Monthly Archives: January 2010

One and a Half Years Old!

The face of a Beanie, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.On the way to his second birthday!
From Brian: We love you Robert!

Cake - Robert eating 3, January 31, 2010, 7:39 p.m.

Robert making a mess while eating birthday cake

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Boys’ Night Out – January Edition

Wendy's 1, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

A half-hearted attempt at saying CHEESE!


From Brian: Mommy had the opportunity to have a dinner with Auntie Alison without having to care for Robert. So I took Robert out to dinner–just the two of us. Robert had a pretty good time at dinner, as you can see in the photo below.
Wendy's 2, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

Just missed his head-up smile, but you can still see how happy he is


Robert was so cute at dinner that I had to snap a few pictures. Of course, he began to tire of my usual picture-taking…
Wendy's 3, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

Daddy, I'll get you for taking this picture!

Wendy's 4, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

I'm ready for my close-up


Yes, he did spend a bit of time eating…
Wendy's 9, January 30, 2010, 7:01 p.m.

Robert loves baked potato



(or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrKkJq-H9UI to watch directly)
Wendy's 8. January 30, 2010, 6:54 p.m.

Daddy, I'm trying to eat!

Until the inevitable game of peak-a-boo…

Wendy's 7, January 30, 2010, 6:54 p.m.

Maybe Daddy won't notice that I'm peeking...


Wendy's 6, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

There you are, Daddy!

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Playing During Dinner

Christopher plays with Robert at dinner 3, January 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Christopher Ga-Ga plays with Robert during dinner


From Brian: The usual seating configuration during dinner in the dining room at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s is that Robert and Christopher Ga-Ga face each other during dinner. Inevitably, one of them will provoke the other and they degenerate into laughing and/or squealing at each other.
Christopher plays with Robert at dinner 2, January 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Christopher still hovering near Robert


At last night’s dinner, Christopher Ga-Ga and Robert sat on the same side of the dining room table. Thus, they didn’t see each other and Robert, for one, concentrated on the eating aspect of dinnertime. Christopher probably also ate somewhat more productively.
Christopher plays with Robert at dinner 1, January 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Hey Robert Di-Di! Look at me over here!

However, Christopher finished with his dinner first. Then he went about trying to play with Robert while Robert was still eating. Watch how skillfully Christopher attracts Robert’s attention!

Christopher plays with Robert at dinner 4, January 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Okay, now they're just having fun




(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ho-fTF-i1E and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw7Elaa3hRI to watch directly)

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Lions and God-Sisters

From Brian: Maia, Kati, and Lainey visited yesterday and this morning thanks to their mommy, so everyone had lots of fun. Below is a cute photo of Kati and Lainey playing with Robert.

Katie, Lainey, & Robert, January 27, 2010, 1:39 p.m.

Playing together


One of the fun moments was when Lainey rode Robert’s lion toy into the kitchen. It was neat because her family had given Robert the lion for his birthday. Below are some photos of Granddad assembling the lion with the girls around as well as Vickie Goo-Goo looking on.
Lukes - Maia, Lainey, Jen-Jen, and Granddad 1, August 1, 2009, 2:03 p.m.

All gathered 'round to assemble the lion


Lukes - Maia, Lainey, Jen-Jen, Vickie, Granddad, & Grandma Carol 1, August 1, 2009, 2:07 p.m.

Robert takes an interest


Lukes - Maia, Lainey, Jen-Jen, Vickie, Granddad, & Grandma Carol 2, August 1, 2009, 2:07 p.m.

Robert now participating


(I hadn’t blogged these photos previously, so I’ll go back and post them after the fact around the date that they were taken.)

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Robert’s a Push-Over

My Gym - Dolphin Swing 1, January 21, 2010, 3:51 p.m.

Sooooo happy!


From Brian: Yesterday, Mommy and Robert went to My Gym to play.
My Gym - Dolphin Swing 2 - 3, January 21, 2010, 3:51 p.m.

Two looks at the dolphin swing


My Gym - Dolphin Swing 4, January 21, 2010, 3:52 p.m.

Robert checks out the side of the dolphin swing


Above are some photos of Robert having a lot of fun riding the dolphin swing from last Thursday, his trip to My Gym before yesterday. Below are is one of his favorite activities there: Pulling up and then pushing over foam columns!
My Gym - push over green 5, January 21, 2010, 3:40 p.m.

