Wednesday, December 8, 2010

About Rowan

Rowan's turning ONE in a little over a week, and because of my HIATUS, I haven't talked about him exclusively in a while. So, here is a post just about Rowan.

He is really, really sweet. His eyes light up and dance when he smiles. He loves to play in our playroom. He is quite fond of his brother and sister. And his Dad and I, for that matter. Lately, though, he has been in a "Daddy" phase. If Dean walks into the room and doesn't pick him up, he has a giant meltdown..............did I mention he has a temper? Somehow, even though I've been busier this first year of his life than EVER before, he got really spoiled and decided he was in charge. We're working on it. It is really only an issue at bedtime, as in he doesn't prefer to sleep in his crib. But we are working on it and it is slowly getting better.

He is taking 3-4 steps at a time now, and he steps sideways. He babbles, mostly "dadadadada" and "uh-oh." He weighs about 22 pounds, he doesn't seem as tall as Deacon was. He fits into mostly 12-18 month clothes.

When I think back, I was REALLY shocked to be pregnant with Rowan. Totally unexpected and not an easy time in our lives, so adding another pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and all that stuff entails was not what we had in mind. But, I can say with 100% confidence that God has a plan for little Rowan T...........and we would be missing something without him. He's perfect and I am so thankful for him.

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Friday, December 3, 2010


Hello, readers. As you've hopefully noticed, I've been on quite the HIATUS.

[hahy-ey-tuhs] –noun, plural -tus·es, -tus.
a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.


I guess having three kids, a part-time job, and a budding bakery business has kept me from this blog which I so love. Or loved. It has been so long since I did this regularly that now when I think about blogging, I cringe and say "ohhhhh my blooooooooggggg.............." I have been reading a lot of blogs. I have some new hobbies since last time I wrote regularly. We also moved to another house, I wrecked my minivan, and my baby is almost 1. See what you've missed? I don't write this post to tease you. Or to appease you. Because...........


So check back often!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Time Flies.........

When you're raising kids!

How did this precious little baby girl with the sweetest smile....
(this photo won her a beautiful baby contest, just fyi!)

Go from being so little.............

To being in KINDERGARTEN????
Lola Grace is growing up. We have an all-day school-going kid on our hands now!
She likes it a lot so far. Of course she's making a new friend every day and learning so much already. Deacon and Rowan are becoming best buds while their ringleader is gone during the day. I think they'll be ganging up on her by Christmas break.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Four Month Old Rowan!

Rowan is growing and growing! Although he has not had his 4-month checkup yet, I weighed him the other day and he is 18 pounds! He laughs, cooes, and smiles at all of us now. He wants to be held most of the time, which is a challenge......but we are making it. (sort of) I was going to hold off on solids as long as possible, but this kid is one hungry dude, so I gave him his first cereal yesterday. Surpirse - he liked it! Here are some pics of our roly-poly little man, in the bath with a strategically-placed rubber duckie.

All stretched out!

"Get this duck offa me!"

He likes to stare at his hands. It's his new trick.

I love his rolls.

Precious boy. So thankful for him!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blogger app

I am trying out a new app to see if I can blog from my phone.  Hopefully it works! In the meantime, here are a few pics of my cuties!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rowan Timothy and Billy Bean

Billy Bean was Dean's Cabbage Patch Kid. He was passed down to our kids.

Here is Rowan and Billy Bean!

You may remember this photo of Deacon and Billy Bean too!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Since I Last Posted....

It's busy busy around here! I have tons and tons of pictures to share. I'll try to catch up.

We moved Deacon to a toddler bed. Then moved him back to his crib when he got up 85,000 times. Since then, he has a new, special toddler bed that he is staying in a little better. Pics of that later.
Bathtime shenanigans.
Lola and Deacon spent 6 days in Dallas over Spring Break. Dean and I worked, slept, and hung out with Rowan.
They had a great trip!

Rowan turned 3 months! He is getting so big and showing a lot of personality. He prefers his parents over anyone else. Chunky baby!
It's hard to tell, but his eyes have turned the same color as Deacon's, pretty blue!
St. Patrick's Day getup
Big 3 month old boy!