Thursday, April 19, 2012

Space Cadet

Carter has been VERY interested in the solar system for awhile now.  The planets hang suspended from the ceiling of his room.  He owns a few books about space/planets/etc. that he has practically memorized.  I found some planet flashcards in the Target dollar bins that he enjoys.  He even received this motorized solar system for his birthday this year! 
During church, he used to ask me to write out the planets' names so he could copy them and draw them.  Last week he did this all on his own.  Every single planet written out from memory.  In "fancy" writing no less. :)
Today we were outside and while I was talking with a neighbor, he was busy doing this.  Drawing a solar system out of chalk on the driveway.  He even drew the planets proportionally! (ie, Jupiter is the largest, Pluto is the smallest, etc.)
Tonight when I was saying good-night to Carter, I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, thinking he would say "an astronaut."

He quickly answered:  "A drummer!"

Drums.  Another slight obsession interest he has...


Peggy Mellbye Smith said...

Wow! He is amazing! He reminds me of Chad, but the Legos seemed to win out over actually getting so involved with a subject. Of course we had a dirt driveway - not so good with chalk. Over the driveway was a terrific tire swing! I digress! Love that little science guy Carter!

nateandkatesmom said...

Carter just amazes me sometimes! He's so smart, and super cute too!