Sunday, September 26, 2010


There is so much that I love about Charlie. He makes me laugh every single day. And sometimes that laughter comes from him being absolutely hilarious with his off-the-cuff kidspeak. Like tonight at the grocery store... We were waiting for our lunch meat to be sliced at the deli counter and sparked up a conversation with another family. The other mom and I were chatting about our kids and Charlie burst into the middle with his energy and started hamming it up for her two little girls (this happens quite often). And, out of nowhere, he stopped making the silly faces, goofy noises and punching himself in the face. He got very serious. He tapped the woman on her hip and said, "We don't really ever go to church." Ha! Busted.

And then there are things that make me laugh on the inside because my adoration for him is so immense... because I think he's the most creative, amazing thing in the world... and because he just makes my heart happy. This drawing he did in art class at school this week was just one of the many things that make me the proudest mama in the world.

Charlie drew a beehive with bees flying all around it. He gave each bee their own identity... and each bee is 100% Charlie.

The Whole Picture

In the bottom right corner, Charlie drew two spiders. The left blue spider is "dreaming about his vacation" (See the thought bubble with the beach, sand castle and palm tree in it) and the other spider is telling him to "Go!!!!"

In this top right corner, we have several bees... and one wasp, who is very clearly "not a bee." Starting in the middle at 12 o'clock, you see WALL-E bee, then clockwise, you see Sonic the Hedgehog/Bee, then below him is Smart Bee as evidenced by his glasses and pencil and calculator in his hands. At 7 o'clock, there is Mad Bee and then Train Bee.

In the top middle of the page, you can see Fire Bee just to the right of the beehive and the name of the Beehive (written by the art teacher). Charlie named it "Honey Nut Cheerios."

In the top left of the page, we see the Super Mario Brothers theme. There is a Mario Bee (with the M hat) and a Luigi Bee (with the L hat). Bowser Bee is in the high left position. There is a Princess Bee. And there also seems to be some sort of other creepy crawler critter who is thinking about a carrot.

In the bottom left hand corner, there are four bees in a row. Left to right, the first bee is Toad Bee (this is a Super Mario Brothers character), then there is Mickey Mouse Bee, a Mack Truck Bee, and the last bee has a hat.

In the middle of the bottom of the page, there are two bees, who are in some sort of battle for honey. The first bee says "DO NOT GET MY HONEY" and the second, mischeivious bee says, "I will!!!"

Friday, September 24, 2010

Charlie Pollack

I needed some art for a blank spot on my wall. I enlisted Charlie to be my artist. We picked some colors that coordinate with my decor and then Charlie made a masterpiece!