Friday, June 25, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Peek-A-Boo...

I see you!

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Until next time...

Monday, June 21, 2010

What do you do on a rainy morning?

Here is how we spent ours...
Playing tractors in Reba's bed!

Until next time...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Amana Tractor Shows

Today we headed to Homestead (one of the 7 Amana colonies) for the Annual Minneapolis-Moline Reunion, and then we venutred to Middle Amana where the Allis-Chalmers show was also being held.
Although the show was for MM and AC, the first vendor we came across was Wally's Tractor Hats. This is the same guy where I bought Dallas' Oliver hat for his birthday. Right away, Doug and I spotted this hat and thought a special little girl needed it...
Those farmer's will tinker and modify anything! (in case you can't tell, that's a picnic table on the flatbed)
In previous years, the MM and AC shows were both in Homestead, so when the parade started the MM's would come from one direction and the AC's would come from the other. This year, as mentioned before, the AC's were in Middle Amana; therefore, the parade only consisted of MM's. It was still a great time and Dallas walked away with a couple handfuls of candy!
While in the Amana's we did a little garage sale shopping! You just can't beat the prices there...
13 items for around $5...one pair of jeans for Dallas and the rest are jeans, shorts, skirts, & summer outfits for Reba
Until next time...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Movie Night

Looking for a good movie or two to watch this weekend? I've got some for you starring no other than Dallas!

Look at What I can Do

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Boys will be Boys

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Until next time...

Fun Friday Foto


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Reba ~ 7 months old

I know I keep saying it...but I just can't believe how fast time is going and how "old" this little girl is getting to be.

Reba is babbling all the time, and she is getting really good at repeating her "mu-mu-mu" sounds. I just know she is saying "Momma" *wink*

I will probably jinx myself by saying this, but Reba has been sleeping 12 hours very consistently. She has also been going to be earlier than normal (10 p.m. or even before!) This is very helpful to Momma.

Some things Reba is doing new this month...
  • eating cereals
  • trying applesauce
  • grabbing for anything and everything
  • putting anything and everything in her mouth
  • cutting teeth (she now has her front lower two teeth)
  • drooling constantly
  • refusing to take a bottle :(
  • moving up to size 3 diapers
  • pulling her brother's hair
  • laughing a lot
  • blowing raspberries a lot
  • making new friends
  • and the list goes on...
Here are a few more pictures I have been meaning to post...

Reba loves to play with the tractors after Dallas has gone to bedShe also loves to curl up with a good book (and her thumb)and finally, Reba and her BFF, Madeline Walker
Madeline's mommy and daddy met at our wedding and were married a year later. They welcomed Madeline to their family in the middle of April. We were able to visit and meet Madeline while in Indiana a couple weekends back.

Until next time...

Back in Business

Last night, Doug and I were finally able to finish the swing set! (It looks as though my guess of 6-12 weeks wasn't too far off.) The kids were super excited. They were able to play for about half an hour last night, and then we were back out there this morning before the latest storm blew through. Just look at these smiles...
For those of you wondering...yes, we did stake down the set this time. We still have to put the water sealant on, as well as the tarps, but it is finally usable! I have a video of Dallas climbing the rock wall and going down the slide, but my internet is being very frustrating today! So, it will have to be another time when I post it.

Until next time...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Funny, Yummy, Yucky Story Round-Up

The Funny Story...
Yesterday while I created the signs for Gram's birthday, Dallas wanted to color too. I gave him a piece of a paper and a marker. I then gave him another marker after realizing the first one was dried out. Here is the masterpiece Dallas created (on the paper)... ...and the masterpiece he created on himself.
Good thing they are washable markers!

The Yummy Story...
We have lots of juicy, red strawberries in our garden right now. I have froze about 2 gallons worth thus far, and we have had ice cream and strawberries about every night while watching Thomas the Tank.

I have never made a strawberry pie, but I thought I would give it a try while I had so many fresh berries.

Thanks to the help of my good friend Betty*, this was what I came up with...
It was a very easy recipe, and the result was heavenly - the secret I think is the layer of cream cheese under the strawberries!
*Betty mentioned in this story is my Betty Crocker Cookbook*

The Yucky Story...
Last Friday, Dallas woke up with a fever of 103! I gave him Tylenol right away, called the doctor, and followed their directions: cool rag to head, t-shirt only, no blanket, etc. They also said if he was still feverish on Saturday to bring him in to the office. His temperature dropped to around 100 by noon, and he was actually up and playing tractors. After nap time, his temperature was back around 103. More Tylenol and he was feeling better in no time. On Saturday morning, he woke up fever free!

