Saturday, June 19, 2010

A month away!

Wow, it is truly amazing how quickly a month can go by. Lots of things have happened over the past month, but we are all wonderful! Lots to catch up on - starting with Kate's 3rd birthday post (April 25 - yes I am so behind!!). We are loving life and I like to say I am living it - this means sometimes I get behind on preserving our memories. I have decided my kids will remember the moments I share with them and that is what creates and molds the beautiful young girls I have been blessed with. Yes, they will treasure the moments I capture on paper when they are older, but I would not trade my childhood memories for a hard copy anyday. Trying to live in the moment - not in the past or the future. God has given us now!! Oh, how I've changed over the year! This does not mean I do not have good intentions of capturing and recording as many moments as I can!!!

Catch up posts coming soon! Love to all!

Monday, May 17, 2010

All in a day's work

We are smooth sailing these days, but I cannot keep up with the blog like I want - story of my life I guess. I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do in my spare time (ha!) and currently I am working on digital scrapbooking. I have done a very lousy job with traditional scrapbooking since the girls came along - finally something to scrapbook and just do not seem to enjoy it as much nor have the time, but I really like the digital stuff. With all that being said, probably won't be updating the blog as much - not too different from the past year I guess, but writing it down for myself more than anything so I don't have to feel guilty - yes, I feel guilt over not updating my blog - HILLARIOUSLY SILLY!! I am going to make a goal of updating weekly just for family and friends to keep in touch with us and I know I have some readers that enjoy reading about the crazy's called the Robertson's!

Now on to the good stuff!


1. Cleaning up more diarrhea - cloth diapers, paper diapers, bathroom rug - disgusting!!!- than I ever dreamed possible when I first became a mom - poor Addison was sick today - hoping for a healthy girl tomorrow!

2. Waking my sleeping husband who is working nights currently to help retrieve a cheerio that was misplaced in a certain someone's nostril (Addison) - I tried but it was getting farther in not coming out! Thank goodness for my pediatrician husband who came to the rescue!

3. Placing Kate's prized Mother's Day Out crafts and coloring sheets on top of the car to be forgotten about - that is until I walked in the door at home and asked her what craft they did today - oops! I quickly changed the subject.

4. Rearranging my "pantry" - a linen closet- to find a cake mix I knew I put in there somewhere but just could not find - I FOUND IT! Sorry Chris cake will be done tomorrow!

5. Reading, Singing and Rocking my sweet Addison as she cuddles up next to me - I wonder how long this will last - I hope for a long, long, long time!

6. Reading and discussing books and bible stories with Kate and singing her "special" songs before bed. Laying next to her while she drifts off to sleep thinking about how fast time has gone.

7. Remembering how blessed I am and so thankful Chris is on vacation next week - yes, I am counting the days!! One more month and the dreaded intern year is over - time truly does fly when life is crazy and full of fun!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Kate and Addison

Kate, you came into my life over three years ago. You officially gave me the title "mommy". You changed me from the moment I laid eyes on you. Kate you have taught me how to love more than I ever thought possible, not to sweat the small stuff and that laughing feels so much better than crying. Over the past three years as your mommy I have come a long way. Concerns of napping and ounces in have turned to concerns of learning numbers and letters. You bring so much color and enthusiasm to our family. You crack me up with your newest sayings and discussions with inanimate objects. You can tell quite the story and almost make a believer out of me. God has great things in store for you. I never dreamed the baby I held in my arms on April 25, 2007, would be an independent, free spirited, fun-loving little girl like you. I love you!

Addison, from the time I carried you life was full of questions. From extreme morning sickness to where I would deliever you to where would I bring you home. You rocked our world early on and continue to do so. You screamed on the way out and screamed for the first 3 months of your life - poor baby in so much pain and I did not even know. Addison you changed me as a mother. You taught me to stop and smell the roses. You gave me the opportunity to really embrace motherhood and seize the opportunities - they can go so fast. God sent you to me and I am so thankful that you changed me. I love rocking you each night as you cuddle up next to me. You are quite the little firecracker and stand your own. You are just as independent as your sister and I have a feeling parenting Kate first was to prepare us for you. You are so loved!

