When I was pregnant my dad called the baby "Sabrina" (he was guessing a girl from day one) and as soon as she was born he started calling her "Charles"...needless to say, we call Charlee Rae "Charles" quite often.
And what a sweet first summer our Charles is having! Cue the iPhone photo essay!
|I recently sold all my older lulu clothes and bought new runners for SeaWheeze. Charlee was the first to try them out!|
|Every morning once Joel heads off to work we sit in a pile of toys to play, learn and caffeinate.|
|Just learning her colours in English and German, no big deal. Sometimes I sing her the most annoying song on the planet to go along with this game...but only sometimes. PS - this abacus was mine when I was her age!|
|We managed to sneak a brief lake trip in - Charlee's first!|
|As you can tell, she simply adored her first boat ride.|
|Let's get a closer look at that first boat ride excitement, shall we?|
|Oh but THIS was fun! She spent over an hour just chillin' while we floated her around.|
|How to occupy a baby on the beach.|
|But then you can't do anything except for try to keep said baby from eating rocks.|
|Post swim snuggz.|
|Just watching Carter and Jaxen play "BC Ferries". Lake life is so awesome for these lucky kids!|
|She is in awe of how sweet lake life is :)|
We did our usual walk to Margaret Falls.
|Her fav spot to chill these days.|
|Just being a little ham while playing peekaboo.|
|Lake life is exhausting when you play hard.|
|On our drive home she taught herself to hold her bottle. Now we just need to work on the whole tilt thing...|
|Seriously so stoked on picking blackberries!!!|
|We went for a walk in our neighbourhood the other night and these chickens questioningly eyed Charlee from afar.|
|Frankie the Sheep, however, was very pleased to eat blackberries. Clearly Charlee loved it.|
|Joel just brushing up on his German vocab.|
Yes folks, it is indeed a pretty sweet summer in the life of Charles.