Return of the Blog and Jackie Robinson

This blog is not about Jackie Robinson.

at all

at all

 I let the time slip away again, between posts. It was very easy.

I’ll dig up some previously unseen, and worth-another-see pics. I’m always posting low-quality, unedited pictures on facebook, and I wanted to change things up. So even though I didn’t take most/any of these, they will be more in my style: too green with the contrast too high. You’re welcome.

The last time I posted was before Easter, so let me start with my San Diego trip. Robin and I flew to Southern California a few days after Easter so that we could meet little David for the first time! I was so excited that Betsy, children, and Nick were going to be there too. Sibling power! (Robert is a given because he lives in S.D.)

Floating Dad head!

Floating Dad head!

My nephew David is so round and sweet! Like a little watermelon. Or a grape.

Disgruntled babes

Disgruntled babes

 Sidenote: when we used to play Anne of Green Gables, Emmy was always Anne and I was Diana, because her hair color was closer to red, and mine was closer to black. Obviously neither are either, but you work with what you have.

It was so nice to see my family! We wanted lots of cute cousin pics but the subjects were always wriggly and mostly uncooperative.

sometimes you have to cooperate

The person who designed swings like this was asking for it!

The dark and curly-haired

The dark and curly-haired

I think this one is going to be a classic

I think this one is going to be a classic

Love this picture of Emmy! (Good job, Betsy!)

Love this picture of Emmy! (Good job, Betsy!)

Robs n Bets

Robert’s drinking a magical elixir

in the thick with uncle nick

in the thick with uncle nick

Her cousins are no longer used to her stench

Her cousins are no longer used to her stench

cutest baby in the sink

cutest baby in the sink

Robin's turn!

Robin’s turn!

While we were gone, Robin’s crib came in the mail from her Chayrez grandparents, and Aurelio put it together so it was ready when we got home. I really love it!

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Here are some more angles of her room!

I want to paint the changing table!

I want to paint the changing table!

too many angles?

too many angles?

 

 

 

 

 

A pic with her Dad:

sweethearts

sweethearts

And Mum:

We just wanna have fun

We just wanna have fun

Despite the fact that I’m an unmotivated underachiever, I started to worry slightly at Robin’s lack of developmental progress. However, she finally started sitting up on her own, and in a few short weeks, has become a pro.

It’s time for some video proof!

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I love the goofy ghetto dancing she starts doing in the middle of the video

Unfortunately, she has been slightly rashy for a while, growing ever rashier, and things came to a red and bumpy climax this past week. We cut out all solids (AGAIN) and of course it went away in a few days. Now we hope to responsibly reintroduce foods so we can tell what’s causing the reaction. You know, the way you’re supposed to do it? Today we gave her some cottage cheese and she seemed to do ok. I have really set myself up for stressful failure here by delaying solids, since I’m running out of milk and she’s allergic to everything in the world. She’s going to waste away!

Starting with her legs.

I think that’s all the info and media updates I’ve been wanting to share, in no particular order, really.

Signing off!

-Me

The guttural growls of a growing girl

We moved! We still have a lot of boxes lying around, so I will share pictures once everything is unpacked.

Here is a video of my child and her newest phase in vocals: https://flic.kr/p/n9ZrWp
I know I appear to be encouraging her, but I swear she came up with it on her own!

She is a little demonic-sounding at times. Imagine waking up to that noise, over and over, as I did the other day!

(P.S. I realize one of her pj snaps is undone!)

Enjoy the video!