4.30.2009

Adventures in the Life of the Pometto Family

Words cannot begin to describe the last two days in our home. Or my emotional state for the last 2 days (or 8 months) But, of course, I'll give it a whirl. :)

To make the irony even greater, let me start by telling you that on Monday evening I was talking to Lindsay on the phone and telling her about my compulsive nesting habits. I told her that we are getting everything in the house super organized in anticipation of Judah's arrival (and by "we" I a mean, I have a list, and I do my best to conquer one item per day. I also force Joe and Tony to check off as many things as they can everyday.) I also add about 5 things to the list everyday, which is rather counter-productive, I know, but I can't help it!!

Anyway, I was also telling her that "Roman is going to stay in his crib until after Judah is born". I mean, "he can't get out yet" and "there will be plenty of time for him to transition later because Judah will be in our room for the first few months".

Famous last words.

No sooner than 6:45 am on Tuesday morning, did I hear a loud thud emerge from Roman's room. Joe and I were both awake and knew that Roman was too - remember, he likes to talk to himself a lot. :) I have been slightly paranoid about him figuring out how to escape his crib for quite a while, but I thought to myself, "Ruth Ann, you are probably over reacting. I bet he just kicked the side of the crib".

Then I heard his closet door open.

I turned my head to Joe with wide eyes, "Did he just...? Oh my gosh. Is he...??"

Joe runs into Romans room and announces "He's definitely out".

Perfect.

He didn't hurt himself, and he wasn't destroying anything so I guess part of me should be happy.

To make the day a bit more eventful, later in the morning Roman and I were playing in his toy room when he decided he was bored and was going to head to the living room to see what exciting endeavors might await him there. Of course everything in our house is "baby proof".

I finished picking up the blocks that we were building (apparently very dull) towers with, and then headed after him. I could hear his voice but it sounded like it was coming from kind of far away. Now, Roman really likes to get into the trash closet and find the broom. He'll pull it out and say "I'm gonna sweep up". He has also successfully closed himself in the laundry closet in the past. So, I start looking over there. He's not in either closet, so I head back out to the living room. Keep in mind, he has only been without supervision for about 27 seconds.

That's when I realized that the sliding glass door, which was LOCKED, is now wide open...and Roman is outside...standing on the cement slab...with his sippy cup...

I stand at the door dumbfounded for a moment.

He looks up at me. "I see trees and skies".

SERIOUSLY???

Needless to say, I have been on the verge of tears for the last 48 hours because I can't even keep my child in the house, much less in his crib.

4.20.2009

Fun with Roman and Carter

I was just going back through some OLD posts that I started and never finished when I came across this one with some adorable pictures and video.



I believe this video was taken sometime last spring, which would have made Carter probably around 8 months old? Pretty close to Judah's current age! Funny!

As I recall, Roman and Carter "made up" this game all on their own and were quite entertained for about a half hour! It was very entertaining for me, too! :)





video

I loved that bear crawl!!










Since these pictures were taken, Jim, Chelsey, and Carter have moved to Virginia. Jim got a job at the Pentagon. He's such a VIP. :) I miss them all so much, but especially my little buddy, Carter. I was blessed to be able to spend so much time with him for the first year and half of his life. I was so thankful that Jim and Chelsey asked me to watch him overnight a few times because we got to have SO much quality time and fun together!
And, seriously, how much does he look like Judah??
Love you, Carter!

4.18.2009

I feel like there is so much to say right now. And really, none of it will probably be of any interest to you. As I am sure you've noticed, I work best with lists:

1. It's currently 12:30 am and I'm blogging. What the heck am I thinking?? I should definitely be sleeping...

2. I got to spend the day with Roman and Carter. It was amazing. They are so cute and have so much fun together right now. I can't wait to see what they will be like in a couple of years. Hilarious photos and videos to come...let's just say they involve Roman teasing Carter with a blanket...which they both found to be funniest game ever.

3. Have I mentioned that we have to put Roman to bed in backwards PJs these days??? Oh yes, that's right. He has figured out how to remove his PJs and his diaper immediately upon awakening in the morning. This made for several days of serious cleaning upon me entering his room. I know what you're thinking, "why not go for the two piece PJs with a onesie underneath"? Yeah...tried that too. He's a little Houdini, what can I say?

4. Joe is headed to Nashville on Sunday for GMA (Gospl Music Association) week. He is going to be talking with several different Christian labels on behalf of Vow of Silence...so please pray for God's will to be done there! We really have been feeling that we are at a crossroads, and who knows where God will lead us next? Just pray that we will have ears to hear and wisdom to obey whatever he asks of us.

5. I am in full-fledged nesting mode. My to do list is longer than Rapunzel's hair...and I add something new almost every day. I can't stop...and frankly, it's scaring the boys in my house. Tony told me the other day that he didn't know nesting was a real thing until the day I organized the pantry and compulsively tried to rake every single leaf out of our yard. For the record, I still feel the urge to rake, because we have aquired a few more leaves in the last week. Yikes. 7 weeks to go.

6. Did I mention there are only 7 weeks until Judah makes his arrival??????????

7. I got to go to th VOS concert at Veishea tonight because it was outside. I had to stand far away from the stage, but it was definitely worth it. So proud of my boys. :) And, I cannot WAIT for you all hear some of the new songs they have been working on. A-MA-ZING.

8. I have about 3,000 obligations this weekend and next weekend. It's very overwhelming to even think about.

9. I got to talk to my brother on the phone on his birthday (Wednesday). It was so good to chat with him! Miss you like crazy, Jimbo!

10. Seriously...I should sleep.

4.10.2009

Our Lord's Passion

INRI


Sometimes it's hard for me to talk about Good Friday and know what to say. We call this day "good"? This is the day that Christ suffered.


I mean, I do understand why we call it good:


1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed


We call it good because we know how the story ends. As my friend Allison so eloquently wrote about in her blog the other day...Easter is Coming.


I found this article on a blog that I read sometimes...I thought it had an interesting way of helping us to understand how we should approach Good Friday...even when it's hard for us to understand.


We were supposed to watch The Passion of the Christ with the kids from youth group tonight. Roman has had a fever, though, so we will be watching it at home instead. We have sort of made it a Good Friday tradition. I think it's an amazing movie; very well done and very God honoring.
So, I hope that you'll join me in remembering the sadness of today, and in celebrating the fact that the resurrection is near. I think it's important to be able to enter into this sorrowful day, and to see Christ's death for what it is...all part of the journey to Easter. It's all part of redemption.


4.08.2009

Preggers

Had to share this lovely photo that Kathleen took the other night during Kim's bridal shower...I have lots more to post eventually, but this one is a beaute. I am 31 weeks along in this photo...Adam said he was 3 days pregnant....for whatever that's worth. :)

Gotta love that crazy guy!