Tuesday, April 30, 2013

5 months

I had really high hopes for these cute little month cards...

Oh well! We gave it our best shot.

Here is Grace at five months old:


This is her natural, relaxed face. She always has her tongue out. I'm really hoping she doesn't end up having a lisp! (Especially with the name Grace...)

Oh! Hello! How did these get in here?? (Sorry, but That little bum was too cute to pass up!)

Ten things I love about Grace (at 5 months):
  1. I love that she gets this really serious (but adorable) look of concentration when she plays with her toys.
  2. I love that she gets the hiccups everytime she laughs. 
  3. I love the way she flaps her arms up and down when she gets really excited. 
  4. I love the way her eyes light up when I talk to her. 
  5. I love when she falls asleep in my arms and snuggles her head into my shoulder. 
  6. I love the way she watches Chipper and gets so excited when he comes up to her.
  7. I love that she is so tiny but still manages to have those cute chunky rolls.
  8. I love that she has her Daddy's bright blue eyes.
  9. I love that when she "talks," she does it in a super high pitched squeaky voice.
  10. I love that she is such a ham and always puts on her cutest face for strangers. 
I'm just so in love with this little girl. I can't wait to see who she will become.

Sailor girl

My friend Kasey bought this adorable sailor dress for Grace back when I was still pregnant and it has been sitting in my closet waiting for this little cutie to grow into it. Well, I finally tried it on her and I'm a little bit obsessed with how cute it is on her. 


Keith and I both turned 25 this month. Maybe this is weird, but I'm actually pretty happy to be a year older. And not because I can rent a car (although that will be convenient). You see, according to everyone else on the planet, I look like I'm 18 years old...tops. Everyone always tell me, "Oh don't worry, when you are 40, you will love it!" Well, I'm not 40. And trust me, I'm not lovin' it.

When you are married with a baby, being mistaken for someone in high school on a regular basis isn't that cool. People think I'm either Grace's babysitter or about to join the cast of teen mom. 
Hopefully when I'm 40, I really will love it. But for now, I'm welcoming aging with open arms over here. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Keith's Birthday

Keith turned 25 yesterday! Even though his actual birthday was on Monday, we decided to celebrate on Saturday since we were both off from work/school. In honor of the big 25, I set up a Birthday scavenger hunt and made Keith follow clues around the house leading him to his gifts. (This is a total Carter thing.) 

Every year on Christmas, my sisters and I would follow rhyming clues around the house leading us to our best gifts. So yeah, we are pretty big on scavenger hunts in my family. But you know what? Its awesome and it makes getting presents like 20 times more fun. At least I think so. (Keith might say otherwise but I'm pretty sure he secretly loved it.)

I will admit, coming up with all those rhymes was a little tricky. Also, there are really only so many places to hide clues in a one bedroom apartment. Things got a little weird. 
The answer was the Diaper Genie, btw. (Taped to the outside, of course. I'm not that gross.) 

Keith was super excited about the golf shoes I got him. I was NOT super excited about my camera being on some weird setting that made all of these photos extremely blurry.

After going out to dinner, we dug into this delicious DQ ice cream cake, specially requested by Keith. It was an excellent choice.

It was a very fun day! Happy Birthday to this amazing guy! We love you!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


I'm so happy that Spring is finally here! Everything is starting to look green again here in Texas and I'm LOVING all this sunshine! After church today, we went outside to take advantage of the gorgeous weather.

Grace had fun watching Chip run around.

Don't warm sunny days like this just make you happy?