Friday, April 15, 2011

Carter's birthday

Carter not only had a fun Birthday party but we tried to make the actual day all about him as well. Here is his special day in pictures:
Someone (Dave) couldn't wait until Saturday to give Carter his leapfrog so he had a few days of opening presents which he enjoyed.

The night before Carter's Birthday he and I made coconut dark chocolate chunk cookies. We had cake for his party and I found these in my cooking light magazine so we thought we tried them out and they were great. Not to mention fun to make!

Carter knows how to use the Kitchenaid...

His first time "licking the beater"


He made the best faces while opening them this year!

Since Carter is a big boy now we decided we would go and put his binky inside of a Build a Bear on his birthday. Here we are feeling the binky in his dog's leg.

Saying his goodbyes to the blue binky as his doggy gets stitched up

Typing his own name on the birth certificate

Carrying his creation through the mall

Birthday lunch

Having lunch with his new friend

Next we went to the library and read some books

For his birthday dinner Carter chose edamame and asked if we could invite his friend Kaden. I thought that was so sweet and we were so glad they could come!

Carter and his chopsticks and edamame

Eating and ENJOYING his first ever piece of sushi!

Fast forward a few days. We've had some struggles and overall regrets about putting Carter's binky in an animal. TANTRUMS like you've never seen them!! But after a few days it's gotten MUCH better. He doesn't nap anymore all the sudden but he only asks for it once in a while and not as "enthusiastically" as at first. Now he enjoys his binky doggy but it doesn't take the place of the binky.

My little boy is growing up so much! I can't believe it. He's a great kid and so fun to have around!!!

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