Monthly Archives: January 2013

Happy Birthday Mommy, 2013!

Village Play Area 2, January 31, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

Riding a Frog, January 31, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

From Daddy: Tonight, we celebrated Mommy’s birthday (and Robert’s Half-Birthday) by playing at the Village at Corte Madera and then having a yummy dinner and dessert at The Cheesecake Factory.

Village Play Area 3, January 31, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

Fascinated by the butterfly, January 31, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

Village Play Area 6, January 31, 2013, 5:28 p.m.

The blurry top of the head at the top of the log is not him; that’s a little girl that he startled when she realized that he was hiding behind the tree. Why was he hiding? Because he was try to evade Daddy’s camera, January 31, 2013, 5:28 p.m.

Village Play Area 1, January 31, 2013, 5:26 p.m.

Hello frog, January 31, 2013, 5:26 p.m.

We love you mommy!


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Mommy’s Birthday 2010

Outback - Robert and Daddy, January 31, 2010, 6:32 p.m.

Robert and Daddy at dinner celebrating Mommy’s 2010 birthday, January 31, 2010, 6:32 p.m.

Outback - Robert, January 31, 2010, 6:32 p.m.

Robert smiling at dinner for Mommy’s 2010 birthday, January 31, 2010, 6:32 p.m.

Cake - decorated with candle, January 31, 2010, 7:29 p.m.

Cake after dinner, January 31, 2010, 7:29 p.m.

Cake - blowing out, January 31, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Blowing out the cake, January 31, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Cake - Robert eating 1, January 31, 2010, 7:21 p.m.

Carefully eating Mommy’s 2010 birthday cake, January 31, 2010, 7:21 p.m.

Cake - Robert eating 4, January 31, 2010, 7:41 p.m.

Robert gets chocolate on his face eating Mommy’s 2010 birthday cake, January 31, 2010, 7:41 p.m.

Cake - Robert eating 3, January 31, 2010, 7:39 p.m.

Robert making a mess while eating Mommy’s 2010 birthday cake, January 31, 2010, 7:39 p.m.

Cake - Robert eating 2, January 31, 2010, 7:38 p.m.

Close-up of chocolate cake mess, January 31, 2010, 7:38 p.m.

Mommy’s First Birthday as a Mommy

Jen's Birthday Cake 1, January 31, 2009, 8:48 p.m.

First Birthday Cake as a Mommy, January 31, 2009, 8:48 p.m.

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Making Time to Play

Automoblox, January 30, 2013, 7:08 p.m.

Automoblox, January 30, 2013, 7:08 p.m.

From Daddy: When Robert came home today, he brought–and broke–cars that he had built with Robert. He wanted help repairing them, but I decided to make dinner rather than help him repair cars that he took apart.

Later, Robert was in the bathtub while I sat outside the bathroom putting tires on the car. Robert said, “After my bath, can you make some time to play with the cars? You can play with me”

I smiled. “Yes, I would love to!”

Afterward, he said that he wanted to make a car that the two of us could play. He said, “We have the pieces to make a LIMOUSINE!” and then he strung the cars together!

Four Days Ago

Here are more photos from Maia’s visit below. We had an hour-long wait for dinner on Saturday, so we got some Dippin Dots out of a vending machine for Maia.

Dippin Dots with Maia 1, January 26, 2013, 6:08 p.m.

Maia eats Dippin Dots before dinner on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 6:08 p.m.

Dippin Dots with Maia 6, January 26, 2013, 6:10 p.m.

Maia shares Dippin Dots, January 26, 2013, 6:10 p.m.

Dippin Dots with Maia 7, January 26, 2013, 6:10 p.m.

Aftermath of blue Dippin Dots, January 26, 2013, 6:10 p.m.

Olive Garden Maia, January 26, 2013, 6:59 p.m.

Maia draws while waiting for dinner, January 26, 2013, 6:59 p.m.

One Year Ago

Enjoying a bit of Jello with the Day-Days and Auntie Amy.

Jello, January 29, 2012, 1:04 p.m.

Jello with the Day-Days and Aunite Amy, January 29, 2012, 1:04 p.m.

Two Years Ago

In Southern California visiting his cousins.

Asleep with Mickey, January 30, 2011

Asleep with Mickey, January 30, 2011

Boy Cousins 5, January 29, 2011, 6:37 p.m.

Southern California Boy Cousins, January 29, 2011, 6:37 p.m.

Three Years Ago

Father and son have dinner together. Boys night out:

The face of a Beanie, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

The face of a Beanie

Wendy's 6, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

There you are, Daddy!

Wendy's 7, January 30, 2010, 6:54 p.m.

Maybe Daddy won’t notice that I’m peeking…

Wendy's 9, January 30, 2010, 7:01 p.m.

Robert loves baked potato

Wendy's 8. January 30, 2010, 6:54 p.m.

Daddy, I’m trying to eat!

Wendy's 4, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

I’m ready for my close-up

Wendy's 3, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

Daddy, I’ll get you for taking this picture!

