Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All smiles and two thumbs up

It was all smiles and two thumbs up for Huber Winery Pumpkin Pickin'! There is no better way to spend a fall day than with a crisp chill in the air, blue skies, tons of pumpkins and apple cider!

Carter finds a seat just his size and takes a break from a long afternoon of wagon rides and pumpkin picking!

He picks the perfect one!

Pulling up yet another seat to rest those tired feet! It is hard work running around from pumpkin to pumpkin trying to find just the right one!

When all is said and done, I asked Carter what he thought of the orchard and this was his response...a huge smile and two thumbs up!!

Have I ever mentioned, that "I heart my men"!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Latimer Lane

Over this past weekend we took a little trip to Nana and Papa's house and man did Carter have a blast. He played outside from sun up 'til sun down with just about every toy under the sun. From rocks and diggers to skateboards and basketball hoops, he tried it all! He even managed to ride a big boy bike with a little help from Papa! And then once it was dark, well we stayed outside for that too and made pizza pies on the bonfire.

On Sunday we drove into Nashville and visited the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens....it was so pretty!! Carter loved being able to run around, walk on the stone pathways, and look at all the flowers and water features and in between him darting off and running ahead I was able to get a few pictures. I know, imagine that!! But, to me pictures are priceless!

It was so funny. Carter loves riding in the car especially on bumpy or hilly roads so when we were driving to their house on Friday I kept telling him, "just wait until we get to Nana and Papa's road because it is an old country road" knowing that he would love all the hills and bends. Well, when we pulled onto their street and started up the first hill Carter said, "mom, this my favorite country road"! Too sweet and too funny, Matt and I just laughed! Carter had such a good time at their house and I am so glad that we went. I know he is young, but I just want him to grow up knowing and remembering their house and the memories he makes while there!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Carter goes to Stay and Play

A few weeks ago Carter and I started going to Stay and Play once a week at a local church. It is such a neat opportunity to meet new people, play with new kids, and learn simple instructions and listening skills from a teacher but still have all the comforts of having your mommy there. So, every Tuesday from 9-1030 Carter gets to "go to school" as he calls it and he even requested SEVERAL times for a "pack-pack". Usually when we get there he tells me "mom, I do it myself. I play with friends and you go home". Then usually about 30 minutes into it he is done playing with others and spends the rest of the time playing and doing crafts with me...he still needs his momma!!
He enjoys making crafts but I think what he likes even more is when he gets to bring it home to show daddy.

I just love this picture because you can tell in his smile that he is truly having fun!!