Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This goes out to all you minivan families

This has got to be the best comercial/ad I've ever seen. Give it up for minivans!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


For a while my sister Staci used to record some of the funny things Mason used to say, as she had kids of her own her focus rightfully turned to her own children. But Mason continues to humor us daily with his phrases and thoughts on life, I'll try and do better at recording some of them;

Tonight at the dinner table:

Rob: "Boys you need to hurry and finish your dinner, Gemma is already done with hers"

Mason: "Dad I just like to take my time" (No kidding, mason has always bee a very slow eater)

Mason: "You know what they say dad, you can't rush art"

Rob: "what does that have do to with dinner"

Mason: "This dinner is a work of art"

Last Week:

Mason: "Dad, I know the secret to being a parent"

Rob: "oh yeh, whats that?"

Mason: "pretend like you are listening"

Friday, March 26, 2010

Letters from Craig

We have a blog up for those that want to read Craig's weekly letters and emails. It's pretty basic right now, we'll make it "prettier" later, but for now you can read his first couple of emails. He did write a couple of hand written letters prior to these two emails, we'll see if we can type those up and put them on the blog also. Go here to see the blog.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Princess Gemma

Even though we really miss Craig around here, us girls were excited for him to go. Emily and Gemma have been sharing a room for the past 3 years. It was pretty crowded in there, and Emily had given up on trying to keep the room clean. Now that Craig is gone they each have their own room! I think Emily was moved into her room before Craig even boarded his plane to Utah! I was excited because my mom and I made this tent for Gemma for Christmas and I finally had a place to hang it up. It has been nice with Gemma being immobile because she can't make as many messes.

This is Gemma's foot 9 days after the accident. Not good. I got her in to see an orthopaedic Dr. last week and they felt like there might be a crack in her fibula, but with all the swelling it was hard to tell. They put her foot in a cast splint and wanted to see her back in 4 days. I had to cut her pants to get them off of her that night. Wouldn't fit over the cast.

So here is Gemma's leg after her appointment yesterday. So pretty! Just for St. Patricks Day! Gemma loves it! I was amazed at how much better her foot looked when they took the splint off. All the bruising that you see in that picture was pretty much gone and the swelling had gone down a lot. They decided to treat it has if her fibula is broken. She will have this cast for 2 1/2 weeks. After that they will x-ray it again and be able to determine if it really did break. Either way this cast is giving her ankle the support that it needs to heal. My goal this week is to get her walking again!

Get Ready to Rumble!

Rob took Mason to Monster Jam again this year. I think that makes 4 years in a row now. Mason still loves it! This year he took a couple of his friends from church. It's hard to tell from the video, but I think they had a good time!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Farewell Elder Roberts

Here are just a few pics from Craigs open house last Sunday. THANKS again to all those who came and supported him. We are so blessed to have such great family and friends!!!

Poor Pookie

Emily is always so good at playing with the kids and keeping them entertained, there is nothing they would rather do than spend time with Aunt Emily. One of the fun things they like to do with her is ride on the back of her bike. Well, the other night it was Gemma's turn and some how she got her foot caught it the wheel spokes of the back tire as they were riding down the street. And well, the pictures tell the rest. Immediately it was bruised, swollen and bleeding. We thought for sure it was broken because of the large bulge and the way her ankle looked so bent.
Rob took her to urgent care while the rest of the family met for dinner for Craig’s last night home. Fortunately it was not quite as bad as it looked and according to the x-rays it is not broken. Just a pretty good sprain, with some tearing of the soft tissue around her ankle and of course some really good bruising.

Elder Craig Roberts

When Craig received his mission call to serve in the New Jersey, Cherry Hill mission, Spanish speaking it seemed like his departure date was so far away, but just like always time flew by and this past week we took him to the airport and just like that he is gone. We are so proud of him and his decision to serve a mission. He has been such a wonderful addition to our family these past few years and we are very grateful to all those friends, family member, ward members and leaders that helped him to get to this point. He has been looking forward to his mission for so long, and has done such a great job of preparing himself to serve. I think his suitcases were all lined up and packed in his room for almost a month before his departure date. And he would review his "list of items to bring" almost nightly to make sure we were not forgetting anything.

We can’t wait to hear from him and how his first few days in the MTC are going, we will try and get a blog started for him where we can post his letters and emails for friends and family to read.