Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I really wanted to write about some new Christmas decorations Alan made us, but
I didn't get home in time to get pictures.
So that will be tomorrows post.

So anyways...
this is Rowan on December 1, 2009.
This picture makes me happy and sad all at the same time.
Happy to see how he has grown and learned so much in one year.
He is absolutely flourishing these days.
But sad to know that time is going by so quickly.
(It is crazy how much I have learned and grown as well!)

Here are a few of my favorite memories of Rowan's First Christmas.
-He was so tiny! We put him in his Bumbo on Christmas morning.
He was just sitting there kicking his legs and looking at his new toys.
-We got our video camera. Alan shot the most precious video of Rowan
laying on his changing table Christmas morning. It makes me cry.
-I went crazy and bought Rowan probably like 14 Christmas outfits.
I loved dressing him up.
-We were in our apartment.
-My mom started Rowan's Christmas ornament collection.
-He had his own tree. I loved walking past his room and seeing
the glow of lights on his tree
-Snuggling my baby boy as he slept on my lap...wondering...
What did Mary feel like when she was holding baby Jesus?
Like the song says...Did she know he had come to save the world?
-Taking Rowan to Bass Pro Shop in Macon to see Santa.
I will never forget how we were all sick and I was on call...
and I was so bummed about all that too.
-Rowan started sitting up on his own.

I can't wait to see what I will be reflecting on next year.


Mrs. S said... were crazy about those Christmas outfits. But, boy was he precious in them.

steph said...

I took Leslie to see a college today. Just yesterday I see her smiling a toothless smile at Santa, cooing at him. It doesn't just fly by, it almost seems to be a vapor.

Chris, Lauren and Gage said...

I am sooooo excited about Saturday...I can't wait for our boys to make memories together...hopefully a new annual tradition! 143!!!