Carter likes to put things in his pockets, so I've discovered today. I found an old Walmart receipt which had been washed in his pocket today. He acted like it was quite the big deal when I pulled it out and he made me put it back in there. Well about 4 hours later I hear Carter in the kitchen so I called for him to come out. He brings me the masking tape and his receipt and says, "Bwoken, bwoken". It had 2 little hole in it. He was trying to fix it. I was totally peeing! I had to put 2 small pieces on it then he was happy. He is such a nerd and he never ceases to amaze me.
Today my baby turned 2 years old. I can't believe its already been 2 years! He was suppose to be born on the 17th but I think he really just wanted to share his birthday with none other than Mickey Mouse! I know, classic Skousen. He is such a monkey and (I'm beating him as I type this...) I'm so glad I'm his mommy. He is such a typical 2 year old, tantrums and all. I love him and couldn't be more grateful to have him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARTER!
We invited Carer's cousins to a bounce place to celebrate!
Legos from Grandma Nise
See N Say from great-aunt Cheryl
We went to Red Lobster to eat dinner. He was eating a lemon and thought he was quite hilarious.
I have some serious blogging to do! On November 1st we moved from our tiny 1 bedroom apartment into a 2 bedroom one across the parking lot. Pretty much the easiest move ever. Although it really sucked to still have to pack up so much of it just to walk 30 feet. Needless to say, I'm still unpacking and being lazy about it. That's why we had no updates.
So, here are some pics from Halloween 2008! They're out of order, but I just wanted to get them on here.
Mollie and Carter on the little ride at our Ward Trunk or Treat!
This quote is from the new Indiana Jones movie, hence the title of this post:)
Mutt Williams: A scorpion just stung me, am I gonna die? Indiana Jones: How big? Mutt Williams: Huge! Indiana Jones: Good. Mutt Williams: Good? Indiana Jones: When it comes to scorpions, the bigger the better. Small one bites ya, don't keep it to yourself. Well, this is what I found on my kitchen counter this morning!
If Ben wasn't home to kill it, I'm afraid he would still be alive. Now I don't dare go into the kitchen and my skin is just crawling. I want to move back to Utah!!!
If you have a child you're constantly telling NO you can relate very well to this. Carter, the little dear, loves to play with anything that is not a toy. So, naturally, my laptop is a hot commodity. Is that the right word? Anyways, over time he has caused some major physical damage to it. He likes to open the CD drive and take CD's out or put them in. On the side there's a little push button thing that ejected this cover for extra drives, I guess that's what it is. Well he took the cover and slid it under the oven and now its gone for good. He LOVES to pull the keys off too. From the picture below you will notice just how much he loves it. Notice how I have to improvise the Left Arrow key with a different key, because he chewed on the real one! The keys that are missing, were not fixable or he lost them. He is a true devil. But, thanks to me being smart, one time, I bought the 4 year warranty on the laptop and got it all replaced for FREE! Now its like new again and I am being extra cautious in keeping him AWAY!
On Tuesday, October 14th, Carter's cute Grandma Nise took us to the fair. You know how fairs are, dirty, WT, kind of scary not sure why we go? Well this one was a little better than that. Still WT but also MT, if you can't figure that our you're not racist. HA HA. We met her sisters and nieces with their kids there. Let's see, 2 grandmas, 1 great aunt, 6 moms, 5 strollers and like 9 kids. We were quite the caravan. If you haven't tried Indian Fry Bread at the fair, which I never had, you are missing out! It is so yummy we got it for lunch and to take home for dinner.
I'm not a very adventurous person especially if it involves my child. But I was talked into riding an elephant! I was so nervous. It was cool but something I'd probably only do once. The elephant's name was Becky. Carter didn't seem to realize a whole lot as to what was going on, but he wasn't scared, thank goodness!
After that we walked over to the monkeys. We met BoBo and he was so cute. Carter gave him a dollar, which he took out of his hand, put it in a bucket then handed Carter a post card. It was hilarious.
