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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

trains, rockband2 & ranch

what have the robinson's been up to lately?
1. nate has been busy playing with trains. he has developed a deep admiration for THOMAS, and aunt richelle was kind enough to lend us some of her train set. he carries an engine with him everywhere, and absolutely LOVES to play with the tracks. he even sleeps with a few engines and track or two!! even when he is exhausted, he lays his head down on the floor and keeps playing with his trains. i just love him so much! what a nut!
2. we have purchased rock band 2. we are big fans of the whole rock band game, and i must say so far we are quite pleased with our purchase. on top of the songs downloaded from the original rockband, the new rockband has TONS of new and fun songs to play together as a family! it also has some more features, and the new drum pedal is reinforced with a metallic plate! (our old one was patched together with a piece of scrap wood). PLUS, it is all wireless - a definite bonus.
3. we went to the ranch last weekend. i seriously love that place. joe's brothers (jeff, steve & dan) and their families as well as cherry and scott & their kids came along for the party. the weather was beautiful. the kids had a blast riding on the canoe, roaming, riding bikes and also riding the mules and 4wheelers. i had a blast sitting and enjoying the view. we caught the byu game, and even a few talks from conference (mom will be proud). we played rockband 2. the boys played frisbee golf. we gorged ourselves with food. it was a very relaxing weekend. i feel so lucky to have a place in the middle (between dallas and houston) so we can meet up with cousins.

nate's hair after the inaugural mule ride.


yay for the ranger - equipped with seatbelts for joe's crazy driving...


Aaron ready to go!


the cows....


why is it so fun riding in the same field as the cows? maybe it has something to do with getting manure on the tires, smelling the stink, or making the cows run away...


the staging area



kids canoeing on the lake


dirty kids... time to go!!!

the view in the morning


the view at night


we'll be back!!!

7 comments:

Katie said...

I want to go to the ranch! So pretty and fun!

Jennifer said...

YEAH..US TOO, WHEN CAN WE GO TO THE RANCH??? WHAT FUN. I LOVE THAT YOU PLAY ROCKBAND WITH YOUR FAMILY. WHAT MEMORIES!

Sam and Kat said...

im totally jealous!! we wanna be down in texas so bad. only been up here a month or so and we already miss it! im also jealous of your rockband 2! too bad our xbox doesnt work at all right now. gotta get that fixed... anywho, hope yall had a blast out there! sounds like ya did! :)

Sarra said...

charity is so adorable!! and stephanie is........stephen's girl. lol

Jennifer said...

you'll be happy to know I posted the video of our girls weekend. Things have just been really crazy with pictures every other day practically and been hugely pregnant I've been really unmotivated to blog a whole lot. Anyway, sorry it took me forever!

Courtney said...

Still waaayy jealous of the ranch! AZ stinks!
But, what I really want to comment on is your previous post. The letter. HYSTERICAL! I am still laughing and Brett is really cracking up. *sigh* Too funny!
Sounds like your in for it....good luck.

Meredith said...

that place is sooo cool can you invite me???

ok and the last post!!! Ha! Im laughing still .Your poor parents! Im SURE your mom has a few gray hairs from you!

AND...how did we NOT get into a ton of trouble together? Really..we werent that bad..how did we avoid that?