Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our Little Big Boy

We brought Charlie to the barber shop last night for his first real haircut (not counting the Dr Marr specialty when his head had to be shaved in the NICU)! He was such a good boy and looks like such a little man now! He was all smiles when he got done and earned himself not one, but TWO lollipops from the barber! Daddy was far more traumatized and said that watching Charlie get stuck with needles is far easier than watching him have his haircut!

In other news, there is not much news! So far, so good with the dairy introductions. We are still just sticking with the yogurt and cheese, but he seems to be handling it. He has a little rash on his chest that we are keeping an eye on, but we are thinking it is due to sunscreen and heat. He is such a sensitive little man!

His eating has improved in the past couple weeks (of course admitting this out loud is sure to curse us again!). He still prefers crunchy things over anything else, but he is eating sandwiches and his cereal and yogurt again with less of a fight. We have found that giving him his own spoon and letting him help makes for an easier meal with less aggravation and more actual ingestion of food! Of course this does backfire when he throws a spoon full of yogurt at your head as he did to me this morning!

Tantrums are his newest form of communication. He goes all out - screaming and throwing himself on the floor. I am curious to know where he learned this from as we are both fairly even keeled people. And we thought this was not supposed to be an issue until the "terrible two's". Yet another urban legend of parenting!

Charlie did just get over a little cold - coughing and lots of snot. He handled it well besides not sleeping quite as soundly. He is down to one nap a day (by his choosing, not ours!) He is getting really good at copying what people say. He loves teddy bears and has a few favorites in particular. By far his favorite word and object though is "basketball". Every ball tends to be called basketball now, but he definitely understands the concept and tries to dribble. Deacon Nick, who is also the basketball coach Vince works with, says that he will be able to dribble with both hands before he can write his name! We'll see about that!

I have to say that things in our world are good! We are looking forward to some special family time in the coming weeks and a summer full of fun adventures!

waiting for our turn at the barber shop

This was what Charlie picked up and decided to read while waiting!

not quite sure if he likes this

such a good boy!!

big smiles when he was all done!!

Memorial Day BBQ at Aunt Dee's house
the boys all sharing strawberry shortcake


Does this picture even need a caption??

all smiles playing outside!


Dee said...

Adorable, maybe when you get back we can connect for a BBQ

Liz said...

oh my goodness - he is so cute!!! love the one of him with the maxim mag... I'm glad to hear he is doing so well!