Charlie and I were lucky enough to have my cousin Addie--a very experienced mother of 3--up to visit us for a few days. We did some walking, some running, some shopping, and some eating out. She even pushed the jogging stroller up the Kenwood hill for me (with only a small amount of grumbling :). It was so nice to have her up here to lean on, get advice from, and laugh with. Charlie just loves her (I think he can tell that she knows what she's doing), and, for the most part, behaved well for her. We tried to go out to dinner at Mi Cocina one night, but it was not our most successful outing ever. There was a huge table of 6-year-old girls next to us and between all the screeching and singing "Happy Birthday," Charlie was awakened and could not be calmed down. He could not stop looking at the girls, but became quite overstimulated and could only be calmed down by walking outside. We all took our turns with him out there, but needless to say, it was not the most relaxing meal ever. But even with all the screaming, Addie and I had a blast. She even took our first road trip down to Seguin with us, which made all the difference in the world. The trip back--with just me and Charlie--was not quite so smooth... :)
Addie and Charlie after our wild dinner--can't you tell he adores her??
When we got to Seguin, Charlie got to meet Addie's 3 kiddos. He just loves his cousins, and I think they are quite crazy about him as well. Baby Katie wasn't quite as sure about the new baby as her big brother and sister were...
Julia was very excited to meet the new baby.
Charlie is waiting eagerly for his cousins to get down and play with him.
And here they come! There was a lot of "inspecting" to be done. I think they are satisfied with him. :)