Friday, May 29, 2009

Not so Special

I am a fan of Special K cereal. I especially like the "Fruit and Yogurt" and "Vanilla Almond" varieties. I find these are good for breakfast, a quick lunch, or a tasty evening snack. One variety I hadn't tried was the "Chocolatey Delight". I decided that since I like Special K and I love chocolate, how could I go wrong? Boy was a wrong. I think someone could probably sue Kellogg's for false advertising, because calling those brown wax squares "chocolatey" is just wrong. There is not even a hint of chocolate flavor anywhere in the box. The cardboard probably tastes more like chocolate than the "chocolatey pieces". So, if you are craving a little chocolate, do NOT waste your time on that kind of Special K cereal. It is definitely special, but not in a good way!

Has anyone else ever tried this cereal? What was your opinion?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Flats

Joel and Will took a drive up in the Snowy Range and stopped at the observation deck at Libby Flats. Joel got some cute pictures, and they both had a fun time together.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Some pics

I don't have much to blog about, so I thought I would post a few pictures of the kids.

Will was watching TV in a box. :) My Mom and Bill got Joel (and I) a queen size sleeping bag for graduation, and this is the box it came in. My kids had a great time playing in/with it.

Jenna at her soccer game last Saturday. It was supposed to be their last game, but two games that got canceled at the beginning of the season have been rescheduled for the next two Saturdays.

We went swimming Friday evening at the Rec Center. It was Adam's first time there, and he wasn't sure how he felt about it. :) It took him awhile to get comfortable in the water. I think it would have been better if the water was just a few degrees warmer. Both of us would have liked it better, probably. :) Anyway, after he got used to things he started having fun throwing a ball around and saying "weeeee!" around the lazy river. We all had a good time.
We've been having great weather here. Hopefully it will be here to stay "(knock on wood, I don't want to jinx it). Saturday my kids were outside almost the entire day because it was just beautiful. Adam and Jenna both got a little sunburn. Jenna and Will are both tanning up very nicely. I am jealous of their color; I am such a whitey. It is really nice today also, so hopefully we'll be able to do some fun things to take advantage.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another update

Joel didn't get a root canal today. :( They just did a consultation today, and scheduled him for the root canal next week. We are pretty disappointed (Joel especially, of course) because we are anxious for the work to just be done. Joel would like to be able to drink cold water again. :)


Thankfully Jenna and Will have been feeling much better. Jenna went to soccer practice Monday evening and Joel said she actually ran. They have both been much more active, willing to eat, and generally feeling better. It's such a relief to me!

Also, Joel is getting a root canal today. Hopefully this will be the last step to fixing the pain in his mouth. We have to go down to an Endodontist in Ft. Collins. Wish us luck, and maybe say a little prayer for Joel and his mouth. :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Graduation, Mother's Day, and other stuff

**Warning: Long post coming up**
We've had a busy week here at the Robertson house. To start off last week, Jenna got sick. Or sort of sick. I noticed as soon as I picked her up from school on Monday that she wasn't feeling well. When we got home she pretty much just laid down and went to sleep for most of the evening. We kept her home from school on Tuesday; her symptoms were mostly just fatigue and fever, but she also said her stomach ached and her throat hurt. She didn't eat much all day, and again just rested and slept all day long. On Wednesday morning she seemed to be doing better so we sent her to school. She also had a soccer game that night, which was a little sketchy. She did play, but was so slow and tired that it was obvious she wasn't feeling 100% yet. But again Thursday morning she seemed to feel fine, so off to school she went, and when she came home she was really tired and wanting to just lay and rest. As you can see, there is a pattern developing here. Unfortunately, she hasn't completely kicked it yet. Over the weekend she was really tired with not much energy. We had family and friends here, which would usually mean she would be running around making noise and climbing on everyone. But when Grandmas showed up she just went back to sleep after saying "hi", and when friends were here to play she laid in her bed and watched them play. That is so very abnormal for our little Jenna. The fever was gone quite a few days ago, and I think she is very slowly getting her energy back, but it's not happening as quickly as we would hope. We are so used to our healthy kids that bounce back from illness quickly that this has been a different experience. Unfortunately, a few days after Jenna got sick Will started to have the same symptoms. He's never been quite as bad as Jenna, but he's definitely had the fever and fatigue. But he, too, is healing and hopefully things will only get better from here.

Wow, that was a long paragraph about sickness! Now let's move on to some funner topics! :)

Joel graduated from the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing on Saturday! He decided not to participate in the College of Health Sciences ceremony, but he did go to the School of Nursing Convocation.

Let me back up a little bit; on Friday my Mom and her husband came down, as well as Joel's Mom and his little sister. Saturday morning started early; we went to a pancake breakfast that was a fundraiser for the soccer association Jenna plays in. After I had to run home to change my shirt and Adam's clothes (he very quickly splashed a cup of juice all over the two of us), we had to run to get to Jenna's soccer game. After the game it was back to my house to get food ready for the evening.