Wendy's 2, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

Just missed his head-up smile, but you can still see how happy he is

Wendy's 1, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

A half-hearted attempt at saying “Cheese”


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Four Years Ago

Changing table fun!

Changing Table - feet 1, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Touching his toes, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Changing Table - smile, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Smiling at the bright camera, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Changing Table - smile squint, January 30, 2009, 6:57 a.m.

Smiling and squinting, January 30, 2009, 6:57 a.m.


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Thanks for the shirt, Linda Bravin!

Bravin shirt 2, January 30, 2009. 1:55 p.m.

Thanks for the shirt, Linda Bravin, January 30, 2009. 1:55 p.m.

Bravin shirt 5, January 30, 2009, 1:56 p.m.

Flapping with Linda Bravin’s shirt, January 30, 2009, 1:56 p.m.

Bravin shirt 6, January 30, 2009, 1:57 p.m.

Sitting in the crib, January 30, 2009, 1:57 p.m.

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A Day at the Zoo with Maia

Zoo with Maia - Robert and Maia, January 27, 2013, 1:28 p.m.

Robert and Maia at the Zoo, January 27, 2013, 1:28 p.m.


From Daddy: This weekend, we had the pleasure of Maia joining us for a sleepover!

Zoo with Maia - Hippo statue 2, January 27, 2013, 2:45 p.m.

Maia and Robert sitting on the Hippo statue, January 27, 2013, 2:45 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Hippo statue 1, January 27, 2013, 2:44 p.m.

Robert struggles to avoid sliding off the Hippo statue, January 27, 2013, 2:44 p.m.

On Sunday, we all went to the zoo and for much of the day, it turned out to be cold!

Zoo with Maia - Zebras 1, January 27, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

Zoo with Maia – Zebras 1, January 27, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Zebras 2, January 27, 2013, 1:06 p.m.

Zoo with Maia – Zebras 2, January 27, 2013, 1:06 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Ostrich, January 27, 2013, 1:11 p.m.

An ostrich that lived in the African Safari area, January 27, 2013, 1:11 p.m.

Maia was a great godsister to Robert. While Mommy and I dealt with admission, Maia took Robert to look at the zebras. Robert was looking forward to seeing the zebras before we arrived.

Zoo with Maia - Maia Butterfly, January 27, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

Maia the Butterfly, January 27, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

One of the highlights was the petting zoo inside the children’s zoo area”

Petting Zoo with Maia - Maia and sheep, January 27, 2013, 3:48 p.m.

Nice sheep, January 27, 2013, 3:48 p.m.

Petting Zoo with Maia - Robert rides, January 27, 2013, 3:47 p.m.

Robert ridin’ in the petting zoo, January 27, 2013, 3:47 p.m.

Petting Zoo with Maia - Tractor, January 27, 2013, 3:51 p.m.

Ever helpful Maia pushes Robert on the tractor in the petting zoo, January 27, 2013, 3:51 p.m.


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Afterward, Robert found cacti at the zoo!

Zoo with Maia - Cacti 1, January 27, 2013, 4:01 p.m.

Robert looks at the cacti in the zoo, January 27, 2013, 4:01 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Cacti 2, January 27, 2013, 4:01 p.m.

Happy to see cacti at the zoo, January 27, 2013, 4:01 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Maia and I took Robert on a bike ride around our neighborhood and we went on a cacti hunt. Maia was surprisingly delighted! Too bad that I didn’t get photos or video of that.

We had a great weekend!

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A Boy and His Dad

Sonic, January 22, 2011, 10:15 a.m.

Happy at Sonic, January 22, 2011, 10:15 a.m.


From Daddy: Two years ago today, we were all on the road to to visit Grandpa and Grandma Pam. Tomorrow, I’ll be flying down to visit Grandpa and Grandma Pam, but I’ll be without Robert. I’ll miss him.
Cement 1, January 23, 2011, 3:32 p.m.

Exploring the Garden, January 23, 2011, 3:32 p.m.

Cement 2, January 23, 2011, 3:32 p.m.

In the Garden–Hey, what’s this?, January 23, 2011, 3:32 p.m.

Here’s what we did two years ago:

Cement 3, January 23, 2011, 3:44 p.m.

Anticipating, January 23, 2011, 3:44 p.m.

Cement 4, January 23, 2011, 3:44 p.m.

Smiling with Mommy in anticipation, January 23, 2011, 3:44 p.m.

Cement 5, January 23, 2011, 3:44 p.m.

Laughing with Mommy in anticipation, January 23, 2011, 3:44 p.m.

Cement 6, January 23, 2011, 4:04 p.m.

Mommy and Daddy carved in cement, January 23, 2011, 4:04 p.m.

Cement 7, January 23, 2011, 4:04 p.m.

Robert 2011, January 23, 2011, 4:04 p.m.

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Granddad’s New Year’s Eve Party

NYE Christmas Tree - Robert's suit web, December 31, 2012, 7:29 p.m.

