Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chest Bumps

About a week ago, Carter came up to me and said, "I want to jump up."

I said, "Ok. Jump up."

His reply? "No, Mommy, like this."

He proceeded to hold his arms over his head, his hands in fists, and jump up pushing his chest out.

Me: "You want to do a chest bump?"

C: "Yes."

Me: "Where have you seen that?"

C: "When they play football and they win."

It was so matter-of-fact, I couldn't even laugh. It continually amazes me what they pick up on.

Here are some action shots of the chest bumping.

The approach
the bump
the landing

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fun Birthday Party

Today, we went to the Mc.Wane Center to celebrate HG's birthday. HG is a precious friend from Carter's class at school. He has been excited about her birthday party all weekend. So, after church and a visit from Uncle Steve and Aunt Emily, Carter and I headed out to the party.

HG was VERY excited about her princess cake. I must say, it was very impressive and VERY yummy!
Carter was pretty excited about it too!!! He was lovin' his party hat! He kept taking it off, putting it on and then tried to make it into a unicorn horn.
After the party part was over, we got to enjoy the center at our leisure. I am sad to admit that this was the first time I have been there since we moved back. Although we used to be regulars at the's Museum in Indy, I just haven't managed to get my act together enough to get Carter down to the Mc.Wane Center.

His favorite parts were the submarine (which he kept calling a spaceship) in the Kindergarten and under area and the trains.

This is Carter trying to get in the tank with the fish...hilarious!

Practicing being a paleontologist...
Letting a butterfly land on his shoulder!
Thanks, HG, for letting us celebrate your birthday with you! We had a great time! Carter especially loved getting to explore the Mc.Wane Center for the first time with so many of his friends!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Phone Photos

I have been meaning to post these for a while, but they were on my phone, so it has taken me a while to remember to upload them.

The Friday before Halloween, Callen's class had their Halloween party. I got there probably about 5 minutes after it had officially started and this is what I found:

Callen was perfectly content sitting at the table with her friends, eating cheese puffs and a cupcake. When I walked in, she started shoveling her cupcake in double-time...afraid that it was time to go home and that she'd have to leave some behind.

She was so proud of herself! And please take note: she is indeed the only child in the class whose shirt has been removed!!!
Also, later that weekend, we went to a friend's house. Callen had her first experience in the bounce house {much earlier than Carter had his...if you'll recall the fall festival post}, and she LOVED it. At one point, the entire Willis clan were the only ones in the bounce house and we all had a ball!