Monday, July 25, 2011

Celebration of Life

We set today aside as a celebration of life in honor of Flynn. Jared took the day off, and we spent the morning together as a family.

First thing this morning, we woke up and headed to Lakefront Park to feed the ducks

Next stop, the CANDY SHOP. Naturally.


Then, off to the park...

the boys chillin at the park

Sophie Cole

The Brode Toad!

Restin with Mama

Jazi Lu

i love him.

By that time, the kids needed naps, and Mom and Dad needed some quality time alone to digest everything. So my amazing sister, Anna, came to play with the kids while we escaped for awhile. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Agave Kitchen, talked, cried together, and made the final decision on his middle name, Vidal (full of life).

It wasn't all smiles today. Many tears were shed. I broke down (again) when our onion petals arrived and this was the first one Jared picked up.


Me and my loves
Tonight, to finish off the celebration, I am making a big batch of banana smoothie. For the past several weeks during the pregnancy, one of the things that always sounded good when nothing else did, was a banana smoothie. Ironic, since I'm normally not crazy about banana flavored things. But I guess Flynn was ; )


Jamie said...

I'm so sorry you guys! The loss of a child is brutal. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I love the story of his name and the way you're celebrating his life. Hugs to you all!

Kara Jo said...

Oh Naomi, I'm so sorry. When I saw you in the church nursery yesterday and asked how you were feeling...I didn't know. :( Thank you for sharing and letting us all celebrate Flynn's life with you. Thankful God created him. Love and hugs to you...

Kandi said...

Naomi, I love how you and Jared celebrated Flynn. You are awesome parents. Prayers and hugs for you both.
Thank you for sharing his brief life with all of us who track your blog. Very special.
P.S. I'm very sorry for your loss.

The Smackeys said...

Love you so much! Praying for you today and wishing I could be with you and give you big hugs.