Joel's convocation ceremony was in the concert hall in the Fine Arts building. I was glad it was there because they have comfortable seats! It was great to watch Joel be a part of the graduating class. I know it wasn't a big deal to him to be in any of the ceremonies, but I was happy to be able to see it. I also think it's a good thing for our kids to be able to see, because education is so important to us. The ceremony wasn't too long, although it did drag a little when they were handing out awards. And Joel thought the speaker they had was terrible; but since I couldn't understand a good part of what he said I couldn't say his actual speech was horrible. :) Of course the best part was when Joel was recognized individually and walked across the stage. I am so proud of him for finishing school, and finishing well!

Here we are after the convocation

After graduation we came back here for dinner and fun. We just had our family that came down, and some friends. It was really a fun evening with good food and great company!

Of course yesterday was Mother's Day, and while both Joel and I were sad to see our mothers go, we were so happy that they were able to come down and celebrate with us! Joel helped the kids make me a card, and he got me a card as well. He also got me a gift certificate for two massages! Woo hoo! I can't wait to use them! Thank you honey! All in all we had a great weekend! Thank you to everyone who made it even better!

Friday, May 1, 2009

65 Questions You've Never Been Asked

1. First thing you wash in the shower? Hair

2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Brown

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? Definitely

4. Do you plan outfits? When I have somewhere fun or important to go

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? normal, I guess. my back is a little sore, and my tummy is full because I just finished dinner

6. What's the closest thing to you that's red? Jenna's "pointer"

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? I had a lot of dreams last night and I can't remember most of them, but I remember Joel and I were trying to get away from someone in a car.

8. Did you meet anybody new today? No

9. What are you craving right now? Something sweet, because I just finished dinner

10. Do you floss? Not really... naughty, I know.

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? cole slaw

12. Are you emotional? Sometimes

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000? No

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? Just lick, biting hurts my teeth!

15. Do you like your hair? most of the time. I really like it today because I just got it cut!

16. Do you like yourself? Generally, though I think there are a lot of improvements that could be made

17. What "celebrity" would you like to chat with? Probably Gerard Butler, so I could listen to his accent (actually, almost anyone from Scotland would do, but if you're going to listen to a Scotsman, why not have it be a nice looking one?)

18. What are you listening to right now? The dishwasher, and something on TV that no one is watching

19. Were your parents strict? Yeah, pretty much

20. Would you go sky diving? Yes

21. Do you like cottage cheese? No!

22. Have you ever met a celebrity? No

23. Do you rent movies often? Often? I don't know if I would say often... sometimes, yes

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in? I don't see anything sparkly, but there always could be. Jenna has lots of sparkly things.

25. How many countries have you visited? 2 (counting the US)

26. Have you made a prank phone call? Uh, a good part of my childhood was spent making prank phone calls. Ahh, the good old days before caller ID and *69.

27. Ever been on a train? Yeah, the shuttle kind

28. Brown or white eggs? I buy white because they are generally cheaper, but I don't really care; they taste the same

29. What kind of cell phone do you have? I don't know, the cheap Verizon kind

30. Do you use chap stick? Yes

31. Do you own a gun? I don't own any myself, although Joel has some, so I guess I own them because what's mine is his and what's his is mine, right?

32. Can you use chopsticks? Not at all

33. Who are you going to be with tonight? Hubby and kids

34. Are you too forgiving? Is there such a thing? I'm not too forgiving

35. Favorite TV shows? Friends, Jeopardy, Biggest Loser, Lost

36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow? which best friend? Joel is going to work

37. Ever have poison ivy? No

38. Last time you cried? Watching Dane fly away from the airport

39. What was the last question you asked? I asked Joel what kind of phone I have. :)

40. Favorite time of the year? Spring

41. Do you have any tattoos? No

42. Are you sarcastic? Never! Okay, yes

43. Have you ever gone skinny dipping? Not quite

44. Ever walked into a wall? Yes

45. Favorite color? depends on the day

46. Have you ever slapped someone? Yes

47. Do you have a motorcycle? No

48. What was the last CD you bought? actual CD? I don't remember.

49. Do looks matter? Yes, that's why we have eyes. But they aren't the most important thing

50. Can you forgive and forget? Yes I can forgive, but forgetting is harder

51. City life or country livin'? Somewhere in between, please

52. Do you like your life right now? Yes, I really do

53. Do you sleep with the TV on? No, it's hard to sleep soundly

54. Can you handle the truth? generally, yes

55. Do you have good vision? it's good enough. I can see without contacts or glasses, so it gets the job done

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? Hate- no, I don't really hate anyone anymore, but dislike- yes

57. How often do you talk on the phone? Not super often, I'm not usually a huge phone talker

58. The last person you held hands with? Either Joel or Jenna, or Will, I'm not sure

59. What are you wearing? jeans and t-shirt. 95% of the time the answer to that question will be jeans and a t-shirt

60.What is your favorite animal? don't really have one

61. Where was your default picture taken? don't have one

62. Favorite kind of music? Many different kinds: rock, pop, a little country, classical

63. Do you have a job? Yep, I'm a mom

64. What was the most recent thing you bought? Can you count a haircut? I had to pay for that? But before that it was just groceries.

65. Have you ever crawled through a window? Yes

Do it, it's fun!