Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Today, my mom came up for a visit :) It was great to see her~as always!! We realized sometime during the day that she and Charlotte had similar shoes. Charlotte hasn't learned to walk yet, but she's already outgrown some "weeboks" (no really, that's their name~adorable!) my parents gave her and is on to her second pair of baby new balance that Josh's parents gave her. Here are some pics of my mom and my daughter and their sneakers :) Well, the pictures are actually just of their feet. haha. :)

Monday, September 22, 2008


Who is it, you ask?

For those of you that have said Charlotte looks like me, you are very kind. I'd like to think I had a little something to do with her being here (moms out KNOW I did.)...however, this picture shows that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Clearly, the tree is Josh. This is his baby picture from six months old. It's a bit blurry b/c it was taken through the cover of a picture album, but you get the idea... Actually this is exactly what I'd hoped for! Josh disagreed with me when I said I wanted our daughter to look just like him, saying he'd make an ugly girl~wrong!! They are two of a kind (well, in looks. Her hissy fits tend to resemble mine more than his). His mom provided the cincher when she showed me these baby albums when Josh and I were dating! (just kidding~it was already cinched in my mind).

Hope I spelled "cinch" right or this post will end on a weird, confusing note.

Dinner with the Halls

No, we're not referring to ourselves in the third person. On Sunday night, we had dinner with Josh's parents. It was really fun~we had cheeseburgers cooked on their brand-new grill! It is a Mac-Daddy grill, too. Charlotte enjoyed trying some Mac-n-Cheese...sort of...and she really enjoyed the toys they have at their house..different is always good in toy world. Here are Tony (growing his beard out for a Christmas play at church~he is a method actor), Charlotte, Pam, and Spike (who weighs 4 pounds wet and has a spiked biker dog collar!)

Thanks again! Can't wait to hang out soon!

Di-"Grassy" High

She wasn't sure about the grass this time...we think she likes it when it's shorter (which it is now~Josh mows on Sundays after church and these were taken Saturday). She pats the blades over and over before deciding to put her weight down. We couldn't get her to look right at us, but here are some more contemplative shots for a change!
*Doesn't our grass look great? Josh has done an awesome job getting it to look this nice! When we moved in we had a mottled collection of red clay, crab grass, and clover. Thanks Honey!! You Lawn Master, you!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I think we have a roller coaster lover on our hands!! (of course, she is making this face so much of the time that it is sort of hard to tell...)

Fun with Friends

Charlotte's friend Alivia came over to play the other night. The girls had a blast and were sort of petting/whacking each other (in a nice way)...Alivia's mom Kindra is a dear friend of mine~I think we make two pretty good mother-daughter duos!!

Playing in the Front Yard

This was one of those days where the weather was perfect!! I guess we'll have to sing "all I want for Christmas is my two (top) front teeth" for Charlotte this year!

Baby Orajel

We love this stuff. Apparently, Charlotte does as well.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Our Visitor

Josh called this morning after he'd left for work to let me know he'd left us a surprise on the front porch...

Of course, my taste buds are hoping for a life-size chocolate statue of Josh, but instead, it was.....this turtle! Josh found it in the yard and trapped it on our porch until Charlotte and I could see it. Don't worry~it was returned to its natural habitat immediately after this photo-op.

Since it is the child's role to name random animals found in nature, I let Charlotte name this little girl/guy before we released it. Therefore, its name is "Yuyah!" (say this as high-pitched as you can and you've got it right.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Nana & Poppy

My parents came up for a pre-Labor Day visit! It was really fun :) Thanks for making the trek~all three of us thoroughly enjoyed it!!

Charlotte has perfected her first magic trick, seen here~the disappearing hands act!

Monday, September 1, 2008

"Christmas" in August...

Our version of the bunny outfit present from "A Christmas Story" movie...Charlotte agreed with Ralphie on this one...too funny. Actually, this is a really adorable little fancy coat Josh's aunt gave us, but unfortunately, as you can see from the sleeves, it's ready to be packed needed documentation before being stored in the "Bonus Room"...