Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bobby is 3 months old

Here is Bobby with his two doggies.. Oliver and Chuck. His shirt reads, "cuter than the dog". Of course he is!
We truly can not believe how quickly Bobby has grown up! Why can't some of the things our parents told us when we were younger not be true? I will say, we have loved every second with our sweet little boy. Just watching him smile, giggle, blow bubbles, roll over, reach for things, kick his legs, talk, yell and cry has been so much fun. The smallest things seem so amazing to us. Today he was really trying to reach for one of his toys, he was so determined to hit it that took about 3 minutes. Finally he reached it and started smiling so big ! Why can't life as an adult be this way?

Yesterday we went to see our good friend, Melissa and Chris Clarkson at the hospital. They had an adorable little girl, Nora Jewel Friday night. We joke that she and Bobby are going to be boyfriend and girlfriend... if that doesn't work out though they will be best friends. Nora weighs 7lbs 15oz, so 10oz more than Bobby weighed when he was born and I just can't believe bobby was ever that small or smaller. When we got to the hospital I just could not stop looking back and forth at this tiny little girl in my arms and the big boy bouncing on daddy's lap. It took all of my strength not to start tearing up, of course at how precious little Clarkson girl is but also that Bobby is so big now. I will post a picture of Melissa and I holding our little/big sweet bundles soon.

Now for the pictures... Here is Bobby at bath time. He just loves getting undressed and carried around naked, but when we put him in the bath his eyes just light up at the touch of the warm water on his skin. He is not yet smiling and giggling in the bath but he is concentrating on kicking his legs and splashing the water with his arms every once in a while.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Thank you to all of you that got Bobby a Missouri Tigers shirt. He wears them for every game day and I think so far it has brought them good luck! Go Tigers!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bobby is 2 months old!

I can hardly believe that my sweet little baby boy is two months old! It really does seem like just a week ago that we were driving to the hospital laughing and wondering if we were going to be admitted and have our baby.
The past month has been so much fun with Bobby. He started to smile consciously at us, he is talking more, holding his head up so much better and over all, starting to show his adorable personality. He has also started sleeping through the night, which means about a 6hr stretch. This is so much better than getting up every three hours. Of course he is still rolling over like a champ, but instead of having to work hard on flipping over he just gives you a look like, come on give me something a little harder to do, and just flips on over.

Over the past couple months he has had a few out of town visitors including:
His Great Aunt Ellen from Shelby, NC.

His Great Uncle John and Second Cousin, Colin from Chicago.
His Great Nana from Charlotte, NC. (Pictured below is 4 generations!)

His Great Grandma from St. Joseph, MO.

Great Aunt Patty from St. Joseph, MO.
and his Great Aunt Jani from Richmond, VA (Bobby and all of his cousins with Great Aunt Jani)
A highlight of the month includes when daddy was changing Bobby's diaper. Once daddy took the dirty diaper off, Bobby decided that would be a good time to go #2. So without even thinking, Robby put his hand right under bobby's bottom to protect his outfit. Then in the middle of all this, Bobby also decided to go #1. So now Robby is yelling for me to help, when I run in the room I see poo on one hand and the other hand covering the "fountain". Haha. This just makes me laugh thinking about it. All I can say is what a wonderful dad and husband he is!
For those of you who do not know me, I have always wanted to be a soccer mom. Well, as you will see below Robby is helping that dream come true. He surprised me on Christmas Eve with my dream car. Yes everyone, my dream car is a Toyota Sienna and oh how I love it! It has made getting Bobbby in and out of the car much easier, I feel so much safer in it and let's be honest I look so much better in it too. :)
This month we celebrated Bobby's first Christmas and his first New Years Eve celebration.
He tried to stay up and catch Santa but Santa brought him presents and had a bite of a cookie while Bobby was fast asleep. Maybe next year he will catch him.
On Christmas morning at Robby's parents' house we opened presents while Nana and PopPop passed Bobby back and forth. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast consisting of egg casserole, coffee cake and yummy cheesey potatoes. Later for dinner we had the Arthur traditional Chrismas dinner consisting of beef tenderloin, potatoes, green bean salad and asparagus with feta. Everything was delicious!

After celebrating the Arthur Christmas we heading over to celebrate the Kuechler Christmas. At my parents' house we watched 5 of the 7 grandkids rip through presents with wide smiles on their faces. The other two grandkids just sat and watched in their mommy's arms. Below is a picture of the whole Kuechler family on Christmas morning. Taking a picture on the steps has been a Kuechler tradition for as long as I can remember.

Lastly Bobby celebrated New Years Eve with his mommy, daddy and Cathy and Ted Colburn (our wonderful neighbors). We played 10 Card Pitch and the Colburns introduced us to a game called Bananagrams which is our new favorite game. At midnight I was the luckiest girl in the world. I got to kiss my two boys at midnight!

Happy New Year everyone!