Thursday, February 7, 2008

It's fun to be one!

Carter is one year old now! He was at the doctor yesterday, and here are the stats: weight - 23 lbs, 12 ozs., height - 31 3/4 inches. He is a big boy and wow, the tired muscles of my back and arms confirm it! The bad news is - he has an ear infection. Is it bad that I didn't know that? But how would I know? Carter is such a happy little guy. I often look at him and say "If you are always this content, you will have one happy life." However, I know that someday he will throw himself on the floor in a fit of frustration, yell "NO!" at me, and assert his little independent spirit, so for now, I'm soaking up all the love and good feelings. (In all honesty, I am starting to see some of that frustration here and there ... just try taking away his food! Red-faced, full-bodied shaking and ear-piercing screams ensue!)

Just had to add this one - Carter hamming it up for the camera with Uncle Andy :) Don't you just want to squeeze those little cheeks?? He's missing his clothes because at this point they were coated in white frosting! We had a party with family a few days after his birthday (Carter was actually sick on his first birthday - boo hoo!)


Chris Ann Schultz said...

Sorry to hear he was sick. Wow he is tall for his age, Chantel shot up later. She's quite tall now.
Talk more later,


ErinOrtlund said...

Happy Birthday Carter!