Thursday, December 30, 2010

we are alive!!

hey all! sorry for no updates in awhile! we've had a crazy last few weeks.

here's a fast update:

we all had the flu...
we had 5 different christmas celebrations...
we've driven over 20 some hours...
I got a bad nasty cold :(
we went to two weddings...
we celebrated my grandparents 50th anniversary...
I photographed one of the weddings...
survived Rome's first sickness...
got to hang with LOTS of family...
cooked a prime rib for the first time...
made over a dozen different holiday goodies...
watched a lot of football...
and much much more!!

i'll post more details soon! I just wanted to give a taste!

hope you all had a great christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

high chair

We've finally gotten a high chair! after searching and searching I finally found one I liked.
  • It was under $80
  • It will work for boy or girl
  • It was great quality
  • It has two trays
  • It is machine washable
  • It converts from a high chair to a booster chair
  • It's big enough for my big boy :)
  • It reclines in 3 positions
Roman LOVES it. I love it. He'll sit and eat so much better then he has thus far. I can pull it over by me while I cook and he loves being able to see what I'm doing. Before high chair he would hang out around my feet- constantly pulling himself on my legs to try and stand up.

The day we bought it, I was making cookies and testing it out;

He LOVED licking the beaters :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas decorating and quick update :)

Yea for christmas!! I recently realized that Nov through Feb are my absolutely favorite months. It definitely helps that i have back to back trips to see family in NE :) This year is a first for us because this is the first year we've somewhat decorated for Christmas.

I must brag on my husband- he bought me a Christmas tree two weeks before thanksgiving with some of his birthday money. Isn't he awesome??!! We set it up immediately after he bought it. Also, I decided to make our stockings. I was surprised at how easy this was~ they were about 3.00 a piece and I made them EXTRA big :) I also made my wreath this year- i saw the design in a magazine and thought it was super cute!

I need to explain this picture:
The other night, Roman was a mess- i think we were up 17 times trying to get him to sleep. He'd fall asleep immediately into the bouncing, but as soon as we layed down he was awake. We ended up trying to wake him up FULLY and give him a bath. finally he fell asleep. It was a LONG night. The next day after Tyler got home from work he had roses and Inception for me. It was so sweet. He got them because the night before had been rough. Do I have the most amazing husband or what!?!?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


On Sunday afternoon, Tyler got together with some of the other guys he's playing with in the winter basketball leagues this year. This was the first time we've had Rome in the gym since he's been walking and crawling. It was fun to see his fascination with everything!!

here's a quick video of him playing with daddy :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Last Saturday was Siloam's christmas parade. We are so blessed to have family that lives on the street of the parade- we watched from their windows (so glad to stay warm) Roman LOVED watching the bands the most- loud music is his thing :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

9 months

roman is nine months old! that's 3/4 of a year. This last month, Rome has grown in so many measurably ways!
-he's walking
-he's running and then falling
-he has 6 teeth
-he is in mostly 12-18 month clothes
-he wears size 4 shoes
-he jabbers constantly and says, "dadada" and "ba ba" (ball i think :)
-he loves all types of food except sour stuff
-he walks and claps
-he's started to dance a little to music
-he loves the christmas tree
-when he's really happy, he smiles and sucks in to make noises (it's really funny)
-he "talks" to kauzie
-he stands up without having to pull himself up
-he takes a 9:30 nap for about 1/2 hour then a 1:00 nap for about an hour.
-bed times around 9 pm

this was a chore! he doesnt' like laying down at ALL when he's awake!

he LAUGHS all the time when he's walking

walking through the living room:
crash and burn:

jumping up to me:

Duke Game

On the way to NE for Thanksgiving, Tyler, Rome and I went to a Duke game in KC. It was Rome and my first game and ty's 2nd. It was so fun to be able to see all the players and coaches that we hear ty talk about a lot :) This was also a fun game to attend because it was Coach K's 800th win while at duke! WOO HOO!! it was a challenge because the game started after 9 pm. Rome did really well.. after the game we traveled 4 for hours to NE. It was a very fun day!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thanksgiving in NE

This is LONG delayed! Ty, Rome and I went to Thanksgving in NE this year. We went out to Timberlake (a summer ranch camp) to spend some time with our extended family. it was fun to see cousins that we haven't seen in over 8 years! we spent the rest of the break with my fam, watching football and just relaxing :)
Roman playing with Remington the dog :)
Rome went right to great grandpa Arden and...
miraculously, Great grandpa put him to sleep!!
Great Great Grandma Clancy gives Rome Kisses!
We watched the NE game...

Played with the uncles..
(sorry shel if you don't like this pic- i just LOVE it!) made some puppy chow and hung out in the kitchen...
Played with Great grandma Elge...
learned how to balance a bit more...
fell asleep on the porch swing with Grandma Kelly...
Played on the toy tractor in Grandpa's shop...

Worked on the car with Grandpa!!

What a busy trip!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MY SIS Is having a BABY!!!

So i am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!!

my little sis and her husband mike are having a baby! She's 15 weeks today!! It's such a funny and wonderful feeling to know your sis is prego! I got to see them during our time in NE and she is just BEAUTIFUL and glowing like a prego momma :) she's one of the most petite and tiniest people i've ever known so its not surprising that her belly is already showing :) here's a few pics of her and I from over the years :)

at my wedding
at her wedding
fall 2009
fall 2006
baseball game 2008 (or 2009 :S)
2009 at wicked

i'm just so happy for them! they started a blog to tell their story- here's the link
it's adorable!