and then she snapped: dear charlie

dear charlie

Dear Charlie,

You are twenty-two months old today. Um? Just two months til you turn TWO years old! This is a special month for you because two is your favorite number. Well, it's actually the only number you know. When you count it sounds like this: "two, two, two, two" When we count together I say "one", you say "two", I say "three", you say "two", etc.

You love cars. You love to hold them, "vroom" them, or watch the cars movie (which you call "keen" after Lightning McQueen), or both, at the same time! You like to say "play cars, mommy, too?". Dude. That is a whole freaking sentence!

I just love listening to you talk. You prefer to end each and every sentence with "mommy", which is perfectly fine with me. I think it is pretty much the cutest thing in the world, because you are talking so MUCH, and most of the time I understand what you are talking about.

You like to drink "hot" milk, and eat DIP, bananas, toast, cereal, apples, DIP, grapes, crackers, cheese, "tookies," DIP, and that's pretty much it.

You love to read books and play cars with Mimi, who has been coming down for playdates every week or so, and you love to go to Nanny and Jim's so you can take the lids off all the spices in their spice cabinet (which they conveniently placed right at your level).
You love babies. And apparently aren't a baby yourself anymore. We found one of your old binkies under your bed and you didn't even put it in your mouth. You wanted to give it to your baby doll instead. Sometimes I'll ask you if you're a baby, or if you're a monkey...but you always say, "NO! kid!" which pretty much cracks me up every. single. time.

You go to bed a little after 7:00 and sleep until 7:00. (THANK YOU!!) You take a 2-3 hour nap each day after lunch, but it's been inching closer to two hours since you (finally) started sleeping in until 7:00. You go to bed pretty easily, especially if you're "ready" for bed. We just have to say goodnight to everybody...daddy, sissy, "camy", the christmas tree, your toys, and maybe some books, and you're good to go.

I can't wait to watch you this Christmas time. You're going to love it.

Love love love you.
xxoo
Mom

12 comments:

  1. How sweet! I hope my children end every sentence with mommy. :) What a cutie.

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  2. HaPpY TwO-tWo ChArLiE! We can celebrate tomorrow at Annie's! xo

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  3. Oh my love that pouty lip. Happy 22 months from your long distance partner in crime.

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  4. he is adorable and so cute calling you at the end of each sentence. he sounds really grown up and I'm sure Xmas will be a blast. it's such a special season when we've kids around. there is magic in the air :) xoxo to you too

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  5. What an entertaining little guy! I love this age - something new and crazy and funny every day.

    We love "Ka-chow" here too!

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  6. Haha, that is so funny! Two is the only number Lily knows as well!

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  7. I love your 'Dear Charlie' letters!

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