Sunday, August 30, 2009

Favorite Shirt

So Peter has a Favorite Shirt... The pink and yellow tropical print perfectly reflects his bright and sunny personality and warm-hearted love. It is an obvious choice for a little guy who's faced with the need to select a Favorite Shirt.

But sometimes, much to his dismay, the pink and yellow statement simply must be washed, and he's forced to wear something else. And the other afternoon, with his Favorite Shirt in the laundry, Hal's Helicopter shirt fit the bill. Peter discovered that it performed OK in the sandbox, but clearly it didn't measure up to the Favorite Shirt. It just doesn't make the same statement.

So when it was time to go inside at the end of a long afternoon of playing and digging, we found Peter lagging behind the other children. And where did we find him? Standing underneath the clothes-line, sans the Hal's Helicopter attire, pointing to a bright pink and yellow shirt fluttering in the breeze.

"It's Peter's! It's Peter's!" he kept shouting. Hal's Helicopter had been discarded in some corner, because when he came face-to-face with the alternative of wearing his Favorite Shirt, Peter just couldn't bear to wait any longer.

Poor Hal's Helicopter.


I'm back from a blogging hiatus! Thanks to Laura-Kate, Caroline, and Rita for posting in my absence. My husband and I enjoyed a month in the states with our families, but it is good to be back with our precious kids. I'm looking forward to bringing you lots of cute new stories about our adorable little ones.
- Carrie


  1. YEAHH!!...welcome back, Carrie! I heard a lot about the nice get together last weekend ...bummed I didn't live w/in driving distance to join all of you. Sounds like it was a nice time! :)

    And I love this story. Peter is definitely luminated in his bright fits his adorable personality very well!! So cute!


  2. Haha This is definitely one of my favorite blog posts of all time! Haha Peter is adorable. I think I might have to look for a Hawaiian shirt so there will be no in between days!

  3. Glad you're back safe and sound and I know you're so thankful for the time you had with family and friends back home!
    LOVE Peter's shirt!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh, I love this post!!! What a sweet, sweet boy!

  5. Very cute post!

    I'm glad that you had a wonderful trip home and are excited about being back at New Day with the children. Welcome Back!

  6. That boy has some style! What a cutie!