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In May we took a Trip Back to Ohio and also spent a day and a half in Pittsburgh. Here are some pictures:

Pittsburgh and the three rivers from the top of the Hill. 

The view                                                                                                                                   We went a rode a train at Station Square. Even grandma and Grandpa came along.

    

Then we ate at the "Original Hot Dog Shop"                                                                                Us at Point State Park

      

The Pittsburgh Zoo was really fun. LeAnn and Roman posing in front of the Rhino                       This is what Roman was pointing at. The lions were Roaring, and putting on a show.

       

After the Zoo we ate at Permonti Bros. They had Sandwiches with Colslaw and fries inside the sandwich. it was.... strange.

 

Off to Ohio. It rained most days but Shane and the boys did get the rafters up on Papa Bills barn.        Roman and Mason had fun watching.

         

                                                                                                                                        Roman got a Tractor Ride in any chance he got.

      

After the kids went to bed we (Tony, Greta, Shane and LeAnn) drove 1 1/2 hours (each way) to Romeo's Pizza. It's some pretty good pizza.            Roman and Corinne watching Dora.

     

And Roman made sure to help Grandpa blow out his birthday candles since he was busy talking on the phone.

 

 

Roman has been enjoying the few nice days we've had lately. He loves the slide and will climb the jungle gym a hundred times just to slide down. When he gets to the bottom he throws his hands up in the air and says "Alright!" He is getting so grown up!

           

      

      

LeAnn and Roman at Famous Dave's BBQ. We went there for LeAnn's Birthday. 

 

 

January has been pretty fun. We went bowling with the Paynes for Kevin's birthday. Roman had an all around good time!

    

Grandma and Grandpa Betts came to visit. Grandpa helped replace the kitchen faucet and hung some more drywall which resulted in a new playroom under the stairs for roman that is just the perfect size. He loves it!

     

     

We went to Ohio for Thanksgiving. We had so much fun playing and eating....eating and playing. Here are a whole bunch of pictures from our trip. Roman picked up some new words while were out and also learned that he IS able to get on the couch by himself. He also enjoyed having Grandma, Grandpa and the cousins around to play with. 

 

Roman, Corinne, and Mason just playing away. Roman sure loved this train.

      

Roman trying on Corinne's sunglasses                                                            We went to the Columbus Zoo. The fish tank was lots of fun

   

Then it was off to the Gorilla cage and that was COOL! There was one gorilla that came out and ran all over it's play area. The baby gorilla was cute too.

        

This gorilla was actually running towards us really fast. He came and slammed up against the glass.   Off to Hartford for more food and fun!

    

This rocking chair was just Roman's size he liked getting in and out.             Roman and Great Grandma Mallett just rocking away.

  

Roman and Corinne drawing pictures in the condensation on the screen door. It was cold outside and WARM inside. 

 

 

We've been planting some more trees in our back yard. Hopefully they will help to shade our yard and make it a little more private. We went to Sundance and rode the ski lift up and hiked down. We took a wrong turn and didn't make it to the waterfall but we still enjoyed it. The fall colors were beautiful. A summer of walking on city sidewalks didn't prepare our legs for hiking though. Ouch. Roman is learning more words every day and gradually gets better at saying them correctly. Animal noises & names, tractor, car, bike, stuck and airplane are some of his favorites.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

  

 

      

Roman is walking! Grandma and Grandpa Betts were lucky enough to be in town for it. He is getting better and better but still takes some pretty hard falls every now and then. It is gradually becoming his main form of travel now. 

Roman Loved having the Grandparents around as well as Grandma Mallett. 

A lot has been going on lately. We have been working on our yard (yet again) and the big pile of dirt is finally gone! Well.... sort of. Now it's a flower bed. It was much more work than it looked . Check out the before and after pictures. Shane's parents are in town and helped paint the garage.  Roman is quickly growing up and has taken his first steps! He can take up to 18 steps before he falls but he still relies on something to get him up and balanced. It won't be long though. His vocabulary is expanding and becoming more clear. Roman sure is having fun with Grandpa and Grandma Betts and the Payne Cousins (08-08-05)

 

 

 

Before

 During                                                               Roman Swimming with the Payne Cousins

 

After

 

 

    We are just back from our vacation in Washington and Oregon. We had a lot of fun  and saw a lot of cool things. We flew into Spokane, WA and drove from there to the Grand Coulee Dam, Kennewick, Seattle, Mt. St. Helens, Portland, the Northern half of the Oregon Coast, Salem, then back to Kennewick and Spokane.  We drove a total of 1800 miles in 6 days. We had excellent weather and really liked Oregon a lot. Roman was such a good traveler and enjoyed going to the aquarium and the waterfalls. And who knew that with all that sitting in the car, he learned how to pull himself up and crawl on his hands and knees. I guess we just had to get him sick and tired of sitting still. Here are a bunch of pictures from our trip. 07-01-05

      

    Roman like feeing the birds his crackers ~ LeAnn with the jelly fish in Seattle

 

Multnomah Falls in Oregon (Very Cool)

      

On top of the Space needle looking down on Seattle ~ Seaside beach, Oregon. The water was cold!

     

Multnomah Falls                                                        Silver Creek Falls, OR (this was much bigger than it looks)

 

Thanks for visiting our new website. No more of the troubles that the last web site had. That doesn't make me any better at creating a website but that's ok. We are having a good summer so far. Roman got a new helmet. We are hoping this one will continue to help his head round out. We are headed to Washington and Oregon in a week for family vacation. We'll be sure to post some pictures. We are also praying that it isn't raining the whole time we are there.

LeAnn and Roman have been busy gardening and running when it's not raining, and sewing when it is. (ok, roman just plays and LeAnn does the work) 

Roman just had his 1 year checkup he is 32 inches long & 24 lbs. That puts him in the 95% on height and the 60% on weight.  He is way above average in all the developmental areas except gross motor skills. Guess we better bust out the treadmill and stair stepper. He knows things like where his nose is, what a dog says, what a cow says (although they both kinda sound the same to me) how to say bye bye and he likes to yell at kids and look for airplanes. We just can't get enough of him.

Hope you are all well!   06-07-05

 

Roman Alexander joined our family June 1, 2004! 7lb 13oz & 21 inches. He is so cute and we absolutely love him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've been living in Springville since January 2003 in a home that LeAnn's Family built while she was in Highschool. We have been working on the yard and garden and always have some sort of project on the list. Right now, we are working on fixing up the side yard where the garden is so that it looks nicer. Last fall we planted some trees and bushes in the front yard, and we are constantly trying to get our grass to grow! We would also like to get some trees in the back for some shade.