Friday, July 24, 2009

You know you're a mom when...

...this is the scene in your bathroom....

...when what you could really use is just a little privacy.

Father's Day and Doobie's Dedication

It seems like we've been celebrating things in pairs this year. It's been kinda cool, and it hasn't been our doing each time, but it has made the days we've celebrated more special and memorable. Goosie's birthday fell on Easter this year, and then this Father's Day, daddy shared the spotlight a little while with Doobie as he was dedicated at church.

Our day started out with gifts and yummy breakfast at Eat at Joes, a fun little diner, not too far from our house. It's become our Father's Day tradition now to have breakfast there. We didn't take a photo this year, but I remember the one from last year, Doobie was still baking inside my belly, and the peanut girl had just turned one. Boy how time flies! Breakfast was great! I heart their pancakes.

We spent the afternoon at my parent's house with my dad, mom and grammy. We had a smorgasbord of yummy 'appetizerey' finger foods for lunch. Our feast included strawberries with marshmallow fluff-cream cheese dip, apples and caramel dip, pigs in a blanket, honey BBQ wings, a cheese platter and yummy chocolate satin pie for dessert (like we needed dessert). I'm starting to salivate just thinking about it.
What Father's Day wouldn't be complete without a little snooze?
We left my parents, made a pit-stop at home for a quick change, and we were off to church. We do baby dedication at our church instead of the more traditional baptism. The dedication ceremony is more of a 'parent' thing as the parents make a commitment to raise their child to know and learn about God, with the support from other church members. Jus and I decided that we wanted to have Goosie with us as we dedicated Doobie, even though we knew full well that it could make things interesting. And, though this was supposed to be a serious occasion, it was actually pretty funny to watch. Goosie sang the Happy Birthday song and was talking in full voice about our car going 'beep beep' in front of everyone. And, Doobie mauled our poor pastor during his prayer - touching all over his face with his drooley hands and giving kisses too. Pastor Tim didn't even miss a beat. It was pretty impressive, and as I said earlier, you couldn't help but chuckle.

I was so excited to get some photos of the kids with daddy when we got home that day. You guys, I have the most wonderful husband. He is so sweet and thoughtful, and is such a good dad. I'm so thankful for him, and so glad he's Goosie and Doobie's daddy.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Park Fun

We had such a fun day at the park last month with daddy. I know, I know, it was last month (already!). And I keep fully intending on just posting new photos about new events here with the Robinsons, but I really like the pictures I got this day. So, I'm finally getting around to them, and then I can move on to more recent, but still not quite current, happenings! Goodness. Maybe someday I'll be caught up *sigh*.

The kids started off in the swings...

Daddy and Doobie. They're so cute together!

Then it was time for some sliding...

One of my new favorites of Goosie

And, before we left the park, daddy taught Goosie how to roll down the hill. She was great at it!
It was a really fun afternoon at the park. And, I can only imagine that as the kids grow it's only going to get better and better.