Friday, January 30, 2009

4 Posts in one month!

This hasn’t happened since June of last year… I don’t even know what to say. Does this mean we’re committed to our HUGE fan base (sarcasm included) to post once a week? Possibly. Will it happen? Yeah, I dunno either.

Two noteworthy events for the week. I’ll let you choose which one ranks higher.

First: It was off to Wal-Mart  yesterday. That is not noteworthy, Wal-Mart visits happen all too often. I don’t care for Wal-Mart; never will. But man, it’s cheap. And it’s so close to our place. Usually it’s crowded, I can’t park anywhere, and the whole experience makes me a little more disappointed with the entire human race.

This was not the actual crane toy Yesterday though, there must have been something in the air, because parking was a cinch and that place was dead quiet. Cindy and Carter were with me, and Carter, as usual, insisted that we look at all the toy machines that beckon to little kids as we entered. He saw the grabby-arm-claw machine with little stuffed animals and proceeded to identify some of ‘em by pointing and grunting (he’s a genius, I know). I had a dollar on me and tried my luck. And wouldn’t you know, I landed Carter a new toy on the first try. Combine that with a $3.00 Cars book (he’s obsessed with Lightning McQueen) and this is how he felt about the whole trip:

Now that's a happy boy

Carter's 'Cute' Pose

Second: Aside from my extreme crane-toy skills, here is the other noteworthy event. Carter’s vocabulary is increasing, and we caught it on video. He’s bit grumpy, but the video is most definitely worth watching (and under a minute; you can handle that, right?)

YUP! How great is that?! I couldn’t be more excited, and Cindy feels the same way. Carter has no idea what’s going on, but he will soon enough and he’ll love it. End of September is what it looks like, but we’ll know more in a few weeks.

HOORAY!!

30 comments:

Cassie said...

First of all, that pig is so cute!! usually those toys are ugly and crunchy. (mine was) And, ofcourse, I got that link last night while we skyped so I'm sure I had a great reaction. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! I'm SO excited, I'm so shocked, so thrown off, I haven't picked up my chin off the ground yet. You guys rock and deserve everything you've been given :) Perfect way to break the news, I'm a fan.

trish said...

yaay, yaay, yaay! I am so excited for you guys, and so excited to have babies in the SAME MONTH! How fun is that??? Carter will be the cutest big brother, cute way to SHARE the news.

Lance said...

Hmmm, Carter is starting to sound like his dad. Grunting and pointing? Spot on.

Traci Elizabeth said...

Congrats! I am excited for your little family to grow! What a cute little boy Carter is.

(ps, Cindy..there must be something in the air. you are the 24th person I know that is pregnant right now.)

Lori said...

We are really thrilled for you guys, winning a toy from those tricky cranes is SO life-changing and awesome!

Lori said...

Ha ha, wouldnt it be great if that were my actual comment? I should have left it at that.

Congratulations you guys, I really am just incredibly excited for a new baby burkman to be on the way.

Nicole said...

That was cute! He is darling,. Parker is also obsessed with Lighting McQueen too by the way! Congratulations to all of you and I hope you are feeling well Cindy.

Beth said...

Great way to make the announcement guys! I loved it. And, I really do think Carter is a genius. Not to mention incredibly adorable.

LuCDay said...

That's awesome you guys! You'll have to keep us up to date on how things are comign along. Congrats!

JessieC said...

That was too cute and we are sooo excited!! Carter will be a great big brother. He has learned from Cadence how to throw around smaller children so he'll be fine :p

Allie said...

Congratulations! Thats so exciting! Carter is going to love have a sibling! Awesome job with the winning the toy those things are hard.

VoNique and Jared said...

Congrats you guys!! That is so exciting!!!

r said...

Hooray for siblings! Congrats! Hope you're feeling good, Cindy.

Kirsten said...

OMG Congrats!!!!!! ANd what a cute way to tell everyone!!! Oh and Chris, way to go on the crane skills!! Those things are wicked hard :)

Chris and Jenni said...

YAY! I think I must have Cindy Lou ESP becuase I SWEAR that before I even clicked on the link to your blog I thought, Cindy is pregnant... it is about time for her to be pregnant. And sure enough! I am so excited for you guys. I am going to pray you have a girl. Girls are soooo much fun.

Joel & Megan said...

Congratulations you guys!!! We are excited to meet the new Burkman addition. Thanks again for all your help in prepping us for our first :P Cindy, I hope you are feeling ok. Let us know if we can help with anything. :)

Kristi said...

Congratulations! I hope everything goes well and you end up with ANOTHER happy, healthy child.

Elise said...

YAY!!! i'm SUPER excited for you guys!!! And Carter- OH he's just SO cute!!!!! love that's he talking...what a doll- he's gunna be a heartbreaker! Love guys!

Curtis & Debbie said...

The Curtis Cannon household is so excited for your great news! Congratulations! Loved your Walmart comments...so funny! We had such a blast at your house recently, and hey my birthday is Sept 12, so shoot for that day! Love, Aunt Debbie Cannon

Kelly said...

I couldn't get the video to play but figured out the news! Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys, especially for Carter to get a playmate. I hope you're feeling well Cindy!

Paul said...

Hey Birkman's! Great to hear from you and I am way honored to have you reading the Snyds Remarks. Your boy is quite cute and it's obvious who his parents are. I will try to visit often.
How are you doing? We miss having you here in the ward.
And yes, it is The Alan Parson's Project.

Paul said...

Sorry for the misspell of BURKman, geeze I'm an idiot

Cassie said...

22 COMMENTS?! I guess you ARE having a baby :)

Celeste said...

Yeah! I am so excited for you guys! He is going to love being a big brother.

Cody said...

Congratulations! Another one to keep entertained in church. That's cool guys.

Kimball said...

Hey!!! Congrats on the new, soon to be addition!!! We are really happy for you and are looking forward to meeting the new Burkman.

Shane said...

I guess I haven't checked your blog in awhile... So now I'm a little late on the news.

CONGRATS! That's exciting, Heather is due in August, so now we will have one the same age.

The Welkers said...

Yahoo!!! Carter is going to be a big brother. That is so exciting!!!

Anonymous said...

I DID NOT KNOW YOU ARE HAVING A BABY!!!!!!!!!!!! YEA!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!
-Libby

The Cannons said...

So I'm leaving this comment on your B-day March 9th. Happy Birthday Cindy!! (It's midnight) I'm so excited you're pregnant and hope all is going as well as possible. Carter is so dang cute- we miss you guys!