Jun 30, 2015

Charlie Eats

For the last month or so Charlie's grandmothers have been asking when I'd be giving Charlie solid food. I've been putting it off as long as possible. I didn't see the need to further complicate our lives. But over the last week or two all signs were pointing towards solid foods. A call to the pediatrician confirmed my fears. It was time.

We started off with rice cereal, which was okay. After three days with no allergies, we introduced oatmeal. He seems to prefer that... or he's just really getting the hang of this whole eating thing. It didn't take long for him to realize what was happening. He loves to hold onto my right pinky finger and help guide the spoon to his mouth.

Tomorrow we can introduce a new food and I'm trying to decide between avocado or banana. I can't believe our little chunk is old enough for foods!

Jun 23, 2015

Charlie's Baptism and Father's Day

This past Sunday Charlie was baptized.

This is the only photo I have of the actual event. (If you took some, please email them to me! Mom!)

Afterwards we had all our family over for a little lunch.

Three generation of Baddorf men!

We had a good day celebrating Charlie and the father's among us.

Jun 16, 2015

Recent Book Love

It's no secret that I love books and include reading as one of my top favorite things in life. There have been a couple of book/reading things that have jumped out at me in the last few weeks so I thought I'd share in case there are any like minded from folks out there.

This is fantastic. I both want to be and also see a bibliotherapist. I had my local bookstore order The Novel Cure for myself. Don't tell Bryan. 

I was reading an article in a recent Mental Floss that mentioned the Council on Books in Wartime. I made a note to research further. Well over a thousand books were printed and given to World War II soldiers. Here's a list of all of them. I plan on skimming through the list and reading a few.

Lately I've been reading some lighter fiction. When I find time to read I don't have the brain power to get into anything too deep. But I'm pleased that I'm at least making time for some reading here and there.

What have you been reading lately? 

Jun 15, 2015

Monday Garden Update

Good morning/afternoon. We've reached that point in the summer that it is so hot I try to do the minimal amount of work possible. This includes the garden... and blogging.

A few weeks ago I was able to get in a little time in the garden to plant a few things.

I finally was able to get my peppers in the ground. The first set of seeds I planted never started so I had to retry with a second set that finally succeeded! How many varieties of peppers are too many? I might have planted 8. Ooops.

My mom started some delicata squash from seeds and gave me two extras. I put them where half my potatoes never came up.

In the back bed the tomatoes and beans are growing well.

The thing I'm most excited about right now? FIGS! I have a total of six and I check on them daily.

We are entertaining this coming weekend so I intend to get the garden and patio whipped into the best possible shape. 

Jun 9, 2015

Mom's Birthday

A few days ago we celebrated my Mom's birthday. Trey grabbed my phone and took some pictures.

First though, we tried Charlie in the high chair.

He did not like it.

Gram made a delicious cake.

Later someone was all tuckered out.