Monday, December 25, 2006


Dada and I were up kinda late last night (I mean, Santa was up late...) assembling Max's new train table. When he came out of his room this morning, he headed toward me sitting in the living room, and then did a double take at the table and immediately changed course! He and Dada have already changed the layout of the tracks a couple of times this morning. Looking forward to having his tracks up off of the floor in his room!
Oh - it is a little hard to see in this picture, but notice that there are almost no ornaments on the lower half of the tree! Max helped me put some of the ornaments up, but every time he took one off of the tree I put it up where he couldn't reach it - slowly but surely all of the ones he put on the tree migrated upward. We'll try again next year to keep little fingers off of the tree! (Just in time for Charlie to start grabbing at it) ;P

Look at that expression of concentration on his face! What a cutie.

Christmas Eve

We spent a lovely evening at Grandma and Grandpa M's house
(or as Max calls them, Grandma and Grandma)
for Christmas Eve. This picture is toward the end of the gift opening. The kids really made a haul off of Grandma & Grandma! It was a lot of fun watching Max open presents and play with all of his new toys. Next year Charlie will get in on the action!

Dada thought it was hilarious to put the discarded bows on Max's back because Max didn't know they were there and when he realized there was something there, he couldn't reach them! I just think he is adorable in his little dress shirt and sweater vest.

True Friends

We went to the annual party Saturday night of a group of friends that Dada grew up with, and now the youngest generation is becoming another group of friends - Here is Max with Frank watching a movie during the party. They had a great time playing together the whole evening.

Another shot of Max and Frank, with Frank's grandpa David all watching the movie together. Watching Frosty the Snowman is serious stuff!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Charlie-girl at 4 months

Charlie had her 4 month checkup yesterday and has been declared 'a very healthy little girl' by the pediatrician. Here are her stats:
Weight 14 lbs 5 oz - 75th percentile
Height 25-3/4" - 95th percentile
Head 42.4 cm - 90th percentile

After having such huge measurements at 2 months, she is now much more in line with how big Max was at this age. She is also now figuring out that she has hands, blowing raspberries, and talking and squealing more and more. Such joyful sounds! She and Max are also discovering each other more each day. Max is spending more time talking to Charlie, and Charlie thinks that Max is pretty fascinating and watches him any time he is within her view. I'm sure lots of laughter is just around the corner between the two of them.

Speaking of laughter, Charlie had her first laugh a couple of days ago! What an exciting thing to hear. I'll try my best to get a video of it to post. Until next time...