Friday, December 30, 2011

2 year update

We took Charlie in for his 2 year well check-up today and the results were great! Our growing boy now weighs 31 lbs (76th percentile) and is measuring at 37 inches long (94th percentile). He continues to surprise us everyday with how much he is learning. He sings the ABC's and many other songs by himself, and can almost count to 20 now by himself. Charlie repeats almost every word we say (even when it is muttered under our breath) so his hearing must be good. Trucks, tractors, and Thomas the Train continue to be some of his favorite things. Each morning begins with with a request for "Choo-Choo" while he eats his oatmeal and banana. We have recently switched day-care providers and Charlie adjusted extremely well. With only 4 kids (including Charlie), he gets lots of attention!

I have realized that I'm not much of a "blogger", so this will likely be my last post, but feel free to check out our website on Shutterfly for new pictures and quick updates: http://brianemilyandcharlie.shutterfly.com/

Happy New Year!

Friday, September 2, 2011

18 months and beyond

This summer has just flown by! We have been so busy, I forgot to post Charlie's 18 month update (2 months ago, oops)! He is a healthy little boy, weighing in at 27 lbs (57th percentile) and 34 inches long (85th percentile). Charlie is 20 months old today, so those numbers have probably changed a bit since then. Charlie continues to be our sweet boy, but has defintely developed an attitude at times. He knows what he wants and doesn't want! He loves playing outside and exploring everything that he can. I don't know what we are going to do this winter when we can't be outside every day. It's funny how the most random things can keep him entertained for so long!

Here are some random pictures from the summer. I took the pictures of him eating corn on the cob last night, which is probably one of his favorite foods. Brian and I were laughing histerically at how he was chomping away at it (copying Daddy of course), and continuing to ask for more.








Uncle Brent teaching Charlie "knucks"



Daddy throwing Charlie in the air (he got some good height on this one!)



throwing rocks into the lake at Bill Maney's cabin


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July weekend

We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend at the cabin! I still can't believe how perfect the weather was! Clear blue skys and warm every single day.....which rarely happens when we are up there! Saying that Charlie loved it up there is a huge understatement. Charlie was able to spend some time with his cousins, Chloe and Carter, as well as his auties, Ma, and Papa. Charlie can say everyone's name pretty clearly, but is still struggling with "Carter" a bit. It's so fun to see Carter and Charlie interact now that Charlie is a little older. Charlie kept busy playing in the sand, floating with mommy on the air mattress, splashing around in the water, and going for pontoon rides. Brian entertained the boys for a while with throwing rocks into the lake, which they loved, especially Charlie who would say excitingly, "Ooo, rocks" after every toss. We don't have the nicest cabin, but our beach and lake couldn't be more perfect....especially for kids. Luckily, we didn't have to spend much time in the cabin this year!













Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ready for football

Southwest Minnesota State is recruiting early! Here's Charlie sporting his SMSU t-shirt from the alumni association.





Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Weekend

We had a nice Memorial weekend opening up the cabin with my family. The weather wasn't great, but that didn't stop Charlie for exploring every inch of the place. He is going to love it up there this summer! He even walked right into the lake with his shoes on. We are excited to head back up over the 4th when the weather is nicer.





Monday, May 2, 2011

Fun with cousins

We headed down to Mankato on Saturday for Carter's 3rd birthday party. I can't believe my nephew is 3 already! Charlie had a blast playing with his cousin! They played on the swingset, Carter took him for a ride in his tractor (the highlight of his day), and he even got to hold his cousin Chloe! It seemed like just yesterday when he was that little. He also got to spend some quality time with Ma and Papa, which they thoroughly enjoyed. We look forward to heading back down this coming weekend for Aunt Becca's graduation party.

Here are just a few pics from the weekend, more on facebook.






Charlie and "Ma"



Charlie admiring his cousin Chloe

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

Charlie had a nice Easter playing at Great Grandma's with the Simon side. The highlight of his day was the dancing/singing Easter bunny! We listened to that over and over! Charlie took a nice long nap during the Easter egg hunt, so we'll have to wait until next year for that. Here are a few pics from the day.








Charlie and Grandma

Charlie and daddy in their matching shirts