Rollin' with the Roby's


Friday, March 28, 2014

Tball Time...

Well, it's finally here...the day Travis has dreamt about for 4 years...Tball season! ha!
Ty made the age cut for 4 year old tball..and let's just say...it's a lot of chaotic cuteness...all the little boys look adorable in their baseball uniforms...but, they all have a lot of learning to do..ha!
There are soooo many kids in tball this year.(thanks to the oil boom and the abundance of people in this town). Ty's team has 14 kids..woa! and there are around 30 teams  broken into 3 divisions...somehow with the abundance of teams his team got put in division 2 with the 5-6 year olds...and we have a young team...but, it's still fun. 
They play 3 innings where each kid gets to bat..they play outs but the whole team gets to bat...
the first game I don't think we got any runners out...but this last out they got several out...so that was exciting~!
They just switch around on the field. but there is a lot of downtime which makes kids play in the dirt, throw gloves around, etc...the typical tball scenario! ha!, but, it's cute. 
His league are names from triple A teams..so we are the ever intimidating, Muckdogs, (which apparently, is a team in upstate NY).  The hats and shirts do not match..but at opening ceremonies we saw another team had our hats..so, guess the league messed up on that...oh well...

Ty is number 7 just like his daddy was... :)

our lovely uniforms... 

 First day of practice...they practiced 2 days a week for oh, about 2-3 weeks and now that the season started they no longer have practice :)

Before the season began they had opening ceremonies to introduce all the teams...and it was at our triple A baseball stadium....so Ty thought that was pretty cool.

There's his team...with our favorite coach (Travis) at the caboose...herding his cats..haha.



and my favorite little player..





Coach, Ty and the best little cheerleader! 



Their games are played m/w at 6....
The first game was a gorgeous day! 
Ty played pitcher and 3rd baseman..(if you call it that..haha)..




fielded a couple of balls and threw it to first...


hit the ball all three at bats..



run, ty, run..

on first..

running home...


yay, ty!



the teams cutest cheerleaders...



the boys favorite part of the dugout…climbing the fence..


game over! phew!


The second game I was "Dugout mom" which includes the after game snacks….
so, homemade graham cracker baseballs and power-ade…definitely a poor job on the baseball laces…but, the small amount of time I had..i figured little boys didn't care..haha…probably didn't even notice.haha.


let me tell you..dugout mom is no joke! phew! 
dugout mom is in charge of getting all the kids in sync with the lineup…batting helmets, bats, and then finding their glove and hat to get on field….it's crazy..and add a screaming infant and toddler and a husband who is the coach = one chaotic mess! haha! one hand holding pacifier in claire's mouth, yelling kids names to lineup..haha…probably was hilarious to others! luckily, claire was saved by a grandma in training and my mom made it to the game for the last inning to help with hanna! let's just say, I was glad to serve my roll..but, glad it was over! haha! 
So…not many pics from that game…



Ty played first base for a while…
was thrown out at first 2 times..but never helps when he hits it to first..
They did so much better than last game….and it went faster too..only an hour (first game was hour and half)….
and the wind was howling…my face still feels wind blown! 
but we all survived.
and they did great!


until next week!! :)

GO MUCKDOGS!!!! #7 on the field #1 in my heart….GO TY! 














Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy 31st, Trav!



Today, 31 years ago....the man God chose for me to marry was born..and I am so grateful that he was! He definitely makes life way more exciting...he always makes me (and others) laugh, full of life, loves to hunt and fish but works at a desk all day to provide for our family! :) We appreciate him more than he knows..and love him very much! 

This year we are separate places(me and kids in abilene for bradys' bday and Trav in houston for a friends wedding shower) for his bday... so we celebrated a little all week!

Ty and Hanna went to Abilene on wednesday night so we celebrated his birthday Tuesday!

