Thursday, February 28, 2008

Stay tuned...

We are set to experience a service disruption at the Gale family - Germany chapter. After several frustrating months of dealing with slow service and marginal equipment, we are dropping Deutsche Telekom. That means no internet, local phone or VoIP phone service starting Feb 29th. We don't yet have a date for being back online. Although my new friends at NetCologne tell me it will be around a week. Keep watching this website for the latest news.

Message for the Grandparents: I know it will be tough to lose your weekly Carter Skype webcam fix. Please keep in mind that the new service offers up to 18Mb (!) of bandwidth goodness so you can view every inch of Carters road rash (see post below) in excruciating detail.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Carter has a Boo-Boo

Our poor little guy had an accident at school yesterday. He flipped over the front of his Bobby Car and landed on his face. Apparently he was quite the trooper. After they put iodine on the road rash (yes, Grandpa would be proud), he went back outside and got on the Bobby Car again. As you can tell from the smile, he's no worse for the wear.
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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Carter's Playroom

So I've finally done it. I finally got Carter's playroom in the basement all set up. The walls used to be pink and I painted them white on Saturday during Carter's nap. I scrubbed the floors clean and put down some rugs from IKEA. Finally, during Carter's nap today, I put up the Lightning McQueen wall decals a friend had sent to me back in December. After his nap, I took him downstairs to show him his new playroom. The huge smile on Carter's face made my day. He was so excited and gave me a big hug. He made sure that Daddy understood that the playroom belongs to Carter only. Carter insisted on having his afternoon snack at his table and chairs.

This evening we had friends over for dinner. Carter took "Uncle" Derrek to the basement to show off his playroom. He said to Derrek, "My Mommy made this room for me."

The finishing touches are some Mickey Mouse and Curious George posters that I'm ordering from Amazon.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Great Quote

Today, on the drive home from his school, Carter said,

"Ladies make me happy."

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bike Riding Boy

Carter rode his bike all the way to the bakery in town and back home again. This is huge as he has only even ridden just down a house or two and back. He's really quite fast on his bike and is totally aware of the traffic.

For those of you who don't remember, we got Carter a bike last August (see post from August 31, 2007). This is a special 2 wheeler balance bike without pedals.

We are looking forward to a spring and summer of family bike rides!