Tomorrow I go in to have my wisdom teeth removed. Luckily I only have two so hopefully it won’t be too bad. They are slightly impacted, but the dentist seemed to think it wouldn’t be too bad. Maybe I will lose a couple pounds since I won’t be able to eat!

I have a few pictures to post this week. The black and white picture of the week was taken by Casey, but he did a pretty good job. The others are from last Sunday when we took him to ride the carousel at Chavis Park. It you live in Raleigh you probably know of the Chavis Heights area, not exactly the “best” area of town, but I didn’t really care. Pullen Park is still closed and I thought it would be fun to check it out. I have lived here my whole live and never knew the park or carousel was there. I even went to middle school right down the road. When we got there we were the only people there. A nice (although hot) summer day and not a single kid on the playground or carousel. It was really sad to me. It is a nice park, new equipment, but I guess people don’t know about it or don’t want to go to that particular area of town. We were the only people there to ride and the guy running it was really nice. He talked to us a lot about the carousel and the park. He used to drive the train at Pullen, but since they have been closed he was been working at Chavis. It must be a pretty boring job to sit there all day with no one coming to ride. We paid are $2 and rode around for what seemed like five minutes although it was probably two. I don’t do well going in a circle and it was making be pretty dizzy and whoozy. I did manage to take a few pictures. I was worried he would cry, but he didn’t. He did have a look of concern on his face the entire time and stared at the center. After we were done the operator turned on the band and that did scare him a bit. It was much louder than the CD and also out of tune. I think we will go visit again one day. Maybe when he is a bit older to see what he thinks about it, but I am sure it will be a few years until he really enjoys it.


I took a couple pictures of his feet crossed. I need to get one of him sitting with his legs and feet crossed, but every time I try he crawls away.

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  1. Love the footsie pictures—so cute!! Where is that carousel?

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    It is at 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. If you turn on Chavis Way (off MLK) and go around the back of the park you can park your car near the carousel. There isn’t as much parking in the front by the main entrance.