Saturday, May 28, 2011

7 Months Old


We are now closer to the big birthday than we are to her actual day of birth which is just insane to me. It makes me excited and then feel like crying basically all  in the same second. I wonder if I will ever do a monthly post and not start with saying how fast time has been going. I kind of think not.

The cuteness factor is now in overload. Charlotte can now sit up on her own without tipping and just plays and plays and plays with her toys. Her favorite toy right now is the shape blocks and box that the Easter Bunny brought for her. The blocks are the perfect size for her little hands and one of them is always sticking them in her mouth. She likes to knock over the tower of blocks we build and she also will "bang" the blocks together with one in each hand. It is so cute. She also really likes her bouncer and is getting more into playing with the toys on it as well as bouncing.

We have had some development in the rolling department. Charlotte can roll...with the proper motivation such as the ipod. See...
video

But Charlotte does not want to roll. She likes to sit up and probably just thinks that rolling is for babies or something. She finds other ways to get to her toys such as stretching and even a little scooting. She tries so hard to crawl but it doesn't quite work yet but soon for sure. :-)

After our busy Easter weekend we have had a pretty low key month just hanging around in town which has been nice. I did have a wonderful lowkey first Mother's Day. We went out to dinner together the night before so we could avoid the crowds and long waits. On Mother's Day Todd and Charlotte got me cards, flowers, and tickets to go see Les Miserable in July. Can't wait!

First Mother's Day

 Bouncer
Playing with her favorite toy

Saturday, May 7, 2011

First Easter

We had a great Easter weekend! I had Friday off of work so we left Thursday night and headed to the Moog's house up in Santa Clara. We left after doing Charlotte's nighttime routine and she slept for the majority of the trip. We stayed in a hotel which happened to be Charlotte's first hotel stay. It didn't seem to phase her really, she slept just as poorly there as at home. :-) We are still inexperienced travelers with a baby and basically packed everything Charlotte owns, luckily we have a big car. Hopefully as we travel more we will get better about bringing less.

We all loved hanging out with Katie, Jon, Morgan and Zach and can't wait to do it again soon!

Here are the weekend highlights...

Chilling on the hotel bed


 Zach's t-ball game which was so fun and adorable.




Seeing what the Easter Bunny left for Charlotte





Happy Hollow and Charlotte's first Amusement Park ride


 One of the sweetest pictures ever in my opinion

First Petting Zoo experience



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royal Wedding

I told Charlotte it was not necessary for her to get up and keep me company during the Royal Wedding but she just didn't want to miss it. I guess she wants to be able to tell her future in laws she saw them get married. (She is hoping they have a boy first so she is not too much older than him) ;-)