Monday, June 28, 2010

Charlie's Baptism Weekend

We just had a fantastic weekend with Mom, Grandma Judge and Aunt Anne! They came down to DC for a visit and we were able to coordinate Charlie's Baptism for the same weekend!! Godmothers Aunt Bridget and Aunt Erin were here as well and Charlie could not have been more perfect! He looked adorable in his little white suit and was completely happy throughout the service. He also wore a special baptismal garment made by his great-great uncle that was passed down to us by UJ-THANK YOU!! He was one of 7 babies baptized at Good Shepherd on Saturday but Father Chuck kept the service rolling and did a great job. It was so special for me to have Grandma and my own Godmother celebrate with us (they were also at Maggie's).Maggie played with her friend Ellie and had a great time with her at our house afterwards. Rob and I even got a date in too!

We took a (very hot) trip to Arlington National Cemetery yesterday at Grandma's request. It was my first trip there and it was an extremely peaceful and beautiful place. I look forward to a return trip with Rob hopefully when the weather is a little more cooperative.

We are excited for the 4th of July weekend (and our 7 year anniversary) which we will spend with my Dad and Caeli!! Hopefully Maggie has a little longer attention span at the fireworks this year!

Monday, June 21, 2010

8 week check up

Charlie's 8 week check up has come and gone. He seems to be doing great and growing right on schedule. He was not a fan of the shots but was a brave little guy and slept the rest of the day! His official stats are 10lbs 2oz (34%) and 22.4" (56%). I guess he is going to be bigger than his sister!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day Rob, Dad/Barry/Grandpa Elmo, Reg/Dad/Papa, Brendan, and all of our Daddy friends and family. We love you so much and are thankful for all you do for us!

Monday, June 14, 2010

2 months old!

Charlie will be 2 months old tomorrow-CRAZY! We have found a routine and things have really calmed down at our house. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely days I think I will loose my mind, but overall life with 2 kids is pretty manageable!

Charlie continues to be a wonderful little baby and aside from his suspected stomach issues, more on that later, he really seems to be doing well. His official 8 week appt is on Thursday but in the meantime he is about 10 lbs and growing everyday! He is so much more alert and is smiling-hooray! He is giving us anywhere from 5-7 hour stretches at night (depending on how much water I drink everyday!!) followed by a 3-4 hour stretch. We are going to baptize him this month as well when Mom, Grandma and Aunt Anne are here.

Miss Maggie seems to be doing better as well. The quiet corner has replaced time outs on the stairway though she usually finds herself there due to her excessive screaming. Happy or sad, it seems to be her newest way of expressing herself. Not so much fun!! She is doing much better at staying in her bed all night and we anxiously await the arrival of her new alarm clock to help her stay in bed a little later. She loves dancing to music and her newest favorite song is Break your Heart" by Taio Cruz. She asks for it all the time...

Rob is busy as usual and gearing up for the busiest time of year at the Company. We are in planning mode with the FRG and looking forward to some fun family events this summer. I don't think we will make it to the shore this summer but we are all excited for our trip home to Michigan.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Is it just me or do these two look so similar?

Memorial Day and new strollers!

We spent Memorial Day weekend with our great friends Jen and Dave! It was so much fun to see them and I don't think I have laughed that much in a very long time! We also had a great BBQ with our playgroup friends and Maggie really enjoyed playing with her friends in the baby pool and sprinkler. Guess what else...we FINALLY got our double stroller! I used it yesterday to take the kids to the pool and am very happy with it. Maggie was so excited to ride with her brother.