One of Charlie's favorite past times is "fixing" things with his plastic screwdriver from the tools truck Uncle Mark bought him before he was even born. He loves pretending to do grown-up stuff, which includes wearing daddy's shoes, hat, and, on this particular day, his head lamp :)
We had a great weekend this weekend. Charlie is getting so good at his signs and following directions and listening when we say that something isn't for a Charlie. He does "more", "food", "milk", "cheese", "music", and now he's gotten really good at "please" and "thank you" with sign language. At a restaurant today he dropped something on the floor and a woman picked it up for him and he signed "thank you" to her! Very charming little dude!
He's also, however, getting to that stage where he's frustrated because he can't communicate his wants, so he sometimes gets a little whiny, but he's responding really well to being told to "ask nicely", which means signing or trying to say the word or signing "please." He says a lot of words inconsistently, but he's still frustrated by the big difference between how much he understands, how much he wants to communicate, and how much he can say.
But I know that before we know it, he's going to be chatting up a storm and I'll long for the days when he was happy to sit and babble. :)