Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nine Months in High Hampton

"Slow down, you grow too fast - 
you've got to let your littleness last"

Josh and Charlotte celebrated their nine month birthdays in one of our favorite place, High Hampton.  
At nine months Charlotte is waving, smiling, giggly, trying to eat solids, and loves her musical cartoons.  She is bubbly and such a happy little girl.  She just started saying "Dada".
At nine months Josh just started crawling and loves being mobile.  He loves food, especially Greek yogurt with fruit and still enjoys his stroller rides.  Our morning walks are just for him!  He's also saying "Dada" in a soft, sweet voice.  He's gotten very squirmy, but is still our little cuddle bug.
I tell them all the time that no matter how big they get, they will always be my babies!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Typical Day in the Life of Josh and Charlotte

First, a few pictures of the two this past week...

So, at almost seven months old, a typical Thomasville week day goes something like this:

4:30 am - Josh getting a little fussy, so I head downstairs and warm a bottle, Brent feeds it to him and he falls back asleep, in bed with us (another issue...)
5:45 am : I go downstairs to pump milk, go back to bed
7:00 - Charlotte and Josh both wake-up.  We take them downstairs to watch cartoons while we eat breakfast and drink coffee
7:45 - Brent leaves for work, Josh and Charlotte move to the bouncy seats.  Feed Charlotte, then Josh.
8:30 - Starting to get fussy, so we head for a walk downtown.  Go to Lavish, bank, etc
10:00 - get home, water plants, and feed them cereal with fruit/vegetables
Give Josh a bottle, nurse Charlotte
11:15 - start the nap process, both down at 11:45
12:00 - Mayceil comes over, pump milk
12:30 - Charlotte wakes up, so we give her a bath, rock her and put her back down at 1:30 (because her first nap wasn't long enough)
1:35 - Josh wakes up.  Bath and a bottle for him.
Josh plays in bouncy seat
2:30 Charlotte wakes up, nurses,  they play on the floor together, I read to them
3:30 - Josh takes little nap in his stroller
4:00 - prepare dinner, pump milk
5:00 Mayceil leaves and we head on our afternoon walk
5:45 Brent gets home from work!!  Sit outside for appetizers (this rarely happens), feed the babies solids, we eat dinner outside (we alternate holding and eating) and clean up (I walk them in stroller up and down driveway while Brent cleans up)
Josh and Charlotte play in bouncers to get their energy out of their system, I take a shower, they play with Brent on the floor and watch Curtis fetch
7:15 - put jammies on babies and head upstairs to our bedroom (still bright outside!)
They play/giggle on the bed
I nurse Charlotte and Brent gives Josh a bottle
8:00 - Josh falls asleep
8:20 - put Charlotte in her crib (in the guest room)
11:00 - Charlotte wakes-up and needs one more feeding (this happens once or twice a week, typically she sleeps 10-11 hours straight)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

monthly update... 4 months

This past month has been lots of fun!
Josh and Charlotte are smiling at each other and starting to play together.  Josh has inherited a hand-me-down bear suit that he loves to wear!  He's my little chit-chatter and is still quite a little snuggler :)

 We made our trip to Grayton for the Seaside Half Marathon at the beginning of the month.  I had been looking forward to this "first vacation" that we booked before Josh and Charlotte were born.  We stayed in the Grayton State Park cabins next to the Campbell's and the weekend was wonderful!!
 Yay for another half marathon!

 I have to end with this picture of Sissy Bear and one of her favorite things... bathtime!!

At four months...
Charlotte is sleeping 12 hours straight in her nursery
Josh wakes up a few times in the night and sleeps next to our bed
Charlotte loves bath time, "singing",  Charles' old wooden rattle with the bell inside it, her bunny, giggling, and being outside.
Josh enjoys talking to Dude, playing with his new Toucan, eating, napping with me on the couch, and talking (just like his Dad!!)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Quick Vacation

At almost three months, Josh and Charlotte went on their very first mini vacation to one of our favorite places... Destin and 30a!
It was a little different with feeding pit stops every three hours, but we made it work.  Fortunately, Joshua has a built in clock that reminds us when it's time :)
We stayed with Laura and Horace on the bay.
Their cute little personalities are coming out!
And they are starting to interact together, even tough they look a little bored here!
As far as Lavish news (in the baby department) we have a ton of new Kissy Kissy outfits (similar to those Josh and Charlotte are wearing above) and Feather Baby coming in this week.  Can't wait to model a few of those for you later this week!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Josh and Charlotte, 10 Weeks Old

The weeks are really starting to fly by and Josh and Charlotte are already two months old!!  Just in the past week they have started to purposefully smile and Josh coo's, especially when he is in his crib with all his toys!  Charlotte has become a good little sleeper, and Josh, a diligent little eater!
My goodness, their sweetness is too much to handle.