Monthly Archives: May 2010

Twenty-Two Months Old!

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From the Cool Daddy: We love you!

Peek-a-Boo behind TV, May 16, 2010, 10:31 a.m.

Tah-Dah!

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Happy 2010 Anniversary to Mee-Maw and Granddad!

Grandparents read to Robert 1, May 16, 2010, 9:45 a.m.

Mee-Maw and Granddad read to Robert


From Robert: Happy Anniversary!

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Walk walk

From Brian:

Boston Market Laughing, May 27, 2010, 7:02 p.m.

Preparing to burst into laughter during our dinner out

Recovering Robert

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.

He agreed.

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

Sitting on the grass, May 27, 2009, 4:38 p.m.

Sitting on the grass

Asleep on the play mat, May 26, 2009, 3:52 p.m.

Napping on a down throw on his old foam play mat

Asleep on the play mat 1, May 26, 2009, 3:52 p.m.

The empty water bottle in the upper left was a toy he enjoyed. The object in the lower right was his Easter Basket.

Mess in the high chair, May 27, 2009, 6:55 p.m.

Mess in the high chair at dinner

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Happy Mother’s Day, Part 7: Mommy’s Day Off

Peter's Party - Robert and Daddy, May 23, 2010, 4:07 p.m.

Robert and Daddy await cake at Peter's birthday party


From Brian: As part of Mommy’s Mother’s Day celebration, Mommy chose today to take the day off.
Picking Daisies 1, May 23, 2010, 11:40 a.m.

Picking Daisies 1


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.
Picking Daisies 3, May 23, 2010, 11:41 a.m.

Looking up from the daisies


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.
Picking Daisies 2, May 23, 2010, 11:40 a.m.

Picking Daisies 2 - gotta put them somewhere, May 23, 2010, 11:40 a.m.


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)
Picking Daisies 4, May 23, 2010, 11:42 a.m.

From one lawn to the next


After we returned home—and after his cries of protest—we 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.
Napping with hat 2, May 23, 2010, 1:14 p.m.

Hat on, pants off, and in froggy formation


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)
Peter's Party - car 2, May 23, 2010, 3:43 p.m.

Robert was fascinated by this car but refused to enter reminding me of the aborted horsey ride



(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL_tGJhNiGg to watch directly)
Peter's Party - balls 2, May 23, 2010, 3:47 p.m.

Robert found the ball pit in the play structure


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.
Peter's Party - balloons, May 23, 2010, 4:23 p.m.

Robert tried to scale Daddy to reach higher, but to no avail


Eventually cake was served and Robert enjoyed his!
Peter's Party - eating cake 3, May 23, 2010, 4:19 p.m.

Have you ever seen a pre-two-year-old eat cake so cleanly?


Peter's Party - eating cake 4, May 23, 2010, 4:20 p.m.

Goin' for that last scrape of frosting


After cake, everyone moved into the game arcade. By now, Robert was overwhelmed with the kids (all bigger than he) and the machines (ditto).
Peter's Party - Robert sits in the arcade, May 23, 2010, 4:40 p.m.

Robert climbed this bench to sit for refuge


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.”
Peter's Party - water game, May 23, 2010, 5 p.m.

Robert's favorite game when it's not playing


Robert also liked to sit at this racing game. It was out of order, so it was perfect for him.
Peter's Party - racing game 3, May 23, 2010, 5:01 p.m.

Daddy, I'm trying to drive here


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.”
Peter's Party - racing game 6, May 23, 2010, 5:03 p.m.

Autopilot


UPDATE: I updated this post the videos on May 24, 2010.

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Thanks, Uncle Albert

Uncle Albert 1-2, April 25, 2010, 8:28 p.m.

Uncle Albert and the Beanie


From Brian: Thanks to Uncle Albert for having dinner with Robert and me last night!

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Happy Mother’s Day, Part 6: Delayed Mother’s Day, part 2

Robert behind Grandma Carol 4, May 15, 2010, 7:36 p.m.

