Meeting Kollyns Sophie. My new love story.

Today I'm sharing something incredibly special. It's so beautiful and close to my heart that I debated whether or not to even post it because it's so precious to me.  But I think my kids will appreciate it as they grow older and I think others will appreciate it as well. I've compiled videos and photos from the first few hours of Kollyns Sophie's life. From the moment we found out "it" was a "she" to her first cries to the first meeting of all my babies. The way Briggs and Kerigan reacted when they met her is something I will treasure deep down in my soul forever.  These photos and video represent the most magical moments of my entire life. 

Let me preface it by telling you that Briggs had a "birth plan" too. You somewhat know mine by now so let me give you some insight to his...

Around the last month of pregnancy I told him that once the baby was born, Daddy was going to come out to the waiting room and announce, "IT'S A ________!"
And Briggs was not happy about this. He told me, "no, that's not how we're going to do it." This was his plan:
  • Once the baby is born, Daddy will come out to get me and Kerigan in the waiting room...but don't tell us anything!
  • Then I'm going to look at Baby Bunny and decide what it is. 
  • Then I'll tell Kerigan.
  • After that, if it's a boy, I'll put on a blue bow tie and Kerigan will put on a blue bow. If it's a girl, I'll put on a pink bow tie and Kerigan's bow will be pink.
  • Then we'll go out and tell Papa and Pops, "IT'S A _______!"

And I told Briggs, "You know what, buddy, thats a GREAT idea." And so that was our birth plan. It warmed my heart that he was taking so much ownership in it. He told everyone he knew about his plan...and then melted their hearts too. 

So without any further delay, I give you the best morning of our lives:

I'm overwhelmed to tears every time I think about those first days at the hospital. We are so so grateful for these three little beautiful beings. What a gracious, incredible, wonderful Father we serve! I'm ultimately so thankful to share these precious moments with everyone because it's my ultimate Robinson love story. God bless you all!

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving has to be one of my favorite holidays. Faith, family and food :-) This year, we are especially grateful for our newest little addition too.  We had an awesome family weekend. We didn't over-plan or over-commit. We just enjoyed the four day weekend being us. Oh, how my weary soul needed that!

These best buddies, though.

She's thankful for him...and I'm thankful for them. <3

tutus and microphones...this is Kerigan

Just add Kolly to the picture and there you have my definition of love.

Kissies from my Sissy

Thankful for his joyful spirit!

Annual birthday buddy photo

Sisters with our girls.


Briggs wanted a picture of Papa with his grandboys ;-)

And now, feastin' time! 
My parents cooked an AMAZING meal for all of us...So grateful for them.
All five cousins either at or close to the cousin table :-)





We love this crazy, silly, precious, sweet time in our lives right now. What beautiful blessings the Lord has brought us this year! We hope y'all enjoyed time with family and loved ones too!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kerigan Kay is three.

See that precious newborn? Nope, not Kolly (although Kolly Dolly is indeed so precious). It's the girl that won over our hearts three short years ago. Sweet Kerigan, three years ago today, you rocked our worlds. The moment I saw your sweet little face, I was hooked. And getting to know your heart over these years, makes me fall deeper in love every day. 

Its been approximately 1,095 + nine months in which we've been inseparable. You are my best little buddy who helps me see the world in such a different light. People say you look like me, but you cannot deny that you have the exact same smile as your daddy...and his sense of humor, personality, light-heartedness, silliness, compassion for others, etc. Maybe that's why you and I are SO compatible-because you are your father's daughter. And your daddy truly makes me a better person by always seeing the good, going with the flow, loving on others first and enjoying the ride just a little bit more...just like you, sweet girl.

three months.

one year.

photo: loree alayne photography
two years.


Our little lady, Kerigan...

