Benji went on his first big camp out with his 11 year old troop! Ben went with them and they got snowed on: at least 15 inches!! They had a great time. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking since I wasn’t there 🙂
Amanda was taking Christian and her kids to Kangaroo Zoo – so of course we had to go! This was the same day as Cali’s baptism and the kids had a blast.
remind me that this place is over priced and they only take one coupon – 50$ activity
Cali got baptized on January 7th. She was the only one from our ward. It was at 9:30am at our Stake Center. She had a big smile on her face all day. She said she felt happy all day. She said she was excited to finally be baptized. Everything went great. he water was warm and she was a happy girl 🙂
Bishop Chipman conducted and Sister Kirby helped plan everything. We had a lot of family come and support Cali.
After the baptism we invited everyone over to the house to celebrate Cali’s special day. We had waffles and muffins and fruit. We visited and sang karaoke and just let the kids play for a few hours.
a new year! – -Jan. 2nd – we had a day at home before getting back to school and work since we came home a day early to beat the storm. We got to enjoy a lazy day with lots of new Christmas gifts.
Ben replaced all of the lights on the arcades!
I love Rose’s desire to learn. She likes school a lot. And she likes to play a lot.
This is my new Menu book! The kids helped make it and now they can help choose what I should make for dinner since that is still easily the worst part of the day 🙂
And we were just so excited to be back in Utah with our FREE grocery bags!
The storm did come and the Green Bay Packers did win!:
We played inside with new toys and Ben continued to work on arcades since it was such a cold week.
Raymond has become a mush head – he loves Minecraft and Skylanders!
And they all love shoveling the snow:
Millie is always trying to be a big helper. She helps get band aids and helps with the dishes and :
Tiago was getting addicted to the phone so we took that away – he threw some good fits but seems to be over it.
Cousins of all ages – 1 through 6!
Our newest arcade – Donkey Kong Jr. – it’s really hard but starting to get fun. It only works some of the time so Ben still has some work to do there.
On Saturday the 7th Cali got baptized so Shannon hung out with us. Sean and Jana, Joel and Megan were all too sick to hangout 🙁
Kelsey and Shae finally came back from CA and we got to go see baby Dagny get blessed!
Ray was so excited to get his first CTR ring at church 🙂
And the Packers won again!
We watched the Hancock kids for a couple of days! and bought another arcade in CA
I drove the car with 0 miles left in the gas tank!
Practicing braiding hair
chillin with this guy
Ben at work 🙂 transitioning to the new Dell ownership.
Tiago LOVES bouncy balls! really any ball. He gets so excited!
and this is my dinner crew during wrestling season. just a few more weeks till we can eat dinner again as a family:
I finally had arbitration about my car accident from over 2 years ago! I don’t have much faith in our justice system but I’m glad to be done with that and still don’t know the outcome.
Friday afternoon wrestling tournament:
and then they left early Saturday morning for another meet. I stayed home and played Sorry with the kids. They went out for lunch so we did too:
And then on Sunday, Green Bay won again!!
That monday the 16th was Martin Luther King day so we went skating! Luckily Kelsey was able to come cause these kids needed help and lots of taking skates off and on. But they really did love it.
and they loved when Ben taught them how to play Karuba that night after work!
Tuesday the 17th we babysat Bennett:
and the next day I laughed at Ago all morning and we rode bikes with gentry and Ellie. Tiago thought he needed to drive Millie’s car! those two behind the wheel is a BAD combination.
The Kindergarten Girls:
And my nap time crew: except Millie won’t nap:
Tiago is still obsessed with Quincy and it’s really cute:
And on Wednesday the 19th Ben and Benji prepped their burritos for the Klondike Campout:
It’s been a good January. We’ve had a barf bug but no one was too sick. We have watched too much tv staying inside out of the cold. But we had a few fun adventures and are trying to make the most of each day. Trying to enjoy the journey even when the journey is homework, meal time, clean, wrestling and repeat. We love these kids and want to enjoy them each and every day while we can.
Christmas Break was spent in Oroville California! (just like we have done every year except the year we got married and had no vacation days)
26th: Leave around 7:30am and drive to Oroville. We had a good uneventful drive. The kids stretched their legs at McDonalds and then we hurried on to see all of the COUSINS! We stayed at Kevin and Liz’s house for the week and most of the rest of the family was there too 🙂
Tiago and his little cousin friends and Millie and Christy:
We opened presents that night from Grandma and Grandpa!! and we did the cousins gift exchange!
And we started in on the game playing. Packer brought Pie Face! and I got CLUE from my parents 🙂 and Ben got Isle of Skye!
Cali and Rose were so excited to play NERTZ with the cousins! and then everyone crashed for the night.
