Month: June 2016

    Father’s Day

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    THIS GUY IS A GREAT DAD. the kids just love him. me too. We had a good, chill Sunday and finished the day with dinner with Ben’s Dad and Mom and all of the Nettys. We tried to make it a special day with food he liked, and didn’t let him cook, and he slept in a little and we played games together.


    Millie’s nursery teacher is trying to Brain Wash her out of being a PACKER fan!

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    It was a good Father’s Day and I got to talk to my dad that evening to complete the day. I am blessed with awesome Fathers in my life.

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    Categories: Ben

    Plays, Commercials, Acting and Dress Up

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    Our kids are constantly doing plays. They love to dress up and then make up a play to perform for me or the other moms and siblings. I can’t believe how many they have done already this summer. I love that they are being creative and imaginative and having FUN. Hancocks and Falabellas have been there stage friends.


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    Honestly – there have been others that I did not document or only took video of. They are loving this. Packer did commercials one day. They did Penny Pan, and lots of Descendants plays. Our favorite line of the summer so far is when cute Fairy Godmather Rose said, “Bippity Boppity DIE” and killed the sister. I’m interested to see how long this keeps going…

    Categories: General

    Clear Creek

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    monday the 13th through friday the 17th was Benji’s Clear Creek Camp! He got to learn lots about the trees, flowers, river, rocks, mines, ropes course and animals. He got to make some new friends, eat school food for a week, have campfires, and miss us just a little bit. It was a weird week without our oldest in the house but everyone survived and Benji had a great time!

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    Strawberry Days

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    Apparently Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days is the longest running celebration in the state of Utah! We’ve been going for 12 years and we like it.IMG_20160615_172507 IMG_20160615_172538 IMG_20160615_173111

    The BIG slide was fun. Millie has no fear but she was fearful on her way down. She didn’t realize what she was getting into. This was our group this year: Kelsey, our family MINUS Benji, and we met up with the Hancock’s. By the end we also met up with some of the cousins!


    Gentry and Rose – these 2 girls LOVE to be together


    Cali and Rose were determined to go on this one. Gentry, Claira and Than went with them


    we took over the dragon for our 20 laps!



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    Benji was gone to Camp all week so I told him I would take him when he got back on Friday. I went on one ride with them and I was done! I used to LOVE spinny but I had to concentrate and hold still to make it through this one.

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    We went to the PARADE Saturday morning. We loved it this year with our shade. Diego got thrown out of his seat by the Harley Bear! Udine got to meet Xani Haynie – not pronounced Shiny Hiney! And we all got candy and hats and aprons and balls and water and coupons.

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    Categories: General

    Cousin Luke

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    My COUSIN LUKE has a son named River. We keep seeing Luke and River at the baseball fields when we go to Cali’s games. River came over to play the other day and then we went to ‘their’ house to see the baby puppies!

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    Did you know aunt Carol has a fancy tether ball pole? I was envious. Strong enough for the kids to climb.

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    and then Luke came home and showed us the chickens and the goat. And we watched the little dog play soccer and the other 3 dogs fight over every fetching stick in the yard!


    Turned into a good spur of the moment day with family 🙂

    Categories: Robertson


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    I am loving summer BUT I am exhausted.

    We made a NO ELECTRONICS rule. I believe that is contributing to the fun and contributing to my exhaustion. We haven’t gone anywhere amazing or spent any money but we are BUSY and HAPPY.  I LOVE THE CREATIVE THINGS the kids have been doing. but I ALSO am craving some down time so I can get caught up on everything around the house.



    learning to play baseball:

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    Riding bikes:

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    Baseball with Pacen:


    Zoo with Claira:


    Carnival with Camry:


    Swimming with Maren:



    Piano with Gentry:

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    Slip n Slide with Hancocks and Falabellas:

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    These boys were cracking me up…

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    We got Sun Burns 🙁


    Anna got baptized and we celebrated Ellie’s 5th Birthday:


    Performing “The Invisible Bench”:

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    Benji ate 2 burritos at the baptism and then begged for 5$ Costa Vida that night!!


    We had our second Netty Family Fireside where Grandpa Nettesheim leads a gospel discussion:

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    More Royal Theater and skits with Hancocks and Falabellas:

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    In the garage with Otter Pops when it gets to hot:


    When mom and dad say it is time for bed so they all run outside and play to postpone their bedtime! 9-10pm bedtime is too late for this mom.

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    Categories: General

    Margaret Wines Park with the Robertsons

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    We went to the park on Friday night and hung out with my family. Joel and Megan, Sean and Jana, Shannon and cousin Megan and her friend Mindy. That’s our Utah crew right now while Kelsey tours Thailand. We had a blast. I loved being at that park with the big mature trees and throwing a ball and hanging with family and Joel and Megan made us a delicious dinner and … Summer is Awesome! Really 5 hours of FUN.


    Gus and Ago = swing buddies!


    these babies were cracking us up: and my brother Joel is pretty funny too.


    playing at “Gus’s Park” !!


    Benji and Shannon playing catch!


    kids exploring the rock pile, waiting for dinner.


    This guy came after work with drinks and treats. I like him.


    so fun to play catch and to help all of my kids learn to hit


    These 2 loved the swing – they went back for more after dinner.


    Sean and Jana took care of Tiago and brought the Spike Ball!


    Megan and Gus and baby girl on the way!

    And then on Saturday I convinced Shannon to go rollerblading with me by Utah Lake!


    Categories: Robertson

    Heritage Park with Netty Cousins

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    We had so much fun at the park. All of the Utah families were able to make it. Well, everyone that wasn’t working. Grandma came too 🙂


    guarding the jail in capture the flag


    2 fisting it: trying to get used to real milk.


    making teams for capture the flag


    chatting and snacking




    Millie – sunbathing, I guess!


    leaving the park – we stayed for about 4 hours.


    Millie insisted on riding the scooter – even though she’s still not good at riding a scooter.


    Ray and the girls – helping deflate the tubes.


    Ellie and Rose in the COLD river.


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    Cali playing Coach Pitch

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    Cali is on a co-ed coach pitch team. This is our first time doing baseball. She is doing pretty well and likes it. Her coach is great. There are no outs, everyone bats. But they are learning to field the ball and throw it to first base. These 3 girls are pretty good! We’ll be spending our Monday and Wednesday evenings at the field this month!!

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    Erica lives here now. Cali plays softball now. There is a direct correlation. Erica and I became friends through softball in high school so we LOVE softball. Of COURSE our girls need to play softball together. So I gave in. Cali and Claira and Mia are all on the same team. I did not sign Rose up with Gentry. Maybe in the future.

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    My baby is 1!!


    Time flies! I love this little guy. He is standing all of the time but no steps. He has 6 teeth. He LOVES his bed and his tag on his blanket and his Mobile Music to fall asleep. Tiago usually gets called Ago – not ago but how do you spell that?? Anyway. He gives the best snuggles. He loves to explore when he is in his own home and knows we are close by. He usually sleeps through the night but every now and then he wakes up and all he needs is me to hold him. I secretly like it. We had a lunch time birthday party. Tiago was pretty chill through the whole thing.

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    Grandma and Grandpa came over to celebrate – They gave Tiago a Buddy Ball 🙂

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    I decided on a cookie monster cake. Quick but still Cute. Tiago liked the cake but he didn’t dive into it like I thought he would.

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    I love some of these expressions he does! He still refuses to say mom! He says Dad, ba ba, Brewer but hasn’t even gotten close to ma ma.

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    Happy Birthday Big Guy!

    Categories: Tiago