Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick post to say Happy Thanksgiving. Here's a picture of William over the holiday weekend using the iPod as a phone. Not a first we're sure, but still cute. All our love, J&M

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Flashback Friday (er, Tuesday)

Since this time of the school year brings with it tests, more tests, and a temporary lull in Roberts family fun, we decided to do a flashback post to the interesting days when we were single. We'll call it "Flashback Tuesday" since this Friday will be spent overcoming the effects of tryptophan overdose.

Some of you might not know that the two of us were in the same college ward as friends for a while before things ever got "date-ee". One summer I arranged for our ward to have a "Jello slip-and-slide" activity, employing 100 feet of visqueen and more Jello than you would ever want to eat. Jared thought it was ingenious. I agreed. There is an art to making that much Jello. My dedicated hometeacher stayed up all night helping me make and store enough for the next day's festivities. What a great guy huh? Maybe I should look him up... or maybe just call him from the other room...

Here is the group picture after an afternoon of slipping and sliding through a couple dozen gallons of Provo's finest Jello (some green, lots of red, no carrots/fruit cocktail etc.) at Kiwanis Park. We had to clean up using the high powered sprinklers to get all the stickiness off. By this point our eyelids were sticking open (or closed as was the case for Rich) thus the silly smiles. I'm sure we're not to hard to pick out of the picture above, but some of the others are:
Tiffany (next to me) - married and living in Florida. 
Cramer (who only his wife and mother call Steven) - living somewhere on the east coast. 
Ryan Blick, Chad and Seth Marsing, Rich, The Other Chad, Shaun, and everyone else - out there but lost to us. 

Below is a video of the last group dive. Jared was somewhere in the first 5 people and Tiffany and I were the very last. We hung back because we had been tattooed earlier by people coming down the slide at 42 miles an hour and we figured it was best to give them a wide berth. Unfortunately this also meant there was next to no Jello left to keep things slippery by the time we hit the slide. We did eventually make it to the end for the group picture though.

I am so glad Jared and I had the time to be friends and do fun, silly, dumb things like this. Look out for these flashbacks when life starts to feel boring. It helps us remember we were interesting (once upon a time).

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Playing Around

As always, Will loves to play around. We actually found him trying to walk around in my old shoes and hurried to get this picture. For some reason he'll put on his shoes and mine, but never Mikail's...

Here's some more of William at play. Not exactly a game of catch, but you get the idea.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Little Builder

Today we went to a free "build and grow" kids workshop at Lowe's where kids get to build a toy to take home. William helped put the nails in the right place, did some hammering, and then enjoyed playing with his new toy--another few cars to add to his collection. Here are some photos from construction to the final product.


Halloween was a lot of fun for all of us, especially William. We weren't sure how excited he was going to be to wear his costume, but he showed us that we had no reason to worry. We all got to see some of our friends at the ward trunk-or-treat party, and Will got to try out his Tigger costume. It was a great time.

Mikail's law school had a Halloween bash the next evening, and we kept hearing how much everyone loved watching the little Tigger run around the quad. We enjoyed watching him too. Here are a few pictures from this year's Halloween activities.