Charlie was very into everything about Bear Lake this year. He was enthusiastic about everything we did….from the plane ride out to the plane ride back. He’s a happy little guy…..so into how things work and how big he is. He’s so different from that 2 1/2 year old I had with me at Bear Lake last year.
In my opinion, he’s growing up too fast.
I love how delighted Charlie was by the beach. He’s a builder. He likes to plan and build. Maybe he’ll be an engineer, or an architect. He’s so into how things work and how to put things together. I think the beach fed right into this obsession. So much to control and build and put together. My favorite thing is that every day after getting totally dirty, Charlie would excuse himself from the beach, walk up to the cabin and give himself a bath. He’d even get himself out, dry off, stylishly dishevel his hair and get dressed all ready for dinner. When I’d see him and comment on his self sufficiency he’d beam with pride.
Despite his face in this picture……he was over the moon when Uncle Jo found these two old beat up jet skies to buy. He’d go out with me or Jeff and steer and even push down the gas. A smile stretched wide across his face the whole time. It was only when the thing would stop and the waves would rock it that he’d FREAK out like this. He’s a passionate little guy.
Charlie loved having so many big guy cousins to look up to and try to impress. He’s really into boys that are a bit bigger than him right now. He wants so much to gain their approval. It’s pretty funny. And of course, Charlie loved sitting on any big piece of machinery. I guess it’s just in his blood. Really, what little boy wouldn’t love that great big read tractor!
“Oh, it will hit me.”
I love this little guy.