Saturday, December 29, 2007

How Big Is John?

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Morning Cartoons

In my hustle to get out the door this morning I asked Seth, who was watching cartoons with Daddy, to hold his brother for me. It was kind of a whim, and I didn't actually expect him to be willing to do it, which is why it surprised me when he said....Sure! And then there they sat, my 3 boys watching Clifford quietly so I could get my stuff loaded in the car for the day. Awww.....sweet. John is feeling much better now. The antibiotics have kicked in and he is wheezing and coughing less....thank God.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Poor John ....sad face

Poor John is sick today. I knew this morning when he wouldn't eat that something was wrong. He's had the sniffles for the last half of the week which was causing more coughing and weezing. Turns out he has an ear infection, and his lungs are irritated again. He's back on breathing treatments and now is also taking a steroid to reduce the inflamation and antibiotics for his ear. I've never seen him so pitiful. Poor baby.


And now for your viewing pleasure.....here's John eating spaghetti (yesterday when he was feeling good). I accidentally left a fork in the bowl after I cut it up for him. So he decided to give it a try. He did pretty darn good if I do say so myself. He has excellent motor skills. AND he made a joke the other day. He looked at me....took the binky out of his mouth, turned it around and then put it back into his mouth backwards. And then he GIGGLED. He was making a funny! Silly John!




Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Morning






















Christmas Afternoon












Saturday, December 22, 2007

So, wow it's been forever since I posted. It's crazy how life blurrs by you and next thing you know it's just a few days till Christmas. I still don't have my Christmas cards out, though they are addressed, filled and stamped. I keep wanting to put a Christmas letter in them but I'm always so tired at the end of the day. Anyhow, what I mean to say is....Hi there Blog friends. I haven't forgotten about you. Hopefully once the craziness of the holidays blows over I'll have some more time, and pictures to share with you. :-)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Weekend

Another relaxing weekend for the Robinson family. Saturday and Sunday we did some Christmas shopping, though it had to be planned just right. I attempted to go to the Mall on Saturday afternoon, which was an amazingly huge joke, as not a single parking space could be found and about 50 other cars circling the parking lot waiting to stalk the people coming out of the mall to their cars. I circled the mall once and then drove straight back home. Instead I got up early on Sunday and went while all the rest of GA was at church. I got a spot 2 rows out of the food court, shopped with my two boys when it was practically empty, got out of there by noon when everyone else was coming in, and made someone's day when I gladly surrendered my key parking space to them. Then we spent the rest of the weekend relaxing at home, watching movies, crocheting, playing outside, and napping. Saturday night I went to a Christmas party for my work. It was a fancy shmancy dinner at La Maison and a lot of fun to get all gussied up, as I don't find too many occasions where i get to do that lately. We had fun....I won a Shell gift card in a drawing and came home with a bottle of wine and $50 (gift from the boss). Sweet!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Merry Christmas

A long long time ago I was in a sweet adelines with some of my friends. My sister and my mom were also in sweet adelines choirs. Mom sent this to me...it's really cool.

First Steps

Dave and I were fortunate to both witness John's first steps last night. I stood him up a few feet away from me, and he walked three steps toward me before he lunged into my arms. I was so happy that we were all there to witness the event. Next week, my amazing son will be doing kartwheels.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tonight at dinner Seth turns to me and asks, "Mommy, are you fat?"

