Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bike Ride

Birthday 2012 Weekend - Bike Ride License 3, August 5, 2012, 3:19 p.m.

Licensed to Ride, August 5, 2012, 3:19 p.m.

From Daddy: Robert loves to ride his bike around the neighborhood. Usually, we stick to a route of only about six blocks. Here’s a cute video:

(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKAL64a-p1Q on your mobile device)

Birthday 2012 Weekend - Bike Ride 3, August 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m.

Ridin’, August 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m.

Birthday 2012 Weekend - Bike Ride License 5, August 5, 2012, 3:19 p.m.

Here’s looking at you, kid! August 5, 2012, 3:19 p.m.

He was very happy to have his new license plate from Granddad!

Birthday 2012 Weekend - Bike Ride License 2, August 5, 2012, 3:19 p.m.

Born to ride, August 5, 2012, 3:19 p.m.

Birthday 2012 Weekend - Bike Ride 2, August 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m.

Is that a Golden Snitch on his sweatshirt?, August 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m.

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Smart Car

Smart Car Yellow 5, August 23, 2012, 9:32 a.m.

Happy near his favorite car, August 23, 2012, 9:32 a.m.


From Daddy: Robert has discovered Smart Cars.
Smart Car Yellow 4, August 23, 2012, 9:32 a.m.

Hanging near his favorite car, August 23, 2012, 9:32 a.m.


We saw one walking around Sixth Avenue a few weeks ago and he decided that they were his favorite kind of car. He then decided that he prefers small cars (even to the extent that he didn’t like Mommy’s larger car for a few minutes). Mommy and I separately explained to him that the three of us couldn’t fit into a single Smart Car, but he still likes them.
Smart Car Yellow 1, August 23, 2012, 8:01 a.m.

I swear that just before this photo–as I fumbled for the shutter button–he had a beautiful and natural smile instead of this attempt at a smile that resembles a grimace, August 23, 2012, 8:01 a.m.


Now, everywhere he goes, he tries to spot a Smart Car. Lately, his second favorite car is the Scion.
Smart Car Yellow 2, August 23, 2012, 8:01 a.m.

A yellow Smart Car and red ladybug boots make a great combination, August 23, 2012, 8:01 a.m.


On the morning that I took the photos above, after breakfast and playing with a friend pictured below, Robert found a small leaf and dubbed it a “Smart Leaf” (because it was small!).
Robert with A. 2, August 23, 2012, 9:02 a.m.

Seeking a pigeon inside a planter, August 23, 2012, 9:02 a.m.

This morning, as I drove him to school, he commented, “Grandma and Granddad have a toy Smart Car. How cool is dat?” SUCH a cute comment! I loved it! Below are photos of the toy Smart Car (Little Tikes) which with he’s hardly played in a couple of years.

Little Tikes car 1, August 22, 2010, 4 p.m.

Am I close enough to the curb?


Little Tikes car 3, August 22, 2010, 4 p.m.

Granddad and Grandma Carol got me a new car!


Little Tikes car 9, August 22, 2010, 4:24 p.m.

A boy and his car


Little Tikes car 5, August 22, 2010, 4:02 p.m.

Driven into a corner, August 22, 2010, 4:02 p.m.

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Backpack

Backpack 5, August 14, 2012, 8:31 a.m.

On the way to Day Camp, August 14, 2012, 8:31 a.m.


From Daddy: Uncle Albert gave Robert a particularly fantastic birthday present!
Backpack 2, August 14, 2012, 8:27 a.m.

Backpack, August 14, 2012, 8:27 a.m.


Yup, a backpack!
Backpack 4, August 14, 2012, 8:31 a.m.

I’m not sure to what he is pointing, August 14, 2012, 8:31 a.m.


We love the backpack and look forward to taking it on our travels.
Backpack 6, August 14, 2012, 8:31 a.m.

A boy and his backpack, August 14, 2012, 8:31 a.m.


It’s already been to Southern California.
Pool with Abby, August 18, 2012, 8:28 a.m.

In Southern California (though no backpack is pictured here), August 18, 2012, 8:28 a.m.

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First Day as a Giraffe

First Day Giraffe 2, August 27, 2012, 8:05 a.m.

Our boy is very proud, August 27, 2012, 8:05 a.m.


From Daddy: Today was Robert’s first day of school for the year. Mommy and I loved seeing Robert in his new uniform (required this year) for school. His class grouping is called “Giraffes” (last year he was one of the “Turtles”).
First Day Giraffe 1, August 27, 2012, 8:05 a.m.

Our boy is accustomed to Daddy’s constant photographs, August 27, 2012, 8:05 a.m.


Robert has been looking forward to the resumption of school for some time. Mommy and Daddy were so happy to drop him off at school personally!
First Day Giraffe 5, August 27, 2012, 8:19 a.m.

