Sunday, August 9, 2009


Carter had his first visit to the zoo a month or so ago. Did he like it? I think this sums it up:

This is my favorite picture of the bunch.

We're number 1!!

Carousels... he could have ridden on that all day.

Zoo train ride...

The family!

Yup, he loved it. We did, too. Hogle Zoo may not be our favorite zoo of all time, but it was well worth the afternoon visit.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

4th of July!

The 4th of July came and went… so did most of the summer. I went on a blogging strike hoping to “motivate” my wonderful wife to post a little more on here. I’m going to have to chalk that up in the loss column cause this site has been dead empty for quite a while.

To Cindy’s credit though, she’s almost 8 months pregnant with a two year-old running crazy through the house all day and recently started classes again (biology and chemistry. yikes!) so she doesn’t really have an abundance of free time these days.

I however, have no excuse. No classes this summer and only work has me less-than excited to start school again at the end of the month, but it’s made for a lovely summer so far. Lovely, but apparently not the blog-worthy type of loveliness.

Stepping back to last month:

The 4th of July brought family gatherings, parades, picnics and fireworks. Carter’s participated in these before, but this is the first year he actually seemed to understand and love what was going on.

The parade was a magical wonderland for carter. Streams of people banging drums, trucks and cars with loud sirens and lights, plus colorful floats/balloons on wheels. What else could an almost two-year-old ask for? Star-ears and glasses courtesy of Elizabeth Coon

Fireworks were that evening and Carter was awe-struck and talked about them for days (in the way that Carter talks about things… usually a handful of one word descriptions. Gets the point across though.)

Yes, this is staged. No this is not staged. That look in his eyes what we call the "past my bedtime, bring on the crazy-time" look.