Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Carter's Birthday Week!

Carter's birthday is July 26th, but we have been celebrating all week!!! We started out by letting him open up the presents from the Mamaws in Florida, which was really fun because he hadn't opened up any presents since Christmas. He is still a little tentative, but I think that he is getting used to it. I loved all of the clothes (especially the pajamas), but he preferred the fire truck!

Saturday afternoon we had Carter's birthday party! We had it a week early because our church's VBS is next week, so we didn't want to interrupt any decorating plans for next weekend. We ended up having 38 people at the party, so I guess it was a good plan. We set up a slip and slide (thank you Cheatham's), a wriggle sprinkler, and a little pool with a slide and a palm tree sprinkler. Carter had a great time running from one water toy to the next, and I think that all of the kids had a good time, too. After cake and ice cream, Carter had some help opening up his presents from his dad and all of his friends. He got so many great toys- now where do we put them? Honestly, we feel very blessed that everyone came out to wish Carter a great birthday! Thank you so much!

After the party, we went to Firehouse Subs for dinner. Carter was so tired at 6:30 that he fell asleep in the car, slept through dinner, the ride home, and through the night until 6:00 the next morning. I guess he just played himself out!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Papaw Mark's!

Carter has been talking about "Pop Mark's" all week, so we promised him that we would try to see him this weekend. We got to go out to his house this afternoon, and Carter had a ball!

First, we went to feed the baby deer Sweet Pea. Carter loved walking throught the forest to find her, but I don't think that he really knew what to do with her. She was the cutest thing! Second, Carter got to ride with his Papaw Mark on the golf cart to go see the fish and the ducks down at the pond. Carter LOVES to ride on anything, so today was probably his best day ever. He got to ride on the golf cart, the 4 wheeler, the lawn mower, and the big tractor! The last thing Carter did was learn how to golf from his Uncle Jesse. Jesse is just learning how to play, so he brought out his clubs to show us his swing. Carter thought that it was pretty cool, especially when Jesse took the time to show Carter how to hit a few!

Carter fell asleep on the way home- I think that he just played himself out!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Carter & Emily

Two weeks ago, Carter got to spend the week with our friend Emily while Miss Lanae was on vacation. They had such a good time, and Emily was kind enough to bring her awesome camera and take some great pictures of the boy! She even taught him how to say "Allison Krauss". Now that is a good babysitter.

Honestly, we really appreciate Emily watching Carter for us for the week- she is a good friend and we know that when Carter is with her, he is in great hands!