Friday, April 29, 2011

Baby Boy #2

Its a boy!! We are so thankful for the healthy and positive ultrasound report. Thank you for all the prayers and support. I am 17 weeks along due October 10th- 4 days after Roman turns 2!! Let the fun begin...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

The first annual shirtless Easter Egg Hunt of the DiMarco family... 90 degree sunny day made for a wonderful day for egg hunting.

finding his first egg.
Figuring out to put the eggs in the basket...he did so well!
Mom hid the egg a little too high...but he managed to reach it anyway!!

Maggie was helping Roman sniff out eggs.
After all the egg hunting- it was time to divulge in the spoils.
He filled his mouth so full of jelly beans, it was running out of his mouth and down his belly- good thing we decided on the shirtless egg hunt.

Maggie hoping to partake in the findings because she helped find the eggs :)

All the egg hunting on this unseasonably hot day called for some serious refreshment.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not my baby for long...

Expecting our second child in October, Roman has decided that he may not be quite ready to give up his role as "baby".

I was pulling out all the baby equipment to take with us to Wisconsin and Roman decided to try it all back out again! He can't quite understand that a new baby is on the way, but that rude awakening will be here in 6 months. In the meantime, he is my baby and relishing every moment.

What a long and lean boy...he was out of that car seat at 7 months!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Don't people tell you to treasure these years, they'll be gone before you know it. Part of me wonders what there is to cherish on days like today... a child who takes a 20 minute nap and spends the next hour and a half fighting to fall back asleep, a child who refuses to say "please" yet throws a fit when he doesn't get what he wants, and the child who finds trouble when you are tied up with dinner. It is in this very moment that I wonder what there is to cherish but remember that children are a blessing and a gift from God- good, bad or ugly.

So today, Roman was in the mood where he was either in trouble or clinging to my legs crying while I am cooking dinner. I fully convinced myself that whatever was keeping him occupied enough to stay out of the kitchen was well worth any clean up I would have to do...that is until I found him in the bathroom unraveling the entire roll of toilet paper and dipping every piece in and out of the toilet and throwing it on the floor. It went something like this: Throw all the toilet paper in the toilet until sufficiently drenched, then pick it all out of the toilet and throw it on the floor and Repeat! So by the time i got out of my denial about the trouble he may be in and ventured to find him, the water was flowing freely across the floor and out the bathroom door with only a small driblet of water left in the toilet itself. Now the toilet was clogged, the sopping wet toilet paper was spread throughout the bathroom, the rug was drenched, Roman was disgusting from the toilet diving and I completely blanked on dinner in the oven. So after rinsing off roman and confining him to his high chair for dinner, I took to cleaning the bathroom in between trying to feed Roman only to remember the garlic toast was in the broiler as black as can be.

lesson learned- not all trouble is worth ignoring just to keep your toddler out of the kitchen while you are cooking dinner.

And one more thing got knocked off my moving to do list: Mop the bathroom floor!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teaching Proper Hygiene

Roman takes a lot of interest in what daddy is doing and today he learned a lesson in hygiene and how to trim your toe nails. Below he is intently watching the process...

Then he had to try to do it himself.

Maggie was intently watching to make sure those trimmers didn't come anywhere near her feet. Having her nails trimmed is her worst nightmare!

I am hoping this demonstration will ensure that Roman will enjoy getting his own nails trimmed more than he has in the past.