Friday, January 29, 2010

Goodnight Fishies...Good Morning Fishies

Before Carter was born, a friend lent us a couple of mobiles that she had in her children's room. One is a butterfly mobile and the other has fish.

Carter's favorite is the 'Fishie' mobile.

Everynight, as Carter lays down for bed, he must say 'Goodnight' to his fishies. Likewise, the next day, he must say 'Goodmorning' to his fishies.

It seems like he could spend hours just entranced by them. He reaches out for them, but based upon the strength of the grip he displays when he grabs a handful of chesthair or even our cheeks/noses, we keep the fishies just out of reach (at least until baby Kal-El can control his own strength).

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Carter's favorite color is orange (apparently)

I found this out by process of elimination.

I sent broccoli to daycare for him to eat a couple of weeks ago. When I called to see how he was doing, they told me that he "did not really care for broccoli". It seems that he coughed & gagged when they tried to feed it to him and he threw quite the fit.

Well this pales in comparison to what will be referred to as the Great Pea Fiasco of '10.

I called at lunch time to see how he took them...not so well as it turns out.

This time, he coughed & gagged but took his fit throwing skills to the next level. Fortunately, those at the daycare who were within the bursting radius took it in stride and were somewhat amused with Carter's theatrics.

So, by process of elimination, we have determined based on the lack of "issues" that he does in fact like the squash, sweet potatoes and carrots that we have sent.

Therefore his favorite color is orange.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

goodbye, hello, goodbye...& hello again

The past couple of weeks have been quite eventful for our little family.

Carter celebrated his first New Year's Eve. Yes, despite his parents best efforts, our little man did indeed ring in the new year!

Continuing our tradition (dating back to Y2K and the "aliens") we celbrated with our close friends who so graciously provided carter with all of the essentials. I almost think that Carter prefers their house to ours! (Just like Athena...) The currently have toys, teething rings, and floor "blankets". They recently added a crib and high-chair...both of which are family pieces that have great sentimental value.

The past week has been one of transiton for Carter. His "last" day at his old daycare was December 31. He actually was supposed to leave the prior day, but I think both he and the providers wanted to squeeze out one more day with him.
This week we attempted to gently familiarize him with the new facility (closer to where Nichole works). His Namé (Nichole's mother) was nice enough to spend the week with him in efforts to assist that transition.
As it turns out, for a number of reasons, we have decided to keep him in his original daycare. It is a vast understatement to say that both Carter and the "old" daycare were excited beyond belief.
We are slowly getting things organized here at the house...sometimes it feels too slow, but hey, what's the big rush right?
To satiate everyone's appetite, here are some recent pictures from our compound.

This is one of Carter's many girlfriends.

"Hey, that looks like something to chew on...gimme!"

"I'm practicing my 'Yuck!' face..."

"Just kidding, gimme something to eat!"

It doesn't seem to matter what we lay down on the floor for Carter to play on, Athena feels the need to give it a "test drive".

Don't worry, no raccoons were harmed in the production of this faux-fur cap.

Here we are celebrating New Year's Eve in Times, in front of Times, how about while Times Square is on the TV?

It's a new year! Gotta get a smooch!

Someone's been watching too many 'All in the Family' reruns.

Parallel parking is tough...especially when you don't know how to drive!