19 April 2006

happy late easter

So I had good intentions of posting this on Easter, but Roman had other plans. This is actually the third time I have sat down to work on this, and I am sure it will not be the last before it is actually done and posted. Roman has had bad colic lately, and to top it all off he got a bad cold yesterday. The colic has been helped by giving him oval at every feed, me taking fennel tabs, and no dairy products for me. So of course I crave milk all day long, but what can ya do.
My family was up for Easter weekend and they all got sick with a really bad cold when they got home. So who knows where it came from, but Roman got it too. The poor little guy can't breath lying down, so he sleeps in our arms or in his new swing. Lucky grandpa Stew and uncle Kurt got him a swing for Easter!
Besides Ro getting sick Easter weekend was lots of fun with my family up here to visit. I love when people haven't seen Ro for awhile and they can see how much he has grown and changed. He is very smiley now and is focusing on things and faces a lot better. He even manages a few smiles through the coughing and sneezing and stuffy nose and fever he has right now. Here are a few pictures from Easter weekend.

Smiley Ro in his silly easter hat with his presents from grandma and grandpa - a swing and a teddy bear.

Easter hat and chubby belly

Roman was being a happy boy one day so we did a bit of an easter photo shoot. Here are a few pics from it.

09 April 2006

little laker

The proud papa and the little Laker fan sat down to watch the game together the other day in their Laker gear. They even brought out Ro's first basketball. (I wish I could say Brad got it especially for Ro because that would be funny, but he already had it) Now they are just waiting for the chubby boy to grow a few more inches so the Lakers pjs fit! I think a Dallas Mavericks onsie would look better, but don't tell Brad.

07 April 2006

good ol' southern alberta

At the end of March Roman and I went down to my parents house a few days early and then Brad came down for his spring break. It was tons of fun and I had lots of help with Ro so it was a nice break. My mom and I went on lots of walks and enjoyed the nice weather. Brad and Kurt went snowboarding for a day and I was REALLY sad I couldn't go. My parents offered to watch Ro, but I just don't think my body would have done that great after not even a month had gone by since I had him. So this was the first winter in 6 years that I haven't been snowboarding. This trip was the first time Brad's parents got to see Roman. Dixie brought some pictures of Brad as a newborn and the two of them look quite a bit alike. Jacklyn was up staying with her parents so I got to see her and Luke, and of course get my bangs trimmed. (Thanks again Jack!) I spent some time with Jill and Brittany too. Always fun to catch up. My grandparents from Utah were up for a few days for Roman's blessing. He is the second (by three days) great grandchild on my mom's side of the family. One of the best parts of the trip was being able to stay in the hot tub as long as I wanted - none of this five minute stuff like everyone made me do when I was pregnant! Besides getting spoiled Ro did a lot of growing on our trip. The Friday before we came home he weighed 11 lbs and was 24 1/2 inches long. I have a big pile of stuff he has already grown out of, thankfully most of it was given to me. My mom and I had to go to Lethbridge halfway through the week because he had no PJs that fit him. Everyone says it will amaze you how fast time goes and how fast they grow, man were they right! It was fun to spend time with family and share Roman with them. I think everyone likes me and Brad more now because we bring Ro with us. To prove my point - my family is probably coming up to Edmonton for easter weekend, not even two full weeks after we were down there. So thanks Ro! (we really know it is all Ro not us, but we'll take what we can get!) Here are a few pictures we took when we were down south.

I just added this picture because I like it. I love little boys in overalls, and I tricked Brad into putting on a striped polo shirt like Ro, he he he.

Roman met the puppies. Chief was good and only sniffed at him. Mattie wanted to lick him to death everytime she saw him, but she got a little better as she got used to him. They both really love the smell of babies and were constantly sniffing all his stuff and evreyone else after they held him. When we went to Hill Spring they sniffed around the house all afternoon looking for him. I can't wait until he is old enough to actually play with them.

Since coming home Ro does not like to sleep or nap in his crib or playpen, I wonder why????

There was alot of catching up on sleep - the only thing wrong with this picture is I should be sleeping, not taking the picture!

04 April 2006

blessing day

Roman was blessed at church when we were down in Raymond. Here are a few pictures from his blessing day. And before anyone askes, it is not a skirt it's a kilt. We got the same tartan pattern as Kurt's kilt and he wore his and played the bagpipes at the family dinner we had after the blessing.
My mom, Brad's mom, and my grandpa all bore thier testimonies in the meeting and my testimony was renewed and strenghtened by this and by seeing my worthy priesthood holder able to bless our baby. It was a special day both spiritually and by being able to be together with family and friends. Unfortunatly there are a few people who still think they need to avoid family funcitons by staying in Halifax so they couldn't be there...
My grandparents (my mom's parents) were able to come up from Salt Lake. Roman is the first grandchild for my parents and the second great grandchild by three days for my grandparents. So here is a picture of my grandma, my mom, me, Paige, and Roman.