Friday, August 31, 2012

One Cool Dude

And this cool dude went to the doctor today for his two-year checkup.  He weighs 27.2 pounds - in the 50th percentile.  His head is 18.75 inches around and he is 36.25 inches tall.  That puts him in the 95th percentile in height. Our doctor said that a good measure of a person's height is to double how tall they are at the age of 2.  If that holds true, Charlie will be almost 6'1" when he grows up.
He is very advanced verbally and ahead of the curve with his potty training.  Yay for a cool dude who is also super smart!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Charlie's First Skinned Knees

While we were in St. Simons, Charlie skinned his knees for the first time.  He has had all kinds of bumps and bruises, but this was the first (of what I am sure will be many) bloody knees.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This Party's on Fire!

I have a confession - we have not celebrated holidays with Charlie. No Christmas tree, no Easter basket and for his first birthday, no party.  We thought he was too young, didn't "get" it and let's wait until he can understand.  He got lots of Christmas cheer at his grandparents' houses and we have great pictures of him in bunny ears, but haven't made a big deal out of holidays.

Until now.

This year, we had a birthday party for our little man.  Athens Clarke County Fire Services has a great deal - you can rent the community room at Fire Station 1 for parties for only $10. And with that, the fire fighters will give you a tour of the station.  Charlie loooooves fire engines, so I thought this would be perfect.  And it was.  
We invited all of Charlie's classmates, his cousins Hudson and Bowen and other good friends from Athens, and we had 14 kiddos join us for firehouse fun.  When they arrived, everyone got a hat and firefighter tattoo.


Hudson, Bowen and even SpongeBob got a fire hat
We also had a picture of a firetruck that everyone could color.
Charlie, Declan, Harris and Carter

Charlie and Carter

And then the fire fighters talked with the kiddos about their jobs. They got to see the fire hose and sit in the fire truck.

Charlie and Warren

Edie, Delaney and Bart


Charlie is always happy to be with Uncle Michael - or, as he says it, Michael Michael.

Then one of the firemen put on his gear.  It is amazing how much gear is required! And then the kiddos could try on the fire jacket.

And then they were able to tour the station and see where the firemen eat and sleep.

And after all that fun, we had cake!  Charlie was awesome and blew out his candle on the first try. He loved everyone singing Happy Birthday to him, and he has continued to sing it to himself for days :-)




It was a great day.  Even Rosie got in on the action with her fire truck onesie.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


As I mentioned, we took cupcakes to Charlie's school for his birthday. And his classmates loved them.  I think they would welcome birthday cupcakes every day.


Dylan and Jerry









Except for Rosie. She was not into the cupcakes.  She was more annoyed at the nap interruption.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Carter's Birthday

One of Charlie's best friends - Carter - turned two on July 19.  The weekend after his birthday, he had a fun, fun outdoor party.   Charlie, Carter, Lute and Edie (all school friends) had a great time on the playset, the trampolie and in the pool!

And then after dinner, Carter opened his presents.  And all little kids love new toys!

And once the birthday boy blew out his candles. . .

. . .we gobbled down some cake Yummy!