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Happy Birthday Charlie!

My baby turns 6 today! He has lived in 4 different houses, 3 states and lost his dog already. I love my Charlie to pieces. He is so adaptable, genuinely kind-hearted, super inquisitive, full of life and ready for anything.

Charlie is smart, we knew that from the beginning. He over thinks everything. Having a conversation with him you feel exhausted afterwards because you have covered every possible scenario that could accompany the single thought that sparked the topic. When we go to the library he doesn’t pick out stories. He picks animal encyclopedias, kid dictionaries and how stuff works type of books. I asked him if we could just read a story one night and he replied “No mom, I was to learn about stuff.”

Charlie has the biggest heart of any kid I know. He told me while I was pregnant “Mom, it’s ok your butt is getting bigger and your belly. I just care about you and the baby and I just love you.”.  He’s always wanting to help people. He’s also become quite the gentleman always holding the door for everyone. When he talks to Tinleigh you can see the love in his eyes and how gentle he is with her. He hugs and kisses Nathan and I every single time we leave the house. I’m not joking, every single time. Doesn’t even matter if it’s just to run to the store. I’m quite proud of the little man he’s becoming. I feel like I’m doing something right.

Charlie has accepted his allergies and that’s just how it is. He’s never angry about them. He doesn’t dwell on it, ever. When he gets to eat a new food and Gage doesn’t he keeps to himself. He sometimes won’t eat a certain food in front of Gage because he knows Gage likes it and he doesn’t want to hurt his feelings.

Charlie, we believe, will be in politics. He will debate you on anything and please you at the same time. He is a charmer, yet always gets his point across. I see big things for this little guy. Currently though he thinks he’s a secret agent spy. He’s always telling me his boss called and told him this and that. Sometimes it freaks me out a little.

I can’t believe my baby is 6! I loved baby Charlie so much. I’m sure it’s all so vivid in my mind because he was my main focus at that time. He was such an enjoyable baby. At the same time I can’t wait to see what he becomes. His mind works in such crazy ways, he’s loving, 100% energy at all times and has the biggest imagination.

Charlie is also a huge fan of nature, every little thing in it. He builds creature homes by the creek. Will pick up and inspect any bug he can catch. A true animal lover. He’ll tell you that a skunk isn’t the only animal that sprays. He knows some animals use a radar system to find food. I love how their little brains are sponges and just absorb everything they learn.

Charlie is going to be something awesome, I just know it.

Maybe he’ll find the cure to fight this horrid disease and beat it!

Happy Birthday Charlie!

A big heart from mom to you.

January 27, 2012 Posted by | LIVING | 1 Comment


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