And I melted…

On Saturday I left before Charlie was up from his nap for an evening out with some friends.  The next morning, I heard Charlie in his crib saying “Mama?  Maaaama?”

When I went in there and looked over the crib, he looked at me and said “Wuv Mama”.  I picked him up and he hugged me and said “Wuv Mama” again.

Tonight, he crawled into my lap and put his head on my shoulder and I said to Chad, “Look, Mama’s got a Cuddlebug” and Charlie said, “Mama’s cudd-a-bu”.


Word Explosion

In the past 2-3 weeks, Charlie’s vocabulary has exploded!   Maria at this age was already an active talker.  Charlie is just a slow talker.. he gets everything else!  He understands a lot, just has never verbalized it, so he is already putting words together to get sentences.  And he is also ennunciating the words he knew better.  About a week ago, he added in the letter “K” sounds to many one syllable words and it is so cute when he says them… 

Here’s a list of words I can remember:

booK, nuK, rocK, pray, on, light on, elmo, dora, um-tucK (dump truck), snaCK, ya-ya (Maria), baTH, duCK,

Other Charlie observations: 

  • if he is excited about something he shouts “Hooray!”. 
  • he loves hugs. And if he is saying goodbye he gives multiple hugs and not just to people. he hugged our Christmas tree goodbye the other day before we packed it up.
  • blows kisses when it is time to go to bed.
  • sleeping through the night fairly consistently (knock on wood and I’d personally like to thank his 4th molar for finally cutting through last week!)
  • will go find his Grover doll, if you ask him where the monster at the end of the book is
  • is adventurous and loves Pump It Up!
  • loves copying his big sister and “rough housing” with her.



Charlie is on a roll. Adding a lot of new words and trying new words.  Of course, he’s also made up a few signs, but at least he’s trying to communicate.    I think it was almost 2 weeks ago, when he pointed and said “Bu-sss” with the “ssss” and everything too cute!

The other day he pointed at a mailtruck and said “may-ma”.  yep! mailman!

Today, when I picked him up at daycare and Travis was teasing him by taking his Huggle-Buggle bear, Charlie said “mine!”  Yikes.  and hence we can probably declare ourselves in the Terrible Two’s!


Kid Stories

Yesterday Maria was writing names on a piece of paper. I don’t know that she knew how to spell what she was writing, but she was writing.  And then she asked me if I knew how to spell “Kelly” and “Ripa”.  I asked her how she knew Kelly Ripa and she told me she is on after breakfast at daycare. I then asked her if she liked Regis.  “No Mom. He’s a Boy!”  She did later tell me that he’s leaving the show.  Nothing gets by her!

Tonight we got a glimpse of life with a boy and a girl.  Maria had 3 random stickers on her shirt.  Once Charlie realized, he took off after her and tried to pin her down several times to get them. Once he got one, he stood up and took off running.  She of course gave chase.  Oh the fun, and we’re just getting started!