Thursday, September 23, 2010


Well. So much for me being a better blogger. Ok, I am doing BETTER... but I am trying, so I guess that counts for something. August and September went SO fast! I can't believe how quickly time passes! We had a great summer, and here are a few photos to prove it! :)

Grandma and Grandpa Carter came to play for a couple days. We had so much fun with them! They even went to the zoo with us!
We discovered the Boise Saturday Market! It's not as large as Portland's, but David and I really had a great time.

So this was my personal favorite part of the market. This was a little family that was playing guitar and singing, and doing it well! Very Joan Baez & Bob Dillon-esque. The cutest part was the mom had a little baby strapped to her chest who slept through most of it, and the 2 older kids were clapping along sitting quietly behind the parents. I just loved this. I thought it was so cool and made me feel like I was in the 60's. :)

And yes, it's david's WORST nightmare come true... RILEY HAS STARTED MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!! Here she is getting ready for her "meet and greet".

 And getting her locket assignment... Don't you just love the look of ALMOST annoyance? Like she's thinking "Come on Mom... leave me alone and quit taking pictures!!!"

And with the all important Student Body Card. WOW. I am officially OLD!

 One sunny August morning, I woke up to this....

Our GORGEOUS tree fell during a windstorm! I was SO sad! I loved the way it looked waving prettily in front of the house. Sigh. STUPID WIND!

And here's Jack at the Open House for KINDERGARTEN!!!! Yes, you read that right, kingergartern! I know, I know, I don't know where the time went either! He's SO BIG!! He obviously was a little excited... LOL!!

Here's his cubby... I thought it was really cute, they had us color a picture of his hand and my hand to put up to show them where their cubby was. I made sure that I was holding Jack's hand in it. :)

While school shopping, I couldn't pass this up. Yes, I have turned into that person. The one who dresses up her dog. Maybe it's the fact that Jack has "left the nest"... I dunno... but it's pretty funny! The kids in the Utah neighborhood used to call Broozer DEVIL DOG, so he HAD to have this little hat.

And the first day of school arrived. Now, usually this is where you would see pictures of the kids in front of thier school, or with their teacher... but MY mean kids didn't want me driving them on their first day! WHAT???? Evidentally they are too cool to have mom take them, so they rode the bus.

Note the SLEEPY look on their faces!! Riley has to catch the bus at 7:15! She's a little too much like me to be happy about that. We Carter ladies LOVE our sleep!I love that Harris is trying to not smile, but he can't help it. :)

And here's a biy who NEVER tries not to smile. I don't think he can help it. You pretty much always know where you stand with Jack. No surprises, he shows EVERYTHING on his face.

Check out his leg... he's SO TOTALLY posing! HAHAH! This is his "apple" for the teacher. It's hand sanitizer! CUTE, huh?

LOVE this smile!


Now, you are NOT seeing things. Yes, we are in Idaho, and yes, that is Kasey and Courtney! They surprised me for my borthday and drove up to see me! :)  :)  :) I cannot put enought smiley faces on that one.

And here's Bill the bus driver. He is SO STINKING cute! I love him! He totally breaks the rules and picks up Jack right in front of the house instead of at the corner. So nice of him! Jack is like a little superstar on the bus. He gets on and it's like NORM at Cheers! "Jack! Jack! Sit here Jack!" It warms my heart knowing he has little friends already!

I will get to September soon! I PROMISE! :)