Saturday, July 31, 2010

And so it begins

A couple of days after returning home from the beach Chuck started his pediatric surgery fellowship. Let the two year count down begin! It's going to be a challenging two years with him on call every third night. The positive is that he now has his own office for us to come and visit.
Chuck & the kids in his office
Chuck was on-call the fourth of July. Things quieted down enough for us to come and have dinner with him. We celebrated the fourth by eating burgers in the Children's Hospital cafeteria. :) Carter and Audrey had chicken fingers. I must say that the food is actually pretty good.
Carter thought he was pretty cool sitting in Daddy's chair. Notice the sticker on his shirt? Carter loves that Chuck has access to an endless supply of stickers.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Wam

I'm finally getting back to catching up with what we have been up to this summer. I left off with our week in Folly Beach...

That weekend I left the family at the beach and headed up to Milwaukee for the weekend to be in my dear friend Christin's wedding. They had beautiful weather and the wedding was wonderful. Christin was absolutely stunning! I'm so happy for her and Kyle and wish them all the best for years to come.
The wedding party in front of the church
I love this picture of them in front of the Landmark.
Christin looking gorgeous
Just the two of us
Our friendship goes way back to our cosmetic girl days at Boston Store. She has been an amazing friend through the years and I can't imagine my life without her in it.
All the girlie girls

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Going Galt

At the end of the year every graduating chief resident gives a Grand Rounds presentation. The one that stood out this year was Daniel Cox's. I know we have told many of you about this already and Chuck shared the link with some of you. Recently I was reminded to pass it along. No matter where you stand on health care reform take the time to watch it. It's well worth it! Here's the link to Going Galt: When Will Surgeons Say Enough is Enough? By Daniel Cox
The Lonely Conservative wrote an article with the video attached

Saturday, July 17, 2010

15 months

No, I'm not caught up with our happenings yet but I just had to do a quick 15 month post before she gets even older. So here it is...
Our little diva is 15 months old!! OK, so she's 15 1/2 months by now. With all the traveling we've been doing her check up didn't happen until Thursday. Our little peanut only weighed in at 20 lbs. 2 oz. At least she officially weighs enough to turn around in the car now :) She's ahead of the game though for all the milestones. She has surpassed all of them a long time ago. It was funny to see that the language milestone was only 3-6 words. She uses more words than I can count. Audrey is such a happy rambunctious little girl. It's so much fun to watch her keep up with her big brother.
Another diva in sunglasses picture
My future ballerina :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Folly Beach

Chuck had a week off in between residency and fellowship. Since we didn't have to spend that week moving we packed up the car and headed to Folly Beach, SC with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Kate and Todd. Audrey fought her nap all the way there which made for an interesting drive. Carter was fine as long as the DVD player was going. Although, at one point he asked why we didn't just fly. Thanks Grandma & Grandpa for a wonderful week at the beach.
Carter loved the water as always. He spent a lot of the time splashing in the waves.
We walked to dinner and Carter claimed he was getting tired. Grandpa let Carter ride on his shoulders at least half of the way.
This time Audrey loved the beach. She played with the sand and would run into the water all by herself. She was so much fun to watch.
The kids loved being pulled on the boogie board. Audrey doesn't look happy in this picture because she didn't want Carter on with her. Carter let her have a turn by herself and she didn't want to stop.
Aunt Kate and Todd got Carter some sparklers. He was a little apprehensive at first but ended up enjoying them.
Group picture
Max cooperated and sat nice in the picture. Sasha wasn't having it and is laying by our feet.