Happy belated New Year! And if you're thinking to yourself that, boy, the baby in this picture looks a lot like Sammy, it's because it is Sammy--from 2011. I had been hoping to do something similar with Charlie for this year, but he was too busy being sick.
We spent a good chunk of time in the emergency room last Sunday thanks to Charlie having a fever just shy of 104, which is when I learned that the nasty head cold he had been fighting since right before Christmas had provided the perfect breeding ground for a nasty double ear infection. Fortunately, the ER staff were able to bring his fever down and prescribe him some antibiotics to clear up things.