Sunday, December 14, 2008

Double Baptism

It' hard to believe it was EIGHT years ago these two came into all of our lives and now here we are setting up their baptism day... WOW!!!! we decided it to be on their VERY Birthday at 7:oopm with cake and ice cream afterwards at the Robles house up in the mountains. Anyone that can make it is invited.....RSVP so we know how much cake and ice cream we need.... what a great way to celebrate their birthday... Colby and Cayden are sooo excited to be eight!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Family Pictures!!!!

Here are some of the pictures Sarah and I took....

Sarah, Steve and the Boys

Dan, Jana, and the girls

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Family!

All 39 members of the Robles Family! What an amazing picture!

Mom and Dad & the 10 kiddos, all grown up :)

Mom and Dad & the 5 girls!

Mom and Dad & the 5 boys!

All of the hot sisters and sister-in-laws!

The Craig and Toni McKinley family!

The Jensen-Ward family!

The Michael & Amy Robles family!
The Joe and Kami Robles Family!

Please add your family photo to the blog.
We would like to thank Brandon for being our superstar photographer. You did a great job!

Slumber Party!

The cousins' slumber party began Thanksgiving evening around 6PM. All of the kids were so excited to get the party started that they couldn't wait any longer for the fun to begin. The party included Mitchell, Brittney, Grant, Jessica, Bradley, Cayden, Colby, William, Joseph, Camber, Andrew and Josh.

The first activity was playing Guesstures.

Everybody had a turn at acting out the funny things on the cards. The "Dolphin Team" beat the "Warrior Team" by many points. Brittney was the best guesser in this game!

The next game was called "Don't Eat Pete." This game includes eating candy and some of the kids couldn't wait to have their turn to eat as much candy as possible until we all yelled, "Don't eat Pete!"
This was Andrew's favorite activity. He loved eating the candy corns!

Our next game was a game that involved eating a Hershey's chocolate bar. All of the kids sat in a circle and rolled two dice. If they rolled doubles, they were able to go to the center of the circle, put on some oven mitts and a hat, and then use a plastic fork and knife try to eat as much chocolate as possible. Due to the extreme excitement of this game, we had to play it more than once!Jessica rolled doubles more than anyone else in the circle. Needless to say, she was able to eat the most chocolate!

The next activity was to play Twister. Sometimes there were too many kiddos on the mat, but they didn't mind, the game just continued.
In this picture you can see that Justin was crashing the party! He was doing a good job with left foot and right foot on red!

Next we took some time to tell scary ghost stories. Its always fun to hear stories told by 4 year olds and 7 year olds. They all end up being about the same story with slight twists. All of the kids were very brave during story time and weren't afraid at all.

Lastly, our evening ended with a sleepover upstairs at Grandma's house. Everyone crowded around the TV to watch "Kung Fu Panda." Half of the party goers were asleep before the movie ended. The rest were able to stay awake long enough to watch "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." And those who were still awake after the 2nd movie, put deodorant in Mitchell's face and quietly snuck around the house; typical slumber party behavior.
The only place Andrew would sleep was with his big cousin Mitchell!
So many party goers, so little space!

The following morning, the party continued with cinnamon rolls for breakfast and a continuation of digging a hole across the street. Anyone who digs as many holes as these kids must truly be a ROBLES!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Family Photos

On Thanksgiving Day we will be taking family photos. We will be using Amy's camera and Brandon has agreed to be our photographer. THANKS!!! Once the photos are taken, we will put them on Haley's laptop and do any necessary editing with Photoshop. You will need to bring a thumb drive or jump drive and then you can take all the pictures you want with you that day. You can order your prints that are 8x10 or smaller from Walmart or Walgreens online and then go and pick them up or even have them shipped to your home. Photos larger than 8x10 would be done best by Ritz Photography which has been running specials lately.

Here are a list of the photos we are planning on taking:
Mom, Dad, 10 kids, spouses and grandkids.
Mom, Dad & 10 kids
Mom, Dad & 19 grandkids
10 kids
The 5 boys
The 5 girls
19 grandkids
Individual family pictures

So far Brandon is planning on going to Kingman Wednesday night with his boys. If Amy's camera is there, your individual family picture can be done whenever you and Brandon coordinate it. Or, I'm sure, you can use your own camera.

As a reminder, the color scheme is as follows: blue jeans and black, red or white/cream shirts.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who are these kids?

