Thursday, September 25, 2008


Monday, September 22, 2008

County fair

The fair animals were a lot of fun this year because last year Charlie didn't know what his animals were. We saw pigs, goats, cows, horses, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and rabbits. This particular goat aimed a colossal spraying SNEEZE right into Charlie's face. It was pretty funny.

These were Clydesdale Horses and they were absolutely beautiful and HUGE! (A nice flattering shot of Charlie.)

This guy had an itch, just right there. The crowd at the gate were all making satisfying "Ah, that's it, right there" sounds for him as he scratched. The look on the horse's face was so telling, as he rubbed and rubbed.

Well, he may have pushed and rubbed and scratched a little too hard because...

He broke the fence!!

He neighbor thought it was a nice scratching post, though there was a huge nail sticking out, so I tried to keep him away from it until the guy in charge showed up.

Our stroller must have looked tasty.

Sorry for the behind shot, but this sheep was enjoying a nice blow dry that I couldn't pass up.

Charlie and the chickens...

Charlie, smiley Kale and the turkeys...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

He talks!

Call me obsessive but I was curious. I sat down today and typed as many words I could think of that Charlie can say, pretty understandably to anyone. I think it is a fairly good list, though not complete. And he'll try to imitate anything you say, including Japanese words!

Charlie’s words (19 months)

Airplane, Amen, Anna, Apple, Arms, Ashes, ashes, down!, Baby, Ball, Banana, Bar, Bath, Beans, Bed, Belly button, Birds, Blankie, Blue, Blueberry, Book, Bottle (water bottle), Bowl, Bread, Broccoli, Brush, Bubbles, Bug, Bus, Bye-bye, Car, Carrots, Cell phone, Cereal, Chair, Change (diaper), Cheek, Cheese, Clothes, Clothes, Cold, Color, Cookie, Cottage cheese, Couch, Crab, Cracker, Cup, Daddy, Daddy’s home, Doctor, Doggie, Done, Down, Downstairs, Drink, Duckie, Ear, Eat, Eggs, Elephant, Eye, Finished, Fish, Flower, Foot, Fork, Fozzie, Fruit snack, Get it, Glasses, Go? (where’d it go?), Goat, Gone, Gonzo, Goose, Grandma, Grapes, Green, Guys, Hair, Hand, Happy, Harmonica, Hat, Head, Hello, Help please, Hi, Charlie (talking for ducks), Home, Honey, Horse, Hot, Hotdog, Hurt, I don’t know, Izzie, Jacket, James, Jeffery, Jesus, Juice, Kale, Keys, Kitty, Knee, Legs, Let’s see…, Lets go, Light, Lily, Love you, Magnet, Melmo (Elmo), Mermit (Kermit), Milk, Minute (Just a minute), Momma, Monkey, Moose, More please, Mouth, Music, Neck, Night-night, No, Nose, Nursery, Oops, Outside, Pacifier, Pants, Pasta, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Pen, Please, Poopy, Pray, Purple, Raining, Raisin, Rocks, Sad, Sandwich, Seat (car and high chair), Shirt, Shoes, Shorts, Sleep, Smoothie, Snack, Socks, Spoon, Strawberry, Stroller, Teeth, Toast, Toes,Tom (Uncle), Towel, Toys, TV, Uh oh, Up, Walk, Water, Wet, What’s that?, Where is it?, Wow, Ya, Yes

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Still experimenting...

Some of you may remember the wonderful effects the banana has on skin that Charlie discovered a while back. Well, this guy is still experimenting and I especially wanted to share the natural, yet, conditioning properties of cottage cheese.