A green one in his sight...


My Gym - push over green 1, January 21, 2010, 3:39 p.m.

Studying the green one


As above, he might spot one leaning on the ground. Then he might pick it up…
My Gym - push over green 2, January 21, 2010, 3:40 p.m.

Lifting the target


My Gym - push over green 3, January 24, 2010, 3:40 p.m.

Almost verticle


Then push it over!
My Gym - push over green 4, January 21, 2010, 3:40 p.m.

Over it goes


Then he might move onto another one:

My Gym - push over blue 7, January 21, 2010, 3:44 p.m.

And now on to a blue one


My Gym - push over blue 8, January 21, 2010, 3:45 p.m.

Checking out the blue one


Here are some videos below!


(or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw1VPJvWvaE or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUSpzNXpLjg to watch directly)

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New Playgroup with Christopher Ga-Ga

Playgroup - Christopher and Robert 2, January 25, 2010, 10:08 a.m.

Two boys have fun at playgroup


From Brian: Yesterday morning, Robert began attending a new playgroup–one for his slightly older age–along with Christopher Ga-Ga! Mommy took both boys there and they had fun.
Playgroup - Christopher and Robert 1, January 25, 2010, 9:50 a.m.

Christopher Ga-Ga is focused and Robert is--hey, what's that over there?


Below are photos of them having a snack.
Playgroup - Christopher and Robert 5, January 25, 2010, 10:28 a.m.

Two boys snacking


Playgroup - Christopher and Robert 4, January 25, 2010, 10:28 a.m.

Christopher Ga-Ga is focused on his snack and Robert is--hey, what's that over to the left?


The boys had fun together. Here they are drawing:
Playgroup - Christopher and Robert 7, January 25, 2010, 10:50 a.m.

Two boys drawing


And here’s Robert doing his best Darth Vader impression:
Playgroup - Robert and helmet 2, January 25, 2010, 10:24 a.m.

I can't see!

It was a successful outing and these photos are so cute!

Playgroup - Robert and the Firehouse, January 25, 2010, 9:52 a.m.

What's inside this firehouse?

Playgroup - Robert and Toy 2, January 25, 2010, 9:54 a.m.

Robert playing with toy on the floor


Playgroup - Robert and Toy 3, January 25, 2010, 9:59 a.m.

A musical toy

Playgroup - Robert and water, January 25, 2010, 10:11 a.m.

Doesn't he look cute in his wet gear?


Afterward, all returned to Arlene Goo-Goo’s and Uncle James’ house for a celebration of Timothy. However, Robert seems more interested in the balloon than the baby.
Robert with Balloon, January 25, 2010, 12:50 p.m.

Robert with Balloon



(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdDx04Y7bf4 to watch directly)


Of course, Robert’s always loved balloons. Here are great photos from 13 months ago that I love (from https://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/19/bouncey-chair-and-balloon/):

Bouncey Chair and Balloon 1, December 19, 2008, 8:11 a.m.

From the archives--Bouncey Chair and Balloon 1, December 19, 2008

Bouncey Chair and Balloon 2, December 19, 2008, 8:11 a.m.

From the archives--Bouncey Chair and Balloon 2, December 19, 2008

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This Is the Song, La-La La-La, Robert’s Song

Granddad and Elmo 4, January 24, 2010, 8:13 a.m.

Granddad enables Robert


From Brian: Robert’s loves Elmo. He occasionally demands to see Elmo, and we sometimes placate him by playing an Elmo video on YouTube. On Sunday morning, Granddad was helping Robert watch Elmo! Below are a video (which you can watch directly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5KzhaW27o) and more photos:

Granddad and Elmo 2, January 24, 2010, 8:11 a.m.

Robert points at Elmo


Granddad and Elmo 3, January 24, 2010, 8:12 a.m.

That's Robert's Song


Also, here we are trying to distract Robert with Elmo’s Song on my Treo after a water spill at the Fog City Diner on Saturday night:
Fog City Diner 4, January 23, 2010, 6:05 p.m.

Look Robert! It's Elmo!


Here’s the video on SesameStreet.org:

Below is the video that the Sesame Workshop posted to YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSYadh2xmcI:

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