Monday, March 4, 2013
Turner loves his paci (or "pass" as Kinley calls it). As soon as he starts fussing, she yells, "Pass!" and tries to run over and give it to him. But he is also finding his fingers now and is chewing on those most of the day. I should probably change his clothes about 7 times a day because of the amount of drool this kid produces. Its unreal!
He has become a master of flipping over. I say flipping, not rolling, because it literally flings himself over from his back to his side or belly. He first rolled from his tummy to his back, but once he did that twice, he never did it again. Now it is just from his back to his belly and then he screams cause he cant (or WONT) turn back the other way.
And his last trick is cooing conversation. We sit and go back and forth cooing to each other. He opens his mouth, sticks his tongue out and babbles away! Adorable. I think we will keep him.
While in DC, we got to see a lot of great friends that we hadnt seen in several years. It was fun to get together and have our kids play together. We were really bad about taking pictures which makes me sad. But we did get this one of Kinley and Hamilton Fronce (could possibly be featured in their wedding video one day?!) at Mount Vernon!
We spent several weeks in DC before heading to Paraguay, and in that time Turner had his 3 month birthday!
On December 29th, 2012 we blessed our son Turner Lee Carnell. In the Mormon church we bless our children and give them a name that they will be known by on the records of the church. Lee gave the blessing and both of my brothers and Steve Hickman stood in the circle for it as well.
It was a special day that we were able to share with family. Turner is such a blessing to us and we hope and pray that he will continue to be the healthy, happy, smiley baby that he is.
He wore shoes that are 42+ years old that both of my brothers wore when they were little!!
**On a side note: The morning of the blessing, we were getting ready for church and I needed my bra from downstairs! I yelled down to Lee to get it. He tried several times to throw it up to me, but I missed. The final throw resulted in this!!
My sweet, beautiful 95 year old grandmother is doing well, but she has a hard time hearing and so it is hard for her to carry on much of a conversation. But she LOVES babies. She would sit and hold Turner for hours and just smile and laugh at him. She was in heaven and so were my kids!
Following are some pictures from our time spent together as a family:
|This is going to be a new family tradition! Paintball!!!|
|Kinley's favorite pastime: watching Barney, Mickey Mouse, or Elmo|
|Mmm, whipped cream!|
|I guess her cousins taught her the duck face!|
**You might need to sit down for the next picture!! ALL FOUR men are in the kitchen cleaning up!
We have our big Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve and every year, Santa shows up with goodies for the kids!
We enjoy lots of yummy food and time with our family!
|Turner with Blake and Madeline|
|Mommy and Kinley's stockings|
Turner was a trooper during Christmas! I dont think he was ever put down for more than the 1 minute it took to change his diaper. He just took it all in and slept a lot!!
|She loves her owl hat and mitts that daddy gave her|
We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with both of our families over Christmas! Thanks for all of the love, kisses and snuggles!