Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from our little gobbler!

I've had my eye on this costume ever since he was born! How fitting for him to be a turkey!?!  He's so cute I could bake him up and eat him!
Since it was cold and rainy we didn't go out Trick-Or-Treating but we had fun passing out candy!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Month Ten

10 months have flown by! The dude just turned eleven months a few days ago but here is a recap of month 10!
I am amazed at how he seems to learn and do something new everyday. He is very inquisitive and challenges us to stimulate him in so many ways. The other day while I was brushing my teeth he sat at my feet and watched me brush. He then started moving his mouth to make the "AH" and "OH" shapes that I was making. I stuck my tongue out to brush it and he stuck his out. It was cute and it prompted me to get his toothbrush out to brush his two little teeth. We then sat on the bathroom floor and I showed him how to brush his hair with his little baby brush. He was very serious about it.  He touched his head with the brush and then touched my hair with the brush back and fourth as I repeated "Brush Charlie's hair, now brush mamma's hair.".  He is a wise one.

Took his first steps
Tries to say Dog "og", Book "ook", Ball "Ba" and All Gone "Ah Gon"
Is acquiring two more teeth on the top
Loves to mimic us.
Loves to play interactive games like Peek- A- Boo, "I'm gonna get you!"- Where we chase him and then he turns and chases us, all the while laughing hysterically!  If you follow me on instagram you've seen his latest Scaring mamma game. lol

1. Bananas-  Every morning Charlie snuggles up on the couch with Ben or I and eats a banana like a big boy.  It is the cutest thing!  He knows right where we keep them and if we don't get the banana in a timely fashion he stands next to the counter where they are and makes a fuss about it!

2.Stride Rite shoes-  Like I mentioned before these were a great option for Charlie's extra wide feet.  He is really getting the hang of walking in them.
3. Halloween Jammies-  These Frankenstein jams from Gymboree are so cute!  I said it once and I'll say it again I LOVE STRIPES. Haha!  I am really loving pajama separates right now but we will soon be switching to our snugly one piece zip ups.
4. Stones Swag-  Shout out to H&M for showing our young Rolling Stones fans some love!!  We like to do "Mamma and Mini" days in our matching Stones gear.
5. Little Tikes Wagon-  Charlie loves wagon rides!  We pull him around at Ben's parents house and collect leafs and flowers, he really enjoys being outside and all things nature just like Ben.  I also can't wait to pull him around in it while Trick-or -Treating at my moms house next week!!  

I can't believe he is almost a year old!!  It's so weird to think that last year around this time I was celebrating my baby shower.  We were decked out in pink and blue and so excited for our precious baby boy or girl to arrive!  I remember when I was pregnant I would always sing a song that my mom and grandma used to sing to me when I was a baby and in the song you would say your baby's name.  I would always sing it twice once with our baby girl name and once with our baby boy name:) 

This year to celebrate our little boy we'll decorate in blue ombre' galore!  Almost party time!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Favorites

A list of Charlie (and Mommy's) favorites this fall!!

Stride Rite Shoes- Now that the weather is getting cooler and cooler we had to get him his first pair of shoes. Yes, that's correct, his FIRST pair! Almost a year old and the kid's never worn shoes before. HA! He wore socks all last winter and then went barefoot all summer.  We had to go to Stride Rite because he has thick feet and I was having trouble finding shoes that fit at regular stores.  It was so cute, the lady at Stride Rite (Who by the way sold my mom my first pair of shoes 29 years ago. True story.) measured his little foot on the metal measurer and then brought out our options.  He was so good while we tried on like seven or eight different pair and took a lap around the store to check out the fit.  The Dude wears a 5 1/2 extra EXTRA wide :) 

Candy corn and peanuts mix- Obviously mamma's favorite. I set this out as "decoration" and it mysteriously disappears throughout the week! I used to make it up myself but then I noticed at Target Brach's brand sells it!  Score!

Gap Halloween Swag-  I am obsessing over this outfit!  If you follow me on instagram, I was not joking when I said he is going to wear this outfit ever day until Halloween!  Cuteness overload!

Baby Gap Jeans-  I usually don't like to put Charlie in jeans.  They aren't soft and very restricting.  BUT  I found these bad boys at Gap.  They have grey cotton lining inside and are very comfy,  I just love them!  I wish I could stock the Dude's closet with Baby Gap clothes galore but Ben is less then impressed with their prices.  Boo!

Last but certainly not least- Walking!!- I wouldn't call Charlie a walker just yet but he is so close! Last Tuesday he was standing on his own playing with a toy, I called him to come to me and with out thinking he just took two steps right in to me!! I don't think he realized what he had even done and I honestly didn't think it was going to happen again for awhile. I was so happy though. The next day we went to visit my mom and grandma. I stood him up in front of my mom and she reached out her arms for him to come to her and sure enough he took five steps!! I think he could have gone further but my mom had her back against the couch and he had no more room to walk. We started clapping and cheering for him and he turned around and looked at me with the proudest smile and I burst into tears. I was so happy to have witnessed that moment and when he turned to make sure I saw him it just melted my heart. I love him so much.