Saturday, October 29, 2011

Play Date With The Ladies.

On Thursday, Thatcher and I got some much needed hang out time with my good friend Mallory and her sweet baby girl Penelope. It had been way too long since we had seen each other so it was so good to go over and spend the day at her house gabbing our hearts out and letting the little babes play. Well, I mean they kind of played. Thatcher is almost 6 months old and Penelope turned 7 weeks on Thursday. She is so tiny yet has grown so much since I had last seen her! She is the sweetest little girl, with the most beautiful big eyes! Thatcher played on the ground and Penelope played in her bouncy seat. There was one moment where I sat Thatcher down next to Penelope in her bouncy seat and he put his hands on the side of the seat and started bouncing it for her. It pretty much melted my heart it was so sweet and Penelope just sat there looking out the window enjoying herself!! I'm secretly hoping they fall in love.

Mallory and I always have so much that we can talk about which I absolutely love. I am very fortunate to have a friend like her in my life. We are learning to be moms together... learning from each others experiences. How amazing is the Lord when he places people in your life?

Later in the afternoon a friend, who I met through Mallory, named Lindsay, came over with her sweet baby girl so all the babes could meet. Quin, who is Lindsay's second daughter, is just 9 days younger than Thatcher, so it was so fun to see them interact (or try to at least). I have not seen Thatcher around a baby as close in age as Quin is to him so it was fun to see the similar things that they are doing! Mallory's house was full of baby squeaks and mom-ish discussions, which was so refreshingly fun for me!! I am always so blessed to be able to hang out with such special friends, and so thankful to learn from them. I can't wait to see the babes interact for real and become the best of friends, or first crushes!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thatchers First Harvest Party.

Tonight was a very fun and special night. Thatcher attended his first Harvest Party!! Every year our church Emmanuel Faith puts on a Harvest Party for our community in Escondido. I have never been but was very excited to take Thatcher. I am excited for this to become one of the Robeson family traditions!!

For Thatchers first dress up party he was a little monster. I must say he was the cutest little monster I have ever seen! The first time Jimmy and I put him in his costume he was about 4 months old and was so tiny in it I was so surprised to see how much he has grown! The costume fit him perfectly and he actually loved being in it! No tears for our little monster.

We invited my parents to join us for the harvest party and they were excited to come! I made pizzas and salad for dinner (side note: I made the pioneer woman roasted vegetable pizza and jimmy, my mom and dad all said it was the best pizza they had ever had!! I can't take the credit I just followed the recipe, but if you like veggies and pizza check it out!). After dinner we got Thatchy ready and headed off to the party. I was so amazed at how many cute costumed kids were running around the church campus. I and definitely looking forward to next year when Thatcher realizes what is going on! We saw friends and walked around until it was time for Thatcher to eat. When we were leaving we decided to go get pie for dessert. YUM. Pie and Thatcher dressed in his halloween costume, what could make for a better night? All in all it was a very successful night and I am looking forward to putting Thatcher in his costume again on Monday!

Highlight Reel.

I love my little family of three. I am one lucky girl. Jimmy, Thatcher and I always find fun things to do. Here are just a few highlights from our week. Enjoy!

Went to bagels on Thursday AND Friday!

Stayed cozy in doors.

Enjoyed Friday Family Fun Day!

Best Friends.

I have a best friend. Her name is Lisa and she is my sister. Thatcher has a best friend and his name is Wyatt and they are cousins. This last week Thatcher and I got to spend time with our best friends. Laughing, dressing like twins, going to the pumpkin patch. All things that best friends do.

Last Wednesday was my mom's birthday. Thatcher and I drove up to get my grandma and then met my mom for lunch at BJ's followed by a trip to target. Later that day I decided I wanted to make my mom a pineapple upside down cake for her special day. I had never made one before and I was very nervous but it actually turned out really yummy. That night we celebrated with my dad, grams, brothers and sister in law eating yummy food celebrating my mom and what an amazing woman she is. Mom we all love you so much and are so thankful for all that you do for us. You are the best mom and grandma!!

Thursday morning Lisa and Wyatt arrived in San Diego. Thatcher and I raced over after his morning nap for some serious hang time. We spent all day Thursday hanging out, going out to lunch and making yummy dinner and of course dressing the boys like twins in their pajamas (3 nights in a row!) Thursday night was also hair night for sis and Wy. Wy guys hair was so long and so adorable but we gave him a big boy hair cut. He looks sooo cute!

