Happy Birthday to the most perfect first baby (bear) ever!

I can hardly believe that my first baby by turned 5 years old today. It means a later bedtime, joining a t-ball team at the end of the month, kindergarten registration, and that he isn’t a baby any more. And according to him, it also means he is taller today. That kid makes me smile.

Coincidentally, The Boston Globe’s Big Picture today was all about robots. The boy’s all-time favorite subject right now. He enjoyed this and hopefully you will too:


Toyota Motor Corporation partner robots play instruments at the company’s showroom in Tokyo on May 4, 2008. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai):

Twendy-One demonstrates its ability to hold delicate objects by manipulating a drinking straw between its fingers at the Department of Mechanical Engineering laboratory in Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. The sophisticated robot has been developed by the university’s team, led by Dr. Shigeki Sugano, in hope of supporting people in aging societies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi):

Humanoid robots Wakamaru, produced by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, named Momoko (R) and Takeo (L) in the performace, take part in a drama for the world’s first robot and human experimental theatre, written and directed by Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata, at Japan’s Osaka University in Osaka, western Japan on November 25, 2008. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images):

Mental commitment robotic baby seals named “Paro” are recharged at robot exhibition Robo Japan 2008 in Yokohama, Friday, Oct. 10, 2008. The 350,000 yen (US$3,480) Paro, a cooing baby harp seal robot fitted with sensors beneath its fur and whiskers, is developed by Japan’s Intelligent System Co, to soothe patients in hospitals and nursing homes. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye):

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