Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Charley at 4 Months

This little girl is growing, and according to her 4 month well check-up, she is healthy and perfect. Yay God!

Charley is 80th percentile for height and 50th percentile for both weight and head circumference. I would love to know what those cheeks are, but they don't do any measurements for that. ;)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What Have I Been Missing Out On???

So one of my brilliant friends/SIL, who happens to be mother to five children (my heeeeeeero!) was listening to me complain whine passionately share about how difficult it is to get things done around the house most days. And how I am always having to stop mid-project to help a toddler, feed a baby, etc. 

Well, my SIL was quick to offer advice. 

"How is Max helping? He is almost 4. He can share in the jobs. He can absolutely feed a baby. In fact, this will make him feel good! Like he is your helper and a capable little boy. Get to it!"

Right. Why didn't I think of that? 

So, you guessed it. What did the next feeding look like?

I feel like I just won the lottery! I have an uninterrupted 20 minutes to get the laundry folded, or dishwasher emptied, or dinner made (really, its amazing what a mom can do with 20 uninterrupted minutes....). 

Dear Maximus,

You are such an amazing big brother. We are so very proud of you! You transitioned from life as an only child to life that includes a sibling with ease. You are really so helpful - from collecting empty bottles to throwing away dirty diapers, you love to lend a hand. And it warms our hearts to watch you interact and play with your sister. No one can make her laugh like you do! Charley is so blessed to call you big brother! 

We love you!
Mommy and Daddy

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Magic of Duck Tape

My nieces are amazing with duck tape. Yes, you just read that correctly. For Christmas, they made all their aunts and uncles duck tape wallets (and they actually work folks!). They can make a mean flower that attaches to the top of a ball point pen. And the youngest of the 3 girls, Lauren (almost 7), just made Charlotte her first duck tape headband. It's adorable. I think these girls need to take this show on the road and get registered on Etsy! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Ol' Hockey Post

I'm sure you all have been wondering where the hockey posts are this season [Ok, all of you might be a stretch. Maybe one of you? Or two of you? Anyone?]

We still have our season tickets, however this year games have been few and far between for us. With a new infant in the picture, hockey games have taken a back burner. 

However, we did have a fun family night and took the entire gang to the Arena so Charlotte could experience her first live hockey game at the age of only 4 months. She was absolutely intrigued, alert, and of course, the talk of everyone sitting around us. 

And per the usual, Max had a blast cheering, celebrating, and eating lots and lots of popcorn. ;)

Go Blue Jackets!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hello Warm February!

We have had an unusually warm winter. This is me so not complaining! I love spring, summer and fall for the mere fact that we can get outside, take walks, go to the park, play in the yard and get that much needed Vitamin D from the sunshine! 

Today, we had to buddle up just a bit, but with the sun still shining we ventured outside for an afternoon walk. Look at these two kiddos. Adorable wouldn't you say?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Looking Dapper

Max smiles for the camera as he shows off his new haircut. His "pikes" as he calls them.