Sunday, May 25, 2008

Family Photos

Not too much going on at the Roberts' household. Lots of picture taking, bike riding, and hanging out with the little man. He's still jabbering, but hasn't come up with too many more words. His newest trick is climbing onto the dinner table. The other night I was at the computer and Nathan was watching TV, and I turned around to find Beckett standing on the table. He hadn't even ever climbed on the chair. His favorite place to play is in the car, (drivers side) where he grabs the wheel and rocks back and forth giggling. He loves pressing the buttons, and we never know what we'll find when we turn on the car.
Last weekend it was beautiful, so we strapped our bikes to the car and headed down to the Santa Monica strand. Beckett tried out his new bike trailer, and didn't love it unless we were moving. He was a trooper though, and we had a good time.
Anyway, that's about it for an update. Included are some recent family pictures, with my newest photo finish. Enjoy!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A vistit from Babu and Shosho

A few weekends ago my parents took their spring break and came to visit us here in LA. My sister-in-law, Juliana, and daughter Addy came a few days later then followed by my brother Tyler. We had a blast hanging at the beach, going out to dinner, playing Rockband, giving the babies baths, and just hanging out. It was fun to be together, and for my parents to have had both grand-babies in one place at the same time. I'm kind of picture happy lately, so enjoy all of these!
At the beach
Grandpa giving Beckett his first carbonated beverage. How nice of you to share ;)
Grandpa feeding Beckett his 'baba'
We did a little photo session with 'Babu' and 'Shosho' (which is grandma and grandpa in swahilli)
Of course we ate at In-N-Out more than once.
And here's a picture of Beckett and I, since I haven't been in a picture in quite some time. Thanks for taking it Mom!

Monday, May 05, 2008

My hubby

So, I’ve been tagged numerous times now, and I realize it is bad blog-etiquette to not respond to being tagged. So, I’m combining Shantays and Gays tags, both about Nathan. I figured you didn’t want to read two (let alone one) husband tags. So, here’s to you sweetie.

What is your husband's name?

Nathan Allred

How did you meet your spouse?

Nathan was just back from his mission, and I was a freshman at BYU-I. We met in the bookstore, and he helped me find my books. He’d been instructed by top management to help all the cute girls find their books…or so the story goes.

Where did you go on your first date?

Since Nathan is such a high-roller he took me to the drive in theater where we watched a cheesy Mormon flick about some ballerina chick. They were supposed to play Singles Ward, which is a much higher quality movie.

How long have you been together?

We’ve known each other for almost 6 years, and have officially been together almost 5 of those years.

Who eats more?


Who said I love you first?

Nathan. This is a funny story. He came to Canada the summer after we’d met to see me, and one night we were hanging out with a bunch of my high school friends. We went up to Waterton National Park and were walking around the docks down by the lake, but the rest of the group was above the water, just out of ear shot. He’d been acting mysterious all night, and finally I asked him about it. That’s when he dropped the L-bomb. I was not at all expecting it, and needless to say my reaction was not what he was expecting. He stepped backwards away from me, but caught his foot in the space between the two docks, and went down backwards, taking me with him. Everyone else heard the commotion and looked down just in time to see us both topple over. It was hilarious.

Who is taller?

It depends on what shoes I’m wearing.

He is.

Who sings better?

Me, but he’s not bad.

Who is smarter?

Definitely Nathan.

Who does the laundry and the dishes?

I think he’s done the laundry once. And a few months ago (after living here for a year and a half) he asked me where the drinking glasses were kept.

Who is more clean?


Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?

It depends. Right now he does.

Who pays the bills?

I try. But quicken really confuses me.

Who mows the lawn?

What lawn?

Who cooks dinner?

Always me, unless we’re grilling.

Who has more siblings?

He does. By two.

Who drives when you are together?

Him. I can’t stand his back seat driving.

Who is more stubborn?

We’re both pretty hard headed. But probably Nathan.

What do you like to do together?

Be at the beach, talk about the future, watch Seinfeld, eat out, play Rook, bike…

Who is the first to admit when they’re wrong?

Always me. I’m the peacemaker.

Who’s parents do you see the most?

It’s pretty equal.

Who kissed who first?

Nathan kissed me.

Who proposed?

He did an amazing job. There were fireworks. Literally.

Who’s more sensitive?

Me. Especially when I’m pregnant.

Who has more friends?

I’m better at making friends. He’s great at maintaining friendships.

Who wears the pants in the family?

We both have a variety of pants. Jeans, sweats, dress slacks… No really, it depends on the issue.

Best features?

His long eyelashes, and smile.

What is his best quality?

There are three:

1. His encouragement and support.

2. He's such a great dad.

3. His conviction to the things he knows to be true.