Thursday, May 1, 2008

Muddy shoe prints

Lately, Charlie has had this obsession with walking only on the dirt parts of the path along the way to our front door - rather than on the paved sidewalk part. I could take up a battle over this, and tell him he needs to walk on the sidewalk part so he doesn't track dirt into the house (goodness knows, it would make my floor-cleaning job a lot easier). But, you know what? There's nothing in the world I would trade for the blessing of having muddy little shoe prints on our kitchen floor. :)
Charlie had his first swim "class" tonight. We went with my friend from college, Amy, and 3 of her sweet children. It was so much fun! After about 20 minutes of clinging tightly to me and feeling things out, he finally got in the pool and hung out on the top step in the water for most of the time - just watching the other kids. He beats to his own drum sometimes. But I sure enjoyed watching my shy little boy dip his toes in - he's growing up so fast.
(Thanks, Amy, what a great idea!)

Oh yeah, and PS: he did NOT go poo-poo in the pool...but I was worried. Guess he just saves his number 2 duties for the bathtub.

Here's a rare sighting - a sleeping Charlie NOT in his crib. This boy hardly ever falls asleep in the car, on our laps, or anywhere other than in his own bed.
The other day, another "no-nap" day, we were driving home from my mom and dad's house, it was about 4:00 pm, and he fell asleep in the car. The crazy part is that he actually stayed asleep after I carried him into the house. I laid him down on our bed, and he just slept there for a couple of hours. I probably took 40 pictures of him. Such an angel. :)

You'd think I would have learned my lesson by now that if Charlie's in his room and it's real quiet for a long time, it's probably not a good thing. I guess I'm a slow learner. Pictured below are the entire contents of a jumbo-sized box of goldfish and a family-sized box of cheez-its, arranged into 2 neat little piles on the white blankie.

Charlie wanted to wear "bofe hats".

Our April hail storm - bizarre. Charlie just had to get out there and "walk in it, dad".

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1 comment:

The Miller Family said...

I love your blog about the foot prints. It's true we are so blessed to have their little messes in our lives. Sometimes the things that bring them so much joy like stomping through the dirt is worth the work.