Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I could post pictures for hours. My sweet Trav is 36 today and as I type that, it feels old to me. We've been together almost 15 years and it's weird to think I met him right off his mission when he was 21. Regaurdless of a few grey hairs, I love that man. He is so good and I would be lost without him. He's a terrific Papa and the sweetest husband. Just the other day, he cut out construction paper hearts for me, priceless. I love you Trav, Happy Birthday!
Posted by Emily at 9:08 AM
15 months is a long time to breastfeed, I know, but tell Mr. Roman you are stopping and see how sad that makes him. He has not been a happy camper as I've been working on weaning him. It's such a crappy process. I'm down to 1 or 2 very short feedings with him a day now. Nursing is strange enough, feeding a ginormous toddler is even weirder and then trying to get your body to stop producing and your kid to understand why his favorite past time is dwindling- is never fun. He is doing great in his crib though I must say, I just wish his 2 am wake ups and early-to-rise sessions would stop. My sleep is barely exsistant to begin with, but getting a few hours a night chopped up in tiny bits is getting really old. I just want to sleep a few hours straight. One day, right?
Posted by Emily at 8:54 AM
Saturday night Miss Willow started throwing up in the middle of the night. Of course there was no warning, of course it was all over our carpet and of course it hasn't passed yet. We are 3 days into it and just when I swear she's on the mend, she has more explosive episodes. All over the carpet. I put sheets down at night, I cover things I don't want sprayed with vomit, but the poor girl is still pretty miserable. There's nothing worse than watching your tiny 4 year old puking over the toilet and crying because she hurts so much. No one else has had it yet, which is a blessing, but the past 3 nights have been pretty rough. I don't get much sleep to begin with, so the last 72 hours have been brutal. Get better honey bear.
Posted by Emily at 8:47 AM
The other day the girl's took all their treasures outside and had a picnic. At one point they had all their winter clothes on, they were sliding into the swimming pool and jumping on the tramp. They looked pretty cute out there lounging in an empty swimming pool. laughing and having a good time.
Posted by Emily at 8:37 AM
G-pa has been coming over a few times a week to walk the kids to school. Afterwards, we've been getting breakfast at McDonalds before going out to run our errands. Willow had fun on Friday playing at the remodeled play house (looking back, this is probably where she caught the stomach flu. If so, this is why I HATE these places and if not, I still hate these places!)
Posted by Emily at 8:23 AM
I wish I knew what possessed sweet, innocent, angel-like 4 year old's to cut their hair. If I knew- Mom's across the universe would thank me. Really Willow??? I handled it very well, and I can still pull a lot of it back- but I was NOT happy about it, I'm still angry, but what do you do? I keep the scissors up, but wouldn't you know- she chopped it with the art scissors!
Posted by Emily at 8:03 AM
The 3 places I feel the most at peace are: the temple, the ocean and on a motorcycle. There is just something so freeing about being on a bike, I could ride all day if I could so of course I was thrilled to go on a long ride with Dad last week. My friend Emily watched the kiddos and I dropped them off at 11:00, then drove over to Dad's. We drove up to Horseshoe Bend and had lunch at a little Mexican resturant, and then drove over and down into Emmett. We had the most gorgous day for riding. Although cold in the morning, it was pure Heaven. We dressed warm, enjoyed the sun and awed over the breath taking colors of Fall. The air was crisp, the ride was great and we even stopped and said Hi to Shane & Chelsea while we were a few blocks away. Sadly, it was time to go home though. 5 hours wasn't long enough, but I was greatful for the fun day we had together. Thanks Dad!
Posted by Emily at 7:49 AM
Monday, October 21, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I love this picture of Willow, it just melts my heart. Willow is such a sweet little girl. She loves to snuggle, watch cartoons, color, tends to shy away from people, LOVES to organize, loves bath time, likes to play games, writes her name, helps with Roman,loves peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, loves playing games on the kindle, knows most of her letters and numbers by sight and loves to hold Sunny (the rabbit). She is such a joy, is very tender and thinks she can't brush her inside teeth. She still has an invisable boyfriend named Derrick who has died several times now and keeps coming back to life to morph into something new. He randomly comes up in conversation which I find completely hiliarious! She loves her Papa, would live at Sister Green's house if I let her, talks about her teachers in Primary and loves to sit on our laps during church. She loves helping others, loves spending her dollars at the $ store and will finally let me put braids in her hair instead of pony's all the time. Unfortunatly, she still bites her nails. I love you silly girl!
Posted by Emily at 9:04 AM
Willow's birthday was on the 1st and it's hard to believe she is 4 already! She had a great party and a great turn out (kept it smaller this time!) I had some of her favorite foods there: peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, cheetos, Albertson's cookies, whales, fruit, cupcakes and brocoli. I threw in chicken salad sandwiches for the adults too ( I had been craving them!) The girls played a few games and then played. She opened presents and then ate cupcakes! That pretty much wraps it up for the birthday girl!!
Posted by Emily at 8:56 AM