Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In which Nana and Papa come and we celebrate the 4th of July

It was soooo wonderful to see my family...we have waited a long time. This was the longest stretch we have ever gone without seeing them. Carter was very excited. He is pictured below awaiting their arrival. He sat there for about 1/2 hour!

Together we drove out to Mechanicsville, Virginia to visit my grandparents. It was the first time they had met our kids.
We spent some time enjoying Uncle Greg and Aunt Beth's extensive property. Carter was in heaven with all the sticks, bugs, mud, and frogs! Below you will also see my angelic sister freshly returned from England. She is still glowing. :)
For some time Carter has talked about when he gets bigger he will be able to go fishing....well, his dream came true. Here he is, my big man:

Three generations of Goldsmiths:
For the 4th we went over to a couples house from church. We enjoyed their back yard immensely. And the company, of course. And the food.

Piper and her sweet friend Issac:
Andy had Monday off so we visited the science center in Birmingham. Carter's favorite park was touching a shark!!!

Andy and I playing around with the peg board:
The special exhibit at the science center was Mr. Potato head, complete with a chance to meet Mr. Potato head himself. Piper Rose did not enjoy it one bit!
Here is Carter-boy shaking his hand:

What we do...well, mostly just what the kids do