Saturday, December 27, 2008

Carter's Perspective

Carter only wanted one present for Christmas, a "hard globe" (i.e., not an inflatable one). Santa Claus fulfilled this wish. As Carter was going to sleep on Christmas night, Erik asked him "Was there anything you wanted for Christmas that you didn't get?" Carter replied, "No. All I wanted was a hard globe."

Despite his modest list, Carter was lavished with other gifts. One of our favorites was a kid's digital camera. He has taken to recording the world from his perspective; all of the following shots are Carter's with no parental editing.

Our Tree

Grandpa and Nana Bistak

Cousin George

Daddy (Erik)

Mommy (Lea)

Grandpa H


Cousin Amelia

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

Our tree is up, Lawrence is now coated in powdery white snow, and the students are evacuating for the holidays - Christmas is definitely near. Carter woke us up early last Saturday to get the house in order. He couldn't sleep because he was so excited about helping (hence his hair and pajamas in the photo). Although we paused last weekend to decorate, we still have many things to do before we can enjoy the holidays. Erik still has quite a bit of grading, Carter has a day of school, and Lea has dozens of tasks waiting to be done.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Carter and his buddy Hayden enjoyed a Saturday romp outside. Hayden's mom, Jeannie, snapped these photos.