The Carter Family

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A Splashin' Fool in David's Pool

Published by Gabe, Amber, Jada and Micah Carter under on 7:29 PM
Jada LOVED splashing in David's new pool today. They were hilarious together. Jada was going to town splashing as hard and fast as possible while David had one arm over the edge of the pool lounging, just trying to relax. He looked over at Becky like, "Mom, what is she doing? Can't she see that she is making a mess while I'm trying to take it easy over here?". At a couple points, he tried escaping the pool- no doubt because his friend was a splashin' fool. :-)

Well, I think this means that Jada needs her own kiddie pool for home. She could have splashed for hours, but we ran out of playtime. Oh yeah, when I leaned her back, she showed off her crazy kicking skills too! She's a water baby, that's for sure!

I forgot my good camera, but here are some fun shots from my phone. Enjoy!!!

Here's a video of Jada splashing too! Thanks so much, Becky, for sending this to me!

Playing in the Park

Published by Gabe, Amber, Jada and Micah Carter under on 5:34 PM
Jada & I played in the park this afternoon. Isn't she adorable sportin' her halter top & jean skirt?

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Weekend in Eugene

Published by Gabe, Amber, Jada and Micah Carter under on 3:32 PM
This past weekend, we headed down to Eugene for Uncle Cole's birthday. He turns 19 today (7/13)! We visited Nana & Papa on Friday night for a few hours because Papa Ron's birthday was the previous day, then headed over to Grandma & Grandpa's house to be with Cole this weekend. Jada had a fabulous time playing with everybody. She slept in her Pack 'N' Play for the first time and the nights went very well. I was a bit worried because I just introduced the Pack 'N' Play about a week ago & she hasn't been a huge fan of it yet, but she slept great in it... both nights!

On Saturday, we went for a walk down the bikepath on the Willamette River with my family and all of the dogs (4 total...whew!). We had a BBQ for Cole's birthday and, of course, some cake & pie. I loved seeing my family.

Here's a picture of Jada & Gabe the night before we took off to Eugene. You should see her little face light up when Daddy comes home in the evening. She just adores Gabe. Here they are playing before dinner.

Jada & Katelynn spent some time together playing this weekend. Jada carefully watched everything Katelynn was showing her. Here's Katelynn showing Jada all of the toys that they could play with.

My mom & I went shopping and brought home a couple cute little things for our baby girls. Katelynn is wearing her new pink dress in this picture & Jada's modeling her new baby jeans. I LOVE baby jeans; they're definitely the best baby clothing item ever. These are size 12 months - they're quite large on her, so I had to roll them up. The 6-9 month size would have been a little snug, though. This way they'll last longer. :-)

"Peek-A-Boo!" Katelynn loved playing peek-a-boo with Jada.

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Jada's First 4th of July!

Published by Gabe, Amber, Jada and Micah Carter under on 11:48 AM
Jada's first 4th of July was a success! Here's a picture of Daddy & Jada this past weekend. Gabe took a couple days off, so we enjoyed a long weekend together as a family. It was awesome. Doesn't she look so much like Daddy?

We headed over to Sherwood to hang out with some friends for the evening and light off some fireworks. For the most part, Jada enjoyed watching the bright lights. The loud sounds weren't quite as exciting...they were a little scary, but she recovered quickly.
Before it was dark out, the boys played ultimate frisbee at a park right up the hill. Jada, Kaya, & I hung out by the benches & played with some toys instead. :-)

Jada wore her adorable 4th of July outfit for most of the day (before she tried out the kiddie pool for the first time! She loved playing in the cool water on such a hot day!). What a cutie.

Jada's 6 Month Photoshoot

Published by Gabe, Amber, Jada and Micah Carter under on 10:13 PM
I had a blast today taking pictures of my baby; I thought the old-fashion look would be kind of fun. :-) Jada is such a little doll! Thank you, Nana & Papa Carter for the adorable dress, headband, and rattle; it really made these pictures perfect.

Lunch with Grandma & Grandpa

Published by Gabe, Amber, Jada and Micah Carter under on 10:06 PM
Jada & I met Grandma & Grandpa Chapin at the Cheesecake Factory yesterday for lunch. My parents were in town for the day to pick up my dad's motorcycle in Portland. It was such a treat to see them. Jada tried bananas for the first time at the restaurant; Grandma fed them to her! Jada loved spending time with them and I loved eating lunch while Grandma & Grandpa held her!