Month: August 2016

    Annette and Tom came to visit!

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    My parents came! They went home this morning after 4 days of fun. They were kind of busy getting Grandma Johnson settled at her new care center and trying to clean out the old house. But they did sleep at my house so we got to hang out quite a bit. We enjoyed every minute that we got with them!

    Friday Night: They came, and Ben and Tiago and I left to the RSL game. My parents took care of the kids most of that evening. We watched a great come back win with Pete and Amanda!

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    On Saturday: mom went to clean, Ray and I went to preschool, and Ben and Dad and the kids worked on the motorcycles. Then Dad worked on Kelsey’s car. Then we hung the pulleys in the garage for the kayaks! Ended up being a productive Saturday!

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    That night we met up with all of the Utah siblings and their spouse, fiance or friend. We went to Chinese Food and had TONS of different dishes to share. After that we rode the motorcycles and then had a 4 Square Tournament πŸ™‚ Yes, we are silly. Yes, everyone played:Of course us Robertson kids and Mom and Dad, Ben, Megan, Jana, Tommi, Kelsey A. We played a little Lazer Tag and then came in and took it easy and cooled off.

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    Sunday we had everyone over for Sunday dinner. Shannon didn’t make it but Grandma Great and Shaelyn did!

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    and Cali lost another tooth!

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    On Monday my parents worked at Grandma’s house again and went out to dinner with moms siblings – so we had a pretty chill day. Packer still has no homework so he’s making mini arcade projects. Tiago is still dancing and making us laugh during FHE and yes Millie needed to match Tiago… We’ve got lots of little munchkins but they are SO fun and keep us SUPER busy. And we started SOCCER PRACTICES. Later that night we let Benji and Packer babysit and we snuck over to Joel and Megans house for some games and eats.

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    Tuesday: I got to go to the City Center Temple with my mom! Dad babysat!!

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    That afternoon my parents went to hang out with my dads siblings! We had a normal afternoon/evening. I tricked Millie into a nap. Rose walked home with cousins! 2 more soccer practices…

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    And that evening Ben got to go help load the truck with a bunch of Grandma’s stuff to give to the California kids. We ended the night with one last game of ROOK.

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    And that was it. My parents left this morning and had an uneventful drive home. I tried to get the house clean, get the kids dressed in the morning JUST BECAUSE, Visited with my Visiting Teachers, and made a trip to Walmart while Ray and Rose played at Ellie’s house. Benji needed help with lots of homework and then Tonight was Soccer practice and Piano lessons and Benji had scouts. We are busy but I am liking the schedule.

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    BRING ON SEPTEMBER πŸ™‚

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    pretending it’s still summer…

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    Erica invited us to the park! I couldn’t get over how cute Tiago was in his BIG shoes and his HAT – adorable! All of the kids thought they were so BIG.

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    We went to the PG pool the first week of school. It was EMPTY and we loved it. We are trying to go one more time because we are fish adn we need to swim and we need to keep practicing that diving board!

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    Tiago mastered the slide this summer! He would do it all by himself, over and over again. So fun to watch!

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    This is my morning crew. I was dying because Rose wasn’t looking in the first picture and then I got her to look but everyone else looked away πŸ™‚

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    Tiago is SO FUN AND THE PERFECT AGE TO JUST ENJOY.

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    Shaelyn came back to BYU, so we got to see her and Christy! and the rest of our utah fam chilled a little bit. It was a quick visit but we love FAMILY time.

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    and this picture is just too funny not to post… I was helping Tiago get this corn cob started because the kid loves corn and… it was cold and the butter wasn’t melted and … it was gross.

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    Categories: General

    Preschool

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    Raymond!!

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    Ray is doing Waterford UPSTART preschool! Β It’s the one Rose did last year. All at home on the computer. He is excited and so am I. He’s done 3 days and is doing great.

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    Rose and Ray will miss each other in the afternoons but they are both excited about school!

