Monday, September 28, 2009

No, this was not a staged photo-

Carson loves to take a bath with his "gooogles" and cars (look at the way he lines the cars up, a little OCD?!)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mrs. Patti

Mrs. Patti has a certified in home day care center. She not only provides day care to children she also gives a lot of emotional support to parents. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to behaviour and needs of children.
Mrs. Patti was Carson's child care provider since he came home from Guatemala. She gave Carson so much love and attention. It was a very hard decision to make the change from Mrs. Patti's to the new christian preschool. However she gave my mind ease as she told me he would be fine, he is ready for a challenge, and he is very gifted. I was still nervous as I knew she gave him the extra TLC he needed and more.
I will be forever grateful for Mrs. Patti and I'm very thankful for all she did for me and Carson.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Carson in action at preschool

Carson started at a montessori christian preschool three weeks ago. The first day of preschool was perfect. The next day Carson's separation anxiety kicked in. After we hung up his coat in the morning he wraps his body around my leg as I try to walk, he starts saying "do not leave", very softly he starts crying and it gets louder the closer we walk to his classroom. We have about a ten minute goodbye, 15 plus kissing and at least 20 hugs. As I peel him off of me and I walk away I can hear him crying and calling "I want my Mommy". My heart is heavy and my eyes are filled with tears but I know he will settle in. I call to check on him and the Director always says, "he is fine, he stopped crying within minutes, it will get easier for you". Fast forward eight hours as I walk into his classroom he runs quickly over to me with his arms open giving me a big hug and tells me all about his day.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Surfer in Clothes?!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Carson is 3 going on 20!

Where does my little boy get his statements from? Hmmm, maybe his Mommy?!

Mom what's the point?
Are you serious?
Mommy, I am so grossed out!
Oh, that's so cool.
Can I have four cookies instead?
What the heck is wrong?
Hey, car go faster before we run you over?
Come on.
Mommy, are you looking at a blog?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

What can I say?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day of preschool

Today was the first day of preschool for Carson. He was accepted into our local christian montessori school which is five minutes from my work. I was talking about his new school all weekend and trying to get him excited however, he really did not seem to care. As we walked into the new school Carson and I prayed together. He kept saying to me, "this is my new school, Mommy?" The teachers all greeted him as we walked through the door and he replied, "Hi friends, this is my Mommy." After a few moments he was occupied with the train set and off I went. I called the school twice to check on him and both times they said he was fine.
Fastforward 8 1/2 hours (yes that right)as I picked him up I said how was school? Carson said, "it was amazing!"

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Three years ago today-

My paper work was submitted to the adoption agency, my home adoption inspection was completed, all payments were up to date and I was anxiously waiting for my referral. On September 6, 2006 as I was sitting in church during family announcement time, a dear family friend made an announcement that her daughter (who I grew up with) had a baby boy. As I sat there I was happy for her however I was very eager and patiently waiting for my baby. I remember trying to pay attention to Sunday's message but my mind was somewhere else. Matter of fact, my mind was thousands of miles away in dream land. I was wondering what the heck is taking so long for my referral, what is he or she going to look like, healthy, smart, etc?
I was not trusting the Lord. Little did I know the Lord was working a miracle in Guatemala City. A middle age Mayan lady was giving birth to a healthy, beautiful son. The lady was faced with a major decision, to keep her son and struggle or give her son a better life in the states. I can not even imagine her feelings that day however I will always be thankful for her decision. Needless to say my sweet baby boy was born and my life has never been the same.

Carson, below I listed a few things you are doing at three years old

You talk in complete sentences.
You can count to ten in English and Spanish.
You love to swim and play all types of sports.
You are very loving to animals (except hermit crabs-yikes).
You know most of your colors and shapes.
When you have sugar (not often) you are a completely different boy (in the negative way).
You love to talk to strangers.
You are still kicking and hitting at times.
You tell people that Jesus is in your heart.
You love to go on rides at the boardwalk.
Your temper is wild at times.
Match box cars are your favorite toy of all
You are extremely independent and STRONG willed.
28 lbs
size 18 months pants
24 months shirt
size 6 shoe
Happy Birthday sweet baby boy!