Not just Hazel, Finn (as mom and dad call him) and their brother Henri, born June 18, 2007, didn’t have a variety of clues from a young age that their parents didn’t have typical 9-5s, whether it was all traveling or playing on film sets and in Broadway theater costumes rooms or having the occasional Oscar winner (aside from their mother) stop by their home in Malibu, where they have lived since becoming a family of five.
“We’re just thankful for the feeling we have to be like any other family on the street,” Roberts told the WSJ. “I’m not questioning it, frankly.”
Unlike their neighbors, however (or, perhaps like them, Malibu being a pretty nice place), they also have a few other homes, including the 30-acre ranch near Taos, New Mexico, where Roberts and Moder got married in July. 4, 2002, and where the actress historically liked to spend as much time as possible. But since kids go to school in Southern California, that’s where most of the magic – family meals, holiday baking, mah-jongg with friends, knitting and embroidery. , birthday parties, soccer games, surfing and skateboarding – takes place.
“There are days when as soon as you are done making breakfast and cleaning the kitchen it is time to start lunch and by the time you are done you are making dinner and think there has to be. have a menu that we can order from, ”said Roberts in the UK Telegraph in 2009. “But there are days when it’s so creative and so much fun and my kids will help me out and like anyone who’s a mother or wife, it becomes part of your day. Some days, it’s great – fun and some days it’s a chore. “
And as the kids grew steadily, some things haven’t changed, other than the fact that they became even more important to Roberts as a mother.