Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Recap

this year for Christmas (eve) we had our own little family dinner (as in with tom's parents and siblings) instead of ALL the cousins/uncles/aunts/grandma and grandpa (since grandma is still recovering from back surgery). We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, veggie/cracker trays and i made these AMAZING bacon wrapped green beans. They were a big hit at thanksgiving and christmas dinner so now i think that will be the side dish im assigned to make for the rest of my life!

the family at dinner - and miss Ayla LOVED her mashed potatoes! this pic cracks me up

After dinner we decided to unwrap presents that night on christmas eve since the whole family was there and we werent sure if everyone would be together after church on sunday for actual christmas. So we unwrapped presents from the family at grandma and grandpas and Dulany got a lot of fun stuff including a new pillow pet ( a cute elephant she calls ellie the elephant replacing the flat old pig pillow pet she has), a princess castle she can color from her aunt julie. a few books from Aunt bonnie and a few other things. The best thing was matching wooden rocking chairs grandma got for both D and cousin Ayla - they are awesome!

Then grandma and D started to make chrismtas cookies for Santa (and carrots for rudolph) - this lasted for 3 days in a row. she didnt get that christmas was over.

we had such a fun night that night and stayed and hung out. Then decided we better get D home to go to bed so Santa could come to our house. Despite going to sleep around 9 D woke up wide awake at 5 (right after tom got up)... i dont know if she knew or what?! Anywho, she came down and saw presents and got really excited (see videos in before post) and i sadly didnt get any pictures...

she did get lots of puzzles, movies and books from gramps and gram (my parents) and 2 stockings! from us she got a little chalkboard/dry erase board which she's obsessed with, books, and the simba and nemo.

overall it was a pretty great christmas!! i did miss my family though. earlier this month marks a year since ive seen them but thank goodness for skype!!

Hope everyone was able to have a very merry Christmas.

now its time to figure out what to do for New Years!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Videos

Here are 2 videos from christmas morning.
the first one is just of D opening a present or 2. nothing TOO exciting.
the next one is one of her with her new simba stuffed animal... she loooves simba. So much that she gives him a special kiss, silly girl!\

im going to work on getting pictures up of opening presents on christmas eve with the family tomorrow so stay tuned.

Friday, December 23, 2011

zaboo and elmo

here are a few videos of D from the past few weeks.

this first one is reading an interactive book "there is another monster at the end of this book" on the ipad - D LOVES it and can do it all by herself. So nice. For the first few times she would laugh and laugh and laugh. it was hilarious.

This next one is her watching Zoboomafoo. she loooves zaboo. She loves all the animals and singing along to the song. its pretty funny watching her trying to say zomboomafo.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Miss Ayla Rose

Kaylee asked me to take some pictures of Miss Ayla for Christmas. This girl is too photogenic! she is too cute. here are a few of my favs (all of them can be seen on my facebook)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cookies!

so the other night we baked cookies! YEUM. Dulany loves to watch and help make anything so she helped this time making christmas sugar cookies. She LOVED testing the dough and the christmas cookie cutters. Then the next night (yesterday) we decided we needed to decorate them! She LOVED putting icing on the cookies but didn't get that you could eat them... she thought we were just coloring. finally she figured out how yummy they were and now all she wants are cookies. ie "dulany what do you want for lunch" - "COOKIES!"

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Holidays

Im not sure if ill end up being able to print this off and send it to people - so i decided i might as well post it on here for everyone as an E-Christmas Card - Love the Roberts Family

ps - new (and a lot of!) pictures in a NEW POST below!

Christmas Pictures

today the sun came out - for like 2 minutes. so i tried to get D ready really fast to make go snap a few pictures outside. With her virus we havent been outside in a week so i figured why not. of course, right when we go outside, the sun goes away. Lame!
so i tried to take pictures - this is what i got.

