Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Costume

This will probably be our last year as parents to help Carson "choose" a Halloween costume. I'm sure by next year he will want to be a generic Spiderman or Spongebob, so we thought we would spend extra time finding a super cute costume that we know he will refuse to wear on future Halloweens.

As some of you know, Carson has a slight obsession with frogs... After browsing the internet, and calling Carson to the computer to look at costumes about a million times, he finally decided on one. No surprise to us, it was a frog costume. But not just any frog costume, the CUTEST frog costume in the entire world!

This one is made by Tom Arma, who makes a ton of adorable baby/pre-school costumes. He also had a skunk costume that was to die for, but Carson refused it, saying skunks were "stinky." So, frog costume it is. Can't wait until it arrives in the mail!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


We decided to make Deacon's nursery very simple and trendy, and not go with so much of a theme. Easier said than done! I have been browsing the internet for the past few weeks trying to find something without pictures of animals, or sports, or automobiles, but still cute and suited for a baby. Today we found this adorable set:

Babies R Us Picture

JC Penney's Picture

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Captain Underpants!

Last weekend I was taking a bath wondering why the house was suddenly so quiet... Every mom knows that it's not when it's loud that you worry, it's those quiet times that your children are being mischievous! So I snuck out of the bath tub, where I observed Captain Underpants on skates. His "Aunt" Tracey got these for him last year for his birthday, and he must have rediscovered them while I was soaking. No need for clothes, the skates were enough for him to think he should go outside and ride around the neighborhood! Luckily we keep our doors locked, so our neighbors didn't have to witness Carson in all his Buzz Lightyear underpants glory. Modesty is not one of his strong points, to say the least...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

3 1/2 years old!

One of my favorite things to do is track Carson's growth. He has gotten so big so fast, and I feel like if we don't document it, we won't remember all the little things that he did at each milestone. We started out the second week after he was born and took pictures with his little sign every week the first year of his life. It was amazing to see what changes one year could make for a little baby! Now we take his picture bi-annually, and write a little blurb on what he is up to at that stage in his life. Above you can see where he is now, below look how far he has come!

My goal is to do the same thing for Baby Deacon when he gets here, and hopefully they will both let me do this well into their thirties! lol I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Boy, Oh Boy!

So, we show up to get our ultrasound done today. I had to take a half day from work to make my 2:30 appointment. When we got to the office they told us they were already an hour behind, so we got comfortable in the waiting room. After an hour and a half they finally call me back to another waiting room to change into the oh-so-fashionable backless gown where I waited another 30 minutes.

A nurse then called me into the hallway where she told me that b/c I am only 16 weeks pregnant, they couldn't see me today, b/c they only do ultrasounds on women who are 18+ weeks. After having waited 2 hours, and taken off work, I was not pleased. Being the hormonal, pregnant woman I am, I started crying (sounds crazy, but I am sure you mommies understand) and told her no, I WAS getting an ultrasound today. The school year just started and I feel bad already having to take off work, plus the DOCTOR had told me that I was getting this done at 16 weeks. The poor nurse wasn't sure what to do with me so she said she would call my doctors nurse and talk to her, but that they do not do ultrasounds before 18 weeks. I told her that was fine and when she was done talking to her, I would like to have a word with her as well.

So, she got the nurse on the phone with me and through more tears (yes, I am a crazy pregnant lady) I told her again that the doctor had said 16 weeks, I took off work, waited 2 hours, and was standing in my underwear and backless gown waiting to be seen. She told me that there was nothing she could do, that they would not do the ultrasound today, but if I liked I could go upstairs and give a piece of my mind to my doctor. I told her I was getting dressed now, and going up to see the doctor.

Poor Brian freaked out when I walked into the waiting room nearly hysterical, thinking something was wrong with the baby, when really his preggo wife was just overreacting a little. So we go upstairs and see my doctor. She is so sweet and understanding, and really felt bad for all of the confusion and me being so upset that she said she would use her ultrasound equipment so that we could confirm the sex and see the baby. I still have to go back in 2 weeks for the extensive ultrasound but was happy to not have wasted the day and got to leave with more pictures of the baby!

We DID confirm that it is a boy (well, the doctor said she was 80% sure, so that's good enough for me), AND we decided on a name!

So without further ado, I present to you our newly named little boy...Deacon Kyle Scott:

Head to the left, looking down

Rubbing his eyes

Still a boy!

I think he is going to look like Brian too!
(If you tilt your head to the left, the round shape in the center is his face, looking directly at you)