I turned 27 on the 23rd. In celebration my friends and Matt threw me a DELICIOUS birthday lunch complete with my mom's Terriakyi Chicken and my traditional Crazy Chocolate Cake. I also had a little birthday miracle: this was the first time I ate a meal in pregnancy and the food tasted really good and I even had seconds and it all stayed in my stomach. That was maybe the best part of my day.
Another great part of my day was being surrounded by my husband, son, and several of my friends that I love so much. Here Heather is helping me out so I don't have a big black thing in my teeth for all my pictures, what a buddy!!
Later that evening, our wonderful friend who we love so much and has sadly just passed away, came over and watched Carter for us so Matt could take me out for a surprise 7 year Anniversary Dinner. He took me up to Mount Washington where you can look down onto the city and see all the lights. We had this great table right by the window. He also wanted to do it specifically on this night so that he could time it so that we would finish dinner right when the Pirate's baseball game ended and they were having fireworks afterward. So after a delicious dinner and dessert we topped it off with a beautiful firework display. Woo woo Matt!!
One of Matt's favorite Pittsburgh things to do is go to a Pirate's game. Their stadium is awesome and you can't beat $4/ticket night either.
We thought since this was Carter's first "real" time at a baseball game we would spoil him a little. So here he is his with his HUMONGOUS drink. I guess at the ball park you go big or go home. Then he got cotton candy for the first time, too. He wasn't so sure of it and did not want to even try it. Everyone around us got a good chuckle out of this little boy that refused to eat cotton candy. Finally, I got him to lick some and he decided it was all right but he wasn't in love with it.
The following videos show some other popular things that have been going on around here not just in June but all summer long:
Carter can not get enough of singing this song. Each time it is a little different but always is sung with lots of Gusto!!
We have also been doing lots of waterplay this summer as well. Here we are at Richy and Marie's. When Richy came home from work he couldn't handle watching the kids have all the fun. So we had a slide off between Richy and Carter. I kind of think Carter won because he went down face first and would slide into the water like a sea lion, Richy didn't even attempt that.