Monday, November 30, 2015

Our Thanksgiving + Brad's 4 Month Update

Ben and I took off work last week to spend time with the boys.  Unfortunately, it ended with all four of us down with a cold and Brad got the worst of it this time.  Poor baby.  Charlie never got so much as a runny nose until after he was a year old and Brad has already gotten 3 colds in these past 4 months:( It's so frustrating!  

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my family on Thursday.  It was a quiet and relaxed one this year with only my mom, Sean and Meg but the food was delicious and the champagne kept a flowin'!
We celebrated with Ben's family on Friday with his parents and brother's family.   They have 5 kids plus our 2, so it was a wild night (the pictures are very deceiving).  We had so much fun! P.S. Brad did the no pants dance for most of the night and then past out early.

Hope everyone had the happiest of Thanksgivings with family and friends this year!  

Happy four months to my little Thanksgiving butterball, Brad!
At his 4 month well visit last week he was 18 lbs. 26 in. and in the 99%.  I was surprised by his weight.  I thought for sure he was going to be at least 20 lbs. because homeboy is getting hard to carry, especially in his car seat.  Which reminds me, I need to hit the gym!

The doc could see two bottom teeth under his gums and said we might notice signs of teething which we definitely do.  He is a slobber monster and drooling everywhere!  I had read that around four months is when you can start doing solid foods but that seemed kind of early and I couldn't remember when I started with Charlie.  His doctor said breast is best and if we wanted to wait a little longer until around 6 months that's great.  So I think we will hold off until then.

He is still sleeping through the night and even though I haven't witnessed this yet I know he is rolling over.  I know this because in the morning not only is he in a completely different spot then where I put him down but also if I laid him on his stomach he is on his back and vice versa.

We are getting baby giggles which are the cutest thing ever! Brad is totally captivated by Charlie.  There are times when they are laying next to each other, Brad gets so excited he starts hyperventilating!  He just loves him so much!

Happy 4 months, Brad. We love you!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy Third Birthday, Charlie Beau!

I can't believe our eldest, The Dude, is already 3 years old!  Time really does fly when you're having fun.  I have never known a child more wise and witty than he is and he says and does the funniest things! While playing hide and seek with his Grandma, as she popped out to scare him he jumped and said "Ahh, you startled me!".  What little kid says that!?  I don't even say that!  The other night while eating dinner he asked if he could watch the iPad.  I told him not until he finished his meal and asked to be excused. "Yes ma'am." he said as he ROLLED HIS EYES!  How does he even know what that means!?  Bro. You're three.  You can't roll your eyes at me until you're like thirteen!
He's also so very caring and sensitive.  We took him to meet up with his cousins to play at McDonald's a couple weeks ago.  Instead of playing in the tunnels he chose to stand at the bottom of the slides and help all the kids get off after they slid down.  It melted my heart to watch him.  He amazes us everyday.  Our little Threenager:)

Here is his annual Birthday interview!  His first and second birthday interviews were me just filling in what I thought he'd say but this year he answered himself!  So fun!
We were super excited to see that Charlie was featured on the Happy Birthday segment on Sprout TV today!  What a special moment to watch! 

Happy Birthday, Charlie!  You are the sweetest, silliest, most fun and caring little boy in the whole world.  You're beautiful inside and out. With the brightest smile and a heart of gold!    What an incredible 3 years it's been and we just can't wait to see what each new day brings for you. You are the light of our lives, the best big brother and we could not be more proud of you!  We love you further than the moon and all the planets and all the stars!  -Mom, Dad and Brad

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

3rd Birthday Gift Picks

It's birthday month for Charlie Beau!  The Dude will be three going on thirteen.  Someone asked me how old he was the other day and Ben had to correct me because I accidentally told them he was going to be four!  He's just so mature for his age I sometimes think he is older than he really is!

Since they are so close together, I'm trying to decipher between birthday gifts and Christmas gifts.  I feel bad for parents with kids that have birthdays the same month as Christmas!  It's exhausting trying to figure out what's coming when and from whom.   I guess this year I'm going to let Santa steal my thunder and give Charlie the bigger gifts.  Here is a little round up of birthday ideas for a 3 year old.  My favorite being those monster claw slippers! So cute!

Update: Even though Charlie loves to be around Brad he still never wants to hold him.  He'll lay next to him, hug and kiss him but when I ask him to hold his brother he refuses!  I have to bribe him with Halloween candy and even then he'll say "OK, but I'm not touchin' him!" and then hold his arms up high.  I don't get it!  

Hope everyone is having a great week!  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Our Happy Halloween 2015

We had the best Halloween this year!  It was Brad's first Halloween and the first year that Charlie went door to door Trick or Treating! He just loved it!
We headed to my mom's house for Trick or Treating after we watched "Room on the Broom", the cutest little Halloween movie based on this children's book.  Totally worth the buy for next Halloween if you don't already have it:)  
Charlie was a football player and Brad was his football which made for the cutest brother costume combo I've ever seen!

Brad stayed behind with Aunt Meghan to pass out candy while we took Charlie out to Trick or Treat.  He had so much fun, yelled "TRICK OR TREAT!" at every door step and then said "OK now, let's go get some more!" like a broken record after EVERY house!  That is until I wanted to catch him saying it on video.  As soon as I started recording he says " OK now, let's go home."


It was our most fun year yet!  
Happy November, Friends!