Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Tree Decorating

Haidyn said that her favorite thing about Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree.  She even said she liked it more than getting Christmas presents.  So, I decided to put her in charge this year.

She spent hours making the tree look perfect.

Hanging each bulb just right.

Camden even joined in to assist.

Then it was finished.

And we took a few pictures for memories.

Job well done!

The next day, Haidyn and Camden explained that all the ornaments must be taken off and put on again a little differently.

This continued every day throughout December.  I'm not sure if they got it how they want it yet, but they love it and I think I'll keep this tree as the "kid's tree" for years to come.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Grey Thursday

Our society has accepted this new idea where Thanksgiving is being overtaken by stores opening and they are calling it "Grey Thursday".  I don't know who originally came up with the idea.  I think one store started opening earlier than the others and the other stores felt they had to keep up so they opened even earlier and it continued from there.  Pretty soon we will just skip Thanksgiving altogether it seems and "Black Friday" will be no more.  It is pretty ridiculous if you ask me, and to protest my dislike for this idea- what do I do?  Well.. they say if you can't beat em' then join em' right?

It all started 6:00 PM Thanksgiving night and lasted for the next 6 hours.

The sales were better than we had expected.  Between the large bag of peppermint kisses, someone letting off stink bombs throughout Target, the many pillows, I'd say it was very successful.

We may or may not have jotted down a few notes for how to proceed next year.  
Until next time ladies!

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Day consists of some exciting activities.  The first is our annual bowling tradition early in the morning.

The steps to achieving a perfect TURKEY (three strikes in a row).

Step 1- Must select the perfect size of shoes and model them for the camera.

Step 2- Pick out the perfect sized ball that fits your fingers or just make sure it's a cute color.

Step 3- Throw it down the lane and observe.

 Step 4- Celebrate your victory by snapping a family photo!

The next activity for the day included getting dressed up and taking a family selfie.

Off to the Nebeker Family Dinner we go.

Haidyn said she was thankful for her whole family.

Camden said he was thankful for Grandma Mindy's choo choo train.

The final activity of the day was eating at the Carter Family Dinner with these cuties.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone -- until next year!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Friday, November 9, 2012

Camden Barry Carter

Camden Barry Carter
November 9, 2012
12:32 am
8 lbs 12 oz and 21 in long

Camden is finally here!  He was a few days overdue and once he decided he was ready to come, he still took his time and I ended up in labor for 27 1/2 hours.  It was all worth it though.  He is so perfect in every way.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

These are a few of her favorite things...

These are a few of 2 1/2 year old Haidyn's favorite things...

Favorite Shows- "Do Do Dora" and "gabba gabba"
Favorite Movie- "I watch Tangled mama?"
Favorite Drink- "Chokat Milk" or if not that "how bout regular milk?" with a smile.
Favorite Food- "Snoot Snacks" aka Fruit Snacks.
Favorite Story- "Llama, Llama misses Mama"
Favorite Lines- "I told that!" when we're telling a story about her, "I don't want to (fill in the blank)" Example "I don't want to Rumor Has It" "I don't want to Chokat Milk" when she's in a bad mood, "That was a fun day" after a day of fun activities, "I so excite" when we are doing something new, "What does that sound make?" when she hears a strange noise.
Favorite Clothing Items- "sin suit" aka Swim Suit, "slippers" aka Flip Flops, and "Do Do Dora Glasses"
Favorite Songs to Sing to- We Found Love by Rihanna, Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae, Rumor Has It by Adele, Glad You Came by The Wanted.. anything she can sing to in the car that repeats itself.
Favorite Past-Time- Dress up in "sin suit", "slippers", "Dora glasses", throw on some sweet necklaces, bracelets, earrings, turn up some tunes on the television and dance it out for a good half hour.
Favorite Toys- Fishies and Net and Small Fuzzy Balls 
Sleeps With- Cow Blanket, Cow Pillow Pet, Mr. Bear
Sleep Routine- Bath, Brush with Dora toothbrush, Read story, Sing song, Pray, Crawl in bed, "don't forget to cover my toes momma", only one blanket cause "don't wanna get too hot momma", tuck in Mr. Bear at her feet, give kisses and say Good Night.
Best Friends- Kaitlyn and Scarlett

Some Firsts-

Slept in big girl bed starting at 2 and 3 months.
Started potty training at 2 1/2 years and she's doing great!!
Love you Haidyn!!