Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Oh man...

As if Charlie Green weren't enough cute to last a lifetime, our family welcomed another cute avalanche this past week in the form of Cole Merrill Taggart! Look at this little nugget and I dare you not to smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Congratulations to Suzy, Ryan and big sister Allie! The Santoses can't wait to meet you on Christmas day!
p.s. I'm pretty certain Charlie and Cole were besties up in heaven before they came to earth.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

stand up

Charlie: Hey Angelo, How much does a pirate pay for corn?
Angelo: No idea.
Charlie: A buccaneer!
Angelo: huh...
Charlie: Hey Angelo, What washes up on tiny beaches?
Angelo: ?
Charlie: Microwaves!!!
Angelo: Wow... really Charlie?
Charlie: I'm so funny!
Charlie: Hey, Angelo. What do you call a cow with no legs?
Angelo: No idea
Charlie: Ground Beef!!!
Charlie: Seriously man! I'm killing.
Angelo: Something's dying...
Charlie: Hey, What's brown and sticky? Oh man... A STICK!
Charlie: You know, because a stick is brown and can also be described as sticky.
Charlie: Wow, tough room.
Angelo: Tell me about it.
Charlie: So you're saying that I shouldn't go to the open mic night tonight?
Angelo: Oh, you can go but don't get on stage.
Charlie: Well at least I have one fan!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blind Date

Charlie: Hi there. I'm Charlie Santos.
Berkeley: Hi. I'm Berkeley.
Charlie: I'm so glad that our parents set up this date. I'm a little nervous.
Berkeley: Yeah whatever. Those guys are always meddling in our lives. But I'm glad I came.
Berkeley: I thought you would be taller. You're shorter than you look in your profile pic.
Charlie: Huh. I'll have to change that.
Charlie: So tell me a little about yourself. What are your favorite hobbies?
Berkeley: Well, I really like to...
Finn: Yo! What up Girl!
Finn: Shorty, It's totally my birthday! I saw you from across the room and wanted to come over and say hi and invite you to play with my new toys. You're not with this guy are you?
Berkeley: Yes we are on a date. Our parents set us up.
Charlie: Yeah. We are on a date. Thanks for the invite though but we want to spend some time together.
Finn: Really? This guy?
Finn: Come on girl? What's your deal? Let's go out.
Charlie: Hey man. Chill
Finn: I just need a kiss.
Berkeley: Um.. Not until I'm 16!!
Charlie: SECURITY!.
Charlie: Whew. Thank goodness that bouncer was there. I've never seen a blond female bouncer before. She seemed really nice.
Berkeley: Yeah. That guy seemed milk drunk. Some people can't hold their milk and just go crazy on their birthday.
Charlie: Seriously.
Berkeley: Well, Maybe we can do this again some other time but let's pick a quieter place.
Charlie: Cool. Yeah, I would like to see you again. This was fun.
Berkeley: Can you walk me to my car seat?
Charlie: Of course, but we need to hold hands...
Berkeley: You're smooth Charlie, but don't get any funny ideas.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


2 weeks ago we realized that charlie has outgrown his Moses basket. It was time to move him off our hamper and into his actual crib.
He went from this small basket to this spacious, luxury crib and went from completely filling the basket to having tons of room to roam around and roll over. Rolling over is one of Charlie's new tricks.
It was a tough time for Betsy. She was having separation anxiety and was worried that Charlie would be lonely all by himself and in his own room. Luckily, he made some quick friends.

Unfortunately, this move to the crib has come at a cost. Charlie was sleeping 8 solid hours almost every night and now we are lucky if we get 6. But we did move him to his crib while we were packing for our move to Berkeley so that transition could have upset him as well. There are too many variables to be sure. I need to explain the Scientific Method to Charlie so he can limit the variables and we will know for sure what is going on with him. The problem is he doesn't speak English yet so it's going to be a challenge.