Thursday, July 30, 2009

Love(d) It!

We brought Charlotte to her first big concert last night. Lyle Lovett at the Botanical Gardens. She was perfect.. as usual : ) The girl could sleep through anything!
Dadu/Daughter ear protection. As my Hubs would let you know,
"safety is not an accident". : )

Groovin' with Mama.

Thanks for the tickets Mom and Dad! We all had such a great time!
Nice face Dad...

...Maybe it runs in the family ; )

John and Cristi

A beautiful sunset and din din for Charlotte.

He's "quite gangster in case you didn't know".

Happy to be dancin' with Dadu.

Sweet baby girl really doesn't mind the ear protection!

Family photo opt.

Great concert. Great family. Great memories for all!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Big Love

I wanted to share this gummy grin with my family : D
Big love to Daniel, Ximena, Laila and Baby Eisley!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


We have decided it is time to start sleep training with Charly. I know like many things that everyone has their own method/opinion that works for them. We decided that the no-cry/least-cry method is right for us. Basically the plan is to put Charlotte down so she learns to fall to sleep independently and if or when she cries we go to her, meet her need and once she is calm again leave the room. I totally recognise that this may take longer than the cry-it-out methods but I am blessed with the time to spend with her and very willing to work with her while she masters the art of falling to sleep. Today at nap time I recognised her ques and decided it was a great opportunity to try out the plan : ) (Normally she would just fall to sleep nursing and sleep in my arms... again, I am so very blessed.) After making sure her belly was full and her diaper was clean I laid her down, kissed her little temple and told her it was nap time. I left the room to let her wind down but instead she wound up! I could hear her chattering in the room and eventually her chatters turned into cries. Stuck to plan and went in to console her... she laughed at me! Ok.... so she's happy. I leave the room again and she starts crying right away.. turn around to tell her everything is okay and she laughs again!! This went on time and time again and while I know it shouldn't be funny... it was funny! I just imagined her thinking... "sucker" every time I came back. After about an hour of creating tread marks in the carpet from the back room to the front my funny little girl was asleep. I took this video with the flash off so as not to disrupt her nap time time mojo so it's not the best quality but at least I can share with you a bit of our afternoon play.

Monday, July 13, 2009

It's what's inside that counts.

Our good friends in MT, Jason and Kelly sent this onesie for Charlotte when I was still pregnant and I am so happy that it finally fits!
It reads...
Inside me I've got:
world peace
2 rainbows
light from 4 stars
green stuff
some dog hair

And there is a sweet little peace sign on the sleeve.
Love it! Love them!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bathing Beauty

We have started a nightly bedtime routine that starts with bathtime and Charly loves it!
I love this little expression! I think she had just splashed herself : 0

Bummed that I only caught half of this sweet face but I still love the picture!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Playing with Food

Charlotte had her first taste of real food this morning.
Here is how it all went down:Hmm, this spoon seems innocent enough...

What did you put on it?

You ruined my new spoon!!

Here Dadu... forget the spoon, I got this.

Ohhh... this is kinda fun : )

Ok, so that's what this is for... flinging!

Breakfast may be my new favorite game.. all but the eating part.
All this playing really worked up my appetite... where's that boob? : )