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the princess and the fall

I was wondering to myself how I would start this post as so many pictures will be of my sweet angel. Not that I don’t take pictures of Connor, but he just doesn’t shove his face in front of the camera like Jessie does…and the fact he rarely holds still long enough for me to get him has a lot to do with it too.

We finally started the first day of school last week. Oh what a JOY! A joy for the kids and for me. Last year I cried all the way home, cried in my empty quiet house, and spent the entire 2 1/2  hours on the phone with my friend who reassured me that it would get better. This year, I was so disappointed my kids didn’t start school with the rest of the district. What is all that about anyway? So finally the day came and we all rushed out the door so excited to find what the day would hold for us.

With school, the rest of fall has begun for the Robertson household. The weather is just right for playing at the park with our friends…the first time in a long time we can come home from an activity that doesn’t require immediate dirt-mixed-with-sweat-or-chlorine removal.

 Even though it isn’t “officially” fall…although the weather and changing trees tell otherwise, we have started our fall sports and activities outside of school. We now are involved in soccer. We have started the AWANAS program through our church, which I have decided to volunteer in helping all those wound up children learn more about Jesus. Jessie is starting ballet and Connor is ready to begin taekwondo. A jammed packed fall, but this keeps us busy as we wait for Daddy to come home.

Speaking of daddy’s…this is for you, Drew. Jessie dressed up in clothes from my closet and said you would be so surprised to see that she is all grown up when you come home.

“…and when I grow up and get married, I am going to kiss like grown ups. Like this.” <cue smoochy face sounds>

Then after her 20th change, she said she didn’t want to grow up anymore. She just wants to see her daddy.

We think about you every day sweetheart! We love and miss you. We are so proud of you. We pray that God keeps you all safe every morning and night in our prayers. We believe in you and can’t wait for you to come back home.

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daddy time

Drew is leaving soon for the desert.

It makes me sad.

He is trying to spend as much time with us as he can.

While playing outside, Jessie learned how to hula hoop all by herself.

She is so proud of herself…and we are proud of her too.

She looks so much bigger than 4…so beautiful, smart, and talented.

Connor was sick…again.

Poor guy is running fevers over 101. He was a real cuddle bug. Drew loved it.

It was really hard to get him to smile here. He wanted to play so badly, but just didn’t feel good. He eventually camped out on daddy’s lap.

Connor finally laid down and fell asleep. His fever was getting really high.

Jessie and Drew were being goof balls. She thought it would be funny if they switched hats…and it was!

I love you Drew…we all do. So glad you are a part of my life and that we share the most amazing children together!

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Camden Elijah

I am so blessed.

I have met amazing people in unexpected ways and places.

I bumped into Kelley at my church during the fall festival. She was  holding a tiny baby boy and I just had to see him. My love for teeny tiny baby noses, fingers, toes, long eyelashes, puckered sweet lips, and soft tiny breathes bought me a new friend. Even with the hubbub of busy toddlers running through the room, hollering, jumping, and screaming I managed to give Kelley my number.

Not only am I excited to have a friend who is a stay at home mom, but I also had the priviledge of meeting her family and was given an opportunity to take pictures of her sweet, tiny baby…Camden Elijah.

Jefferson and Kelley, I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed taking them. Thank you for sharing a little piece of your lives with me.

 

I look forward to seeing you all again!

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~time together~

This past Tuesday was Jessie’s turn to be the class leader. She was really excited, especially after sitting through Connor’s day. She picked out her snack (straweberries, grapes, raisins, and Big Bird juice) and decided she wanted to take  her pink PIG. When you squish his stomache he makes a “farty” noise and he has a button on his hand that makes him squeal like a pig. He is really fun.

Jessie show and tell

She had a good day!

It had been so gloomy for almost two weeks straight…cold, rainy, gray, cloudy, dark…then the sun came out for three days.

So, when Drew got off work this past Tuesday and the kids came home from school, we decided to go to the park and spend time outside, as a family.

We really enjoyed ourselves. Drew took over with the camera almost the whole time and we just appreciated our time together.

DSC03461Connor on pole

twin fun

mommy and Jess

my sweet Connor

Jessie pouting

Jessie decided she wanted to pout here. So I chased her around with my camera and told her I was going to show everybody “Pouty Jessie.” She thought that was funny and she tried to hide behind a tree.

but I caught her!

peeking around tree

Then we decided to ride bikes. The park has flat ground…unlike our  house that is on a steep hill.

Drew brought his Harley and gave the kids rides around the park…they LOVE to ride daddy’s bike!

Jess and daddy on Harley

Jess on her little bike

Connor riding his bike

Jess on bike

Then we came across a snake on the bike path. I wonder how many people jogged right over it…because the kids and I actually rode right past it and Drew called us back…he such a SNIPER.

snake

I have no idea what kind it is, but it did not like us.

We arrived at the park around 3 pm and stayed until the sun started to go down.

sun going down

It was a good day. I am so glad we decided to do this. It brought LOTS of SMILES from us all.

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because I needed a break

We (Drew and I) decided we needed a family day…BADLY!

Drew got off work.

We loaded up the kids bikes (all four of them).

Drew got his Harley out of the garage.

And we all headed to Arnold Park.

I am always the one behind the camera…ALWAYS. I decided Drew could be the family photographer this day. And…he did.

Us

Connor on ladder

Jessie

Now I am off to finish the rest of my evening with my family…

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