From Jen: Brian’s parents, as many of you know, spend most of May-October at county fairs around California selling their famous “Eggroll on a Stick”. Since they have 2 grandchildren whose birthdays passed while they were on the road, we took advantage of a break in their schedule to celebrate Robert’s 1st birthday and his cousin Katharine’s 4th birthday with the extended family on Beanie’s daddy’s side yesterday. Here are some pictures and a video shot at the festivities.
Waiting for Yeah-Yeah to light the birthday candles.
Happy Birthday, dear Robert and Katharine!
The birthday kids and their birthday cakes.
Arlene Goo-Goo and Christopher enjoy birthday cake.
Robert opening a gift from his Day-Days
Katharine opened her gifts with gusto!
Thanks to all who came. It was a lot of fun!!
From Jen: Robert and I started out the day by attending a free playgroup for 8-14 month olds that is run by the community college here in San Francisco. The teacher’s name is Margaret and she is just as sweet as can be. I met some other mothers and Robert had a blast on the equipment. We can’t wait to go back next week!
Robert loved walking on this little bridge.
Margaret let the kids explore her guitar after circle time.
On a completely different note, I got to have my own fun by messing with my child’s hair during bathtime 🙂
Mommy's attempt at a Mohawk
It's hard to make a mohawk on a baby who won't sit still!
From Jen: After a quick trip to Target today, I let Robert have a little fun in a small play area inside the mall. After playing and climbing for a while, he headed toward the exit. I followed him and decided to get a video of him as he headed (on his own as far as he could tell) into the mall. I swear the kid thinks he’s a teenager already.
P.S. He’s barefoot because you have to take your shoes off to play in the play area. I took his socks off so that he wouldn’t do it himself, causing me to have to crawl into some kid-size tunnel to retrieve them. Because you know that’s where he would have taken them off!!
From Jen: Robert had his first professional haircut today. He’s had a couple of whispies snipped by me and by his Ngen-Ngen, but today we went to a San Francisco staple- Snippety Crickets- to get a trim. He screamed at and tried to hit the poor hairstylist the entire time. So, as I was holding his hands and trying to comfort him, I have no pictures of the actual event. But here are some before and after pics for you to compare:
Here are a couple of pictures of a shaggier Robert (you can also see the pictures from our last post https://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/a-day-for-thank-yous/
With Grandpa Glen 8/2/09
Robert and his bottle- taken 8/16/09
And now pictures from today:
Front view- 8/24/09
Side view- 8/24/09
And a view from the back- 8/24/09
From Jen and Brian: Today we used many things that came from friends and family. We wanted to post some pictures for them and everyone who visits us here.
Great overalls from Brian's colleague Joyce
Thank you Joyce not only for the adorable overalls but also for the 3 bags (!) of great clothes you sent our way.
Our new to us table from the Drew Family
This is a great table that can be used to build train tracks and play with trains. Robert isn’t quite there yet, but we are now using the table for his books and some other new toys from his birthday. Jennifer even channeled the spirit of her former preschool teacher self and labled a clear tub with the picture and name of the blocks that we are keeping in there. They now live under the table. Thank you Kim and family for this great addition to our living/play room.
Robert using his new sand toys at the playground.
These sand toys were a gift from Grandma and Grandad. He’s really enjoying them guys!!
And so another fun Sunday comes to a close. Have a great week everyone!!
From Daddy: On Monday, Robert said his name! I tried to get him to copy me when I suggested to him, “Say, ‘Ro-bert.’ ” And he did!
Also, starting a week ago (Friday, August 7, 2009), I first noticed that he was walking more than he was crawling!!!
From Jen: Today the San Francisco Zoo introduced their newest penguins into the existing colony. Members and Zoo parents (people who put up money to “adopt” a zoo animal) were allowed into the zoo 30 minutes early and allowed to watch the penguins make their way to the exhibit with their keepers. Robert tried to chase the penguins once and we both had a good time. Here are some pictures:
Robert doing some baby yoga before the festivities.
Here they come!
Hey! Where did everyone go?
A shot of the grown ups waiting for the babies to arrive.
I hope they do this again next year. It was fun!