Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It seems we have been Christmasing since the beginning of December.  We recently enjoyed a crazy gift exchange with my dad's family and had Christmas this past week at Rob's parents' house and at my parents' house.  We are so blessed to have our families close by and schedules that warrant everyone getting together and celebrating the reason for the season!  Here are some pictures from the festivities!

Roberson Family Christmas--Crazy Gift Exchange
Aunt Nette drew first!

Katie and Brent work on their strategy!
Jeffrey can't believe his gift!
Seth opening one!
Aunt Nette helping Mumsie open her gift from Brent and Katie
Katie and Brent 'model' their tacky Christmas sweaters borrowed from my mom (They have a party to attend.)
Guests leaving in the snow (just like in the movies!)

Bright Family Christmas
Margaret and Seth pose in front of the tree
An ECU Market Tote from Brian, Jacque, & Margaret

Seth and Margaret help Jacque unwrap a gift
Seth's 1st Spiderman toboggan (he got 2!)
Playing the Tinkertoy can like a drum
Looking at the photo calendar with Papa Paul and Grammie

Roberson Family Christmas #2
Cousins in front of the tree
Seth talking with Mumsie
Spiderman Toothbrushes and Toothpaste!
Seth's traditional ornament from Mama Jane and Papa Gene
Askew Family opening gifts
Our traditional Christmas ornament from Mama and Daddy
Helping Papa Gene open his gifts
Lesley opening gifts from us
Mama Jane shows off her R plate
Carson and Caitlyn show off their Scrabble Slam game
Seth making sure Mama Jane has the camera right for the family photo (which I will post later).
Our Little Family Christmas

Here's hoping your Christmas was as blessed as ours was!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our Manger Scene....a Child's Perception

We recently decorated our house on the inside for Christmas....we haven't gotten all of the outside done due to the frigid temperature and not being home.  As Seth gets older each year, his interest peaks in the decorations, recognizing symbols and characters associated with the Christmas tradition.  This year, he has shown a lot of interest in our manger scene.  We have had to caution him about "playing" with the manger scene because he thinks the figures are like his plastic animals and action figures.  The other night after he went to bed, I found this....

Yes, that is a lion and a squishy frog visiting Baby Jesus.  The lion has been put back in the toy box but the frog continues to visit daily.  I decided to take a picture of this because I figured it would make for a great memory down the road and who knows?  Maybe a great Christmas card picture.... Merry Christmas to you!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Five Years Ago Today.....

Our lives changed forever....and in a wonderful way.  We were blessed with a great little man.  I can't believe how quickly those five years have passed!
I never knew how much energy you would have and continue to have kept us on our toes these last five years!
You continue to amaze us and teach us every day.  Thank you for being the blessing that you are.
Happy 5th Birthday Seth!  We love you very much!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

We are truly thankful for all the blessings in our lives!

Seth and his friend Abby at their school's Thanksgiving feast!

Time for a New Post....

Ughhh.....I think apologizing for not posting is a little late at this point, but I do have a few days off away from school, so I will use it to my advantage.  Here lately, my weekends have often felt like work--not that they are any different from anyone else's, but we have been busy with things

And other things, like birthday parties....Rob celebrated 40 years in October and it seems like we have had many birthday parties to attend on recent weekends--especially Seth's friends.

Here is another good one of Rob's 40th along with his appropriate gifts--denture cleanser, prune juice, senior vitamins and a notebook to remind him where he parked his car--courtesy of Joe!

And we had Trunk or Treat at church the Wednesday before Halloween.  We as a family decided to be the Cat in the Hat (Rob), Thing 1 (Seth) and Thing 2 (me).
This is really A LOT more thrown together than it and white felt with black puffy paint can do a whole lot for a costume!

 And then we had Halloween, where we went over to the Jetts' annual Halloween get together.  They have a great neighborhood for trick-or-treating (ours is pretty good, too) because so many people decorate their houses and yards.

My pregnancy is going well, and I do have some more ultrasound photos to post, although I have not scanned them in yet--maybe I can add that to my list for Friday!  :-)  We are having a little girl, for those of you who don't know.  Seth is excited as are we.  It seems a little tougher this time to get into new baby mode.  There is a lot to be done and I continue to put it off, and BOOM here we are at 21 weeks.  I keep telling myself things will fall into place, and I know they will with the help of friends, family, and especially GRANDPARENTS!  I continue to be tired, but nothing like I was.  As long as I continue to move, I do pretty well.  It's the sitting still that gets me. 
We did have a family photo done a few weeks ago that we plan on using for our Christmas card this year.  This actually accomplished 2 things--the Christmas card and a family picture before the baby comes.  Some childhood friends of mine did the picture shoot and they do a great job--Sister Snaps Photography .  Here is one of our favorite shots:

Rob and I recently celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.  We shipped Seth off to my parents' for the weekend and went to Raleigh for the day to enjoy ourselves--Christmas shopping, Carrabbas', Aunt Anne's cinnamon sugar pretzels, decaf pumpkin spice latte (me) and hot chocolate (Rob).   It was a nice, although tiring, day!