Charlie did not attempt to eat the leaves at the park.  ;)

Charlie did not attempt to eat the leaves at the park. ;)


What’s this leaf? Is it tasty? … no, it is not.

What’s this leaf? Is it tasty? … no, it is not.


This just in, Charlie can spell his name! What a smartypants.


Double footie jammies in our bed this morning.  Aww, brothers are cute.

Double footie jammies in our bed this morning. Aww, brothers are cute.


8 month Walter!

Ok, so we took these pics a week late, and now I’m over a week *later posting them.  Whoa, time is getting away from me.  Promise to do better next month, Mr. W!  :)  If it makes you feel any better, apparently 8 months was rough for Mom/Charlie, too… the onesie had all sorts of inherited spots, lol. 

Walt is a great sitter now, and now all he wants to do is stand up!  Sitting is soooo last month.  Not really pulling up on his own yet, but is starting to try.  He’s a crazy fast army crawler, and transitions easily from belly to sitting up, too.  Walt is starting to like solid foods a little more, though much like his brother, he’s mostly interested in foods he can feed himself.  That spoon is for BABIES.

Walt is such an easy going, happy, inquisitive dude.  You are the yin to your brother’s yang in a lot of ways, and we are so glad to have you around!  


Mom, teething cookies are both nommable and delicious. (And messy.)

Mom, teething cookies are both nommable and delicious. (And messy.)


Charlie giving Walt a kiss.  Aww weeeee.  And yes, they are both wearing shirts featuring ties today, heh. 

(Sorry it’s so blurry!  Charlie kisses are pretty fast-paced.  ;) )

Charlie giving Walt a kiss. Aww weeeee. And yes, they are both wearing shirts featuring ties today, heh.

(Sorry it’s so blurry! Charlie kisses are pretty fast-paced. ;) )


He was so proud of himself for reaching up and spinning the toy at the mall playplace. :)  Shortly after I took this picture, he transitioned from belly to sitting for the first time!   Maybe he just needed a public performance to inspire him, ha.

He was so proud of himself for reaching up and spinning the toy at the mall playplace. :) Shortly after I took this picture, he transitioned from belly to sitting for the first time! Maybe he just needed a public performance to inspire him, ha.


Finally found a food he doesn’t immediately spit out - squash!  Yummy.

Finally found a food he doesn’t immediately spit out - squash! Yummy.


Bea: I think he’s a fan.  :)

Bea: I think he’s a fan. :)


Charlie likes Qdoba.  A lot.

Charlie likes Qdoba. A lot.


Gimme all the raisins, please.

Gimme all the raisins, please.


Pillow forts forever. #universal

Pillow forts forever. #universal


Weekend photo dump. It’s been such a busy week!

Charlie had a good week at preschool. He started swim class on Thursday, which was new and exciting (more exciting for me than Charlie). He also rode a tricycle during PT time, and has since willingly climbed on and rode his trike at home, so yay! He also started private OT on Thursday afternoon, and we are trying to get private ST scheduled next week. He will get ST, PT, and OT at preschool once a week, too. Hoping for lots of great progress for him this year!

Walt is trying to simultaneously shift from army crawl to regular crawl, cut tooth #2, and start to pull up on everything (not very successfully). MUST DO ALL THE BABY THINGS. He babbles “da”, “ga”, and “ba”, especially at wake up and bed times. Charlie running around might be his favorite entertainment, which is good, because we have infinite amounts of that, lol. He’s very interested in drinking, less so with eating. He’s not 100% with a sippy cup, but pretty efficient, which I have to admit blows my mind. :)


Happy 3rd Birthday, Charlie!

This kid. You guys, he’s 3 years old already!  How did that even happen?

Things Charlie loves:

  • ABCs, 123s
  • Donuts.  Cookies.  Other round frosted foods.  ;)
  • Bye-bye… this kid loves to take trips in the car, and especially run errands with Dad.
  • Beef lo mein, still his fave.  Pepperoni and cheese, but not together on a pizza.
  • Hiding stuff in his basket or behind the chaise.
  • Walt, and bringing toys (forcefully) to him.  :)
  • Running!  Everywhere.  
  • Daniel Tiger is his favorite show.
  • Cars, mostly on his car ramp.
  • iPad apps:  Endless Numbers, Endless Alphabet, Daniel Tiger, There’s a Lion in My Backyard, Super Why, AlphaBaby
  • Bilibo, AKA “the whee” - you can see it upside down in the sad trike picture (looks like an green bowl).  He loves to be pushed across the room in it!
  • Finding Dad in the middle of the night if/when he wakes up.  He will walk right past Mom with outstretched arms to go around the bed and find Dad, heh.  Sorry, Dad.
  • Campus.  He loves the college students and running up and down the Mall!

Things Charlie doesn’t like:

  • His backpack.  
  • His birthday trike…hopefully he comes around!  He treated it the same way he treated playground at the beginning…he’ll love it eventually.
  • Not getting his way. We get a lot of “OOOOO” now, which is Charlie for “no”.  
  • Sitting still.  Or being made to do so.  Circle Time at preschool has not been his best subject.
  • Doctors’ offices.  The dentist was not successful, although he did manage to show the tech he knows how to brush his teeth, so minor victory.
  • Dad going bye-bye without him.
  • Seizures.  For the first time ever today (on his bday!) he signed “seizure” to us after one.  Sad, but good to know he can tell us now.

He goes to the ped on Monday for his 3 year check-up, so we’ll post stats then!  

We love you, Charlie!  You are a hoot.  Thanks for keeping us on our toes every day, and being so full of energy and spirit.  Hope this is your best year yet!