Friday, July 21, 2017

Seeing Old Friends

While we were in Amarillo to celebrate Carter and Sophie's birthdays, we were able to see some friends of Jeremy's (and now mine) from growing up!  Miss Karen is a favorite among out crew, and we were so blessed to get a quick visit in while she was here from North Carolina.  

Sophie opened some new pjs...and of course had to put them on right away!

We met a new friend, too!

Henry was in love.

At the end of the evening, there was a bit of porch sitting and drink sharing...just as summer should be.

And, when we're at Mimi's house...we eat doughnuts.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Carter Turns Seven

For months, Carter talked about his seventh birthday.  Daily he would ask me how many days were left until June 11th.  If any toy catalogs came in the mail, page after page, he would say, "That looks cool for my birthday!"  Ultimately, he wanted funfetti cake, a sling shot, lunch at Kabuki and a day with his grandparents.

So, on June 10th, we headed to Amarillo to get ready for a fun-filled 11th!

We had a little party before Mass.

Complete with Lego-themed funfetti cupcakes!

A few birthday spankings were given...

And, we made it to Kabuki for lunch.

He was one happy boy!

We had a little whistling lesson while we waited.


He loved his "water soup"

The choo-choo.

Afterwards we went to the trampoline park, and it was a blast!  I jumped, so I didn't take my camera. Then it was back to Mimi and Pops' house for cupcakes.

He got his sling shot.  And, he's been hunting things ever since.

Our inquisitive, high energy boy.  You're always looking for new knowledge and wanting to know exactly how things work.  You like to lead and want everyone to follow.  You are a rule follower, and you prefer to always be in-the know.  You love to create things, make things just a bit riskier, and push the limits.  You have a heart of gold...always praying for those who are sick or less fortunate.  When I said we couldn't get a toy at the grocery store, you brought your money and bought all of your siblings one.  You love meatballs, noodle soup and bread with ketchup.  You like to dance, say witty one-liners, and let us know just how much you love us.  You're always ready to help with whatever we need, and you're such a great big brother!  Happy seventh birthday, sweet boy!