Monday, May 31, 2010

Undy 500

Last week on the morning show, we collected underwear for the homeless through United Way (collected over 2000 pair). Mary brought Rosalie by, and Rosalie got to meet Spot The Cow, the morning show mascot.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rosalie the Runner

Rosalie is wearing her dad's running hat. I hope she doesn't get a rash!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mother's Day

We spent the afternoon at Kickapoo State Park on Mother's Day with Dot and Brian. We cooked up some burgers then went for a walk. But not after watching Rosalie and Ellie play together!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stuck At Home

Rosalie's bedtime is between 6:30 and 7pm, which means beginning at about 6pm, we're stuck at home. Sure, one of us can leave. But one has to be at home at all times.
Sounds horrible, doesn't it.
Believe me, it would be nice to book a dinner with friends that starts at 6pm (or even 5:30p). It would be great to run to the store together to pick up groceries or deodorant. But it has it's advantages! We get to relax together. We get to watch some TV. We can catch up on chores while we have four hands free.
Stuck at home? Kind of, but not really....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Diary of a Stay At Home Dad v1.2

I thought I would have all kinds of free time. I thought I would be able to cook dinner for Mary every night. Shop for groceries. Clean up around the house. Cut the grass. I was wrong.

Someday, Rosalie will be big enough to help me cook and clean (we can make it a game). Until then, we’ll just have to live with a little clutter, longer grass, and dinner delivery.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Until last night, we've been on a blog hiatus. As many of you know, we've had quite a bit of change since our last post. Here's a summary:

-On April 8th, Rob's father passed away. There is so much to say, but at the same time, there is nothing to say. We miss him everyday and the grieving comes in waves. We are praying for him and our family frequently and ask for your prayers as well. Here is the last photo I have of him and Rosalie. We love you, Arnold.

-Rosalie was baptized on April 11th. We had a beautiful day! Thank you to all of our friends and family who helped us celebrate this joyous occasion! Here are my favorite pictures from the day, all taken by Colleen.

-Rosalie turned 4 months on Saturday, May 1st. She has grown so much this past month. Most significantly, she started to sleep through the night and she rolls over now (see video dump below)! Rosalie first loved attempting rolling over on her right side, but now she completes this task regularly on her left side. She loves rolling around so much that we often put her to sleep on her back, but then check on her a few minutes later to find her on her side or stomach. We usually find her rotated in the crib 180 degrees as well. She's such a mover and groover! Here are photos from her 3 month birthday, as previously promised.

-Saturday was the Illinois Marathon, so my free-time is free again! Facebook here I come?? It was another great race, and everyone is looking forward to next year already. Just think how big Rosalie will be then!

-Yesterday I returned to work full-time. I already miss Rosalie so much. Time can only tell how this is going to play out, but I have to at least to try to be a good mother and career woman.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Diary of A Dad 1.1

Mary has returned to work full-time. It's a big bummer. It's been so wonderful being able to spend every afternoon with her; for four months, we've been able to share the burden(?), responsibility (?), fun (?) of raising Rosalie, and we've been able to share quality time together (when I wasn't out for a run and she wasn't working on coordinating the IL Marathon volunteer efforts). I look at this as just a routine change - I pick up Rosalie and take her to see Mary over lunch. Then, Rosalie naps. We play for an hour. And Mary comes home. Really, Mary won't be missing much.

For day #1, I took Rosalie for a walk.

So much more fun to come, especially when Mary is home with us.

Video Dump

Uploading videos got two steps easier, so we're able to add a few vids we've had laying around. More to come.