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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 129: Cool babe) . Today I came home from work to my mom (Charlie's Nana) pushing C around the driveway in the stroller. She was all decked out in her hat and shades and was actually keeping the sunglasses on for once! Whenever she has them on I always call her "Cool Babe" and then when she takes them off and hands them to me, I put them on and say "Cool Mama" even though they're too small for my head. . Mike's flight home was delayed until tomorrow morning because of weather...ugh. I'd obviously rather have him safe but we were excited for him to be home tonight. Meh. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #cool #sunglasses

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 128: Farm) . Today was Charlie's first visit to a farm! She loved it! We got to feed carrots to mini horses and see chickens, ducks, cows, peacocks, and giant goldfish. My friend Ida (@iricia_) invited us and gave us the tour. She even found a peacock feather for Charlie to bring home! . C loves all her books with farm animals and when we make the animal noises with her toys so this was such a fun experience for her! She even made the "mmmm" noise (for "moo") when she was sitting by the cows! (I have a picture of that somewhere) So cute! . Tomorrow Mike comes home from a 3-day business trip to New Jersey so we are excited for him to be home! ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #farm

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 127: Milk bath) . There's nothing prettier than a baby in a milk bath! I had all the leftover flowers from Charlie's 10 month photo and I couldn't bring myself to throw them away without first doing a other milk bath. This time around was far easier since Charlie is so much better at sitting up independently now as opposed to the last time we did a sink milk bath. She's just so cute and full of curiosity. I think she probably tried to put 5 different flowers and leaves in her mouth and then rediscovered the faucet so that was quite the distraction but she was having fun! One of my goals any time she's in the water is to make the experience relaxed and fun so she's not scared or stressed when it comes to baths or swimming. We're "lake people" so liking water is sort of a must! I can't wait for her first boat ride this summer. I was talking with my friend at work today about what Mike and I should give Charlie for a first birthday gift, since I haven't come up with anything I was excited about, and she suggested getting a water table - such a good idea!! Only 29 days left of work until school is out. Come on, summer! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #milkbath #milkbathphotography

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 126: 10 months + 5 days) . Charlie turned 10 months old five days ago. This past month has been insane - she's grown so much! She weighs in at 24 lbs and 31.5 inches long. She's wearing size 18 month clothing. She made some major leaps this month: she learned to point and can point to about 15 different things with 100% accuracy when we say "Where's the...?" without any help. We teach her more every day, she catches on ridiculously fast! She also learned to pucker up and blow kisses which is my absolute favorite thing she's ever learned how to do. The best thing ever is when she does it all on her own without any prompting. She no longer rolls around but prefers to army crawl and pull herself around to where she needs to be then push up to a sitting position independently (that was SUCH a game-changer!) She still says mama and dada. She loves Simon the puppet and Pongo the dalmatian stuffy (both from my childhood), yogurt, tapping things together, clapping, and recently has added purposely spitting water in a projectile stream to her list of fun new tricks! This was the first month this monthly photo was actually semi-difficult to get since she's becoming so mobile! Can't believe how fast she is growing... time please slow down! Love you, Chubs! MUAH! 😘 . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #10months

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 125: Restaurants) . Charlie loves restaurants. She gets pretty excited and usually ends up doing some happy screams (dolphin laughs) and banging on the table with joy. Today we met up with my sister and my parents to go out to eat. Chubs tried cantaloupe but was more interested in the bread from my pizza crust. . After the restaurant we stopped at the store and got her some books & wooden puzzles. She already loves doing "tap tap" with the puzzle pieces. That's what we call it when she "taps" (aka slams) the pieces together with excitement. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #restaurant

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 124: Bunny) . My dad bought this bunny on a whim for Charlie when I was pregnant. I had a giant panda stuffy growing up that lasted until I was in my 20s. We were walking through J.C. Penny, just he and I, and I mentioned in passing that this bunny was cute. My dad instantly picked it up and carried it to the register. He said he figured every kid needs at least one ridiculously oversized stuffy. We creatively named him "Bunny" and he just recently moved locations from the nursery that never gets used to the playroom that is now the most used room in the house. I think he's happy with the change of scenery. Charlie is really starting to show an interest in him now that she's trying to crawl and has figured out that his body is a nice soft place to tumble. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #bunny

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 122: Almost crawling) . Chubs is soooo close to "traditional" crawling. She used to just roll everywhere then she learned to push up to a sitting position. Now she does this thing where she'll go from a sitting position to all fours then right back to sitting. She basically makes weird little circles and gets around the room that way. Mike calls it "butt somersaults" 😅 She's also learned how to go onto her belly and then pull herself around on her belly with her sticky little hands, basically army crawling. She kind of looks like an inch worm sometimes when she does it because she'll be army crawling and then her knees will come up like she's going to crawl but she won't push up with her arms simultaneously so her butt goes up into the air. It's pretty entertaining to watch her try to figure everything out! . Today she also blew me a kiss when I was holding her after I got home from work and actually made the "MUAH" noise when she did it! Cutest thing ever! (Swipe to see video ➡️) . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #crawling

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 121: Kisses) . One of my favorite things ever is Charlie blowing kisses! She started by copying us then began doing it independently about a week ago. It used to be just making a "pop" sound with her lips but she just recently figured out how to pucker her lips which makes it that much cuter! Today when I got home grim work, she was in the playroom with my mom and when I turned the corner and greeted her, she instantly pointed at me and 100% unprompted did this big kissy face & a big "pop" smooch noise! (Just like in this photo that I captured later in the day) 😍 Made my entire week! Best. Kid. Ever. I really hope this is just the beginning of many many many more kisses! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #kiss

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 120: 10 months old) . Charlie turned 10 months old today! I still need to take her monthly photo but I think I'm going to wait until this weekend because the weather is sooooo nice that I just want to spend all our time outdoors! Today hit 88 degrees! That's basically unheard of in Maine in May so we had to take advantage! We played on the lawn with toys, books, and bubbles. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #10months

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 119: Personality) . Feeling super nostalgic tonight since Charlie turns 10 months old tomorrow! 😭❤ She is so full of expression, I just absolutely love how she's really communicating now. I feel like I really KNOW her now, even though I'm still learning more about her every day as her personality emerges. In the beginning I had all these expectations about what she'd be like and then when she was born I went through some major baby blues. It's something that people dont talk about much. You know you love your baby but there's all this pressure for motherhood to instantly live up to the expectations you had throughout pregnancy. There were so many times in the first few weeks when I'd look at Mike and say, "This isn't what I thought it would be like... I'm not happy." It was such a massive earthquake of a change in my life that I wasn't fully prepared for, no matter how much I thought I was. My emergency c-section, her traumatic E.R. stay at 3 days old, the sleep deprivation, the nursing & cluster-feeding, the gigantic hormonal shift, the fact that all she did was sleep, nurse, and soil her diaper. But then she started smiling and everything changed. I finally felt connected with her. Mike went back to work and it was just her and me. We had no choice but to become a team. The nursing got easier. We started co-sleeping which only increased our bond. She started making eye contact and melting my heart one moment at a time. Now, 10 months later, she is the most perfect little human I ever could've dreamed of bringing into this world. She absolutely lights up my life. I look back on everything I felt in those first few weeks and wish I could give that version of myself a glimmer of what Charlie would be like in 3 months. In 6 months. In 10 months. I would have saved myself a lot of tears, shame, and guilt, had I known then what an amazing person my daughter would become in such a short amount of time. I never could have explained how much I'd love her and the feeling I get when she reciprocates that love. She is full of life and humor and spunk. Watching her grow is my own personal utopia.

