Friday, December 4, 2015

Charlie is 7 months!

This past month, Charlie officially became a "paci baby".  Before if he lost his paci, he would easily start sucking on his fingers.  However, over the past month, he has begun to prefer his paci over everything and has also started to be able to put it in all by himself.  Charlie is still army crawling all over the place, and right before he turned 7 months started to sit up by himself.  He still will not stay for long, but he rarely falls over accidentally anymore.  He continues to be a super happy baby who loves to smile and laugh.  He naps 2-3 times a day, but is not really on a schedule.  If he gets fussy, I put him down for a nap.  He rarely fusses!  He is loving solid food, and avocados, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes are the staples.  He loves pears and applesauce too, and has not yet rejected anything we have given him!  He has even started being able to eat cheerios.  This month he gained a little bit more weight and is now 15lbs 15oz.  I think all of those avocados I've been feeding him are doing the trick!!!  He still nurses 5 times a day most days.  I did not take an "official" picture this month, but here are some showing off his sitting up skills!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November 2015

November was fun and busy!!!  Early in th month was Daddy's birthday and we had fun celebrating with a Kilwin's Ice Cream Cake.  The kids loved helping Daddy blow out the candles.  Mid month, the kids and I took a day trip up to Asheville to spend with Aunt Catherine and my four nieces.  We went to a fun nature center and got to see lots of animals!! The Otters were super playful and loved Aunt Catherine!!!  The bears were also super cool and Ethan loved feeding leaves to the goats and donkey!  For Thanksgiving this year, we hosted most of Matt's family.  Aunt Julie and Sophie came out first, and we had a fun evening out with them and Julie was a big help in getting ready for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Then Uncle Michael and Jessica and Grandpa came to town, and then all 7 of the Pratt family came in!  We had a wonderful time and were blessed with gorgeous weather! We had the hammock out, played corn hole, and I spent most of the day in the kitchen!!!  Dinner was delicious, and fun was had by all!!!  We took Friday to go to the Biltmore in Asheville, finished by a yummy lunch at Barleys.  We finished the weekend out after everyone had left with picking out our Christmas tree!!