reclaiming her scooter
Cali and Kelsey 🙂
Kelsey came out to Utah for a few days! She let Mom and Tracie, Bren and Cedar bring her. We hung out with them on Wednesday through Sunday! We ended up doing a few projects around my house 🙂 and we supported Brady and Sean in their athletics, and we let Ryan and Shannon come play with us, and we decided that Dad and John should come for the weekend! and we all spent Sunday with Baby Gus and his parents for his blessing!
looking at old pics with mom and Shan
Ray and Bren just hanging out in my bedroom
the guys playing cards instead of finishing their projects!
lots of cousins and Joel and Megan’s house
Some of my projects:
sold the old waverunners – I love seeing my garage empty!
Tracie painting some frames for me!
I finally ordered window well covers!
Dad and Ryan working on my hot tub!
and my favorite of the projects is my new art board!!
My mom got to help with her parents projects too. It was a fun and busy week.
Grandpa rubs Grandma’s feet every morning!
Mom and her sisters found the pieces to make 2 more quilts like this one that Gma made!
haircut for Grandpa
I’ve been in cleaning mode to start my 3rd trimester!
The kids are loving a clean toy room.
And an organized game closet goes a long way. I’m caught up on laundry and clothes are ironed and I even cleaned off the junk counter in the kitchen, including the junk cabinets above and below it. Unfortunately I have many other organizing projects on my list but this was a good start!
Naked Millie doing a little drawing!
I was showing Millie how to play baby dolls but she just wanted to be the baby 🙂
Rose playing house in the clean toy room!
and doing frozen puzzles with Ray Ray!
A little Battle Ship for the big kids! – locked in their room so Millie won’t destroy everything.
We said Good Bye to the Astro last week! so happy to have that off my list of to-do’s.
look at Cali’s cute writing! On a walk so mom can get some organizing done 🙂
Benji has had a few reports and projects lately at school BUT he does them ALMOST all by himself! I love it!
Life is full and busy and good. I’m loving the warm weather and march college basketball. I love watching my kids grow and learn and I even enjoy falling asleep on the couch exhausted at night. good night…
Raymond turned 3! and around these parts that means that he needs to start using the big toilet. I tried on his birthday and the next day but he wasn’t able to go… then the day before we left for CA he decided to do it. He kept dry underwear all day! I figured that was a good start and we would pick up on that when we got back from our trip. BUT when we got to CA after 12 hours in his car seat 0 he was DRY and NEEDED to go Bathroom! He has been a champion potty trainer ever since. Our battle right now is that he doesn’t want to give up the diaper. He uses it as he would underwear and keeps it dry but doesn’t want to wear undies… I’ll force the issue in a few days when he has mastered the bodily functions 🙂
AND he got a new Monkey Blanky!
This is the blanket that Ray claimed as his favorite. He carried it and cuddled it and dragged it around and wore holes in it and tore it in half and… then Joel and Megan and Gus gifted him a new one for his birthday and he LOVES it 🙂
Kelsey is home from her mission in Taiwan! She is the last of us siblings to serve a mission. This is the end of an Era. My parents were so happy. They hope to be the next Robertson missionaries! (maybe after a few of the grand kids – since Shae is already on her mission!)
As the time came for Kelsey to come home we started making plans to be there. Everything started falling into place and literally the week before she came home we bought a van and made plans to fill it with all of the Utah siblings! Everyone could leave after work on Friday and needed to be back to work on Tuesday. Kelsey would be at the Sacramento Airport at 12:30 Saturday afternoon. So We loaded the van with Me, Ben, Ray and Millie, Ryan, Joel, Megan and Gus, Brady, Monique, Shannon, and Sean. THAT IS 12 people! in a 12 person van! FULL! maybe we did need the 15 passenger 🙂 we left Benji, Packer, Cali and Rose with some of their cousins and left around 5pm on Friday. Ben drove through the night and through 3 different snow storms – 1 requiring an hour and a half of snow chains. BUT we made it to Oroville at 5am and got a little bit of rest before we loaded the cars for the airport.
It was so fun to wait in the airport and wonder which train she would come in on. We met up at the airport with my parents and all 12 siblings and most of our kids (minus the 8 that were left in utah). We had all of our welcome home signs and were quite the spectacle. Everyone was watching us and we were watching for Kelsey to appear. The pilot read our signs and told us that she was on her way, he had read her name tag 🙂 It was a great reunion and a wonderful quick weekend as we enjoyed time together as a family. Kelsey is awesome. She had a great mission and loved serving in Taiwan. She got to meet Millie, Bren and Gus as the newest family members. She spoke a lot of Chinese gibberish to us and I loved hearing her report on Sunday morning. Missions are amazing, selfless experiences, that can shape your life if you let it.
Ray is still crazy and fun
Uncle Brady still lives with us and the kids love when he has time to chill and play with them
and sometimes Brady and the girls like to dress up?!
Cousin Ellie comes over sometimes and the kids all have fun.
Rose has so much personality and loves being the BIG one home in the mornings.
These 4 littles keep me plenty busy still.
and everyone LOVES bath time right now. They beg and beg for showers and baths. 1 a day children, 1 per day!
Millie and Ray jumping off of the fireplace and playing football 🙂
a weekend with Mikila and the Ogden/Provo/Lehi family!
the Blue and Gold Cub Scout Dinner!
and once in a while Ben and I do go out just the 2 of us 🙂