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 118: Chubby fingers) . Chubs' finger looks so chunky in this photo! Her pointing is getting super accurate and she's adding so many words to her vocabulary (that she understands, not speaks). So far she'll scan the room & point to: Mama, Daddy, Sunny, KittyCat, Nana, Grampa, Grandma, balloon, fan, Simon, Pongo, speaker, mama's nose, Willow/doggies, cup, books, moon, and cream. . She's SO close to "traditional" crawling too! She is DETERMINED! We've been doing almost 100% floor time lately, except for later in the night when she got tired and we snugged in the wrap. She's so mobile! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #communication

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 117: Pigtails) . I have been waiting so long to give Charlie pigtails! It was always one of those things I dreamed about from the moment I found out I was having a daughter. Well, today was the day and it did NOT disappoint! I know you're biologically wired as a parent to believe this about your own children but she literally could not be any cuter!! . Our morning was spent at home hanging out before Mike went to work (his first day back after vacation), then we hopped over to my parents for a bit after first nap. After we came home, Charlie and I just spent some mommy/daughter time playing, singing, and giving lots of kisses! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #pigtails

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 116: Nana & Grampa's house) . Firstly, this morning I was standing in the kitchen and Mike and Charlie were in the living room. Charlie was rolling around on the floor and Mike asked, "Charlie, where's Mama?" She proceeded to roll onto her belly, point at me, and then 100% unprompted blew me a kiss!!! 😭❤ Blowing kisses with her mouth is a new thing she can do but it's usually after we prompt it and she copies us. I just about died that she thought to do it to me all on her own! Melt my mama heart! . Today I took C for a quick visit to my parents' house. They were cleaning up their boat and getting it ready to put in the lake for the summer so we hopped up in so Charlie could sit in it for the first time. She was far too little to go on it last summer so we're excited for lake adventures this year! . While we were at my parents' house, she also pointed to my mom and said Nana deliberately for the first time. So cute! . Charlie's finally independently pushing herself into a sitting position consistently. Game. Changer. She used to roll all around and then get frustrated and try to do a crunch to sit up which didn't work so she'd fuss. Now that she can push herself up she is SO much happier and doesn't need help! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #boat #lake

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 115: Oatmeal) . Chubs loves oatmeal now! Plus she's always loved yogurt. I feel like she just loves all breakfast foods. She definitely enjoys feeding herself. I'm so happy we slipped purees and just went straight to BLW and finger foods. . Tonight was super tough to get her to sleep for some reason but hopefully she sleeps well now that she's dreaming away. I'm headed to bed soon too so we'll get some good snuggles in! I hardly ever get to do naps with her anymore during the week since we switched to two naps so cosleeping is the only time I get snugs these days! Thank goodness because she's so active now that she always wants to be on the move. She's even a wiggle worm during our daytime nursing sessions but thankfully settles for some calmer, longer sessions at night. Again, thank you cosleeping! It's really the only time I get to cuddle with my sleepy, dreamy babe. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #cosleeping

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 114: Bubble fun) . Today was so nice outside, we had to get out and enjoy the warmth so I broke out the bubble machine! Charlie was a little skeptical about them at first but warmed up to them after a few minutes. She loves being outside! I can't even count the number of times I had to stop her from eating straight dirt for these photos. 😂 . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #maine #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #bubbles

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (113: Daddy love) . Chubs has been such a daddy's girl since he's been on vacation from work! She's so giggly with him. Every time we talk about her we just gush about what a great kid she is. She's babbling like crazy lately, pointing, and copying all the sounds we make. I live that she's really reciprocating communicating now, it's a game-changer! She's growing so quickly. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #daddy

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 112: Grandma visits) . Charlie's Grandma (Mike's mom) spent the past few days visiting from Bangor. I had to work both days but Mike is still on vacation so it was great that he and his mom got to hang out with Charlie. The last time Grandma visited was at Thanksgiving when Charlie was only 5 months old so C had changed a lot! She headed back home today but went home with lots of photos and new stories to tell! She's planning on moving closer in the near future so hopefully we'll see her more often! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #grandma

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 111: Springtime) . Spring has finally arrived!! It hit 62 degrees today which is basically shorts and t-shirt weather in Maine. We had to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Charlie is staring at her daddy in this photo. 😍 . Today was the first day Charlie looked directly at me and said "mama" completely unprompted and out of the blue! We were in her nursery as I was changing her into the outfit for this photo and had her sock in her hand. She held it out to me so I could "eat" it (a game we play), looked right at me, said one very distinct "Ma-ma" and then didn't say it again. It wasn't babbling or repeating the sound. It was her calling me Mama because she wanted to all on her own. UGH 😍 Motherhood is even more amazing than I ever thought it would be, and I had some pretty big expectations so that's saying something! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #let_there_be_delight #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #bonnet

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 110: My second family) . Today was my last day of vacation from work. My "second family" came over for a visit this morning; it's always so great to see them! We were talking about how long I've known them - Hunter hadn't even started kindergarten yet and will be 12 in a few days. Nikki has her license and will be a senior in high school next year. Lilly is almost done her first year of college. So crazy! I was Lilly's age and had just finished my freshman year of college when I met them and became their nanny. They have become like another family to me and are now visiting my own family! Charlie and Hunter had a contest to see who can do the best dolphin noise, she loved being tossed in the air by Nikki, and did her cheesy grin for the camera in Craig's arms. We missed you @lilhyoung! Great day with a great family. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #nannylife

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 108: Semi spring) . It snowed overnight but today almost hit 50 degrees so we had to get outside. I think this is the longest spring has ever taken to arrive. Charlie loves ripping leaves apart and watching Sunny run around chasing the tennis ball. I'm so sad I only have 2 more days off from work; this vacation has flown by. Mike has another full week off though so at least Chubs will get more 1-on-1 daddy time! Now to make the most of this weekend... . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #bobalove #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #spring