As for me, I got to feeling bad late Saturday morning, and I got progressively worse as the day went on. I did not have a fever, but I ached all over. I had a sore, stiff neck, shooting pain down my ears, and it hurt badly to swallow. By Saturday evening, I noticed white spots on my tonsils. Sunday morning, my aches had went away, but my throat was still very sore and it hurt to swallow. I decided I would call the doctor Monday morning because I thought I had strep throat. Also on Sunday evening, I noticed red bumps on my fingers. They felt as though I had splinters...very strange.

Monday morning I called the doctor, and yes, she had time that afternoon to see me. Later in the morning while getting Dallas dressed, I noticed he had the same kinds of red bumps on his feet...really strange. At the doctor's office I made the comment about these bumps, but I didn't know if they were related.

The diagnosis: Yes, the bumps, Dallas' fever, and my soreness were all related! Dallas and I have Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease. We are feeling better, and trying our best not to pass it along to Doug and Reba. This morning, I noticed Dallas having a few bumps on his hands and I have them on my feet. We have no idea where we picked this up...it could be a multiple number of places. Unfortunately, there is no treatment, we just have to let it run its course.

(I tried to take some pictures of our bumpy feet and hands, but they didn't turn out well. Plus, you probably don't really want to see them. If you do, you can always "google it". Just beware there are lots of extreme case pictures out there.)

The doctor is most worried about Dallas not eating and/or drinking if he develops the bumps in his mouth (like me, which is why it is so painful to swallow). So...the doctor suggested a "liquid" diet if needed: ice cream, Popsicles, yogurt, pudding, jell-o, applesauce, etc. I'm sure Dallas is going to hate that!

So...there you have it. Our Funny, Yummy, Yucky Stories.

Until next time...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Until next time...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fun Friday Foto

It has happened already...
...Reba fell asleep at the table.

Until next time...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Robertson Reunion

On Saturday, we headed down to Shaffer Lake (Hope, IN) for a Robertson Reunion. It was so much fun to visit with everyone. There was lots and lots of awesome food, great weather, and many laughs. Enjoy the pictures!

This may look like Dallas and Austin are working together to figure out the gate, but Austin was trying to open it and Dallas kept shutting it!
Cindy was finally able to get Reba to sleep
Jump in...the water's great! (L-R: Reba, Luke, Didi, Austin, Kathleen, George Martin, Rajean, Dallas, Brooke and Nikki)
Dallas and I chilling on the lake
Dad decided to join in the fun - Dallas was one cool dude in his sunglasses
Reba loved splashing too
Lazy River...I mean Lake
I took Dallas out on the tube...poor guy fell asleep!
Lots of sunshine + Fun times in the water = One very tired little boy
Reba and George Martin had a fun time playing together
Until Reba stole the Gatorade bottle
It was all good once we found a second bottle!
Dallas loved the squirt guns...especially when he figured out how to use them!
The youngest generation of "Robertson's"
(This is half of the great-grandkids. Grandpa is up to 11 great-grandkids, with 2 on the way this fall. )
(L-R: Dallas, Reba, Austin, Vanessa, Juan, and George Martin)

A little more playing and dancing before leaving...
Until next time...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Friday Night at Grandpa and Gram's

When we arrived in Indiana on Friday night, we went to Grandpa and Gram Bergman's. After eating supper, the kiddos wanted to go play on the tractor and lawn mowers...

Reba driving the B
Riding with Dad
Dad being a kid again
Grandpa and Reba watching Dad being silly
Reba riding with Grandpa
Gram was able to feed Reba her cereal that night
Gram and her babies
Until next time...
(I'm not sure why I don't have a picture of Dallas on the tractors...he was on them the entire time!)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

We Survived the Weekend

This past weekend we traveled to Indiana! We had such a wonderful time, and we got to see and visit with lots of family. Here are a few pictures to hold you over until I can upload more.

Dallas and Reba taking a ride at Grandpa and Gram's house...
Reba cut two teeth on the bottom this last week - the cold cup felt great on her gums...
This little man had a blast at the family reunion on Saturday...
We were all pretty tired after the non-stop fun. The kiddos were asleep before we got out of Shelby County on Monday morning. They both slept until we got to Peoria, IL!!! Dallas was then awake for the rest of the drive, but Reba went back to sleep after getting something to eat. They both slept in this morning, and they are each taking a big afternoon nap! Getting spoiled by grandparents sure is rough...
Until next time...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun Friday Fotos

We had supper around a campfire Monday evening...of course, you can't have a campfire without s'mores!
Yesterday, Dallas wanted to hold Reba after finishing his afternoon snack. I asked him to give her a hug...
Miss Reba has moved up to the big girl high chair!
While packing for Indiana, I caught the kiddos "playing together" (for those that have never been to my house...yes, that is pink [borderline shag] carpet in my bedroom)
Until next time...