Sunday, October 18, 2009

Biped and by golly...

So Charlie is very much a very mobile guy now. For the last several months, almost everyone who has offered their comment on our efforts to get him to walk sounded a warning. "Oh, just wait until he's walking...then you'll really be in trouble." Or something like that. Amelia and I both agree, his mobility is pretty awesome. He and Buster are able to play, which is great. That dog obviously loves his new little human.

On another front (and I hope I'm not horribly jinxing the family here), Charlie is almost sleeping completely through the night. Tuesday night, he actually slept from 8pm to 6am. I woke up at 5:55, double checked the clock was correct, went in to check on him, saw he was fine, went back to bed and pleasingly closed my eyes to hear him signal he was up...figures.

With this development, we have decided we can start to rebuild some semblance of social lives. On Friday, Amelia organized an outing to a local hockey game for her Rotary Club. We took a chartered bus down and back and had a great time. Last night, we went to the Opera/Symphony. There were a few excellent guest vocal soloists who performed with the Skagit Chorale and Symphony. They performed excerpts from several different operas and symphonies. Amelia wore her cape, which made her look very much like a debutante and I did my best to keep up.

Some pics to appease those non-militant types (P.S.- To militant types: We have no intention of appeasing you):

Charlie getting his second haircut
Bathtime fun

General tomfoolery (That is this character's name. I warned you militant types.)
And Charlie unable to escape the clutches of the tupperware cabinet.


Mom and Dad said...

That is by far one of the best scenes I have seen. Walking, crawling, getting up and falling backward and smiling through the whole thing. What a riot! He is the cutest thing. Am so glad his sleeping may have turned a corner. Life changes from day to day. I can hardly wait to see him soon.Maybe he wants a BMW for his birthday???? sorry will have to wait for Grandpa Joe to fix one. How 'bout a Volvo, VW, Acura.....

K Schimmy said...

Silly uncooperative cabinets!!! Ruary holds that kind of contempt for doors. They should JUST OPEN ALREADY.

I couldn't stop giggling at the video. I love, love, love his willingness to take a fall!