Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Continuation of Another Tradition...

Carter already loves pizza. Now he loves English muffin pizzas.

I haven't had these in years (actually, close to 3 decades) but I remember Carter's Aunt "helping" me make these once...soooo yummy.
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Okay, here goes…

I finally took the time to sit down and write an actual update.

Since we spoke last, Carter celebrated his first birthday (consisting of 2 birthday parties), a bronchial infection and a viral infection (no need to worry, he’s at full power once again!). Through all of this he managed to avoid any ear infections which got to be a monthly occurrence during the winter.

Somewhere in all of this he was able to successfully transition to the pre-toddler room (I like to call it the Big Boy Room). This room has a lot more space for little boys (& girls) to explore & play.

One of Carter’s favorite things about his old room was the foam padded “mountain” (really it was 18” tall foam cube with a ramp on one side and stairs on the other). He loved to scale that thing just to sit on top and giggle. He would actually allow himself tumble down just to add to the adrenaline rush.

The foam mountain in his new room covers almost 4 times the floor space and is twice as high! But he can’t get too consumed with this as there are 2 (count them, 2!) bouncy horses. Just like the ones at McDonald’s but not as “springy”. Then there is the wall o’toys and scooters and balls and and…oh you just gotta see this place!

Even though he’s only been in the room a grand total of 2-1/2 days (due to the latest viral bout) he’s already started work on a sunflower garden and he decorated a t-shirt for Dad for Father’s Day (sniff, sniff). I should’ve suspected something when he came home with paint under his fingernails and on his elbow!

As for Mom & Dad, we’ve had our hands full with house stuff. I was always that guy who said, “Why the heck to I want to own a house? Then I gotta fix stuff and mow the lawn, etc”). Well, now we own a house and we “gotta fix stuff and mow the lawn, etc”…and we love it. Sure its work but it’s our work. From the outside I could never understand why someone would willingly go into a situation like this…now we know.

Well, summer is officially here along with the onset of “shorter” days. Hopefully, we will have pictures and videos of Carter’s first experience in the St. Lawrence River (“intentional” experience, that is...wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

This week at daycare the theme is PJ’s (during the morning) and Sprinklers (the kids will get their beachwear on in the PM and play in & around the sprinklers). I think I want to spend some time at saycare…that kind of schedule sounds fun.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The videos... promised:

Carter loves the sandbox that Aunt Dawn & family got him for his birthday. I'm assuming he love it even more when he realizes that there's stuff to play with on the inside of it too!

Sawing some wood.

Carter invented a new game at school...I think he calls it "Clankity Clank Clank Clank".

Carter loves "playing" the cabinets...his is very musically inclined.

Carter was showing off a magic trick on his first full day in his new room at school.

Someone partied a little too hard. Not sure if you will notice in this clip, but he was twitching pretty good.

Pizza! He looooves his garlic/broccoli za!

Pizza II!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Too long

I know, I's been way too long since I posted last.

Alas, I don't have a "true" update here, but at least I am posting some pictures. These are some of what I found in my phone. Soon, I will try to post some of the video I have on there.

Carter wasn't too fond of the feel of grass on his feet. He's over that now and is looking to conquer the backyard.

Carter's first time in a bouncy-house. He had a ball!

Just got back from a trip to the park...looks like he had too much fun on the slides!

"Where's Daddy???"

"Giddy up!"

Carter's "no-deal" hat.

"Hey, who's that good lookin guy?"

Carter thinks that Namp made him a loft at camp!




"Does anyone smell noodles?"

"Thanks for the cool hat, Unlce Buck!"


"Have a good day at work, Daddy."


"I can't wait for you to make me more food. I gotta take matters in to my own hands!"