Hello

Hello, so I'm sorry I haven't written in a while. As we all know, our work doubles the closer we get to Christmas and blogging has taken a back-burner for my free time. When I got my first Christmas card in the mail on Friday it occurred to me that it hadn't yet occurred to me to start on my Christmas cards. So, I went and bought some yesterday and got them all addressed, and then Seth and I put up the Christmas tree. I've kept busy with crochet projects and household chores, and entertaining the kiddos. But mostly I've just been shuffling off to work and back and it's been so busy there they're even talking about offering me some overtime. Anyhow, let's see ......
Our Parent-teacher conference went very well. We didn't really learn a whole lot we didn't already know. But it sure is nice to hear from others how smart your kid is. The one thing we didn't know, and this was a big surprise.....was that Seth wasn't napping anymore during naptime. I was so sad. So long nap time for Mommy for another 15 years. However, this weekend I didn't make him nap at all, and he was extremely cranky and mean by evening. I think perhaps his teachers meant that he wasn't falling asleep right away during naptime, but still gets a short snooze?, because he certainly isn't like this on the weekdays!
John had a well-baby check-up this week. He actually hadn't gained much weight this time, since he's so active now. I swear this boy will be walking in a week! I've started to give him some more freedoms, particularly when I take Seth outside to play. Normally I just hold him because the backyard is gravel and dirt mostly. This weekend I let him get dirty and crawl around and try to keep up with Seth and Gabriel, and he just went for it! He tried to climb up the slide, and when the boys were in the Spiderman house he walked on in the house with them. It's hard to believe he's my baby....but not so much the baby baby anymore. I thought he'd try to eat the gravel but he didnt.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

update

So, I said that I would update of our Thanksgiving weekend earlier this week and then I went back to work and was busy with the kids and next thing I know it's the following weekend, and now into the next week.... How quickly it all went by! Anyhow, here's a little update.



Grandad came down to visit us from West Virginia on the Friday after Thankgiving. I made the Thanksgiving meal Friday, though it was somewhat downsized that what i would have liked to make. Grandad and Dave spend the weekend watching football (and West Virginia stomping on UConn!) and discussing politics and biblical principles (very exciting)(well, it was mostly just Dave and I sitting there listening while Grandad talked us to oblivion). Grandad took us out for dinner Sunday afternoon, and then Monday we took the boys to school and Dave and Grandad got to spend some grand/father/son time together. It was fun watching Grandad interacting with the boys, and how proud he was of them. It's always so nice to have family visiting.

Seth really enjoyed having Grandad here. He got lots of tic-tacs and treats. On Thanksgiving he went around to told everyone Happy Halloween. I think he was hoping he'd get some candy instead of Turkey. Anyhow, lately he's been really into SuperWhy....a relatively new show on PBSkids. It's about Superhero kids who save the day by jumping into story books and changing the words in the story to make a different outcome, and they collect letters to put a word together in the end and spell it. It's a very low-budget show, but Seth is SO loving it. We've been playing Superwhy games on pbskids.org and he's learning to use a mouse. Tonight we pretended to jump into a book before bed. We pretended we were in the woods going to take cakes and pies to Grandma's house. We saw a wolf and Mommy was SO SCARED! Uh oh! But Woodcutter Seth scared him away! It was so fun to see him so excited about learning the sounds the letters make, and reading books. I get to go to my first parent-teacher conference tomorrow morning, and I'm excited to hear what they have to say, find out who his friends are, his favorite things to do, etc.

John is growing too! That first molar is coming in......though it's taking for-ev-er to come in. Poor baby :-( He's so close to walking it's not even funny. He stands up by himself and tries to take a step or two. If he's holding my hand or walking behind the push-walker he's SO FAST. He eats! If I have food in my hands he wants it. With all those teeth he can handle more then your average 9 month old. He really likes spaghetti sauce and goldfish crackers.

I have been busy. Mainly just chugging along between work and home, home and work and the occaisonal trip to the store. I feel like I barely have time to do anything to get ready for Christmas. I have SO much less time now with 2 children. I just finally took the boys for some portraits yesterday. (an interesting adventure).

Saturday we spent the morning at the park and then went to McDonalds for more indoor playtime. After a great nap it was back outside to play with Gabriel . Gabriel's mom got out the leaf-blower and blew together a big pile of leaves. All the boys, even John had a blast in it. Then later we rented Ratatouie...or however you spell it, and then called it a night....for everyone. Saturday was all about the boys, so Sunday was a nice day for ME, sort of. Church was GREAT. I got a nap (angelic ahhhh) and we relaxed at home.

Anyhow, I think that's it.