Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Driving the Backhoe!

This long weekend we were up at Grandma and Grandpa's cottage.  It was fun and it was Robbie's first time at the cottage.  We showed him lots of things, saw some friends and family and most importantly he got go in the Backhoe with Grandpa!

They didn't actually go anywhere in it, but it was fun to see him there.  And Grandpa promised that in about 15 years he would teach him how to drive it.  

We didn't get to go for a swing on the swing set this weekend because a tree fell on it and the set had to be taken down temporarily to get the tree down.  Never fear though, this is one tough swing set.  It didn't suffer any damage.  Those good old Toronto Parks Swings last forever (they were purchased at an auction when I was a kid).

More pictures from the weekend will be coming soon.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wallpaper Paste! Yummy!

So today was the day we gave Robbie his first little bit of Rice Cereal.  When we were at the doctor last week, they suggested that since he's starting to get teeth we should start giving him a little bit of rice cereal.

  He didn't seem to enjoy the wallpaper paste..  I don't think I got very much of it into him as most of it drooled right back out.  I of course also forgot to put a bib on him so there was an outfit change right afterwards.  I guess we'll be trying this every day until he decided to actually swallow some voluntarily.

I'm having a bit of difficulty posting the video so hopefully it should be up soon.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

First Tonka Truck!

Last weekend, our little guy got to meet the Aunts & Uncles from the cottage.  It was pretty fun.  Everyone had a good time playing with Robbie and he seemed to have a good time meeting all these new people.  At this party he got his first truck from one of the Uncles.  I think the truck is a little bigger than he is at this point.  But he's going to love it once he's big enough to play with it.

Funny Little Guy

Dear Robbie,

You are a funny little guy.  You are such a happy guy most of the time, but when you're not you sure let us know it.   You also seem to have this little on/off switch with the cranky.  It seems to be rather instantaneous.

Yesterday for instance....  We took you for a checkup and your shots.  You were a happy little boy afterwards (you did not like the actual getting of the shots) and were awesome all afternoon.  Then all of a sudden around 7:30 you were cranky, tired, unhappy and had a bit of a fever.  All you wanted were snuggles and sleep.  It actually seemed like you were sleeping and crying your little head off at the same time.  Then all of a sudden 3 hours later you were again all Mr. Smiles and Giggles and wide awake wanting to play.  It really was all of a sudden too.  One minute you were crying and the next you were happy.



Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy 5 Month Birthday!

Wow I can't believe you are 5 months old already! How the time flies.  Every day you continue to grow and change and amaze me.  Happy 5 months!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Swim!

Today I took Robbie for his first ever swim in a pool.  We've signed up for Mommy and Baby swimming classes.

I think he enjoyed it.  He's always enjoyed swimming in the bathtub so this was a bigger bathtub.

The first half of the hour is a fitness component for the moms.  So the little ones get to float safely in a little raft while the moms do their thing.  It was kind of funny, Robbie seemed to want to join in a little with what the instructor was saying.  Every time she told us to kick harder he seemed to kick harder too. He pretty much spent the whole time kicking his little feet in the raft.

The second half of the class is playtime and lesson for the babies.  We sing songs and teach them a little about being comfortable in the water.  So there is dipping the sides of the head in the water and getting them used to getting their heads wet.  It was a lot of fun.  

The only thing was the little guy got a little cold near the end.  But he warmed up pretty quickly afterwards snuggled up in a towel and then had a nice nap in his carrier on the way home.

  I think I'm going to have to find one of these little rafts for the cottage this summer.  It was fantastic.  

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mothers Day

Yesterday was my first Mothers Day as a Mom.  It was great!  I got to start off the morning with my Mom and then it was off on the bus home with my little guy.  Being able to spend part of Mothers day with my mom was really cool.  It was also great that little Robbie was such an angel on the way home.  He pretty much slept the whole time.

When I got home, I found the card and present he got me.  It was so sweet.  Then it was off out to dinner with his Dad and Grandad.  

All in all it was a wonderful day.  I'm looking forward to many more.

Busy Busy Week

Wow that was a busy busy week.  Robbie & I were off at his grandparents house for the past week.  Lots of fun was had.

He went on his first bus ride to get there.  That was when I found out that you needed to get a ticket for your infant even if they are riding for free.  Thankfully my bus driver said he would wait if it took a few minutes.

The rest of the week was filled with lots of being cute and hanging out with his grandparents.  We went to the museum to talk about antique ice cream scoops with one of the volunteers.  There was ladies night at Home Hardware.  Visiting with relatives and then there was the big cottage dinner on Saturday night where he met all of his Aunties and Uncles from the cottage.

It was lots and lots of fun, but we're glad to be back home too.  We missed Dad and he missed us.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ladies Night

Right now I'm visiting my parents with the little guy for a few days.  So far we've mostly just been hanging out at home and having lots of giggles and smiles for his grandparents.  Last night though we went out.  It was Ladies Night at the Home Hardware.  We smuggled him in (well we did check at the door and they said it was ok as long as he didn't shop) and checked it out.  It was quite busy and since he was the only boy there (aside from staff), the ladies just couldn't help themselves and flirted away with him.  I think he must have been the most popular person in the store.  All this attention tired him out and he ended up passing out in the carrier.