Happy birthday to Grandpa!  Charlie took him out for a birthday dinner a day early while we got to visit.   Charlie ate more lo mein than any two year old possibly ever; note the shoving of food in his face to chipmunk cheeks proportions.  Walter helped me take the picture, so let’s just call it artsy instead of blurry. ;)  He also tried to help himself to a fist full of rice snatched from my plate, lol.

Happy birthday to Grandpa! Charlie took him out for a birthday dinner a day early while we got to visit. Charlie ate more lo mein than any two year old possibly ever; note the shoving of food in his face to chipmunk cheeks proportions. Walter helped me take the picture, so let’s just call it artsy instead of blurry. ;) He also tried to help himself to a fist full of rice snatched from my plate, lol.


Mischief maker.

Mischief maker.


No Cleveland Clinic tomorrow

Quick update: I don’t think I had posted about it, but some folks knew we were scheduled for another 48 hour VEEG tomorrow. Unfortunately the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is full and they have no bed for Mr. C. We are rescheduled for August 7-8. (And this is why we wait until the last minute to book hotel rooms any more, because we’ve been burned at least 3 times now.) Was hoping to get this over with, but at least now we’ll get to visit with the Grandparents W, who were coming to town to move Uncle Mike. Please think happy thoughts for those families in the unit who are there instead of us; I always try to.


These just made me chuckle.  Enjoy some outtakes of Walt’s 6 month photo shoot with “helper” Charlie (and Andy’s arm, ha!).  No Walter was harmed in the taking of these photos, for the record.  ;)


Happy 1/2 birthday, Walt!

Things you like:

  1. Mom’s funny faces/sounds
  2. Getting stuff: reaching for crinkly things (wipes container, especially); Charlie/Charlie’s hair; toys in general
  3. Exersaucer
  4. Charlie
  5. Baby Mum-Mums, and generally trying to eat
  6. Peek-A-Who? book

Things you do not like:

  1. Having your toys get out of reach
  2. Sleeping through the night, or really, for longer than about 90 minutes (*yawn)
  3. Being too far from Mom
  4. Long rides in the car (short trips are MUCH improved)
  5. Sweet potatoes: worst. food. ever.

Walt is starting to sit up more and more - with some assistance, he can sit up for quite some time!  He is lunging after toys on the floor big time, although he generally ends up spinning 360 degrees.  :)  Walt loves Charlie so, so much.  It is so cute.

No teeth yet (Charlie had 2 bottom teeth by now), but lots of chewing and drooling going on.  We go in for his 6 month appointment a little late, so no current weight/length to report, but he’s solidly in 6-9/9 month clothes and growing fast. 

Walt certainly makes his wants known in a way Charlie never did - I’ve taken to calling him Walt Determinator Wehrman because he is the most DETERMINED baby I’ve ever met! 

We’re so excited for your next six months, buddy!  You are such a hoot.


Charlie “helped” me take Walt’s 6 month pictures today.  (I will post those later tonight, but couldn’t help but post this cute guy now!)

Charlie “helped” me take Walt’s 6 month pictures today.  (I will post those later tonight, but couldn’t help but post this cute guy now!)


You know it’s going to be a good birthday when you get a birthday card from your kiddos with a princess kitty on it.  :)  Thank you to Andy for starting this “kid(s) pick the card” tradition, because I could not love it more.  

You know it’s going to be a good birthday when you get a birthday card from your kiddos with a princess kitty on it.  :)  Thank you to Andy for starting this “kid(s) pick the card” tradition, because I could not love it more.  


Walt just discovered books. He’s already a fan. Peek-a-who, mama?!?!

By the way, Charlie has been so great about sharing toys and books with Walt. He loves to see Walt play on the floor!


My phone is about to give up the ghost (still have 4 months on this phone contract, yipes), so posting has been sort of sporadic at best.  I only got one picture of Bea, Scott, and Walt together and none with Charlie!  Boo!   Anyway, that’s a long way of saying I stole these pictures from Charlie’s daycare facebook group.  He loves playing in the sand!   Note to Andy: future beach trip?  ;)


These two are so excited to meet #babyMcD! Congrats to Aunty E and Uncle J! :D


Ok, but this hair though.  He looks mighty pleased to have acquired Hop Hop.

Ok, but this hair though. He looks mighty pleased to have acquired Hop Hop.


Somebody has a little punk ‘do today.  :)

Somebody has a little punk ‘do today. :)


Happy 4th of July from Stars (on left) and Stripes (on right). :) 3rd picture is what happens when you ask Charlie to smile, lol. Walt got the memo, though!


Teething is hard work.

Teething is hard work.


Last week was crazy, and quite a rollercoaster.  A highlight:  on Tuesday we got to see Aunt Kerry and cousins Rachel and GOLD MEDAL WINNER Morgan!  They hadn’t gotten a chance to meet Charlie or Walter, so that was really fun. I failed to get any pictures, sorrrrryyyy.  :(

On Saturday, Andy took Charlie to Columbus to pick up Bea and Uncle Scott, who are here for two weeks while Andy attends a conference in CA.  Bea and Scott were delayed, so Charlie had the time of his life at a variety of Columbus-area destinations.  He can have fun anywhere, this kid.  :D