Rollin' with the Roby's


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hanna's backhandspring...

There is no better feeling when you see your kids face light up after accomplishing a goal...and that was the case at hanna's last gymnastics class on tuesday, jan 24, 2017!!
she did her backhand spring all by herself..and was absolutely glowing and all smiles!
she could not have been more excited and so proud!!
and I was sooo exstatic for her b/c I knew how much she wanted to do it by herself! 

sometimes at the end of class they get to work on back handsprings..but since they are in competiton season they have been focusing more on their meet routines that recreational stuff...
so, yesterday when they got to practice them hanna was so excited! 

She had gone a couple times and then needed to go to the bathroom..and asked for help..and first off, that is super unusual..the queen of independnce never asks for my help in doing things..she always just finds a way...b/c she, in her head, think she's a mommy..haha! 
so, i went with her, confused the whole time why I was in there "helping," but she explained how she really wanted coach S to just put one finger behind her back and not her hand. I told her she just has to keep practicing and that will happen...
she finished, washed her hands and when it was her turn again..she DID IT!!! and got to do a few more to show everyone.  HER FACE LIT UP!!!
and when you are there for 3 hours a week..parents and sibs become like family..haha...so, everyone was cheering for her..it was so neat! 
after practice she got to go on the tramp and do them..insert...BIG HIGH!! she was 100% over the moon excited!! 

So proud of my little girl in how she accomplished her goal.!!

Naturally, I am terrified b/c she will want to do them all.the.time..on any surface..and she's just not there yet..but her lack of fear won't stop her. 

Of course, when we get in the car and travis had called she immediately wanted to tell him his response , after congratulating her..said, "hanna, you can only do those at gymnastics or with mommy and daddy." lol..he too had the same fear..lol! once a monkey, always a monkey! 



proud of you hanna james.

Jake is 6M....



Happy 1/2 birthday to our little Jake...can't believe that he is officially closer to 1..than a NB...(b/c I'm a week late)...AHHH!!

He is such a sweet little bundle and gives the biggest smiles! 
Weighs: 15.8 lbs and 27" tall. 
He's eating every 3 hours now...(that hour is a huge difference..haha)...still not close to sleeping through the night..but, hopefully will soon!  :) 
Still not a fan..i mean, not even close, to liking table food.  I have tried a plethera of foods...and he really only tolerates, ritz crackers, hawaiaan rolls, blueberries and apple sauce and a little squash and some baby yogurt melts.
The rest is just not happening!!!

Separation anxiety has kicked in and does not like when I leave his sight.
I actually, stole borrowed ;) my parents walker so he can be around me, in a standing position at all times..bc I am typically always in the kitchen...and our jumper is in the den! 
He loves that..and the adventures he gets to go on when bigs are home..haha! Hold on tight, Jake. 

Sleeping has become optional in his book...as he's refusing naps and bedtimes..so, that's always fun! ha!
still gnaws like crazy on everything.and drools like crazy..but, no signs of teeth. 

He'll get up on all 4's and rock..but then falls down. ..instead he "swims"..he gets on his belly and wails his arms and legs around..he works so hard.yet it doesn't get him anywhere! haha!

I love when he turns and puts his head in my shoulder area and nestles in...melts me everytime!

Happy 1/2 birthday, Jake!!


Can't be a boy in our family if you don't love mallards..haha...
He loved watching the ducks at the pond..

"swimming" lol..


eyes are a greenish/blusish tent...


BIG smiles...





This poor little boy...he not only has the mommmarazzi but also sisterazzi!! lol..


although the cowboys lost their playoff game..insert sad face...what a bummer of an ending..we were all smiles for turning 6M!!





loves playing with his toes...



time for a check up....he is doing great!!


he doesn't like to sit...or lay still...so, had to let him get some wiggles out so they could finish the exam...and get his length..haha..

a boy in a card...LOVE!! hehe! 


but when he does finally sleep...there is nothing sweeter!!!




food attempts...
sweet potatoes..no thanks..


puffs...not a big fan....however, lately, he's tolerating a lot more..


teething biscuits..didnt' like at first..but since has a little more appreciation..


