Sunday, May 25, 2008

Adventures in Russellville

Yesterday we took Carter to Russellville so that we could visit my friend Lisa, her husband Chris, and their three kids Hannah, Madelyn, and Caleb. They live on 20 acres with 6 pygmy goats, 25 chickens, a dog, and a cat. Needless to say, we all had a great time! We were able to feed the goats, and when they went across the street, we saw the Border Collie round the goats back to their pen. After Madelyn's nap, we went to Mount Nebo to see the beautiful views and let the kids play in the park. We even had a chance to see hang gliders fly around the mountain!
Unfortunately, Carter wasn't too happy with the sleeping arrangements, so our overnight trip turned out to be a day trip! After trying unsuccessfully to get Carter to bed, we left Russellville around 11:00, and we got home around 2:30. Thank goodness for Red Bull, Mountain Dew, and candy!

All in all, it was a great trip and we really appreciate Lisa and Chris for hosting such a fun day!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Giant Pumpkin Contest, Part 1

Jason is participating in a contest with his dad and brothers on who can grow the largest giant pumpkin. We picked up seeds the other day, and they advertised a crop of a 400-500 pound pumpkin. Carter loved watching his dad play in the dirt, but his favorite part was the water hose. When Jason started watering his seeds, Carter walked straight into the spray. He loved it! I think that we will have to pick up a sprinkler this summer.

After we had some fun with water, Carter insisted on going on a ride. He LOVES to ride on our lawn mower, so Jason took him for a ride around the yard. I hope he still enjoys riding on it when he is old enough to mow the lawn!

Happy 30th to Me!

Jason took me to the Memphis Botanic Garden on Saturday to celebrate my 30th birthday! We had such a good time, and we saw some beautiful flowers. The Japanese Garden was especially beautiful. They had a huge Koi pond where the fish followed us around looking for food. I don't think that I have ever seen so many that were so large! I hope that we can go back in the fall with Carter so that we can see the fall foliage.

On my birthday, we went over to Mom's. She made some great lasagna! We also got to eat Courtney cake, which was good as always. Carter and I received dog "Life is Good" t-shirts from Jason, which I love! You can't be in a bad mood when you look in the mirror and your even your shirt is optimistic!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Before and After

After two ladies called Carter a "beautiful girl", I decided that it was time to get his hair cut yesterday. He looks great, so I thought that I would let everyone see his makeover!

Mother's Day 08

Hello everyone! I had a great Mother's Day weekend thanks to Jason and Carter! We went to the new nursery in town and bought a lot of plants, including geraniums and azaleas, which I hope not to kill. Jason and I planted them on Sunday, and Carter even tried to help. He really loves the outdoors!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Jason's Birthday

Hello again! Saturday was Jason's birthday, so we headed off to Collierville again with Carter to check out their "Fair on the Square". It was a craft show/fair for kids, and we all had a great time! Carter really enjoyed just getting to walk around the square, and he got to see donkeys, ponies, and an old coal burning train. Jason and I just had a good time walking around the square and letting Carter explore. We all had a great time for Jason's birthday!