Monday, June 29, 2009

Wilderness Charlotte

This post is a bit out of order - but recent just the same. A few weeks ago, we took a family camping trip with Brian and Laura (mm's brother and sis in law) who were visiting from Oregon. We went to Spruce Pine, NC and camped at the Bear Den campground. Fun times were had by all! We grilled hot dogs over the fire and made smores - and Charlotte slept in the tent! Just like a big camping girl! It was such a great visit with Doc and LaLa, and as always, too short. But, we have some great pics to remember it all!

Birthday Shenanigans

Its official! She's a 2 year old! She's had the party to prove it! We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of family and friends to celebrate with - they spoil her! Pizza and cookie cake... that's the way to go for sure.

Friday, June 26, 2009

"Charlotte Happy Paaaaty"

(This is what we have been hearing a lot of lately - since we have been telling Charlotte that she is going to be having a birthday soon and I think she associates Birthdays with Parties - thanks to little celebrations at school. So, if we say "Happy Birthday!" she says, "Happy Paaaaaaaty!")

So ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLOTTE! I can't believe its been 2 years! We are the luckiest parents in the world!

first day

first smile

first bath

first best friend

first kiss

first time to see the ocean

first sporting event

first xmas

first ice cream

first birthday

first haircut

first snow

We love you red-bird!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Its the first pool /water play time of the summer for us - and Charlotte had a blast as always. I got out the old baby pool and a beach ball crazy sprinkler and let her go to town!

At one point I asked her if she was having fun, and she said yes. Then I asked her if she loved the water and she said yes - and then leaned in the pool to kiss the water!

I can't wait to get her in the big pool!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Its All a Blur...

Whoops, seems it has been a long time since I blogged. Sorry 'bout that. It's just that the Bakers have been busy! To sum it all up in no particular order... work, work travels, weekends away from home, an extremely snotty cold, a reborn need to read at night, nice weather outdoor play, both parents being sick, holiday, and all around excitement of a (almost) 2 year old... this is the time I get to write!

Things are great. I won't babble on too much this post - I'll skim the surface, but I will get back on track with posting from here on!

We did get a quick weekend trip to Charleston in recently (Wes was in a golf tourney - and we met him there). This was MM and Charlottes first trip back since October! We were able to finally meet some of the babies that were born since we left. Charlotte's godparents, Liz and Barton recently had a beautiful little girl, Eliza, whom we got to love and hug on all weekend. Charlotte loved it and was so sweet with her. I think has sparked her recent love of baby-dolls!

We also got to meet Chandler! She is the daughter of our good friends James and Suzie (parents of Conley as well) from our old neighborhood. Conley and Charlotte played cars while the mommies visited and made fun faces at Chandler. The Holmans came over as well to fit in a visit - so Charlotte got to see all the boys at once!

And last but not least, we got to see our god-son, Jack! We all met up for a play date at the playground - and it was like old times again. We miss Robyn, Jake, and Jack so much, but the kids picked up right where they left off... playing!