Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sean's To-Do lists

Every day that Sean is at home he makes a to-do list. Every day. The man cannot have an unproductive day and apparently having a crossed off to-do list makes him feel super productive.

He tries to get me to make to-do lists, but I don't have the desire as often (or ever) as he does.

Today he had me fill one up with him.

I may or may not have added several simple 'to-dos' just so that I would look so productive. His items are slowly getting crossed off, but mine-- well, let's just say that I am sitting here writing a blog (which is one of my to-dos), while my little guy naps (another to-do), baking cookies (yep, another to-do), and looking oh-so-productive according to the 'list'.

Every now and then I may or may not add goofy things onto his list. If ever he steps out onto the porch to howl at the moon you better believe that he is doing that to check it off of his list. Sometimes he has to stop and dance the macarena, which gives him another check. All for the sake of productivity.

Oh, I love playing games on with my husband.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Growing up way too quickly

Time used to be measured by years (in dental school), semesters (in college), quarters (in high school), and Christmases (when I was a child).

Now time is measured by the small or large things our little guy does.

Since I haven't updated all of the things we've done (post to come), I'll give a pseudo-synopsis of what Charlie has been up to.
These two guys are the happiest when they are outside-- if they had tails, they would be wagging!

Charlie dropped several hints that he was ready for solid food: always reaching for our food, putting everything in his mouth, waking up every 2-2 1/2 hours at night to eat, and not sleeping well in the day. He doesn't like sweet potatoes, but enjoys peas, prunes, applesauce, avocado, pears, and plums-- yum!

If mom and dad don't want you to suck your thumb, go for your big toe-- they are too busy laughing to stop you.

He has always enjoyed being read to, but lately wants to be the one doing the reading.

First, he grabs for the book and gets a good hold on it.
Then he looks at the pictures and babbles for a bit-- as if he's reading to himself. I LOVE when he does this!

That should feed the grandparents' appetites for now. I promise to post about all we've done soon.