Our Not So Baby Charlotte

Charlotte is really outgrowing the term ‘baby’ at quite a rapid pace. It seems like she is doing something new everyday. I’m afraid to look away because she’s usually getting into something and because she will be a toddler before I know it. Ugh! The ongoing battle. I barely remember the days when she would just lie still. I had to document some of our day to day activities at 7 1/2-months-old.

For instance, Charlotte’s crawl speed is one to be challenged. I put her as far as I possibly can from Prissy’s dog food and within 30 seconds, she has a piece of dog food in her mouth. Yes, that has happened several times and I won’t even mention how much she likes Prissy’s half chewed rawhide bones. We make ourselves feel better by saying we’re just keeping her immune system on its toes.

She also learned to pull herself up to a stand and has attempted to take steps which then leads to a tumble. Apparently, she doesn’t even mind the tumbles now. I think we lowered her crib just days before a full somersault onto the carpet. Honestly, she never holds still. She continues to love the sound of her own voice and would wake the neighbors if we had any. Just waiting for words to help her express herself. As far as Charlotte’s eating habits, she’s definitely into solids and might be over the ba-ba any day now. She’s eating a variety of grain cereal, fruits, and vegetables. One day, we thought it would be fun to give her an avocado and see what would happen. Prissy certainly had a decent amount of guacamole that night. Oh and one more little tidbit that needs to go in the books, she’s already teasing Prissy. (Oh Prissy, thank you for being so patient but you have a long road ahead of you.) Charlotte steals the bone away from Prissy and then teases her with it while laughing hysterically. Really, isn’t this a little young?

So anyway, this is basically a mom/Charlotte update. The days are going by so fast and I don’t want to forget anything. Below are a few pictures of lately.

Happy Halloween

Halloween was a little more exciting this year now that we have baby Charlotte to participate in the festivities!  I just couldn’t wait to dress her up as a lil’ ladybug.  We took her to John’s work party for her first Halloween experience.  Adobe takes this crazy holiday to a whole new level!  They basically shut down for the day to let the employees participate in hosting, what I would call, a Halloween theme park.  It was nuts, especially if you were under the age of 10!  There were over 9,000 people that came through this year.  It took Charlotte some time to figure out her daddy in a Goofy costume (and get use to all the costumes and chaos) but after that, she had a great first Halloween!  Next year, we will have to hit the streets with her.

This year the theme for John and the executive team at Adobe was Disney – John was Goofy with that perfect wave. As far as Charlotte knows, she’s already been to Disneyland.

Oh and I couldn’t complete our Halloween post without sharing my costume this year.  The ever talented Meggan Pingree is fully responsible for making these costumes.  I was honored to have her as my date to a couples party.  John, sorry you were out of town and couldn’t be a unicorn with me.  There’s always next year.