Thursday, August 9, 2012

QOTW: 8/9/12

My sweet cousin, Andy, who also happens to be a certified swim instructor, volunteered to teach Carter and his cousins' a few things about the water last week. Well, Carter wasn't ready. I think he spent more time distracting the older kids than paying attention. Sorry Andy! Anyway, Andy was teaching them something and said, "Carter, have you ever seen a dog dig for a bone? Show me how you dig for a bone (using hand motions). Come on, Carter, show me how you dig for a bone like a dog." Looking a bit puzzled he said, "Nah, I'll just bring my shovel."

We went over to PaPa and Elley's house the other day and everyone was saying their hellos.  Out of the blue, Peter waved and said, "Hi!"

We have made several trips to the doctor in the past few weeks, causing Carter to have a horrible fear of anything medically related.  We went in this week and the PA needed to see Carter's throat, so we were showing him how to say, "Ahh" and open his mouth.  He wasn't having any of it.  However, Peter looked at me and said, "Ahh" with his mouth wide open over and over again.  Ha!

While we were visiting Pop and Gramma last week, we were outside, and Pop was in his chair on the porch.  Carter was driving his little dump truck and ran right into the back of Pop's chair, thinking it was pretty funny.  Pop tried to act mad and told him that he needed to watch where he was going.  Carter said, "The dump truck needs an emergency brake!!"

"I am not okay, Momma, I am NOT okay."  Carter kept repeating this on our way home from Dalhart this week...letting me know he was sick, poor guy.

"Motorcycles are my old favorite."  As we were driving through town last week, Carter was looking out the window and said this.  When I asked him his new favorite, he said, "Tractors!"

And a few pics...

Peter loves to eat mud...

Not a huge fan of the sprinkler...

Carter LOVES to read with Daddy...

And, Spike, Carter's latest gardening adventure...

God bless!


  1. Oh. My. Goodness. They are precious. Absolutely precious. I love the shovel quote--you have a genius child!


  2. I love the pic of Peter eating dirt! Love love love you and want to steal your QOTW...I was just sitting with E reading a book and realized have hardly documented her progression of words/phrases she says - thanks pretty!