S: CARSON: THE NEXT 4 YEARS
2: You climbed so high, you touched the sky- and nearly climbed off the page.! An egg hunt in the Bog Garden was fun and fruitful.! No, there were no eggs this high in the tree, but you guys had a blast climbing it.!
3: Wonder who ate the bunny ear?
4: Rosie... | This sweet, little girl was your first crush...Everything was 'Rosie, Rosie, Rosie'. You always acted so silly when she was around. Anything you did (usually flinging yourself on the ground haphazardly) made her giggle uncontrollably. Oh, so sweet! Alas, Rosie was one of the older ABC girls and moved on to kindergarten during your last year of preschool. Perhaps your paths will cross again one day...
5: Gillian, Grayson, Jonas, You, Jeffrey, Rosie and Esmae | Spring 2010
6: Hanging Rock | 2010
10: Pouring A super fun activity where you mix food coloring in water, stir in salt, sprinkles, rice, pop rocks and make a crazy concoction. Then you pour it into various cups or transfer it via turkey baster to a new location. Usually your hands match the color of your creation!
11: Just look at how proud the three of you are of your hard work toilet papering Papa's front yard. How long do you think it will take him to notice? He he he he he he.........
12: EST BUDDIES | There is a special bond between you and your Papa that is so strong. It makes my heart sing.
13: Glad you wore your climbing | shoes!?!? | Lake Brandt 2010
14: 'Shark Boy and Lava Girl' has been one of your all time favorite movies, and inspiration for swimming attire. (Shark Boy grew up to become a werewolf in the Twilight saga- hhmmm...)
16: Buddy the Elf sighting in China! | Had to find something to do for 17 hours in Economy seating!!!! | FLYING OVER THE NORTH POLE!!! | Buddy the Elf sighting in China
17: The | Great | Wall | of | China | flying | kites
18: Super steep, uneven steps, sticky, heavy air, amazing views, to be standing here on the Great Wall of China.
23: GIANT !!!! | world's BEST popsicles | Cotton Candy | OODLES of CHINESE NOODLES FUN, FUN, FUN
24: APPARENTLY, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF CHINESE WHO HAVE NEVER SEEN AMERICANS. IF THEY HAD, THEY STILL ASKED FOR PHOTOGRAPHS. 'PAPPARAZZI' FOLLOWED US EVERYWHERE. WE THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY-IT ANGERED EMILY. SHE WOULD YELL AT THEM (IN CHINESE) TO LEAVE US ALONE. | I COULD GET USED TO THIS
25: A FEW EXTRA HIGHLIGHTS: | THE FORBIDDEN CITY SLEEPY KIDS | Right at Home in Beijing | Do you remember the name of this street? | Hungry?
26: Back to school....last year of preschool, Carsi!
27: SHOES. CONVERSE. THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE.
28: What else is there to say?
29: Yeah, I'm a fan!
31: Target Practice @ the Cub Scout Camp Out. You had some good hits! Unfortunately, some of the scouts made fun of your hair- it was after this trip that you decided to cut it short . Fall 2010
33: Mom is 36
35: !VIRGINIA CREEPER- 17 MILES (SINGLE SPEED 12 INCH BIKE)
38: FRESH AIR THOUSANDS OF PEDAL ROTATIONS CHRISTMAS TREE CAMPING = 1 TIRED BOY.
39: air. It has become your trademark. You have an unwavering sense of style defined by you. Over the past few years, you grew it out because a rock stars' hair HAS to move. Anyway, over the scout camping weekend, a mean Cub Scout called you a 'girl'. At that moment you wanted your hair cut short and never looked back. You had some beautiful hair...Salon Bleu here we come. | W | A | H | - | L | A | H
40: Cha, Cha, Cha !!! Oooh, La, La!!! H-III-YY-AAA!!!
41: Birthday Boy!!! | The party at Tumblebees was a | hit! Mr. Potato Head was the life of the party until it was time to eat....Flavia made the most delicious cake, ever! Mr. | Potato Head took one for the team, and for that, we thank him!
45: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE wOODS TO AUNT BARBRA'S HOUSE WE GO!
47: The week before Christmas, we braved the NYC streets with our cousins. It was CRAZY packed. People were everywhere, you could barely turn around. We made it to Dylan's Candy Shop- wall to ceiling- nothin' but candy. Sweet!
