Nathan Cannon Robinson

Lilypie Fifth Birthday tickers

Harold Christian Robinson

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Testing...Is this thing on??

Howdy! Howdy! Let's let bygones be by-wents. Yes... So....

Here's a our trip to the pumpkin patch.

We went with Riley and Heidi

Good try, kids. The sun was bugging them.

Harry would not stand behind his pumpkin.

Of course the kids had to try out the wheelbarrows.

Nice try Harry!!

What a ham!

Nathan showing off how strong he is.

Harry was so excited to sit on the tractor and steer.

Cheese!!! (Nathan just sits there and yells Cheese for about 30 seconds.)

Last picture! haha

We had so much fun! Carving the pumpkins is next!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Harry Turns 1!!

I can't believe our little Harry is a year old. It makes me sad that my baby is no longer in the stage of "firsts" for everything. He is growing up too fast - and he is in one big hurry too!! He is already such a tease. Whenever Christian or I change his diaper, he flips over as fast as he can and crawls away laughing at his successful escape. He teases Nathan incessantly - and Nathan gives the exact reaction Harry is looking for. He even tries to roughhouse with Nathan. He wants to do anything Nathan is doing. I had to buy him his own set of cars because he kept stealing Nathan's. If Nathan is playing Pirates, Harry has to have a sword too. I love their relationship. It's adorable.

The other day, Harry brought Grandpa 2 swords. After a minutes of Harry bugging him, Grandpa figured out that Harry was trying to sword fight with him.

He is such a Daddy's boy. He says "Da Da" all the time (never Ma Ma) and when Christian comes home from work, he gets so excited.

Harry can go up the stairs great. He still hasn't figured out how to turn around to go down them. Luckily big brother, Nathan is always around to keep an eye. Nathan will yell "My baby!!" whenever Harry is doing something naughty - which is often.

He is so close to standing and walking by himself. He walks from furniture to Mommy's leg to the chair. He loves to walk around with his Mickey plane too. (Whenever Nathan decides he can play with it!)

Harry is a great eater! For breakfast he'll eat some yogurt bites, a piece of toast and a scrambled egg with cheese. 30 minutes later he wants a bottle too! It's such a change from his older brother, whose diet consists of 10 things. Oh well!! Maybe it will rub off. Harry was born a big baby and has continued on that curve. He weighs 28 pounds. Yes, 28 pounds. You would think with all that crawling he'd thin out, but he's still huge. I love it! I don't think he likes me squishing his legs though. Mommy torture!! He got 24 month size clothes for his birthday.

Harry only signs "All Done". He doesn't like to do anything else. No matter how often I do "more" or "please", he refuses. Such a little stubborn boy so early - a sign of things to come? For sure!

As I think back over little Harry's birth and the difficult times we had - nothing compared to others - I feel so blessed that he is a part of our lives. I still remember the moment Dr. Curtis said, "It's a boy!" and the immediate rush of love I had for him. Christian and I looked at each other, smiled and both wept.

Our little Devil Harry, we love you so much!! Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter Extravaganza!!

Jennifer, Ben and Carter came into town for Easter. We were so excited to have them here!

Or are we?????

Dying our eggs.....

Nathan had so much fun finding eggs.

Harry loved his little duck.

Awesome Easter fly away hair.... Hmm

Christian is so happy to have found all his treats!

In true Skousen fashion, we also planned 7 birthday celebrations for after the egg hunt.

The best was the 3 April babies that turn 1.

Yes - it was as much mayhem as you would imagine!

Finally - Harry gets his own cars.

Harry's plane. Mary is trying to steal it and Nathan is quite upset that he doesn't get a turn.

On to the cakes! Grandma Skousen made each baby their own cake with a different flavor.

Harry got chocolate.

First he thought he would get into trouble.

But he got over that pretty quick!

Riley - Mary - Harry

Mary and Harry liked sampling the other cakes too.

Haha Crazy babies!

On Easter Morning, Nathan and Harry had a surprise on the doorstep!

This is Nathan saying "Cheese" and trying to smile.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day!

I am a huge Corrs fan. There's really not one of their songs that I don't like! I love this one - it's very sweet and perfect for Valentine's Day. This is the 10th Valentine's Day Christian and I have been together! Happy Love Day, Love!!

At Your Side:

When the daylight's gone, and you're on your own
And you need a friend, just to be around
I will comfort you, I will take your hand
And I'll pull you through, I will understand
And you`ll know that...

I'll be at your side
There's no need to worry
Together, we'll survive
Through the haste & hurry
I'll be at your side, if you feel like you're alone
And you've nowhere to turn
I'll be at your side

If life's standing still, and your soul's confused
And you cannot find what road to choose
If you make mistakes (make mistakes)
You won't let me down (let me down)
I will still believe (still believe)
I will turn around
And you know that

I'll be at your side
There's no need to worry
Together we'll survive
Through the haste and hurry
I'll be at your side
If you feel like you're alone
And you've nowhere to turn
I'll be at your side

I'll be at your side
I'll be at your side
You know that

I'll be at your side
There's no need to worry
Together we'll survive
Through the haste and hurry
I'll be at your side, if you feel like you're alone
You've got somewhere to go
I'll be at your side

I'll be at your side
I'll be right there for you
(Together we'll survive)
Through the haste and hurry
I'll be at your side, if you feel like you're alone
You've got somewhere to go
'Cause I'm at your side
Yeeeah, I'll be right there for you
I'll be right there for you yeah
I'm right at your side

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Day in the LIfe....

Nathan spies the bag of grated cheese sitting on the counter.

Nathan: Cheese, please.

Mommy: Here is a bowl of cheese. Go sit at the table and eat it.

Nathan clutches his bowl tight and walks towards the table. Mommy sits back down and continues to feed Harry.

Nathan half sits on his chair, eating his cheese. He stands up and begins holding his bowl high up in the air.

Mommy: Nathan, sit back down and eat your cheese.

Harry screeches because he doesn't have food in his mouth.

Nathan keeps twirling the bowl and proceeds to spill the cheese all over the floor.

Mommy: Nathan! That's why I told you to sit down!!

Nathan is devastated and runs to hide. Mommy grumbles and gets the vacuum out. Harry starts screaming some more and throwing his breakfast on the floor.Mommy vacuums that too.

Mommy is about to put the vacuum away, thinks better of it and leaves it out.

Breakfast continues on....

5 minutes later:

Nathan peeks from behind the kitchen island counter. This usually means he's been naughty.

Mommy: Nathan, come here, what did you do?

Nathan shoves something on the counter and runs away. As Mommy stands up to see what it is, something rolls off the counter and shatters on the floor.

Mommy: Nathan, what was that?

Mommy runs over to see the bottom candle piece on the counter and glass broken all over the floor. Apparently Nathan was trying to turn the candle and the top came off. He was scared because he thought he broke it. Instead of bringing it to Mommy to fix, he tried to hide it.

Mommy proceeds to pick up the shattered pieces.

Mommy: Nathan, stay over there, you will hurt your feet if you come over here.

Harry starts screaming once again.

Mommy picks up the pieces and goes to the garbage to throw it away.
Nathan runs right to the area where all the tiny pieces of broken glass are.

Mommy: NATHAN!! Didn't I JUST tell you to stay away?!?!?

Nathan runs away again, devastated and cries.
Harry screeches some more.

Mommy curses now and vacuums up the rest of the glass, checks Nathan's feet for glass and
gets her 2nd Diet Cherry Coke from the fridge.