Shopping with a baby

Going to the grocery store (or any store for that matter) is definitely more challenging with a baby.

Now that Charley is a little older we’ve been taking her out with us more and we’ve noticed a disturbing thing: she LOVES the mall. Of course, I’m sure it’s just that her little sponge-brain enjoys all the people-watching she can do there, but I don’t want to start a trend with her where mall=entertainment. I mean, if a few years she’s going to want to buy shit while she’s there, right? And she’s going to use my or Emily’s money until she’s old enough to get a job and pull her own weight in this family—and that won’t be until she’s 8 or 9.

Another picture of Charley

Okay, so I know my last post was a picture of Charley too, but this one is so damn cute that I have to post it:


I got lucky and captured her mid-smile with my cameraphone.

Charley Pic

I sent this picture of Charley to my friend Andria (see her blog at, but I think it’s such a cute one that I’m posting it here too.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what her shirt says… “Does this diaper make my butt look big?”


Went for a walk tonight

Emily and I took Charley on a walk tonight with Travis and Karla. We went from the house down to the capital and back (Emily tells me it’s about 3 miles). It was in the 70s today, but we went just after the sun went down so it was cooling off a bit. Charley was in her Bumble Ride, but we had a couple blankets to cover her up with.

I keep telling myself I’m going to post more. It’s a really good way to document the important things in my life, and so far I’ve kinda been slacking. Case-in-point: Charley is my new daughter and she’s 8-weeks-old now and this is my first post about her. Pretty pathetic.