Monday, August 27, 2012

What to do with a tooth that has fallen out?

Blu lost a tooth today. Highly unusual. I was not really sure what to do. Carter was very sympathetic. He came in and saw our predicament. He told me "We can just put tape on it. That will make her feel better." He told me over and over again - that was the way to fix it. We'll just tape it back in.

The logic of children!!

It might have something to do with the football that hit her in the face last night. Who knows?

Today we picked some beans from the garden. Carter helped. He got to rinse them in the sink and help me break them for dinner. He was such a big helper.

He also ate them. He loves beans, but he is more apt to eat the soft ones from the can than the fresh ones. He broke them all open, at the beans inside (calling them medicine), and left the outsides. It is a start.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

26 weeks

 As we did with Carter, David took photos of my pregnancy to see how it progressed and compare them.

The top one was taken today, the next one was taken at week 26 with "Vern":

Carter really wanted his picture taken too:

I really liked this one:

The Zoo

Carter and I went to the zoo. I braved it by myself - David had to work. He did great. I expected to be there for 2 hours and leave in time for nap. We ended up leaving after 5 hours. 

Carter was the navigator. He was in charge of the map. He took it very seriously.

He carefully studied the map everywhere we went. He chose what animals we would see next.

He was very disappointed when we discovered the Tiger had died. He didn't understand what that meant. He asked all the zookeepers he saw where the Tiger went - pointing out that the map showed the Tigers should be here. He was continually guiding us back to the Tiger exhibit to find the Tigers.

I distracted him from the Tigers by putting him "in charge" of the stroller. I brought it along just to haul stuff apparently. I tried to carry our lunch bag, diaper bag, camera bag, and water myself - it didn't work. So, I relented and packed the umbrella stroller just for stuff.

He did really well, hitting almost nobody but me. He didn't want any help. He went up hills with no problems, and even went through doors by himself.

I had Carter stand at the sign on the way out.

This was taken 14 months ago:

 Carter still loves the tractor.

These were taken 12 months ago:

Monday, August 6, 2012


It has been really hot. I know, we have the coolest temperature in the nation!! However, it is really hard to update my blog when it is a consistent 90 degrees F in the office.

I have to tell you all about the fun things we have done this summer, and our family vacation. But, not until it cools down!!

For now, here are pictures of Carter riding in daddy's new race car. You all are aware of my car seat OCD - so you know David didn't actually go anywhere, while I was home. Apparently they drove up and down the street. But, David justified it by putting Carter in the 5-point racing harness and a helmet. 

Carter was in heaven! This is all he wants to do!!