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 107: Toy box) . Today my mom came over to watch Charlie for a few hours so Mike and I could have a date day. We went out to eat and then got a ton of errands done. We got Chubs some new books and a new helium balloon since the last one was such a hit. We also got her this adorable new toy box from Homegoods! We were initially looking for a new ottoman for our living room to create an environment that's more conducive to helping Charlie learn to pull up to stand independently, but then we got sidetracked and stumbled upon this toy box. It's adorable and has hot air balloons printed all over the upholstery. So cute! . Also, Charlie actually pushed up completely from her belly onto all fours today which is the first time I've seen her do it the whole way! She's just so heavy... She's finally getting some adequate arm strength! She still prefers to roll all around the room though. 🤣 . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #bobalove #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #toybox

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 106: Sunny's birthday) . Today was Sunny's 6th birthday! She's been a lot better with Charlie than we ever thought shed be. She's such a complicated little dog who hates everyone except for "her people" which is a very select few. Hopefully Charlie will continue to become one of her people. . Charlie had her 9 month well visit today. No shots, yay! She's 23lbs 7oz, 98% for weight. She's 30.25 inches which is off the growth chart for height. My giant beautiful girl. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #bobalove #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #ScoobsandC #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #dogsofinstagram

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 105: Pushing to sitting) Charlie pushed up to sitting from a laying position completely independently this morning! She did it in bed right when she woke up, then did it 4 more times in the living room. Then she refused to do it again for the rest of the day. Maybe tomorrow she'll remember how much of a habe changer this will be for her! She's also getting so close to shifting from sitting to propped on all fours. All these mobility milestones are amazing to watch! . She's also getting crazy good at referring to things by pointing. We ask her "Where's the..." and she'll look all around until she finds what we asked and point to it! So far we have 100% consistency with: Mama, Daddy, Sunny, kitty cat, fan, speaker, and balloon. She also loves the photo I took of the 3 dogs wearing flower crowns so we're now working on pointing to the photo for "doggies" and pointing to each dog to differentiate between Sophie, Willow, and Sunny. . It's been raining/snowing/sleeting for 5 days now. We're trying to make the best of this April vacation so we tried to go on a little walk today which lasted all of 5 minutes before the rain started hitting Charlie's face and she got fussy. She's been a little whiny for a few days because her second top tooth is right in the verge of cutting through the gums. I think it'll finally break through tomorrow. That being said, she's somehow sleeping like a CHAMP. She's always been a pretty good sleeper but I think she might be going through a growth spurt lately and she's sleeping pretty deeply, even for naps. . We discovered her new favorite game today: Stinky feet! Swipe for video! ➡️ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #bobalove #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #stinkyfeet

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 104: 3 of us) . Today was a Mommy, Daddy, Charlie day and we loved every second of it! We woke up, played for a while, and Chubs took her first nap. Then we went out to eat and ran some errands before we came home for second nap. The rest of the day was just spent hanging out as a family, playing, reading books, and just being with each other and soaking in this time we have together on work vacation! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #bobalove #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #family

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 103: Grampy & Gigi visit) . Charlie's grandparents came down today for a fun visit! Charlie loved showing off all her new tricks that she's learned since the last time they visited, especially rolling all around and pointing! . She started pointing a few days ago and ever since then I've been labeling everything she points to. I mean everythingggg... "curtain, rug, toilet, cabinet, doggy, foot, banana" literally anything she points to. This morning I tested it out and said "Where's Mama?" She pointed at me and smiled. "Where's Daddy?" She pointed across the room at Mike. "Where's Sunny?" NO JOKE she looked AROUND my shoulder in the complete opposite direction, across the room, and pointed down onto the floor where Sunny was sleeping. Craziness!!! We tested it with "fan" and she pointed to the ceiling fan. We tested it with "balloon" and she looked to the ceiling, realized the balloon was no longer floating, then looked around the room and pointed to it on the floor! UGH she's so clever and really learning to communicate! We are in awe of how quickly she's growing! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #bobalove #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #communication

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 102: Hurry up, spring) . My sweet bonnet babe! I can't get over how cute she is in a bonnet. Now the weather just needs to cooperate a bit more although at least it's been consistently hitting 40 degrees this week. . Today we just hung around at home and practiced crawling. Charlie's ALMOST figured out how to go from a sitting position to all fours. I'm hoping we get to witness her crawl for the first time during this vacation! 💕 . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #bobalove #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #shemerhandmade

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 101: First day of vacation) . Today was my first day of spring break from work! Chubs and I went to the store and bought new curtains for the bedroom. She's so sensitive to light so I needed to darken the room even more (we already have the darkening paper) so she'll sleep better. Then we stopped at her favorite place: the grocery store. She loves it so much. I thinks it's a combination of the produce being colorful, getting to ride in the cart, and seeing all new faces to interact with. . Plus I went and finalized filing our taxes. Today was a fun and productive start to break. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #hannaford

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 100: Apple) . I wish I looked this cute eating apples. Charlie loves to hold everyday objects so much more than any of her toys. Today I was eating an apple and she pointed to it (her new favorite thing to do) so I let her hold it and she started trying to bite it. She's only cut her two bottom middle teeth and one top tooth (working on the other) so thankfully she couldn't really bite a chunk off and choke. She did like trying though and licking it! . I'm finally on a 10-day vacation from work! ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #apple

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 99: Fresh air) . First off, this is the only photo I took all day. 🤣 Today we just needed to get outside and breathe in some fresh air, even though the temperature is still barely in the 40s. There are far too many germs surrounding us right now. We took Sunny for a walk on the trail and Chubs loved pointing at all the trees and birds flying around. I have one more day of work and then 11 days of spring break!! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #getoutside

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 98: Geographic tongue) . I took Charlie to the pediatrician today because of this raw spot on her tongue. I was worried it was the start of thrush but thankfully it was diagnosed as geographic tongue, a benign condition that can flare up as harmless smooth spots on the tongue. . The problem is that geographic tongue usually flares up in times of illness so as the pediatrician was checking Charlie's mouth, she noticed red spots in the back of her throat. C also has a low grade fever of 99. Pedi thinks it's the start of hand foot and mouth... UGH. As of right now Charlie is her happy self but the doctor said her skin could get pretty bad before it gets better. Wish us luck! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #geographictongue #hfm

