Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Oprah and Carpet Burns

Wierd title, I know.

But Charlie lately has been talking like Oprah. He builds up to what he wants to say. I'm not sure how to describe it, but first he talks in a small voice, "Mommy, first I eat my dinner," (then gets louder) "and I have ICE CREAM!" He gets all excited. It's really funny. Chuck keeps asking if he's been watching Oprah with Mommy. But I don't usually watch Oprah so I have no idea where he got it from...

Secondly, Charlie has a nice little carpet burn on his nose. This weekend he was playing and started crying, and his nose was kinda pink and swollen. We put ice on it for awhile, but had no idea what was wrong. By the next day, it was obvious he'd gotten a carpet burn. He keeps telling everyone he did it with his finger. Oww! Lots of people at Bible class today wanted to know what had happened. He's my accident prone child, just like his mommy. If I had a penny for everytime I had to tell him to slow down and be careful...I'd have his college paid for by now! Funny thing is, this isn't even the first big carpet burn he's had on his face. 2 years ago at Easter he had a big ugly burn for all the pictures. I just hope this one heals enough for this Easter (in less than 2 weeks, yikes!)

Charlie, the next day...if you look closely you can see the burn. It's becoming more apparent as it heals.
Hanging with Caleb and Benjamin

To expound on my baby-holding heaven of a weekend, this is Charlotte. She is the sweetest thing, and a beautiful addition to my friend Cheri's lovely family. She slept on my chest for quite awhile, making those sweet newborn noises. I'm wishing now I'd gotten those little noises on tape when my boys were babies. Anyhow, it was a great blessing to meet Charlotte.

Meeting Charlotte

Also, notice the new 'do. It's a little subtle, but I like it a lot. My sister Randi and I had a girl's outing, where we went to the movies and hair salon a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't been to a professional salon in a long time, so it was a great treat...and for once I love my hair!

Melanie's Baby Shower

I'm sharing this because you're seeing 2 of the 4 future nephews/nieces we have coming! (Hope you don't mind Mel and Meesh! ;) ) We have babies in the family due May, June, August and October! And the baby Heaven just continues! Fun times!

And I'll close with an update on Chancey Boy (and more Charlie). Chance has developed the ability to figure out a lot of toys. I see him playing with toys now that he had no interest in just a few weeks ago. He also loves to talk on the play phone, and even says "Bye" as clear as a bell. His only hindrance in learning how the toys work is: Charlie! Charlie has become quite a teacher, and constantly takes Chance's toys away in order to demonstrate to Chance how they work. Chance only sees this as Brother being mean, so he cries. Thus he's not paying attention to Charlie's lesson and the whole plan backfires for Charlie. Even as Charlie plays with toys on his own, he now narrates what he's doing, as if he's teaching someone else how to do it. He also often corrects other kids, and even adults, like he's a teacher and knows it all. He even tells me how to drive (Chuck thinks I deserve it, haha!), and often tells me I'm turning the wrong way, that I need to turn around. So if you ever need your own personal GPS, just let me know, I'll send Charlie right over.

1 comment:

Angie said...

Comment from Stacia:

I think your hair looks great! I was noticing that you looked awesome in the picture but couldn't put my finger on it until you said what it was. I'm glad Charlie's nose is okay. It did look really bad on Tuesday. Poor guy, but what do you expect, he's a boy.