Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Noon Year!

My Mom's Club, Jumping Jacks, had a Noon Year's Eve party today.  So, for all the Littles that will (hopefully) be sound asleep by midnight, they were still able to celebrate!  One mom and son hosted five other moms and nine other kids...Whoa!  It oddly wasn't choatic or crowded.  Everyone behaved so well and had a lot of fun. 

The girls were dressed in their new fleeces

And Charlie in his New Year's gear

There was food

And time to play with all of Drew's toys

And story time

With noise makers...


And a countdown

With streamer poppers...

...and bubbles

What a fun concept and party!  HAPPY NOON YEAR!!! 
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Rowzo...Our Clown

I can't help myself when it comes to this girl...She's just too damn cute and funny!!!  I have to share this picture, as it just truly captures her personality...when she's in a good mood.  Now, I need to get one of her fits on camera too!

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No! Please Don't Go!!!

Delaney has such a hard time with saying "Good Bye" to people.  When Nana came to visit shortly after Charlie was born, she began crying and sobbing when it was time for Nana to leave.  When Wesley and Leann were leaving after Christmas, same thing...crying, sobbing, and continually asking "When will I ever see you again?"

So, when Joe went to leave and when Donna (who stopped by on Wednesday to meet Charlie) was leaving, Delaney added on another thing to her sobbing, tearful good byes.  She throws herself at their feet, crying "Please, please don't go!"  While she didn't throw herself at Meg's feet yesterday, she did hug her over and over again, almost on the verge of tears, asking "When will I ever see you again?"  And today, as we left my Mom's Club's Noon Year's Eve Party, she hugged all the moms asking them that same question.  So, to people she doesn't know very well, she still has difficulty saying "good bye" but add on some emotional, loving attachment, and she sobs and cries, almost beyond consolable, and now will throw herself at their feet, crying "Please don't go!  When will I ever see you again?"  She even got Rowena on the "Good Bye" madness...

Poor girl...
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Charlie in Cloth

We've been using disposables on Charlie since his birth.  The cloth diapers we have for him start at 10 lbs, and obviously his 7 lbs, 11 oz at one month is a bit under the 10 lbs.  Well, yesterday after a bath, I decided to put one on to see how it fit.  A bit big, but they work.  I've had him in a couple...they make his butt so big, his legs stick way out.  He'll grow into them soon, and it'll be nice on the money we won't be spending on sposies.  Of course, right now we're still on diapers given to us as gifts.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Uncles Beware...She's Playing You All!

We caught her!  That's right...Delaney is playing you ALL!  This is a letter she wrote for Uncle Joe on Christmas:

On the 26th when we were at Grammie and Poppy's house having dinner, Delaney just had to sit by Uncle "Charming" (aka, Wesley).  She was telling something about how wonderful he is, or how he's her favorite uncle, or something along those lines.  She wasn't too happy with me when I mentioned the letter to Uncle Joe, and let me know by saying "MOM!  You weren't suppose to tell him that!"  She knew she was caught. So, Uncles, beware...she's playing you all!!!
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Double Take Needed?

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Charlie at One Month (and One Day)

Can you believe?  Because I sure cannot!  Seriously...a month already!?  No way!  I'm so sad at how quickly time goes with infants.  So, at one month Charlie hasn't done much growing, but the doctor isn't worried.

Birth                                 One Month
7 lbs, 2 oz                         7 lbs, 11 oz
20"                                     20"
For his weight and height, Charlie is in the 10th percentile and his noggin is in the 7th (percentile).   At this age, Delaney and Katie were both 9 lbs, 3 oz, and Rowe was 9 lbs, 8 oz.

Charlie at Birth                                                                                  Charlie at One Month

He is a good little boy.  He sleeps well, eats well, and is so very quiet.  He is usually up for about 2-3 hours in the morning and again at night, with an hour here and there.  He'll sleep for anywhere from 1-2 hours during the day for "naps" and 3-4 hours at night, which is very nice.  We still have him in NB clothes, but have lots of super cute 0-3 month clothes clean and ready for him.  He continues to sleep in the bassinet, but has graduated to our room and Peter and I are getting a little bit more sleep.  Not sure when we'll move him into his room he'll share with Rowe, but I think it'll go well.

Poor guy hasn't had much tummy time.  He's been held and spoiled so far this month. He was on his belly for a while today...but quickly fell asleep.  He does have some strength, despite his size.  If held (for balance), he can support his weight on both or even one leg.  He also holds up his head very well and bobs it around.  He has a pretty good grip and will grab onto fingers and clothes tightly.

I'm so in love!  I think his sisters are too.  Delaney is learning to change diapers and loves to sing him to sleep.  Katie is quick to jump up to get him a paci if he is fussy.  Rowe loves to smother him with hugs and kisses.  A cute thing she does, is that she'll put his "B" or burb cloth/blankie on her sholder and hold it there w/the side of her chin/face and try to pick him up.  She really mimics what we do with him, pretty cute. 

Soon Charlie will be tracking us, smiling, and coo'ing.  As much as I'm looking forward to that, I'm not looking forward to how fast this newborn stage will pass with our last baby!
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Henderson Christmas #4: Grammie and Poppy; The Kridners

Our final Christmas celebration...Grammie and Poppy's on Sunday.  We began the morning around 9:30 or so, all arriving, and having a big family breakfast.  Nana and Uncle Joe came over for breakfast, the Bears game (BEARS WIN), and to visit. 

Wesley and Leann met Charlie for the first time...


We did stockings almost right away because the girls were excited for another Christmas...

It was hard to hold Delaney and Katie off for long with all the presents under the tree, so after breakfast but before the Bears game, it was gift giving time.  The girls had a blast opening all their gifts...

They got clothes...

And toys...


And the inappropriate gift of the year goes to BRIAN!!!  Well done--getting underwear for your in-laws. I love it!


The brothers and Leann got Peter and I big gift from them all this year...
A box to live in if we lose our house...ahahahha--totally kidding!  However, that is what was said.  Joking and making light of things can really help the spirit!  We joked about how the large box was for us to live in, if things continue the way they are (no, we are not in jeopardy of losing our home).  Nancy threw in that we just need a bridge (to live under)...I lost it with that comment and couldn't stop laughing.  Getting in this box was not a simple task for me or Peter, but, it was fun!

Inside the box, we received this...

So, Wesley said we can't use "room" (or lack thereof) as an excuse to not travel.  We could barely fit everything in the car as a family of five for a long weekend trip, let alone a family of six!  Thanks brothers and will be very useful!  It's on the car, ready for travel.  Now...where do we go first?

All in all...another wonderful Christmas.  We thought our celebration ended with this, but it didn't...on Tuesday, December 28th, we had the last Christmas angel visit us (will post on that soon).
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