Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

The day after Thanksgiving with the Carter's we headed over to the Coons for a couple days. Cousins Luke and Preston are 2 months apart but Luke is the same size as Preston. Here they are in their matching ra"coons" outfits from Grammy.

As you can see, it is impossible to get these 2 to sit still for the camera but they sure are adorable!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


These are some shots over the last month that I just love.
Sitting in his crib

I bought the most adorable knitted polar bear hat and mittens for this winter. Preston is our little polar bear.

Preston was just chillin' while mommy shopped at Target.

In some ways he looks pitiful but he was just happily hanging out.

Socks pulled high to keep warm during a nap.

I love this one! We have a video monitor and Preston was trying to get up to the camera. It's like he knew I was on the other end!

Preston and Mercedes are only 2 weeks apart. They are so adorable together! They were happy to hang out on the floor while the parents ate dinner.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Playing with Cousins

These two are too cute together.
Blayke and Preston

Landon and Preston
"Stop bugging me Preston!"

These 2 absolutely love when Grama puts the blanket over them and plays peek-a-boo.

Look what Grama Carter did to me!

Friday, November 5, 2010

8 Months Today

Here he is today, on his 8 month birthday. Still drooling, and no teeth to show for it.
My beautiful, blue-eyed baby.

Mommy and Preston, hanging out

He climbs all over me and uses my legs to stand up.

I don't know what it is about babies and phones/remotes, but he loves them! Instead of ruining another cell phone, we decided to give him an old phone that is "his".

I have many more pictures of this last month on my phone, including his first time swinging in the swing at the park, I just have to figure out how to get them on the computer! This month flew by and we had so much fun with our little guy. We love you Preston!

Crawling and Standing!

Preston has really begun to crawl this last month! He first started scooting around about the 10th of October.
Here are a few videos from October 23rd and 29th.

He has slowly gotten better and just in the last day he is starting to follow me around the house. He used to just crawl around in the living room and play with his toys but he has figured out that he can get to where I am!
These aren't the best crawling videos, but you get the idea and he's super cute.

Along with crawling, he now pulls himself up! I was shocked/scared the morning of October 31st when I went to get him out of bed and he was standing in his crib! We moved the mattress down immediately, which feels like such a milestone. He pulls himself up on whatever he can and is beginning the bruises/bumps on the head phase. He is even brave enough to try to let go and stand on his own but will only stand for a second before falling over.

Here he is pulling himself up

After I moved the mattress down I put Preston in his crib and he loved it! He was happy to play around and loved looking at me through the crib slats.

And here is one more video of him playing around in his crib.

I can't believe how big our little boy is getting!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

We had such a great Halloween weekend! On Saturday night we went over to Wes and Lani's to watch the Giants game and carve pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is such hard work sometimes but it always ends up being worth it.

Everyone hard at work
Aaron is really focused

Aaron did the hardest design in the book. By the time he was finishing up all our tools had broken so he was holding the saw with a paper towel.

Aaron's finished product, with Preston who should be sleeping...

Preston loved playing with Landon and Aunt Hilly.

Aaron was such a trooper using broken tools and finishing long after everyone else and his spider and web looked awesome! My owl on a tree was cute too.

On Sunday we headed back to Wes and Lani's for their Halloween party. Family and friends got together for an outdoor Halloween party with a fire pit, hay bales, and glowing orange lights. The garage was all decked out decorations and food. It looked awesome.
We found the cutest monkey costume for Preston and decided we wanted to match him. I was a zookeeper and Aaron was a lion.

Monkey Preston, Me, Aunt Hillary the football player and Blayke, post throwing up on her Tinkerbell costume. I was bummed I didn't get any pictures of the cousins in costume.

The lion attacking the chicken, his mom.

Jim and Dee, chicken and Giants fan

My adorable monkey

Happy Halloween from the Carter Zoo!