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 97: Pointing) . Charlie has officially discovered pointing at 9 months 1 week old! I swear it happened overnight; all day today she has been pointing to specific objects: the balloon, my mouth, pictures in her books. In this photo she's pointing to the heart-shaped helium balloon that I got for her on Easter - it's been entertaining her for over a week now! She also now plays this game where she points at my mouth and I pretend to eat her fingers. That then developed into a game we play during tubby time where I say "Mama needs cookies!" and open my mouth super wide. She then picks up this rubber sand dollar toy and purposefully tries to put it into my mouth so I can eat it. It's both her and my new favorite game, so adorable! Today she also used her index finger to deliberately touch all of the textured animals in her "Noisy Farm" and "Noisy Baby Animals" books after she watched me do it. It is AMAZING watching her learn and seeing her curiosity grow daily! My clever little chubs. 😍 . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #pointing

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 40 weeks in, 40 weeks out. Today marks the day that Charlie has been in the world exactly as long as I carried her, 40 weeks. In the first photo, I was so incredibly impatient for time to hurry up so she'd be here but she took her sweet time and arrived a week later, right on her due date. Now I just want time to slow down so I can soak in every moment. She's growing so quickly... too quickly. In that first photo I thought I knew how much I'd love being her mom; I've never underestimated something so much in my entire life. She's my reason for everything. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #40weeks

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 96: Thomas College) . The famous sweatshirt... that @thomascollege hoodie is over 30 years old. It was my mom's when she was in college. Shannon has been wearing it since she was about 9 years old and we had to put it on Charlotte today. It's been a running joke that it needed to be retired, thrown out, or burned a long time ago because it's so old and not in the best shape but I'm not sure that'll ever happen! It's a family relic at this point. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #college

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 95: Crib fun) . Charlie has never spent the night in her crib since we cosleep but as she's becoming more mobile, it might be time for her to start getting acquainted with it. Eventually she'll need her own sleeping space so the sooner she realizes the crib isn't a scary place the better. Plus I think letting her hang out in the crib more often will help her learn to pull up to stand! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #crib #cosleeping

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 94: Zoning in) . Charlie always zones in on the tiniest things. She somehow seems to find the smallest dust bunnies or out-of-the-ordinary specs. In this photo she's actually covering up a tiny wing from a dead ladybug. Her vision must be pretty great.. She's always honing in on zippers, logos, tags, etc. My little detail investigator. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #details

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 93: Sock monkey) . First of all, I am cracking up at Charlie's expression in the third photo ➡️swipe! . Today was a crazy day at work. EVERYONE is sick, staff and students alike. We've had over half of our staff out at some point this week and 7 kids have had fevers within the last few days. The school nurse legitimately asked for a list of who's been sick so she can report it to the CDC and see what they suggest. Ugh. So... I'm trying like HELL to make sure Charlie doesn't get catch anything worse than the runny nose she currently has. My hands are literally bleeding from washing my hands so many times at work. . To put a smile on both our faces, I dressed her in sock monkey apparel and let her grab my camera which is one of her favorite things. She sat in Great Grampa John's rocking chair and discovered how to wiggle to make it rock back and forth. It's crazy how many new things she's figuring out every single day. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #sockmonkey

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 92: Taxes and teething) . After an awful day full of my exhausting sickness and getting our taxes done, Chubs is just about the only thing that could make me smile. Her top right (middle) tooth is just about to cut through but she's actually doing pretty well managing it. She'll look so different when she has upper teeth too. I can't wait for the weekend so I can spend some quality time with her. I feel like I haven't seen her at all today which is one of the worst feelings. I miss my chubs. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #bath

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 91: No sleep) . It's 9pm and Charlie is still awake as I type this. She's been having some tough nights lately but I think her top two teeth are coming in. Hopefully that's what it is and they break through soon so she can sleep more comfortably. Meanwhile, we're all still sick too. Ick. . This photo just cracked me up today. She's like, "Really, Mom, another picture?" 🤣 . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #sleep

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 90: 9 months old) . Chubs is a talker, babbling like crazy all day every day. She isn't too interested in crawling and prefers to roll across the floor to wherever it is that she wants to go. She "happy screams" when she's excited and does crazy "dolphin noise" laughs all day long. She's ridiculously ticklish and has the best belly laugh in the world. She will whip her head directly towards me or Mike if we ask "Where's Mama?" or "Where's Daddy?" Her favorite game is peek-a-boo and she has her own modified version of it where she'll purposely turn her head completely away from you and then snap it back in your direction to look at you and laugh. She's 23 lbs. and wearing size 18 month clothing. My big, lovable girl 💕 Everyone always asks "Is she always this happy?" and the answer is literally YES. She is suchhhh a good-natured baby, we lucked out bigtime. I have no idea how she's almost been here in the world longer than she was in my belly! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #9months #Charliegracegrows #12monthsofcharlie

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 89: Easter 2018) . Charlie's first Easter was great! We gave her her basket in the morning. Her favorite part was the balloon. Then we spent the day at my parents' house with them and my sister and her fiancé. Chubs loved sitting in the little rocking chair, eating turkey, and trying out her new sun shade tent from Nana & Grampa. Holidays are even more fun with tiny humans. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #easter

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 88: Spring) . It's finally starting to feel like spring... sort of. It hit 50 degrees today so we had to get outside and get some fresh air and sunshine. Charlie loves being outside. She especially loves pulling up grass mixed with dirt and trying to eat all of it. She also likes when I carry her around te yard and let her touch trees and leaves and things with different textures. Today she held a rock which kept her interest until it got too heavy for her to keep lifting. She kept her sunglasses on for a good 5 minutes straight before taking them off to play with. I think that's a new record. Also, that sweatshirt is size 3T... She's so huge. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #spring

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 87: Easter prep & Cooking) . I took a whole bunch of Easter photos of Charlotte today. (See my previous post ➡️) She's so stinking adorable. While I was taking a break from photographing her, my mom grabbed my camera and snagged these few candid shots. Love my chubby bunny! She always smiles when I puff my cheeks out and then laughs when I let the air out with a squeak. . This morning I also gave her a whisk and the bowl from our Kitchenaid mixer to play with and make some noise. That girl lovesss music/noise/babbling/happy screaming, you name it. If it's loud and noisy, she is happy as a clam. . On a side note: today was an unexpected day off from work. The school I work at had a bomb threat so they shut down campus for today. Nice to have the day off but a huge bummer that we'll literally be working until the last week of June now to make up for all the snowdays and cancellations. Ugh! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #easter #bunny

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 86: Growing up) . Today was sort of one of those "typical" days with no real big moments but still perfect. Charlie's really into turning the pages of her books independently. (See my last post for a video.) Her hair was swept the opposite way of how it normally is and it just looked so cute and long in this photo. She's just shy of 9 months old. 10 more days and she'll have been living "on the outside," 40 weeks, just as long as I carried her. Crazy. Love this chubs more than anything. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #hair

