May 29, 2012

To Answer the Question...

"Why does Rachel only get PT once every other month?"

Charlie Loves Books

But not in the way I was hoping he would. *sigh*
The kid won't eat people food but anything made with paper or is paper covered is delicious. I think he's part beaver.

May 18, 2012

Finger Painting

I figured since it was now nice out, that it was time for Rachel to try out finger painting. I made sure to get the washable kind and I also got 4 small square canvases. I thought they would be nice to hang up in her room when she was done. Once I showed her what to do, she really got into it.

Rachel did like to pick up the entire blob of finger paint to use instead of just dipping her fingers but whatever. She's doing her own thing! She also took some pool breaks in between paintings but she got them all done. I was pretty impressed.

I'm going to dress them up a bit with some ribbon around the edge of each one but I don't think they need anything else.
Way to go Rachel! I think I may have you paint something for our kitchen next!

May 16, 2012

Dramatic Changes

Here is Rachel a year ago today...

My brain still thinks she is that small and when I am picking out clothes for her I think to myself, "Oh, that won't fit. It's too big!" But more often than not, it's not only not too big, it may even be too SMALL. My little girl is growing up but my heart can't seem to wrap around that very obvious fact.

Why are you in such a hurry, big girl? Your mama can't keep up.

May 12, 2012

9 Months Older

Can't believe we're closing in on the little guys first birthday. I predict he'll be walking by 11 months. He has important things to do! Happy 9 months my chubby Charlie!

May 10, 2012


This officially my 300th blog post! Well, I'm still struggling with the header on this thing. I hope to get it up soon. Until then. Here are some photos of what we've been up to...

watching tv on a dog bed

dancing to some mexican music

mixing some beats..

playing with toys

enjoying outside

having a dip in the water

teasing the dog

playing in the sand and water table

and checking out the grass!

Rachel has her 6 month IFSP tomorrow, so that will be fun. I'm sure we'll get the "results" of her OT testing done last time. Charlie will be visiting the allergy doc on Monday to talk about food issues and then Tuesday is his 9 Month check up! I cannot believe this boy is turning 9 months old on Saturday! I give him until 11 months to start walking....because he's motivated and he's getting too heavy to hold for very much longer!

May 1, 2012

Fun in the Sun

My dad came to visit this past weekend and it turned out to be a beautiful one! We spent plenty of time outside in our back yard, at the play ground and at the Botanical Gardens. Dad got to see what a crazy kid Charlie is turning into and how big Rachel is getting. We really couldn't have asked for a better visit.

yep, still trying for a good photo....