Happy Grandma and Beanie


From Brian: Here are some photos and videos from Saturday.
Robert behind Grandma Carol 2, May 15, 2010, 7:35 p.m.

Giddyap!


Robert behind Grandma Carol 3, May 16, 2010, 10:18 a.m.

Higher, Mee-Maw!




(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqon2WKiP94 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWP3lu0X_Bc to watch directly)

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Happy Mother’s Day, Part 5: Delayed Mother’s Day, part 1

Magic Flute Mother's Day 2, May 15, 2010, 11:37 a.m.

Mee-Maw, Mommy, and Beanie at brunch


From Brian: We celebrated Mother’s Day again the week after.
Grandparents play catch with Robert 2, May 14, 2010, 7:24 p.m.

Grandparents play catch with Robert


Grandma Carol and Granddad visited this weekend! Robert had so much fun playing with them!
Grandparents play catch with Robert 1, May 14, 2010, 7:11 p.m.

That blur is Robert running to Mee-Maw




(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8_eao7NIgs and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tNNBv1MXow to watch directly)

Grandparents play catch with Robert 3, May 16, 2010, 10:31 a.m.

He got the frisbee!

Granddad and Robert play with dino pillow 1, May 14, 2010, 5:43 p.m.

Granddad and Robert play with dinosaur pillow 1, May 14, 2010, 5:43 p.m.


Granddad and Robert play with dino pillow 2, May 14, 2010, 5:43 p.m.

Granddad and Robert play with dinosaur pillow 2


Granddad and Robert play with dino pillow 3, May 14, 2010, 5:43 p.m.

Granddad and Robert play with dinosaur pillow 3

Each morning, the grandparents made him breakfast and take care of him while we parents slept it.

Granddad and Robert at breakfast counter 1, May 14, 2010, 7:21 a.m.

Milk for Robert, sitting on Granddad's lap


Granddad and Robert at breakfast counter 2, May 14, 2010, 7:21 a.m.

Close-up at breakfast

Granddad draws with Robert 1, May 15, 2010, 6:40 p.m.

Granddad draws with Robert 1


Granddad draws with Robert 2, May 15, 2010, 6:40 p.m.

Granddad draws with Robert 2

Granddad and Robert with backward hats, May 15, 2010, 8:42 a.m.

Getting dressed in the morning, Granddad and Robert with backward hats



(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkx7xMmBnrE to watch directly)
Granddad quizzes Robert in the tub, May 15, 2010, 8:09 p.m.

Granddad quizzes Robert in the bathtub


The grandparents also read to Robert:

Grandma Carol reads Robert book on couch 2, May 16, 2010, 10:52 a.m.

Grandma reads to Robert


Grandma Carol reads Robert book on couch 3, May 16, 2010

Cheese


Grandma Carol reads Robert book on couch 1, May 15, 2010, 9:23 a.m.
Granddad reads to Robert on sofa 1, May 13, 2010, 8:05 p.m.

Granddad reads to Robert on sofa 1


Granddad reads to Robert on sofa 2, May 13, 2010, 8:05 p.m.

Granddad reads to Robert on sofa 2

Granddad reads to Robert on sofa 3, May 13, 2010, 8:05 p.m.

Granddad reads to Robert on sofa 3

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.

Grandma Carol shows Robert picture 1, May 15, 2010, 9:43 a.m.

Grandma Carol shows Robert the picture

Grandma Carol shows Robert picture 2, May 15, 2010, 9:43 a.m.

Grandma Carol shows Robert the picture

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.)

Magic Flute Mother's Day 6, May 15, 2010, 11:37 a.m.

Robert is ready to go...


Magic Flute Mother's Day 8, May 15, 2010, 11:37 a.m.

Robert wants outta there


Magic Flute Pig 1, May 15, 2010, 11:41 a.m.

Petting a stone piggy in the garden patio of the restaurant


Magic Flute Pig 3, May 15, 2010, 11:42 a.m.

Posing with the piggy


Thank you for visiting us Mee-Maw and Granddad! We had so much fun! We love you!

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