Friday, January 30, 2009

Something Cleverish

My best friend from BYU, Emily, is in the book "Something Cleverish." Her friend is having a giveaway for the book. I actually know a few people in the book and think it will be some great reading and it's for a great cause. Go check it out here.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Oh, what do you do when your Daddy's gone?

I go on a fun trip to Sierra Vista to see my Uncle Spencer and Aunt Marlee. I spend lots of time at Nana and Grandad's house. I sneak into my mom's bed to sleep every morning!

I play in the dirt with my cousins.

I have my cousins spend the night and have a bonfire, roast marshmellows, and go hottubbing.

I get a new bike and love riding it all over the place!

I chill out in my stroller while my Mom and Aunt Stephanie take turns pushing me during the 2 mile fun run at Youth Olympics.
I miss you Daddy, and ask where you are every day, but boy am I having lots of fun while you're at work!!!

Love, Carter

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Sean!

Since we couldn't be with you on your birthday, we celebrated you by making brownies and watching the Cardinals move onto the Superbowl!!!

We hope you enjoyed your day at your Home Away from Home. We miss you!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What did you do Today?

My day started out like any normal day: wake up, get ready for work, have breakfast with Carter, drive close to 2 hours to a school, give a presentation to 3rd graders. This is where it gets crazy! I decide to make a surprise visit to a teacher that I knew was having problems with our program earlier in the week. I walk into his room (which is full of 7th grade math students) and say hello. As he stands to greet me, he begins choking. I watch for a moment as he struggles to cough and get the food out of his mouth. I watch as his struggle turns to panic. He is no longer able to breath and cannot dislodge the food in his throat. His eyes got really big as he looked at me in a state of panic. He turned around and without thinking or saying anything, I wrap my arms around him and perform the Heimlich Maneuver! I do this a couple of times until the food is dislodged and he is able to breathe again. I then hit his back several times as he coughed to get the rest out. When he had recovered he left the room for a drink of water. I stood there in a state of shock until one of his students said, "did he just choke?"

I am still a little shocked that I performed the Heimlich Maneuver on someone today. I didn't even know I knew how to do it! The teacher jokingly said that this should be a journal writing experience. I figured he meant I should blog about it to the world!

Friday, January 2, 2009