Robert’s suit, December 31, 2012, 7:29 p.m.

From Daddy: On New Year’s Eve, we celebrated Granddad’s recent birthday with a big get-together.

NYE Christmas Tree - Robert's suit with Daddy, December 31, 2012, 7:32 p.m.

Daddy and son, December 31, 2012, 7:32 p.m.

Robert first tried on the suit the week before and declared, “I want to wear this all the time!”

NYE Christmas Tree - Robert's suit with Grandma web, December 31, 2012, 7:56 p.m.

With Grandma in front of the NYE Christmas Tree, December 31, 2012, 7:56 p.m.

NYE Christmas Tree - Robert's suit with Mommy and Grandma, December 31, 2012, 7:56 p.m.

Beanie, Mommy, and Grandma, December 31, 2012, 7:56 p.m.

My favorite quote of the night came when Nana Jeanie tried to explain the rules of ’40s bingo using paper and M&Ms. Robert said, “Nana Jeannie, I have no idea to play this.”

Granddad's party 3, December 31, 2012, 10:11 p.m.

Love the suit, December 31, 2012, 10:11 p.m.

NYE Christmas Tree - Robert's suit with Daddy and Mommy 2 web, December 31, 2012, 7:54 p.m.

Most of this photo was blurry, but the happy boy held both his parents’ hands, December 31, 2012, 7:54 p.m.

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Hooked on Phonics 2

2013-01-19 13.55.48 Catci near My Gym, 2013-01-19 13.53.04 Cacti near My Gym, January 19, 2013, 1:56 p.m.

Around the corner, I think that these are only succulents but he thinks that they are cacti, January 19, 2013, 1:56 p.m.

From Daddy: Today, Robert declared the following to me while I drove Mommy’s car while its radio was tuned to a lite country pop song on the lite rock station: “Daddy, the music in your car is borrring. Buh-buh-‘B’ is for ‘borrring.’ ” HAW!

Later, at the restaurant after My Gym, he heard the same radio station and concluded that all buildings have the same radio station as the car!

After lunch, we drove back to take a close look at the cacti near My Gym!

2013-01-19 13.52.38 Cacti near My Gym, January 19, 2013 1:52 p.m.

Look at the Camera please!, January 19, 2013 1:52 p.m.

2013-01-19 13.53.04 Cacti near My Gym, January 19, 2013, 1:53 p.m.

The cacti are so big next to the small boy!, January 19, 2013, 1:53 p.m.

Afterward, we returned to My Gym for a special class/demonstration which delighted and then worried him, but he loved playing again at My Gym afterward. He beamed about all the many things he can play there.

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Yum, Chips!

Robert, Grandpa, and Chips, December 28, 2012, 11:41 a.m.

Robert, Grandpa, and Chips, December 28, 2012, 11:41 a.m.


From Daddy: Here is a photo from the late morning of a day when Robert was still in jammies and sharing chips with Grandpa. Awwww, cute.

One Month Ago: Happy Birthday Alina!
Robert has fun at Pump It Up Party to celebrate Alina Day-Day’s birthday:

2012 Alina's party - Robert in P 1, December 16, 2012, 10:21 a.m.

Hiding in his last name’s initial, December 16, 2012, 10:21 a.m.

2012 Alina's party - Group photo 2, December 16, 2012, 10:41 a.m.

Doing his best to smile for the group photo, December 16, 2012, 10:41 a.m.


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2012 Alina's party - Group photo 5, December 16, 2012, 10:42 a.m.

Smiling as the group photo breaks up, December 16, 2012, 10:42 a.m.

Two Months Ago: After My Gym

Lunch time!

2012-11-17 Boston Market 1, November 17, 2012, 1:46 p.m.

Eating at Boston Market after My Gym, November 17, 2012, 1:46 p.m.

2012-11-17 Boston Market 2, November 17, 2012, 1:47 p.m.

Good to the last drop–lunch after My Gym, November 17, 2012, 1:46 p.m.

Three Months Ago: With Ga-Ga

Getting ready to leave the grandparents’ house!

2012-10-16 With Ga-Ga on the floor 1, October 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m.

On the floor with Ga-Ga, October 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m.

2012-10-16 With Ga-Ga on the floor 2, October 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m.

Putting on shoes, October 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m.

2012-10-16 With Ga-Ga hugging, October 16, 2012, 7:17 p.m.

I have never gotten a good photo of them hugging, October 16, 2012, 7:17 p.m.

Four Months Ago

He weighed 39 pounds according to the luggage scale at Expresso Parking:

2012-09-16 Expresso Parking scale, September 16, 2012, 1:57 p.m.

Expresso Parking scale, September 16, 2012, 1:57 p.m.

We finally returning home from our trip to the Pacific Northwest

2012-09-16 Drumming, September 16, 2012, 4:51 p.m.

Drumming a celebration having returned home from Forks, Washington, September 16, 2012, 4:51 p.m.

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