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    Kindergarten

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    Rose!

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    We have been counting down to Kindergarten since the first day of summer! Rose was soo ready and soo excited to go to school. We decided to do afternoon Kindergarten since Rose is our best sleeper inner and my best morning helper.

    We took pictures before… and of course the younger siblings needed pictures also.

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    Millie is such a silly little girl. She hopped right up there and shook her bum at the camera!

    We had to get pictures with Gentry! These 2 girls were born a day apart and they are great friends. Not in the same class πŸ™ but excited for recess πŸ™‚

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    Ray will miss Rose the most. He follows her every where and they play a ton.

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    and Millie needed pictures with her “people”…

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    Here they all are: they play together a lot.

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    Then it was finally time to walk to school. (after another round of pictures cause we were so early!)

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    We all walked and dropped her off.

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    Rose had no fears. She ran right up and got in line. Ellie is in her same class! but we didn’t get a picture yet.

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    We picked her up after school the first day but she informed me that we don’t need to come because she can walk with Ashlyn, Anna and Ellie!!

    Day 2: still smiling!

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    Categories: Millie, Raymond, Rose

    Cub Scouts!

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    Packer finally got awarded his WOLF:

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    Benji got his Webelos Badge and Religious Knot and Aarow of Light!

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    and then they all enjoyed the Bike Rodeo:

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    Categories: Benji, Packer

    Do the “-Ago, do the “-Ago”

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    Tiago is our entertainment. He loves music and always throws his hands in the air. We find ourselves hovering around him doing the “Ago” Dance and laughing.

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    This dance was after an inspiring FHE about education and doing good in school!

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    Categories: General, Tiago

    First Days of School! 2016-2017

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    School has Started! 2016-2017 school year is here. We have a 6th, 4th, 2nd, and Kindergarten – ALL at the SAME school!

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    Benji has Mr. Bagley, Packer has Miss Witt, Cali has Miss Leavitt.

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    and the 3rd day!

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    AND we are off to a good start with some of our back to school goals! We are getting up early. The big kids read to the little kids in the afternoons. We have been doing our scripture reading before school. And I have been getting all of the kids ready for the day even if we have no where to go! Big Goals!!

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    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer

    Raymond and Dad

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    Ray got to go spend an evening with his DAD. The kids love this tradition. He was bouncing off the walls – feeling special all day. He got to go Bowling! 2 games!! and then they got milk shakes!!!

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    Categories: Ben, Raymond

    just a little Brookfield WI Ward Youth Reunion ’93-’95

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    Ben and his high school friends got together for a little reunion. A few people were in town and quite a few of them actually live here in Utah now. Lots of them Ben hadn’t seen for 20 years! and most I had never met.

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    I should let him write this post cause I think he REALLY enjoyed catching up with everyone and reminiscing. It was fun to meet everyone that came. I’ll attempt to name them now:

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    Darren, Janae, Joanna, Megan, Jenna, Brock and his wife, Aaron and his wife, Clayton and his wife, Ben and I, Sean and his wife.

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    BENJI the BABYSITTER!

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    I am SOOO EXCITED! We went to the RSL game on Saturday night and BENJI! babysat for us! from 7-10:30! He got all of the kids in bed and everything was perfect. Do you know what this means!!!!

    We took Tiago to the game to make sure that it would be a good experience and it was! He did awesome babysitting and it was an awesome RSL game – they pulled off the win against the top ranked team in their division! Shannon and Kelsey were pretty fun too πŸ™‚

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    This summer was the turning point for me. I was able to leave some or all of the kids with Benji for short amounts of time. I felt like I had so much FREEDOM πŸ™‚ I often went to the grocery store during nap time. once I took the girls shopping. I even got my tires rotated and oil changed on time!! It’s a whole new world. But now he’s back in school πŸ™

    Categories: Ben, Benji, Jana, Robertson, Tiago