It is hard to imagine that this was my baby only a mere 2 years ago. When I think of Charlie, this is how I picture him.....forever 2. The thought of the time that has quickly passed by brings a lump to my throat and makes my eyes wet.
Infact I just had a conversation with my mom tonight about this exact thing. I doubt that when I am 50 that much will change in the way I view my children, Charlie will still be 2 in my heart.
I know that they must grow, it is their right, it is what we work so hard to help them acheive. And yet, the time goes by so fast. I only wish that it did not.
Recently Charlie and I have started "Learning Time". This is a time during the day (most days), usually right after Tommy has gone down for his nap, that Charlie and I spend together working on something educational and fun. It is amazing how this child loves to learn! He is excited when I announce that we are having learning time and is eager to finish all of his assignments. His enthusiasm is exciting and I eagerly anticipate next fall!! It is also a great way for me to find methods and tools that work for both of us and has been a great help in starting to put his curriculum together for next year.
One of the projects that we have been working on is an alphabet book. It is a great exercise in letter recognition, letter sounds, gluing, cutting and working together. We use brown paper lunch bags as the base and cut items out of magazines that start with the corresponding letter.
I love spending this time with Charlie. He is such a smart and inquisitive little boy! It is so exciting to watch him develop his ideas and learn new things.
Life seems to be flying by, especially since having the guys! Everyday they say or do something that just tugs at our heart, amazes us or even brings us(me) to tears! We want to remember it all!! We want to remember all the fun we had, all the messy fingers, and yes, even the hard times! God has truly blessed us with a wonderful family, amazing children, and each other! How grateful are we!? So here goes trying "remember"!