December 27th: Tuesday
Michael is loved by all of these little people! They just flock to him.
Kevin got permission for us to play Soccer at Harrison Stadium! A bunch of Oroville friends came to play against us 🙂 Barths, Browns, Cherrys,…
Ray trying out his new soccer goal and sweatshirt!
And back to the gaming Table – Karuba (we got from Santa), and Qwixx.
And NAILS for the little girls:
Wednesday the 28th:
We went to the Monte Vista church to play basketball! We had so many people that like to play! we had an all kids game and then 4 adult teams and then the girls played a game and then we let Brady and Sean and their friends have the court.
Ray, Rose, and Cedar in their fort – and CALI asked Grandma to cut her hair!!
I went hot tubbing with the kids after basketball! The kids swam in the hot tub EVERY SINGLE DAY – probably 3 times a day! They were constantly changing into swim suits 🙂 It was great.
This night the women went to Becca Fosters baby shower! It was fun to catch up with friends. Definitely one of the perks of going back to your little hometown every year.
We hurried back for the RFFFL (Robertson Family Fantasy Football League) trophy presentation! John handed the belt to Kevin and I was awarded the last place trophy! In my defense I did get runner up last season.
and then we had another round of present opening: we gave the parents Lincoln Logs because we all loved playing Lincoln Logs at Grandma and Grandpa Robertsons house 🙂
Tiago getting over a cold and everyone else taking it easy. Quite a few people had colds throughout the week.
We had ice cream cones that afternoon and a game of Soccer and football out in the field at Kevins house. And then the adults went out to Hulas! It really is delicious. And Ben and I fell asleep on the couch in Hulas Comas.
30th: Friday already!
I love that the kids like to play games too. They played so hard all week. They explored the backyard and were constantly on the tramp or in the hot tub. They played games and ping pong and just loved chilling with their cousins: And Ben and I loved chilling with our siblings.
The kids were getting antsy this afternoon so Kevin and I took them in the back yard and set up a Capture the Flag game. We also played a little jump Rope and Limbo!
Ben made Stroganoff for dinner and it was another fun night of games.
our last day 🙁
tricks with Uncle Brady:
Crab Soccer at the Table Mountain Church:
And a couple of hours at the park! We played kickball and 3 flies up and football. The boys all used their bows to try and hit people as they ran through the park! And time on the playground of course. I was so happy to see Rose dribbling the basketball and Benji playing football!
From their we showered and shopped and food prepped for the New Year Celebration!! Liz and I ran to Chico but we couldn’t find mandarins anywhere this year 🙁
Ben and Benji enjoying a soda after going the whole year without drinking any! and Ray was so excited when he saw sour gummy worms. Mikila was my Nertz partner for the first pre food Nertz game.
This is Packer trying to stay awake! And Ago playing with Laynie. Grandma and Ben made treasure hunts for the kids this year instead of doing a pinata!
We ate yummy food! and played games all night.
and then it was midnight! Ray seriously made it until 11:50pm and then I couldn’t get him to wake up at midnight 🙁 We had another GREAT start to a NEW YEAR!
Sunday January 1st 2017:
We got up Early and drove home to try and beat the snow storm that was supposed to come and stay for a week. We made it, quickly and safely, no snow. Only one stop! The kids slept the first half and played electronics the second half. I’m still grateful that I get to go “home” every Christmas and be with lots of family. I’m glad that my kids look forward to this week. I know this won’t last forever but I love that we all get together and crowd in for a crazy week of fun!
Tiago wasn’t feeling well:
We went to church from 1:00 to 2:30 and then I sent Ben and the 5 big kids to his mom and dads for Christmas Dinner. I stayed home with the 2 sicklies and packed for California and cleaned up the house.
We are so blessed. What a great Christmas with so much family and prosperity. We all got everything we asked for or didn’t even know we wanted! I love my Savior Jesus Christ and am so grateful for the knowledge that I have of his birth, life, death, and resurrection.
cookies for breakfast
Chewy hard at work
homemade noodles for chicken noodle soup!
watching teh green bay packers win with cousins
Sibling Gift Exchange:
and back to Pete and Amanda’s for PARTY NIGHT!
Acting Out the night that Christ was born 🙂
Everyone playing ball with Tiago: youngest cousin status!
Ready for Cousin Gift Exchange: and then adult gift exchange:
New Pajamas! Milk and Cookies out! Stockings Hung and off to try and get some sleep 🙂
We went to Provo and paid to drive through the lights show down by the lake. It was pretty neat. The lights flashed to the music and we all enjoyed the show.
and we stopped by our favorite nativity when we got back home 🙂