He had his first visit to the park...naturally, it was super windy..but he still enjoyed some sunshine..



He gets so cracked up when tickling his ribs or under chin and arm area...it makes me laugh and smile so much! 

Jake Thayer...we love you sooo much!!



Monday, January 9, 2017

Christmas at Greatwolf..

The Lankford side of christmas was held at Greatwolf lodge this year...we changed some thing up and decided instead of a bunch of gifts..we would just do a trip. It was a great time and the Kids absolutely loved it...it had been booked back in the summer..or maybe even before that...so, the kids could not wait to get there...and it was nice only coming home with a few gifts...vs a ton! win..win! 
We got there thursday at lunch...and all met for lunch..and even had some wonderful friends , who were, ironically, in the area...stop in and say hi...made our trip..and gave hanna the biggest smile! 
so, we played thursday night..all day friday and left sat morning. (NYE) after a trip to legoland and rainforest cafe. 
The girls had a morning at the spa..so they boys got a treat at legoland. 
the dads got to venture out to bass pro..and when they got back the ladies got to venture over to messina hoff winery for some girl time. IT was fabulous. 
It was the perfect length of stay..and we all had a great time. 
Travis of course, loved the rides just as much as the kids...they had rides for all sizes...that was so nice! 
so, he and hanna rode most together..


and claire stayed in her little area...and had a ball..
























the first night when going up to our room we just happened to run into the wolf...kids loved it!!




even jake was all smiles..:) 


got cleaned up, dinner and opened a few presents before heading down for story time..

present time...


my sister found the cutest books that fit the girls personalities perfectly...
our animal loving princess...





break in presents for story time...

they made it snow..it was so cute..





girls met violet afterwards..boys didn't want their pic with a girl..lol 




jake was ready for bed...so, he headed up with mom-mom...


this girl cracks me up...she asked me to take a picture of just her...and this was the pose she did..lol! 

so, naturally, hanna followed...

back to presents..



rewind to when we got there..lol...check in took awhile..there was just a few people there..haha!



boys were sooooo excited about the bunk beds...they had been anticipating these rooms for a long time...thanks to commercials..ha! 



me and my boys..




mommy and me mani and pedis...with ice cream afterwards...




the boys hit up the acrade while girls were pampered..


Jake's first time in water...


i relieved travis of his dad duties..haha..and rode some rides with hanna..


we were all tuckered out by the end of that day...sweet claire slept on grandpa for awhile..and then moved to the lounge chair...

girls night out..haha! (more like an hour or so..haha)...










saturday morning, headed to grapevine mills for legoland and lunch...

grandpa and his girls..


boys were in heaven..
poor brady was just so torn..he just couldn't decide..haha! 


so, the girls built while we waited...


finally, decisions made..haha..


the whole crew at rainforest cafe...
note to self..next time we are sharing plates..those were some huge portions...haha! 


all done, and heading our separate ways...



perfect ending to our christmas...
hanna told me while walking to the car, " mommy, my eyes are watering b/c I don't want everyone to leave." haha..sooo sweet! 

and not 10 min after we left...lights out for all..including Ty..man, we were tired! ha! 


we ended up deciding on cutting our travel time and headed to lake..cut out a few hours..
we had big plans to stay up until midnight...
but we lasted until about 9:30..lol..and we were out! 
means, it was a successful christmas trip...a week long, fun-filled christmas break! 


1500 miles later, we made it home the next day! 
had 2 days to get out stuff situated..monday the kids all played so nicely with all their toys (first time they really had a chance to see everything they got..haha)..I even had a shower and got ready ALL BY MYSELF...that never happens!! haha! 

Merry christmas and happy new year...