Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me...

It's certainly better than last year!


Happy Birthday to the our best friend, my smokin' hot wife and Robbie's fantastic Mom - Susann.

We don't deserve you and we appreciate you more than you can know.

We love you!

Robbie & Shawn

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

True Confessions

Trust me, people, it's not all sunshine and rainbows up in here.

But I made a promise back when it took us so long to GET here and I wouldn't complain about the parenting side of things.

We, in general, have an awesomely sunny dude.  He is literally happy 99.9% of the time. 

But we've had some parenting foibles along the way.

Here's to confessing.  I assign myself three Hail Marys as penance.

You know the time that I got where I was driving and realized I forgot to actually BUCKLE the kid in to his carseat?

Or you know, the time that he was not yet rolling, so he was hanging out on the bed while we got ready for work and he rolled off and knocked two large welts in each side of his forehead?

Or the time that he pooped on the restaurant floor?  At our favorite restaurant?  (Sorry La Lom@).

Making our way the best we can.

We haven't broken him yet.

Monday, August 13, 2012


It's getting bad.  I don't like not knowing how to help.


We've got some trouble up here in Palmetto land.

Robster didn't seem to be feeling great yesterday and after only one wet diaper in 24 hours, we decided to hold him out of school today.

Good thing we did.  He's on the tail end of an apparent stomach flu-ear infection-pink eye-teething debacle.

Cue grumpy kid.

Mix in vomiting a whole banana in the car seat and we don't have any smiles for photos today.

Feel better little buddy.  I don't like this one bit.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Two Hours!

Things you never know until you have a kid?  Saturday morning is Mom's - to sleep, watch TV, take bath, whatever she wants to do.  Start looking around and you will see lots of Dads with their kids out at the park, out at the grocery store or at Costco.

I try to do it both Saturday and Sunday but usually end up doing just Saturday.

It is great to spend time with Robbie - just he and I.

Susann is a rock star wife and Mom - she does everything and does it with a smile.  She has earned so much more than two hours every week.

Her parting words this morning -"feed him just not McDonald's".