49: 2 0 1 1
50: HAIR. SHORT. RED. PERMANENT. TRUE.
51: SHORT HAIR. RED HAIR. PERMANENT. TRUE. | jets | '11
52: First Friend Sleepover - Miles at our house, you on the floor!!! ....He, He, He.... Spring 2011 | Community Helpers or Village People? | Best Primrose Chums Will, Carson and Bryson
53: March 2011 Location: Soccer Field, GSO Conversation: Mom and Car Details: sideline potty break Car: People are all different. Some are brown and have a cool voice when they sing. Some people can't talk well and they have to hold a remote control on their neck to talk. Mom: So do any white people have a cool voice? Car: Well, they do...It's just that some brown guys' voices are one step cooler. | Example of random toys you leave around EVERYWHERE : )
55: 5k RUNWAY | ON THE | ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!!! We ran the 1 mile fun run and you ran the whole way, hardly ever stopping. Maybe we'll run a marathon together one day! | weird-o's! | April 2011
56: oys will be boys...
57: Little Mason was born on April 15, 2011. He is a sweet, cozy guy and loved to be held by his big cousins. Landon LOVES his big cousins, too--- slow-motion baseball, wrestling and goofing around are his favorite things to do with you, You guys have many great times ahead..........
59: The d.c. airshow was amazing. Those jets flew so fast and would go screaming overhead- so incredibly loud. Some would come up from behind without us knowing. That was unbelievably thrilling. at times, the jets would race towards each other and then dart out of the way just in time.
60: **PRE-K ** PRIMROSE NEW IRVING PARK GRADUATES BRYSON WILL CARSON JUNE 4, 2011 | Frosting faces! | Ms. Mahone | Mrs. Ramey
61: ***LUCAS & CARSON***
63: You are done with preschool! You are so ready for kindergarten-you'll be joining Ben at Canterbury this fall. During your graduation ceremony, you counted to 20 in Spanish. You are destined for great things.We are with you all the way.
64: Meet OLLIE We drove over an hour away (partly because Mom got lost) to pick up this sweet little thing. You and Ben held her all the way home. She was Daddy's 37th birthday surprise, and boy was he ever. WHAT IS THAT??? He said with a grin and named her after his favorite boy name: Oscar. (Better her than me)
65: and CARLY She is doing her best to be a big sister to Ollie. Poor Carly's curly tail is Ollie's favorite chew toy. Carly has had to set her straight a few times. You claim Carly to be yours and named her after your girl crush iCarly.
70: Daddy had an awesome time coaching your Bitty Ball Team!
71: C & M Spring 2011
72: A trip to the icy cold mountain water at Sculptured Rocks. Here our shadows look over the bridge at people way down there. You and Ben rock-climbed through the river- the water had an emerald hue and was super clear. | 1,2,3...JUMP! And jump you did, off an 8-10 ft high ledge, floaties and all, to Spider Dan who was waiting for you down below! Oh, yeah! | NEW HAMPSHIRE SUMMER 2011
74: RYE BEACH, NH 2011
75: WON 25 BARS OF CANDY!!!
80: Movie night at Lake Jeanette Pool is outta this world!!!
81: You became a fish this summer(2011) and a master cannonball splasher!!!
82: DADDY WOULD THROW YOU SO HIGH! AS LONG AS YOU HAD THOSE GOGGLES ON, YOU WERE READY FOR FLIGHT. | GOOD THING FOR THOSE HIGH-FLYING NINJA MOVES- OTHERWISE YOUR SWIM TRUNKS MIGHT HAVE LANDED IN THE WATER BEFORE YOU DID!!!
83: FIRST-EVER DIVING BOARD JUMP | NOT SO SURE THIS WAS HOW YOUR SWIM COACH TAUGHT YOU TO FLOAT.....
84: Have no fear, Aquaman is here... | Here I come to save the day...
86: A Chalk Mommy and Carson. Notice the chalk mohawk.! And what is going on with Mommy's hair? *Yikes*!!!
88: August 2011
89: Throwing goldfish to the seagulls was more fun than...
90: SALT WATER UP THE NOSE!!!
91: After recovering from the wickedness of the ocean, life was, at once, good again.
92: A whole bag of goldfish tossed, one by one, in the air.
