Thursday, February 26, 2009

oh , I don't know, you tell me...

it's been a long time since we rock and rolled....

WOW. This may be the longest delay of a post there's been. Sorry folks. Stomach bugs, ear infections, a beach trip, and some firsts are to talk about. I'll not go into detail on the stomach bugs, but Charlie did receive great news from the Doc on the 15th that he had two ear infections. His first, might as well make it a doozy. Complications occur, but at least HIS stomach problems we knew were coming. Anyway...Charlie liked the beach, his second trip to the Carolina Coast.
AND there were many firsts, including Grandpa changing his diaper (I didn't include that picture, although it IS documented). Here is a GREAT first! He took his first steps!!!! Now, as you can see, Mom was holding his hands, but we weren't guiding his legs at all...he just startled us, and began to walk toward her!! (Well, I did to, May 29th 2004.)

Here, Charlie just HAD to take in a local breakfast joint. Eggs, grits, bacon, and a bit of toast was on the menu for that morning. Then he gave us some...

Did I mention he LOVED the beach? His eyes say "big bath tub. Lots of splashes..." He did have that faraway look. Don't worry, bud, you'll fly across the big bathtub in due time.

The weekend was a bit of a fiasco, with sickness all around. Charlie didn't seem to mind, as he took in the beach, and all it's powerful glory with tethered anticipation. Jump in my boy, the water's fine.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

We hope all of you feel the sting of Cupid's arrow...

Chad, Katt, and Charlie.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mum's visit is way too short

Mum Bonner came to see us...well...Charlie, that is. Katt and I just happened to be here as well. Charlie got to know his Grandma Bonner a bit better, and I must say he smiles when he sees her--or hears her one, could be the lovely Donegal brogue. Charlie is lucky to have two grandmas who are the salt of the Earth.

We will miss her, until the 3 of us go visiting Ireland for Katt's oldest brother's wedding...oh and to congratulate Katt's Granny Bonner, who will see 100 years this summer.

Bye Mum Bonner...until September! (When Charlie is wearing 2 year old clothes, at the rate he is going!)

Below, our neighbor, who is quite the artist, painted a wonderful scene in the nursery. The quote is Irish for "Sweet dreams, precious child." It is hard to make out, but the stone in the middle of the glen reads "Charlie" in old ogham writing. If you double click on the picture, it is bigger. Yep, and that's Charlie, sleeping on the moon.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"conjunction junction whats..........

.....your function?" Apparently for the young lad, it's making mom smile!
Grandma's outfit for him fits like a glove--well after trying a couple sizes. The one he is wearing is an 18 month size!! (aka thunder thighs size)

Who needs a toy when you've got a basket?!?! After pulling him around, mom and I decided to eat dinner, while watching him try to figure out how to get out...he tried to climb out, flipped the basket, and was trying to crawl out! At-a-boy!
Guinness all around!

Granna Bonner comes to town tomorrow, we hope her flights miss the winter weather!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

not quite the wrestler yet...

but he is trying!! Jimmy the "Superfly" Snuka? Not yet. Right now just a bit of Ricky Steamboat...