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 85: Front-facing) . Today was the first time I've put Charlie front-facing in her carrier and she had so much fun! At first I had her facing me but she kept trying to turn and look behind her so I flipped her around and she was so happy! She also loved when I held on to her and dipped her towards the ground. I'm so excited that warmer weather is right around the corner! Yay for more walks and fresh air! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #infantino

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 84: Swim) . Charlie had her 3rd swim class tonight. She still LOVES it. She's gone underwater twice now and likes chasing after toys in the water doing the doggy paddle. She especially loves being bounced in and out of the water and lying on her back kicking her feet to make giant splashes. Tonight she started screaming with excitement like she does. The lifeguards are always commenting how well she does and how happy she seems in the water. Next week is our last week but we might sign up for another session set. I think she'll really love my parents' pool this summer! . Also, she looks so grown up in this photo! 😭❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #swim

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 83: Baseball caps & broccoli) . Summer needs to hurry up... or at least spring. Baseball caps with ears exist and need to be worn 24/7. Also, Charlie is finally leaving her sunglasses on for longer periods before taking them off. . Today I bundled her up and took her outside with me while we let Sunny do her business. Chubs loved touching the snow, dried leaves, and tree bark. We came back inside and she had veggies for dinner. She has fun sucking on the leafy part of the broccoli but tends to start by eating it stem first. She actually got a piece of broccoli stuck between her two little teeth tonight, the only two teeth she has which was pretty adorable! I tried to pick it out a few times and failed so it came out when I brushed her teeth before bed. It gave me a good laugh! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #summer

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 82: Silly hats & tubbies) . Today Charlie and I spent the day with my family while Mike was at work. We went out for Pizza and then tried on silly hats at the store. Right when we got home Charlotte had a massive blowout (shocker) so I put her right in the tub. I didn't even use her baby tub because I needed to hose her off first so I just stuck her in the tub and she loved sticking her head under the faucet. Too funny! She never ceases to make me crack up or smile all day long. Best kid ever. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #cameramama  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #hats #bathtime

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 81: Not tired) . Tonight Charlie just wasn't tired at bedtime. She took a long last nap which was great at the time but slightly interfered with bedtime. Or maybe it was the fact that her first nap was only 45 minutes instead of the 1 or 1.5 hours it should have been. Anyway, I gave in and got us out of bed to play for another half hour before sleep and had to quickly snap these pictures. She's been sound asleep now for a few hours with minimal wake ups and I actually miss her. Can't wait to go snuggle her while she dreams when I go to bed. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #cosleep

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 79: Clapping) . Charlie officially learned to clap today! It's sooooo cute! She taps objects together a lot and I always say "tap tap tap" so sometimes if I say that she'll tap her hands together in fists with nothing in them. Today she actually opened her hands and deliberately clapped her palms together multiple times! Ugh. She's really starting to mimic and pick up on things these days. I love watching her learn! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #clapping

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 78: Rides) . Today Mike had to drive me to work so he could have my car for the day while his was getting detailed. When he picked me up with Charlie, she was fast asleep catching up on naps. I hardly ever get to see her sleep in the light since she doesn't nap well anywhere but dark rooms. She's literally the cutest thing ever. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #naps

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 77: Family day) . Today I took the day off from work to monitor Charlie from the ER scare yesterday. She threw up the most I've ever seen last night so I was nervous but she seemed perfectly herself today which was good. . We went to her second swim class tonight and, in true Charlie fashion, she had a giant blowout in the car just as we got to the pool. Thankfully Mike was with me so we stripped her down in the back of the car, got her changed (without getting poop all over the car 🙌) and redressed for swim. She LOVES swim class and tonight she went under water for the first time! I think it was more nerve wracking for me than for her - she didn't really mind at all. She loves splashing and kicking in the water! Hopefully she'll like my parents' pool just as much this summer. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #swim

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 76: Eating spoons) . Today Charlie actually bit a piece off of a bamboo spoon and swallowed it during dinner. Her eyes actually watered which must've been when she swallowed it because the next thing I knew I took the spoon out of her mouth and there was a shard missing and nowhere to be found. I called her pediatrician, grabbed the diaper bag, and took her to the E.R. Thankfully, the doctors and nurses didn't seem too think it was too big of a deal. They said they've seen much worse and that it should soften and pass normally. Hopefully. . Going back to the E.R. brought back a lot of horrible memories from Charlie's first trip there at 3 days old. Thankfully this trip was a lot smoother and much quicker. . Lesson learned: No more bamboo spoons. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #ER

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 76: Mama & C) . Today I took some photos on self timer to prove I'm here. I'm always behind the camera taking photos of Charlie with everyone else in her life. I want her to know that I was here, I was present, and I loved every second of these early days. She's the absolute light of my life. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #bepresent

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 75: St. Patrick's Day) . We're not even a little bit Irish but I couldn't resist taking some silly photos for Charlotte's first St. Patrick's Day. . Today we went out to lunch with my dad and sister. Chubs loves being out in new places and experiencing new settings. She's such a social little nugget. . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #stpatricksday

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 74: Activity cube) . Today I went to the store with the mission of finding some sort of activity table that Charlie could use to learn to stand up. We don't really have a good couch for her to pull up on or an ottoman or coffee table so we needed a kid-friendly option to help her with balance and stability while standing. She can't actually pull herself up yet but she loves when we prop her up and she holds on, even if it only lasts for 15-30 seconds or so. Plus she loves this cube even while sitting since there's lots of different fun parts to it! Mission accomplished! . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #8months

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 73: Daddy's home) . Mike got home from his work trip late last night and had the day off today so he and Charlie got to spend all day together! Then when I got home we spent some technology-free time as a family which was wonderful! At bedtime I realized I didn't take any photos at all so I snapped this quick shot of a smiley Charlie right before bed. Her face lit right up this morning when she saw daddy! We're both sooo happy he's home. ❤ . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild #mamarazzi #cameramama #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 72: Nana) . Today I had ANOTHER snow day from work. Agh! Mike is still away on his work trip (thankfully he comes home late tonight!) and we got hit with 2 more FEET of snow.. gross. I couldn't snowblow because I couldn't leave Charlie in the house alone so thankfully my mom was able to come over and watch her while I snowblowed. And holy shit is it tiring when you have a giant driveway and So.Much.Snow. I basically had to do the whole thing twice because the snowblower couldn't even handle how much there was. Blech. Winter can be OVER anytime now! . Also, idk how single parents get anything done... MAJOR PROPS to all of you! . So Nana came over and played with C. We all love reading so I had to snap a few shots of Nana reading a book called Hedgehug to Chubs. It's about hedgehogs, hugging, and mismatched socks! Adorable. . Charlie is in the process of dropping her 3rd nap. She's been fighting it HARD for about a week or so and I think it's sadly finally time. So we've only been doing 2 naps the past 3 days and it's actually working well so far (knock on wood). Hopefully it sticks and she stays a happy, energetic girl! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #nana #books #reading #maine

