Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday Carter Edition #7

Today Monday Carter was in full blown Christmas mode! She kicked off the morning like she does every other one we've spent here, she gets in a little quality time with her favorite dog Abby (or as Carter likes to call her sweetie, cutie, or the Abbster)...

Mitzi, Abby, and Carter have become quite close since we've been here, or should I say Carter loves them with all her little heart and they tolerate her! Their bonding has included activities such as sharing food and even sharing baths (that particular idea was one from none other than the brilliant Aunt Kimmi, she always seems to know exactly what will make Carter's world just a little more fun)...
Fun times! But, back to today, the next thing on the agenda was some time in kitchen with Roxi, she and Monday Carter whipped out a dozen of these little guys...

And according to the old story you can, "Run, run just as fast as you can, but you can't catch me cause' I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Apparently Carter didn't get the memo and not only did she catch them, but she bit off about 6 of their sweet little heads...

Look at these beautiful gingerbread creations, sans Roxi...
And that's not the only beautiful gingerbread creation she's managed to whip out this week. She and Carter (and I helped just a little) enjoyed making a gingerbread house a few days ago...



and when everyone else lost interest, the artist went to town...


and created the most beautiful gingerbread house we had ever seen!


Baking with Roxi makes any Monday more fun! We ended our day with a new, and hopefully continuous, tradition. I bought Carter this Nativity today...

It is interactive and takes place over seven nights in December. It seems like such a great way to teach her about the story surrounding Christ's birth...

And just in case your wondering where the bruise on her forehead came from, that was also courtesy of sweet Aunt Kim. It was an accident and it was all in good fun...but, it was also a doozy....

It's ok Kimmi, it happens to the best of us.

I can't help but think about the time Nate lifted our sweet baby's head into the fan that was spinning over our table while we sat and ate lunch on the Riverwalk shortly after she was born...oh the horror!! Happy Monday everyone!

Dear Daddy, I miss you!! I've been "playing" daddy with everyone lately. I make them pretend they are you and it is so much fun! I also tell Roxi when she kisses my forehead that, "My daddy gives me kisses like that." Thanks for loving me...I love you too! XOXO Carter

4 comments:

Elaine and Shawn said...

Looks like you guys are having fun at home. I can't wait until Caleb is old enough to actually do things with him...instead of watching him sleep! Shawn was pretty excited he got to talk to Nate the other night. I thought that was pretty cool!

Molly said...

those look like awesome gingerbread men! and what a great smile that Carter has! I will take one of those smiles when y'all return :)

JANELLE said...

It so fun to see Carter and how happy she is! Your mom's house must be non stop fun!!! I love the gingerbread house - I havent found one yet that Connor can decorate - I might just have to make it - RATS!!!
We miss you! - Love the brown hair by the way!! You always seem to come back with a new do from Texas - so fun!!!

sam said...

I love the gingerbread house...we must be on the same wavelength because Granny Smith just created one with Miss K. I hope you guys are doing good. It looks like your truly enjoying your time with your family. Have a beautiful Christmas!

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