Wednesday, August 27, 2008

July Catch-Up

This Catch-Up post is becoming a regular thing for me. It has now happened for three months in a row. Since this blog is also partly my journal for family memories I have a hard time leaving anything out.

Carter's Obsession

Carter is obsessed with watching "Choo" aka Thomas the Train. Here he is watching choo while holding onto his own choo. All the facial expressions except for the first one are all "action shots" while he is watching his choo. As you will see Carter is a very serious watcher and really gets into his Choo. (Sorry the pictures are blurry I must have been extra shaky that day.)

Pittsburgh's Vintage Grand Prix

Some of our good friends out here told us about this car show and race that was going on and we went not thinking much of it, but as soon as we got there Matt became as giddy as a school girl. He pretty much had drool coming down his chin the whole time and here is why:

First of all there were some awesome old cars like this one above. This car is completely original and in mint condition. There are only four of these cars left in the world. This is a 1934 Packard with only 44,000 miles on it.

This was my favorite of the old cars.
Matt couldn't believe all the Lamborghinis that were around. I think there were close to 50 Ferrari's, a dozen Lamborghinis, a handful of Bentleys, and crazy enough Matt's favorite part was all the BMWs. Even with all the fancy-pancy cars around Matt stayed true to his love of BMWs. Plus, the rest of the area was littered with other Luxury cars, trucks, and unique European models.
This car is my personal favorite.

Bike Riding

Earlier this spring I found a bike trailer at a garage sale which Matt and I were stoked about. There is just one problem: Carter hates his helmet. As you can see this helmet just didn't fit right so since then I have gotten him another one, but he still hates it.

He skipped his nap this bike riding day and at one point we looked back at him to see how he was doing and his helmet was down covering his face, but he wasn't complaining at all. Sure enough he had fallen asleep. He was so exhausted that we were able to strip him down and put his PJs on without him waking up.

Sprinkler Fun

We absolutely love having our backyard to play in. Carter is anxious to get out there everyday. This particular day we tried the sprinkler for the first time. He doesn't look too thrilled in the pictures, but he liked it quite a bit.

We had such a fun July in all our many activities and are so grateful that we have amazing friends and loved ones surrounding us that made it even more fun and survivable for me.


Alison said...

Cute pictures! Isn't it funny the things they end up loving? I like the helmet pictures, too :)

Becky T said...

Oh my, Tyler and Carter would be best of friends. Tyler could teach Carter all the in's and out's of Thomas, and believe me, there are a lot of in's and out's that I had no idea about! We love it, though. It's so great for little boys!

And I'm glad to see School Girl Matt had a great time at the car show. Those were some pretty suh-weet cars, though. Wow!

Loved your catch up post and all the pictures of that cute kid who's getting so so big!!

Becky T said...

Oh, if you could have just heard Tyler when I showed him these pictures! His eyes got huge and he said "Thomas! He likes Thomas too. I can't believe it!". :) (being his mom, I of course thought it was cute, lol!)

Whit said...

AMBER! TRAGIC NEWS!! I can't watch youtube here at BYU! No Carter videos for 4 months? Are you kidding me? Keep these blog posts coming-they're keeping me alive! Love ya!

Mark, Holly and Boys said...

Loved the catch up post! Of course I'm super behind on blogging too, so I'm putting off doing mine by reading other people's! :) That Carter is such a cute kid!! Hey - any plans to visit UT in the near future?

Me said...

Holy cow he is changing so fast! I love it when they hit the Thomas faze. It seems like all little boys do. How fun!

Mark, Holly and Boys said...

P.S. I have to ask - did you mean August catch up, or did you really mean July catch up? (if you really did mean July then you're just as behind as I am...)

Scott, Kara, and Paul said...

So we are in the same boat. Paul is obsessed with trains. He takes them everywhere we go and has to sleep with them. He has to have his train book read over and over. I don't know where to hate Thomas the train or like him because he loves them so much. Love the picture of him asleep after the bike ride, so cute! I had a flash back of little Timmy looking at the picture of Carter with the sprinkler, the look he is giving you is priceless!

M & S Eagar said...

Hey Amber -

I am sooo sorry I haven't responded to your comment. Our lovely computer died and then we moved. Anyway, long story short - Jessie and I had to postpone our trip so I'll let you know when we replan it for. I'd love to see you and meet Carter.

Mendo said...

Hmmmm, not a good thing to post on the internet where your boss can see. Hope you had a good Halloween.