Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Bunch of Random Stuff

Our first Buffalo Wild Wings experience!
We went with Mike & Maryann and Mike & Christine - we are lucky to have such awesome people to hang out with that we also get to call family.

It was just too much fun to hang out, just us "big people". All our little people were being babysat. :)

Charlie finally had his first OMSI experience - I've been meaning to take him for a long time!
Oma & Opa were there to provide lots of entertainment, of course.
Opa & Charlie checked out the submarine. Afterwards, Charlie declared it was "boring". Oh well, maybe when he's a little older. Opa probably enjoyed it enough for both of them anyways!
Here they are running down the pier towards the sub.
Now, tractor riding, on the other hand, is WAY cool.

Last time we watched the Leiby girls, Amaya decided the kids should put on a Nativity Play.

Of course, Amaya was Mary and Charlie was Joseph.

And...Tennyson, the angel. We taped feathers to her back as "wings". You can see them poking out over her shoulders. So cute! :)

The week between Christmas and New Years, Charlie and I had the privilege of babysitting cutie Ava for a few days. What a sweetheart!
Charlie was in baby girl heaven.
Giving kisses:
Showering her with gifts (or "smothering" her with gifts):
Teaching her how to hold toys:
And...feeding her:

Ever since we had Ava in our house, Charlie keeps talking about "when" he gets his brother or sister, and how fun it's gonna be, and whether he thinks it will be a brother or sister (or both!)... Problem is, I'm not even pregnant yet! He's got a long wait ahead of him. :)
That same week, we got a little snow - so Charlie geared up (over the top of his PJ's) and headed out with Shawn to "explore".
Christmas Eve anticipation.
Christmas morning!
The Huntleys spent the night on Christmas Eve and so there were lots of little pitter-pattering feet (5 extra little pairs of feet, to be exact!) around on Christmas Morning - so much fun!
Some of the kids helping Charlie with his favorite "Sticky Mosaic" art projects.
Another favorite - we spent a good part of the day painting these animals with glow in the dark paint.
My sister - Aunt Melissa - made the most awesome quilt for Charlie. It's like a little map and it's got everyone's house on it, and roads and train tracks - so cute! Charlie has slept with it every night since he got it.
Here's Ellie & Blake's house:
Even a zoo!
Lucie & Baby Paisley - almost a year old already!
Christmas Aftermath, on happy little boy. :)


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3 comments:

lori lls said...

Fun post! Lots of catching up. Here are a few thoughts, in no particular order.

Charlie is GREAT with Ava. I love how his little shoulders circle around her so gently while he's helping her to hold things. And the pic of her surrounded by toys is hysterical.

It's easy to tell who Shawn's sister is.

I like the pic of running on the pier.

A big map is a fun idea for a gift blanket!

Elisha said...

Yay for updates! So good to see all your pictures Mars :) It is such a great photo of you and Shawn. I feel like I hardly have any pics with my hubby because I am the one behind the camera.
Charlie is getting so big. I LOVE the picture of Ava covered in toys. That is exactly what Chloe did to her sister!

Rachel Clear said...

Real great post! I'm with Charlie... when IS he going to get a brother or sister?!? :)