Friday was baking day. Lisa's best friend and my good friend Megs is having a sweet baby girl in about three weeks and her baby shower was Saturday. Lisa and I volunteered to make desserts for the shower. We made Megs favorite- cinnamon rolls, as well as cupcakes and lemon bars. YUM. During the day Wy and Thatchy really enjoyed hanging out. Wy even gave Thatcher a push in Thatchers new Jeep walker. It was the cutest thing ever. I pretty much melted. Friday night the Kenney fam came over to my parents so Jamie, sis and I could plan Katie's baby shower. It is going to be adorable!! That is all I will say about that. It was so fun to see baby Emery who is amazingly adorable!

Saturday was Megs and baby T's baby shower. Megs looked absolutely beautiful. I can not wait to meet T! The shower had yummy foods and was hosted at the Spooners new home which I love. After the shower was over the boys and the babes all came by to say hi to everyone before we headed home. Saturday night was party night. Sunday was Lisa's birthday so Saturday night we celebrated with yummy homemade mexican food and Lisa's favorite yellow cake and chocolate frosting.

Sunday which was Lisa's actual birthday we all woke up early and went to Bates Nut Farm with the boys. It was a good thing we got there early because when we left the line to enter was about a mile long! We had so much fun riding on the hay ride and just walking around with the guys. We missed Jimmy because he was at church. Luckily he was able to stop by lunch at BJ's and was able to wish Lisa a happy birthday in person and to say good bye to Lisa, Scott and Wyatt.

The week went by too too fast. Im always sad to see sis go, but this time it was not as bad because I knew I would be seeing her in two weeks and then the weekend after! Ive got to see her as much as possible before baby girl pops out! Scott we will be missing you next week, but we are excited to meet up with you in SLO. (Scott, I hope you read this blog otherwise Im just talking to the air!)

I must say, weeks spent with family are the best kind to me!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On The Look Out.

Auntie Lisa, Uncle Scott, cousin Wyatt and baby girl are coming on Thursday. We could not be more excited. Thatcher is on the look out for his best bud Wy.

Thatchers First Pumpkin Patch.

Fall is officially here!!! I must say Fall is my favorite season. I have been so ready for pumpkins, harvest, hay-rides, sweaters and soup weather since the middle of summer. Sadly living in San Diego I most days am still wearing shorts. Come on cool weather!!

A week or so ago it was a fairly cool Friday so we decided it was the perfect day to take Thatcher to Bates Nut Farm to look around the pumpkin patch. I absolutely love going to pumpkin patches! Last year I was in my first trimester of pregnancy when we went to the patch and it was not too enjoyable so I was very ready to enjoy it this year.

We walked around looking at all of the pumpkins, going into the nut store, and even going on a hay ride. Thatcher absolutely loves being outside and so it was so fun seeing him enjoying the fresh air and fall weather! We picked up a few decor items from the farm and then headed home. It was a great first pumpkin patch experience for Thatcher Ace. We look forward to going every year as a family!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Catch Up Through Photos.

Here are some highlights of life in the last month through photos since Ive been slow to update.

It rained. Thatcher experienced it for the first time.

I made my first batch of maple cinnamon rolls (recipe found on the pioneer woman blog).

Thatcher went to the park for the first time. He went on the swings and on the slide with his dad.

We were cozy at home.

Thatcher got his first highchair.

Thatcher sat up for the first time alone (only for a few seconds but still).

Thatcher started sitting up in his sink bath.

Got some new cozy jammies.

Played with Dad when he got home from work.

Friday trips to bagels.

We are a family who loves beanies.

Went to visit dad and work.

Started sleeping like a stink bug.

Went to Petersons Donut.

Reunited with old friends to celebrate love.

Went to church with family.

Made bomb roasted vegetable minestrone soup (found on pioneer woman blog with a few modifications)

Sat in a highchair out to dinner with Harry and George.

Got lots and lots of snuggle time before bed.

Its been a really great few weeks. Thatcher is coming more and more alive and is beginning to have a personality of his own. I just love this little man to pieces, watching him discover the world is the greatest expierence ever!