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.

8 comments:

Kirsten and Sean said...

Carter is so big!!!! And i can't believe Cindy is almost due--holy cow!!! Love you guys

VoNique and Jared said...

Way cute pictures!

Sunslant said...

Carter is just soo cute! that last photo just makes me smile :)

Kristi said...

Carter looks like a mini-Chris! Wow! I can't wait to see how sweet the next baby will be. Good luck with the last part of the pregnancy. Hopefully you are so busy that it will just fly by. :-)

Lori said...

That first pic is too cute. Looks like you all had fun.

Elise said...

YAY a new post!!! Thanks for posting Chris :) I'm excited that Cindy is going back to school- she's amazing!! Pregnant, going to school, taking care of a two year old, and being a wife...Amazing!!! I know she couldn't do it without you either- great team! LOVE the pictures!!! Carter looks adorable as always- he's getting big! Sure miss you guys!! XOXO

trish said...

Yaay for an update. Tell Cindy she better get repentant once that baby of your comes...because I REFUSE to go months without seeing pictures of her :) Glad you guys are doing well, it was great to see you in July.

Cassie said...

Yeah I seriously don't know why i forgot to leave a comment, I even looked at your pictures over and over. I can't decide which one I like the best!!!! Except that he looks like a boy now. you came back from vancouver and I swear he grew an inch, what were you guys feeding him over there!