This post is late.  It’s fiscal year end in fundraising land, which means bad things for my time management skills.  Accordingly, I am taking the lazy blogger’s option and going with an Instagram photo post featuring the infamous Charlie and narrated by…well…me.  This kid’s vocabulary seems to have suddenly gone from individual words here and there to entire sentences.  It’s not just the stringing together of words that amazes me.  It’s the fully formed thoughts that seem to come out of nowhere.  Each of these pictures brings back actual conversations that I have had with Charlie. These are the fun times of toddlerhood – I’m still working my way through a post on the difficult parts.

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Charlie: What that?
Me: That’s a lemon, honey.
C: Charlie wants it!
Me: Ummmm…okay!
(Charlie takes a huge chomp out of a lemon slice)
C: Ewwwwwwww!

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C (Upon walking in the door from daycare): My new bike!  I wanna ride it.
M: Okay, let’s take it outside and go for a ride.
C: Yeah!  Go for a ride.  FUN!

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(Charlie found this chair at Ikea)
C: My chair!  It’s blue!
M: This chair is for outside.
C: So Charlie sit on it outside, Mommy!  (Big sigh.)

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C: Charlie play baseball!  I hit it!
(After this shot was taken, he insisted that we take away the tee and that his father pitch the ball to him.  He actually made contact with some of the pitches.  We shall be cultivating our retirement…I mean his athletic interests…henceforth.)

2013-04-27 12.09.30(While waiting for Daddy to join us at a local restaurant)
C: Charlie like this music!  I dance before Daddy get here?
M: You can dance after Daddy gets here, too.

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C: I swingin’!
(He is a boy of few words while in motion.)



Laura is mommy to Charlie, who was born in April 2011. If you are in Philadelphia and spot a woman on the bus who is balancing an active toddler and the largest canvas tote that L.L. Bean makes, you've probably spotted her. Always up for a challenge, Laura enjoys her day job as a fundraiser, cooking healthy meals at home for her family, and her new workout hobby - running.

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    I feel like I was just reading about Charlie as a newborn…amazing how time flies! This must be an exciting developmental milestone 🙂

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    Oh, kids. I can so totally picture (and laugh about) the lemon incident.

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    Christy I

    So sweet <3

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    vickie couturier

    how cute,an now you have this saved where you can always have it to show him later,I have a pic of my son on the potty chair ,I love showing that picture,,he is 38 now an still gets embarrased,lol,,,

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    courtney b

    so cute.. but biting into a lemon? yucky!

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    first lemons…. next pickles!

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    tiffany dover

    Oh he’s getting so big! I just can’t imagine biting into a lemon!

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    Stacey Roberson

    So precious! I love the one with the Ikea chair. I can’t wait for my little guy to get talking!

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