Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Latest on Charlie

Sometimes I feel like I can see this boy growing right before my eyes... see his legs getting longer, and his baby belly slimming up.  His vocabulary and imagination are expanding by the second... he says things every day that surprise me and make me laugh! 
 One of our new favorite things is to go to the library.  I found a few books that he LOVES that we have renewed over and over and he will sometimes quote them randomly, like at the grocery store or in the car... "Pig is STINKY... I am not STINKY!... Duck went into the doghouse, but Duck did not come out... Can't you come out duck?  NO, because I am having Duck for dinner!!!... Duck for dinner???"  (from The Doghouse by Jan Thomas) All of this followed by hysterical belly laughs that are contagious...
 Sometimes I find him kissing Norah on the head, or talking to her in a sweet little voice, saying "Hi sweet baby!" or something that he's heard us say over and over to her.  Sometimes, though he demands that I "Put Norah in the bouncer" so that my attention will be fully focused on HIM!
One of my favorite times of day with him is when he first wakes up from his nap.  He calls to me from his bed and if Norah is still sleeping, I'll go in and lay down with him for a bit.  He'll cuddle with me, or "honk" my nose, or look for the moles on my arms while waking up slowly before he's ready to hit the ground running again.
 He loves to sing and knows the words to several of the songs we sing over and over like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Jesus Sweet Jesus, Jesus loves Me, The Whole World in His Hands, Away in a Manger, ABC's, I could go on and on... he loves to sing.                              

We were just recently given a hand me down play kitchen with all the accessories... a phrase often heard in our house lately is "Mommy (or Daddy), your want to cook wif me?"  His favorite is a little metal muffin pan.  He makes me blue and purple muffins all the time... yum!
While cooking is a fun pasttime, his absolute favorite thing to do is play with his cars... we have several of the actual characters from Cars (the movie) and they are his go-to for play time every single day. 
What a job I have, hanging out with this kid every day... oh how I love him!!!

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Just Us said...

How sweet. It is so fun to read about the "grown up" things that Charlie is doing these days. He is such a cutie and I am not a bit suprised that he loves to sing!

Joni said...

What a sweet post! I do love those 2 precious children of yours, Bethany! And, yes, you are blessed to have the best job in the world! (can't wait to see you guys!)

Teri Dufilho said...

awww, what great pictures!......and i love all of the "charlie-isms" he says!... that was so sweet, about how you have blessed moments with him when he wakes up....those times are priceless.....it's so awesome that you and paul both know how blessed you are and cherish each day of parenthood to charlie and norah!

Megan Lagoy said...

Such a good job recording those precious moments...they do change and grow so quickly it's almost visible! What a sweet boy.