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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rubber Ducky

Carson LOVES the bath. His obsession with washing his hands escalated to an obsession with the bath. Again, I don't think it has as much to do with cleanliness as it has to do with playing in the water. Anyway, he says "bath" all day, always in the form of a question. I had to say, "No, not right now," so often that for a couple days he would say, "Bath?" Then shake his head and say, "No." It was actually really cute. When we do say yes, he runs to the bathroom and starts pulling at his clothes before we can change our minds. 

He especially loves when the water is running so he can "wash" each of his toys.

Occasionally he'll remember I'm there and turn around just long enough to let me know he's having fun.

But even after we turn off the water, he's excited to be in the tub.

Here he is reading his book:

We have him say bye to the water when it drains so we're less likely to have a meltdown when we take him out. That was Taylor's idea-brilliant!

So yeah, Carson is our little fish. I can't wait until our pool opens next month!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sometimes we do fun things

Recently, we ran a 10k. We also went to a Milk Carton Kids concert. Then, we went to Louisville.
We've had a lot of fun, here are some pictures:

This was us before the 10k.

Carson did so well. He didn't cry at all being in the stroller the whole race! 
I think he liked watching everyone around us. It was super. 

The Milk Carton Kids concert was so fun! A couple girls from Taylor's school came and stayed with Carson so we could go out. I don't always love concerts, but there were a few things that made this awesome. The venue was small, they had chairs, it wasn't too loud, the music was GREAT, and the performers were funny. Anyway, if you haven't heard of them you should look them up, they have their first two albums for free on their website.


 We took a little weekend trip to Louisville to visit Taylor's sister, Cammie, and her husband, Chad. The city was having some Kentucky Derby events so we got to watch some cool airshows, wander around the carnival stuff, and watch an amazing fireworks show over the Ohio river.

Carson pointing at the airplanes. 

Playing with Aunt Cammie.

Saving our spot on the Great Lawn.

This is part of the night air show. I wish I would've gotten the camera out earlier, they had planes all day for a great show!

The fireworks show was amazing. The announcers kept saying it was the biggest in the country. The video doesn't do it justice, but here it is anyway:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Oh the wonderful sounds Mr. Brown can do

Sometimes for my own entertainment, I video Carson doing animal sounds as fast as he can. He's really good at it. Sometimes he gets mixed up, but it still makes for a good video since he's so cute. I LOVE how he says "mmmmmoo" for a cow.

This one is pretty much the same, but still super cute and you can hear his snake sound better which is one of our favorites. And he grabs the camera at the end, that's why it's crazy...

Another thing he's picked up is the sound we make when we're tickling him after we "get" him. He loves to wag his finger and make the noise then watch us scream, even if it's from across the room...kinda hard to explain, but here's an example:

Sunday, April 7, 2013

No Worries

Most of the time, I feel like it's within a mother's rights to worry. A lot. But the last couple days I've been thinking it's possible to worry too much. We've been watching LDS general conference and I was just thinking about how wonderful life is. For some reason when I get really thinking about how wonderful life is, I worry that something bad is going to happen. Like it's about time for a trial. I just don't want anything bad to happen to my family, I really love these guys.

Amidst my mind wandering and wondering what may be in store for us,  I thought of Pres. Uchtdorf's talk from last conference Of Regrets and Resolutions and how one regret people have at the end of life is not letting themselves be happy. In that talk, he says, "Doesn't it seem foolish to spoil sweet and joyful experiences because we are constantly anticipating the moment when they will end?" So instead of worrying my wonderful life away, I'd like to tell you some of the reasons life is so good (in no particular order) and there is nothing to worry about. I'm not even going to knock on wood after writing this list.

  • I am in love. I have been married to Taylor for a while now and feel more and more in love with him everyday.
  • We are healthy. We've had the occasional cold, but nothing major. That's pretty awesome.
  • The weather is so nice. We've had some beautiful spring days and have had lots of opportunities to go outside and enjoy nature.
  • We have the most wonderful family. Taylor and I are both blessed to come from big, happy families. We have great examples to look to in each of our parents, siblings, and in-laws. 
  • We have the gospel. The gospel is full of hope and happiness. It is a constant blessing to us and I LOVE it.
  • We have the church. I love the organization of the church. It has allowed us to find ward families wherever we go and have almost immediate friends and support.
  • Taylor has a job. We know where we'll be when he graduates and have a lot to look forward to.
  • It is conference weekend. It is amazing that we get to hear God's message through his living prophets and apostles. 
  • And lots of other good stuff. 
Life is so good, and I believe the future will be, too.