Monthly Archives: August 2011

Parent Night at Preschool

From Daddy: Tonight was Parent Night at preschool. Robert spend a couple of hours with Arlene Goo-Goo, Uncle James, Ga-Ga, and Di-Di (thank you!) while Mommy and I attended a meeting at the school. We learned about the rules and expectations of the school, met the teachers, briefly met most of the other parents, and this was my first time inside the preschool.

We are so excited! The school is a cute, child-friendly place that we are positive that Robert will come to love. He will have so much fun there! He starts preschool in three days!

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Have a Great Day!

From Daddy: As I was leaving this morning, I gave a quick kiss to Mommy when Robert asked for a kiss too. I gave him a kiss and said, “I love you.”

Then Robert said, “I love you too! Have a gweat [great] day!” He’s so cute!

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Bowling Boys & A Puff Picnic

From Daddy: On Saturday, Robert and I visited Bok-Bok’s house and we were delighted to discover that Ga-Ga and Di-Di were already there! Uncle James has set up Wii Bowling and the boys had lots of fun that afternoon!

When it was Robert’s turn, Uncle James asked if Robert knew how to Wii bowl on his own. I said that he certainly did! (Actually, Robert had only figured it out about a couple of weeks ago.)

His first frame: STRIKE!

His second frame: SPARE!

His third frame: SEVEN PINS! (Okay, the first ball was a gutter ball.)

It kind of went downhill from there. Robert definitely wasn’t able to bowl as well as Ga-Ga, but I was proud of him!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKTf7LnjzOk on your mobile device.

We arrived around 1 p.m. and Robert didn’t really eat lunch. (He had enjoyed two breakfasts that morning, so I wasn’t overly concerned.) I did convince him to eat a veggie later on, but before that I laid out three piles of Bok-Bok’s puffs on the coffee table—one pile for each boy. Robert declared, “It’s a PUFF PICNIC!!!

Ga-Ga two-handedly devoured his pile and started on Robert’s! When Uncle James admonished Ga-GA for eating Robert’s, Ga-Ga instead starting feeding Robert (I guess Ga-Ga loves handling those puffs)! Below is a photo of the two younger boys (Ga-Ga had already finished his):

2011 08 13 Puff Picnic, August 13, 2011, 1:15 p.m.

Robert said, "It's a Puff Picnic!" August 13, 2011, 1:15 p.m.

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One Day He Will Lock Doors

From Daddy: At a couple of points this morning, Robert slammed doors and locked them.* I said, “Hey! You are not allowed to lock doors!”

He replied, “One day I weeel.” (“One day I will.”) Cute.






*He likes to hide when he poops.

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More Videos from 2011 Beanie Birthday!



From Daddy: Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogNpnceI1DQ, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmDPO0aGWWM, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ojbyaCzds on your mobile device

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2011 Beanie Birthday

From Daddy: The Beanie Birthday Party at My Gym actually occurred on the day before Robert’s actual birthday. Robert’s actual birthday was low-key.

2011 Birthday Morning, July 31, 2011, 8:06 a.m.

Granddad and Aunt Linda watch the Beanie play with his microphone toy, July 31, 2011, 8:06 a.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmP8sm7vlqk on your mobile device)

The morning was fun and centered around family. However, his Southern California relatives departed in stages in the morning. As relatives were leaving, he grew increasing sensitive to their departures and he was a little weird during good-byes.

Mommy’s plan was to walk (which Robert loves to do) down to Irving Street (which Robert loves also) to get pizza (which Robert loves to eat) for dinner with any relative that was still here. Unfortunately, no one stayed, but Robert didn’t mind because the pizza, of course, was Irving Pizza. Starting on this day, however, Robert decided to call the restaurant “Pizza Planet.” So cute and imaginative!

2011 Birthday Pizza, July 31, 2011, 4:52 p.m.

A cheesey smile for a cheesey pizza, July 31, 2011, 4:52 p.m.

2011 Birthday Pizza 4, July 31, 2011, 4:52 p.m.

Enjoying Pizza Planet, July 31, 2011, 4:52 p.m.

2011 Birthday Pizza 6, July 31, 2011, 5:10 p.m.

Why is walking toward the back of Pizza Planet? So that he can jump toward the door!, July 31, 2011, 5:10 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEXV5DWmAtg on your mobile device)

Then we walked to get some dessert!

2011 Birthday Frozen Yogurt, July 31, 2011, 5:37 p.m.

Outside our dessert place, July 31, 2011, 5:37 p.m.

Afterward, Robert “flew home” like Buzz Lightyear, with his “wings” gently swaying right and left.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXVYqg0iT-M on your mobile device)

Though we stopped off to drum along the way…

2011 Birthday Drumming 1, July 31, 2011, 5:45 p.m.

Beanie drums on the way home from Pizza Planet on his birthday, July 31, 2011, 5:45 p.m.


(The video was already posted at https://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/three-years-old.)

We had a great time!

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