Monday, August 24, 2009

'round here

Here are just a few pictures taken over the past few weeks. We have had a blast while keeping busy! Last weekend Matt's work had a company picnic at the State Fair. It was HOT but we made the most of it. Carter had a blast trying out some of the rides but what I think he liked even more was the Riley Kids Park! There he got to try his hand at several farm activities like collecting eggs, planting crops, harvesting, tractor riding and even milking a cow. Well, it was all just pretend but he LOVED it...and I loved that it was educational! Always an added bonus!

Love the way he is sporting his hat...he flipped it around to get closer to the cow!

Collecting eggs from the chickens which immediately reminded Carter that we are way over due for our trip to visit chic on the farm.

Then we spent some time at Nana and Papaws cooling off!

We also enjoyed a little trip to Brown County in the Bronco!

Carter climbed up here and said, "take my picture here" so of course I did and here it is!

Carter loves finger painting by the pond and this particular masterpiece was what Carter wanted to paint for Uncle Travis' 40th Birthday!

So that's what we have been up to! Hope everybody is enjoying their last few weeks of long, sunny days and flip flops!

Really, already?

wow, I cannot believe that you are already 2 1/2! It seems like just yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital and now I look at you and see a little boy that is growing like a weed! Over the past six months you have grown 2 inches, moved up 2 shoes sizes, and have maintained your slim figure at a whopping 25 lbs!
Never mind all the whining, screaming, and screeching, and the tantrums in Target. This is what I love about you at 2 1/2!
*I love when your little dirt smudged hands pull my face to yours for a kiss.
*When you take your daily vitamin that you say "mom, take your bitamin"
*that you say "hopitator" for helicopter!
*that you sooo badly want to ride a school bus but then say that I, your blanket, and your bear all have to come along with you!
* that you want a backpack and you say "I be spiderman packpack and mom you be a princess packpack"!
* when we play doctor, which is like 5 times daily, that you listen to our hearts and say that it says, "wove you, wove you"
* when we go Bronco riding, I love when you say "jump in mom"!
* when we are in the car and you ask me to turn the music up and then you say "you sing that mom!"
* when Taylor Swift or Sugarland come on the radio you start smiling and dancing and you say "that my girl"
* that you have finally learned to peddle your tricycle
*that you love going on bug hunts, digging in the dirt, and finger painting
* that out of all the colors we have, your favorite color of play-doh is still the homemade blue we made together!
*that when you color a picture you ALWAYS put a small scribble in each corner before starting on the rest of the page
*sitting on the back porch sharing popsicles as we watch our fish in the pond.
*that while we are sitting there if you cannot see the fish or frogs, you start saying "come out, come out, where ever you are"
* and I love that for no reason at all you will just grab my hand and say "I wove you mom" and I think you mean it!!
This is just a little picture of Carter that I find just hilarious. When we were camping in Michigan he wanted to play in the tent on his "puter" so I walked in to take this picture and asked what he was doing and he so excited said "mom, I signing up for soccer!". Isn't that funny! I guess I better get on this whole soccer thing since he is now trying to sign himself up!