I'm probably feeling the loss of a ready Tuesday topic a bit less than most ... because I have a ready - and most often quite willing! - subject for Tuesdays... Charlie!
He turned two two weeks ago. Every time I think it's crazy that he's that old already, I remind myself he's going to be a big brother in a month...and it seems to make sense again. Part of his preparation at home this summer was transitioning to a big-boy bed and today he made that transition at my house, too.
We spent a good part of our morning setting up the bed (this is the same one his mama had growing up but it looks quite different now) - truck sheets! guard rails! lots of trash! We also swapped his books to the nightstand and installed a gate at the door. He seemed really excited about the changes (and the trash - that boy loves to clean up!). The plan is that he'll be able to sleep over at our house without causing anyone worries about falling out of bed (or down a very long flight of stairs).
After all that work, we played. Well, Charlie played. I watched. We finally went to the playground that's right in my neighborhood (not my little cul-de-sac, but the bigger neighborhood - I think my cul-de-sac might actually fit into this playground). Oh My Wow! Charlie had the entire thing to himself and he LOVED every single minute.
Fun like this a mile from my house is priceless.
as is a new lock screen photo.
Needless to say it was late by the time we got home for lunch. and after that I pulled a Marmie and gave him a quick bath (sunscreen, sand and sweat was not what I wanted on those nice clean sheets!) before nap. I think he liked it. And he slept great. That same position the whole time.
We're ready - for sleepovers, little brothers, cooler temperatures, and I'm sure much more. Two. life is good.
*The weekly gathering is going to change to monthly in October - Ten on the Tenth. Stay tuned!