Carter and Denise with BoBo
Carter petting the monkey's tail.
There was a lot of free stuff for the kids to do. It was a really fun fair. I even got my glasses and ring cleaned for free! HA HA. I love it how they try to get you to buy everything.
Carter feeding the animals. He loved the baby goats.
On October 9th, my parents and all my sisters, minus Amy, met me in California for Matt and Lauren's baby's blessing. First of all, Mattison is such a stinkin' doll. Of course we fell in love with her the second we found out she was born and a girl, FINALLY! Ok, back to the Cali trip. I had to drive myself, which was boring, but I survived. We met at our hotel and went to dinner. Mind you Laurel, Karen, Heather and Heidi are all pregos. They never let us forget it:) Lazy butts. (P.S. IF I am prego, you can all burn because I couldn't use it as an excuse).
Everything was decked out for Halloween, so cute!
Thanks to Brother Matt's employment with the Magic Kingdom he was able to get us in free. BTW, it is family only and he only has so many passes he can use:) Oh, but first, we got up a little after 5AM so we could be there before it opened. So Matt, Lauren and Matti met us there. We had a blast. The funny thing is we were so excited to be just us, no kids or hubbies. But half the day was spent shopping for them! We had some good times, the best was Space Mountain when our dad got left behind and I got so raged. At the seat belt check I said to the guy, "What the hell half our party got left behind!" It was one of those RAGE moments where you feel the heat and blood go to your face and its all you can do to not kill someone. Well, the guy that let us on the ride to begin with, Helium Man, because he sounded like he just inhaled some, gave us passes to go again so we could be together. I know that doesn't quite paint the picture of how it happened, but overall it was hilarious and the pictures were the best.
Since we had no kids or hubbies to drag back to the hotel, I wanted to stay and be the last ones out. I was so determined. Matt and Dad left to get the cars and us girls lingered as long as we could. We were just waiting on 3 girls with a baby to leave so we could be the last ones out. Everyone but Karen, Missy and me left to meet the cars. We pretended to take pics of the Mickey flower garden at the entrance and finally the hags left. I said to the guy as we were leaving, "What do we get for being the last ones out?" his response was, "A round of applause from me. Now get out so I can go home." He was kidding of course. But they locked the gates behind us and we made our goal! So lame, but I couldn't be prouder. We left around 1:40AM. Don't forget, we got up around 5 that morning! So once back in our hotel and in bed it was well after 2AM before we were sleeping. Now that's what I call a Day at Disneyland!
A picture of them taking a picture of us!
My cute Mom and Dad!
Heather was, by far, the ugliest on the trip. Prime Example!
I was ugly too. Like my hair extensions?
Sweet little Mattison, already hip in her shades!
I hate him!
Ray Charles, ladies and gentlemen.
I lied, Amy was there!
I told you, a doll!
I'm normal like that.
Yeah, so's my dad!
On Saturday we went to Downtown Disney and spent more money we didn't have. Then we spent the rest of the day with Lauren's fam and getting ready for the blessing.
Matt did a great job on the blessing and Matti was quiet as a mouse. After a delectable (that's totally a Heidi word) luncheon we all had to drive home and back to reality:( It was a great weekend and I loved being with my haggy, gay, cool family. I miss you guys! And I was so happy to finally meet Matti in person. My mommy made this cute cake! Mattison and I
The Hunter Family
Est. June 5, 2008 Ben and I met in November, 2007. He lived in Arizona, me in Utah. We dated long-distance and he purposed to me on Valentines Day at the airport. We were married on June 5th. We now live in Gilbert, AZ.
Ben is a software engineer for Insight. He has 2 kids from a previous marriage. Noah is 9 and Mollie is 8.
Carter loves to have the kids here. I'm always doing something else, ignoring him, (jk) so he gets bored with me all day long.
I miss my family and friends but I am happy here. Visit us as often as you can! I want the company!