They are hoping you will recognize them in 17 days!!!
We are starting the coutdown!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Update on Dad

Dad made it through the triple bypass surgery very well on Friday. The doctors and nurses were amazed at how well he was doing so quickly. On Saturday he went on several walks around the Cardiac ICU. Here he is with his nurse Kurt on one of his walks.
Try not to make fun of his short dress and well shaved legs.

While I was visiting, Dad talked about prayers and trials. I hope he doesn't mind if I share this with you. The mining industry had been in decline through the 1980's and in order to keep his job, he had to accept pay cuts from time to time. He said back in 1990 he was praying that he would be able to make a few more hundred dollars a month to support his large family. Shortly thereafter, he was laid off from his job that he had had over 10 years. You may be asking how is that an answer to prayer. Well, 6 months later he landed a job that paid 3 times what he was making previously.

Just recently Dad was working with Michael on the new rock business. He could only work for a few hours and would just be exhausted. He really wanted to put more time and energy in the business but wasn't physically able. So he prayed that he would be able to have more energy to help get this business up and running. The answer to his prayer came with a major heart problem that landed him into the hospital. However, by having the triple bypass surgery his body will be getting the blood and oxygen it needs so he can have more energy.

The answer to our prayers don't always come the way we would like. Its always important to remember that through our trials we will be blessed and we will have the strength to make it through them.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Please Pray for Gramps

Gramps is in the hospital with some heart problems. He is going to be transferred to the Prescott hospital on Thursday to undergo open heart surgery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers at this time. We will keep you updated on his recovery.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Day After Thanksgiving

If you are looking for something fun to do with your family on the day after Thanksgving, here is one option. You are welcome to join the Jensen-Ward Family for a trip to the Grand Canyon Caverns. The caverns are about 45 minutes to an hour outside of Kingman. It is a large hole in the ground that is fun to explore. It has an interesting history too. The cost is $14.95 per adult and $9.95 per child and children under the age of 4 are free. Now, if that sounds a bit pricey, it is. However, if 10 of us are going, we are all $9.95. Yes, that's right, you will save $5 by going as a group. The largest the group size can be is 24.

The Grand Canyon Caverns offers tours from 10 AM until 4PM. If you don't want to go, but you would like to send your mature cave exploring child, that would be fine too. I'm sure we can arrange rides for all of the big kids and grown-ups who want to go.

I called the Caverns and they said they are not that busy the day after Thanksgiving, so it won't be a crazy place to go. I can even book a tour time in advance. I don't have to put money down to book a tour, I just need to know how many would be going in our group. I went on the tour 7 or 8 years ago with Mitchell and Grant and we loved it. I hope you will join us on this adventure!

Thanksgiving is Coming!

If you haven't done so yet, mark your calendars for November 27th for a Thanksgiving Feast in Kingman. All family members are invited to this delicious festivity. Come early in the day to play in the mountains. We don't know what time dinner will be at. We are waiting for Jacob to confirm his work schedule. If you live near Jacob, make sure to visit him at work and encourage his boss to let him have Thanksgiving day off. Family pictures will also take place on Thanksgiving day. I hope you have your black, red, and white/cream, attire picked out.

Everyone is welcome to contribute to the Feast. Jana has already volunteered to bring tasty appetizers. Please post what you would like to bring or make. A variety of food is always welcome. Remember, there are like 100 of us coming...okay, not really, but there are mom, dad, toni, haley, michael, joseph, daniel, amy, sarah, jacob, david, julie, craig, brittney, jessica, william, matthew, brent, mitchell, grant, amy, cayden, colby, camber, carlie, kami, joseph, joshua, justin, jana, payten, heidi, bob, madison, robby, stephen, andrew, bearett, natalie, grandma, uncle scott, jennifer, aunt brenda, chad, brandon, and whoever else joins our family by then or feels like coming. In case you lost count, there will be approximately 45 people coming. You are welcome to volunteer for plates, napkins, cups, forks, knives, desserts, rolls, vegetables, potatoes, kid friendly treats, etc. We have lots of good cooks in the family so this will definitely be the meal to remember!

Up and Running!

Okay, we are back in business with a new Robles family blog. I hope everyone missed having a family blog enough to remember to add to this one when appropriate. Here are the rules for the blog:
1. We love each other.
2. We like each other almost all of the time.
3. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it.
4. Have fun blogging. We love to see you SMILE!