Jul 10

Baby Charlotte- 10 Months

This little girl turned 10 months on Sunday…and I’m still a bit in shock. Everyone always told me that time goes by so quickly when you have little ones, but I had NO IDEA how fast they really meant. I make a conscious effort to be in the moment with her and try to limit distractions when we are alone so that I don’t miss a thing.
She is changing by the day and learning so many new things! She has recently started what we call the “crinkle nose” smile. Where she got this, we don’t know…but it’s just plain adorable!
We had a blast on our vacation and Charlotte seriously did amazingly well. More on that another day!
For now, enjoy the cuteness!

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Jun 20

Fireside Five on Friday

It’s SUMMER!!! I couldn’t be more excited for warm weather and summer activities. It’s by far my favorite time of year. I love that Charlotte is at the age where we can take her places and she can interact with people. The fun is really just beginning!

 

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Fireside Five on Friday(Let me just preface this by saying that these are all phone pictures, so the quality isn’t the greatest!!)

ONE- Charlotte’s first trip to the zoo! We were lucky enough to go on a weekday (ie. not busy!) with our friends Lauren and Ella. Ella is a couple months younger than Charlotte, so we pushed the girls around in their matching strollers. Let’s be honest, the girls had no idea where they were, but we had fun and we can check it off the “firsts” list!

Fireside Five on Friday TWO– The Salina River Festival was last weekend! Looking back to Last year, I was pregnant and envisioning what it would be like to bring my 9 month old to the fest the next year. And Two years ago, when we didn’t even have baby on the brain! Oh how life has changed Fireside Five on Friday We had the most beautiful weather this year- the best I can remember for a festival weekend. I got to catch up with some great friends from high school, went to my parent’s bar, and saw family! Definitely memories I will remember forever as Charlotte’s first River Festival of many to come.Fireside Five on FridayFireside Five on Friday Fireside Five on FridayCharlotte met a horse for the first time while at my parents place. She liked petting them, and I’m convinced she thought they were just big dogs. Fireside Five on Friday We drove my car back home, so that meant Barkley got to sit in the backseat with Charlotte.She seriously loves that dog, and he loves her back. He rested his head on her carseat for the majority of the way there and back while she pet his head. So, so sweet.Fireside Five on FridayTHREE– Charlotte’s first time in a swing! I took her to the park last week on our Mommy-Daughter day (random day off in the middle of the week). It was a gorgeous, sunny day…perfect for a nice swing. She loved every second of it. My Mom pushed her in the swing at the River Festival too and she couldn’t have been happier! Fireside Five on Friday Fireside Five on Friday FOUR– Our pond is full again! We got some nice rain last week, so the pond is back in action. I love to hear the bullfrogs at night, and it’s cool to actually be able to see water from the house. Let’s hope it sticks around this time. Fireside Five on Friday Fireside Five on Friday FIVE– You know how I mentioned that Barkley and Charley have a special connection? Well Charley and Lilly don’t exactly share the same love for one another. Now that Charlotte is on the move (crawling), she is constantly chasing Lilly around the house. Lilly tried to hide from her, but Charlotte always finds her and pulls her hair, haha. We are working on “gentle touches”….Fireside Five on Friday Fireside Five on Friday

SIX (I just can’t stop)– Want to know what Charlotte’s new favorite toy is?? Our piano! I pulled her up there the other day to show her how it worked, and since then, she crawls over to it every morning. She stands herself up and can barely reach the keys. She gets the biggest smile on her face when she hears herself making noise. It’s seriously the cutest thing I’ve seen her do…I think I’ve said that before. It makes me so happy to think that she might have the same love for playing piano that I do! Fireside Five on Friday

Hope you all are having a great start to the summer!

Jun 06

Miss Charlotte: 9 Months

I really can’t believe our baby is 9 months old. This has, by far, been the fastest (and most fulfilling) 9 months of my life. I just keep thinking….she’s going to be a year old in the blink of an eye! My oh my.

Charlotte is 16 lbs 4 oz. She is pulling up, crawling so fast, walking a few steps with a walker, has TWO teeth coming in, and LOVES to eat. Her personality is really coming out- she is starting to do things to make us laugh, blowing bubbles and making funny noises and then laughs at herself. Charlotte learns something new everyday, and so do we!
She loves to stand up in the bathtub and then plop down in the water, making a big splash. She does it over and over and giggles at herself each time. One of my coolest things is bringing her in public and watching people’s faces as we stroll by. She makes everyone smile, and most people comment on her red hair. I think it’s such a sweet gift to have a little girl who makes strangers smile as they’re doing mundane things like grocery shopping.
She has been through so much illness in her short life and is truly my little hero. She has been sick more than she hasn’t and really is such a trooper. She was always laughing and smiling, and must have a really high pain tolerance for all of those darn ear infections she had. With that said, I realize that it could be SO much worse and we are truly so blessed for an overall healthy child who does get better with medicine (or tubes) and is so happy. I can’t believe I get to be her Mom! Miss Charlotte: 9 Months Miss Charlotte: 9 Months Miss Charlotte: 9 Months Miss Charlotte: 9 Months Miss Charlotte: 9 Months Miss Charlotte: 9 Months

May 29

Miss Charlotte: 8 Months

Yes, these are late….but better late than never, right? These were actually taken on her 8 month birthday and I’m just getting around to posting them. It is getting more and more difficult to photograph this little bug because she is most definitely on the move! Baby is crawling, putting everything in her mouth, and really never stops going. She’s proving to be very head strong and persistent…which I’m sure to very much appreciate about her in the years to come. I know it will make raising her a bit more challenging, but I’ll always remember that they are wonderful qualities to possess. She’s shy around people she meets for the first time and is quite stingy with smiles when we’re in public. She giggles a lot at home (which is seriously the best!) and eats wonderfully! We haven’t found a food she doesn’t like. She’s very petite still (and probably always will be) and her hair is getting redder by the day, which we LOVE! It’s amazing to watch her learn something new every day and grow like a weed!Miss Charlotte: 8 Months Miss Charlotte: 8 Months Miss Charlotte: 8 Months Miss Charlotte: 8 MonthsOn another note, she is getting tubes surgery tomorrow morning due to her constant ear infections Miss Charlotte: 8 Months Prayers for a healthy, quick recovery and safe surgery would be wonderful!

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