Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Fischer!

It's hard to believe that Fischer is now 2 years old. What a blessing he has been to us in these past 2 years. We are so grateful for God giving us Fischer. It's crazy to sit back and think about how much he has already changed. He started walking just a few days after his first birthday and now he prefers running (and I have to say he's pretty darn quick). His vocabulary has has EXPLODED!!! We can now have little conversations with him and it's so much fun. The best thing he says right now is "I Love You Mommy & Daddy," gosh there is nothing better than hearing those words. I know he still doesn't fully grasp the concept of what it means but I soak it in every time he says it. He has also shown a huge interest is cars, trucks, tractors, airplanes, motorcycles and trains (anything that moves and has wheels). Everyday it feels like he is learning and new type of tractor or truck, and trust me there are way more than I even knew about but now I find myself driving down the road talking to him about excavators or tow trucks or fire trucks. The other major change is how much Fischer's hair has grown since turing one. He was a bald baby and had just a teeny bit of hair by the time he was one. In the last year we have had to get him a hair cut and even then his hair is so wavy and continued to grow.

Blake and I have had a fun time looking back at pictures of Fischer since he was born! Time fly's by so quickly so I'm so glad we have TONS of pictures to look back on and remember all the little milestones Fischer has had.
Fischer we love you so much! You are very special to us. You have such a loving, sweet, outgoing personality. You love to be the center of attention and to make people laugh. You will do just about anything to get people to smile. We love that you are all boy, you never cease to amaze us how quickly you can figure something out. You are going to be the best older brother! Happy 2nd Birthday Fischer!!!! Love you mom & dad

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fischers 2nd Birthday Party

This past weekend we got to celebrate Fischer's 2nd birthday with our good friends and family. Fischer loves all things that sit on wheels but tractors seem to be at the top of his list. So what better to a 2 year old than to have a tractor theme birthday party. We celebrated with an ice cream bar and swimming since it was going to be over 100 degrees outside. Then we also had other snack food which we named all things tractor/farm (Oreo's - Tractor Tires, Doritos - Barn Shingles, Veggie Platter - Vegetable Garden, Rice Crispy Treats - Hay Bales, Trail Mix - Dirt & Watermelon - Watermelon Patch). As you can tell I had way too much fun with the tractor theme.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Seattle/Victoria Trip

We were very blessed to be able to travel with the entire Robinson/Suppanz family to Seattle and Victoria, Canada. It was a very awesome week to not worry about work and enjoy being with our family. It spoiled Blake and I a little bit that we got 10 days straight to spend all day together with Fischer. We started our trip by going to Victoria, Canada. Our hotel was right behind The Empress Hotel and a few blocks from the bay. Fischer loved to stand at the giant window and watch the sea planes take off and land.
While in Victoria we traveled to the Batchart Gardens. This was our first big adventure of the trip. The gardens were amazing and so beautiful. Although I do have to say, sight seeing with kids is quite a bit different. Timing the 40 minute one way bus ride between naps and meal times so all kids would be happy or at least not cranky was the first challenge. The gardens were breathtaking but we did walk through them pretty briskly, trying to enjoy the scenery while entertain kids who really could care less about 100's of different kinds of roses. Lots of puffs and cheerios were eaten by all kids. And not to mention 8 adults with 3 strollers trying to read the handicap map so we could avoid steps (which we found was impossible), numerous times we had to all carry strollers and kids down many flights of stairs. Fischer was able to run around in the grass a few times to let out energy which helped. We also found a carousal that Fischer and Lily LOVED. But all in all we survived and were able to enjoy everything as best we could. Fischer even fell asleep on the bus on the way back to our hotel.
The rest of our time in Victoria was spent relaxing and enjoying the great weather. There were some amazing parks just down the street from our hotel, where we took Fischer just about everyday to let him run around. One night we took water taxis to eat on the Fisherman's Wharf. Where we ate at a local place with some great seafood. On our last day there the ladies got dressed up and had afternoon tea at The Empress Hotel. The hotel is beautiful and they host a great afternoon tea.
This trip had a lot of firsts for Fischer. It was his first airplane ride, first ride on a sea ferry and first time being out of Arizona. He was a great little boy and traveled very easily. His favorite part was going to the upper deck on the sea ferry where it was very windy and you got splashed every once in awhile.
The next part to our trip was spending a few days in Seattle. We had never been to Seattle before. It is a very active town. Our hotel was only blocks from the pier and the Pike's Marketplace. We were able to walk to everything. We walked to Pike's Market everyday to get fresh fruit. The fruit was honestly the best I've ever had, so fresh and perfectly ripe. We really enjoyed just walking around the town minus the super hills which made pushing a stroller and 30+ lb kid around a workout.
One day we took Fischer to the Aquarium. Their aquarium was very big. Not only did they have all kinds of fish and huge fish tanks but they also had otters, difference kinds of seals in huge tanks where you could see them underwater and on top of the land. There was a place you could touch starfish and all different kinds of sea creatures. Fischer's favorite part (which we did a few times) was touching all the starfish.
Another day we rode the monorail and headed up to the top of the Space Needle. Seeing the whole town from above was fun. The same weekend while we were there was Seattle's annual Sea Fair Weekend. This meant that all kinds of navy planes were always flying around. The navy also had U.S. Destroyers docked in the pier that you could tour. So while on top of the Space Needle we got a cool view of the airplanes flying around. We really enjoyed Seattle and hope we can go back.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Recap

We have had a pretty low key summer. Between taking a few trips up north to my parents cabin we have just been trying to stay cool. Blake took Fischer to the baseball all star festivities which they both had a great time. We go to splash pads at least once a week all over the valley. Fischer loves water and enjoys running around and around in the water. We've made a few trips to the zoo early in the morning, I can't wait until it cools off so we can spend longer there. And then any other extra chance we get we go swimming. A pretty fun summer if you ask me!!
Papa and Grammy felt bad he didn't have a chair to watch cartoons so they bought him this green chair to sit in instead of the brown box.