Charlie is getting so active on his belly! He definitely lifts his whole torso off the ground and even scooted towards the ladybug on his mat. I think he realizes that once he lifts his butt in the air, he can propel himself (somewhat) forwards. I somehow think crawling isn’t that far behind…Stud MuffinSmiley Guy!Spots the Ladybug…SOclose!
On Sunday, May 31st, we visited Lake Katherine for Charlie’s first visit and enjoyed some time in my parents’ backyard. Overall, Lake Katherine is beautiful, but I was a little disappointed that no picnicking was allowed (although we did witness a high school couple making out – YIKES!) Instead, Jim and I quickly ate our Trader Joe’s wraps and were… View Post
Because I know that some of my co-workers read this blog (Yes, you – Linda & Cathy!), I must first confess that I was a skeptic of the Pet Parade. I thought that it was just a bunch of citizens walking their animals in a line. They insisted that it was a big affair and boy, was it! We received… View Post
The day had finally arrived and we were prepared. We had washed and sterilized his bowls, spoons, and highchair. We had the bib with his name on it ready. (Thanks Chris, Alicia, and Malachi!) We grabbed the camcorder and the camera. We waited until he was in a good mood and mixed up a little bit of rice cereal (VERY… View Post
Charlie attended his very first MLB game last night – the Los Angeles Dodgers v. the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. He wasn’t a huge fan of the crowds, even though he is a social butterfly, but he was quite a hit with guests as he walked the park with daddy. A bunch of…highly inebriated…women were quite interested in holding… View Post
Conversation had on Memorial Day with Jonathan. Mantha (thinking how cute it is that Jonathan pets Bear so sweetly): That’s nice.Jonathan: Yes, it is nice outside. Can you watch him for a second? Conversation with Kaeli regarding my refusal to immediately turn Charlie over once he rolls onto his belly. Kaeli: Mantha, DO SOMETHING!Mantha: Kaeli, he has to learn and… View Post
On Sunday, Charlie got all dressed up to meet Georgia again…Unfortunately, by the end of the service, he was done with the jacket…and a little sad. Thankfully, Georgia attempted to comfort him… Maybe next time, Georgia! —————————————Charlie attended his first Out of School BBQ at the O’Connors house. He hung out with the puppies, napped on the King-sized bed, and… View Post
Charlie must be the Blackhawks lucky charm. The very first night he wore his Blackhawks outfit, the Hawks beat the Red Wings! Let’s Go Hawks!! That same night, Charlie was visited by his Auntie Sarai and her friend, Rachel. He was enamored as usual… On Saturday, Charlie participated in his first ever Where’s Aldo. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to find… View Post
*the way you smell after a bath.*when you roll over and can’t quite turn back, the ow! sound you make.*the way you never smile halfway, it is either no expression or a massive, toothless grin, mouth wide open.*the belly laugh you choose to share when you find something hysterical, whether its daddy choking, mommy bumping her head, or the word,… View Post
You’re probably already wondering and the answer is yes. We do take one zillion pictures of our son. But why not? He’s SO adorable (No, I’m not biased at all). A Baby Shower for one of Daddy’s Co-Workers (Corrie – she and her husband aren’t finding out either – she’s due June 18th – Charlie and I are guessing boy!)… View Post
Charlie is getting SO much better on his tummy, although it did take a few shots to get the perfect on his belly shot… Thanks Daddy! The many faces of Charlie: Hanging at Aunt Sera’s and Uncle Ryan’s, loving the crazy rug: Happy 5th Birthday, Jonathan (May 20th)!