Happy Valentine’s Day, Mommy!

Hey Mommy,

Happy Valentine’s Day! I tried to get you a card. I really did. Even went to two different places. There’s like 20 different “to Daddy from Daughter” Valentine’s Day cards, but not one stinking “to Mommy from Son” card. Seriously.

So, I thought it would better if I made something for you. The video below shows some of my favorite moments with you. I love you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pics of the Day – Year One

Carter’s first birthday is coming up this week.  His Aunt Lori and Uncle Sean were here for a visit this weekend, and Lori was gracious enough to produce this incredible compilation of the first year of Carter’s “pics of the day.”

Pics of the Day – Year One from Cory Reed on Vimeo.

Thank you, Lori – not only for the video, but also for being way more organized than us with the pics of the day.

Summer Recap

This summer has been super busy…hence the lack of posts. To fill you all in on our summer activities, without you having to read a novel, I thought I would do a post with mostly pictures.  And really, why else do you come to the blog, but to see pictures of Carter?!

Carter and I started Father’s Day off by making breakfast in bed for Cory and later celebrated with the Burnside clan:

Daddy's breakfast Father's Day with Grandaddy Swimming with Luke and Kurt

Papaw Bart came out for the 4th of July and we took Carter to the Dallas Zoo for the first time and then followed that up with fireworks at Kaboom Town.  Carter was a trooper, as ALL of that was in one day.  Poor baby finally fell asleep during the fireworks and missed the grand finale!

Zoo with Papaw Carter and Mommy on zoo turtle Carter hanging in his stroller

Sitting with Papaw Kaboom Town Airplane Loving the fireworks

Carter has had friends over to swim, gone on dates with Sara, and  learned to play the piano.

Swimming with Truitt Date with Sara Play it again, Carter

Carter also learned to express his own opinions and started to eat table food.

Carter’s little cousin Emma finally made her debut on August 12, which also happens to be Mimi’s birthday.

Emma's birthday Emma Mimi and Carter

Oh, and most importantly, he’s learned to walk independently with his lion:

All in all, a wonderful summer full of adventures!

Dining al fresco

The weather is finally getting nice in North Texas, so Carter had his cereal outside last night. Before he ate, Grandpa helped him practice his balancing skills while he sat on the side of the hot tub. About half-way through his cereal, Carter decided to jump straight to dessert and chew on his sock.


Dining al fresco from Cory Reed on Vimeo.

Carter’s first taste of cereal




Last week at the doctor, we learned that Carter might be ready to start cereal. Amber said some of the signs that babies are ready include eating more than 40 oz of milk per day and getting hungry between feedings. He’s been taking more than 40 oz a day for a while now and for the last four nights, we’ve gotten up for at least two feedings. I really wanted to hold out until he was closer to six months, but sleep deprivation won out. Tonight, we went to the store and bought the boy some rice cereal.


Here’s some video of his reaction.



Carter’s First Taste of Cereal from Cory Reed on Vimeo.


He wasn’t quite sure about it, but we think he’ll like having a full tummy.


Talking with Carter

Carter has been talking and cooing quite a bit yesterday.  He’s especially vocal at bedtime.  Here, he and Lisa are having a lovely conversation.  He’s also about 90 seconds away from completely losing it.




Talking with Carter from Cory Reed on Vimeo.