Saturday, January 07, 2017

Isaac at 11

Isaac is 11!!!

 favorite color: bronze
favorite book: anything by Rick Riordan
favorite movie: UHF
favorite song: anything by Weird Al
favorite TV show: Teen Titans Go
favorite food: ice cream
favorite sport: football
favorite team: Denver Broncos
favorite Bronco: Bradley Roby
favorite thing at school: recess or specials
favorite thing to do at home: Legos or I-Pad
favorite app: Real Steel Robot Boxing
if I could go anywhere I'd go to: Hawaii
if I had superpowers I'd want: teleportation
when I grow up I want to be: an NFL player for the Broncos
now that I'm 11 I can: go to COLS (Colorado Outdoor Learning School)
I'm good at: rock climbing, Pokémon trades, soccer, video games, Legos, math, and being a good friend
now that I'm 11 I want to: see something blow up
At 11 Isaac is no longer a kid, he's so grown up!  He's enjoying his last year of elementary school and is having a great fifth grade year.  He continues to be incredibly bright and inquisitive, he loves reading about science, history, football and comics.  He's working on his perseverance, writing, and sharing his great ideas.  He has some wonderful leadership skills that he is hesitant to share but he put them to good use during his class's trip to the Colorado Outdoor Leadership School. He's pretty content to stay out of the spotlight and is a loyal and faithful friend to many.  He's been rockclimbing this fall in the place of soccer and is showing a lot of skill there despite not being a fan of heights!  He also continues to be a great big brother to all the kids... when he chooses to.  He loves to coordinated Pokémon trades, Wii games, and paper airplane making with his siblings, cousins, and neighborhood kids and friends. We are so proud of this kid, very grateful we get to be his parents!

Happy Birthday Isaac Robbin!  We love you so much!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

halloween .16

This year we took Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, a stormtrooper/ninja, Katniss, and a shadow trooper/G.I. Joe guy trick or treating.

Even a Shadow Trooper's gotta eat...

orange crush

A couple weeks ago Matt took the boys to their first Broncos game!  Sounds like they had the best time ever!

sharp dressed...pumpkins?

This year the kids went nuts with Sharpies on their pumpkins instead of carving them.  I loved this!  No knives or pumpkin goo or rotting pumpkin corpses.

fall soccer .16

We were down to just two kids playing soccer this fall- it felt so easy!!
Miles had a great season except for one game (his cleats were too small/tight.)  He's a good team player and loves scoring goals!

Delia spent most of this season like this:

She has had a lot of pain in her feet and ankles and can't run too long, so she was the designated goalie for most of the season.  She did great, stopped a lot of goals.  She played a couple other positions at the end of the season after getting her braces and inserts.  She's been a great sport considering how difficult playing is for her.  We're so proud of these kids!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Delia at 9

Delia is 9!!!

favorite color: indigo
favorite song: Mercy by Shawn Mendes
favorite TV show: Supergirl and Dancing with the Stars
favorite movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
favorite book: Grimmtastic Girls books
favorite food: Mexican
favorite thing to do at school: Art
favorite thing to do at home: art
favorite flower: orchid
if I could go anywhere I'd go to: Hawaii
when I grow up I want to be: a photographer because I like taking pictures of pretty things
if I could be on a show I'd be on: Fixer Upper (this category was Delia's suggestion.  I think she wants to be the host/flippers, not the clients)
I'm good at: drawing, writing, creativity
 this year I want to: get my own camera
 :see a Shawn Mendes concert

At nine years old Delia is a kind, thoughtful, creative and unique kid.  She is doing well in 3rd grade and enjoys being at school with her siblings, cousins, and friends.  She excels at creative writing and art, anywhere she can be express herself creatively.  She has been having troubles with her feet, knees and ankles that we are working on correcting so she's not able to be as active as she likes.  She is in a fair amount of pain and is having to wear large ankle braces everyday.  She's handling all of this well and rarely complains.  She genuinely cares for others and helps with Avika all the time.  She is generous and sweet and fun and easy.  Some of her peers are catching up with her in height, but she is still pretty tall for nine- she looks and acts so grown up!  We really love spending time with her and love with person she's becoming!

Happy Birthday Delia Jane.  We love you more than you can know!  We're so grateful you are our daughter!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

pick an apple, put it in the basket...

Our friends invited us to come pick apples in their yard this fall.  I think the kids had more fun playing with their insanely cute foster puppy, but they did a great job picking a bunch of apples for me.  I made homemade applesauce for the first time, and the kids were shocked that they liked it.  Maybe someday they will agree that homemade is better!