Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sleeping Angels...



As I was doing my daily reading up on everyone's blogs, I read on Rhett's blog of a wonderful giveaway contest. You can find more about it at 5 Minutes for Mom. It is a photo contest of your sleeping beauties...and the winner gets a new bedroom set!!! When I read about this contest, my heart started beating away. THIS IS PERFECT!!! As of now, Kaden is sleeping in mommy and daddy's bed. I moved him into our room, oh, maybe two years ago when I decided I did not want night nurses anymore and Nate was working night shift. It has worked out pretty well, but here lately Kaden has been talking about sleeping in his own room. However, we have a crib in there still and there is no way he is going to fit in a crib. We also are borrowing a dresser from his nana, so this is a wonderful opportunity for him. If you would like to enter the contest, visit the link above!!!

I am sure a lot of our readers have seen this photo. It is one of my favorites of Kaden sleeping. If you do not know the story...we were still at the Ronald McDonald House while our angel Ava was fighting in the hospital. Kaden at first was not allowed to go in and see his sissy due to the time of year and illness going around. He began to sleep with her picture. One night when we got back from visiting Ava in the hospital, I went in to check on Kaden sleeping and found this (the above picture). I had to snap a few pictures. He loves his sissy so much. We actually had a discussion about her today and he talked about her being in Heaven. I asked him if he knew that she still watches us and protects us and he signed "yes." What a little smartie we have in our lives!!!

22 comments:

CrackerJacks said...

So cute! Good luck with the contest. I had seen it earlier this week but haven't decided if I was going to enter yet.

Sleeping photos are the best!

sonnysgurl89 said...

AWWW I LVOE THAT PICTURE OF KADEN HE LOOKS SO PEACEFUL.... WELL JUST WANTED TO LET YALL KNOW IVE BEEN PRAYING FOR YALL AND THE NEW BABY TO COME AND OF COURSE AS ALWAYS THE LIL MAN KADEN.... LOVE YALL.... LESLIE

The Bryant Family said...

Good luck. This photo should definately win!!! He is so sweet. It just tugs at your heart how much he loves his sissy. :)

Caden said...

That's so sweet! I hope you guys win... you deserve it!

Ashlea

P.S. I'm not posting preggo pics till you or Megan do! :)

Carla said...

Hi! I came across your blog awhile ago and have been reading ever since. My son has a chronic disease and has a central line to manage it. We arent comfortable with him sleeping alone with the IV running so he has been in our room/bed too. Recently we set up a twin bed that someone gave us in our room and made part of our room into his big boy room. He sleeps in his bed and loves it but is still only a few feet from our bed. Despite being completely unconventional (but who cares), it works really well for us!

Take Care and praying for a healthy baby and delivery!

Carla http://mastomama.blogspot.com/

Kyle, Aimee and Ava said...

That pictures is so sweet! I really hope that you win....

My Three Sons said...

I left you a post last night but I guess it didn't go through so here is my comment. I think that is the most precious picture ever. Kaden is going to be an awesome big brother. He has so much love in him. You don't need to worry about a thing.

My Three Sons said...

As far as the Tagged, I forget you tagged me on that as well. So your off the hook on mine.

Isabella said...

That is the sweetest pic ever. I hope Kaden wins!!

Rachel said...

I CAN NOT stop crying!!!! I just love this kid...I want so badly to meet him! Dont feel bad about him sleeping with you, my son, Coleson is almost 8 and STILL sleeps with him Mama! That's what we are for. They are only little once. Not to mention, Melana (14 mo) is in a crib in my room).....no private time for mommy! LOL

Rach

The Rice Family said...

Your babies are so precious! Good luck with the contest.

4 Lettre Words said...

That is so precious. I really hope you win.

God bless you all.

Keri said...

So sorry for your loss.
I am putting my vote in for your beautiful picture of Kaden with his baby sis.
Good Luck!

Julie said...

Hi! I saw your picture, and knew there had to be a story behind it. After reading your story, I voted for this pic. I really hope you win, and Kaden gets his very own brand new bedroom set!! :)

I'm the Mom said...

Congrats on being a finalist! I voted for you, I hope you win. Can't wait to read through your blog. I have The Chosen One poem printed and hanging in my computer room as I have a son that was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Isn't it a beautiful poem.

I'm the Mom said...

Congrats on being a finalist! I voted for you, I hope you win. Can't wait to read through your blog. I have The Chosen One poem printed and hanging in my computer room as I have a son that was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Isn't it a beautiful poem.

Erin said...

What a touching photo and story. You have my vote!

Michelle said...

You certainly got my vote. Carey sent me over. What a precious, precious photo! God bless.

Anonymous said...

He and his Angel have my vote! Thank you Tonya for sharing this!

Chris

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Congrats on winning! The picture is precious :)

Liz said...

I just saw that you won the sleeping angel contest - Congratulations - this picture is so sweet and your little guy is so deserving. I hope he loves his new bedroom!!

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

Congratulations!!!!

I am sooooo happy that you won!!!!