Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin heads

Last weekend Grandpa John came in from Oklahoma and Uncle Will came up from Tucson. We had a great relaxing family weekend. We did a lot of eating, a lot of college football watching (my favorite it wasn't :) went to a pumpkin patch, and went on a "scary" walk around the neighborhood.
Grandpa John's visits are always too short, but we cram in a lot of fun while he is here. The girls could not wait to see him and Uncle Will all week.

This was at the pumpkin patch. Each of the girls got to pick out a little pumpkin. Colbie found just the one she wanted and then kissed it, rocked it, and babied it.

Drew found just the one he wanted too.


This is when we were heading around the neighborhood searching for all of the scary decorations that are out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Proverbs 14:1

"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down." Proverbs 14:1.

God, show me ways to build up my household. Let my hands do your work in my home. Help me to make wise decisions to be the support that this family needs. Allow me to have a servants heart as do my everyday chores that are not my favorite. Open my eyes to any way that I could be tearing my house down, and help me to change those ways. Keep the many idols and distractions of this world out of my reach so that I can focus on my family and their needs. Help my children and my husband to drip with the love that I pour on them. Show me new ways to show them love and make their days special. I want to love each of differently according to their needs. Help us to laugh as a family and build up priceless memories. Thank you for the opportunity that you have given me to be a wife and mother. Please show me how to do it well. Help me be humble and gracious in this role, and never let me take it for granted.
Please keep our family close, safe, and together forever.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ain't no Foo

On Father's Day I gave Drew a really great present if I do say so myself. He isn't really into gifts that much, so any holiday I really struggle to find something that he will like and wont want to secretly return. This year I decided I would give him an experience. I racked my brain for something that he would like to do. One day I was driving and on the radio I heard that tickets to see the Foo Fighters were going on sale the Friday before Father's Day. They also announced that if you called right then you could win tickets before they even went on sale! I called. It was busy. I called. It was busy. This went on and on and on. Needless to say I did not win tickets, but I was ready at my computer at 11am on Friday morning when tickets went on sale buy tickets with all of the other callers, like myself, who didn't win. Tickets were selling like crazy! By the time I had my credit card typed in all of the floor seats were sold out! Ah! Our seats ended up being a little high, but they were still really great.
Father's Day was in June and our concert wasn't until October 16th, so we have been waiting and anticipating this night for months! (He was SUPER stoked when he opened his non-materialistic-experience-present and I was super stoked because I was pretty sure he would take me) The night finally came and we got to the arena where they were playing and I started to get jittery. Something happens to me when I enter a concert venue. I get so excited/nervous. Excited because I am about to see someone great perform who up until this point has only been about a foot tall on my TV. Nervous because hearing someone sing live really makes it our breaks it for a band. They will either really impress you or you will leave wondering how they became famous. I also love to look at the other fans. I always think that they cannot possibly like them as much as I do, and I know they are thinking the same about me. And at this concert I kind of snickered as everyone looked so old. Then I got a sick feeling in my stomach and realized we probably didn't look very out of place and we will soon be the old folk trying to rock out. I'm okay with that. I hope to be at rock concerts in my nineties.
It's so fun to feel the energy as the band takes the stage, or when you hear them starting one of their great songs and the crowd goes nuts. This crowd was primarily made up of white folk in their forties, so as you can image their was a lot of white folk head bobs. Those who were really into it threw up a few fist pumps which also made me smile. The best was the intoxicated lady in front of us who was air drumming her white little heart out.
Now to the band. Did they impress us? More than I ever thought possible. They blew my mind actually. If you don't know who they are the Foo Fighters have been a band for 16 years and have numerous platinum albums and 6 grammys. Dave Grohl who is there lead singer started out as a drummer for a little band called Nirvana, you may have heard of them. Kurt Cobain blew that for them though. Literally. Dave turned down other opportunities to join other bands to start his own and he created the Foo Fighters. What a talented man to be the drummer for the best grunge band of all time, then start your own band and be the lead singer and guitarist. Wow.
They played for over THREE hours. It was insane. I've never been to a concert where they played that long! Not only that but I'm pretty sure that Dave has had to have his neck replaced with a slinky the way that throws it around the entire time.
Here are some pics from our night out.

Sipping our sodas that cost us $12. Yep, we paid for food almost the price of another ticket!

