An exchange between me and Carson

Did I mention we’ve been potty training?

“mommy! i need you to help me put on my big boy underwear and pants!”

“okay, carson. then it’s back to playtime.”

“don’t open the toilet.”

[pause suspiciously] “why?” [open toilet to see huge wad of toilet paper clogging the whole bowl]

“carson! no, no! that’s very bad! why did you do that? you’re in big trouble.”

“but it was because of the water. don’t open the towel.”

“what towel?” [pull up a sopping towel over a huge puddle in the corner]

“carson! how did that get there!”

“i didn’t push it out from the toilet.”

“then how did it get there!”

“from the sink. out in the kitchen.”

“carson. is that true?”


And now we’ll be telling-the-truth training…

I’m three now


Carson’s three-year birthday interview:

  1. What is your favorite color? Blue. um…green.
  2. What is your favorite toy? A green toy
  3. What is your favorite fruit? Blueberries
  4. What is your favorite TV show? Daniel Tiger
  5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Could it be blueberries?
  6. What is your favorite outfit? Red big boy underwear
  7. What is your favorite game? Cupcake game
  8. What is your favorite snack? Pop tarts
  9. What is your favorite animal? Penguins
  10. What is your favorite song? Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
  11. What is your favorite book? The monster book 
  12. Who is your best friend? Daddy
  13. What is your favorite cereal? Chocolate granola
  14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play in the sand
  15. What is your favorite drink? I want kook-aid right now
  16. What is your favorite holiday? My birthday right now
  17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Blue pillow and blue bug
  18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Chocolate granola
  19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Granola and pop tarts 
  20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A balloon boy 









Our new grill

Just a very belated first-time-use of the new grill Josh got for Father’s Day, and a very relaxing Sunday afternoon. (Oh, also a new pineapple corer/slicer that cuts pineapple Just Like That. Thank you, HEB.)

Love you, Josh!