Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Duck Tales

Our friend and Charley's godmother, Molly, gave Charley and Eala this oversized stuff duck, which Charley quickly claimed as his own. He often refuses to sleep without it (although it must be noted that he refuses to sleep for many other reasons too), despite the fact that Duck in bed leaves little room for Charley. He recently interupted the reading of a story by Jamie to retrieve Duck from his room and position him on the couch next to him and Jamie. The other night, Charley arrived outside our bedroom door around 5am. This is nothing unusual, of course; but he had dragged Duck from his bed (1), through the living room (2), through the kitchen (3), past Eala's room to the bottom of the stairs (4) and up the flight of stairs to our bedroom (5). It is unclear how long it took Charley to transport what is equal in height and superior in girth to him, but, rest assured, only one of them made it into our bed (unfortunately it was the boney one who kicks and squirms).

(This daytime reenactment was brought to you by Canon and a recent visit from the cleaning lady)

Friday, September 23, 2011

I wish they all could be California girls

Our pretty little California girl sleeps with Daddy's sunglasses on her head (she wouldn't tolerate them on her face, ruining a potentially hilarious picture for Jamie).

Charley falls asleep on Jamie's run

Usually it's Eala who goes nighty-night...

Charley gets a pullup stuck on his head

A few days later, about 20 minutes after we put Charley to bed, he came running out screaming with his underwear stuck on his head. Somehow he'd managed to squeeze his huge noggin through the LEG hole. It took Emily several strong tugs to free him.

Eala doesn't know what to make of Charley with underwear on his head

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Charley and his new wetsuit are ready for swim class

Charley aged out of parent-tot swim class when he turned two. We could say that he got his new wetsuit when he grew out of his old one, but really he only got it after Eala signed up, earning one free wetsuit.

Charley's teacher, Brian, is no nonsense (not pictured: all of Charley's nonsense)

Charley goes to and from the island

Charley on the kicking mat