Sunday, May 27, 2012

5 years.

This boy has been wanting to turn 5 ever since he turned four.  I have a feeling he will want to be bigger for the rest of his life since his "best cousin" Zachary is a year older than him.  In Charlie's mind turning five means: loosing a tooth, riding a bike without training wheels, going to kindergarten, and running faster than he did when he was four.  Life is grand for Charlie Koch.       
(A chocolate donut for the birthday boy)

Everything continues to be Charlie's favorite.  During every show on TV, each playdate with a friend, every meal, each article of clothing, book, or activity, Charlie always remarks: "This is my favorite."  Charlie loves dressing up in various costumes including: a pirate, Peter Pan, Buzz light-year, and Super C.  This kid always has a tune in his heart and sings all day long.  Char has also developed a love for coloring.  If someone told me a year ago that one day Charlie would like to color, I would have not believed them.  He is great at coloring, a bit of a perfectionist actually.  Charlie loves his friends and family, I have seen such a tender side of him talking so sweet to his baby brother and learning to get along with his crazy sister.
Ever since he was a baby Charlie has been humming while eating, he continues to do so.  It is as if after each bite of food he is saying, "Mmmmmm..... Mmmmmm."  I love it.  There are very few things he does now that are "litte-kid-ish" but that is one of them.  He also still says va-nill-na for vanilla and I hope he always does.  Charlie is our prayer-reminder, trampoline-jumer, racetrack-builder, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky kid.  He reminds me each day of all the simple things in life I have to be grateful for.  His smile lights up a room and melts my heart.  We love you Char, hope being 5 is as grand as you are!     

Friday, May 25, 2012

8 months.

 I think Nolan might be the smiliest baby alive.  One day he had a difficult time eating because he would not stop smiling to take a bite of food. Each time I brought the food near his mouth he would do a tight-lipped grin so I could not feed him.  What a sweetheart.  Still no teeth for the little guy but I thinking they might be popping in any day now.  Nolan can sit but is still a bit wobbly, he mostly hangs out on his tummy and tries reaching or scooting towards the nearest toy.  He started shaking his head "No" which is another fun game he loves to play.  Nolan puts up with a lot, especially being mauled by his big sister.  I guess he is going to have to get used to it because we all just cannot get enough of this happy baby.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bed Buddies.

It has take nearly 3 years, but these two are showing the beginning stages of getting along... in their sleep!