We must have been really busy since Christmas, since I haven’t updated the blog. I haven’t been taking pictures as much, and I feel like pictures say it better than I do. But no excuses! A recap, and sorry if it jumps around a bit.
Christmas was a lot of fun with Charlie. Of course Santa brought her Dora House, and she still loves it. Since Christmas it has been trips to the beach, a cruise for Mom and Dad without Charlie (sooo worth it), weekend and day trips to play with friends and family, and lots of time talking. Now my parents told me I talked a lot, but I couldn’t have been able to out do Charlie. Chuck rubs her jaws to see if they hurt most nights. She sings, read books, asks questions, and just talks, and talks, and talks. And it makes her even prouder if she has an audience. The other day she told me she had alphabets on her shirt. I responded with, “Yes, you do! Do you know what they say?” Thinking in my head, Yeah! She is excited about letters and ABC’s. She promptly responded with, “Diva!” Just so you know, the shirt did not say Diva, but it would have been very fitting if it had.
We are starting to hit a little bit of the terrible 2’s as people call it. She really likes to tell us no when we ask her to do something. I think she is trying to tease us when she says it most of the time, but she is definitely trying to figure out where her boundaries are. I am glad she is independent, but sometimes her independence is a little much for me! We’ll get through it. Everyone does, but I do hope we get through it sooner rather than later.
The other thing which has been a big part of our lives lately is close friends getting ready to become big brothers and big sisters (not Charlie for those of you wondering). 2 of my close friends are/were expecting, and both have children 3 months older than Charlie. Sweet Vivian arrived early Monday morning to join Bobby, Jennifer, and Wynnie’s family. She is just as precious as all sweet babes, and I know Wynnie will be a wonderful big sister. Congrats are definitely in order to Bobby and Jennifer for their perfect girls! My other friend Alissa is still waiting on her new little girl to arrive, and by waiting I mean any day/minute now. So soon enough Charlie will have another new baby to “not touch and just look at.” I know Charlie would be gentle, but as my favorite little petri dish/germ breeder I think she should keep her hands away from the new babes.
And most recently we have been enjoying the Come See Me Festival activities. Rock Hill has a wonderful almost 2 week long festival each year around Easter. Chuck and I sold tickets at Beach Bash, and we took Charlie to the library tonight for some kiddie crafts. Friday night Chuck will be a part of Team SwineOMite in the BBQ cook-off. There is an Anything But Pork competition on Friday, and the BBQ judging is on Saturday. We are looking forward to joining the festivities this weekend. After the BBQ judging on Saturday, we will end the day with the tail gating and Fireworks which ends the festival. Keep your fingers crossed they win their competition. I know the food is good enough to win, and I feel certain they will at least make the top ten! 🙂
That is all for now. I will try to post pics soon. Maybe I will get it together enough to get some this weekend, but who knows!