Super Sevins


Oh, How the Years Go By..

Does anyone remember that Amy Grant song from the early '90s?  For some reason I've had it stuck in my head for the past week and I cannot get rid of it. I had a cassette of her pop music way back when and I think I probably wore it out I listened to it so much. That was the same album of "Baby, Baby":

Baby Baby 
 This song is dedicated to millie, whose six-week-old face was my inspiration

Baby, baby
I’m taken with the notion
To love you with the sweetest of devotion.

Baby, baby
My tender love will flow from
The bluest sky to the deepest ocean.

Stop for a minute
Baby, I’m so glad you’re mine, yeah
You’re mine.

Baby, baby
The stars are shining for you
And just like me I’m sure that they adore you.

Baby, baby
Go walking through the forest
The birds above a’ singing you a chorus.

Stop for a minute
Baby, they’re so glad you’re mine, oh yeah
And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby I realize that there’s just no getting over you.

Baby, baby
In any kind of weather
I’m here for you always and forever.

Baby, baby
No muscle man could sever
My love for you is true and it will never

Stop for a minute
Baby, I’m so glad you’re mine
And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby I realize that there’s just no getting over you.

And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby I realize that there’s just no getting over you.
Over you.

Baby, baby
Always and forever
Baby I’m so glad that
Here for you baby
So glad you’re mine
Baby I’m so glad that
When I think about you it makes me smile
Baby, baby be mine
Baby I’m so glad that
Don’t stop giving love
Don’t stop, no
Baby I’m so glad that you’re mine
Baby I’m so glad
Baby I’m so glad that
When I think about you it makes me smile. 

Charlotte is 18-months old today! Each month seems to go by quicker and quicker than the last and I find myself scrambling to document everything that has happened.  Charlotte is a true toddler....independent with doing things herself (like using a fork), saying more words every day (and being proud of herself when she says a new word), and playing and running (tonight she had to hold the baseball bat just like Cole and when I threw the ball so it would bounce off of the bat, she threw it down and started running, expecting me to chase her like I do with Cole!). She's in the toddler room at school now and is enjoying being one of the "big" kids very much. She has meshed in well and loves repeating all of the names of the kids and teachers in her classroom.  The same teachers are there from when  Cole was in the toddler room and I just adore them so we are all happy!

Charlotte is a wonderful eater.  She tries anything- tonight she ate the green peppers in my salad. Loves chicken with sauce better than grilled chicken, is a huge veggie fan, and would probably eat us out of house and home with the amount of cheese she wants! She prefers water to milk and loves dried fruit like raisins! 

But there are give and takes with any child and Charlotte is a horrible sleeper!! Let me rephrase that...she is a horrible sleeper in her own crib! Often she wakes up around 10 or 11 and will ask to be put in our bed which we still oblige.  We've taken to putting her down for naps in Cole's bed on the weekends and she sleeps like a...well, a baby. I think she is just used to the softness of the mattress now. I think we'll move her into her own "big girl" bed sooner than we had moved Cole into his big bed..probably after our Nevada trip in October.

She is a snuggler and has learned how to say hug ("hu") and often tackles anyone with one of her tight squeezes.  She adores Cole beyond words and often copies what he is doing.  

She often wants to be picked up. But often only while I am busy making dinner or something. If I am playing on the floor with them she is ok wandering off and not being next to me all of the time. She just really enjoys my attention and I am happy to give it to her!

(This is what our living room often looks like when people aren't over! : ) Messy...but oh well!)  Charlotte likes to play cars just like Cole!

She is a happy wonderful little girl and all 3 of us love her to bits!


Katrina said...

I can't even tell you how excited I am that you put that song on your blog haha. Oh the memories...

Charlotte is a doll. I can't believe how much she has grown in the past months-- and so fast!!

Lisa said...

Awww! and she is SUCH a cutie!! We've just loved watching her grow up the little girl she has become!

And don't worry.. our family room looks the same, if not worse... even when people are coming over! haha! We've learned you really can't clean it unless you do it 15 minutes before guests arrive.. otherwise, it's torn up AGAIN in less than 5 minutes! It takes so long to pick up, yet so quick to mess up! Not fair!

I love that Charlotte tries to do everything Cole does, it is amazing what 2nd,3rd etc. children learn from their siblings.. so much more than we could ever teach them!

Oh.. and lastly!! I am REALLY hoping you copied those lyrics and didn't remember them all of the top of your head!

Mom said...

Who wouldn't love Charlotte to bits! Just remember to keep telling her NOT to grow up yet! I personally love the play area. I thought that's what houses are supposed to look like with children living there!