Friday was such a fun day with Carter. I was glad that Travis and I were able to spend a few hours with just him. I think sometimes he feels he gets the short end of the stick, with all our attention on Tucker. He was thrilled to go to the circus. He couldn't wait to see the elephants and tigers.
We dropped Tucker off with Granny, and we were on our way. As we were driving down the back roads heading towards the interstate Carter said, "Momma, that water slide (the road) keeps getting dry before we get there!" I was so confused. For the life of me I had no idea where this comment came from. There was a car ahead of us and Carter said, "see, that Car went through the water on the slide (the road) but when we get there the water is all gone!" Travis and I just looked at each other so puzzled. Carter then said, "look, look, there it is!" We looked ahead of us and on the road we saw the heat waves that do look like water puddles if you think about it. We just laughed, and then explained to him what it was. I still don't understand why the road was considered a water slide, but whatever!
Unfortunately for, on our way to the circus we had to make a detour to take care of some business, and he was a little irritated that we weren't going straight to the circus. We had to go to the beach to take care of this business, which meant we had to take the interstate which we don't normally travel. We were going to the 'busy' side of our city and Carter has never been that way. When we exited the interstate, on to another busy highway we had to make a huge circle on the off ramp. As we continued around Carter pipes up from the backseat and says, "how do we get off of here Dad?!" Again, another funny Carter comment. I just chuckled to myself because I suppose our little country boy is somewhat sheltered! :) We arrived at the office, and Carter made sure to tell everyone there that he was going to the circus to see elephants. Our appointment didn't take long, thank goodness!
We were finally on our way to the circus for real this time. Travis had me doing the driving since we were cutting it close on time. I had two backseat drivers... I think they were both a little scared, LOL!!! When we pulled in at the arena, Carter's excitement was busting out of the truck! He was unbuckling his seatbelt, jabbering about anything and everything and it was almost like he'd eaten a dozen chocolate candies! Walking to the arena, I couldn't help but smile. He's such a blessing and his excitement and the smile on his face really makes all the chaotic days as a momma worth every minute!
We found our seats and they were allowing the kids to come down and meet the clowns, and try on costumes and a lot of other fun stuff. We walked down but once we made it there, Carter wanted nothing to do with anything that was going on. So we climbed the stairs back to our seats and waited patiently for the show to begin. His eyes were so busy trying to keep up with everything that was going on. It was nothing but amazement, he was even sitting still he was so amazed.
It was time. The lights dimmed, and the music started to play. By this point Carter was on the edge of his seat. Out came every clown, every animal, people on stilts, beautiful costumes, funny cars, you name it... we saw it. The elephants were by far his favorite. He also really enjoyed the motorcycles that get into the round ball. Yeah, those guys scared the heebie jeebies out of me! They started out with three, no big deal... I could see how that would work. They moved up to four, then five, they ended up with SEVEN motorcycles in that one little ball. I won't lie, I was nervous, I was nauseous and all I could think is my son is fixing to witness a huge mess!!!
One of my favorite shows was the people who were able to balance each other on their stomachs, or one handed. It was insane!! There were three women and I promise you they could move in ways I didn't think were possible. They honestly must not have a backbone, or hipbones, or any joint that normal humans have!! All I could think was, I would be broken into a million pieces!! There were two brothers that could lift each other with one arm. Another man and woman, and she supported all of his weight on her legs while squatting, and then balanced all of the mans weight on her stomach while squatting. I can't explain it, you just have to see it for yourself.
I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with Carter. It's so much fun to watch him enjoy new things. Watching him on Friday really made me realize that he's growing up too quick. I'd love to just stall the hands of time for a bit and not let him grow anymore, but I know I have to. Next year, I'm sure Tucker will enjoy the show too!! I am one blessed momma, that's for sure! I LOVE YOU CARTER BUG xoxo
I am a wife & mother. My husband is Travis and we have two beautiful boys, Carter and Tucker, that bring us more joy than we ever dreamed possible!These three consume my life and I am so grateful that God has allowed me to be a part of their lives. Travis is an amazing husband. He deals with my moody self with no complaints! Carter is a loving, happy, and on the go six year old. He makes us smile regardless of the situation. Tucker is our shy guy, but don't let the shyness fool you he's a firecracker underneath! His giggle is contagious, his eyes sparkle, and he gives the sweetest kisses! My family is pretty much my life, all the other stuff are extra blessings. I started this blog as a reminder to myself the days I wish to remember.
I started blogging in April of 2008. I wasn't really sure of what I was doing when I started this whole thing or whether or not I'd even stick with it. Looking back over the past year, I am so grateful that I jotted down the little memories that make up our life. The days pass so quickly I don't want to forget the funny little things that my children say or the moments that brought smiles to my face, or the bumps in the road that made my faith stronger. Blogging has become a part of my routine. I enjoy looking back and reading things that happened weeks back, and also sharing what's going on in our lives with my family & friends.
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I thank God for my husband, Travis, each and every day. I love the way he puts up with my quirky ways and loves me regardless. He is a true blessing, and my life would not be complete without him. I LOVE YOU TRAV!
Our little cowboy
My oldest son, Carter. Six years old and full of energy and spunk. Each day is bright and fresh with this child, full of questions and a little heart that over flows with love. He's funny, sweet, and brings more smiles to my life then I ever dreamed possible!!! I LOVE YOU MORE CARTER!!!
Cowboy in training....
My little Tucker, a.k.a Tucker Bear, is such a little firecracker!! He is shy at times but when it's just us at home, expect the unexpected!!! He loves to sing. He loves to do whatever his Daddy and brother are doing. His eyes sparkle like stars and he gives the sweetest kisses. He's the life of the party, too! Twinkle, twinkle... I love you!