Sunday, July 24, 2011


Well, I know it has been a little while.  I have been away a little longer that what I would have thought but we were on VACATION! and of course trying to get ready for vacation was just as busy as vacation.  lol! We went to Clearwater Flordia to visit Matt's aunt and uncle and two cousins, who happen to live so close to the beach.  They were so kind enough to take us in their home and it was great to see family we havn't seen in awhile.  It was good quality time. 
This is good quality family time! We all had a blast!
So we were gone for a total of 6 days. Yep, that is 6 full days I got to spend with my hubby and sweet baby boy.  As a working mom, I think I was more excited about my 6 full days with my Carter Love than going to the beach.  I actually loved having food stuck in my hair and food thrown in my face because the look on his face after he does it is hilarious! lol!  My time with him was so sweet. I dream of the days that I will get to be with him full time.
Ocean Time: Oh boy did he love the beach! He loved the sounds, the taste, the touch, & everything else that comes with it!  I'm actually very curious on how many sea shells are in his little belly.  I was taking sea shells out of his mouth every second ha! He wouldn't crawl in the sand.  He had this little thing he did.  He would stick his butt up in the air with this feet flat and then try to crawl that way, it was Great! When it was time to leave, he actually cried when I picked him up to leave.  I sat him back down and he was totally fine ha!
First Time In The Ocean
The BEST Family Time!
Next, The Zoo: We took at day to go to the Tampa Zoo.  If you ever get the chance to go to that zoo it is A-H-MAZING! It's huge! Carter had a great time there too!  There are so many gorgeous animals and it was just another great day with my sweet family. 
  Tarpon Springs: So I told Matt that if he wants to move to Flordia tomorrow I would do it without second guessing myself! I LOVE the Clearwater area.  We went to this really cool place called Tarpon Springs.  We also ate some of the best Greek food and we visited the Sponge Shops...
I had a really great Greek Salad...I think I could eat it everyday :)
I found this little cutie outside the sponage shop ;)
If you can't tell by all the amazing pictures, the Lord truly blessed us with a safe and wonderful time.  As I walked along the beach I couldn't help and think what an amazing artist my Lord is.  Not only did He paint the sky the most gorgeous blue, but He also placed the cutest birds in the sky and gave to ocean the most peaceful sound.  It's very magical and spiritual all at the same time.  As I laid there with my feet burried in the sand, that God created, it's so hard for me to believe and understand that people think the Lord doesn't exist.  I pray the world will know the love of the Lord is pure, just like the sounds of the ocean and the movement of the wind.  My desire is to love the Lord with my whole heart...
My favorite part of the trip, neither me or the hubby having to get up and go to work.  I got such an amazing time with him.  Also, having my little man all day long.  I know I talk about the hurt my heart goes through with having to work and leaving my love bug for the day but that is the sacrifice I have to make for my family.  I want Carter Love to be able to enjoy fun trips and get to do fun things with his friends.  I pray daily that he will understand why I make the sacrifice that I do.  I do it for him.  He seems to be a mommas boy right now and I am 100% okay if he stays that way forever.  :) My life is truly a blessing from my wonderful Lord.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Puffs, Swimming, The 4th, & Going Round & Round!

Ooo me did we have a busy weekend!  Of course you guys know I loved having that extra day off with my sweet family.  Any working momma loves the holidays because that means another day with our little loves!  Extra days mean extra kisses, hugs, snuggles, & PUFFS! Carter is obessed with puffs.  In a week we are flying to Flordia (that should be it's own blog in itself lol) and you better believe puffs will be my saving grace!  I promise he could eat a whole container of those things in one sitting, with me helping out a little bit, strawberry apple is my favorite :).  He can eat 90 and get 16 calories. Haha, maybe I should eat those for my snacks! I'll tell ya, we don't go anywhere without our puffs...that even means the pool! 

Next: Swimming! Don't worry, I let his food settle for 30min. hehe :) He loves loves loves swimming! He likes to take baths so I knew he would love to swim.  We are very blessed that his yaya and paw-paw have a pool so Carter is able to swim whenever he wants.  He wasn't a big fan of his little float that paw-paw got him but once he got use to being in the pool he was all about it.  Carter is so so smart! While in his float he started to kick like he was dog paddling.  I learned to swim when I was 5yrs old (thanks to my big brother, who took off my floaties and told me to swim! I didn't have the choice haha) so maybe Carter love will be a early swimmer. He's 10mos old and I already think he can do everything ha!

I just melt when I see his amazing little smile...I get lost in that smile

So my extra day was in thanks to the 4th of July.  I love the 4th, it's one of my favorites.  I love history and the holiday that comes with it!  Plus my brother is a US Marine so that makes me love it even more.  I loved it a little more this year because I got a extra day with my Carter love and it was his first 4th of July.  His mimi has made it a point to get all of his "my 1st" outfits and send them to us.  I was actually surprised Carter did so well with the fireworks.  He was so so tired but he did really good! The next morning he slept till 10am! Woo hoo! His Daddy was extra happy lol!  I can't wait till Carter grows up and we can do all kinds of fun stuff together on the 4th and I can teach him the history behind it all...I know, I'm such a nerd!  My mom always made holidays fun (heck, she made everyday fun) but holidays were always extra special.  She was, and still is so creative.  I hope Carter will remember all the fun thing I do with him like I have with my momma. 
 Round & Round! Carter loves to go round and round.  His aunt "tay-tee" found this new hobby for him.  I loved hearing his big giggles as they went round and round, and of course his face afterwards was hilarious.  This is a little of what I saw...

Look at those pictures and can you imagine the sweet sounds I heard coming out of that mouth? And that is what I miss while I'm at work.  I know he's happy and having a fun day but I can't help but stare at these pictures and think that I am missing out on a lot of that.  If I could be home everyday Carter love, I promise we would go round & round and have a day filled with puffs...When he is older I hope he understands why I have to miss out on some of those giggles.  It breaks me knowing I miss out.  I wish it was different but the Lord says otherwise.  I def don't understand but He does.  It's hard for me to remember that and maybe that's why I have to wait a little longer to make my prayer come true.  As cheesey as it sounds, I know the Lord knows my heart and my passion. I pray being with my Carter love full time is the Lords way for me...