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 71: Bows & bears) . I love this onesie with ruffled sleeves. It has teddy bears wearing bows all over it so of course that prompted me to gather all of C's teddies and put bows on them. Swipe ➡️ for her silly #meanmuggin face! 🤣 "Don't mess with us, or else..." . Today we had yet another stupid snowday at the school I work at. I love spending these days with Chubs but I'd also like to not be working on her birthday in July... No. More. Snow. Days. Actually, better yet, no more snow at all would be nice! . Mike's still away on a work trip so it's pretty lonely here at night when C's asleep. I'm excited he'll be home tomorrow night, even if it's super late and I won't really see him until Thursday morning. I can't wait to see Charlie's reaction when she sees him again. I'm sure there will be lots of smiles, giggles, and shoulder biting like she does to whomever is holding her when she gets extra excited! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #teddy #bear #squad #meanmug #teddybear

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 70: Books and Meows) . We got the sequel to Charlie's favorite book, Noisy Farm. It's all baby animals and their sounds. So far I think the elephant is her favorite. . Charlie lovessss our pets. She especially loves petting Lacey. Today Lacey reached out her paw a d Charlie touched it herself without me guiding her hand. It was adorable, she literally did it and then turned around and looked at me as if to say "Did you see that, Mom?!" I love that she likes animals so much already. . We're getting yet another 18 inches of snow tonight so they already cancelled school for tomorrow which means no work for me! Excited to have the day off with my Chubs tomorrow but we're missing Mike. He's on a business trip for the next few days and we already can't wait for him to come back! I'm excited to see Charlie's face when she sees him again! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #cat #catsofinstagram #books

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 69: Independence) . Today was the first day it really hit me that Charlie is becoming more independent. She's perfectly happy playing by herself for short periods of time and entertains herself pretty well. I love watching her grow and be curious about objects and sounds around her but at the same time it's a little bittersweet! From 3 months to 7 months she really wanted constant interaction with me or other people rather than toys. Now she's really into figuring out how to grab or hold things a certain way and stretching for things that are out of reach. She's rolling all around and pushing up trying to crawl but getting frustrated when she can't (or when she moves backwards). Watching her curiosity grow is amazing and fulfilling and is giving me all the mama feels! ❤ . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #independent #independence #parenting #growth

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 68: Washer dryer) . Today Charlie discovered the dryer while it was running. She was mesmerized by the tumbling. She was super giggly today over lots of different random things. Even though we missed Mike now that he's back to work, it was a fun day just me and my girl. . Also, I love that you can see the start of her curls in these photos! 😍 . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #washer #dryer

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 67: Sunglasses) . Happy Friday! Nana bought Charlie her first pair of sunglasses. They coincidentally matched the pants she was wearing today. She started laughing like crazy when I first put them on her! Then she discovered how to take them off and that became her new favorite game. I pretended I was the "mamarazzi" taking her photo. I live for these silly moments with my chubs. . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #sunglasses #sunnies #mamarazzi

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 66: Ponytail) . Charlie's first ponytail! So freaking cute. If I'm being honest, the one ponytail look isn't really my favorite when it comes to babies. I really am impatiently waiting to put her hair pigtails but she only has lots of hair on the top of her head right now so I settled for the one today. Worth it. The second photo looks like she's pouting but in reality she was just blowing raspberries. Too cute not too post though. Then the last two pics were after I took the hair tie out, it stayed spiked up because I'd put it up wet and let it dry like that. So Chubs had silly hair for the rest of the day. . Today was a snowday from work. Mike had it off too so we got to spend the day all together at home again. We're done with winter now though... bring on spring, please! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #ponytail #hair #pout #lips

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 65: Cheese stick) . Today Charlie tried her first cheese stick. This is a pretty big milestone (and running joke) in our house because I eat a ridiculous amount of cheese sticks... like way more than anybody should. Mike and I joked that Charlie loved it so much because she already recognized the taste (it must come through in my breastmilk). Anyway, she loved it so much that by the end she was literally just rubbing it on her face! 😂 (Swipe for videos ➡️) . School is already cancelled because of the nor'easter (20 inches of snow predicted in 24 hours) so that means no work for me tomorrow! Excited to spend the day with Chubs but REALLY hoping we don't lose power. Wishful thinking. Today was Mike's last day of vacation but we're curious if his work will close tomorrow too. One more day of vacation would be sweet! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #cheese #family #snow

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 64: Bowtie Pasta) . Charlie had pasta tonight which she really seemed to like, even though she dropped 95% of it into her lap. She was trying to bite it with her two little bottom front teeth which was cute. . We're supposed to get 20 more inches of snow starting tomorrow night into the next day. I doubt we'll have school Thursday. I'm over having snow days because it means we'll be working until almost July... but any extra time I get to spend with my nugget is worth it! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #pasta #dinner #food

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 63: Getting big) . This was the only photo I took today (which is very unlike me). Chubs is getting so big! She learned how to take her hat off her head while visiting my parents yesterday. Today Mike said she ripped her own bib off during a bottle feeding. The velcro left a big scratch on her neck which she doesn't seem bothered by at all but I guess it's time to only use the "soft velcro" bibs now. . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #daddy #daddydaughter #family

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 62: Family day) . Today was a day to just hang out with family. We spent the morning at home playing in Charlie's playroom. Then after her first nap we went to my parents' house to visit with Nana, Grampa, Auntie, & Uncle. Charlie especially loves seeing the doggies there! She independently stroked Willow's face with her hands and lit right up. Then she accidently clonked poor Sophie on the head with a ring toy. Good thing the pups are so patient with her! . We spent the evening back at home. Charlie's been trying more solid foods lately and still doesn't swallow too much (other than yogurt and cheerios) but she likes to chew up everything and spit it back out so at least she's enjoying the exposure to food. . Lucky Mike still has three more days off from work too spend with her. She loves her daddy so much! We both do! ❤ . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #daddy #daddydaughter #family

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 61: New Friends) . Look at this adorable trio! Today we went to my friend Alex's house for brunch. Charlie loved meeting her new friends, Cassidy and Maggie. They were so cute trying to include her in playing even though they're a little older and more mobile. It also felt super good to get out of the house and hang out with friends, especially mom friends! . Tomorrow we're going to visit my parents for a while so that'll be fun. Auntie & Uncle might be there too but I'm not 100% sure. Hopefully yes! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #friends #babies

