Friday, December 29, 2006


Today is Carter's eighth birthday. Eight whole years. I'm not going to lie. Carter has been a handful most of his eight years. But I love him.
Carter has been an instigator. He has made messes (i.e., smearing feces all over himself, numerous times -- the old tiff file won't upload). He has gotten into a lot of trouble. I have wanted to send him back many, many times. But ... he's mine and I truly adore him.
He is sweet and sensitive. He is smart. He is funny. He is silly. He has his own style of clothing and decorating. He loves all boy things. He is helpful. He is observant.
I love you, Carter, and I'm so happy that you're here. I wish you many, many more happy birthdays.
(Carter requested the red and blue crown -- his two favorite colors. It is reversible, too. Blue with red sides.)


laeroport said...

Happy Birthday, Carter! Eliot is turning out to be a little bit of an instigator/troublemaker/ornery boy. Any suggestions?

capello said...

Happy birthday Carter!

(good thing we live so far apart. he and griffin could get into a world of trouble together.)

kirsten said...

Happy Birthday, big guy! 8 - big things coming up, huh?

(you seem to have a lot of winter birthdays at your house!)

nikki said...

Happy Birthday Carter!
lol @ his own style of clothes. I remember well the boots he wore every day at preschool.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Carter! Wow 8 years old!
Love the crown. :)

Emily said...

I know I am a day late, but the Happy Birthday wishes are still true. Way to go Carter!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

Our Pirate party was a HOOT!!!! I will try and load the pictures on my site in an album thing to the side... hilarious!!!!!

Karyn said...

I hope Carter had a great day!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to you...CHA CHA CHA

Kelli said...

YAY! I swear, every time I turn around there is a sweet child at your house celebrating a birthday. Do you ever have a hard time keeping up?