Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Which one is which?

One of these pictures is Max, and one is Charlie. Can you tell which is which?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Our playgroup went to the pumpkin patch out in North Plains yesterday morning. Max and Wolfie had fun following each other around the field, each taking turns tripping over the vines and getting muddy. Fun!
Luckily, Charlie fell asleep pretty quickly in the front pack so that I could concentrate on following Max around the field and finding pumpkins for the kids. Max didn't want to pose for this picture - he wanted to keep running!
This punkin Mama!

I was a little worried about how I could possibly carry a baby in the front pack, hold a 2yo's hand and carry punkin's back from the field... but Max sat very well in a wheelbarrow with the punkin's and even my purse! Thank heaven for wheelbarrows! (Who would have ever thought I would utter those words?!?)

Silly kids!

Here are a few random pictures of the kids:
Charlie is having a quiet moment sitting in the high chair.

Max has carried his lovey, Wallace (the dog), around with him for about a year and a half. A recent addition to Wallace is George (the monkey). Wallace is still #1, but George goes around with Max most of the time too and is now a requirement at nap and bedtime!

Max has a lot of fun stealing our shoes and clomping around the house. Here he is in Dada's house shoes, with the requisite George, Wallace, and sippy cup.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Boys Will Be Boys

We've been trying to get outside as much as possible, but with the wet PNW autumn starting, the yard is beginning to have some muddy areas (where, when it was dry, were simply dust bowls before). The other day I was out in the yard with the kids working on calming a crying Charlie and looked up to see Max climbing the stairs to the back door in this condition. Needless to say, there are not enough baby wipes in the house to get the mud off, so as soon as I could get Charlie asleep it was bath time! Luckily Max is just as happy playing in bath water as he is in puddles and mud holes!

Monday, October 16, 2006


Charlie had her 2 month checkup this morning, and everything has checked out just fine:
weight 12lb 1.5oz - 95th percentile
length 23-3/4 inches - Off the chart!
Head 15-3/4 inches - 97th percentile

We are already switching her to size 2 diapers because of her chubby little thighs.
So, she's big, but at least she's proportionate!

Here is a video of the kids the other day:

Note that Charlie isn't screaming!