Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pictures of the Day

These pictures show Carter with closed eyes, but don't let them fool you. Carter did not nap much at all today and split his time between being awake and happy and awake and crabby. Here's to hoping he at least sleeps some tonight. -John (& Family)

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Tree Cutting Today!

No, Carter did not go. He went to Great Gramma's with Alicia. I took Hank and found a good tree for our house, though. Maybe Carter will go next year. Gramma Barb also left today to go visit Carter's Uncle Joe in Santa Cruz.

"I make a good centerpiece, don't I."
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Hank is my Doggy!

A cute teddy bear blanket that Gramma Barb just finished
knitting for Carter!

"My doggy loves me... Or at least the taste of my feet."

"Big hugs for Hank!"

"I'm comin' to get ya... Just as soon as I figure out this
crawling thing."

Carter shaking his rattle (with a cute smile at the end).

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Carter's First Thanksgiving!

Carter celebrated his first Thanksgiving today at his Great Aunt Mary's house. There were many greats there: Great Gramma, Great Uncle Bill, Great Aunt Jen, and Great Aunt Mary. Gramma Barb was there, too! Carter also got to meet his First Cousins Once Removed Chris and Rhianna with their son, and Carter's Second Cousin, Liam; his First Cousin Once Removed Jared; his First Cousin Once Removed Jacob; and his dog Hank's Second Cousin Nibbles. Hank, unfortunately (well, probably, fortunately) was unable to attend. -John (& Family)

Great Gramma and Gramma Barb (and Carter)

First Cousins Once Removed Rhianna and Chris (and Carter)

Great Aunt Jen (and Carter)

Great Uncle Bill (and Carter)
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Almost Thanksgiving

"Who me? I'm never fussy and always this happy."

"Gramma Barb and I do not match."

"I like baths!"
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gramma Gifts

"Do you like my hat? Gramma Barb made
it for me!"

"Do you like my gown? Gramma Leah got it for me in
in Martha's Vineyard!"
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Gramma Barb is Here!

Gramma Barb arrived today to meet her newest grandchild!

"I have two grammas? How'd I get so lucky?"

Out for a walk with the wild horses.

"Trust me, I'm comfortable."
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Sunday, November 22, 2009


Today Carter got to meet his Aunt Katie and his cousins Remi and Mikey!

"I know, I'm adorable."

Out on a walk.

Cousins Mikey and Remi and Aunt Katie.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Carter's First ER Visit!

First, everything is fine. Now that we have that out of the way, the story: This afternoon we noticed that Carter was awake but wouldn't open his eyes. In particular, he seemed to be favoring his right eye. So, we called our pediatrician's call service to see if there was something that was safe to use to flush out an infant's eye. The call service declined to recommend anything to us and told us that we should take Carter to urgent care. So, we did. Unfortunately, we got there and urgent care told us they didn't take patients Carter's age and sent us on to the ER. So, off we went to Renown's new pediatric ER. It turned out that Carter had a nice piece of hair in his eye that had probably been in there for a little while. Because of the hair, Carter had been rubbing and scratching his eye and had caused a corneal abrasion. Anyway, the hair is out, and the only treatment needed is to keep little hands away from a little eye and some antibiotic drops.

The ER probably was overkill, but what could we do? And with all their fancy lights and dyes and a doctor who knew exactly what she was doing, going there was a good idea.

Also, Carter had the doctor and two nurses wrapped around his apparently cute little fingers. At one point he let out a coo and all three went "aaaww."

Anyway, beyond that saga, the day was pretty uneventful. Carter played and slept. We also did a walk on which we saw cows and wild horses but no coyotes this time (no pictures of the cows or horses on the blog, but for those that are interested, there are some available through the Picasa link).

Pictures and video below.

"I'm laughing with you, honest."

"Do you like my hat?"

Batting at a Ball (That's Hank in the background squeeking one of his toys).

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Seven Weeks Today!

Carter is seven weeks old today!!!

Still so little.

"This holding my head up thing isn't so hard."

A practice Christmas card picture?
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Carter is So Helpful

O.k. maybe not. Gramma Barb is coming next week and some cleaning had to be done. We had time to clean, but Carter decided he didn't want to stay down for a nap. So, he got to help dad clean by being a good boy in the front pack and not crying while dad did his part of the cleaning. Hank helped, too, by staying off the kitchen floor until it was dry. :-) -John (& Family)

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