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twinkle toes

Jessie has started ballet. FINALLY! She waited a whole year to go because we missed the registration deadline last year due to lack of knowledge. Not this year! We registered her early, in fact, to ensure she had a spot in the class. Success! She loves it and talks about it all day long.

 “When do I dance again? How much more time? Is that 4 sleeps? I can do EVERYTHING my teacher shows me. Watch!….” I love it. I love seeing her so excited. I love seeing her involved in something she loves and enjoys. I love hearing her angelic voice praising God as she sings The B.I.B.L.E. while twirling around the living room.

BLISS

And then I was kicked out of the room so they could start tapping their toes. I just can’t believe how much my baby girl is growing up. She is definately a BIG kid now.

 

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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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Miracle Baby

This is my friend of almost 8 years. She and her husband have been through so much trying to get pregnant with their second child. But, today she is doing well and her belly keeps growing a little miracle I can’t wait to meet. Love you Lacey!

Sure do miss that belly of yours and look forward to our trip out to Cheyenne!

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1/2 birthday

Drew and I decided to give Jess and Connor half birthday parties due to so much chaos around Christmas time. Their friends were always gone, family is usually busy, Christmas presents are overwhelming, and we just felt they would be missing out on the whole “birthday” experience.

This year we had a carnival birthday party. As much as I stressed out preparing for the BIG day, the kids had an absolute blast! They are still talking about their party. We are so grateful to EVERYONE who came. It was so important to Jessie and Connor…and me.

Drew built this ticket booth for the party. It turned out FANTASTIC! Thank you honey!

That’s me. Thinking Iwas going to be able to capture every moment on my camera. WRONG! So, I have to say thank you to Rick, who is always a life saver. Some of these pictures are his (like the one of me) and, Dad, I am so thankful!

Drew and I made chalkboard signs for each of the games.

Drew’s cousin, Chris, volunteered to do face painting. The kids loved it! You did such a great job. Thank You!

They all loved the potatoe sack race…me too.

alligator ring toss.

My friend, Dawn, let us borrow her maize and basketball shoot. The kids had to race through the maize tunnel and once they were through, they would shoot the balls into the basket ball shoot. It was fun…a little competition.

I borrowed this giant parachute from our church. It was the one thing the kids wanted at their party the most. I am so grateful to Ron for letting us borrow it. Thank you!

Sadly, this year we did not get to enjoy the wonderful cakes made by Aunt Marge (who delivered her new baby girl the day before the party). But, I did find this colorful tiered cake online and searched for a bakery who could make it. Thank you, Catherine. It was delicious and perfect.

After the kids opened their presents, Drew and I had them give all their friends their party bags and treats. We had tubs of cotton candy, rainbow swirly lollipops, punch balloons, and jumping beans. Jessie and Connor couldn’t wait to hand them out.

Happy 1/2 birthday Jessie!

Happy 1/2 birthday Connor!

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strawberry time

It’s strawberry season now. I love this time of year when you can get fresh produce and it’s GOOD!

We are going to make a trip out to Eckert’s Farm (hopefully) to go pick endless numbers of strawberries, but we also have our own little strawberry patch. We planted them last year and only yielded maybe 6 berries total. Well, this year they are blooming like crazy…and their BIG! We had four ripe berries ready, so I let the kids pick them out.

It is so much fun to have fresh fruits and veggies right in our back yard. It won’t be long till the blueberry bushes are popping out plump berries and the tomatoes are ready to be picked. We also planted sweet banana peppers, green peppers, green onions, cucumbers, and zuchini. I love spring and summer.

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photo opportunity

This coming Saturday, I am assisting my friend Doreen in photographing a wedding.

We are doing photographs of  the wedding party in Forest Park near the city. So naturally, we used the kids as guinea pigs.

Doreen couldn’t wait to show me this tree she discovered near the Muny.

They are so CUTE!

I put this picture on their birthday invitations. I love their faces here.

The kids LOVE this tree.

Behind this tree is a column structure. Really cool. I can’t wait to photograph the wedding party here.

Aren’t these pillars gorgeous.

The last place we went was the Muny. This place has so many beautiful spots for wedding photography. I had fun seeing all the potential.

We stayed until the sun set and now I can’t wait till Saturday and see what pictures we capture.

So excited! 

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cherry apron

I had a special request to make a vintage apron. If anyone remembers, awhile ago I had an order for 9 of these.

I asked my friend what her kitchen looked like (being the OCD human being I am, everything has to match in my mind). She says, “Coca-Cola red.” Well, when I think red and vintage, I think cherries. I looked and looked for real cherry vintage fabric, but couldn’t find any…not even online.

So, this is what I came up with.

This shows the inside of the apron. I used a sheer fabric with a floral pattern that lets the cherries come through and embelished the pocket with a big red button. I like it. It is really fun and cheery…I might make one for me.

I hope you like it Beth!

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