Thursday, June 14, 2012

6 Months


We have ourselves a bonafide 6 month old! I can't believe it! She has gotten so big so fast it's unbelievable!

Charlotte Rose you are a such a big girl now! You've brought us so much joy and excitement. We didn't know what we were missing until you came around. You surprise us everyday with your humor, personality, curiosity, and love.

You had your 6 month well baby check up today, and you of coursed passed with flying colors. (Can you fail a well baby checkup?) You weigh 19.8 pounds, and are 27 3/4 inches long. Your head is 17 1/2 inches. That head size you can blame solely on your Daddy. Moma had nothin to do with that one. You're in size 4 diapers, and you're wearing 6 to 12 month size clothing. You are a chunk sister!

You have 2 teeth! Kind of. Your two bottom teeth are poking through, and it now officially hurts when you bite. Moma and Daddy can see them when you smile real big. I can't believe you have teeth!

Speaking of your smile... Oh my goodness when you smile, I die. You crack me up! You open your mouth real big, and stick your tongue out part of the way, and your eyes are all crinkly. Oh I just can't stand how cute you are.

And your laugh? I die again. You don't give it up easily, but when you do, I can't help but laugh with you. You laugh when I toss you up in the air, when I lift you up off the changing table, when Daddy smiles real big at you, when Keech walks by, and when we play "This Little Piggy" 9your feet are sooo ticklish!). You do this funny thing where you suck on your bottom lip. You look like a little old man when you do. Cracks me up every time!

You can sit up all by yourself now. Gabbie discovered this talent of yours when we were home last, and she was babysitting. You've had this little trick mastered since 4 1/2 months. I didn't think you were supposed to be able to sit up yet, but apparently Moma was wrong. You now sit up in carts, and in highchairs, and in the stroller. You always seem incredibly pleased with yourself every time you have the chance to prove yourself.

You can't crawl yet, but you're working on it. Right now you roll everywhere you need to go. I'll put you on the floor to play, and I'll turn around to get you more toys and you'll be on the other side of the room just giggling.

You are such a water baby! We go to the pool a lot with Miss Amie, Brayden, and Nicolas, and you have a blast every time. You love to chase Nicolas's noodle around the pool, and when you finally get it you wrap your arms and feet around it so he can't get away. And when he does escape, oh girl you are mad! You scream and flap your arms around like a crazy chicken. It's hilarious, but I always make sure I tell you not to act like that b/c I know that arm flapping won't be cute when you're two.

There's so much we have to learn about you, and you're already an amazing little lady! We can't wait to see who you become! We love you bunches and bunches Chickapea!
XOXO, Moma & Daddy

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Monday, June 11, 2012

How do you spend your Mondays?

Mondays usually suck. They're the beginning of the work week for Joe, and the end of eating out and having no responsibilities. We managed to make ours suck less by doing something different. After dinner we took a walk as a family. We usually don't do walks since we have nowhere to walk. Our apartment complex doesn't exactly make intriguing  scenery. Just sayin. It was so nice outside we couldn't resist. We plunked the baby in the stroller, got Keech hooked up in his harness, and poured some wine. What's an evening stroll without some wine :) It was nice to spend some time together as a family before our move this week. (More to come in that later)

Ready to roll

Impatient waiting on Daddy

Taking in the sights

Watching her Keech

Typical walking shoes.


Blowing rasberries

Oh the chunk

Tellin that paci who's boss

He was watching the lighting bugs

No more, all gone :)

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Best Friends

Charlotte and Keech are best friends. She loves that dog so much! She loses interest in anything she's doing when he comes in the room. She'll just stare at him until he comes over to her, and then she squeals and laughs like it's the best thing to ever happen to her. She'll randomly laugh, and I'll think I did something funny, and then I look at whatever she's looking at and realize she's laughing at him. He'll lay down on the floor next  to her, and she'll pull on and pet him and he just lays there. She'll grab his lips and tail and instead of getting mad, he diffuses the situation by licking her in the face which in turn makes her laugh even harder. I don't think it'll be long before she's crawling after him!

Oh hey Keech!

What are you doing? C'mon over here!

I can't quite reach you...

Soooo close...

Wait! Come back!


Best Friends <3

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Baby Mozart

Charlotte loves her piano! She'll sit and play that thing forever. She bangs, pounds, taps, and chews on it like it's her business. She tries to grab the lights that flash, and if it stops playing before she's ready she pounds on it until she's satisfied with the musical selection. She cracks me up! I love that she can sit up now. Her play is so much more interesting for her. She can see things all around instead of just above her. I can't wait to see what other surprises she has in store for us!

Lounging before she begins her masterpiece

She's concentrating

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My little mermaid

Charlotte LOVES the water. I swear she was a fish in a past life. Saturday we went to the pool as a family and had a blast! She was so disappointed when we had to leave, but she quickly got over it when I put her right into the tub. Wednesday we're heading back to Callaway Gardens with all the girls and kiddos. There will be a post to follow that adventure :)  It should be fun. The kids will outnumber us 2 to 1, so I'm sure something crazy will happen. 

Swimming is exhausting

About 2 seconds after this picture was taken, Charlotte knocked the can over and spilled beer ALL over her stroller. I managed to snatch her up right before she tried to drink it out of the tray.

She loves popsicles!

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