December 25, 2008

Carter's Trip to the Zoo

Carter received some Christmas money from his grandparents, and we chose to purchase a year's pass to the Central Florida Zoo. We took Carter there this past weekend, and we all had a great time. I can't wait to see the changes in his reactions throughout the year as he becomes more aware of the animals.

Here Carter is feeding the "nice" goat. Carter got scared by the goat after he feed her and tried to eat all the animal food himself.
This is a Zebu. Still not sure what a Zebu is, but it looks like a cross between a cow and a horse. This Zebu was small. The other Zebu's head was up to my shoulders! There tongues were very slimy and their noses were very snotty (kinda like Carter).

This is the "mean" goat. We weren't fast enough feeding him, so the goat decided to repeatedly ram the fence with his large horns. We quickly left to feed the "nice" goat and the zebus again.
These are spotted leopards. The one on the ground kept pacing the fence. We think he wanted Carter for a light snack, so we kept our distance.

Maude and Mary are the two elephants at the zoo, and they have been together since the 1970's. Carter didn't really care about the elephants, but he spent 20 minutes climbing up and down the steps of this wooden picture. He should have been hired as the official elephant section greeter because he said hi to about 20 people as they passed by.

Merry Christmas

Our families traveled in different directions this year, so we celebrated Christmas three different times. Here are our favorite pictures from the past couple weeks. Merry Christmas!

Carter at the Polar Express exhibit at Sea World.

Uncle Ryan and Aunt Kelly gave him a motorcycle for Christmas! Vroom-Vroom! (Sorry it's sideways. I couldn't figure out how to turn it around.)

Grandma and Bob (Granddaddy's new name) Meeks gave him a climbing set. His favorite thing to do is stand at the top and "stomp, stomp, stomp".

Wrigley decided the climbing set looked fun too.

We should have just bought Carter boxes.

This animals sang "Jingle Bells" everyday for at least 3o minutes.

Can't wait to pack them up soon!

Carter seeing the tree on Christmas morning.

It is much better to sit on the presents to open them.

December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

On Saturday, we went for our annual picture with Santa. We have tried to prepare Carter for this day since Thanksgiving. Carter can point out Santa anywhere, loves to say Santa's name, and can even say "Ho, Ho, Ho". Steve even took him to the mall a few times to just look at Santa.
I guess nothing can prepare a one year old for actually sitting with Santa. The funny thing is, as he sat in Santa's lap, he yelled "Santa" in a frantic voice. Another memory to add to his scrapbook. :) Merry Christmas!

December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

One thing Steve and I are thankful for is that Carter is a good eater. He eats breakfast at home, breakfast again at daycare, double lunches, 2 snacks, and dinner in one day. At daycare, the teachers made a "Thankful Turkey", and Carter's feather said he was thankful for extra food. So, we were very excited about his first "real" Thanksgiving this year.
The Wagganer's and the Meeks' families got together at our house to celebrate. We had our traditional meal full of casseroles, bread, and of course, turkey.

Carter did not want any of those casseroles or that bread. He wanted TURKEY! I think he probably at 4 pieces of the turkey breast himself!
We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. We are looking forward to Santa this month!