Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy 2nd birthday, Carter!

My little boy turned 2 yesterday! He is such a delightful little guy. He's happy, easy-going, and can sit and play with cars and trucks for a looong time.

We had a birthday party for him Friday evening because Grandpa and Grandma Robison and Uncle Mike and Uncle Nate were in town. It was great to have them here for Carter's party.

I baked his cake Friday morning. Carter wanted to eat the batter so badly. I told him we had to bake it and then we'd have it after dinner. A little later he said, "Excited." He's never said that before and it was so darn cute. I asked him what he was excited for and he said, "Cake." It's the first time he's ever expressed emotion with words. I loved it! He associates cake with his birthday. He talked about cake whenever we mentioned birthday. Once he saw his finished cake he wanted the toys off it but was so patient to wait until we were done singing to him. When it came time to blow out the candles he did the "fff" sound, which didn't blow the flames out. So Lily helped him.

Carter thinks Dylan and Sammy are the coolest boys around. You can see here that they are!

More photos from the month of April:
Easter, Grandma & Grandpa Robison's visit, and more of Carter's party.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New skills!

Yesterday Lily asked to learn how to sew a button onto fabric. I was so excited that she wanted to learn this fantastic skill. We set to work choosing felt and a button from her button jar. She learned to pinch the thread at the eye of the needle so the needle doesn't slide off the thread. We had fun together. She did a great job. I am so proud of her!

Happy birthday, Jen!

Happy birthday to my beautiful sister! She is gorgeous inside and out. She's the best big sis to me and auntie to my kids. I love you, Jen!

So lucky...

I feel so lucky to be the mother of this little boy. I enjoyed eating lunch with him today. I loved the delight in his eyes when he saw that I put his raisins in a halfed and hollowed apple. I loved seeing his little fingers pick the raisins off of his jam bread and pop them in his mouth. I loved hearing the silly sound of his mouth while he loudly chewed a huge mouthful of buttered bread with jam.

Carter is so sweet, easy going, and pleasant. My life is more beautiful because he is a part of it. I'm so lucky.

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Family

Lily is quite a little artist. She did a portrait of our family. The picture of Aaron is a perfect likeness: black suit, blue eyes, spikey hair, and he even has that purple rectangle tie. Carter is also sporting a suit. Lucky little guy. Lily said that she and I "sprayed" our hair. Mine is golden. Hers is a lovely purple and pink. Lily and I both have hills on. Notice the boys don't have any shoes. Yes, girl shoes are much more fun than boy shoes.

That's our happy family!