On top of changing my heart, Charlie has brought so much happiness and joy and laughter. His personality is really too much for me to handle. He makes us laugh every day with his silliness and noises and facial expressions. He is curious, busy, smart, and has SO many feelings. He loves to read books, snuggle with Mom, and play rough with Dad. He has the BEST eyes and cutest, biggest smile that just melts me. We are so in love with him and I really don't know how we ever survived without him. Hasn't he always been with us?!
Charlie Dean, you are the absolute best thing that has ever happened to us. You are so sweet, so smart, and seriously the cutest baby on the planet. I don't know how we got so lucky to have YOU in our family. Happy Birthday, sweet boy!
-Charlie was pretty sick and had a fever of 102, a bad cough, and runny nose. It was so sad! Luckily it didn't last long. He was extra cuddly, sweet boy!
-Now that the weather is (kind of) warming up, we went on a walk to the park and watched Landon fly his big kite that he'll use for kiteboarding this summer. Charlie loved it, of course. :)
|Giving Daddy birthday snuggles!|
-Charlie is SO playful and fun! He looooooves to rough house and get tickled and also loves to play peek-a-boo
-When Landon gets home from work, Charlie BOLTS over to him and gets so excited. He also had the same reaction when Nini came over the other day, but I didn't get it on camera.
-He is doing SO much better at going right down for his naps, with the occasional exception of course. I usually only have to go in once or twice to lay him back down before he falls asleep.
-Since Charlie is terrified of grass, I can lay a blanket down outside and he'll stay on it and play with toys. I can't wait for summer with this babe!
-Landon is building a paramotor and Charlie tested out the harness. He LOVED all the buckles and straps, but hopefully he doesn't get any ideas! ;)
-Charlie LOVES books and we read books for at least half an hour every single day. I love how much he loves reading!
-Henry and Charlie are still the best of friends. Oliver still doesn't like to be close to him, but he did lick his face TWICE over the past month. So maybe there's hope? :)
-Charlie's "trick" this month has been trying to whistle. It's way too cute and of course he learned it from Daddy.
-Charlie is walking ALL over the place now. It is soooo cute to see his tiny little body wobbling around. It's our favorite thing! He will just walk out into the middle of the room and walk around with no prompting from us. He also learned how to climb stairs... Little stinker!
-Suzette helped me take Charlie's one year pictures. It was a rainy/cloudy day and Charlie was being VERY serious, but they still turned out pretty cute. Here are some of the outtakes. I seriously could not have taken these pictures without "Nini's" help!
|Giving his baby kisses. He LOOOOVES that thing!|
-Charlie went on his very first wagon ride! I wasn't sure how he would do with holding on or if he would stay sitting... so I took him for a little practice ride around our kitchen and he did great so we went outside. He LOVED it and I can't wait to take him on more rides this summer! Thanks for the awesome Christmas present Grandpa and Grandma!
-We celebrated Charlie's first Easter! Holidays are so much more fun with kids! The Easter Bunny came and left Charlie some eggs filled with his favorite treat... yogurt melts! He also left him a cute dinosaur toy and of course wrote his initial in chocolate. We had such a fun day!
-Charlie has gradually been weaning off nursing (and we will be stopping altogether in a few days... I'm heartbroken!!!) so now he only nurses at night and has whole milk bottles during the day. He LOOOVES milk! I was worried he wouldn't like it at first, but he seriously just chugged it!
-Charlie makes the BEST faces. He's recently learned how to do a fishy face and he can also roll his tongue. He also makes the cutest "squeal" sound and I just can't get enough of it. He's just way too cute!!!!
And a few more random pictures and videos, because he's just way too cute and I can't stop taking them! :)
|Hanging with Nana!|
|Visiting Daddy at work!|
|My snuggle bug!|
|That grumpy face though....|
|HEAVEN!!!!!! I can't remember the last time he fell asleep on me!|