Saturday, December 1, 2007

The first snow!!

It snowed this week and the kids ran right out. (the adults remember what it is like and stayed inside.)
It snowed again today and they all ran out. It was so great. I am excited that they are interested in shoveling.

When Kyle lives with us

Kyle is a trickster. When he stays with us you never know what funny things will happen. This is how Colby found his stuffed animal posing on his bed the other day.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Family Fall Fotos

We took a couple of trips to the duck park to take pictures. These are not the best ones though, we are saving those for later.

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hockey night!

Kyle and Shelby and Kaden took us to a hockey game last night, it was so fun. We have never done that before. It could not have been a better game. The Grizzlies were down 4-2 with 12 minutes left, came back and tied it up with 14 seconds left. Then won in overtime. We were so exicited. The Grizzlies even won the fights.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A home for Kaden!

Kyle and Shelby found a home. After looking through over 30 homes they finally found the one for them. It is in Syracuse, a few minutes away from us and has a giant back yard and lots of extras. There is a park across the street and a church nearby. We have had fun having them stay with us but are excited for them to have a place of their own.

You're fired

The kids recently went to the firestation. They had a great time playing in the water and looking at shiny things.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Greatest FHE ever

We went to the Corn Maze last night for FHE. It was awesome. We went with the other Robb's and the Changs. There were slides and jumpy things. Piles of corn, and of course a corn maze. We only got lost once. As Kaden says, it was "so great". We have gone two years now, it is a great tradition.

How much does it poop?

Our friends had a pregnant Guinea Pig. So now we have a Guinea Pig. (and one less friend). We named it "Magenta" even though it isn't magenta. But on the movie "Sky High" there is a Guinea Pig named "Magenta" - so ours is too.

Colby would like to keep track of how much it poops. You know, weigh the poop daily, store it, etc. I think there are other science projects we could be doing.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Great and Dreadful Day

Today Kerry and I walked the kids to their first day of school for this year. Tanner is in 5th grade, Colby in 3rd, and Sadie in Kindergarten. (Kerry is very excited to have a couple of hours all to herself. ) I can't believe our baby is in school. I also can't believe Tanner is in the 5th grade. That seems so grown up. They are all so grown up.

Monday, July 30, 2007

EFY Friends

Last week Kerry and I went to BYU for EFY. It was really fun being with together and being with the students. We only had 300 people or so at our session, (I like the energy of the big 1200 kids sessions) but it was really fun anyway. They were from all over the states and even some from other countries. Kerry did a great job on her talks, and mine all went well too. (I think the secret is to stay in the scriptures.) I like teaching and being with the teenagers, but I really enjoy my time with the young adults who make up the team of counselors. It is so neat to see them at the edge of adult things and wondering what to do. Now that they are older they all think they are at the "end of all their troubles", little do they know. I can't wait to see what happens to them.

We met some great new friends, Jon H. and Alyssa C. Our new BFF's. Jon is missing an "h", but we love him anyway. I hope he got to finally go to the Transformer movie and read Harry Potter.

Brian and Meggie. We think they should get married. Doesn't this look like an engagement picture? (She later ate that cookie)

We also got to see Alycesun C., a friend from last summer, who was nice enough to stop by and say "hi". We love her. Aly and Alyssa are going to room together. The boys better watch out. Heartbreakers.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Trek 2007

Kerry and I recently went on trek. We went to Martins Cove for 3 days. It was a great experience being on sacred ground with the YM and YW of our ward and stake. It involved a lot of being outside, which I normally don't enjoy, but we had a lot of fun. It was very hard and long, but there was also a great feeling to the place and the whole trip. I don't understand how the pioneers did it. We were only there 3 days and we were losing people to the heat and dehydration left and right. Our medical staff stayed very busy.

We pushed and pulled our handcart all over the place. Miles and miles. We gained a better appreciation for the song, "Pioneer children sang as they walked and walked and walked and walked and walked..."

We wore pioneer costumes for the three days. Kinda.

At one point, they separated the men from the women to simulate the men going off to march in the "Mormon Battalion". So the women had to push the handcart up the biggest hill. Kerry was a real trooper and probably could have done it by herself, with the kids in the back yelling "are we there yet?"

Even with all the work, the hardest part was the 6 hour school bus ride to get there. It was so long. But it gave us time to practice sign language with the others. (Kerry and I are both working on it. I think I am a little obsessed.)Anyway, yea Trek! Only three years until the next one. Which Tanner will be old enough to go to. That will be awesome.

Friday, July 6, 2007

The Bishop's Office

A couple of months ago our ward had a "Ward Movie Night." Each auxiliary had to make a funny movie. This is what the bishopric came up with. We won “best picture.” It is pretty silly. (you have to wait for a few seconds for it to start)

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Utah Summer Games

I went to the Utah Summer Games this last week. I have been planning on this for nearly a year. I was so excited. It ended up being so disapointing. Because my belt and age are both so advanced, there wasn't anyone else in my brackets. So, I got gold medals, first place out of one person. They let me compete anyway, but it was meaningless. Here are some videos.

My form demonstration.

My weapons demonstration

Sparring round 1. (I'm in black)

Round 2

I am not sure I ever want to do this again. It was fun because it was karate, but the way the whole thing was run was pretty disapointing. Not only was there no one to compete with, but whenever judges are involved it is pretty wierd. But, I got 3 medals, and a t-shirt. It was such a long day, but it was really nice to be with Kerry. She was a real peach to drive with me 4 hours each way, then sit there all day to watch me for 5 minutes.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Family Fotos

We had a chance to take some pictures. We had a little trouble with Kyle and Kaden, but they turned out nice.

An Eight Year Head Start

One reason we had so many vistors this weekend was it was Colby's baptism. He is such a good boy and has been very serious about this big day. He prayed about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and said he heard a voice say, "yes". We had even more visitors, like the Sainsbury's and the Chang's. We appreciate everyones support.

A House Full

We had lots of Robbs at our house this weekend. It was great. We were very glad that everyones vacations worked out so they could all come and visit at the same time. We had our 5, and Grandma Robb, Kyle, Shelby, Kaden, Adam, Angela, Brylan, Dysan, Makea, Devon, Michelle, and Grandpa. We had so much fun on the trampoline, in the swimming pool, badmitton, and turned the karate room into a dorm room for the kids.