Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Charlie! (late post)

I'm trying to catch up on a few posts from the last month or two. We'll see how far I get tonight... :)

On July 2, Charlie turned the big 3 years old. It was fun this year to think back to when this funny little guy came into our lives. We had about a week to spare after moving into our new house before Charlie made his debut. I was so happy to bring him home to a roomy house with a yard (well, dirt) where Winston could play. Charlie was such a fun baby. He smiled all the time and loved to play and snuggle. He has been such a blessing to our family. Even though he can be a little frustrating at times, there isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't make me laugh out loud. He's a very funny kid. He gives fantastic bear hugs and loves to do "steamroller" with Mom, Dad and even Winston. We love you Charlie and we are so glad you are part of our family!

I made him a bunch of cupcakes for his birthday but he still didn't quite grasp the whole birthday thing. He was squirming too much for me to get him right up in front of the cupcakes with the candle. So, this is the best picture we could get. Hey, I tried!

The morning of his birthday, I decorated the downstairs with balloons and a sign that said "Happy Birthday". We put his present a the bottom of the stairs. As you can see from the picture, it was a hit!


He loved it. He didn't even care if it was moving or not. He just loves to sit on it.


He still hasn't figured out how to push down the pedal and turn the handlebar to get it going but Winston is more than happy to help him out. Everybody wins!

8 comments:

Melissa said...

A hit would be an understatement. He looks so happy on his present!
We are so glad he is part of our family too. He has an incredible smile - his whole face lights up. We love him. Happy late Birthday Charlie pants! We love you.

Shawn and Lily Wheatfill said...

Wow, he sure got an awesome gift for his birthday. I'm sure Winston is taking advantage. Watch out, if Dallin sees that he will weasel his way onto it too.

Keri said...

I LOVE the look on his face on the 4-wheeler! Glad he could have such a wonderful day!

Tammy said...

yeah, happy birthday charlie. I can never get my kids to sit still for pictures either. Glad to see there is some new news about charlie. There is hope that you will figure things out.

We are the Yardley's...Love us. said...

cant believe he's 3!!! happy birthday buddy. he looks so much like winston when we knew him. what a cutie!

Thomas Family said...

Those pictures are really funny. Looks like he had a great day - wish we could have been there to celebrate.

Angie Penrose said...

I forgot Charlie and Riley birthdays are so close. That's fun! It looks like he had a great birthday. What a fun present!

Mardi & Jeremey said...

That is the best gift ever. I'm even jealous. haha. He is such a cute kid!!