I know, I know, it has been two weeks since my last blog. Our computer at home is broken, again, and I don't like to blog from work. I thought I better give a quick update though. We have been fairly busy. Kevin is really enjoying his classes - they has been very challenging and fun. He is competing for one of two x-ray intern slots which will really help him in practice. Robbie is up to his usual tricks. Lots of rolling, spinning (on both belly and bottom), babbling, etc. His nickname at school is Thumper because he likes to lay on his back and kick his feet hard against the floor - at home it sounds like the house is about to collapse because it is so loud! A little bit of an exaggeration there, of course, but it really is louder than you would expect. He also will mimic Kevin's facial movements, meaning if Kevin smiles he will smile in return; if Kevin looks surprised so will Robbie; and if Kevin blinks Robbie will blink too! Of course I have been trying to get him to do this with me and he just sits and looks at me!
Kevin and I had our first date (well, first successful date) since Robbie was born. We had such an amazing time and vowed to not let seven more months go by without another one. I declared Saturday my Mother's Day so we started at the local farmers market (bought some fresh pasta which I am dying to try), then went to the art festival and then took a bunch of pictures in the park. It was an amazing day. The art festival was fantastic - they had everything from paintings to sculptures plus lots of live bands and great food. Then on Sunday we attended church and Kevin surprised me by taking me to one of my favorite restaurants. It is located in the park near the waterfall and is basically surrounded by a garden. We sat on the balcony overlooking the bridge. It was amazing! I will never forget my first mothers day, surrounded by such serenity and beauty - and of course my two wonderful boys! Kevin's family joined us for a BBQ at the house that evening, so all in all it was a wonderful weekend.
I have an upcoming trip for work next week, followed by a highly anticipated trip to Kevin's grandparents Jean and Robert (that's right, Robbie Sr!!!) whom we affectionately call Granny and Papa. We are so excited about that trip and are looking forward to taking Robbie into their pool. We think he will love it! The following weekend my Dad and Step Mom are coming for a visit. We can't wait to see them and think they will love all the cute things Robbie is doing. The following week will be spent at my military base and then it is Kyle and Megan's (Kevin's brother) wedding in Charleston! Wow, we really are busy people. Sorry about the play by play action in our calendar, but I figured it was either an update or nothing until I can post more pictures! ha ha. Miss all of you and hope you are enjoying your spring!