Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Best of 2012 in Pictures

I was at home last weekend bored out of my mind and I started looking at old blog posts.  I ran across this one, which was entitled “Best of 2009 in Pictures”.  This was a big year because we got married that year so it was full of showers and bachelorette parties and travel and other friends weddings.  It was a jam packed year for sure.  Well, with the addition of the third member of our family (well, fourth if you count the Giz) at the very end of 2011, 2012 was obviously a gigantic year for us as well and deserved a similar post.  Without further ado, here is the best of 2012…in pictures:

Starting off in January:


**Never before seen picture on the blog!**  I hate this picture of me because I had just gotten out of the shower (hence the wet head) and had zero makeup on.  But that was my life for those first couple of weeks!  Carter had to be on lights at home to knock out his jaundice and they always gave him rashes on his back.  Poor baby wanted to cuddle with his momma.  I seriously don’t remember him being this small.


And he watched Baby Einstein for the first time.

We also took our very first family photos in January when Carter was a mere 9 days old.


Moving on to February:


We got that first smile in February.


Our pediatrician heard a heart murmur and we had to go to Children’s Hospital to get it checked out.  Carter was a champ through the whole ordeal and it ended up being an innocent murmur.


We went to our first church service and he slept half the time and stared at the lights the other half.


Carter met my grandparents on my dad’s side.


And finally, he got those nasty 2 month shots and did NOT like them.

In March….


We got even more of those adorable smiles.


Carter went to his first neighborhood party for St. Patrick’s Day (also, mommy lost all of her baby weight in March right before going back to work).


Mommy went back to work and got some BEAUTIFUL sunflowers delivered to the office with this note (it was really from Justin’s parents - they were in Mexico that week so Justin kept Carter while I was at work).

Then there’s April….


He met the Easter Bunny (a scary weird looking version of it at least).


These boys all turned 30 and we had a small celebration at the local Mexican restaurant with all of our friends!

But one of the biggest events in April was definitely Carter’s baptism.


And then May rolled around.


It was my very first Mother’s Day.  This is us at church.  It was also his first time to go to the church nursery instead of staying in the service with us. 


Carter learned to rollover from his tummy to his back when he was 7 weeks old.  At 4 months old, he was able to roll the other way, from his back to his tummy.  At 5 months old, being on his tummy was the way to sleep.  He rarely ever slept any other way.


Daddy decided to bust out the Baby Bjorn one day and we realized that Carter LOVED it.


May wasn’t a busy time of year for mommy or daddy so there were a lot of weekend days that consisted of family (including the Giz) chill time.

On to June…


We took our first trip to the pool with Carter.  He loved it!


Momma got a new ride!


At the beginning of June (just a few days after turning 5 months old), he got his first tooth.


He went to the McWane Center for the first time for my nephew’s birthday party.  We were there for 3 hours which was a LONG time for him at this age.  He should have had a nap well before he did, which meant he passed out in the car on the way home…


In July…


I took a surprise trip to Tampa to be there for my nephew Cooper’s first birthday party.  My sister, Jennifer, had no idea I was coming and cried when she saw me.


Daddy attempted to climb Mt. Rainier in Washington but the weather kept any group from summiting that day.  He’s going for round 2 next July.

Nothing major happened with Carter in July.

In August, we had his 7 month photos taken and these are seriously some of my favorite pictures of him.



Carter had a huge leap of development in August.  He started crawling on all fours AND pulled up at the beginning of the month.  This is also the month we had to lower his crib mattress to it’s lowest level so that he wouldn’t pull up and fall out of it.


He also started school at our church two days a week/4 hours a day.  This is his very first lunch box and back pack, provided by Nana.

Then September rolled around…


Momma went to Nashville to celebrate the last bit of freedom of my friend Ashley before she got married in December.


Carter went to the zoo for the very first time.


And he also got fitted for his very first pair of shoes.

In October, we went to our very first family event at Ross Bridge (it was a FREEZING day).



He went to our church Trunk or Treat with his twin cousins.


We trick or treated in our neighborhood (minus the candy part since he couldn’t eat candy obviously).  Our sweet little monkey.

In November, we took a few family photos for our Christmas card…

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Mommy helped to build a house with Habitat for Humanity (and possibly scared some people with her ax-wielding skills).


We watched our best friends little boy, and hopefully Carter’s future bff, get baptized.


Mom and Dad pretended to be kids for a day by playing laser tag with our Sunday School class.

And finally, here we are in December.


My friend Ashley got married to Brad, the guy I set her up with.


Carter met Santa and was NOT a fan.


Had his first candy cane.


Mommy went to NYC with her sister.

And we celebrated Carter’s first birthday!


and his first Christmas too!!


2012 was pretty amazing in the Morris household and we can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring with a toddler!!


Joy said...

Man 2012 was a BIG year for y'all! I have no doubt 2013 will be the same.

Melissa said...

What a very blessed year for you! Happy New Year!

Breanna said...

You guys had such a great year! Carter is so handsome :) I'm working on a post like this, too! It's so fun to look back on everything that has unfolded in a year's time. Thanks for giving me your blog address - I'm following now! :)

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Anonymous said...

Loved re-looking at all of these wonderful photos from your year. It has been awesome watching Carter grow and change!! He is such a wonderful little guy and I am so thankful I have been able to follow you through 2012. Wishing you all the best for the new year!!