Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pumpkin Bowling

2011 10 28 15.48.51 Preschool Halloween, October 28, 2011, 3:48 p.m.

Super Beanie!, October 28, 2011, 3:48 p.m.

From Daddy: Yesterday was the Halloween carnival at Robert’s preschool. Robert’s favorite game there was pumpkin bowling!


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The carnival rocked! Thank you teachers!

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Baseball in October & Happy Birthday Grandma!

From Daddy: Thursday night was tough for Robert. He cried–sad and frightened–in bed (and later we brought him to the living room) with his eyes closed for a very long time. We think that he had a very bad nightmare and couldn’t wake up for a while. Finally Mommy roused him awake and he wanted to snuggle for “five minutes.” Then we put him to bed in our bed.

Later, he repeated with a lesser version of the night terrors and almost unconsciously wriggled himself out of bed. Poor Robert!

Last night, we drove down to visit Grandma Carol for her birthday. During the second leg of the drive, he cried a few times in his sleepiness, possibly due to the discomfort of having grown a bit big for sleeping easily in his car seat.

He was all smiles this morning though, asking Mommy how he got here when he woke up. He had some quality play time with Grandma this morning. Here’s a video of their batting practice:

(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GSyGv8BFq8 or your mobile device.)

Happy birthday, Grandma!

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Scary Halloween Noise?

From Daddy: In the past week, Robert has been particularly scared of automatic flushing toilets. Poor boy! He cries, scared of the prospect.

At dinner last weekend, I let him to the restaurant’s restroom. When he asked if the toilet would flush automatically and I said that it might (it would), he began to cry immediately! I led him out.

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Bowling

From Daddy: One of Robert’s very favorite games is bowling. He loves bowling over toy bowling pins and plastic bottles. He loves bowling on the Wii (though his love of Wii golf has overtaken bowling in the past month). Bowling, he even found a way to bowl at Walmart, inspired to construct his own game!


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Put away bowling with Granddad 1, September 5, 2010, 8:07 p.m.

Put away bowling with Granddad 1


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Boys and the Wii 3, July 3, 2010, 2:19 p.m.

Robert watches Wii Bowling

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Morning Blue

Playing in the sand at school with his in-the-night blue cap, September 2011

Playing in the sand at school with his in-the-night blue cap, September 2011

In-the-Night Blue versus Morning Blue

From Brian: Robert’s favorite color is blue. He’s realized that for several months now. When I told him that my favorite color was blue, he’d laugh and exclaim, “But your phone is not BLUE!” (I have a black case for my phone.)

About three weeks ago, he stopped saying that and has been telling me that his favorite color is “morning blue.” A few months ago, he decided that his favorite shade of blue is light blue, and “morning blue” is his term for light blue. Why? I just figured it out when a week or so ago he referred to dark blue as “in-the-night blue.” Ohhhhhh, I get it now. “in-the-night blue” is dark as nighttime is dark and therefore “morning blue” must be night blue.

What a Beautiful Day

When the day is sunny, Robert sometimes declares, “What a beautiful day.” (He gets this from Mommy.) It’s so cute!

Robert at the school Walk-a-Thon 1--it was a beautiful day, October 15, 2011

Robert at the school Walk-a-Thon 1--it was a beautiful day, October 15, 2011

Robert at the school Walk-a-Thon 2, October 15, 2011

Robert at the school Walk-a-Thon 2, October 15, 2011

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Short Weekend Followed by a Long Night

From Daddy:

Weekend

This past weekend, we enjoyed a visit from Jennie, Kayla, Cristian, and Aaron. They arrived on Saturday. We walked on the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, and drove through Chinatown on Sunday. While I was at work, they enjoyed the Hyde Street Pier on Monday and they left yesterday morning.

Robert loved Cristian and the two were fast friends and playmates. During breakfast in the mornings, he would tell me, “I want them to come up” (they stayed downstairs). When he heard Cristian emerge from downstairs, Robert told me, “I want to see him.” Here’s a video of Robert seeking Cristian’s approval during snack time on Sunday:


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Robert tolerated Kayla (sort of; he stood up and moved to another part of the sofa when she sat next to him while Cristian played the Wii).

Robert did not like Aaron, though. Aaron really liked Robert initially, even giving his chest a cute little kiss once. Robert didn’t like that Aaron was grabbing at and/or knocking over toys that Robert set up. Robert locked Aaron in his bedroom (I heard Aaron’s cries. Robert told me that he didn’t want Aaron to come out.) Also, during a father-son dinner on Sunday night, Robert told me, “Uhhhh, Daddy? I sowwy that I threw an instwument at Aaron’s head.”

Pink Eye

However, yesterday Robert showed symptoms of Pink Eye and a diagnosis by Dr. Chan (Robert’s pediatrician whom Robert does indeed know by name) confirmed it. Robert needs eye drops for a week (and he fears eye drops).

A Long Night

Overnight was a long night because Robert woke and jumped into our bed around 2:15 a.m. (I had woken around 1:15 a.m. and had trouble getting back to sleep, so I was already tired). By the three o’clock hour, I persuade Robert to join me in his bed, hoping for better luck. I gave up and turned on his light, allowing him to read. In the four o’clock hour, I left and told him that I would return to my bed.

In the five o’clock hour, he called for me, upset that I didn’t answer his initial calls (because somehow I fell asleep again). He couldn’t find Elmo though he found him right away on his shelf (buried by other stuffed animals). He wanted to bowl in his bedroom, but I convinced him to play in the living room. He returned to our bedroom and fell asleep with us. I got another hour of sleep before I woke up for good.

He fell asleep quite easily tonight because he was sleepy. Now I’m off to bed to bank some rest in case he wakes up overnight!

One Year Ago

Here were Mommy and Robert. Robert was riding this blue cow as we, Grandpa, and Grandma Pam were waiting for our turn at the breakfast restaurant.

Blue cow Berkeley 3, October 3, 2010, 10:02 a.m.

Blue cow in Berkeley, October 3, 2010, 10:02 a.m.

Two Years Ago

While Ga-Ga was playing with the exersaucer, was Robert yawning?

Exersaucer, October 4, 2009, 1:07 p.m.

Exersaucer, October 4, 2009, 1:07 p.m.

Pork Bun 3, October 4, 2009, 1:05 p.m.

In line for a pork bun with Ga-Ga, October 4, 2009, 1:05 p.m.

Pork Bun 5, October 4, 2009, 1:06 p.m.

Yum, October 4, 2009, 1:06 p.m.

Pork Bun 2, October 3, 2009, 1:05 p.m.

Happy Ga-Ga, October 3, 2009, 1:05 p.m.

Pork Bun 9, October 4, 2009, 1:09 p.m.

Hey, Ga-Ga, what are you eating?, October 4, 2009, 1:09 p.m.

Three Years Ago

Robert laughing with Judy, October 5, 2008, 4:59 p.m.

Robert laughing with Judy, October 5, 2008, 4:59 p.m.

Robert with Judy, October 5, 2008, 4:59 p.m.

Robert with Judy, October 5, 2008, 4:59 p.m.

Uncle Albert holds Robert 2, October 5, 2008, 2:24 p.m.

Uncle Albert holds tiny Robert, October 5, 2008, 2:24 p.m.

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