We started by surprising him at work with peanut butter cookies with chocolate frosting...
and let me tell you...it is VERY HARD to surprise him at work..b/c you have to have a special key to get into the office and to go on the elevators...so..that makes it very difficult to surprise! haha..we have actually tried many times and it never works out...
This year, we got lucky and a co-worker was coming in too and let us in! PHEW! So, ty and hanna interrupted his work phone call and although Trav was very busy he took the time to stop and chat with us...and passed out cookies to the co-workers that came to see what the commotion was all about! haha.
Since we had already interrupted his work he decided to come eat lunch with us...the kids got to choose...so of course..it was chick fil a!

claire was there too..but asleep in her carseat!



That night we had his "birthday party." Ty and hanna were in charge of putting his gifts in the bag...and they wanted to fold them neatly for their daddy! :) so sweet! 


Then they were on the look out for daddy...
We were continuing our surprise day by having his favorite foods for supper..pizza and peanut butter chocolate cake!
I had run out of PB and I needed more for the icing...so, we went to get more PB when it was time to pick up the pizza..so, I was hurrying getting the cake finished before he came home..so, ty and hanna were watching for him..haha! They were.SO.EXCITED. to surprise him..


after several false alarms...daddy finally walked through his streamers and balloons and heard the "happy birthday" song by 2 wonderful singers! 

and this drooling little girl... (like i said, I was in a hurry..so claire stayed contently in her carseat until I finished the cake..hehe).


3 of travis' favorite..all with the letter P...Pizza, PB chocolate cake and Presents..haha


The cake was absolutely delicious..here's the recipe


Ty even tied a balloon to "daddy's chair" for his bday..but he ended up sitting there..haha! (btw...the balloons were from ty's party..and there was the lone balloon that still had helium in it! haha).



We had such a fun night (and day) in honor of JTR! the night ended with us all in our bed watching JAWS...YES..even ty and hanna..just ask them about the man swimming! hahahahaha! Sooo shocked they didn't have nightmares that night! haha! they only saw a little bit of it but it just happened to be when a swimmers leg got bitten off! OH DEAR!! perfect! ha!
Not the movie I would prefer my kids to see at 2 and 4..but, nevertheless...they did! ha!

Wednesday night after I got home from dropping off ty and hanna

(the girls singing, "Let it Go."....my sister played it for them and looked back and said Hanna had her microphone out and hand in the air dancing...and then sophi did the same...haha! who doesn't love that song).


..and trav got home from tball practice...we just sat in silence and just talked for a good hour or so...without.any,interruptions! soooo nice! and claire even slept all night! woohoo!
Thursday, since my mom was off for spring break she treated us to lunch...and my parents watched Claire that night while we had another un-interrupted dinner! so lovely..and super delicious!
unfortunately, this little snuggle bunny has a sinus infection...boo! but, still puts on a smile! 


I am about to take Trav to the airport where he'll land in houston at 9:35 and spend the rest of the day fishing with his best friend....a wonderful birthday for him...in fact, he'll get to fish several days, spend time with his family and friends and come back monday! perfect way to spend his 31st birthday!
Happy Birthday, Travis! We love you!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Claire, 4 months...



Today, our little Claire Bear is 4 months old....time is flying!
She is such a happy baby and loves/has to have someone talking to her at all times. Not good at quiet time..haha...but, lucky for her, she doesn't have a problem with that with her 2 older sibs. 
At 4 months...
-size 3-6M clothing
-size 2 diapers
-favorite toy: her fist...constantly in her mouth. I try chew toys..but she prefers her fist! 
-has a great grip...especially on hair.
-blue eyes, brown hair
-still eats every 2 hours during day and anywhere from 3-5 hours at night.
-can roll from back to tummy and vice versa
-just goes with the flow...
-already gets distracted when eats...no talking for mommy and if tv is on it must be low sound.



"think i will relax a bit, mommy."


There's that big smile and dimple...












Sweet, sweet baby whom we love very much!