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 60: Making music) . Today, when I got home from work, Charlie took her last nap of the day. I love that she takes her last nap every day when I get home because I get to just unwind and snuggle her for at least a good hour. Then she woke up and we did dinner, played with mystical instruments, bath, stories, and bedtime. She turned 8 months old today!! (See previous post for that photo!) Yay, it's the weekend! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #maracas #music #8months

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 59: Sink milk bath) . Firstly, swipe ➡️ to see the reality behind this serene-looking photo 😂 Chubs LOVES to splash in any sort of water. These are actually the leftover cut flowers from taking her 8 month photos today (which I'll post tomorrow). Milk baths make her skin so soft! She's also at the stage where all the flowers instantly go right into her mouth so there's that chaos to deal with too. Luckily my mom was at my house today to help during this little bath experience so I could focus on not dropping my camera and so that Charlie didn't fall out of the sink! She's huge so we literally had to sit her diagonally or she wouldn't fit. . She's consistently pushing up onto all fours now and preparing to crawl! Today I took a video of her rolling like 6 times from one end of the living room to the other. She's becoming mobile! Time to start baby-proofing the house... . Her runny nose is so much better today! She could actually breathe while nursing to sleep tonight! 🙌 . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #milkbath #sinkbath #flowers #splash

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 58: Books) . Today I hosted my first online book party for @usborne_books! This is one of our new favorites 💩 Plus any excuse to take a cute baby bum pic is enough for me! 😂 . Charlie's runny nose is slightly better today. Mine's almost completely cleared and Mike's seems to be even worse today. At least we're all getting pretty decent sleep and are trying to get healthy again. . Tonight, Charlie's new nickname was "Chubmarine" Two days ago Mike was calling her "Chicago Chubs" We also call her Drooly Julie, Stinky Butt, and Chubbawubs... but mainly just the classic "Chubs" ❤ . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #poop #usborne #usbornebooks #babybum #books #read #reading

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 58: Tubby giggles) . Tubby time has become part of Charlie's nightly bedtime routine. She has so much fun splashing in the water and playing with her toys. She actually scares me sometimes because she'll literally dunk her entire face in the water and keep it there trying to drink... I have to instantly push her head back up so she can breathe again. Not cool, Chubs. She also likes to lean back and slide around in her tub... no fear. Tonight I made the little Dory fish toy "eat" Charlie's belly which she found absolutely hilarious. Thankfully she has the time of her life in the tub. It helps her get one last wave of energy out and calm down for the night. Then we do 3 stories, brush teeth, and nurse to sleep. . Poor kiddo is still sick; you can actually see the shine off the snot running out of her nose in this photo. Gross... but runny is better than stuffy. Clear it out! . I can't believe she'll be 8 months old in a few days! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #tubbytime #bathtime #rubberduck

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 57: Sick) . Poor babe has a wicked runny nose. She's NOT a fan of having us wipe it! It's crazy how fast she can turn on the big crocodile tears (and how fast she can turn them off!) She's been having trouble getting to sleep at night because she can't breathe well while she nurses but once she's out she's really out! I hope she feels better soon. Both Mike and I have runny noses and sore throats too. . Today was my first day back to work after break. It went by pretty fast and the smiles and giggles Charlotte gave me when I first got home are priceless. ❤ . She also FINALLY figured out how to smoothly roll back and forth from belly-to-back and back-to-belly today. She's been rolling onto her belly for a good 3 or 4 months now but has always been so stubborn about rolling belly-to-back! I think she's finally got the hang of it! Yay, Chubs! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #sick #rolling

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 56: Last day of vacation) . Today was my last day of winter break from work. Vacations always go by too quickly! I loved spending all day every day with my sweet girl. I'm envious of Mike who has another full week off with her. . Today we stayed home and just hung out. It snowed all day long but we only accumulated about 6 inches. Charlie loves eating fresh snow but only if we're inside where it's nice and warm. She looks so big sitting in her bean bag chair! She's getting close-ish to crawling. Or at least she really wants to crawl and just can't quite figure it out yet. . She has a wicked bad runny nose right now 😭 we kept wiping it today so she wouldn't get "snot rash" on the skin under her nose but she hatesss getting her nose wiped. She wouldn't let me get anywhere near her face with the nasal aspirator either. She whines and cries every time we wipe her nose, poor kid! Bedtime has been rough since the congestion started because she can't breathe while she tries to nurse or fall asleep. Hopefully it clears up soon! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #sick #runnynose #work

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 55: Grampy and Gigi) . Charlie's grandparents came down for a visit today from Skowhegan which is always fun since we don't get to see them as often as we'd like. I did take photos but I'll have to post them tomorrow since I haven't yet been able to upload them from my camera. Normally I'd do that after Charlie goes to bed but she has a really stuffy nose and had a really hard time getting to sleep because she can't breathe clearly. Hopefully it clears up soon! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #sick

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 54: Playroom & curls) . Today was a great family day. This morning Mike and I dropped my car off to get a trailer hitch installed and then took Charlie to a baby music class at a nursing home which was so fun! We met up with my friend Kara and her daughter Lilyanna who is a month younger than Charlie. The babies had so much fun playing instruments and listening to us sing songs. I wish we could go more often. I can't wait for summer vacation so we can do more fun community activities during the week. We picked up my car and headed home for Charlie's mid-day nap. Then we just spent the rest of the day playing in her playroom. Her new rug came which I absolutely love! It's even better than the online photos showed. . Charlie's getting curls in her hair and it's adorable! You can really tell when she wakes up from a nap and her hair is wet - she gets so sweaty while she sleeps! Her curls are my new favorite thing! I seriously cannot wait for the first day I can put her hair in pigtails! . Tomorrow we have family visiting so that should be fun! Only two more days of winter break left then it's back to work for me. Mike still has another full week and a half off, lucky duck. Charlie will love having 1-on-1 daddy time though! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #playroom #curls

