Monthly Archives: March 2009

Welcome, Mat!

Robert and Christopher on the mat, looking at you, March 22, 2009, 4:18 p.m.

Robert and Christopher on the mat, looking at you, March 22, 2009, 4:18 p.m.


From Brian: As written in the previous post, Robert crawled on Sunday at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s house!
Robert looking at Christopher on the mat, March 22, 2009, 4:18 p.m.

Robert looking at Christopher on the mat, March 22, 2009, 4:18 p.m.


His first crawl was on this soft traction mat at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s.
Robert on the mat, March 22, 2009, 5:44 p.m.

Robert on the mat, March 22, 2009, 5:44 p.m.


Fortunately, Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen has an extra set of mats, so now we have one in our living room! He crawled Monday (yesterday) on the mat! Yay! See him below having fun on Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s mat:

(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KtHDFzZbPQ to watch directly)

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He CRAWLED!!!

Trying to lure him to crawl 1, March 29, 2009, 5:20 p.m.

Trying to lure him to crawl 1, March 29, 2009, 5:20 p.m.


From Brian: He CRAWLED yesterday!!! Yay!!! He only crawled about two or three paces, but they were definitely one-hand-in-front-of-the-other, one-knee-in-front-of-the-other crawl steps! Whoo-hoo!
Part 2 from above, March 29, 2009, 5:20 p.m.

Part 2 from above, March 29, 2009, 5:20 p.m.


Subsequent attempts to convince him to crawl, including luring him with a water bottle above, were met without success.
Applauding on the mat, March 29, 2009, 5:14 p.m.

Applauding on the mat, March 29, 2009, 5:14 p.m.


Give yourself a round of applause, Robert. You can be pleased with your accomplishment!

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Cemetary Visit

Robert with Ngen-Ngen at the cemetary, March 29, 2009, 11:10 a.m.

Robert with Ngen-Ngen at the cemetary, March 29, 2009, 11:10 a.m.


From Brian: Robert and I visited the cemetary today to pay respect to Ngen-Ngen’s deceased ancestors and to see family. If you aren’t familiar with this aspect of our culture, please note that this need not be a sad or serious occasion, despite Robert’s dour expression in the photo below.
Robert with Yeah-Yeah, March 29, 2009, 10:32 a.m.

Robert with Yeah-Yeah, March 29, 2009, 10:32 a.m.


These trips to the cemetary are a time that bring family together. Even better, it was a beautiful day.

This was Robert’s first time to the cemetary! I was glad to share it with him and I was glad to share Robert with the family. I think it was important that he attended.
Robert with Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen, March 29, 2009, 10:33 a.m.

Robert with Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen, March 29, 2009, 10:33 a.m.


Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen picked us up around 9:30 a.m. We installed the car seat and Robert in it, and then we all drove to pick up Yee-Poo. Then off to the cemetary! However, he fell asleep in the car, so I sat in the car with him while family visited the grave of Robert’s great-great-grandfather.
Robert with Ngen-Ngen, March 29, 2009, 11:10 a.m.

Robert with Ngen-Ngen, March 29, 2009, 11:10 a.m.


Then, Robert’s Ngen-Ngen and I switched so I could visit the grave too. Soon enough, Robert woke, so together we paid our respects to his great-great-grandfather and his great-great-grandmother who was adjacent.


Afterward, we climbed a hill to visit more relatives and then we all piled in the car to another cemetary to visit Robert’s great-grandfather and his grand-aunt.
Robert with Auntie Linda, March 29, 2009, 10:55 a.m.

Robert with Auntie Linda, March 29, 2009, 10:55 a.m.


Robert was well-behaved (once he fully woke) and we generally willing to be held by other family. It was a great morning.

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I Love Mommy T-H-I-S Much!

I love Mommy T-H-I-S much!, March 22, 2009, 10:41 a.m.
Love, Robert!

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Boxing

Baby in a box 1, March 22, 2009, 11:43 p.m.

Baby in a box 1, March 22, 2009, 11:43 p.m.


From Brian: A fun time for the baby?
Baby in a box 2, March 22, 2009, 11:43 a.m.

Baby in a box 2, March 22, 2009, 11:43 a.m.


Or parental convenience?
Baby in a box 3, March 22, 2009, 11:43 a.m.

Baby in a box 3, March 22, 2009, 11:43 a.m.

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More Swinging

From Jen: We went to the playground this afternoon. I know I have posted pictures and video of him on the swing before, but he looked so happy, I couldn’t resist.

What a happy baby!!

What a happy baby!!

I took this next picture to illustrate what happens to Robert when he sees people talking on cell phones. He had completely stopped swinging, but he didn’t care, because he was watching a man who was sitting on a bench nearby talking on the phone. Weird kid!

Mesmerized by the cell phone

Mesmerized by the cell phone

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A Jumping Baby Is a Happy Baby


From Brian: Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlfM6ITutuw to watch directly.

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