Archive for the ‘Carter’ Category

Dinosaurs! ROAR!!

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I made this for Carter’s room out of dinosaur stickers and scrapbook paper… and a little help from my husband who suggested that I make a volcano and helped with the final positioning of the dinos.  (That husband of mine is a creative guy!) 


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Carter and Construction Paper

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Today Allison and Carter were arguing over something at their craft table.  Apparently Allison wanted to share her project with Carter, but he wasn’t doing it right and so he had been banned from helping any further.  Before the situation got out of control, Super Mommy (me) had an idea…

ME:  Carter, do you want me to get you a big sheet of construction paper?

Carter’s enthusiastic, “Yes!” sent me to my secret stash of 20″ X 15″ construction paper that I keep just for instances like this.  As I am gently tearing a green sheet from the pad, Carter comes in…

CARTER:  Make sure it has lots of construction on it.

ME:  Oh Little Guy!  Construction paper doesn’t have “construction”.  In fact, it’s just colored paper.  I don’t know why they call it “construction paper – except maybe because you can “construct” things with it.

My explanation is lost on him…except for the part where he realized he wasn’t getting any “construction” on his paper…

CARTER:  Do you have some construction stickers?

Carter Can’t Sleep

Friday, November 13th, 2009

So at nap time today, about 30 minutes after tucking carter in, he appears on the stairs…

DADDY:  Hi Carter.  What are you doing?
CARTER (cheerfully):  I am so tired.  I need to have a little rest.  So I come down.  And after I have a little rest.  I go back up.

Uh-huh.  Well, what it lacked for in logic, he made up for with cuteness.  So Carter earned himself a few minutes of watching Project Runway with me before he has to go back up for his nap.

“A Halloween Story” by Carter

Monday, November 9th, 2009

              by Carter

Once there was a little vampire.
And he couldn’t have his Daddy.

And the little ghost was in the story.

Ghost came to rescue the Daddy one.
And the Daddy one said, “I want to suck your bloooooood!”

The ghost doesn’t be scared in this story.
The vampire is just pretending to suck the ghost-es blooood.

There was a fire to get the baby ghost.
And the baby ghost died.

 That was a long made up story.  Can I do a puzzle?

Carter Sings His ABC’s

Monday, November 9th, 2009


A, b, c, d , e, f, g…
How I know mine letters…
Next time won’t you sing with meeee.

Yucky Stuff

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Running in from the backyard, Carter says:

CARTER:  I need giant water so I can make more yucky stuff.
ME:  You need giant water so you can make more yucky stuff?
CARTER (happily): Uh-huh!

Ahhhh… the joy of a son.

In the News

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

A couple weeks ago we stopped to see the firefighters and a helicopter at a water safety day show in the parking lot of a local grocery store.  A reporter for the Buckeye Valley News was there and took a picture of the kids in the helicopter! 




Too Cute

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Carter just came in from the backyard and said:

      “Us are picking up leaves that are on ground and
putting them in toy box for bubbles.”

Then he smiled at me.

And although I’d rather not have to go clean leaves out of the outside toy box sometime in the near future, because he was so cute, I decided that I’d let him get away with it for today.

Suspiciously Quiet

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The kids played outside for quite a while today – which is amazing because it is still 100+ degree outside here.  When they finally came in, Allison told me that she’d made a birds nest on one of our large boulders and that she put toys around it for the birds to play with.  Then she decided that she wanted to make a “bird paper doll”.  So, after about 5 minutes of Allison working at the craft table on the bird paper doll, it occurred to me that Carter was being suspiciously quiet.  He was over by the sliding glass door and I couldn’t see him.

ME:  Carter, what are you doing?

In  response I heard a little bit of rustling around, which only increased my suspicions.  Finally, after a long pause I heard a small voice say:

CARTER:  I’m listening for birds.

ALLISON:  While I made the bird paper doll, Carter said he’d listen for birds for me.

My little stinker was sitting quietly at the sliding glass door watching a listening for some birds to come to the “birds nest” that Allison had made.  I had no idea that he knew how to sit so quietly!!

Now they have taken a toy phone over to the sliding glass door to listen to bird “calls”.

Carter Says

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

This morning when Allison didn’t want to walk close to him, Carter said:  

“You know why I wanna be close?  ‘Cause I wuv you and I can’t walk without you.”

Yep.  That’s my adorable little stinker!