This is me modeling my sexy earplugs. I have doctors orders to wear them to prevent any further hearing loss. (full story is in a previous blog post) I thought I would just wear my hair down and no one would see them, but it was hot in there so I decided to wear a ponytail anyways and let the world see my plugs. At one point on stage Dave Grohl said something about not wanting to be deafer than he already is, and I realized I bet most rockstars do have hearing loss from this crazy noise they around. Anyways, it makes me feel better anytime I find out that someone super cool has the same disability. :) It also made me realize how well earplugs work. When I first put them in I thought "Wow! This is the perfect muffle. I should use these when I'm in my car." Then I realized I should just turn down the radio in my car. (Don't worry I don't listen to my music too loud with the children, so that I do not impair their hearing, plus they yell "too loud, mom" if I get out of hand.)

Dave surrounded by tons of fans.

A clip to see how springy his neck is, and their amazing music. Well, their music may not be your taste and that's okay we are all different. But for rock and roll they were top notch.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My baby is 2!!!!!

Where did the time go? My little baby Colbie is TWO!!! I can't believe how fast it has come, but here we are. We had a great day today with Colbie. When she woke up Drew brought her downstairs, and she opened her presents from us that Cambry and I had been wrapping before she was awake. Cambry was really into giving presents and did an awesome job of sharing the new toys after they were open. I was really proud of her. After presents we went to church where I made sure to tell the ladies in the nursery it was her birthday so that she would get extra attention. Then in the afternoon we had family over to have some cake and celebrate with us. This child was so smothered with love! After the mini-party we decided to order a pizza and have a movie night. Colbie's choice was Tangled. It's her favorite movie, and in fact I think it's the only big girl movie that she will watch from beginning to end. She loves Rapunzel, Pascal, Flynn Rider and especially loves the vikings. It was a great end to a mellow birthday.

First thing in the morning (still has her just-woke-up-sheep-dog hair) opening her new little Rapunzel toy. Who is more excited though? Colbie? Cambry?...Or Daddy? :)

The girls being so sweet sharing the new doll.

Colbie is quite the artist and LOVES to draw. (Though it must be a closely monitored coloring session or we end up with murals everywhere.) She wanted to color the minute she got her new coloring book!

Colbie loves cake balls, so I made them for birthday cake. They were yummy, but they aren't very candle friendly so it looks silly but I did manage to squeeze two candles on hers.

Ahhh. A long day is over. Now to eat pizza, watch Tangled, and wrap up in Mr. Banks (her blankey).

Colbie Taylor Roberts. I love you so much child. Thank you for all of the smiles you have given me over these last two years. Thank you for all the times that I have gotten to rock you, hold you, and wrap you up in Mr. Banks. Thank you for being a best friend to your sister, and making such a fun childhood for you both. Thank you for every song that you sing, and every dance that you dance. I love listening to every complete robotic sentence that comes out of your mouth. You are so smart. I love you so much, and I'm so lucky to have you. Snuggling with you is one of my favorite things in the world to do. Every time you lay your head on my shoulder I feel so happy and peaceful. I look forward to seeing what amazing things you do with your life and how you will shine. Thank you for a fun filled two years. Your daddy and I love you so much!! Happy Birthday!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Keeping up with the Cambryisms

Here are a few things that have made me smile around here lately:

Cambry "I don't want to be on earth anymore. I want to be on Mars. Can I take a rocket there?"

When reading a book with a picture of a lady with a large sack of groceries she said "she must have a big apple-tight." (instead of appetite)

Cambry said to Colbie- "Colbie can you make your best octagon face? (Colbie makes a silly face) No that's not it. This is an octagon face. (Cambry makes a silly face that look likes nothing like an octagon.)

Me "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Cambry "An astronaut... Yeah, and astronaut. Or Humpty Dumpty."
Me "What do you think Colbie will want to be?"
Cambry "A sandwich."

On a stormy night Cambry said "I don't want to get hit by lightning. It would light me up like a Christmas Tree!"

Cambry is very concerned with what rooms smell like. She walked into a room and stopped...looked around slowly...and very seriously said "it smells like a lollipop in here."

It's fun because Colbie is actually talking so much now that she is saying the funniest things. It's not even what she says sometimes, but how she says it. She is so methodical with what she trying to say so she has really long pauses in her sentences. She also says the letter "s" like Sean Connery does with a little "sh". She puts together some very impressive sentences sometimes with as many as 9 words!

We were eating lunch the other day and she said that she didn't want her computers. I told her they were cucumbers. And she said " Well...I them.....cucumba's." So she refuses to say cucumber and only says cucumba to make herself laugh.