Week 5: Smiles!

There’s a little delay on this week’s picture- sorry! We took it on Monday, but I haven’t had a chance to post it until now. Margot started smiling on Saturday! Here she is in action

Pretty cute, she sure is a happy baby! Yesterday, I swaddled her up for her nap and put her in her crib for the first time. She slept for almost 4 hours! I couldn’t believe it. Charlie didn’t know where she was because she usually sleeps in our bedroom or in her little chair out in the family room. When he finally found her in her crib after a few hours, he got so excited and tried to climb in!

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Charlie and I have been doing lots of art projects to keep him busy during the day. Here’s one we made last week, he calls it “Crabby.” He didn’t want his picture taken, so this is as good as it gets.

We hung Crabby up on his wall and he loves looking at it and pretending it’s pinching him!

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I never got to post pictures from our trip back to Clearwater for Margot to meet Aunt Yiyi, Uncle John, Aunt Tara, and Annie! Here are a few highlights…

One of Charlie’s favorite things to do is “cook.” Obviously, when it was time to make the coffee, he had to help. He’s about to say something really important here.

This was the weekend that Tropical Storm Debby came through and really put a damper on everything. We were able to make it out to the beach on Saturday morning, but that was about it! It started raining that afternoon and didn’t stop until everything looked like this:

Needless to say, we were stuck inside for pretty much the entire weekend. Luckily, there wasn’t any damage to the house, (minus a little leak) but the water made it about 3/4 up the driveway! I took this picture from their second floor.

We kept ourselves busy inside singing songs with Papa. Charlie loved it, especially when he got to play!

Of course we had to take the traditional Yiyi picture! It’s getting quite crowded! What will we do when our next cousin arrives!?

Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures with John and Tara because they went out to Tara’s family’s for the day on Sunday, but then got flooded out and couldn’t make it back! We’ll have to take some next time :)

7 months and a baptism!

Seven months have flown by! Here are Charlie’s latest pictures!

Charlie was baptized on Sunday and we had so much fun with a house full of people! It was so great to see our entire immediate family all at once.

Here’s the man, himself in his fancy linen outfit

Overall, he was very good! He loved it when his hair got wet :) There were three babies and a toddler getting baptized. We all decided that Charlie was the second best behaved there. First place goes to the newborn baby that slept through the whole thing. We didn’t have a chance of beating that! One of Charlie’s friends from the baby group we go to got baptized too! Poor little guy screamed his full head of hair off the whole time (and most of the mass, too). We couldn’t even hear what was going on. Of course when he stopped, Charlie would start crying, but more of just little whines than full-blown crying. The toddler gave the priest a high five when he was trying to bless him and then screamed “NO NO NO NO NO MOMMY!!!” when he was putting the oil on his head. The whole baptism was quite the fiasco, but it was great! I think anyone in the congregation that was considering having more children must have decided right then and there to wait a few more years!

Of course we had to take this mandatory picture. I’m imagining this same pose in about 15 years. HA!

Let’s all take a moment and enjoy this sweet baby girl! She was so well behaved all day and let everyone hold her. We love you Annie Girl!

Four Months!

Dear Charlie,

You are four months old today! How did all these days go by so quickly? You are growing, growing, growing and are 15 lbs 3 oz and 25 1/4 inches tall. You had three shots today, and I’m so proud of you for barely even crying- you are so grown up! Here’s what you have been up to this month:

-learning how to squeak Sophie (on purpose!)

-growing some choppers that we have yet to see any evidence of

-hanging out with Daddy in the wrap- that he can tie on himself :)

-drinking your first REAL bottle with no crying!

-”enjoying” walks in the big boy seat in your stroller

-going to bed at 7:45 every night!

-giving “kisses” to Momma

-having fun going to Baby Bunch every Friday to hang out with your friends

-meeting your first cousin, Baby Annie!

We can’t wait for you and Annie to grow up to be best friends and play in the sand at “Grandma’s Beach House on Grandpa’s island!” Here you are in your number four onesie!

And one more cute one from last week:

Love,

Momma