Sunday, May 9, 2010

Isaac's Birthday

Next stop, Isaac's 1st birthday! I can't believe my baby is 1! He's such a little man now. Isaac, you are a fantastic son, and I love you so much! You have brought such happiness to us, and have the most delightful personality. Everyone you come across is smitten instantly with your charming smile, and playfully shy attitude. Love you lil' Ike.

For Isaac's birthday we went to the farm with Ken, Kate and Jared when all of the baby animals were around. It was a fun adventure, and worked wonders for wearing the kids out in time for naps. Wahoo!
Later that afternoon he got to open his presents...
...and eat some CAKE! He was loving it, and begged for more when he finished his piece.Luckily no broken bones this birthday, although the poor kid went in for surgery to get tubes in his ears the day before. What a trooper.

Playing Catch-up

With everything going on while Paul has been away, blogging has been rather low on my to-do list. My moments of free time have been minimal, miniscule, micro, next to nil etc etc, but I have a moment now and thought I'd try to catch up on some of what's been going on in the Rose household.

First off we had a birthday bash for Aaron, who turned three in March. He is getting to be so grown up now, and is a delight to have in the family. Aaron, you are the biggest sweetheart and I can't tell you how much I love being your mom. We are so blessed to have you with us. You brighten my days, and give me plenty of reasons to smile. What a character, and a joy.

We had some unexpected excitement the evening of his birthday, when Logan accidentally fell on Isaac. I don't think I have ever heard Isaac scream like he did then. Turns out, his leg was broken. More specifically, a growth plate in his left femur. Poor kid had yet another trip to the ER for an x-ray and a splint. His leg has healed now, but sometimes he still crawls with his leg splayed out at a funny angle as if he still has the splint on. It is pretty funny to watch.
Then the next day, Aaron fell off the teeter totter and gained a scrape from his forehead to his chin.
I think I am ready for all of the excitement to die down. I don't know if the kids will survive this time that daddy is away!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday Paul!

Wow! 30 years old! One more decade down. Since I can't be in Iraq with him to celebrate, I will instead devote this blog to Paul with 30 things I love about him. If you're not interested in reading mushy stuff, might as well check back later when we have more silly pictures of the boys. This one is for my hubby!
1. I love his smile that stretches from ear to ear.
2. I love it when he laughs so hard he throws his head back.
3. I love that he is so easy to read. His face is very expressive!
4. I love that he is handy. He can fix about anything.
5. I love how well he takes care of his family. He works so hard for us, and I know it.
6. I love that he is tuned in to what other people are thinking and feeling. He senses things.
7. I love that he honors his priesthood and covenants.
8. I love how interested he is in other people. He truly cares.
9. I love his strong testimony in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a rock.
10. I love that he is always trying to be better.

11. I love how observant he is. He notices the things that I do for him and the family.
12. I love it when he holds me in his arms and just lets me cry when I need to.
13. I love him for helping around the house. He does dishes, changes diapers, vacuums, brushes teeth etc. etc. etc.
14. I love that he wants to take us places. Whether it is the park down the street or to Europe, he is constantly looking for memories to make.
15. I love it that he is such a great daddy. He loves our little boys and lets them know it.
16. I love what a great listener he is.
17. I love that I can ask him anything and he knows the answers. He is a walking encyclopedia.
18. I love how much he makes me laugh.
19. I love him for being such an optimist. He never complains, even when I wish he would!

20. I love it how he motivates me to be a better person.
21. I love how he makes others feel comfortable around him.
22. I love how he treats his mom. He is a good son.
23. I love watching his golf swing. It is such a fluid graceful motion.
24. I love that he is so good at what he does. He is a fantastic dentist.
25. I love that he sits down and watches chick-flicks with me. He may not love them himself, but he knows I do and the gesture means a lot.
26. I love the exact blue-green of his eyes. I hope one of our kids gets them.
27. I love that he is a Jack-of-all-trades. He's good at just about anything he takes up.
28. I love his eye for aesthetics. He has good taste.
29. I love his focus and determination. He will succeed in anything he does.
30. I love how much he loves me too.

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY PAUL! I love you so much, and am grateful for your birth! Be safe and come home to us soon!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Isaac is crawling!

I know his crawling means things are going to get tougher around here, but I just can't help but be excited for him! I'm a proud mama!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


We have been letting Isaac try new foods lately, with some rather comical results at times. Here is our attempt with home-cooked squash.

...and just to add some more humor to the post, here are some more fun pictures of our little guy.
Does this mean he's rooting for Edward?

Isaac is now our third son to wear this old shirt of Paul's, from when he was a baby. I wish I could post them all up together, but alas our computer is in storage.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

It's about time I started posting again, and what a better time to post than Christmastime!

The boys loved decorating the Christmas tree. It was so funny to see only the bottom half decorated, because that was all they could reach. Aaron took preference to some of the branches which became heavily laden with the ornaments he crowded on there.

Gingerbread house decorating has become a tasty tradition. Most of the candy ended up in their mouths instead of on the house.

Another tradition is opening up new jammies on Christmas Eve. They were a HUGE hit since they sponsored the boys favorite things: Lego Star Wars, and Buzz Lightyear. Aaron's nose looks a little funny in this picture because he smashed it earlier that day falling down some cement stairs head first. We were afraid he broke his nose, but it seems to be okay now.

Our live nativity. This is the third Christmas I have had a baby boy around, which makes the season feel special to me. It makes it really easy to imagine the baby Jesus, which leaves me wanting to snuggle my baby warm and tight.

Couldn't resist a blackmail picture. He's just so cute I couldn't help myself!

Honestly, though, it's been a rather blue Christmas. I miss my honey, and my heart ached for him knowing he was spending Christmas without his family. I love you, Paul! These blogs are for you too now! May they serve as a journal of your time away, and bring a smile to your face as you see your sweet children. You've got good genes, love! :-)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Farewell IN Arms

It actually happened. Today is the day I have been dreading for months. Today I had to say goodbye to my husband. He is being deployed to Iraq until July 2010. I have heard from many that "seven months isn't too bad" or "at least he's a only a dentist." Well, it's a long time to me. Keep him in your prayers, he certainly will be in mine.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New York, NY

We are becoming very aware that our time out East is drawing to a quick close. Before we finish our time out here, we wanted to take a few special trips. On our list, the Big Apple! We had one full day to take a go at New York City.
The Empire State Building

Times Square

We also had to stop by the M&M store downtown.

This Chewbacca is made all of Legos at the F A O Schwartz toy store.

This is the whole reason Rebecca wanted to go to New York. To play on the big piano that you see in the movie "Big" at F A O Schwartz. She's even attempting Chopsticks.

We even got to meet the friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
By the end of the day we were too tired to get much closer to the Statue of Liberty, so the little speck in the distance would have to do.
By the end of the day the kids were exhausted, as evidenced by the awkward position Aaron fell asleep in. Even little Isaac was all tuckered out. Man, it sure is rough being carried around all day!

What a trip!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Our Bargain Baby

Look closely...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

What do these items have in common?

Post a comment to find out! :-)