93: (Not one hit the ground.) | ...not one hit the ground.
96: Kindergarten @Canterbury Ms. Overby's Class | 2011-2012
100: The Jets Coached by Juan Hernandez. You and your team mates have played together on the same team since you were little | Your rival, Miles "Finchy".
101: TUFF GUY with TATTOOS | (temporary)
103: APPLE PICKING AND TIRE SWINGING
104: One morning before school, I heard you and your brother giggling. In the bathroom, I found your spraying your bottom with cologne! What on earth?! "Mommy, I might have to ride a horse today, and I don't want my butt to smell like a horse after..." | Carter Warrick's birthday party
105: what's a happenin' hot stuff? | This gal poked her head in our window at the drive-thru zoo!
107: Today it's your birthday! Daddy was there by Skype.
109: Friends sprinkled with a little dress-up flavor!
110: The Ninja used his stealth tactics to score his candy loot!
111: Carsonisms "Why is a cupcake and cupcake and a muffin a muffin, but they are basically the same thing?" "Indians are real because they got a wife, money and then a house." "Why is it you can see fog in the distance, but not where you are standing?" Betinkle: a word to describe decorating clothing with beads and gems using a machine. You mean bedazzle? "Oh, yeah!" Carson talking about plans to fancy up his first fedora. Asked Carson to empty the dishwasher. "No, I can't. I really, really want to finish this picture for Daddy. But thank you, anyway, for asking me." "THAT is an AWESOME car, MOMMY!" @ the corner of Church and Pisgah Church St.
112: Kersey Valley Corn Maize THE WINNING TEAM!
117: ne night while reading Matilda by Dahl, a line used the words 'shut up ' and 'stupid'. You told me you wished the book was written in pencil so you could erase the bad words.
118: We were chosen out of the whole crowd to stand at the side line during kick-off. Will Jordan's mom saw us up on the JUMBO-TRON!
119: WAKE vs VT Wake lost but we still had fun
120: Thanksgiving in Delaware Mama Net style! Andrew is your buddy! (They have the BEST Thanksgiving Subs) | HUT- HUT- HIKE
121: We helped pick out their Christmas tree and you boys played tag amongst the fragrant pines.
122: Adventures with Ted E. Bear | This fuzzy guy gets around! Through the year, he gets to spend time and travel with each person in Miss Overby's class. You got to have him for Christmas! | making cookies | ripping open gifts | decorating the tree | watching the Christmas play | s h o p p i n g
123: s h o p p i n g | hanging with Beck
124: Dear sAnta- I wAnT a box full of caNdy canes, ......... ................................ xoxo- caRSon
125: YO! YO! YO! Santa, what's up?! You gotta have my boys on that list of yours! Look under the J's- they should be right there.! We sent a letter...
126: Cookies were made, reindeer food sprinkled, The lights on our tree, My! how they twinkled! A few Christmas stories by warm fire glow, then, off! it was, to bed we go. Woke up (too) early to see if he'd been here.. Of course, he was, you were good all year! The grown-ups couldn't possibly stay longer in bed, Not with two ready boys screaming off their heads! Red stockings were sagging, they were so full, Presents were everywhere, shreds of paper flew! Did you get what you asked for? in that letter you sent? Turn the page now, hope he understood what you meant...... | EVE of the 24th
128: i think so!
129: HALLEILUJA! HALLEILUJA! HALLEILUJA! HALLEILUJA! HA-LLEI-LU-JA!
131: BUCKEYE DONUTS | FORT RAPIDS | AWESOME COUSINS | IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS! | ................................... | +
133: 2 0 1 2
134: R | These
135: Flashlight Navy Seals with Fairen and Sylvia | Pick Up Sticks with Jack at the Farmer's | Every -Last-Bit Snowball Fight with Grandma and SpiderDan | Gotcha! | 'field-ice-skating at 11 Elm Street | one exhausted Car
136: Y M C A | 2 0 1 2 | What ever happened to those glasses, CAR?
137: JAM sessions with Mr. Foster
138: and when it got too cold to play, tailgate DS was on!!! | Kid's bowl i was a victory all around! fumbles, friends and food kept our minds off how cold it was outside!!!!!!! next year we'll order warmer weather!
139: Children in wonderful sight | nature is a | Yeah, as long as they don't touch my birthday nuts!!!!!
