Ginelle turns one and faceplants the cake

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Over Memorial Day weekend our little baby turned one year old. We threw her a birthday part with family and friends in attendance and gave her an oversize cupcake as her personal cake to eat in her high-chair. Ginelle did wonderfully well neither crying nor putting her hand directly in the candle flame while we… Read more »

Happy Birthday Ginelle!

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It astonishes me how quickly a year goes by, and suddenly my little baby, who’s never been particularly little is also not so much a baby anymore either. She independently plays, except when she’s swinging (and needs a little help from her sister). She’s crusing (almost walking), she’s forming sounds (almost words). She’s on the… Read more »

Ginelle Rolls Over for the First Time

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Here is a video of Ginelle rolling over for one of the very first times after she was able to really do it consistently. This is such a big milestone for a baby and I was so glad we captured it on video. We never captured this moment for Kaylee, and that is astounding to me… Read more »

Ginelle’s First Solid Food

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Since Thanksgiving is a holiday all about eating, it seemed a very appropriate time to try moving Ginelle from beyond just bottles to start eating solid foods. It took a few tries; she was not a fan of just rice cereal. Once we started mixing the Gerber flavored foods in with rice cereal, she was… Read more »

First day of Day Care

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I can’t believe this little (not actually little for her age AT ALL) baby in my arms in this picture here is old enough to start going to day care. She just passed three months this past weekend and so when all the neighborhood kids were going out to the bus stops to go back… Read more »

Adjusting to the new family structure

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Everyone is home now and learning how to adjust to the new family structure. Selena is home recovering and doing her best to respect the Chinese tradition of Zuo Yuezi, which is an ancient custom of the new mom staying inside and resting for a full month to recover. The mom and baby are supposed… Read more »

Welcome Ginelle Grace Robleto

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At 6:45am on Friday May 25th, everything in our world changed completely… again. After 23 hours in the hospital, Selena delivered a beautiful and healthy baby girl – seven pounds, 12 ounces. We named her Ginelle Grace Robleto. Mother and baby are both doing wonderfully. Here are many many pictures of Ginelle when she first… Read more »

We’re having a baby!

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Kaylee is going to have a little brother or sister. We are very happy to announce that a new Robleto is expected in late May. This one will be born, by the Chinese zodiac, in the Year of the Dragon (just like their dad). We do not yet have something to call this new bundle… Read more »

Kaylee’s First Birthday

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Kaylee’s First Birthday, a set on Flickr. Over the past two weekends, we’ve been doing a lot of celebrating Kaylee. It started on Saturday, April 16th when we held a week early a First Birthday Party for Kaylee. We invited many of our friends and relatives in from Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware and even Florida… Read more »