Friday, March 27, 2009

Snow Day

Since we were sort of snowed in today I had to get creative on entertainment. First I got out odd toys from before Christmas. Then this afternoon I got really creative and made my own play doh. I remember my momma making it for us when I was growing up. As soon as it got warm I remembered the smell. I loved the way it smelled growing up. I find it interesting how a small smell brings back so many memories.

I let Carter pick out the colors and off we went playing (actually he played and I picked up toys from the day). As he was playing he looked at me and said I yike that smell. He is a kid after my own heart!

My pictures are out of order but if you look at them backward they are perfect.

Discovery Center

Being a mommy is so much fun! I try to find us new and fun things to do every week. I want Carter to experience as much as I can find for him. This week we went to the Discovery Center. It was so much fun and very little kid friendly. They had an owl exhibit which was creepy. His little friend E went with us. He loves her. They hold hands and love playing together. Carter is quit the gentleman. When we went for lunch there was one of those giant indoor play sets. Carter & his little friend weren't quit tall enough to get to the next level but being the little man that he is he got down on all fours and let little E use him as a step. Then she reached down and pulled him up. I was very proud of my little man.

Every week we go down to our local library and hunt for new books to read. Last week we came across a book by Dr. Seuss called Gerald McBoing Boing. I had never heard of it. Way cute! We read it so much I rechecked it for this week. Come to find out there is a cartoon after this book. I have been recording it. Carter will sit and watch this this cartoon without moving.

We played out as much as possible this week because today it's blowing snow. 70 yesterday and blizzard today! The picture to the right is Carter winking at E. His newest little trick (the winking)!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Poor Cat

Another week closer to spring and it snowed. I can't wait for warmer weather. I went shopping today and only bought Carter summer clothes. It was so much fun. I think we should have another baby shower so we don't have to furnish and entire season of clothes to be worn for only acouple of months.
This is a picture of Carter with Grandma's cat. Poor kitty! He sat there as long as he could handle it then went and found a quiet place.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ambassador of the Year

We have had a busy couple of weeks. Last night Chris received the Ambassador of the Year Award from our Chamber of Commerce. He is getting more and more involved in our community. I am so proud of you Chris! It was fun to get dressed up and go out. I'm not as social as Chris is but I do enjoy going and seeing everyone.


So Carter got a golf cart from Papa Jeff & Grandma Paula for Christmas. He has completely ignored it for the last 2 1/2 months. Seriously won't even look at the thing! But he had a break through the week. I guess since he conquered potty training he thought it was time to give the golf cart a chance. When we got home from the park this week, I asked him if he wanted to sit in it, as I do every time we are in the garage, this time he said OK. I pulled it out and off he went. He now has a new sense of freedom. He begs to ride it now. He definitely has a heavy foot. He hasn't mastered steering, yet! I know the neighbors sit and laugh at me as I'm running away from a 2 year old in a golf cart. The only bad incident with the golf cart was that after riding it for a good hour the front wheel just fell off. It wasn't Carters driving that broke it. I guess when Chris put it together he may have left out some parts. It was only down for awhile then off he went again.

Thanks Grandma Paula and Papa Jeff for the new wheels!

Potty Trained

Well Carter is officially potty trained. I think it just clicked one day and no more diapers! Actually Carter asked me for a swing set one day (3 weeks ago). I told him we couldn't buy diapers and a swing set. That was the last diaper he had on. I'm really proud of him. Everything he does he is great at. Now the pressure is one he wants a "park" in his backyard.

It has been so warm the last couple of days we have been hanging out at the park and loving it! I love when the seasons change. Carter is old enough now he can climb up and slide all by himself. He also loves playing with all of his cousins. Although, he does play alone at the park a lot of the time he loves having them there with him.