To my sweet girls. Motherhood is more than I ever dreamed it would be. I would be lost without you! Always remember you are the daughters of the greatest King!

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4

Monday, April 19, 2010

love my girls

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Easter photo shoot

Here's to all the women who attempted to take a "family" picture on Easter Sunday by themselves! As you can see we gave it a shot and did the best we could - love it! What memories. Never dreamed I would EVER take my girls to church on Easter Sunday (or church for that matter - cannot remember the last time Chris was able to attend with us - not by his choice I can assure you!!!) by myself, but I did and was privileged to do so. The journey of residency has taken our family to places I never thought possible, but how we've grown and changed and how blessed I am. Aren't they beautiful!

Friday, April 16, 2010

okay folks

I feel like all of my posts lately revolve around the same thing - where has time gone....

Chris was off on Thursday so I took the girls to MDO - I know bad of me, but I needed the break and even when Chris is home there is not much of a break for mommy!! He still saw them far more than a normal day! Anyway, we tackeled the unthinkable - 5 boxes of paper that has been accumulating since we moved. Papers from when we sold our house, bills, Addison's birth certificate information and oh yes the social security card information.

While on that note - do you realize we, the Robertson's, organized (in a past life) Sara were forced to file an extension on our taxes because we did not have a SSN for Addison - how embarassing she is nearly 10 months old.

With all this being said - it is so refreshing to have uncovered the mess. It is finished we are finally settled and officially unpacked.

I have so many pics and stories to share, but our silly computer will not upload them. Trying to work out the issues and hopefully we'll be up and running soon.

I miss blogging about the girls and our life more regularly, but man it is crazy around here. Everyone says intern year is the hardest - they better not be lying! We are almost there - so close I can taste it.

Here's to finishing whatever it is that drives you crazy. All my boxes are gone, so now it's the computer/pic problem for me!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stomach bug from... and a few other tidbits

The Robertson's have been under the weather to say the least this week. Kate woke up vomitting on Sunday night and poor thing she is still having diarrhea - acts like she is feeling better, but still not eating. Chris and I both had a milder version - thank goodness but it has been a long week!

On a lighter note - I am really beginning to like Little Rock. When we moved out here (almost a year ago) everyone said it would take a year to really get used to a new town - well, I can verify that. I honestly hated it at first and felt so alone, but I have made friends, gotten involved with bible study and church activities and honestly Little Rock finally feels like home!!

I am finally getting sleep - two weeks ago on a Sunday evening I had had it (those of you who facebook might recall a status update that was somewhat um a downer!!) Anyway, I finally let Addison cry it out and it has paid off. She cried 45 minutes the first night and about 20 minutes the next few (not many) and before I knew it the girl was laying down on her own for naps and bed time and SLEEPING all night (12 hours) most nights - not always!!! I am here to tell you, sleep is precious. I had no idea how exhausted I was from getting up every 2-3 hours for 9 months! So, some of you are thinking my success is unfair - I agree - at 9 months most kids probably would have fought harder. I guess Addison was meant to be a good sleeper, but I just could no let her be - I needed the assurance of having her in my arms. By the way, I still rock her for 10 minutes or so - LOVE IT!!

The blog is getting a little word heavy and no pics - well, I tried to upload pics and the computer was giving me fits. It truly is ancient and I need to get things switched over to the current laptop, but as you know that is a huge undertaking. I'll try again when I have a FREE moment (laugh out loud - what mother, especially a resident's wife has free time!!)

Hope all are well. Have been out of cyber land for a while, so I have some catching up to do. Have a happy weekend - Chris is off tomorrow and the parents are coming in for a visit - OH HAPPY DAY!