Happily walking to school, August 27, 2012, 8:19 a.m.


We love our new Giraffe.

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He Misses The Girls

2012 04 14 Alaina's Tea 1, April 14, 2012, 11:07 a.m.

He looks on happily as she drinks her belated birthday tea, April 14, 2012, 11:07 a.m.

From Daddy: Our conversation in the car yesterday:

Robert: “I think the Daddy Car is old.”

Daddy: “It is old.”

Robert: “I think we need a new Daddy Car.”

Daddy: “New cars are expensive. We don’t need a new Daddy Car right now. This car still runs quite well. We have money but…”

Robert: “Maybe Mommy should sit there [pointing to front passenger seat] and someone else should sit there [pointing to other rear seat].”

Daddy: “Ahhh…who should sit back there?”

Robert: “Alison.” [Very matter-of-factly]

Daddy: “Alison is with Jessica today, so she’s busy.”

Robert: “If Alison is busy with Jessica, then we can have Alaina sit in the seat. Maybe we can have another person too.”

Daddy: “Okay! Do you love Alaina?”

“Yep!” Then he says, wistfully, looking out the window. “I really miss them…”

Daddy: “I miss them too.”

2012 13 Alaina Pizza Dinner 2, April 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Movie and a pizza dinner before her birthday tea!, April 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

It made me sad to hear him say that, but I was so impressed that he knew how he felt and that he loves the girls.

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Beanie Birthday Party 2012, part 2

Birthday 2012 - Cake 3, August 4, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

Mommy, you deserve this cake as much as Robert does!, August 4, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

From Daddy:

Birthday 2012 - Bubbles 10, August 4, 2012, 3:24 p.m.

Bubbles at the 2012 Birthday Party, August 4, 2012, 3:24 p.m.

Here are more videos from the birthday party!

Birthday 2012 - Bubbles 01, August 4, 2012, 3:21 p.m.

An anxious moment waiting for bubbles, August 4, 2012, 3:21 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXsj_SzZ-1U on your mobile device to view the BUBBLES!)


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCkQ2KHoW9g or your mobile device)

Birthday 2012 - High Bar 2, August 4, 2012, 3:08 p.m.

Thanks to Linda Goo-Goo for helping Robert hang on the high bar like Andrew Ga-Ga, August 4, 2012, 3:08 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pM-AUnMmSk on your mobile device)

Birthday 2012 - Zip Line 3, August 4, 2012, 3:45 p.m.

Christina and Alex help Robert with the zip line, August 4, 2012, 3:45 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC757GXoips on your mobile device)

Thanks to Christina who is moving on from My Gym to teach preschool!

Robert and Christina 3, August 4, 2012, 2:17 p.m.

Christina near the area setup for Robert’s cake, August 4, 2012, 2:17 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYv2R2QU1-0 on your mobile device)

And thanks to Mommy for organizing the party!

Birthday 2012 - Hug 1, August 4, 2012, 3:20 p.m.

A four-year-old loves Mommy, August 4, 2012, 3:20 p.m.

The “Birthday Boy”:

Birthday 2012 - Placesetting, August 4, 2012, 3:32 p.m.

Love the Birthday Boy shirt, August 4, 2012, 3:32 p.m.

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Beanie Birthday Party 2012

Birthday 2012 - Cake & Robert 1

Robert eats cake while Uncle Gerald and Colleen Goo-Goo look on, August 4, 2012, 3:33 p.m.


From Daddy: Yesterday was Robert’s fantastic fourth birthday party. For the second year in a row, the part was held at My Gym.
Birthday 2012 - Entry

Robert enters My Gym with Christian and Grandma, August 4, 2012, 2:17 p.m.


We had so much fun with family, friends, and games!
Birthday 2012 - Disks & Robert 1

Robert loved to throw these multi-colored foam throwing disks, August 4, 2012, 2:24 p.m.


Birthday 2012 - Disks & Di-Di 1

Di-Di, on the other hand, liked to place the disks in a nice little line, August 4, 2012, 2:44 p.m.


Birthday 2012 - Bouncing Ball

Robert has long enjoyed playing with this large bouncing ball at My Gym, August 4, 2012, 2:24 p.m.


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Birthday 2012 - Bouncing Ball with Katia

Playing with his godsister, August 4, 2012, 2:49 p.m.


Birthday 2012 - Bouncing Ball with Jennifer & Eli

Even a conversation with grown-ups involves the bouncing ball, August 4, 2012, 3:01 p.m.

Birthday 2012 - Shamu Swing 1

Grandma helps Robert board the Shamu Swing, August 4, 2012, 2:33 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJN9ZF1dnpU on your mobile device)

Thanks to everyone for attending!



(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPMWjDNSY7I and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AxGtfL-GHY on your mobile device)

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