Thursday, June 18, 2009

9 month Charlie

I've started writing this post who knows how many times and I always seem to get interrupted. Then, during said interruption my computer is taken hostage by a little urchin who thinks that playing games is much more important than whatever Mom was working on. In any case...

At this point we are actually getting to be closer to 10 months, but better late than never! The newest news is Charlie finally has teeth! I'm glad - I was beginning to think I was going to have to buy the little guy some dentures! The teeth did cause a little dip in Charlie's normally cheery disposition, but once they broke through our little man was back to being all smiles!

Just in the past 2 weeks, Charlie has finally started eating a good amount of solid foods. He will now eat anywhere between 1/2 to a jar of food at each meal plus snacks of Cheerios and Goldfish in between. Along with this has come some better night sleeping (Can I get a hallelujah!). One night waking is now the norm - it feels so good to get some solid stretches of sleep!

Charlie is taking his time in the area of movement. He rolls quite well and can get himself into tons of trouble that way, but has made no progress in moving forward in any way, shape, or form. The closest he gets is he occasionally pushes himself backwards with his hands while attempting to lift his bum off the ground. (Notice I say attempt - he's lucky if his hips even leave the floor!) He was however right on time with sitting - he mastered that at 7.5 months. :) He actually is getting close to being able to push himself into a sitting position from his belly - he is going to love being able to sit with his big brother and sister whenever he chooses!

Now for the tricks! Charlie loves to play pat-a-cake and clap his hands. He occasionally will cover his eyes with his hands to play peek-a-boo - but he usually only removes one hand to peek - it is so cute! He says Mom and Dad (just like Lily, DAD - clear as day), and has just started waving. He's a smart little guy!

Last but not least, the stats. I still have the sheet from public health in the van, so I will double check and make sure I am right. At 9 months - 24lbs 11oz, and 27 3/4 inches long.

Pics will follow soon - I need to download from the camera!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

He finally has teeth!

Charlie finally cut his first tooth last Sunday, then number two broke through on Friday! Wow, that was a long time with no teeth!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Wiener roast at the lake

We got out for our first wiener roast of the year a few weeks ago. The beach was deserted so the kids had lots of fun chasing sea-gulls and looking for treasures. Derek, of course, had fun playing with the fire and I enjoyed the marshmallows. :) Poor Charlie only got some bun, maybe next year he can have the hot dogs too! LOL!

Baseball Boy!

Liam has been playing tee-ball this spring, and he loves it! It's even better because his daddy is coaching his team!

Trip to the city

Two weeks ago, we decided on the spur of the moment that we needed a little getaway. A few hours later, we were on our way to the city! We had a great time visiting museums and other points of interest. The kids were awesome, and had a blast. Liam had such a great time that he now wants to move to Winnipeg!!

Here are some pics!