  • loves it when mommy gives her a mani/pedi (She usually prefers purple polish)
  • speaking of purple...she's obsessed
  • has not even batted an eye during the transition of becoming a big sister. She loves her Kolly and never acts jealous towards her. She only smothers her with snuggles and kisses. And she only talks to her in the sweetest most sincere soft sweet baby voice
  • looks up to her Briggy but will sometimes push his buttons (poor buddy) But they truly are best friends- which is more evident now since Kolly girl made her debut.
  • she is a social little bug. She loves her peers and prays for them daily. She calls everyone "friend" if she doesn't remember their name :)
  • doesn't do well around adult men unless they are in her immediate family. Unless you're daddy or one of her grandpas...forget about getting near her (once in a while she'll give her uncles some love too)
  • she has an innate nurturing spirit. if anyone gets hurt, she's the first to come to their aid. 
  • Kerigan is our free spirit. tidiness and order annoys her. she loves to sing throughout the day. and its never the same song twice. she just makes them up. she also loves to dance...especially to her "wiggle worship" music
  • she is still a Disney girl and Minnie is her favorite. In fact, Minnie is the only character (at Disney, or even Santa, easter bunny, etc) that she won't scream her head off if she gets within a 10 foot radius.
  • loves to help mommy cook for real and could spend days in her play kitchen prepping her "pretend nummies"
  • loves to snack but hates to eat big meals in one sitting. she doesn't mind eating dinner as long as we give her a while to do it. if I clean up her plate sometime two hours later, she tells me she wasn't done and gets bent out of shape
  • speaking of snacking, the girl loves chocolate just like her brother. she's not a big ice cream  or banana fan (what?!), but is really a healthy eater. she'll choose carrots and hummus over chips any day. but her one weakness: cupcakes.
  • and then speaking of cupcakes, thats one of her many nicknames: (cupcake), pippa, pipsqueak, kerbear, trinket, sissy, sis, lovey...
  • she'll do anything to make us laugh. daddy may have to share the "family jokester" crown with her. they have their own language sometimes.
  • loves baby dolls, princesses, tutus and bows
  • but you're also our little athlete. you love running, riding your bike and turn every ball into a soccer ball.
  • is quite the artist. she loves to color, paint and design on all kinds of media...paper, chalkboards, her brother... ;-)
  • she is just awesome to hang out with. she manages to lift anyone's spirits and will certainly make you smile.
For her birthday she requested Minnie Mouse and pizza. So tonight as we celebrate with family, Minnie Mouse and pizza it is! We love you Kerigan Kay. God blessed us on so many levels when he brought that little bright-eyed, joyful little soul into our lives three years ago. 

Today is your day, my darling girl. Happy Birthday!

One Month with Kollyns Sophie

Our sweet dolly is one month old. What a beautiful month its been getting to know her. Our precious Kolly has learned to snuggle her way in perfectly. When you have your third, you don't get to live in a cave for 6 weeks like you do with your first. Life keeps going and doesn't stop. And Kolly is loving the ride. She's already enjoyed two trips to the zoo to celebrate Zooboo, took part in some pumpkin patchin' that comes with a hay ride, park days, school drop off and pick up, dance parties and play dates. 

Whenever I'm by myself with all three kids, Briggs insists we take the double stroller or wagon somewhere fun. And I remind him I have three babies now. Then he says, "no big deal...just have Kolly sit in that green thing you wear." (ergo carrier) These kids have such a zest for life...I just have to remind them mama needs to slow down sometimes ;-) And I'm learning to slow down. I'm learning to say "no" to things I still want to do. Because these little newborn days are just so precious. And sometimes our favorite days are spent all day at home in our jammies...just kissin' on our Kolly Dolly.

Kolly's One Month Stats:
  • 23 inches (98%)
  • 9 lbs 14 oz (75%)
  • head circumference: 37 cm

Just look how much she's already grown in four weeks:

This is what we have learned about our Kollyns this month: 
  • She is a SNUGGLERRRRRR (She wants to cozy up with someone all day er-ry day...and I'm not complaining)
  • She loves to be swaddled when she's not being snuggled. Faux snuggled.
  • She only has about one fussy hour a day...probably because she just wants us to snuggle her (are you sensing a theme with her?)
  • Kolly is finally figuring out her days and nights (whoop whoop!)
  • She prefers baby carrier over stroller/car seat
  • She loves lights.
  • She calms when she hears music or singing. Her brother and sister have created a whole playlist for her on spotify. Their favorite to sing to her is "Jolly Holiday" from Marry Poppins. But instead of "Oh its a jolly holiday with Mary"...we sing "with Kolly" and they giggle the whole time
  • I literally could kiss her every waking second of every day. And she burrows right into me when I do. I'm surprised with how much hair she still has because all the kisses she receives.
  • She is still so hispanic-looking. Definitely the most out of all three. So thankful for my little Latina. Sometimes I'm taken aback at how much she looks like my Grandma Vargas.
  • Her favorite person to nap with is Daddy. Maybe Ry finally got a daddy's girl ;-)
  • We've made it a routine that Kolly reads bed time stories in Briggy's bed every night. He loves his special time with her.
  • And Kerigan...she loves to mama Kolly. I've never seen our big girl so nurturing and intentional with her love. It is so awesome to witness.

We ADORE you, Kolly Doll. Fist pumps for your first month!!