Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I tried to get the boys to pose for a picture and this is what they gave me. Sorry Joy!
The guys played Hungry Hungry Hippos
Carter didn't open all of his presents on Christmas so the fun just keeps on going!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Uncle Jeff and Auntie Rachelle came over for Christmas Eve dinner. I LOVE this picture except that Carter looks like their kid, but that's ok.
His new favorite toy! The bell attached to one of his presents.
Christmas morning started with Skype calls to My parents and Dave's parents. They had fun watching while Carter opened his presents. Our call to my family was cut short by this:
One of Carter's many presents was a 6 ft long stuffed "gator" which my Mom thought would be fun to wrestle with when Carter got older.
That's almost a pin!
We've had a good Christmas so far and it's not even over! I think we are going to watch Horton Hears a Who which we got from Grandma and Papa Mann. Hope you all have a great Christmas!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This is the site we chose
This is me explaining my conceptual model that attempts
to portray the feelings our group experienced at our site.
My model had pictures of trees on the outside
Recently, we have been reading some "Christmasy" books to Carter at bedtime. One of them is the book Carter's great-grandma gave him for Christmas last year (before he was born), "The Life of Our Lord" by Charles Dickens. In addition, we have also been reading a book titled "Santa's Twin" by Dean Koontz. Yes, that is the same author that writes suspense, mystery, and horror novels, of which I am a big fan. In his book "Mr. Murder", the main character is an author who is pursued by his doppelganger. To comfort his two daughters, he comes up with a story about Santa being captured by his evil twin, who poses as Santa in order to ruin Christmas. The twin is eventually taken over by two sisters that have the same names as the daughters in the novel. Dean Koontz decided to actually write the story of Santa's twin, and there you have it.
Other than that, its just been life as usual. Carter is growing like crazy and will probably be crawling before the end of the year. Brook likes her job and is making new friends, just like I told her she would. I am having fun being out of school and watching Carter while Brook is at work. Hopefully I will find a job in the next couple weeks so we can be a little less stressed. I would like to wish all our devoted readers a wonderful holiday season and may all your christmas's be white (like ours will most likely be).
I am sad about the circumstances but happy that I will be seeing my Mom and my Grandma this holiday season.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Today was CRAZY! They let us out of work at 3:00pm because the snow was so bad but of course I didn't have a brush/scraper thingy so 3 of the girls from work de-snowed my car for me (glad I brought cookies today). I was so scared to drive home but I made it and it ended up taking me an hour and a half! About a minute after I walked through the door I got a call from Courtney, the girl I'm now going to be carpooling with, asking if I made it home alright. I thought that was very thoughtful. We will be staying indoors tomorrow and we will definitely be getting one of those brush/scraper thingys. At least I know I can now drive in the snow and that I average about 4mph!
We just decided to carpool so she's picking me up Monday morning! Hooray!