Sunday, August 29, 2010

Silver Lake

Since John was out of town and Dave was at work Noelle invited me and Carter to join her and the kids at Silver Lake up in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun!
Looking for fish

Abby, Michael and Carter
The crew

Not cute of me but Carter looks adorable

Carter and Jenna

Enjoying nature


Friday, August 27, 2010

Vote for Carter!!!

You guessed it! Another one of my scrapbook pages has been entered in to a contest on Facebook. This time if I win not only do I get $100 gift card but so does Carter's amazing daycare "teacher" Erin! If you have Facebook please follow this link and like the picture to vote. If you are not already a fan of How Fast Time Flies you may have to click here and become a fan first and then follow the other link and like the picture. Thanks everyone!!! It pays to have a cute kid!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Best husband EVER!!!

Alright, I know girls always say they have the best husband ever but I really do. I'll prove it. I've decided to start a new "segment" on my blog where I randomly list things that make my husband the best ever and I encourage all my friends to do the same. Putting it down on "paper" seems to make you think of all the fantastic things he does! Even though he probably won't read it ever, here goes.

  1. He gives me pedicures
  2. He is going to school to make a better life for our family
  3. He gets up with Carter EVERY morning so I can sleep (sometimes as early as 4am)
  4. He works at night so he can be home with Carter while I work
  5. He lets me skip his shows if there are 2 things I want to record at the same time
  6. He makes dinner on nights he has to work so it will be ready when I get home and we can eat together as a family
  7. He wears t shirts he got for free at ceramic tile center rather than complaining that he needs new clothes
  8. He runs me a bath anytime I am sick or have any ache or pain
  9. He sits in the bathroom while I take a bath so I don't fall asleep in the tub (it's happened...)
  10. He uses some of his free rentals to get me girly movies like the back-up plan, leap year and when in Rome and then watches them with me
  11. He doesn't complain when he has to rent the same girly movie over and over because I am too lazy to put a movie in the DVD player and would just rather watch TV
  12. He watches I Carly
  13. He pretends to be interested in my recap of the previous night's episode of the bachelorette
  14. He NEVER tells me when he thinks other girls are hot
  15. He doesn't get jealous when I drool over Gene Kelley or Hugh Jackman
  16. He does the dishes
  17. He does the laundry
  18. He deep cleans the entire house before my family arrives from out of town
  19. He sings
  20. He doesn't tell me if the food I make tastes bad
  21. He puts up with my compulsive planning
  22. He's a great dad
  23. He immediately jumps up to get me water if he hears me hiccup
  24. He doesn't get mad at me for waking him up when I have a bad dream
  25. He is filling our house with beautiful art
  26. He realizes that I only argue if I know I'm right
  27. He makes the world's best mac and cheese (from the box)
  28. He sends me pictures of Carter throughout the day to cheer me up
  29. He changes most of the poopy diapers
  30. He tells me he loves me before we hang up the phone every time
  31. He gets the CDs I want from the library
  32. He has been known to sing along with David Bowie
  33. He's smart and very enthusiastic about school
  34. He is always willing to babysit for friends and family
  35. He takes Carter to the library and helps him pick out fun books
  36. He reminds me to take it easy even when there is so much to get done
  37. He prints pictures for me when I ask him to
  38. He put 2 grey undershirts in my suitcase for California because I mentioned that I needed to find one (even though I meant that I was wearing it on the plane)
  39. He takes Carter's temperature 20 times a day if I think he might be getting sick
  40. He talks to Jude
  41. He gets so proud every time he gets the car washed
  42. He can clasp my favorite necklace even with his big man hands
  43. He cuts Carter's nails
  44. He smells good (when he wants to)
  45. He likes So You Think You Can Dance
  46. He sneaks a peek at sport scores on his I pod rather than asking me to change the channel
  47. He is sensitive to my worrying gene
  48. He glues the heads back on my willow tree statues when one of us knocks one over
  49. He checks his pockets before putting his pants in the washer
  50. He wants to make me happy and he really does

Ok, so that is just a few for today. Hopefully I have inspired others to do this too and hopefully I remember to do this every so often. Like I said I don't think he'll even read it but that's ok.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Carter's first real day of daycare!!!

He was SO excited to wear his backpack!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another upload.

As I blog Dave is doing what he does best. He's been working on painting one of the canvases I got him for Christmas and is frequently seen in this view.

Alright. So I used to be a good blogger. Not so much anymore. In fact I don't know if I've even made the official announcement of "It's a boy!!!" We found out on my birthday that we will be having another boy. His name will be Jude Costa Mann. If you don't like it, too bad.

Ok, now that we got that out of the way below are some pictures I found when I did another upload today.

Carter and Mommy at Gardner Village

Carter and Tia from our recent trip to California

Hugs for Snoopy

Carter playing with Uncle Dustin's I-pad or as he calls it the big Hi-pod.

A glimpse into my future

Yes, he can get a fantastic score at bowling all by himself. And before you judge me, I had to cook all morning and needed my child to stay occupied. I don't let him play with toys like this ALL the time.

Vanilla ice cream and blue berries at Fauxma's house!

Napping in Tia and Uncle Dustin's bed with 30+ people talking right outside the open door. That's my good little sleeper.

He likes to put on his own glasses

Eating a picnic at the ward party

Playing with sticks at the park with Max

Swimming with Kennedy and Cassidy!

In other news: tomorrow is the first day of the semester for Dave who is taking 1st semester physics (even though he passed it in California) and a Monday night painting class. This means that tomorrow is also Carter's first official day of day care!!! My friend Erin (the mother of Kennedy and Cassidy pictured above) just started an in home daycare and Carter will be going there for 3 hours every morning. I think it will be good for him to play with some kids close to his age and hopefully learn to share.

I think that is it for right now. I'm planning another post in the near future so stay tuned.