Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Carter's Birthday

Carter is officially two years old.
Where has the time gone?
It seems like only yesterday he was throwing up on me constantly, actually taking a nap, and always needing a new diaper.
Now, he is always hungry, has an attitude, and thinks he is three like Riley.
We had a good day though he didn't really understand what was going on.
His party didn't quite work like I thought. The kids didn't want to play the games (which is fine), and the boys (Isaac, Riley, and Carter) made Claire cry more than once. They wanted her to be a monster and they said they were going to cut her hair. They were just playing of course but obviously boys are really different from girls. I can't believe he is actually two! I love this little guy! He says "Momma" so cute that is make my heart melt. He is a good brother but a terrible snuggler. He is constantly on the move. He is always dirty. He does what we ask about half of the time. He is big for his age. 75% for height, 90% for weight, off the charts for his head size. He is starting to get potty trained (only a little). He wants to help cook dinner every night but the stove is no place for a two year old. He hates holding my hand while we walk through the store, parking lot, street, and basically anywhere else. He especially loves broccoli, potatoes, and bread though any food will do in a pinch. We never have to comb his hair. The only time he will lay by me is if he is going to bed and he only wants me...not Dad but Mom. He has started to say some sentences and knows his colors and some letters. He loves to play with Dad, and by play I mean jump on him. He is really tough, Dusty calls him our little linebacker. I don't know what a linebacker does but he must be really tough. He brings a lot of joy to our home.

Blowing out the candles.

He has just eaten a cupcake...he loves the frosting not the cake.

Riley love cupcakes.

It was a colder day so we played hopscotch inside. It was fun but pulled up some of the poly on the floor which isn't good.

Our friend Isaac.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Kitchen Re-do

I never remember to put these pictures in the right order when I load them so just bear with me.

Riley loves this nasty old alligator head. He chases me around the house with it and it is so gross. For some reason he thought it would be funny to feed the alligator some broccoli and it looks ridiculous, but we got a good chuckle out of it. Riley is pretty funny.

The boys were really quiet one day and I found them like this. Riley is reading a Blues Clues book to Carter since it is Carter's favorite. Oh! They are so cute.

I have finished painting my kitchen. We have been planning on remodeling the kitchen for sometime now, but cabinets are really expensive. So for now, we have re-painted the cabinets and walls. The first picture is adorable, but look at the cabinets...sad, sad, sad.

This is what the cabinets look like now.

The walls are a light green color...called frosted green grape if you were wondering. Oh, and I finally hung up my plate rack my mother gave me for my birthday two years ago. I just noticed that I am going to have to re-cover my seat covers...bummer. Oh, and paint the ceiling. Crap! Anyway, I am really pretty pleased with how it all looks. Yeah!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Little Bankers

For Christmas, my in-laws opened savings accounts for the boys. We have also had piggy banks for the boys since they were born, so we decided to take the money in their piggy banks and deposit it in the bank. Riley was really upset becuase he wanted to keep all his money, so we compromised. Riley could keep $5 to go and buy a magnifying glass since he has been wanting one for sometime. That did the trick and off to the bank we went. They each got a turn handing the woman behind the desk their money and and we went and got our magnifying glass. It was a good day and now Riley is proud to say that he is saving money for his mission. He says he is going to South Carolina (origin unknown) and is hoping to bring me or Dusty with him...if only.

Riley was still upset about going to the bank.

Riley loves to help Dad use the tools

Before we knew it both hands were in the cake and he loved it

Riley's first birthday and he isn't sure about the hat