Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ben's Birthday Party

Ben turns 7 on Wednesday

We celebrated this weekend with a family party.
He wanted a Star Wars theme, so we did our best.  Jenn created an incredible R2D2 cake, and had a life-sized (cardboard) Darth Vader to greet people at the door.
Ben walked around saying he was Old Ben Kenobi while Cloudy followed him saying "I'm Cloudy Kenobi" 

Darth Matt, Clone Trooper Ben, Darth Cloudy, and Aunt Yoda posing with Darth Vader

Ben and his R2-cake

Everyone enjoyed Pool Time! 

Matt and Ben 

Brittany with their dog Dusty 
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Umpahs 95th Birthday


Photos from one of our cameras have been loaded to the carter.albums
Click this link and it should direct you there.

Loved seeing everyone.. I've managed to wash all laundry and catch up on yard work.  Today I baked 8 cakes.. made 3 batches of icing and started assembly of Ben's birthday cake for Saturday.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lake Day

Today we ventured out to a different lake in the area (after Pete was fish-slapped in the face on Friday it might be a while bf I agree to ski at Eagle Mountain again).
We hit the state park at Lake Ray Roberts and it didn't disappoint. The water was clean, the camping looked wonderful, and the park was nice. We found a few different coves to ski. Well, for Ben to ski. He was a complete ski-hog today. When I finally convinced him to give me a turn I dropped about a minute in the run and the boat sputtered because we were out of fuel. So I had to forego my turn so we'd have enough g
as to get back.

W'll definitely be back there again.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Today when I handed Cloudy a handful of M&Ms he gave me all the browns ones back and said he didn't like the chocolate ones. :) (he ate the rest)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's cloudy!

We were looking through pictures the other day and Cloudy thought this one was of him and Jacob!
I never thought Cloudy looked so much like Peter before.

Best brother E.V.E.R.

the shrapnel from our neighbors fourth of July party was pretty severe.  I employed Benjamin to assist me in clean up duties and the next thing i know he's zipping up and down the drive on his Heeley's dragging the broom.  Not sure if it was the most effective route, but he was helping without squawking.

I'm aware of the minimal time I spend reading to Cloudy, and it alarms me at times.  Then I realize, when I am not reading to Cloudy, Benjamin is! 
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Couldn't be happier!

A great afternoon at the lake , and a short run with Ben this evening!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

the Fourth

First:  I had to show that we started the kids early with some good ole RummiKube.

Today was very low-key for this bunch.  We swam, ate, swam, ate, and watched other people burn explosions (still burning explosions as I type at 11:30pm).


Happy Fourth! 
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

4 little special boys... making some special noise

These guys are CRAZY!

more pictures here..

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