February 25, 2009

Can't wait for spring!

I do a little music class once a week with some friends from church and our nursery age children. Here's a few pics of Carter playing at music class. He's always the wildest one..! We use this little sombrero for our Mexican hat dance. It actually sits on the floor and the kids dance around it, but they usually like to try it on, too! This next one is a song that you do with your teddy bear, that's why the kids have animals on their heads!
When he chooses to participate, Carter knows just what to do!

It was deceptively warm looking today...supposed to be in the 50's and it is, but the sun keeps hiding behind the clouds and it is really windy at the park! But ya know, once you've made the effort to get to the park, you have to stay and play a while!

Carter loves the swings, I have to lure him away with the promise of a snack.

February 24, 2009

Happy birthday Carter!

Contrary to his expression here, Carter had a grand time at his birthday party! He seriously ran, jumped and laughed for 3 hours straight! He is such a delight--so smart and playful and compassionate. He can count to 13 all by himself; he sings and asks me to sing with him constantly; when someone is sad or another kid is crying he walks over very concerned and says, "what's wrong? It's okay." I know it's so cliche, but it's really hard to believe he's already 2. I seriously can hardly remember when he was a baby. I guess that means it's time for another one--we think so, too! Here is the Elmo cake I made...it took forever to frost, but it's kind of fun!
Carter was so funny opening presents, he wanted to play with what he opened right away and it was torture making him open the other presents...that'll change before too long I think!

Carter and Ixchel blowing on noise makers--there was a lot of spit swapping I'm afraid.

Three cheers for Carter, our darling little boy!

February 17, 2009

I always felt bad for people when their basement flooded...

And then it happened to us! Well the electric breaker or whatever that the sump pump was linked to decided to stop working on a rainy, snow-melty night and we had a wet basement as a result. It was an inch deep in the more sloped parts, but we were really lucky that the basement isn't finished and most of our stuff was on shelves anyway. It was just a pain to roll up and remove the carpet scraps we had down there. Wet carpet is heavy!