These first 2 are my favorite - but i cant decide between color and b&w -

This picture - she looks just like her daddy -

these ones i just took of her playing in the (very wet might i add) leaves.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


iphoto is back up and running. now i can upload pictures!

we had the missionaries over for dinner the other day. our little kitchen and dining room are ..well. little. and so i had Dulany watch a movie and eat dinner picnik style.

after eatting and realizing Dulany hadn't come in to the kitchen to say hi for a little bit, and it was quiet, we went into the living room and found her like this. haha poor girl with peanut butter on her face passed out.

anyways - i found this on pinterest and thought it was cute so D and I did this the other day. She loves it and everytime she goes into the kitchen she yells SNOWMAN!!

update on her - she has coxsackie virus - which is like the hand food mouth virus... the funny thing is.. she doesnt have any on her hands or feet or mouth.. but everywhere else! (i really hope it doesnt spread to her mouth)... she hasnt really scratched until yesterday - but not bad - so thats good. i think we might try oatmeal bath tonight sincei have some handy. Im not sure if she'll get into the water though if its "dirty".. we will see. We have to stay inside ALL the time so i think she's going a LITTLE crazy! as am i!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Message from Santa!

i LOVE doing these since having Dulany. This is the first year i think she'll actually REALLY get it and want to watch it over and over.
here it is -

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 im so over the computer today. iPhoto decided its not going to work with our mac because we havent updated it... well there goes that. So ive spent forever trying to upload pictures onto here. write a WHOLE long story about the move and everything else that happened in the past week...

then it said i signed out and erased the whole thing - awesome.....

so we moved. i had a birthday. we had thanksgiving. we went black friday shopping. we got a move for the ps3 as family christmas present. we had fleas. we bombed the apartment. dulany had pink bumps on her back resulting in trip to the doctors - its the chicken pox with out the blisters or symptoms - whew no bites. we went to our new ward - which means i went to relief society for the 3rd time in a year and a half - and i thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 more week till tom is out of school for christmas break. What will i do with a husband home for 4 weeks ....? anyone know of seasonal opening jobs?? haha.

oh. and if you want to see pictures - go here. I cant handle uploading them again.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


we finally got everything over to our new place and we gave up keys to the old place. it took a LONG time. and it who knew it would be so much time to move just down the street? we don't have internet yet but once everything is in, and we have the internet - ill post pictures.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Grinch with a side of singing.

Dulany is now obsessed with How the Grinch Stole Christmas - and the original.... i let her watch it on youtube and now she wants to watch it 5x a day. She even started to sing along .. it was pretty cute!

on a side note, this girl LOVES to sing and she can pick up words/tunes so fast. (ie. last night in the car an Adele song was on and she knew the tune to it and tried to sing along - it was hilarious). She also sings in this deep voice and i have no idea what she's singing but she likes to get this little box and put it in the middle of the room and belt it. She was doing it in the car the other night with grandma and papa and we all had a good laugh.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hall of Fame

My dad was inducted to the first ever McLean High Schools Athletic Hall of Fame. (where he taught/coached and where i went to high school). I really wish i could've been there to see it and my family and i was super bummed that i was 3000 miles away when it happened.

Luckily a guy in my homeward back in McLean is the one who did the hall of fame and posted a video of it.

so here it is! - my dad starts at about 8Minute13sec mark.

Dulany loved watching Gramps on there and even yelled out a "WOO HOO!" when he got called up. She also go upset and wanted "more gwamps!" when the video was done.

Just wanted to post and say that im a proud daughter of my dad and wish i was there to support him!

ps. im officially homesick after seeing this.

Friday, November 4, 2011


(seriously, they are soo cute. i love them. a lot.)

so daddy had the day off from class and work today and we went to the store and bought ingredients to make pizza for lunch. Well sure enough Dulany went and got the chair and asked to help. She loved to roll out the dough and put the sauce and cheese on and she was pretty upset when we had to put it in the oven. It was pretty cute. im glad she got to use her apron too.