Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Family prayer

There were many pictures that were taken of the siblings saying goodbye to their mom.  I can't lay claim to those, but I did get a couple pictures. 
 




Siblings

I love this man.  He has such a big heart and a desire to always doing the best he can at whatever he's doing.  He loves all his siblings and revels in the time that they get together.










Great Grandma Jane's funeral

Our Ggma died a few weeks ago.  I want to do another post about that later, but here are some of the pictures from the family getting together for the funeral.  We were lucky.  We got to host Jer's brother, John, and his daughter, Ruth.
 
We got to celebrate this sweet Lizzie girl's 19th birthday.  My niece loves musicals, works hard and has a plan for her life.
 
Practicing for the family choir.  I actually really loved the song.  They sang "Oh, What Songs of the Heart". I'd never really paid attention to the words, but they were just perfect.

Eating at Chili's after a temple trip and before Judy went to help dress Grandma.  Judy has just amazed me daily for the love and kindness she's shown for her in-laws.  Every thing that she's done has been Christ like and loving.

Family sushi night.


Buddies since birth

Games are a big part of any Robertson family gathering.  Any time there's a game there will also be Jeremy, Jacob, Joseph, Robert, (Joseph T. for that matter) Aubrey, John and usually Jim too.


Monday, March 27, 2017

These three

I was trying to get these three to pose for 1 picture.  This is what I got and I thought it was pretty funny.
 
Seth, cousin Samuel and Evelyn





Spring Soccer

Soccer has started again.  The kids love it, and I mostly love it.  I love that it keeps my kids running and smiling, I hate how much time it takes and that the first half of the season is so cold! Their first games were on Saturday, the same day that we were scheduled to move Cung and Pau... so we went to Sam's game at 8:30, Ada's game 11:30, moved Cung and Pau, Evelyn's game at 2:30.  Luckily it only rained a little until after the move, but it poured during Evelyn's game.  She thought she was the luckiest thing alive to get to play soccer in the rain and the rest of us sat huddled under our only working umbrella with a soggy blanket around us.




Look at that happy face in the rain!


Ada's favorite position is goalie.  She's really pretty good at it too.  She's not afraid of diving for the ball and getting rough.

This girl had acrobatics right before practice.... why not dress for both?

Rare occurance

It's not very often that me, my mom and my sisters all get together for lunch.  We went to Molly's and it was  so fun just to spend some time with them. I'm so lucky that even though we've had our differences, we still love each other.



This last Saturday was a baby shower for my cousin Garrett's baby.  I love how much this girl loves her birthday twin.

Various goings on

This has been a very eventful month.  One that the boys especially like is that they got a big kids bed instead of the toddler bunk bed that Grandpa Robertson made.  I loved their bed, but Sam is almost 8 and I can't deny that he was running out of room.  I hate trying to get Seth out of the top bunk when he's asleep!  I have to make one of the kids climb up there to wake him up if he's in the back corner.  Short people problems.  He LOVES it though.  Sam feels all grown up and Seth very willingly gets into bed when it's time.

This kid is all tractors and trains.  I gave him some rice to keep him busy.  Heaven.  He kept saying, "Sethie digging."  He didn't really make a mess.... then the other three kids came in and fixed that.

This girl did her own hair for acrobatics.  Had to take a picture for posterity.

Jer was making dinner and found Seth making faces in the oven door!

This cat still loves her boy.  Whenever he's out, she's right there with him.

He wanted a backpack... so he carried around one of our many ALL DAY.  Any time we go volunteer at the school, he has to take his backpack.

We were taking Ggma's couch to our refugee family.  The girls made it into a dollhouse while they could.

We had one really nice Saturday and Ada decided to do a lemonade stand.  She made brownies, which were excellent, koolaid (which was not.... she didn't know you were supposed to put in sugar), and went to town.  She had so much fun and all these little girls loved hanging out with her while she did it.


We were joking that baby Seth had a mustache like Uncle Seth.

Zone out mode.

Evelyn, Sam and Ada got student of the week awards this month.  They were all so proud of themselves.  They were given free meals to Brick Oven.... so we went.... and they would only accept two of the three meal certificates at a time.  Yeah.




My sister Janelle was cleaning out her closet and her shirt makes an awesome dress for Ada.  She's in heaven.




Miso soup.  After a traumatic hair cut, (I held him down with both arms and the lady held his head while he screamed....) I gave up and took this kid on a soup date.  He LOVES soup.  He plays in it, but he mostly eats it.