Thursday, November 22, 2012

More Fall time...


We took two trips to Lena this November to see my Memaw and PawPaw. One just to visit and one for Thanksgiving.


Carson & PawPaw


Here is Carson in my cousin Christy's little girl's Leanna's Barbie Jeep.

This is Carson sitting in front of my grandparents barn (AKA shed painted like a barn)

Out in the country was the best place for our lil wild bull to play. He loved walking and running around and I loved it because I did not have to constantly pull him away from everything. He also loved chasing Miss Kitty around.....poor cat.




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fall time..

Whew Oct and Nov have gone in a flash...

Halloween 2012

We went with our friends Kristin & Hudson to Broadmoar's Fall Festival. The boys are not quite old enough to really get into it. But they we had a good time chatting and strolling and looking.
We also took a trip to New Orleans in early November with my parents & ross and sarah....This is us eating at Middendorfs
New Orleans injury...lil wild Indian slammed his face into the corner of the table. He recovered quickly and only cried about a grand total of 45 seconds :)

Our attempt at a family picture at the aquarium was a fail. I am not so sure our lil Carson even saw 1 fish or animal at the aquarium; he was far too busy running crazy! You can not hold him still these day. He is full speed at all times.
Derek & I
More of fall festivies to come....

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Fair

Carson's 1st fair trip

At my new job, I get holidays off. What? Have you ever heard of such? a day off? HA This is a new world to me and I love it. So on Columbus Day (MY DAY OFF), Derek and I took Carson to the fair......

Derek and Carson sharing an ice cream cone

Our fair family pic. This is a terrible family pic...but a sweet memory I wanted to remember. I'll trade the terrible picture for a sweet memory anyday...but would love to have both. a great pic and a sweet memory...too much to ask?


Carson got tubes last week. So happy I do not have to constantly worry about ears anymore....(even though I AM still worrying about ears). It really was a breeze and not as traumatic as I had imagined. Everyone warned me including the nurses and doctor that when he woke up from surgery he was probably going to be pretty mad pissed. Nothing to do with pain but just mad. And they were exactly right. They call it some kinda of delirium. But when he woke up from surgery, the child was crazy crying. Nothing consoled him for about 15 minutes. It felt like 5 hours really. But that little 15 minutes was the worst part. We got there at 6:30am and by 10:00am we were home and Carson was back to his running climbing hollering wild self. Here are a few pictures of the day....

Mom, do I have to wear this dress?

Dad, are you sure these doctors and nurses know what they are doing?

These two are inseparable these days. They always say "boys love their mommas"...well this boy LOOOOVVVEESSS his daddy. And what a good Daddy he is. We love him!



Saturday, September 22, 2012

Carson's 1st Trip to Oxford

We ventured to Oxford last weekend for the Ole Miss/Texas game. It was Carson's first trip to Oxford. It was SOOO TOO crowded. I wish I had gotten a picture of us and my parents walking to the Grove...quite comical. We had not 1... but 2 loaded with Carson, one loaded with chairs/food/etc.....pushing strollers in a sea of people is complicated. Sweating hot! But overall, it was a fun day. We got to see some of our favorite people...Ross and Sarah, Leigh Ann & Jason, Kimberly & Bennett! I LOVED reminiscing with Derek about our college days ...He was probably sick of me saying "remember when..." or "don't you wish we could live college over again."

The Shive family did not make it to the game, but loved being back in Oxford and the Grove. The game was at 8:00pm, and I just did not foresee a great 8o'clock attitude from my son nor does he have any "sit still" in him. He loved running wild in The Grove though! I wish we had more time to visit the square and do some more eating and playing. I can not wait to introduce Carson to the rest of Oxford in years to come. Here are a few pics from our weekeend....

Napping in the Grove

Carson & Uncle Ross

For my readers (all 2 of you)....I apologize for my slacking in blog posting. We are still alive and have not gone anywhere. It takes me like 2 full days to write a post so that is why they do not come very often. Just while I have been writing this, Carson has broken off the knob to the china cabinet, got stuck under my bed,  thrown at least 4 toys in the garbage can, and required consoling twice for getting hurt in some way. :)

Another great happening of this month....two of my bestfriends, Mollie & Kimberly, are having babies!!!! Yes, like at the same time!! They are both going to be such great mothers...and their husbands are going to make such great fathers as well.  I am so very happy for them and can not wait to get my hands on those babies! Kimberly is having a wonderful!! I'm trying to teach Carson his best manners so that maybe if Bennett allows.... she will be his girlfriend ;) so far we have got awhiles to go on the "how to treat girls" mannersthough (I caught him pushing a girl off a riding toy at daycare so that he could ride it). Anyways Congrats Mollie & Ross and Kimberly & Bennett...i love yall to pieces!!

Here are some random photos of what Mr. Carson has been up to the past few months...

Daddy trying to introduce Carson to deer early.
Carson & my Granny. How pretty is she. I hope I look like her when I am a GREAT grandmother of three.
How big does he look in his bed?
more climbing

Saturday, August 25, 2012

1 year old

My baby boy is a 1 year old. I write this post with tears in my eyes. These tears are tears of thankfulness and love as I reflect back over the past year.  I can not even remember life before I met this precious little soul named Carson. To be his mom, has been the greatest joy of my life. I pray constantly for God to guide me in being his mother. I feel this enormous responsibility to make him into a "decent' human being. I pray that I can lead him to God and show him His great love and forgiveness. If I teach him anything in life, I hope it is to love. I hope he loves life regardless of its circumstances. I hope he loves people regardless of what or who they are.

A HUGE thank you to all who attended his lil first birthday party. So happy to have so many friends and family who love our boy like we do to help us celebrate this special day and his special self. My heart is so full. This time last year I had not known this incredible love that I know now. The love between a mother and a child is just something undescrible. It gives me a picture of what God's love for us really is all about. A very special thank you to my parents who helped me clean a disaster of a house and help set everything up for his party. This entire first year I could not have done without them.

We had a "You are my sunshine" birthday party to celebrate Carson's first year of life. This song is just pefect for Carson. He is just like a beam of bright sunny happiness and joy in our life. He makes everyone happy even when the skies in their life may be grey. My mom always sang this to my brother and I when we were little. Even up until the days when she was waking us up in highschool. Ha....I am beginning to learn your babies are always your babies.

My sweet so talented friend Jana Rodrigues took some1 year old shots of Carson last week and I am obsessed. Here are a few.........


I'm in love with these pics!! Jana is just fabulous!!
Here are a few pics from his birthday.....I am so sad that I did not take more.
 My lil one year is now bottle and baby food free and is drinking all whole milk. Good bye formula. He has moved up to a new room at daycare. The toddler room. What?? Toddler?? He now gets 1 nap a day (11-1) and has to sleep on a mat on the floor. Eats lunch and breakfast at daycare. Gets to go outside and play in a big playroom with lots of fun activities all day. Such a big boy!
Happy Birthday Carson. Love you sugar!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Stalk

Ok yall!! I have made it no secert. I am a stalker. My name is Jessica, and I stalk blogs. I confess.

And of the blogs I stalk, its been a month for rejoicing. I already shared lil Lucy's blog with great news this month with cancer free scans. And now I want to share another blog I have been following (following is a more pleasant word to use instead of stalking).

This couple has struggled with infertility and have been waiting, waiting, and waiting to adopt a baby. Well guess what?? THEY GOT THEIR BABY GIRL!!! This couple seems like such a sweet couple. She talks about how she can not wait for the sleepless nights & the spit ups. Goodness...just warms my heart for them.

Here's some happiness for your tuesday morning. Read