Charlotte's toddlerhood; 12-24 months

Sometimes I go somewhere and leave my baby in the capable hands of relatives.  Relatives like my parents who managed to get me to my 18th birthday with all limbs intact.  So obviously that means they’re trustworthy with a three-foot-tall dictator. →MORE...

I asked Charlotte how she slept?  And did she have beautiful dreams?  And how was she feeling today?  Like a pirate or a mermaid or a wizard or a silly little girl? She said CHALK!  So I gave her chalk.  And →MORE...

Charlotte tells jokes now.  JOKES!  Like a real person or something! About a month ago, it became clear that she has all of her colors down.  She can differentiate between BOWN! (brown), GAY! (grey), YEH-YO! (yellow), OWAGE! (orange), PEEK! (pink), WED! →MORE...

May 27, 2011
Over the past few weeks, the way that Charlotte plays has drastically changed.  I keep telling people this, trying to put my finger on HOW it changed and WHAT is different, but all I can come up with is that it →MORE...