These are my favorite pictures from Easter. My grandma is an amazing person. When asked who is my role model my answer would ber her. She is strong, gentle, the most loving person I know. She is giving without end. She has taught me (as well as the rest of my family)by example how to love in every circumstance without fail. She loves the Lord and he shines through her. She showed me the power of prayer. Her love for her family runs so deep. There is nothing she wouldn't do for any of us. It makes me sad when I realize that Roman doesn't get to see her very often. Having these pictures means so much to me.
Roman is not much on the cuddling. He is so busy. It was Sunday afternoon he was so tired, but refused to calm down enough to fall asleep. Grandma took him and rocked him in this chair--she was singing--it wasn't two minutes and Roman was sound asleep. She is so calming. I remember her rocking me, and I remember how safe I would feel in her arms. I love you grandma.
Friday, March 28, 2008
We went to Mena last weekend for Easter. My cousin, "Aunt Britt", rode in the back seat with Roman. I heard her taking lots of pictures. They were playing peek-a-boo. Roman was having a great time, and the pictures she took were super cute. Thank you Britt for being such a great cousin, awesome friend, and for loving Ro so much. Check out my sweet baby.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This weekend we celebrated Easter early with the Laney side because we will be out of town on Easter. It was a nice day. Roman didn't get into finding eggs so we would prop him in front of a tree with eggs around it and try to get a picture. proof of his first Easter. He has a super cute Easter outfit, but due to the colder weather he didn't get to wear it. Hopefully next Sunday. Anyways, my mother in law, Brenda, does a really cool thing for the little kids. She hides a present for them. So as well as looking for eggs they know there is a present in the yard. Roman got a gift with several different things in it, but one of the things is a little baseball game. Not sure how to describe it, but when you hit the ball it makes a lot of noise, and cheering. He loves it. He's played with it a lot in the last two days. Here are some pictures of our day.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I was looking forward to this day all week. Family was coming up we were going to go to the large children consignment sale, eat lunch and shop. What fun!!! Unfortunately due to the threat of snow they decided not to come. Determined not to stay home---again for the 4th day in a row, I bundled Roman up and made it to the Rhea Lana sale. That's about it, Roman cried the whole time. I did get some great summer stuff, but I did it in about 15 minutes then we headed back home. Poor guy. I thought he was feeling better, but he's been asleep since we got home. When did going out, even if it is just one place, become such a treat? I wonder how having more children will impact my life. I want several more, and can't wait.Roman has been such a huge blessing. The best thing ever.
I just wonder because I feel like I run around like a crazy person most of the time. John Mark doesn't even recognize me when he gets home. I'm crabby and tired. I have stayed in a t-shirt and sweats all day. Don't get me wrong I love staying at home. I just hope that soon we will get a routine down. One where we go out and enjoy the day. One where I find fun things to do without spending lots or any money. One where when John Mark says , Hey lets go get pizza I don't run to put on my best outfit ( because its the first time I've really dressed all week).
I will say that being a stay at home mom is truly a gift. I know how blessed I am stay home. I just need to get into a routine. All of us who do stay home should get together. Even if it is just to walk the mall. It would be fun.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
We had such a wonderful weekend and I'm just now posting about it. It was 65 degrees all weekend. We had friends over and BBQ'd ( John Mark and I love BBQing). It was wonderful. We are so ready for spring and summer. We have an outdoor baby. He had lots of fun--once he warmed up to the grass. Yes, he had a new found fear of grass. he would look at it and cry, but after awhile of John Mark playing with him on it he started to actually enjoy it. John Mark and DAn were playing catch in the yard and Roman was totally captivated. It was cute. I hope everyones week is going well. Tomorrow some family is coming up and I'm really excited to see them...just some girl time will be great.
Roman has his first cold. Everytime he coughs it frazzles me. I feel so bad for him. He doesn't seem to care. He's as smiley as ever. I'm not sure that it isn't allergies. He hasn't had any fever and I pray he doesn't get any. Point of this post......does anyone know good tricks to help him sleep better? That's the only time he seems to cough is when he is down flat. Suggestions would be great. Thanks