Monday, December 8, 2008

Carter- Now in HD!

Life is crazy busy around these parts, but the good news is that next Thursday our holiday break begins and we head out of town. We’re headed up to the Northwest for Christmas and will make the grand tour to both our parent’s places. Since this is the last holiday season where Carter flies for free, we’re taking full advantage of the price, but we’ll see if we’re still excited about travelling with a 16 month old after two plane trips and two 7 hour car trips.

It’s been a month since we’ve really posted anything, and since then, Carter’s become more mobile, more aware, more mischievous, and pretty much more everything.

He’s up to 12 teeth including a couple of molars, so we keep our hands out of his mouth whenever possible. Why? Because he has yet to learn the concept of “gentle” biting. He’s got himself a handful of words now and signs 15 or so words as well so communicating is easier.

Carter's obsessed with balls and dogs. Probably in that order, too. He's also developed a healthy fascination with sticks, golf clubs, and any stick-like object that he can wield and use to hit something else. Luckily his rampages are reserved to inanimate, non-living items such as balls, pots, pans and the ground.

Last year, my parents got Carter this wonderful toy plane you can ride on. He loves being pushed around on it, but just recently realized he can walk himself around while riding it (still needs a bit of help but close enough). Taught him what a plane sounds like, and managed to get it on video.

Youtube just enabled HD, widescreen video, which called out to my geeky side. So, these videos of Carter’s plane antics are shown here in high definition. What does this mean? It means that if you’re reading this blog from a slow internet connection, be prepared for a long wait while the video loads. I’m betting though that you’re probably not on a dial-up phone connection so give it a whirl and experience Carter in all his splendor.

Here’s Carter demonstrating how his plane flies: 

 

And here’s Carter showing us that crashing his plane is way more fun.

14 comments:

The Joo said...

How did he get so big?
Cute videos! I love the plane toy, that's great, and his little noises.
Whatcha doing back there in that first video Cindy?

Chris said...

She was just providing anti-tip protection. The plane's a bit top-heavy and he has a tendency to flip over forward when he gets cruisin'.

Joel & Megan said...

That plane is TOO CUTE! I love that he can already make a plane sound :) Too fun!

VoNique and Jared said...

That is so cute!!

Chris and Jenni said...

My favorite part was Cindy ducking behind Carter the whole way down the hallway! Let me know if you are fling into SFO or Oakland. I would love to meet up with you guys before you head up to Humboldt!

Cassie said...

K...Carter is tall. Woah. You guys have a cute kid, you realize that right? Like, he's seriously so cute! I bet mom and dad will like those videos the best :)

Elise said...

I LOVE the videos and laughed so hard!!! What a cute kid!!!! I sure miss you guys! Have a great time traveling for christmas and be safe. Let me know when y'all wanna come out to NYC to play!!!! :) XOXO

Kirsten said...

That's pretty much the cutest thing I've seen all day! i love it ;) he's so cute

The Rasmussens said...

Oh my gosh, he looks so big. I think the haircut changes his look for sure. It's really been a while since we saw you last. Can't wait to see ya at Christmas.

Shane said...

I'm not sure how you manage to get any work done with a kid as cute as that battling for your attention?

Jandi said...

WOW! I can't believe how big he is! And what a great toy! Cute little family!

LuCDay said...

That's cute, it's good you are taking video because they change so quickly. Hey Cindy, I sent you an email but I'm not sure if it's the one you are still using. Anyway, could you send me your address to laurel_day@byu.edu? Christmas card time! Thanks!

Ginger said...

those videos really turn out great. so awesome that he can sign i am hoping to teach my girls some sign language :)

Elliot said...

"I’m betting though that you’re probably not on a dial-up phone connection ..."

Haha, real funny! Actually, the connection is not too bad here.