Monday, May 13, 2013

Going Private

I've decided to make my blog private.  It comes after some long thought out issues related to privacy and social media.  That is, privacy for me and my family, especially my children.   Facebook is the next to change for us as well.  I already have only "real" friends on there but I'm realizing that anyone who takes a picture of us or of my kids and then posts it, is inadvertently allowing people who are complete strangers to me & Brandon to "get to know" our kids.  Not really okay with me at all.  I've heard some first hand accounts of issues like this and I don't intend to be party to it in our family anymore.

This is step 2 (step 1-being restarting my facebook page and only allowing friends to see what I post).

All of this being said, I really want this blog to be for our friends and family to stay up to date on our lives.  If you would like to have access to the blog please comment with your email address and your name (so I can make sure I know you ;) and I'll add you to the list of followers.

Thanks for understanding :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Quotable Charli

Charli is extremely articulate for a 3 year old.  She shocks us on a daily basis with her understanding of words and ability to use adult words. (not inappropriate words but above her age level)  Here are some recent things we've heard her say...

While playing in the tent in her room with Claire Charli announces in a high, authoritative voice, "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you... Charli and Claire!"

She also drew this kitty all by herself- pretty good for 3.5 yrs old! 
After ringing the doorbell at my parents' house and no one coming to answer it right away Charli said, "Apparently no one's here," matter of factly.

Playing with her beanie baby bunny she exclaimed, "Bunny can do amazing things!" and tossed it in the air.

I told Charli that I cried when I sprained my ankle because it hurt really bad and because I was very disappointed that I was hurt.  She said, "huh!? People don't cry!" (and by people, she meant adults)

When she woke up one morning she noticed that we had taken out half of the stuffed animals that she had tried to sleep with (because they were crowding her bed and there was no room for her).   She said, "who could do such a thing?!" and proceeded to call us "sneaky" for doing it.