Friday, December 24, 2010

Only Santa knows...

Our card perfectly reflects our year with a 2 year old...

Merry Christmas family and friends! We are looking forward to next Christmas as a family of four.

Special thanks to dear family friend Brandi Luig of Muddy Road Productions for the fabulous photography and card inspiration. I now feel a little bit bad about getting her and my sister in trouble when we were growing up...ok, I'm over it.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Coming in May 2011: Lily Jane Robertson

We are thrilled to announce that a baby GIRL will be joining our family in May. We had planned to have the doctor put the answer in an envelope for us to open on Christmas with our family. However, I am not good at waiting for surprises. And Rob wanted to find out before everyone else did, which I understood. So we had the sonographer tell us...GIRL! And then we were so excited we couldn't wait to share the news, so I took Tate to see Santa and made a little sign:
Rob called his out-of-town family and then we used the picture to tell my family at dinner that night. We have known our girl name since we got married. My mom's name is Janet Lillian. Rob's mom is Lillian Janette. Both of their maternal grandmothers were Lillians. And so, not only is it very special, but I also absolutely love the name. So Lillian Jane Robertson it shall be! I plan to call her Lily Jane but Rob is already calling her just Lily or "LJ." We'll see what sticks when we meet her.

And thank goodness it was a girl because Rob was pushing for Archie or Augie as a boy name which meant I was pushing my family to get new pets to name Archie and Augie just to cancel out those names. (How do you think my parents got a dog named "Eddie" three years ago???)

Ok, enough about all that. I have some girl shopping to do....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Talking with Tate

Tate says things that aren't always quite right, but I've started figuring them out.

For instance:

"Old Lady" = Old Navy

"Old McDonald's" = McDonald's

"Vader" = Star Wars

"Frosty the Snowman, was a very hungry tale" = the first line of the song, "Frosty the Snowman"

There are many more, but these are just a few examples from tonight. Also, here's a conversation Tate and I had tonight....

Me: Tate, it looks like you need to go potty.

(Tate hops around with his legs crossed)

Tate: No, I don't wanna go potty.

(This conversation repeats itself several times. Exasperated, I pick up the phone and hold it to my ear.)

Me: Hello, Santa Claus? Yes, you see Tate won't go to the potty. Uh huh. Um. Yes, well, ok, I'll tell him. (hang up phone) Tate, Santa Claus says if you keep telling your mom no, you won't get a present.

(Tate thinks for a minute and picks up phone.)

Tate: Santa Claus? Yes. Uh huh. No, I don't wanna go potty. Oh thank you Santa Claus!!

(Tate hangs up the phone and turns to me, smiling.)

Tate: Santa Claus said I don't have to go potty!

Foiled again by a three year old....