6.30.2008

Top 25

Here it is.
I've tweaked, modified, and started my summer to do list.

Hey, why don’t you join us, it’ll be great!
(no particular order)

1- Go for a horse ride with Dean
2- Pull off a successful Roberts family reunion
3- Hike the “Y” with the kids
4- Get a tan
5- Go Geocaching (any advice?)
6- Read The Great Brain out loud to the kids.
7- Attend the Castle Valley Pageant
8- Hike up to “Sliding Rock” in Alpine
9- Seven Peaks
10- Teach the kids to work
11- Watch a drive in movie with the family (Redwood Road in SLC)
12- Refinish my kitchen cabinets
13- Go swimming at the “habitat” in Sp. Fork Canyon
14- “Rough it” in the great outdoors
15- Watch a parade
16- Teach the kids how to cook
17- Go for a bike ride
18- Bless our new baby
19- Take the kids to the BYU museum
20- Control the weeds
21- Watch an Owlz baseball game
22- Organize my pictures
23- Start something new, like working from home
24- Attend one or two classes at Education Week
25- See a play

More to come…

6.09.2008

And Baby Makes Eight!

Dear Family and Friends;

Life is pretty “sweet” right now. Our new baby girl has changed the family dynamics already in just the few days she has been on this earth. It’s as if she has been a part of us all along. I’ve added a few more particulars of the last couple of days, so if you would like to indulge me while I give a few more details, well, read on.

Doctor Takasaki said he was leaving for the weekend, giving me the only option of being started on Wednesday night. I was disappointed, and had to let go of my romantic notion of starting into labor on my own, waking Dean in the middle of the night and rushing to the hospital with excitement. In the end, I realize it was actually a blessing to not have started into labor at home, on my own. The doctor said I would’ve likely had the baby at home or in the car on the way to the hospital.

Wednesday night, the 4th I said a tearful goodbye to the kids and we dropped them off at Grandma Roberts. I was an emotional wreck anyway, because Dean had given me a beautiful blessing just before we left the house. To tell the truth I was very scared. Scared of our family changing, and truthfully scared of the pain. I cried the whole rainy way to Provo. But, as soon as we got to the hospital, I was ready for battle!

To cut to the chase, the nurse hooked me up to the Pitocin at about 7:00. Around 7:30 contractions were coming really hard and fast. Around 9:00 the doctor came in and broke my water, and quicker than I thought, quicker than anyone thought, the baby was born at 9:57 p.m. The doctor barley made it.

I was so grateful to have Dean right by my side. He knew just what to say, and just how to help alleviate the pain. Without Dean, and the fact that labor wasn’t extremely long, I wouldn’t have been able to do it.

Just minutes after Quincy was born all the nurses kept saying, “wow, what a big baby.” They said she’d be snacking on steak instead of milk. Nine pounds, ten ounces! Not the biggest baby on record, but big enough for us. Dean whispered to me “It’s a girl!” while I still had my eyes clenched, but it didn’t sink in until later. A girl?… How lucky, how blessed.

All the kids came the next day to see the newest member of the Roberts clan. River was not a bit surprised that she had a new sister. She somehow knew. Of course, she did have a 50/50 chance. Kal kept hugging me and telling me “Thank you.” Lauren, Brett and Wade now call for turns to hold Quincy like they used to call for turns on the computer; they are in love with her.

There is a special feeling in our home that I know it doesn’t last very long. Our newborn baby makes us all feel ok with life and just about anything. Thank you for the love, and phone calls, and visits and meals, and gifts, and prayers. We love you all. Love Dean and Hilary, Brett, Lauren, Wade, River, Kal and Quincy.

6.07.2008


Here She Is!

Welcome new baby
Quincy!
Born June 4th 2008
9:57 p.m.
Heavy Weight Champion at
9 pounds 10 ounces!
Nineteen inches long

6.03.2008

Here are a few snapshots of the last few weeks. How did we manage to survive such a busy time of month? Last Sunday, in an effort to jumpstart the baby business, we took the family up to Provo Canyon to enjoy the sun and eachother. We started at the bottom of the canyon and walked all the way up to Vivian Park, dodging all of the long borders along the way.

Elementary My Dear

Dear Brett:
"goodbye"

From:
Elementary school

Last Thursday without much fan fare Brett walked out of the Riverview School closing the door on his elementary school days forever. After seven years it was over for him. Brett wasn’t too sentimental, he was just worried about making plans with his friends for their last night of school adventure. Brett was ready to move on. No more recess, no more lunch duty, no more monkey bars, no more field trips, no more track meet, no more sleeping in till 8:15. So, here he comes Junior High. Be kind to him; don’t scar him too much with the typical adolescent antics. He is a good boy. Although, if he does happen to stumble, or fall, it will be OK, after all there are five more Roberts kids behind him that can make up for it.

MY HELPLESS TEENAGE DAUGHTER

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