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.


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


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