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Monthly Archives: May 2010
From Robert: Happy Anniversary!
Robert is recovering from a cold that he’s had for the past few days. (In fact, in retrospect, Robert probably began to fall ill on Sunday because he coughed a lot during our walk, recall https://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/happy-mothers-day-part-7-mommys-day-off.) We’ve propped up one end of his crib’s mattress so that he can sleep elevated.
He’s feeling better today. This morning, for example, when I got him out of bed, I was cautiously optimistic. This afternoon, I spoke with Mommy, and she confirmed that he had felt better today. Mommy would go out tonight, leaving Robert and I to handle dinner ourselves.
When I come home from work, I figured that Robert and I would rummage through the refrigerator and find stuff to eat. However, Robert grabbed the pair of my shoes that I had removed and insisted that I put them back on. “Walk walk?” he asked. “Walk walk.” So basically, Robert wanted to go out!
“How about we go for a drive?” I asked Robert.
When we arrived at the restaurant, there was quite a line for food service, so I scooped up a high chair, sat Robert inside, and pushed him around with me in line. I had to keep a hand on the high chair the whole time because:
- He figured out that if he tried to scoot forward in the high chair, he could make it lurch an inch forward—not enough to be dangerous and just enough to have naughty fun.
- Also, as we approached the cash register, he was able to grab onto a handle below the counter to pull himself and the high chair forward and then he would push himself backward with his feet. And then he repeated. And then again. Sigh. It was cute and funny, though.
Above is a video from dinner. He didn’t eat much, but he enjoyed eating some cornbread and then pushing crumbs onto the ground. (Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2pv7J4h58o to watch directly.)
He was in good spirits tonight, so we were happy.
Thank You Daddy
After getting him out of bed first thing this morning, changing his diaper, and leading him to the kitchen, I handed him a bottle of milk. He said, “Thank you, Daddy!” Awwwwww. He’s sweetly thanked me a few times like that in the past week or so, but I love it.
One Year Ago Today
From Brian: As part of Mommy’s Mother’s Day celebration, Mommy chose today to take the day off.
Robert and I left the house at 10:45 a.m. to take a walk down to Irving Street. After we began our walk, Mommy was able to leave the house without Robert and without his complaint.
Robert and I walked down to Irving Street together. We had a bite to eat and explored. On the way home, he spent extra time picking daisies and exploring a rock garden.
He and I sat at the edge of the rock garden together and chatted. We had a lot of fun. The walk lasted over an hour.
(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD8bd4tATwg to watch directly)
After we returned homeand after his cries of protestwe both fell briefly asleep on the couch in the living room. Then I woke up and bring him to the bed where he napped for nearly two hours.
When Robert woke, we got dressed joined Peter’s fifth birthday party in progress about a half an hour late.
(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL0uL2Qkdao to watch directly)
(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL_tGJhNiGg to watch directly)
After playtime, we all moved into the party room where we waited for cake to blown out, carved up, and dished out. Robert looked skyward obsessively, watching the stray balloons from parties passed.
Eventually cake was served and Robert enjoyed his!
After cake, everyone moved into the game arcade. By now, Robert was overwhelmed with the kids (all bigger than he) and the machines (ditto).
He did, however, enjoy sitting at the water pistol game, though not when the water sprayed. We played this game a few times. After the first time, however, Robert abandoned the seat. We always gave the resulting prize tickets to Robert’s “opponent.”
Robert also liked to sit at this racing game. It was out of order, so it was perfect for him.
Robert didn’t want to leave until I convince him that we were meeting his Mommy. We later met her for family dinner at a pub. She was happy to see him after her “day off.”
UPDATE: I updated this post the videos on May 24, 2010.
From Brian: Thanks to Uncle Albert for having dinner with Robert and me last night!
From Brian: We celebrated Mother’s Day again the week after.
Grandma Carol and Granddad visited this weekend! Robert had so much fun playing with them!
(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8_eao7NIgs and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tNNBv1MXow to watch directly)
Each morning, the grandparents made him breakfast and take care of him while we parents slept it.
(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkx7xMmBnrE to watch directly)
The grandparents also read to Robert:
Yesterday, we all enjoyed brunch for belated Mother’s Day at the Magic Flute Italian Restaurant to celebrate Mee-Maw. Just before brunch, Robert hand-delivered his present to her: A framed photo collage.
Brunch was great. This was the restaurant where the expanded family enjoyed brunch for Easter 2009. (Recall: https://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/easter-brunch-last-weekend.)
Thank you for visiting us Mee-Maw and Granddad! We had so much fun! We love you!