Monday, May 31, 2010
Today, Memorial Day, Chuck, Lauren and I went to the Cardinals game with Nana. All of a sudden the grounds crew was running the tarp out on the field. We didn't sit around to wonder why....we got under cover and it started POURING. Crazy heavy storm, but fast. After the rain, Chuck enjoyed the puddles.
Chuck has toys. A lot of toys. Yet, as is true for so many kids, he would rather play with other things. For instance, I got a bunch of free stuff from Walgreens today, including Cortaid, toothpaste, and tampons. And they were Chuck's favorite toys of the day.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Chuck and I have both been sick for 10 days. Yesterday's trip to the zoo was our first time out of the house in over a week. Today we had our last baby play class. Chuck was "off." He played, but very seriously, very much clinging to me, which is not at all like him.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Do you have pictures that you look back on and love? I do. I may not remember the moment, but I treasure the picture. I sometimes wonder, as I post all these pictures, whether Chuck will feel that way about one of these. Whether when he puts together a slide show of his life (not that he will EVER know what a real slide show is) he will always include one of these pictures.
Ah, I guess 18 months is making me philosophical.
Anyway...here is a picture that I love and treasure. I do not remember the moment, but I sure remember the love and the feeling of being safe in my Daddy's arms. It is from the summer of '76 when I would have been 3.5 years old.
OMG! I don't think I have EVER noticed Dad's pants in this picture. NICE!!!!
This worked out well. Today my baby is 18 months old. How the HECK did that happen?!!? It still totally freaks me out that this creature that was once inside of me now toddles up to me to ask for milk or help or snuggles.
Gosh I am glad today wasn't day 100! I took a grand total of THREE pictures today. And this was the best. Seriously. Between having a sick baby, driving to no man's land to see a lacrosse game that had a couple tornado delays (that MAY be an exaggeration), and not getting a lot of sleep, I just didn't pick the camera up much today!
So instead, I took this mediocre picture and played with all the weird things that photoshop can do with a picture. A couple of them I kinda like. So here they are for your viewing pleasure.
My mom pointed out to me that at some point Chuck was going to have to learn how to eat off a plate. It just hadn't occurred to me. I was so used to putting him in the high chair and putting his food on the high chair tray....a plate? Really?? So I gave it a go....What do you know? My mom was right (don't tell her that, ok?)