Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mommy freakin' out!

ok... so i don't have any new pictures to put up this morning... but I do have a little diddy to share with you!
Sunday morning started off like any other morning. Carter was awake around 7 am... came into my room and cuddles for a while. We had no plans for the day... so we just cuddled the morning away. Around 8 am we decided to get out of bed and actually do something productive (meaning he was demanding that I make him breakfast!) And Elliot was sleeping peacefully in his crib.
Now, every morning as we come down the stairs, I open the blinds of all the windows. We came down the few steps to the landing, I reach to open the blind and about pee myself. About 2 feet from me is this freaky looking black bird! Yeah that's right... a bird in my house!!?? I screamed and literally pulled Carter down the stairs behind me! Poor thing had no clue of what was going on!
As soon as we get downstairs... I call Jason. His response - "just get a towel or a tupperware container, catch it, and put it outside!" My response - "REALLY?! Seriously?! Are you on crack?! I'm NOT touching that thing! Call Bill!" Now at this point I would say I am 'slightly' freakin' out. Jason calls back and says Bill is on his way to catch the bird. I relax. I need a cup of coffee... that'll calm me down.
As I'm still talking to Jason on the phone, I walk out into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. I look up and what to I see?! Another freakin' bird on the window above my sink!!!! Yeah, I'm now up to the status of 'majorly' freakin' out!! I scream... run into the living room... scoop Carter up and hit the couch. We have our backs to the corner and I can see the living room, the steps to upstairs and the kitchen door... those birds aren't gonna get us!
Now as luck would have it... the dogs finally spot the bird on the landing upstairs... and start climbing the walls to get it. It takes off... flying downstairs into the dining room. It flies right into one of my windows and the dogs are in full attack mode now. Luckily it turned right back around and headed upstairs... with Mickey and Kenzie in hot pursuit! But wait... its upstairs... and so is my 4 month old! I pulled the door shut... so hopefully it doesn't fly in there.... hopefully. Thank god he is sleeping thru this fiasco! Jason is still on the phone at this point about ready to die from laughing... cause I was giving him a play by play of the situation and Carter was beginning to realize something wasn't quite right. So as I got more and more worked up.. so did he!
Ugh... where is Bill?!? He lives like .2 miles away.... seriously...
Mickey and Kenzie are tearing up the upstairs at this point. I can hear things being knocked over and them clawing to get this thing!
I finally see him coming up the road... so I cautiously get off the couch and get the doors open so he can make a quick exit with the little 'rats with wings!!' Bill is cracking up at this point.
Bill - "ok... so I need a towel to catch them with."
Me - "well.. there are towels up in the bathroom... not going up there! and towels
in the kitchen... not going in there! Grab whatever you can find... I don't care!"
Bill walks right up to the bird.. grabs it.. and throws it outside. Show off!
Goes upstairs and does the same thing with the second one. Show off!
I then spent the next half hour cleaning up the house... picking all the things the dogs knocked over during their hunt... and of course the bird poo! eeewww!
Apparently these birds entered my house thru the chimney and came thru the furnace! Nice, real nice! Needless to say... there is a towel now shoved in the opening of the furnace... I refuse to have another unwanted visitor (or two) in my house!
Once we were all settled... Elliot woke up and Carter calmed down.
For the rest of the day... every person we talked to Carter would say, "birds in house. mommy freakin' out!"
Oh the life of a country girl!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Silly name!

Let me set the scene for you:
Its a rainy saturday morning... I don't feel like doing anything but sit on my computer and stalk people on facebook, Carter is playing on the floor with ALL of his cars and tractors, and Elliot is still sleeping at 8:45! (yay for me!!)
Carter is laying on the floor with his tractors, cars and trucks all lined up and is driving them all over. He is jibbering and jabbering quietly and I'm thinking nothing of it. (its not unusual for him to talk and talk ALL DAY LONG!! He starts around 7 am and doesn't stop until 9 pm!) He is just talking ad talking and cracking himself up... i listen closer and chuckle to myself.
He is sitting there whispering:
" Lexi *chuckle* silly name."
"Charolette *chuckle* silly name."
"Yessica *chuckle* silly name."
and so on and so forth... I think he named just about every person we know.
He is too funny!
I don't know whether to be proud of my big boy... or be embarassed....
Elliot is 4 1/2 months old... is wearing 6-12 mo. clothing... no biggie right?!
not a big deal to me... but check out the pants....
yeah thats right! We can't button them!
ahem... let me rephrase that. I can button them if he is laying down... but if he is going to be in any sort of upright postition... don't even think about buttoning them!
My crazy Carter is playing in boxes that we unpacked at moms house. we made a whole little community of boxes for him. One was for his dvd player and the other was his snack shack. He thoroughly enjoyed himself!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Breakin' in the kitchen sink!

we've definitely broken in the new kitchen sink! both boys LOVE getting a bath at nana's house. I think they have taken more baths at my parents house in the past two weeks than they have at home! these are just a few pics... i will hopefully get a few more up within the next few days.

my litlle E is getting soooooo big!

he is almost sitting up all by himself.

he loves his big brother. no matter what Carter is doing... he is watching. I think he gets dizzy sometimes... cause C doesn't stop moving.

Carter is also getting bigger and 'badder' by the minute! every day is a complete whirlwind with him in it!
C is absolutely in love with his brother... I am constantly telling him that he needs to 'back off!' I keep telling him that he is gonna get it as soon as elliot is mobile... I don't think he takes me seriously!!!
he loves tractors (only the green and yellow ones), trucks, cars... actually, anything with wheels.
he will eat anything that is put in front of him! asparagus is a fast growing favorite.
he is an absolute chatter box! from 6:30 in the morning until about 9:00 at night... i listen to my little parrot. I love it!

melt. my. heart.

Carter story:
as many of you know, my husband is a HUGE Ford truck fan. He won't drive anything else. Chevy, Nissan, Toyota... they are swear words in our house.
Mom and I were headed to Wal-mart the other day (*gasp* I know... I despise going there.. but i had to) Carter rode with mom. When we got there... she is cracking up as she gets out of the car. I figured he was up to no good. She opens his door and all i hear is... "Daddy love chevy trucks!" over and over and over! This was too good not to share with daddy....
We called Jason and he was NOT happy!! Based on the reaction Jason gave him.... that is all he is saying! Too funny!