Tuesday, August 26, 2008

smilin Charlie...and then some

Of course the times when he's smilin' are the times when the camera is not on!!
Until Katt caught him yesterday!

Me, I just get looks like this one...

Well, maybe mine was not so bad!!!
What a cute boy.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

after watching lots of Olympic action

especially those including little clothing (swimming, beach volleyball, etc.), Charlie and I are were exhausted, as seen here...

or maybe it was the push ups he was doing the other day ;-)

After a wonderful visit to grandma and grandpa, and uncle JD, as well as some other close family, Charlie was hesitant to come back to Raleigh. But after coaxing with a bottle (of formula) we made it back safe and sound.

As the torch is extinguished on another Olympics filled with great stories, some cheating, and outstanding feats of accomplishment, Charlie decides its time to get ready for sleep...

Good night chunky monkey...
(I need some ice cream now.)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Charlie is proud of his Uncle Jeremy

Yep, this is him doing a workout at Crossfit in Charlotte. After lifting the weights in front of him, he has to move the mulch that's behind him to my yard here in Raleigh...


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"but dad, is this how it is??"

Our good friends Brian and Kristi had given birth to a pretty girl named Vera Rose, 2 days before Charlie was born. We wanted to have the babies meet before they move to VA on Thursday.

Charlie, at least one woman you meet, MAY want to bite your scalp.

Good luck to Brian, Kristi, and Vera Rose.

Friday, August 8, 2008


10 lbs 11oz
The boy is GROWING!! Seems to like to eat...now THAT'S a Lefler!!

Gotta make sure he likes to move too. Can't be eating all that and sit around playing Nintendo (or whatever it is the kids play these days).

Have a safe weekend!!

Above is John Hudson, getting ready to feed the wee man!
John is getting married in October--don't know where yet, but it should be fun finding out!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

more pictures of young Charlie

Katt, Charlie, and me with Uncle Jeremy. Don't listen to a thing he says, Charlie...
Can you believe Hallie (Lee and Suze's daughter) is old enough to hold another baby? Charlie already likes being held by a pretty girl...

Lee and Suze's oldest, 15 yr old Preston--ladies watch out. He is one of those kids that you say, "wow. he's GOT to be an athlete." And he is...UNC watch out for this kid!!

I mentioned in the earlier post that we had a tiring go of it recently...here is proof.

The question is, will there ever be another picture on this blog of someone other than Charlie??

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Charlie in the rainforest

Hopefully there will still be rainforests for Charlie to visit someday.

a post long in coming

I know it's been a while, but boy has Charlie been busy. He wanted, just wanted to go to the beach, so off we went. To two places that I have great memories of. North Myrtle Beach, where my folks took me when I was a kid. Kids', golfers', and eaters' paradise. I don't spend too much time there these days, as I in college found, what I and Katt, feel is a place that's almost been lost in time, forgotten by timeshares, condos, and high rises...

Oak Island. Or, back when Lee and I first started going to it, it was called Long Beach. Great place, not too crowded, even in the height of summer. Less touristy than that of Morehead City and Beaufort. Not too much to do, unless you want to look at the ocean, find some local place that serves up some great grub, and spend some time with family and friends.

Here's some video of Charlie...not the last, to be sure!