Meet Charlie


May I introduce you?

Everybody, meet Charlie.

Charlie, say “hi”!


He’s a honey.

How many times can one Nonnie fall in love?

Apparently over and over.

Although I’m here to help my daughter and her husband keep the household intact during this transition to a family of four, it’s clear that my main function is to be Hud Bud’s buddy.  Today, I woke up extra early so I could jump in the shower and get my make up on before Hudson woke up.  I sure didn’t want to scare the little guy.

We had a great morning.  We played with toys, we tickled and laughed, we sang “Twinkle, Twinkle” dozens of times, and read the first page of ten different books.  We went outside, picked up rocks, and tried not to get all wet in the sprinkler.  I had a blast.  By then it was 7:30 a.m.  I could have kept it up for at least another couple of hours, but a trip to the farmer’s market sounded like fun, so we packed up the diaper bag and took off.


There was lots of beautiful produce….


and delectable baked goods…..



Someone was handing out suckers as we strolled along.

Hudson has never had a sucker.

Big brothers should have some privileges, that’s what I say.

There’s got to be some perks,


Hud Bud knew instinctively what to do.


He really liked it.


Dad, you’ve been holding out on me for 18 months.

Thank goodness Nonnie came.

6 thoughts on “Meet Charlie

  1. It appears that Charlie has a bit of Overlien in him! And I think Hudson is on the brink of discovering another world of “good” things to eat!

  2. Missed you today. Charlies’ are pretty amazing. They smell really good and smile really sweet. But oh Nonnie, processed sugar!?! You are gonna get it!!
    Love ya !

  3. They a re both beautiful boys – – and YES you can fall in love Over and over and over………..and Over again. Have a wonderful time.

  4. I have been thinking about Hudson’s first taste of a sucker. How sweet it must have been! It got me thinking……Nonnie has given Hudson a very important reference point! How does he know what sweet is unless he has tasted something really sweet? God uses the words “sweet” and “taste” to help us understand how good He is.

    “How sweet are your words to my taste…” Psalm 119:103
    “…(the ordinances of the Lord)…are sweeter than honey…” Psalm 19:10
    “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8

    Hudson has gained some wonderful knowledge from tasting that sweet sucker!

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