140: =$33.00 quiet a profit! | On a rather cold and blustery EARLY spring Sunday, C & M decide to sell lemonade and leftover Girl Scout cookies. Fair warning of the less-than-optimal selling conditions was . taken without heed. After several drive-by's, you two came up with a marketing strategy. Miles ran back and forth along the sidewalk shouting "Lemonade for Free! Only $1.00!", while you jammed out your rhythm on | the driveway. People flocked, gave hefty donations for a song and some neighbor girls sang your praises. And, in the end.... | ...DRUM ROLL, PLEASE...
141: The Jets keep flying with Capt'n Juan! | Spring session 2012
142: sweet little | candy-loving MONSTERS | who I love with all my 'MOMZILLA" heart!
143: B R O T H E R S
144: Spring Break | A driving tour of the Southeast
146: Harry Potter World
148: Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Clancy
150: COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG | The site of many battles vs. the Red Coats. Mrs. Speckhard fostered your love of Revolutionary War history. Felicity stories were a hit. So we decided to take a trip... | "When we go to Williamsburg, I want to dress up as a 1700's Patriot. And I want to bring a horse. When we get to the park, I'll get on the horse and they'll think I'm from the 1700's." What kind of horse? "A real one." How will we get a horse? "Well, we can just rent one for a day or two."
151: "Hey! It smells weird in here!", said Carson as he was taking off his shirt. | "Daddy, I like your garlic 'nuts' better." Carson eating dinner at the Corner Slice. "Car, I think you meant to say, "knots"?" "Oh, yeah! Right!" | "I'm not crying. I just really, really want to start learning quick now, so I don't have to take harder cooking classes later." Carson moping because I am teaching Ben how to make jello.
152: Our friend, Drew, got us a rare, inside look at the White House.
153: A quick trip to OH in July; Aunt Sarah's 21st birthday and fading purple hair.
154: Cinderella | You did a 2 week production camp at the Community Theater of Greensboro. | You loved the eye liner and asked if I'd buy you some. You told your mirror image how good your eyes looked. When I said no, you said, "well how about Halloween and when I play drums?" No make up. You are to young.
155: I know these pics are out of time order, but, hey; mice, Disney. It works.
158: MOMZILLA'S SUPER SUMMER CAMP | We had an action packed week of camp by me, Momzilla! Each day had a theme and water play, snacks and a movie in addition to activities scheduled for the day. It was a hit!
160: Frog Hunting on the Farm with Landon | You and Ben helped Landon see that playing and learning to swim is fun. By the end of the week he was jumping in!
161: Baby Reese is so cuddly! This was our first time meeting her. Here, she was 2 weeks old! | Mason looks so serious here. But he loves to laugh and run after the big boys. I have a feeling it won't be long before he catches up!
162: BAR HARBOR | R O C K S
163: solo kayaking Crazy vampire hair after swimming | Rock jumping at Long Pond a good day with cousins | Collecting moss on a hike Naked sail boarding skinny dipping in Echo Lake
164: While we were up north, Papa was summering there, so we got to spend time with him!
165: It's that time, again...what a wonderful summer we had together! | Mrs. Armstrong is your first grade teacher. | And a visit to your old teacher, 'Mrs. Clancy'
166: Some, kind, 1st graders helping me make play huts for Pre-K | Beautiful stained reflections at Chapel | Handsome boys
167: JETS | You're a an all- around player. You are fast on defense, getting the hang of slide tackling, and spot-on when it comes to scoring hat tricks! You're going to give indoor soccer a shot this year!
168: Jets spring 2012
169: Handsome Boys
170: Leaves aren't so fun to rake,
171: the piles someone else worked hard to make are the bomb diggity! | -BUT-
176: Halloween at school- first graders dressed all in blue to celebrate Pablo Picasso's birthday. Ben's grade came as pirates, as they were studying the North Carolina coast and lighthouses.
177: Your self portrait was selected for Gallery hanging! | A school work sample:
178: 12/01/2012 Lost First Tooth Reward= $10 buckaroo's
179: You picked out our Christmas tree this year. Ben picked one out for upstairs and Mr. Sneak got a little carried away with his mischievous self...
181: ...to be continued... | P.S. WHAT EVER YOU DO, DON'T TURN THE PAGE...