We were long overdue a visit to Charleston to catch up with the Hart family. I forgot how much I missed seeing my friend and catching up – yes, it’s been that long!
We had fun and ate Papa Murphy’s pizza and cake…it’s becoming tradition when we go up there. Thank you Tamara, as always you were a wonderful host.
In July I set myself the goal of getting a family portrait each month for Charlotte’s album. It doesn’t have to be fantastic but it does have to be us. Because she’s awesome, Tamara took our picture this month…I had about twenty to choose from . I picked this one this month because it’s so ‘Amelia’. I was also treated to some pictures with Amelia…my favorite is posted too.
As with all visits, it had to come to an end. Amelia screamed and didn’t want to leave Mavel (her name for Tamara’s daughter). I kid you not, she sobbed (not weeped, or cried) all the way home – two hours. If that wasn’t bad enough she asked where Mavel was for days after. I will have to cut her some slack…If I think hard enough, I’ll admit to not wanting to leave fun days out when I was her age too.
The last picture is of Amelia and her Mavel. I am going to frame it on her bedroom wall along with pictures of her and her buddies.
What fun she had as Minnie! We even got to meet up with friends so she had a buddy to trick or treat with.
As an added extra, she got to go to school today all dolled up for a Halloween parade.
The downside, as always, to trick or treating is the exhaustion fallout that we have to suffer through. Meh, these fun times won’t last for long, I’ll enjoy them for as long as she’ll allow.
Getting ready for some spooky trick or treating later she is setting the mood with one of her newer books. Showing Charlotte all about those creepy carrots! Happy Halloween!!!
She’s very hands on. It’s scary sometimes but they seems to both love to cuddle and play with each other.
Not a day passes without Amelia wanting to hold her sister and feed her. She will always get on her mat and play with her…such a sweet sight to see.
Another year that I have been in the unique position of getting Amelia’s school pictures. She was so excited to get them this year that she wanted them done on both days. Fine by me, more to choose from. But I don’t know what I like best…this set:
or this set:
She came home with these as a reward for good work in speech therapy…if you stare at the eyes for a few seconds they eyes actually start to look like they belong to Amelia…crazy eyes!
We are getting to experiment with tummy time much more than we did with Amelia. Charlotte still doesn’t much care for it but it’s good for her to flex her muscles and experience life from a different angle…might help that hair grow in at the back if she spends more time on her front!!
The title? I have been taking weekly picture of Amelia since she was born. This week she is 237 weeks old! Charlotte is 13 weeks. So, now that’s been explained…
These girls just make life so full! Already you can see they have a strong bond even if they don’t know it yet. Amelia takes on a very protective role which gives way to boisterous play in the afternoons. And Charlotte is always calmed by her.
These were supposed to be just Charlotte pictures but the sibling rivalry has certainly set in and now whenever I want to take a picture of Charlotte, more often than not, they end being of Amelia too.
At three months old Charlotte loves:
~ to gnaw on her fist and drool.
~ to smile at everyone and, if you’re lucky, coo and giggle.
~ to take a bath followed by a massage.
~ to jingle her bell rattle.
~ to play with her sister.
~ to be included in everything (she knows when she’s been left out).
She is such a sweet natured little girl, a true joy!
I am making a conscious effort to feature in more pictures with the girls. I want them to realize I was there and in the thick of it with them, not just taking pictures of their moments.
I can’t believe how quickly 12 weeks has gone. She still seems the same size and looks the same but I know that that is not the case. And even if I was in denial, last night would have been difficult to ignore – seeing Adam try to jam Charlotte into a newborn outfit! Yep, she’s definitely grown.
This picture brings back memories! I remember doing this in the bath…and swimming in the bath too! Those were the days…
Her hair makes me laugh because it doesn’t look much different here to her bed head look! You can’t be glam all the time I guess.