Friday, February 25, 2011

Robin is 1 part deux

We had two celebrations from Robin's first birthday.  Here are some pictures and movies for you to enjoy!

First a video:

Robin's cupcake! from Ms. A on Vimeo.

Then some pictures. Not as many as we'd have liked, but they capture the mood:

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Robin June - First Birthday.

Happy birthday, sweet Robin. We love you.

Robin is One! from Ms. A on Vimeo.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Heart "hart" project

Erin is learning about the body at her school. Every few days they cover a different system. So far they've done skin, the circulatory system, and the skeleton. Here's what she came home with the other day.

Heart Hart project

And she then told me that blue blood went into her heart then was pushed up, then turned red, then went into her body.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Physical Comedy

Erin is in the bathtub.  I come in to sit on the toilet.  (Yes, we're that kind of family)

E: Hey Dad: poo-poo?
B: Yup.
E: Pee-pee?
B: Yup.
E: Poo-poo and pee-pee?
B: Yup.
E: Because I heard a "bloop".
B: Ah.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Robin June 51 weeks

So, we're nearly at a year.  But there's been some major developments over the last few weeks that are post-worthy and should not get lost amongst the upcoming first-year tribute.


Food. Robin has discovered food in the last two weeks. Yes, she's been "on" solids for several months now, but now she really, really wants to eat. Lots. Of. Food.

First nap in a crib

She's slept in a crib. For the first time. It's only been 1 nap and a few hours each night for the last two nights, then back into bed with us, but it's a start on the road to her being a big girl.

Robin goes goth

Dexterity, curiosity, expressivity. Here, she's explored Erin's watercolor paints, with a hopefully not too prescient Goth effect.  She's all about getting into everything, figuring everything out, and excitedly pointing it out to us with emphatic gestures and pre-words. Not an official count, but she probably has about 15 signs and 8 "words".  And she really does get into everything.

New bed!

Cruising/pre-walking. Every day she's getting closer. I have no doubt she could walk now - she's taken a step here or there and she can do a free-standing balance for a good 10 seconds or so. But Robin is just too clever. She knows crawling will get her there faster. At least for now.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011


Overheard: one side of a telephone conversation between Erin and Grammy:

Erin: "Hi, Grammy."
Erin: "Good."
Erin: "Well, I cried a lot because I sat on the volcano."

(In the bathtub tonight, Erin had sat on this plastic volcano, and, well, cried a lot.)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Maui 2011

It's taken an entire week to blog about this.... the first week in Feb found the McMillers in Maui, HI. We had a wonderful week at this place with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins, and Grandma and Grandpa.  There were beaches, there was snorkeling, there were chi chis, there was pool time, there was whale watching, both from a boat and just from our condo, there were turtles, there were hikes, there were volcanoes, there was fun.

And there were pictures.
I still have more pictures and videos on the other camera to work through, so consider this part 1.

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