Category Archives: Charlie & Charlie

Letters to Charlie: Month 31

Dear Charlie, The rollercoaster toddler years continue. One day you are the sweetest, kindest, smartest, funniest, cleverist little dude. The next, some kind of rabid animal. When I’m not frustrated and exasperated by it all, it’s actually fascinating to watch. … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 29

My dear boy, You and I just came home from a morning spent at the pumpkin patch with Ashleigh and Savannah.  You’re asleep, taking a well-deserved nap. I deserve one too, but have been too remiss in writing you a … Continue reading

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Charlie’s First Birthday

Through the fog of sleep, I heard it: A tap-tap-tapping, just on the edge of consciousness. I opened my eyes to a pre-dawn, dark bedroom. Tap-tap-tap, it went again. What the heck…? And then, realization. Fuck. It’s raining. I turned … Continue reading

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The Race is On

Hey Charlotte, want to race across this frog? OK, we have to line up at the same starting point. Why am I slightly ahead of you? Well, I need to test the sturdiness of the frog, of course! It seems … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 10

My dearest boy, Double digits, baby! I meant to write this post last night, when you officially hit 10 months old, but I was just too exhausted. You went to bed close to 8 p.m. (omggasp!), and I was asleep … Continue reading

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Charlie vs. Charlie vs. Sophie

SOPHIE! Scrumptious! Care to join me? How nice of you to share. 2011 was a particularly good year for rubber giraffes, don’t you think? Topnotes of rubber, with a subtle rubber undertone and a lovely rubbery finish. ****** Here’s how … Continue reading

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I <3 Sophie

Grandpa C: Oh, I didn’t think we were doing presents (as we handed him a large gift bag at his birthday celebration on Sunday) Me: It’s not from us, it’s from Charlie. Grandma B: “It’s a GIANT Sophie!” Seriously, that … Continue reading

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