Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Ride & New 'Do

When I was registering for a stroller my big sis said save your money because you'll want a Maclaren when Carsyn gets big and she was right! Love this takes up so little room in the SUV, can be carried on a strap, and is stylish to boot!

Pigtails.... Barely there but I couldn't resist!

My girl is growing up..sigh

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Sooo, we're back from a much needed vacation...well actually we've been back awhile. Let me say "vacation" is totally different with a baby. Usually I sleep in a little and stay up late. Usually I eat way too much and read about 5 books. Usually I beat myself up for not working out. Occasionaly I'll divulge in a little too much wine consumption. This year I got up around 6 or 7 am, ran a couple of miles every day, read 1 book, managed to swig a seldom glass of wine and lost a few pounds. You know what- despite the fact I was completely exhausted, a touch sunburned, and extremely irritable I wouldn't trade it for anything. Little Miss Carsyn pretty much loved the beach, especially the taste of sand. Thank goodness we'll be heading back very shortly.

We visited Watercolor Resort for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised. The resort had great running trails and was within walking distance to Seaside, where I definitely could live. The only downfall to the area was the lack of good restaurants and the algae in the water. Normally I take a ton of pictures on vacation, but this year I just ended up with picture after picture of Carsyn on the beach. If you're interested here they are..

I got my shades on..


Playing in the water..

Darn humidity..

Love the sand on the face..

Always ready for the camera..

Baytowne Wharf with Daddy..

Dinner with Auntie and Wobby..

Love my Gran..

Shane was so excited to get a hot dog after a week of seafood..

The one pic of me and the hubby..

Thanks to my hubby and wonderful in-laws for making Carsyn's trip to the beach so wonderful!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Morning Scene

Sneaking a nap before heading out..
(please note we do not get dressed up for naptime.. Sometimes naps are unplanned in this house!)

Head over to Katie at loves of life to check out SMS!

Saturday Morning Scene

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Carsyn is 9 months old!

Whoa Carsyn P, you are still growing too fast!! I cannot believe you are 9 months old.

We just got back from the beach with dad's family and it seemed you learned a new trick every day. Auntie taught you to squeal hi and wave when you see people and they say hi. Its so funny. Now when we ask if the baby is sick you can cough on command. While you loved playing pee pie, patticake is your new favorite. You can clap and throw them away, but have yet to master rolling them up. You are a timid crawler and are officially taking several little crawl steps at a time. Dad has also caught you cruising a little also. You love being in your stroller and could ride for hours.

You are still tiny and not hardly 16 lbs. You are wearing 6 and 9 month clothing and a few 12 month. Speaking of clothing you love getting dressed up. I swear when momma puts you in a foofie outfit you squeal in delight. You say da-da all day long and very few ma-mas. You are also saying na-na a lot.

You like to eat, but do not have a voracious appetite. You love your fruits and any combination of peaches, bananas, and apricots. Besides sweet potatoes you pretty much despise your veggies. Still not a fan of puffs and due to the fact you are still toothless momma has been leery of giving you other hard foods. Please let the tooth come soon as you are still waking momma most nights of the week. Thank goodness you will sleep until about 8:00 after waking once. Well, besides vacation when you decided to get up at 6:00 every morning-TORTURE!

You absolutely adore being the center of attention and will lean out of high chairs and strollers in attempt to get people to notice you. You love babies, especially your cousins Maddox and Ella.

Carsyn, you are the most loving, sweet little girl and I am forever grateful to be your momma. We love you more than words can say!

Daddy Love

I'm not a very mushy person, but I do have to give a shout out to my sweet husband and say happy father's day. Carsyn just adores her daddy and clearly the feeling is mutual. Love you honey!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I don't know about you but Sunday is probably my favorite day of the week. Here lately it has involved church, pool time, and an afternoon nap. I am so happy to finally find a church I am growing to love. Everyone is just so sweet and welcoming and I could listen to the pastor for hours. Also, I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy getting dressed up.

(My OOTD found here- courtesy of mom and Cindy)
(Carsyn's OOTD found somewhere here- courtesy of auntie and wobby)

side note- do any of you get blurry pictures when its humid outside? how do I fix this?

After church the hubby was sweet enough to watch baby girl and let me get some quiet pool time and grocery shopping done. I cooked dinner for the first time in FOREVER.

We had salmon patties and peas from the garden and its probably one of our favorite meals. I really enjoy cooking and would love to cook a big Sunday dinner every week, but lots of times I'm just too lazy.

I usually wrap up the weekend with a glass of California Chardonnay and the RHOOC..

The only thing that would make the day better would be an extra hour or two in the day to squeeze in more family time. What's your favorite day of the week?