Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Birthday to you!!

Happy Birthday dear Carter, Happy Birthday to you!! That was the first song he heard as mommy and daddy woke him Saturday morning and he loved hearing the new song! He thought it was hilarious to hear us sing something different. Then it was off to the kitchen for breakfast. A few years ago Matt started making me my "Birthday Breakfast" which consist of pancakes in the shape of my age. Well, since it was Carter's first birthday Matt was really excited to get up and continue his birthday breakfast tradition! Below are a few pictures of Carters special meal....he is so lucky to have such an awesome daddy!!

I have never quite been able to conquer the difficult task of icing cakes. Whether it is the icing, the utensils, or simply just me, my poor cakes just never look very pretty. But that did not stop me from attempting to decorate Carter's smash cake. No matter what it looked like, he still had a little fun putting his fingers in it and taking a taste!

Even though I made his smash cake I was not gutsy enough to make the big I had it made to match the invites. By the amount that we had left over it must not only have looked cute but it must have been really yummy! There's Carter in his precious little birthday outfit exploring some of the packages that he just couldn't wait to rip into! He had so much fun playing with all the paper and boxes and later that night he just kept going from one new toy to the next. He couldn't make up his mind which one he actually wanted to play with...he loved them all!

At first, Carter was a little overwhelmed by the amount of people that were there cheering him on as he ate his cake. Then he finally went for it...for a short while at least. I don't think he really enjoyed getting his hands dirty. His hands all covered with cake went straight to the hair which acted like a towel removing all the major clumps of icing. His hair smelled so yummy after that but way too sticky to leave! Had he only known a bath was coming perhaps he would have had a little more fun with the icing. Maybe next year!

Here is just a picture of Carter's Birthday Banner. I made his cute little door banner so that we can use it every year on his Bday! I thought it would be a cute way to celebrate for years to come!

Friday, February 22, 2008

His favorite things!

Here are a few of Carter and his favorite things.
The list is long, so sit back and relax!
He loves his pull toy Classic Bear from Nana and Papaw.
He loves to read books or "gooks" as he calls them!
His little red rocket from Christmas has never been sat on but he loves nothing more than to push it around the house dodging all obstacles in his way.
Playing peek-a-boo with Mommy and Daddy.
Running laps around the ottoman or kitchen table.
Trying to play in Sampson water bowl no matter how many times we move it.
Playing in Mommy's cabinets
Beating on anything and everything with his drumstick
Sour grapes
American Cheese
Drinking water from mommy's glass
The ceiling fan....still.
Pointing and saying "uh, uh"
Watching Sampson play outside and saying "duh...gee" for doggy!
Kissing pictures of himself
Splashing in the bathtub.
Scratching mommy's back and having mommy laugh out loud.
Kicking the soccer ball with daddy.
Seeing puppy dogs on commercials
The voice of our local weatherman
Cuddling up on the couch with mommy and daddy before we say goodnight!

Friday, February 15, 2008

It brings him comfort

Nana W. made this for Carter when he was born and Carter just loves it. Gifts like this are always so special but it means even more now that he is so attached to it.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Walking already!!

Our baby boy is getting to be so big! Carter took his first steps at 10 1/2 months and now at 11 months he is walking everywhere. It is so neat to watch how quickly they develope and learn new skills. Matt and I have enjoyed watching him venture out away from the couch and coffee table and into the wide open spaces of the living room floor. Carter gets out so far and then he will stop and look around like "wow, I am out here all alone" at that point he usually starts laughing and picks up the pace a little. Now, little Mr Carter just walks up to us or follows us into every room in the house. It is so funny to see somebody so small walking around. His little 30 inch frame is just too cute for words!

Check out that hair....Einstein has nothing on our Carter!

Friday, February 1, 2008

The Birthday Girl!!

Our neice, Keira Hollyn, turned one on January 5th. Here she is in her beautiful birthday dress....she was just adorable!

Isn't Keira's cake too cute?! Shawna spent so much time planning her big day and it turned out wonderfully! The dress, the cake, the decorations, they all matched perfectly even her icecream was dots...brown and pink even!! She is just way too good at this party planning stuff!

Here is little Miss Keira enjoying her smash cake....go on make a mess!!