I also love seeing Charlie play outside and full of LIFE!!! He loves to swing..Brian put in a new swing for him that he absolutely adores. The only problem is that either of us has to constantly push him. I'll admit, it does get old, but it's fun to see him really enjoy himself. Plus seeing him play with Daddy is always entertaining: he is hiding behind the tree waiting for Daddy to find him. He can barely stand waiting, and will be laughing the whole time.
Got you Daddy!!!
Another favorite past time that he loves is filling up his water balloons. He can get really talented and put them in his play fort, slide down the slide with 3 or 4 then launch an assault on various things in the yard. I make sure it's not Mommy. :) Now I just can't wait for the weather to get better so I don't have to worry about freezing feet and hands when he plays with these things. In fact, he and I got into a small argument about playing outside with the water balloons when it's chilly out and someone already has a cold that hasn't yet gone away for the last week or so! Sadly, I prevailed. He's over it now, but it was a tough blow for him to take.. :-)