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Proud Parents

posted Oct 21, 2013, 5:55 AM by Robin Neil Family

Well, we are well into the school year now and things are going well. Lucy is doing amazing at school - even doing pre-reading, writing letters and words and doing basic math. We are so proud of her accomplishments. But, even more than that we are thrilled about the wonderful person she is becoming. The other day she offered to hold the door open for a busload of elderly people at the local Chinese restaurant. They were all so thankful to her. She also asked us for a quarter so she could put it in one of those cardboard stands that raises money to find a cure for cancer. She is also so protective and loving towards her cousins, Lily & Asher, and loves playing with them. She is such a happy child as this photo demonstrates and we know she would make a such a fantastic and loving big sister. 
As for Neil & Robin, our school years are also going well. Neil is a favorite teacher of all his students and they are excited that they might have him for "more than one class next year". Robin is at a new school this year where she has been welcomed by the community and they are excited to see learn from her. On the homefront, over the summer, we removed the old deck by our kitchen and replaced it with a brand new patio and huge yard, and just installed a new storage shed to house our bicycles and other stuff freeing up room in the garage and playroom. 

Summer Flies By

posted Jul 17, 2013, 7:51 AM by Robin Neil Family   [ updated Jul 17, 2013, 7:56 AM ]

 We recently returned from our much awaited vacation in Disney World. Lucy had a blast and especially loved meeting the characters, seeing Tinker Bell "fly", going on rides and swimming in the pool. She also loved her first flight despite falling asleep before takeoff on the way down! From the moment we returned, we jumped right into camp mode as Neil is working as a counselor, Lucy is attending for the second year, and Robin is working part-time for the camp, part-time for her old school and will be starting a new job at a new school in August. Between all this and the numerous summer birthday parties, it's been quite busy. However, we are enjoying seeing Lucy enjoy all these new and interesting experiences, and are enjoying spending time with family and friends on the weekends!

Social Marketing

posted Jun 3, 2013, 11:34 AM by Robin Neil Family

We have decided to take the plunge and branch out into social media marketing. What does that mean? Well, we will now advertise on websites using banner ads and we will also have a Facebook page to try to find our little one through these other channels. If you found our site, from one of these areas - welcome! So, newspaper ads will still continue but we are expanding our reach. 

In other news, we are coming to the end of another school year and camp is just around the corner. Getting ready for summer and vacation.And, trying to enjoy the nice weather by walking, riding bicycles, barbecuing and visiting the zoo....

Big Changes for Little Changes

posted Jan 4, 2013, 7:34 PM by Robin Neil Family   [ updated Mar 27, 2013, 7:57 PM by Definitions Salon ]

DollhouseOut with baby items and in with the little girl items. That's what this season has been about for us. We moved the rocking chair out of Lucy's room and into our Living Room (for now), to make way for her brand new super cool dollhouse in her room. And, her brand new big girl bed is arriving on Sunday and the crib is moving on out. Lucy's hand-picked Minnie Mouse bedding set is in the house just waiting for the bed to arrive and we are all very excited. Hopefully the rocking chair and crib will find it's way into our guest room soon (transforming it to new baby room!)

Oh, Sandy

posted Nov 22, 2012, 8:28 PM by Robin Neil Family

The start of the school year was quite busy so we began working on our website a bit slowly, gathering pictures, updating pages and the like. But, we were stopped in our tracks by Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy followed by a Nor'easter. We had no power or heat for over 2 weeks and staying with friends and family. When we finally returned home we still had no television, phone or most importantly Internet access so we were further delayed. Posting this bit of news now from a relatives' house whom we are staying with for Thanksgiving. We hope to have services restored this upcoming week and hope to be able to publish this site within the next week or so.

It's been an ordeal but Lucy's been a trouper and we are all muddling through. Can't wait to be back in contact with the world soon!

Ready to Advertise

posted Sep 29, 2012, 5:15 PM by Robin Neil Family

Well, we finally got the word today that we can start advertising. Now, we just have to finish updating our profile and website. This is exciting news. We also recently learned that three of our very good friends are all pregnant and expecting a child in December, January & February respectively. Wouldn't it be great if we were so lucky as to continue that trend so that these children will all have friends the same age? Hopefully, our new son or daughter will find us soon...

Round 2

posted Nov 9, 2009, 10:59 AM by Robin Neil Family   [ updated Oct 26, 2012, 4:58 PM ]

Well, we finally have all our paperwork in and now it's just a waiting game until we can start advertising. Looking forward to starting this process a second time, but a little jittery too. Just have to hope that it goes as smoothly this time.


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