for all the many wonderful blessings in my life......

First off I am thankful for my husband Jeff.  He is my biggest fan, he is always rooting me on when I don't think I can study for another test!  He tells me everyday that I'm a wonderful mother (which to me is the best compliment I can ever receive!)  He lets me stay home with our son.  He supports our family, providing food on our table, a warm and cozy home, and keeps me laughing! He is my best friend, I love him with all my heart and appreciate him more than he will ever know.  I'm thankful  for being a mother to our beautiful son Carter, he is absolutely the apple of my eye, and the light of my life.  He makes me smile every time I see him.  I am thankful that he is healthy, and that despite his medical diagnosis of having Down Syndrome, he is beating the odds and hitting every single milestone the same time if not before "typical babies."  I am so thankful that God has blessed Jeff and I with such a beautiful gift who is loved by all that meets him.  I am thankful for our family, I couldn't ask for a better support system so full of love.  Our friends who have stuck by us through thick and thin.  I am thankful for the food in my belly, a roof over my head, clothes on my back and my health.  And last but not least, I am thankful for God and my faith without him none of this would be possible!  Thank you for all the many blessings in my life!!!!

November 2, 2010

Special Angel

I found this beautiful poem today and thought I would share:

Special Angel

(Down Syndrome Birth)
by Sandy Eakle

As beautiful angels wings were

flying over the streets of gold,

the baby angels could only

watch since they weren't very old.

Then one day God stopped to

talk to a little one without wings,

just listen to the angels sing".

Confused yet excited the little

one said to the Lord,

"But I'm different from the others

God and not a miracle to behold".

"Oh, but yes you are," He said

with a hug and smile on his face.

"You're the greatest gift I can give

and a loving home you will grace".

You mean, tho I'm different and

will never be beautiful or smart

Someone will want me and give

me a place in their heart?"

"Gee God.....that person must be

special to be glad to have me,

Cause most folks would frown

and upset they would be."

God said, "your little heart was

filled with more love than most.

Cause I knew this family would

love you and hold you real close.

So go my little angel and take

the greatest gift I can bestow.

You're that "special" angel few

people have the honor to know."