Monday, February 8, 2010

You Might Be a Redneck...

if Jeff Foxworthy personally gives you tickets to see his show. Matt's dad, Allen, is Jeff's taxidermist. So he called Allen and offered him tickets to his show in Houston on January 30. He was there with 2 of the Blue Collar guys, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. Allen of course said yea! We'd love tickets! Can we have 10? Not only did Jeff hook us up with 10 tickets, but also backstage passes to meet him and the other guys. Unfortunately, Allen didn't even get to go to the show. So since Matt also mounts some of Jeff's stuff, he was put in charge of the tickets. We got to spend the evening with great friends and had a blast! Trent and Andrea rode with us to Houston (actually, we rode with them since Andrea drove) and we met up at Brent and Leigh Ann's. The 6 of us then piled up and headed to dinner before the show. Once we got there, we met up with David, Mona, Jordan (who was a little late), and a friend of theirs. We had quite a crew. We laughed hard all night, mostly at Bill and Jeff. Larry was funny at times, but was not the most tasteful guy.

I'm not trying to hug all up on Jeff. Bill Engvall was trying to squeeze me out or something. It was very awkward. Matt brought some hats for Jeff to sign and Jeff started going on and on about how Allen was the best taxidermist in the whole world. When Larry and Bill saw the hats, they wanted some. Larry kept saying "That's a nice hat right there. Can I get one of dem." I'm sure you can imagine his voice saying that. Our backstage time took up way more time than you're allowed but Jeff just wanted to talk to Matt about his mounts and kept asking if Allen was coming. It was great!

My Disclaimer: I DESPISE ever being called a redneck. Just because I'm from a small town where some people there choose to be rednecks, does not make me one. Just because people in my current hometown or family choose to be rednecks, does not make me one. Not saying being a "redneck" is bad thing, but its a lifestyle you choose for yourself. And I do not choose that for myself. I don't know why it bothers me so much, but its one of my biggest pet peeves. So yes, I had a great time at the show. The guys are stinking hilarious. But believe me, we definitely did not blend in with the crowd that was there. 

Monday, February 1, 2010

Half a Year with Car-Baby...A little Belated

Carson turned 6 months 2 weeks ago on January 16. We got all wrapped up in Brody's birthday party and leg braces that I completely forgot to write a 6 month post for Carson.

Our big boy is growing like crazy. He's in the 90th percentile in all categories...weight, height, and head size. At least he's in proportion :) He is crawling around the house and is unstoppable. He army crawls right now but will be on his hands and knees in no time. He's got the knees up but I guess isn't quite strong enough in the arms to get around on "all fours" yet. He is sitting up all by himself but hasn't quite learned that he shouldn't dive backwards so we don't leave him alone sitting. The dr said that it takes a little longer for the big ones to sit on their own because they have a lot of weight to hold up haha!

He is the happiest baby ever. He never cries unless he's tired or hungry. He loves to play by himself and with his big brother. He laughs so hard at Brody and loves to pull his hair. They are so cute together. It is going to be so much fun watching them grow up.

Carson has 2 bottom teeth and is getting one of his top ones right now. He absolutely LOVES food. He hated just cereal mixed with formula, but once he was ready for veggies and we started mixing them in with the cereal he was excited. At meal time he starts flapping his arms, squealing and showing off his teeth with a huge smile. I really need to get it on video bc its hilarious. He is a much cleaner eater than Brody was because he doesn't let much miss his mouth..and doesn't push much out with his tongue either. The boy likes his food. Which is a huge blessing because Brody wasn't and still isn't a big fan of food. Its so amazing to see how different 2 kids can be that are raised in the same home and in the same way. The Lord definitely knew we needed one that was a little more laid back and easy going.

I feel horrible that I don't have many pictures of him right now. I think that's another reason I was putting off writing this because I thought I would get a chance to get more photos. We love you Car-Baby! You are precious!