Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sodor in Milton

Well, it is official. The boy loves his trains. He loves everything about them. He loves the actual trains - he loves the track - he loves the buildings - he loves Boulder Mountain. He is as happy as a clam! Here, see for yourself!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Season of Thomas-mas has Begun!

Happy Christmas Eve-eve! Robbie had a great day with Jack and Sue-Sue, Stef and Joe and Laura. The crew came over to Eagle's Nest this morning to help wrangle Robbie during the worship service. Daddy is on nights and couldn't be there and Mommy was busy wrangling 100 other kids.

Anyway, they came over for lunch and the opening of the Thomas-mas season! Robbie scored some major Sodor bootie - including a new room in the house - well, a tent as big as a room in the shape of Thomas anyway. Enjoy the pics!

Here are Joe and Stef making sure that even bath time is a time for Thomas!

Susan and Robbie cuddled up.

Robbie exploring his new Thomas tent.

It was not all Thomas - there was a construction bench that was a fun construction project for Stef, Susan, Jack and Charlie too!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Message from Robbie

Yes! I am still cute!

Now go and buy me a Christmas present!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Here's Evangeline!

pregnancy week by week

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Evangeline Pictures on the Way

But I have not yet familiarized myself with my scanner, so.....

Here are some pics of the Dobber. I just must take this time to say that I really enjoy being with Robbie. He is just so much fun lately. He is a great helper and he has this crazy sense of humor. It used to be that at the end of a Mommy and Robbie day I would be happy to see Daddy coming home so they could bond and I could rest. Now, while I am happy to see Chuckles, I get bummed about not having Robbie all to myself.

BTW, he is really into the Wiggles lately. His favorite song is "Rock-A-Bye Your Bear". Enjoy the Dobber pics!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

76 Trombones

Well, maybe not 76 trombones, but Robbie was in a parade. Robbie rode in the Community Bank car with Alexis in the Georgetown parade tonight. He loved it. My comment: it was cold. I think by the time Robbie came by the judges stand, it was 25 degrees. So, when Robbie is 13 and stomping around saying that I hate him and I never do anything for him, someone remind him that his mommy, his daddy and his Uncle Jack stood out in the freezing cold just for him. After the parade, Robbie went out to eat with Jack and trashed his clothes. I think that was Robbie's way of saying, "Thanks for letting me be in the parade Unce Jack!"

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Williamsburg and Thanksgiving

HA HA!!!! I am totally starting to catch up! I am seriously very proud of myself. Everyone can officially get off my back now.

Robbie enjoyed walking with his Daddy and Pop-Z in Colonial Williamsburg.

Robbie met a nice rottweiler named Claire. Robbie gave her some mad lovin'

Mommy and Robbie looking at sheep.


Grandma and Grandpa helped Robbie make some cookies.

Robbie really liked mushing the chocolate into the cookie.

We discovered that Robbie is quite the rock climber.

Robbie loves things that spin.

Robbie loved playing in the big backyard.

Look you can barely see Robbie!

Robbie and Uncle Mark playing in the leaves.

Breaking News from Sodor

We interrupt this very feeble attempt to catch up on Robbie pictures with this breaking news story.

So many of you who read this blog know about Robbies (aka Charlie's) new obsession with Thomas. Robbie really enjoys playing with train tables at toy stores and book stores, so we decided to bring to the fun home. Robbie is getting tons of Thomas stuff for Christmas - including D-199 who has been retired since 2000! (This was a MAJOR find) But, after several hundred dollars being spent on trains from the isle of Sodor, I began to doubt whether Robbie was really into the trains or if it was just a diversion while we shopped. Now we know - the kid loves trains. We got a Thomas set to go around the Christmas tree and set it up last night. The first thing that Robbie said as he was barely waking up this morning was "choo-choo". He immediately went downstairs and began playing with his train. So, now we know. It will indeed be a very Merry Thomas-mas.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Uhm, long time no see...

I know, I know, I am totally behind on my posting. I guess no one would believe me if I told them that I had simply been asleep for a couple of weeks straight, ya know, call me Rip Van Amy. Yeah, I didn't think so. Blogger was unable to upload the one time that I tried, but still I am very behind. So I will catch up. I will post a load of pics everyday until I get to today - whenever that today may be. The one exception will be this picture - many of you have asked me how weening Robbie from his paci is going. Uhm, he is rebelling a little bit.

OK, so now to last weekend. We travelled to Williamsburg to visit Nana and Pop-Z. Let's begin our review, shall we.

While in Williamsburg, we swam...

we ate...

we shopped...

and Pop-Z invented Mouseketball.

Robbie had a blast throwing the ball down from the second story loft.

Here's a little bit of height perspective.

When next I post - more Williamsburg (like below)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hi How Are You

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Robbie and I were cleaning out some storage closets getting ready for the baby and we found one of his favorite things - his walker. Now he has not seen this walker in at least a year, but I could swear that he remembered it. Before I even really got it out of storage he was shouting, "Bear!" So here are some pictures of Robbie playing in his old walker, along with just a reminder of the way things used to be.

Monday, November 5, 2007

This Week Brought to You by the Letter "P"

The title pretty much sums up last week. Every big thing in our lives involved P. How? I am SO glad that you asked.

P1 - Robbie went peepee in the potty. He is such a big man type child. Monday I told him I needed to peepee and he raced me to the toilet. (Excitement in the Brown household) He really did exhibit interest in the potty process. Then when he woke up from nap and his diaper was dry, I asked him if he wanted to peepee in his potty and he said yes. The rest is history.

P2 - This P is gross - so you really might want to skip it. If you are still reading this, ha! You are hooked and in my trap! I drove to Seaford on Friday to do my initial prenatal urine test...again. I did this a couple of weeks ago but there was a problem. My urine sample was (insert dramatic music) stolen. Yeppers, some junkie needing to pass their drug screening for a new job stole my urine. Or, maybe it was my stalker....?

P3 - Robbie was playing with his bathtub alphabet on Friday night. He held up the letter "P" and clearly announced the name of that letter. Yeah, that would be the one that he would know - especially this week.

Bonus Event: Robbie is getting a little too attached to being naked. While it makes potty training a little easier, it makes it harder to greet unexpected company.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Our newest little one! We got to see the baby today. And it's a.....

Still unknown gender!

But the baby was healthy and very wiggly. We saw ten fingers and tenish toes, basically all of the standard equipment. The baby's heart rate was 146 bpm, which is a nice healthy heart beat.

We have a new due date! Again! We are now officially due April 17th which puts us at a delivery date of April 8th. So until then, let's enjoy the pics!

Both of the pictures are side views of the baby with it's head to the right. The first picture the baby has it's mouth open and then in the second picture it is sucking it's thumb! (Remember that you can see a larger version of the picture by clicking on it)


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

One Little Man's Halloween

As soon as the candy bowls went out, Robbie a.k.a. Donald Duck wanted them - so badly. Daddy said no, Robbie would have to wait.

His friend Abby and her mommy Leslie came over. Abby got candy. Robbie still had to wait. What is the deal?

Fine, no candy. Fine! I will just play and I will show them. I can have fun on Halloween without candy.

Uncle Jack really liked Robbie's costume!

Uncle Jack took Robbie trick or treating! Woohoo! People giving Robbie candy! This is the best!

Finally, Robbie can eat his candy! Now he just had to make it through that pesky wrapper.

Don't mess with a boy hopped up on sugar. You won't like the outcome.

After the sugar fades, the crash hits hard. Thank God Grammy Susan was there to catch Robbie!