Having a bad day? This should cure it…


Welcome Back to Hahira

We had a blast in Hahira this past weekend, and my grandmother had appointments for everyone to come and see her baby (no, not me – she has a new baby in town and his name is Charlie – if Travis and I didn’t have to drive Charlie down there to them I don’t think they’d really care if he and I showed up…haha).

Two of these pictures are just action shots of my grandparents house so you can see how many people we had over visiting at one time.

Look at those eyebrows

Going to crawl if it kills him

Beach Trip/ Mother’s Day 2010

We had a wonderful time at the beach last weekend with our friends, Billy & Kelly, and their baby, Will. As a frame of reference for the pictures below, Will is 7 weeks older than Charlie. We had so much fun, but we definitely didn’t do much relaxing. In fact, when we got home Monday at lunch, we had a babysitter come and keep Charlie so Travis and I could rest for a couple hours (we both got sick on Sunday night and we both needed naps). We know why people take their nannies or the grandparents on vacations now…4 sets of hands for 2 babies was definitely not enough. One more funny story before I let you get to the pictures. Since Travis and I started dating, he has not packed for a trip. Seriously…for our honeymoon, he had no idea what he would be wearing until we arrived in Jamaica…that is trust. And I do a good job for the most part. Every now and then he might complain if I couldn’t mind read exactly what t-shirt or polo he might want to wear at any given time, but it’s usually only a half-hearted complaint because I did do the packing and he just had to show up. For this trip, since the girls (and babies) rode separately from the boys who were both golfing on Friday before the trip, I packed everything for Travis and left his suitcase out in the bedroom so he could just put his toiletries in after he showered before they left. Saturday morning in Edisto and Travis walked out to ask me where his clothes were – I responded, wherever you put your suitcase. His response, “What suitcase? You always pack my clothes.” Long story short, he basically stepped right over his suitcase leaving the house and just assumed I had everything for him – he just brought his toiletries and the clothes/shoes on his back. We also had 4 polo shirts that I had packed with my hang-up clothes. I will give him credit that he took it like a trooper (which I think he should because it was his fault for not listening to me each time I said “put your toiletries in with your suitcase that is on the floor of the bedroom before you leave”), and Charlie and I spent an hour on Saturday searching for Daddy a bathing suit and a hat. I will just say it’s a good thing we were at a condo with a washer/dryer instead of a hotel because that one pair of shorts and boxers got quite the washing during the weekend. For our trip to Hahira this past weekend, he made sure he had the suitcase (and the goodness was we didn’t have to pack for him – we just took the same suitcase from last weekend that never got used).

Here are the pictures:

Ready to hit the road.

Ready to Go

Pacifier Twins

Pacifier Twins

Taste-Testing Will’s Toy

Taste Testing

Having a Stare Down

Hanging out With Daddy

On the Beach

The Hughes Family

Let Me See That Camera!!!

The only time Charlie can be considered petite:

Will going after his mama

We’re back…

So, yes I know it has been way too long, and you’ve all probably given up even bothering to check the blog, but we are back. Tax season is over and we’ve been making up for lost time hanging out and playing together. There are about 4 or 5 new posts (very heavy on the pictures) below. Charlie is so much fun, and growing so much every day. I can’t believe how much he has changed since the last time we posted. We’ve cut one tooth and are seriously working on the second one right now. He’s so close to crawling – he’s currently up on all fours and rocking back and forth but hasn’t made it forward yet. He does do his own version of the army crawl/scoot to get places but it’s slow. One he learns to really crawl we are going to be in trouble. We spent this weekend at home and hanging out with friends. Next weekend we’re off to the beach for Charlie’s first visit to the ocean and my first Mother’s Day with a baby outside of my belly. The following weekend, we’re going to Hahira for Charlie to visit his great-grandparents again. I’m sure there will be tons of pictures from those weekends as well.

I’ll leave you with a picture Trav snapped of Charlie and I having part of our goodnight routine earlier tonight. And yes, I know I desparately need to get my hair highlighted again, but I haven’t found the time just yet.

Tub Time

He started trying to pull up and stand up in his old newborn tub, so I thought we’d try something different, but there’s just not hemming up all this curiosity.

7 Months Old

Don't let the innocent smile fool you - all boy - T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Such a happy boy!

The one second I stayed still on my back without trying to rollover & climb out

Can I help you?

Peek-a-boo Mama

Can't decide if I'm going to stand up and walk or crawl first

Time to Lower the Crib Mama and Daddy

Charlie’s Baptism

Last weekend, we were so blessed to have so many friends and family at church with us to celebrate Charlie’s baptism and then over at our house for brunch afterwards. Unfortunately, my mom is the only one that took pictures of the spread that she and my mother-in-law set up for the party, and I didn’t download her photos while she was here. The photos below are from the actual baptism – thanks to Kristen for documenting it for us.