Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Carter Loves Texas

And so do his parents! We had a pretty hectic journey from China to the US but we made it and are enjoying every second of being with family and friends!

Again, I'm being so bad about taking pictures. I get talking and enjoying the moment that I forget my camera is usually in the room.

So, family, if you have pictures from the past week, I'd love a digital copy!!! :) Pleeeeeeeease!

In the mean time, check out this post on my sister-in-law's blog. It is really sweet!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Carter Pics

I have been so bad about taking my camera places. Or even just snapping pictures around here. But I have taken some. They have just been a bit random. So...here we go:

Just having some pasta for lunch.


Playing in the hallway!

Eating a cookie with chocolate filling.

He thought it was the most delicious thing ever!

I have to agree. They are pretty good!

This outfit was first thing in the morning. A PJ top, fresh diaper (so minus pants), he requested his old tennis shoes. And out the door he went!

Just having a relaxing Saturday morning!

Looking at busses from the balcony! P.S. Here is my tongue peeking out!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I should add...

to the previous post, that while I usually look like the mentioned list, ladies here usually are dressed up, hair done and march miles in heels.

Just so you know! :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer in China and random thoughts.

Ugh....Summer in China is hot and gross.

I was pregnant my first summer here and it ruined it for me. They don't use air-conditioning like we Texans do, as in EVERYWHERE. So grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, etc. are hot, stuffy and the worst part, smelly.

I only have 9 more days. I can do it. I can do it.

Honestly, I got sick (publicly) quite a few times because of certain smells and temperatures mixed. It wasn't pleasant. I don't know how local mamas do it.

The end.

(I am not pregnant.)

This does bring me to something I have wanted to write about for memories' sake:

Pregnant Ladies in China

I can spot one from a mile away. Even if she is 5 weeks along. Here's how:

  • No make up
  • Tennis shoes
  • Hair in pony tail
  • Glasses
  • Apron-type shirt
  • Waddle (Yes, even at 5 weeks. Requirement.)
  • Miserable look on face.
  • If anyone glances their way, they automatically begin to rub their back.

These are standard and I'm serious.

Imagine the looks from concerned strangers when I was jogging on the treadmill at 9 month along.

Final comment, on my due date, John and I went to Hooters. Someone said if we ate spicy foods this would help move things along. So I requested wings!! Well, a waitress there was concerned because I was wearing nail polish, make up and she thought I dyed my hair. Horrible mother.

Who knew!!??

The world is an interesting place, that is for sure!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's My Party...

..and I'm not crying, yet. Next year, guaranteed. I cried when I turned 20. But I did not cry when I turned 21.

These are the flowers from John. Seriously? I love them and I'm getting spoiled! I love how skinny they make me look too. I kind of want to carry them around all of the time.

Also, how fabulous would these florists be at Homecoming Mum-Making? You Texans know what I'm talking about. The bigger the better!

Thank you John!

OH and now that I'm a mom, I know how big of a deal the child's birthday is for the parents.
So here is a shout-out to my parents:

HAPPY 29 years of being a Mom and Dad to me!!
I'd have to say, you've done a fantastic job of raising me! ;o)