Sunday, March 04, 2012

Carter turns 8!

I can't believe my baby boy is 8! The day started off with THREE Ego waffles for breakfast. He normally eats 2, but lately he's been saying, "For my birthday can I have 3 waffles?" Such a birthday wish, but he was so excited when he saw the stack and ate every bite. I guess he's a growing boy.

We ended up having his party at the aquatic center.

It was a double party for he and his pal Jaxon. Their birthdays are only one day apart, so we decided that since we'd basically be inviting the same kids, we'd just do it all in one whack. We ended up inviting all the boys from their school class and basketball team.

We had pizza, presents and cake the hour before the pool opened. It was A LOT of boys in a little room. And they were fit to be tied to have to wait to go swimming.

But they did find some fun in the present opening. Here's Carter getting a remote controlled helicopter. He's wanted one for a very long time. He saved some chore money and bought one before, but Alyssa took it for it's maiden voyage and wrecked it before Carter even had a chance to fly it. So he was super excited about getting a new one.

And then it was time for the pool!

There was a rousing game of basketball.

Halle and her friend Taylor wanted an action shot of them jumping into the pool.

Alyssa did a great job entertaining Kate and Jaxon's little sister Ava. Which meant I didn't even have to get in the pool. (And this picture sort of freaks me out, I can't tell if that kid in the front is underwater or if my camera blurred weird.)

And one of my favorite pictures of the night, Carter's friend Wynter jumping off the high dive. I love his perfect form and laugh every time I see this picture.

Everyone had a great time, and Carter wore himself right out. He came home and promptly fell asleep on the couch. It was a birthday success!

4 comments:

Willy Happy Mama said...

Happy Birthday to Carter! I can't believe your baby boy is baptized now! Congrats! You're getting old. ;)

Deanna said...

what a fun party!!! Happy Birthday, Carter!!

becky ward said...

happy birthday carter! looks like it was perfect.

Aunt Betty said...

Yep, that is a freaky pic of the illusive swimmer in the underwater! Professional swim cap and all, what the heck? Coud it be a ghost of swimmer's past? All in all, looks fun, but would have been way too stressful with all those little swimmer's! I'm too paranoid to handle that kind of party, Elena, you are the woman, Super mom! Oh, and the pic of Carter with the water ball is awesome!