Friday, July 31, 2009

Cool Rider

She's a cool rider....

She's a cooooooooooool rider...

She's cool enough...

She can burn you through and through...

She's a C-O-O-L R-I-D-E-R!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Never a dull moment...


This afternoon I was chatting on the phone with Nate while putting my make up on because we needed to be out the door in about 30 minutes. Carter was keeping herself occupied, but unfortunately that can sometimes be a little risky. She suddenly appeared at the door of the bathroom with this puppy dog look on her face. "What's wrong?" I asked her. "I did it again," she said. "Did what again?" I asked. "What I did that day at the restaurant..." I instantly knew and went running for my cell phone, because what she "did again" was call 911!!!


See, my husband had this really great idea to get me a Blackberry (and it was a really great idea) except for one thing...when your phone is locked it is actually pretty darn easy to make a "emergency call". So, I'm immediately on the phone with a 911 operator, I explain what happens, we both have a good chuckle, end of story. WRONG. Fast forward 15 minutes and two very gung ho base police officers in the full fatigue get ups are knocking (rather emphatically) on my front door. I am still on the phone with Nate, I open the door and they look like they are ready to pounce. I explain again what happened and they insist they need to come in and look around to "make sure I am not in distress." Carter is playing quietly in her room and looks a little worried when she sees a couple of overly zealous GI Joe's (she had already asked me earlier if they were going to come and take her away!) When convinced that I am not harboring any criminals they turn things over to the other two guy's who had also arrived on scene (must have been a slow day at the office!) After taking down all my info. the ordeal was over.


Needless to say my Blackberry will be out of reach from now on. The End.

Oooooh Baby I Feel the Temperature Rising

I'm a Texas girl at heart. Born, raised and quite familiar with the scorching temperatures that heat up the state during the summer. One thing I have come to realize though is that air conditioning is a wonderful thing. Our temperature is 95 today and with no AC to combat the heat it is just a little on the warm side! We've been doing our best to beat the heat and have spent the last couple of days at the outdoor wading pool at a park here in town. It is a great way to pass the time and stay cool...

I did find myself on the receiving end of a pretty powerful Super Soaker (you can read more about that funny story on my friend Molly's blog) but, other than that the water has been a welcome escape! At 14 weeks when life gives you lemons (as in extreme temps. with no AC)...

Make lemonade!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I Heart Faces~At the Beach

I just ran across a "new to me" site, I Heart Faces. I love photography and they have a little weekly contest where people enter their photos, what a fun idea! This weeks theme is "At the Beach" and I immediately thought of this photo of my two favorite people. So, for this weeks "Monday Carter" a photo of the munchkin' and her dad, they were so happy that day...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Delicious

We have done a lot of berry picking while living in the great Northwest, and today we added a new berry to our repertoire...raspberries...
We have never picked them but they proved to be as fun as any berry and I'm sure our efforts will make for some yummy jam! We went with a group of friends (which makes any outing more fun), thanks girls, we had a great time...
Carter started out with a few berries in her bucket...
But, of course, she is more into filling her belly than her bucket...
but I think that is to be expected...

The day was even more fun because she had her sweet friend Maddie to hang out with...

They both got right down to business...

there were equal parts of picking berries...

girl talk...

and giggling!

They would pick a berry, eat a berry and then exclaim, "This is Delicious!"

Carter's friend Bradley was there to pick too, but he was also pretty interested in the dirt...

And, I had finally gotten down to business and started picking my own berries when I suddenly heard some very excited little voices...

Apparently we have a couple of little geniuses on our hands...

They figured out that raspberries are perfect for popping on your finger...

It's the perfect technique, poke it on your thumb...

Pop it in your mouth...

Yummy!

It was the perfect day of picking...

Carter thought she would tell you a little more about it...

video

Gosh, I love that little munchkin'...

And she was such a good little picker she got a "special" sticker...

Yeah, she's pretty "special"...

It was an almost perfect day, except for a little pouting...

But that's ok baby girl, I love you anyway!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Peachy Keen

At 13 weeks pregnant I'm really starting to feel peachy keen. So, how appropriate that this week the munchkin' growing in there is about the size of a peach...


I am truly thankful that I am getting back to my old self as far as appetite and food goes, nausea is just miserable...can I get an AMEN! So nice that all this misery and sickness will be over by the time Nate gets home, you are a lucky man to have not had to deal with me the last couple of months! Carter continues to do her best to convince anyone that will listen she is "having a baby brother". This leaves me with a lot of explaining to do anytime I pick her up from a friends, the kids room at the gym, etc. She makes me smile. I can't quite imagine what it will be like to have another little person like her join our family, I'm guessing it will mean more smiling, so that is a very good thing.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Carter Edition #36~Two bits, Four bits...

Six bits a dollar...all for THE END, stand up and holler!! The end of our separation as a family that is. And, while it's not quite over we are definitely on the homestretch. Just two short weeks and we should be together again! There are definitely days where I have felt like I wouldn't have made it without the support of my very own little cheerleader (who appropriately decided to wear her uniform this past Friday for all of our errands and outings, she brought many a smile to strangers faces)...



And today Monday Carter and I decided we were officially ready to countdown! All you need is a little paper, glue, and VOILA! A "countdown chain" is born...




















Two thumbs up she says...

We're hoping this chain shrinks at an incredibly fast rate!!


OH DAAADDDYYYY, I'm ready for you to come home now!!!! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. Waiting is a hard lesson to learn when you're three. I love you so much daddy!


XOXO Carter

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Go Fly a Kite

With a tuppence for paper and strings
You can have your own set of wings
With your feet on the ground
Your a bird in flight
With your fist holding tight
To the string of your kite....


Ohhhhhh, Let's Go


Fly a Kite

Up to the highest height

Let's go fly a kite

And send it soaring

Up through the atmosphere

Up where the air is clear

Oh let's go

Fly a Kite!

When you send it flyin' up there

All at once your lighter than air

You can dance on the breeze

Over houses and trees

With your fist holding tight

To the String of your kite...

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