29 December 2011

Twas the Twinkling Twilight

Charles' family always does a little program on Christmas Eve every year and since I can't sing or play an instrument I had to think of something good to do.  I love tongue twisters and so I decided to write a Christmas tongue twister spin off of Twas the Night Before Christmas.  

Twas the Twinkling Twilight
by Annette Martin 
Twas the twinkling twilight, Christmas coming close.
The house, mouse, and spouse did not rouse.
Stockings stuck side by side
Soon to be softly stuffed by Santa.
Babies bundled in blankets in their beds,
Candy canes and Christmas cookies color children’s cortex.
Parents praying for peace past five,
Settling our sore spines sleepily for slumber.
Clamor clattered carelessly!
Jumping to judge the jostling,
Waking I whizzed to the white wind washed window
When what winters wonders would wonderfully show.
Smooth sleigh sailing with seven swift subarctic species,
Santa chauffeur, so spirited and spunky.
Question confirmed I caught Kris Kringle.
St. Nick knowingly named them:
Now Nolen! Now Norman! Now Newman and Nelson!
On Octavian! On Ollie and Oliver!
Race over the wreathes!  Rush to the roof!
Run Reindeer! Rush Reindeer! Race Reindeer!
The thatch thumped and thudded,
Prancing and pawing padding the powder.
Tilting, turning, thinking I thought “That was WEIRD!”
Nick’s thick sack whacked the smokestack.
Flowing fur from frontalis to phalanges,
Ashen ascot and soot soaked suit.
Beautiful, brilliant bifocals above a broad, beaming beard,
Laughing he lovingly unloaded the loot.
He hurried to the hearth to heed the hopes of hearts
Santa slid into his silver sleigh and soon slid from sight.
Festooned he flew, festinating:
“Cheery Christmas!  Cheery Christmas to Charles and Charlie!”

I am Pretty Sure I Have the Cutest Kid Ever! (I may be a little biased though)

Here is Charlie as cute as ever :)

23 December 2011


Charlie is absolutely one of the most ticklish people I have ever known.  Maybe it is just because he is still a baby and will out grow some of it, but I have never seen anyone so ticklish in so many areas.  Stomach, back, collar bone area, armpits, hiney, thighs, knees, and feet.

This picture has nothing to do with the above comment but thought that it is cute how he like to chew on his lower lip.

20 December 2011


I feel so at home living in a rural town.  Our church buildings neighbors are cows!  I love it!

Charlie is getting so big.  For a while now he has been able to sit up with very little assistance but now he can sit up all by himself with no help until he decides that he wants to rock back and forth.

Its Charlie's first Christmas and he absolutely loves the Christmas tree.

11 December 2011

Charlie Being Adorable

You don't have to watch each video in its entirety, the last two are kind of long.  I know that I don't mind watching them over and over, but isn't that what Mommy's are for.

Here Charlie is rolling from front to back.  He has been able to roll both ways for a while but doesn't really care to do it all of the time.

Charlie is bouncing back and forth here.  He always loves to move and bounce about all the time!

Charlie is "reading" his fabric book.  He loves to shake it about.