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 53: Parent date day) . Mike and I went out for a few hours today while my mom watched Charlotte. It was so fun spending time together, just the two of us! We went to @booksamillion and of course bought Charlie some new board book stories, then we wandered around the mall and ate at @chilis. We went to @homegoods to find something to organize things by Charlie's changing table in her nursery. We looked for probably 45 minutes for this specific diaper caddy that we have that I bought there while still pregnant and could NOT find any which was frustrating. Just when we were about to give up... I found them!! Soooo happy! We stopped at Hannaford and then made our way home. . When we got home, Charlie FINALLY pooped for the first time in 3 FULL DAYS! Even though she's exclusively breastfed, she's never even gone a full day without pooping. She's normally the blowout queen. TMI but Mike said her poop looked like the consistency of pea soup. We took a picture of it... haha #parenthood . Tomorrow we have Charlie's music class in the morning and are finally getting the tow hitch installed on our SUV so we can use it this summer with the @seadoo and trailer. . I had my mom take this photo of us before she left today and Sunny spontaneously licked Charlie at the perfect time. So freaking cute. . Mike and I started watching the show This Is Us tonight and love it so far. (No spoilers though because we've only seen 2 episodes!) - Now off to go snuggle my sweet girl in bed! ❤ . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #family #dogsofinstagram #dog #ScoobsandC

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 52: Heat wave) . Today was a wonderful day! It was SO warm out that we went for two walks, one with Sunny, one without because she was so slow.. we think her leg is bothering her but hopefully it's nothing major. Anyway, we enjoyed the warm weather.. I CAN'T wait for springtime and summer. It actually hit 68 degrees today in February! Unheard of! Today gave me hope - the end of winter is in sight! . We worked on Charlie's playroom some more. I have a giant rug being delivered on Friday to replace the foam tiles since those things are annoying to clean and Lacey likes to use them as a scratching pad. 🙄 I love the tissue paper pom poms on the ceiling so much that I'm going to buy more and cover the whole ceiling with them! . Last night on the way home from Charlie's swim lesson, I discovered she loves when I use my finger to make silly noises with her mouth. It's the cutest noise! (See video) . We spent the rest of the day playing with musical instruments, dancing to Disney music, practicing standing, and of course ended the day with a tubby. Oh! And Charlie's 2nd tooth (her bottom left/center one) finally cut through the gums today! She now officially has her two bottom teeth 😭 😍 and those babies are SHARP. I got bit HARD in the middle of the night while nursing her 2 nights ago, I almost cried! She's been so much better today though now that the second one has broken the surface. . Tomorrow my mom is coming over to watch her so Mike and I can have a long-overdue date day! ❤ . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #walk #Maine #playroom

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 51: Swim lessons) . Today was a pretty great day. Mike is now on vacation too so we both have lots of time off with Charlie! We spent the morning at home just hanging out, mostly in Charlie's playroom. Then we went to the school I work at to grab my swim stuff for later on. We stopped and ate at Pizza Hut which Charlie loved. She didn't eat any of their food obviously but she had fun people-watching and was entertained by us blowing bubbles in our drinks. . Tonight she had her first swim lesson and LOVED it... that might not be a strong enough statement. She was having the time of her life, splashing away the moment her feet hit the water! I actually had to keep a little bit of distance inbetween us and other people as a courtesy because she was splashing so much. Soooo fun!! Mike got to see her in the pool too which was awesome. When we got home, she has never fallen asleep faster than she did tonight. She was exhausted! . Today was a good day. Tomorrow is supposed to be above 60 degrees in February in Maine! Unheard of. So excited! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #swimming #sqimlessons #swim

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 50: Flu shot & visits) . Charlie got the second dose of her flu shot this morning. She made lots of friends in the waiting room of the doctor's office. Then when she had her shot she literally didn't even react! No tears, no shocked expression, legit zero reaction, it was like it didn't even happen... #proudmama moment! . She fell asleep in the car on the way home so I sat in the backseat with her again once I was home and parked in the garage. She woke up just as my friend Jayne was arriving for a visit. Charlie's SUCH a social baby; she literally loves everyone and is so quick to smile and babble and make friends. . After 2nd nap we went to my parents' house to visit and just hung out and played. Sunny went with us to visit Willow and Sophie. Charlie loves watching all the pups play together. She's fascinated by animals. . We came home, did a bath, read stories, and she was in bed right on time at 6:30. Good day! . And Mike is now officially on vacation with us! Yay!!! 💕 . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #dog #dogsofinstagram #doctor #flu

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 49: Snowy walks) . Today the temperature was finally above freezing so we went for a walk! We just went on our road but it was so nice to get outside. Sunny loved it too. It was Charlie's first stroller ride without being in the carseat attachment. She seemed to like it but was more interested in chewing on her snowsuit. I'm excited that it's supposed to hit SIXTY degrees on Wednesday! That's like t-shirt and shorts weather here. Spring can't come fast enough. (Also, see the next post for more photos of Charlie & Sunny once we got back to our house and in our yard.) . Today Charlie made the "MA" sound for the first time! She's been babbling "dadadada" for about a week now so I've been saying "Mama" constantly the past few days. She actually stopped what she was doing and made a very distinct "Ma" noise a few different times today! My parents were even here visiting one of the times she did it so I have other witnesses! Maybe it's wishful thinking because she's still so young but I'm SO excited for her to say Mama with meaning! . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #dog #walk #dogsofinstagram #ScoobsandC

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#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 48: Naps and strollers) . Today was my first day of vacation! Charlie and I hung out at home most of the day but we did go to the grocery store to get a few things now that we finally have our new refrigerator. In true Charlie fashion, she blew out her diaper sitting in her carseat on the ride to the store. It went through her diaper, pants, shirt, and onto the carseat itself. I had to strip her down and change her into pjs that I had in the diaper bag right when we got to Hannaford. Then, on the ride home, she fell asleep 5 minutes before I pulled into the driveway. I was initially torn between waking her or not because of the poop on the carseat but it had dried at that point and at least she had fresh clothes on as a barrier... so I climbed into the backseat and played on my phone for 40 minutes while she napped! I don't like how her head slumps in her convertible carseat so I'm always paranoid and constantly checking her breathing if she falls asleep, which is actually rare in the car. Anyway, she woke up happy, the groceries got put away, and I was able to wash the part of the carseat with poop on it and get the stain out. Mom win! 🙌 . Earlier today we also put her in her stroller without being in the infant carseat for the first time. She seemed to like it so hopefully the weather forecast is right and we can use it later in the week when it warms up outside! . One more sweet moment from today: as I was reading her bedtime stories tonight on the couch, Charlie was sitting leaned up against me with her head resting on me. Normally she's grabbing the book or trying to bite it so having her be so calm was a change. It gave me a little glimpse into when she's older and just snuggles in and sits comfortably for bedtime stories. ❤ . . . #CharlotteGraceShirley #Charliecheesefries #tinyhuman #candidchildhood #love #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #thebump #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #babiesofinstagram #thebump #aheadofthecurve #momswithcameras #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #theartofchildhood #thehappynow #mom_hub #runwildmychild #lifewellcaptured #365project #nap #stroller #bedtimestory

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