Saturday, November 25, 2006

More of Charlie Smiling

Got lucky yesterday with a couple of good shots of Charlie smiling and laughing. They are off-center because I still have to hold the camera away from my face and hope it is pointed in the right direction!
Charlie's big smiles are huge open mouth smiles, and I have seen pictures of myself at that age with the same smile so she comes by it honestly.
Here is the cute girl:

I Can Read!

The morning of Thanksgiving day 2006 has Dada picking up the house so that Mama can stay in the kitchen all day (happily). Just after picking up the boys' room, we find him in there 'reading' a book in his little rocking chair. What a good boy! Say, do they make footy pajamas in Mama's size?!?

Messy Art

Max had his very first 'messy art' class this past week. This picture shows Max and the other children playing with playdough while waiting for the project table to be readied. The project this week was to paint a turkey using the outline of their hands and embellish with feathers, sequins, googly eyes and other fun items. Unfortunately I have no pictures of the project process because I was too busy trying to keep Max from alternating between stealing the other kids paint brushes and painting the other kids!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

More and more...

Every time we rediscover either pictures or videos of Max from his first year, we find more and more that Charlie really does look like Max! Case in point:

This is Max at 7 months. Isn't that hilarious?!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Charlie Smiles!

This past weekend the kids and I went down to my parents house for the weekend, and were able to help their cousin Brad celebrate his 7th birthday!

Brad decided to have a bowling party for his birthday. Here are Max along with 6 of his cousins and 3 friends at the bowling alley. Note that both Max and his cousin Benny had to be held back until the picture was taken!

Another cool thing that happened was Charlie discovering that it is OK to hang out in her bouncy seat and had quite a few smiles for Mama! It is very difficult to get a picture of her smile because they disappear so quickly and she doesn't want to smile for the camera, so I have to hold it away from my face, get her to smile, and hope I have the camera pointed in the right direction! This is the best I could get over the weekend. Looking more and more like her brother, eh?


I have been meaning to get these pictures up for two weeks now! Well, here they are (finally).Somehow I didn't manage to get a picture of Max's entire costume, but here he is as a train engineer. The rest of it was a Thomas the train ("Thomas the tank engine" as Max would say) that went around his midsection with suspender style straps. Boy, he sure doesn't look too thrilled to have his picture taken!

Charlie got to wear the Winnie the Pooh costume that Max wore two years ago. I just love the little ears on the hood!