Sunday, January 2, 2011

Where have we been?!?

Yes, this post is approximately two and a half months late.  Somehow we have been so busy that we missed a 5 month post... a thanksgiving post... a 6 month post... AND a Christmas post.  Oopsies.

Forgive me for this abridged version of the past two months--- but all you are after are the pictures anyways, am I right?

So I guess that to officially update everyone I should go back in time to November 16th.

Ahhh.... November 16th.  The air was warmer than a usual November (50 degrees) and Charlie was enjoying every minute of it with near daily walks with his Grandma.  She was still watching him five days a week.  He was a big growing boy.  Two weeks before his 5 month Birthday he had started doing an army crawl.  By the 16th he was pulling his way along like a little champ.  Gone were the days of setting him down and walking away.

Not long after he hit 5 months Charlie took his first long car ride to the state up north for Thanksgiving.  He took the car ride like a champ and entertained all of his cousins, uncles, aunts and great grandmas to boot.  He even stayed at a hotel and went swimming in the pool with his mom and pop.  The trip was the kick off to a very busy holiday season.

Just after turkey day Charlie started daycare.  Three days a week he goes to see Miss Kim and play at her house.  It has been a hard adjustment for him since he is so used to being the center of attention.  He wants to constantly entertain and he is always out for a laugh.

On December 16th, Charlie hit 6 months.  It is hard to remember what our life was like before this little guy.  He is 18 and a half pounds and about 27 some inches tall and is the army crawl champ.  He is able to pull himself up on all fours and likes to rock a bit.  He rolls and coos and dances and cracks himself up.  He is obsessed with dogs and cats and grins from ear to ear.  He has also started eating some solid foods which has been both hilarious and messy.  He HATES peas, loves squash and is indifferent about most other things that we have slowly started trying.

Christmas was so much fun with the little guy.  We went to see Santa and although Charlie didn't like him all that much, I don't think we scarred him that badly.  Hopefully as he gets older he'll grow to love the old guy.  We had many a Christmas party that Charlie was the star of and Christmas Eve we went to the candlelight service at Church.

Christmas Morning we opened our gifts and spent the morning together with the three of us before heading over to my mom and dads for the day.  Charlie was spoiled of course.  And the next day we did it all over again with Matt's family.  Again, Charlie really cleaned up!

Now it is 2011.  I can't believe it.  And I don't know if it is possible for the new year to even compare to our last.  Happy New Year to all.


Kat said...

aw! Great recap- thanks for the pics! He is ADORABLE!

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