Rollin' with the Roby's


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas in Katy...



Guess Santa thought kids were good all year and they woke up to presents...hanna of course, came in our bed..and didn't even see them..but poor ty was too terrified and we had to go get him about 6:30! haha! they loved them all and got to play for a little bit while we loaded the car..so we could head to Katy...well, actually flushear now..but, that will take some time getting use to..especially for trav! haha!


 Picked a few of their smaller toys to take and hit the road...they actually all did great..and claire seemed to LOVE being turned around in her new car seat! 

Once we got there we seemed to immediately open presents ...once again, a great christmas...somehow I managed to not get one single picture of christmas day night! boo! so much going on i guess...but, we all had a great time. After a nice dinner and the kids were in bed, we watched  Top Gun in 3D in their new theater room..so nice.

The next day, we beat the rain and went on a little "alligator hunt" in their nearby conservational area...where there really have been alligators spotted! Although, Ty tried his hardest to spy one, we had no luck..but saw tons of ducks..some cows, cute little calves and a few longhorns..so..pretty successful walk!






Then Trav, claire and I traveled into Houston to visit his nana and granddaddy...
Still loving her big girl seat...and enjoyed just looking out the window!
Such a wonderful visit and Claire enjoyed getting one-on one time with her gigi and great-granddaddy!



After that, we brought them back to katy with us where we went to Ashley's house and cooked out hamburgers...and Ty was excited since his cousin M &S came over...boys!!! We had a great visit and the kids had a blast...

The next day we traveled back into houston to visit Jenn's new house...absolutely gorgeous..and once again, all the kids got to play! After lunch, gamy and granddaddy took M-man back with them and me, trav and claire ventured out to Ikea!!! I went in by myself since claire was napping...and I didn't think trav would mind too much..haha..adn It was a success. I have been wanting a little lego type table for ty's room for awhile..and I spied one there online but have been unable to get it...and shipping was more than the table..haha...so, since we were in the neighborhood..we stopped..and I am glad we did..turns out the table is a huge hit! :) 

after ikea we stopped by one of travis' friends house to see their new place and their sweet baby girl! 
so great seeing them!

Back to gamy and granddaddy's! They just built and new house and it is beautiful...and definitely got broken it with all the kids in the house...but, I don't think anything was broken (hopefully) so, that is good...just lots of spills and little handprints everywhere! ha!


lots of foot sugars by granddaddy.

M got to spend the night...of course, of all times, it had to be rainy and windy...so they were couped up in a house for a day and a half...so we went to katy mills mall where they have a little tramp place. so cool..and everyone had a blast...and got some much needed energy out!








later that night all the cousins came over...always great to see them...but time always flies by way too quickly!
how cute are these kiddos. all under the age of 5!

and soon 2 more will be added to the group..another girl and boy.


All the girls loved cousin Jenn...giving her some girl time since she's surrounded by boys!


2 peas in a pod!


all the cousins...2 on the left are cooking the girl and boy!


every night, but the last (we were just too tired) we watched a movie in the theater room.


and trav got to get in a duck hunt...even though it was raining they managed to get this little family!but, more importantly, he just enjoyed being with his friends...always a great time for those guys!




We had to cut our trip short a night since the weather was getting cold and icy! so we missed the devine/roby christmas ...so sad. however, we were able to see a few of the family the morning before we left..and plan to see the rest when we travel back in a week. 

and glad we did..b/c lots of Ice here in midland! but it did have a few snow flurries..so, the kids wanted to play! and b/c we are all stir crazy...i let them! :) 









 all ready for the new year! 


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas 2014...

This year for christmas we stayed home for Santa to bring presents to our house...since Ty completely understands and questions everything about Santa...and then will travel to Houston, christmas day morning to be with our family there for a few days. 
Travis took the day before christmas eve off..and then will have several days off after...so, that's nice having him around (he might think otherwise..haha). 
Ty has been all about breakfast in bed..and is adamant about doing the cooking...I have not been to the grocery store since we haven't been home much and will not be for a few days...so, our choices are limited. My sister got me a waffle maker, that I asked for, for christmas..and ty has loved that. Christmas eve morning, since we ran out of pancake mix, he got to put a frozen waffle into the toaster..haha...that was good enough for him. haha.
I did a few last minute errands but otherwise, we just hung out...until after rest/ nap time...and presents were opened. 
It's kind of ironic...I am Christian...and grew up in a very Christian household..and Travis and I also lay a Christian Foundation..but, the 2 church services we seem to never make..are Easter and christmas...ha! But, we are there every other Sunday in the year! With our holiday plans we have our family christmas on christmas eve night..and therefore, don't make a christmas service! 
So, after we opened presents...we cooked dinner, had bath time and then kids hit the hay! 
Ty was trying to be strong and hold back the tears but he was scared he was going to see Santa..like he did last year...ha! Apparently, he "saw his bottom going up the chimney."
Since he, and now hanna, find their way in our bed in the middle of the night...ty was scared he was going to run into Santa again this year..haha! but, after many discussions and sitting by his bedside for awhile...he finally gave it up! ha!
But, yes, it is always difficult for "santa and mrs claus" to get their job done when the paranoia of your kids creeping to your room will get you busted! 
We didn't have too many toys to put together this year...that was nice. but we assembled them upstairs and while travis kept an eye out (nice one trav..haha) I brought the gifts downstairs! It worked! and at 9:30 we were in bed! haha! waiting and wondering when we will hear footsteps! 
I absolutely love giving my kids gifts and being santa and seeing their face light up...never gets old! 
So, trav and I are just as anxious for them to see their santa gives!

Claire is up...and ready to open presents...



one peek of the box and Ty got excited! Ty gets soooooo excited about his gifts..which just makes your heart warm and smile!

another nerf gun...our yards, house and car are covered in nerf bullets...but, yet, i get him more...Why? haha.



puzzles for claire! 


Hanna's violet came with the books that she will read aloud...but, hanna called them "baby books" and gave them to claire...and since claire LOVES books..it was perfect! Haha.




and the bow and arrow Ty was wanting! 




playdoh cupcakes...that I was served all night! :)


and hanna got an ergo baby for her baby dolls...and she tells me, "oh mommy, thank you..now I don't have to hold my baby all the time." lol. she cracks me up!





NT headphones...that are kid safe so he will keep it turned down! he loves listening to music on "his phone" or kindle..but I am constantly telling him to turn it down...so, he got these! haha! 


and claire got a "little violet" scout!


and a nursery set...



planes fire and rescue, dusty for ty!




waiting on santa...
hanna's list:
Sparkle baby doll...
Ty;s list:
Ninja turtle zip line
Fire Truck and helicopter legos


santa came...








WE hope you all have a very Merry Christmas...we certainly  have...and it will continue as we spend more time with family.