August 20, 2008

10 Weeks and SO BIG!

Can you believe that Shaun is 10 weeks old! The first reaction I get from people when I say he's 2 months old is, "Wow he's SO big". He is our linebacker that is for sure. I have a number of nicknames for him like Pudge or Fat Baby. David's nickname's were Peanut and Shorty! Just to show how much bigger he is than David as a baby I took a picture of Shaun in the size 3 month PJ's that David wore when he was 3 Months old.

Here is David - 3 Months Old - with room to grow - that's why he's Peanut!

Here is Shaun - 2 Months Old - with no room to grow - that's why he's Fat Baby!

August 17, 2008

The Double Celebration!

Today was a great day for celebrating. We celebrated David's second birthday and the Baptism of Shaun. We couldn't have asked for better weather, and it was great to share this day with our family and friends.

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate today. A special thanks to my Mom and Dad - since the party was at their house, they set up the yard and kept things organized. To my sister for picking up the cake and other miscellaneous items. To Steph & Nick for the awesome Elmo cupcakes. To Benny and Geoff for running the grill for us. To Kristin for always making the best fruit salads. And to MIL, who was responsible for the gorgeous baptism gown that Shaun wore at the Church.

Here are some pictures from the day:

This is Shaun's Baptism gown made from my wedding dress.

Mommy, Daddy & Shaun

Shaun's God Parents

Elmo Cupcake! After David at the frosting he said "Oh No!! Where's Elmo?"

David's Elmo Cake!

The Elmo Cupcakes!

My Brothers and Sister:


August 12, 2008


As you all know my nickname for Shaun is "Fat Baby". It's amazing to me how much bigger he is than David was. He is already in 3-6 month clothes. Tonight Shaun (who's 2 months old) is wearing the PJ's I had bought when David was 3 months old and I am sure they won't last much longer on him. My milk must somehow be fortified with Weight-Gain 4000.
He is a great baby and now sleeping anywhere between 4 and 6 hours stretches at night. Most nights I only have to get up twice. He loves to smile and is now "talking" up a storm. In fear of Shaun being victim of the "second baby syndrome" I made sure to capture it on video!

August 11, 2008

Summer Fun!

Normally I hate summer because it is SO darn hot but this summer has been much cooler than normal. Of course instead of hazy, hot and humid we've had rain, rain and more rain but I think I would rather that than the nasty heat.

Thankfully Mother Nature was kind to us this weekend and gave us a reprieve from all the rain. We packed up the kids and headed over to the Stack's for a cookout. We couldn't have asked for a better day and it was also the day my baby turned TWO!

Swimming with the birthday boy:

Hanging by the Pool:

Auntie Kristin taking over pool duty:

My Big Boy!

Brian getting ready to grill:

I love being back in the area so that we can have these gatherings more often!

August 7, 2008


David seems to be warming up to the fact that this "little thing" we brought home 8 weeks ago is here for good. He even asks to give "baby kiss?". It's really sweet. David was in a picture taking mood so I sat Shaun next to him ans snapped these two really cute pictures.

David & Shaun

Brotherly Love!

August 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Yesterday was my Dad's birthday and to celebrate I made my dad a very special birthday dinner of Spanish Shrimp and Chorizo with Sweat Pea Couscous. I served it with my home made Sangria and then we had Jocelyn's famous pudding cake for dessert! It was nice to be able to hang out with the family and it's really the best part about being back home.

Singing Happy Birthday:

David & Cohen

Robyn & Shaun


The Famous Pudding Cake all over David's Face:

August 1, 2008

Check up

So today I took David for his 2 year check up at his new doctor. He was supposed to have his appointment last Thursday but due to a bad typo in google maps I was over an hour late for so they only did Shaun's check up.

Last Shaun weighed 12lbs 6oz which put him in the 90th percentile. Since I had to reschedule David's appointment to this morning they decided to do Shaun's vaccines today. They re-weighed him and in one week he gained almost a whole pound!! Today he weighed 13lbs 3oz. He isn't even 2 months old yet but between him being a Fat Baby Pig and the cloth diapers it's no wonder he's already in 3-6 month clothing.

David on the other hand is our small fry. His weight was in the 50th percentile at 27lbs but he still falls in the 25th percentile for his height at 33 inches. Other than the fact that he's a midget he is healthy as can be. He had to get a blood draw today and to my shock he was extremely fascinated by the whole process. Who knows, maybe we have a future doctor on our hands!