Family Night August 23rd

You win some. You lose some. Last night's family night was a bit rough, but I am glad we made the effort. I love all of you high-maintenance, strong-willed, stubborn rascals.

Strong-willed and High-Maintenance (look a lot like Stubborn and Bossy)
Stubborn :D

Mom & Chris - don't you think she looks like Christian here?
This is his hair brushed straight. Heehee
I love you all, Bossy

Craft Time

Sofie and I have been having daily craft time during Andrew's nap now that Daddy is back at work. It's a little hard for me to let her create messes, but I'm making an effort. :)

Happy Camper
She loves squeezing the glue.
Sofie and Momma
Polka Dots :)

She was a little mad that I wouldn't let her add random beans to my page, and she didn't want me making her beans into anything more specific. I could tell that she really thought I should do it her way. She's as stubborn and bossy as her Momma. :)

August 16th

Sunday night means it is family night again. I am determined to keep making it happen. It shouldn't be so hard to coordinate a family of four. :) I'd appreciate any tips to making it fun for everyone if you have them.

This first picture is for Sofie. She loves to look at the pictures of her toys on the blog. We played My Little Ponies and the Mantis. That's what the green bug is in the middle. ;)

This is Blue in his new onesie. Michael could not resist it at the store. It says "Daddy is my super hero." I am happy to report that Sofie says the shirt should say Momma. :D

This is Miss Curly hair showing off her big cheesy smile.

Blue sitting up in his BeBe Pod trying to be a part of family night.

That' the Daddy pony.

Me and my girl.

Wow, we're all looking in the same general direction. It's a miracle. :)

In other news, I am going in for more tests this week. Please continue to pray for my health. I am feeling a little run-down, but hopeful about getting better.

Michael goes back to work tomorrow. We are praying that he has interested learners, his new classroom is sufficiently equipped, their full pay is restored, and that the transition to teaching all subjects goes smoothly.

Sofie's eczema and allergies have been flared up for a couple of weeks. We are praying they will settle down with the seasons changing because she needs to restart her immunizations, but we can't do that with the flares.

She started the three-year-old class at Sunday School today and it went really well. There will be more focus on memorizing scriptures and spiritual songs so I am excited about that. I have been picking small verses to work with her on at home, and she is an excited learner.

Blue is doing great. He has been sleeping better at night, albeit in my bed. I didn't want to co-sleep with him, but I right now sleep is too precious to be picky. He seems to be growing on schedule, and hasn't had any complications from the steroids I am on. I am concerned that my milk supply has been lower so pray for that. I don't want to put him on formula.

What else? :) We are really trying to be more focused on expressing our faith at home. Please pray for us as we try to establish good habits in that area.

We love you all, and hope to see some of you soon!

We've just started having Sunday nights as family night at the Roeboats. So I have some pics to share.
Blue and his caterpillar buddy. A tasty snack in a pinch.

M found this giant inflatable ball, and that's all we needed for a couple hours of fun.
The blowing up process was almost too much for Sofie.
She was not impressed when I told her it looks like a rotting tomato.
She knew exactly what to do once we finished blowing it up.
M took a turn.

Mommy took a turn in the vortex of asthmatic death.
Sofie was determined to be in it everytime someone else was.
This is the type of picture I usually edit and share with you all.

This is not.
But they're more realistic. :)

Here's a couple videos - you have to click on the actual link to view them.

Chris Visit August 09

These pics are for Chris, Becca, Nana, and Papa. Everyone else feel free to skip this post. :)

This was Sunday Morning. Had to wake everyone up except Sofie and Andrew. :)
Curly haired cousins.
Brooke is always ready with a pose.
Kyrsten is so beautiful. She woke up this pretty! :) She loves her baby cousin.
A little pouting off to the left because Brooke couldn't find her Barbie dolls. Payton was excited because he was about to play Wii Fit for the first time. He's fiercely competitive like the rest of the Stallworth's.
Christian was the early to bed, late to rise type. :) He was so full of fun stories, and remembers details really well.
She didn't want me to take a picture if he was crying. :) Can you tell he's ready for milk?
Uncle Chris and Andrew - he had lots of smiles for his uncle. Maybe it's because he looks like Momma.
Brooke was so excited to hold Andrew. She was a natural. (She's just as bossy as my Sofie, and started telling me how to take care of the baby. haha)
Aren't they the cutest?
Everyone loves Uncle Michael.
Kyrsten likes to look gangster in all her pictures. Silly girl.
Daddy and sleepy baby. He slept almost around the clock with that outfit on.
Kyrsten was warming by the fire.
Can I put some qualifications on the picture? My hair looks crazy because the kids had just splashed me in the pool. I have no bra on because I was nursing. That extra neck roll ... umm that's because I love cookies. :)
I'm not sure why I cleaned her room before the kids came. It took them about 4 minutes to utterly destroy it. :)
Payton is bowling, but there was no competition. Christian was an expert!

Lunch at the Roe table.
Haha does it look like I am sneaking out of the picture?

There was a little fighting, a lot of giggling, and so much imagination.

Chris: expert gamer and great daddy.
Payton, who is almost the same height as Brooke.
Christian - totally reminds me of his dad at this age.
She is 10 and the same height as Aunt Dee Dee. Seriously, why did I get the short stick?

I have more pics that I have to figure out how to get off of my camera. Will post if I figure it out.

Love to everyone. I am off to clean Sofie's room.