Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The newest developments!!

So Vance is just growing up faster than we are ready for but it is such a fun time. He has a few things that he absolutely loves to do now. One of his favorite things to do is to get into the bowls and put them on his head and walk around the house with it on like one of daddy's hats. It is so funny as you will see below. He also loves to wear daddy's hats around the house as well. He has a stethoscope that Curtis gave him and he loves to put it in his ears and listen to my heart or his heart. It is great.Everyday it seems like he is learning something new and it is just so amazing to me. The other day I heard a noise and I went to find out what it was and I discovered that it was just Vance but the noise was him rolling his tongue and now he does it all the time. His favorite time to do it is when he is laughing so he will start laughing and the end of it will be the rrrrrrrrr sound and it is so funny. He loves to tickle now, thanks a lot Curtis, and so most of my day is spent letting him tickle me much to his delight. He even wakes up from a nap and the first things he does is give me kisses and then he tickles. It is hilarious. Another new development is that anytime he hears our camera turning on no matter where he is or what he is doing he will say "Cheese" and now he not only says cheese he turns his head to the side like in one of the pictures below. He is just such a character!! He loves his books and loves playing ball with daddy. Everyday he goes and knocks on the door of our room and says "Daddy?" and I have to tell him no that daddy is at school. He loves his daddy. Just a few fun facts about our adorable boy!

One of Vances newest and favorite past times. He loves his books.

This book is great!!
He disappeared for a while and this is where I found him, I'm telling you loves his books!!

This was our cleaning day and he saw me sweeping the bathroom and when I turned around he was in the kitchen sweeping the floor. Good to know!!
What isn't this how you are supposed to do it?
I am not that much bigger.
I love my Weeble Wobbles Aunt Michelle!!!
CHOO CHOO!! Train time!!
Vance eating his broccoli for the first time. I had to have proof for daddy.
Just being silly!
My new hat!!
Gotta love me.
I think you are going to be fine.
This is where he turned his head and said cheese. We just wanted to take a picture of him in his outfit from Grandma and Grandpa Birdno and this is what we got instead. I would trade for this any day.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

President Hinckley

I felt the need to post my feelings about the passing of our Prophet President Hinckley. It came as a shock for us but it was also a moment of joy for the reunion that is taking place with his sweet companion in heaven. He was an amazing leader with so much love for all of us. He has opened so many doors through out his years as president and has accomplished so much. We have grown up knowing President Hinckley and we have learned so much from his teachings and his example. I had the opportunity to see him when he came to dedicate the Snowflake temple and even though I didn't meet him personally I could feel his spirit as I watched him from a distance. He has had such a profound influence on my life and I have developed so much love and respect for him. Our prayers go out to his family and also to the Quorums for they have lost a great friend. Our lives have been impacted in so many ways by President Hinckley and we have felt his love for us in so many ways. He understood people and he understood our needs as members of the church and addressed so many of them over the years. He was a great leader and we love him so much. He will be truly missed by all. We love you President Hinckley, thank you so much for your service to all of us.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Curtis!!

January 5th was Curtis' 26th Birthday. He is such an amazing man, husband, and father. I couldn't possibly imagine my life without him. He is my rock and I love him more than anything. I wish so many things for him because he works so hard all the time and he deserves everything in the world. We had a great time spending the whole day together. I hope that this was a great birthday for Curtis and we love him so much. WE LOVE YOU DADDY!!!!!

Curtis opening his gift from his parents.

Hey that doesn't look like it is gonna fit.
The cookbook with all his Grandmas recipes in it.
He loved this gift mom and dad thank you so much.
Breakfast of what else biscuits and gravy.
Still don't think that is right but it sure is cute.
Vance trying to help daddy
No put it back on!!
This is great.
I like the pants, Thanks!!
What daddy does Vance does.
Curtis' birthday present tickets to the Wrestling match between us and Oklahoma State.
The boys are really excited.
Our family at the match.
Vance is concentrating.
There is Herky the Hawkeye!!!
Vance loved it and was clapping and cheering the whole time. Papa Bryant would be so proud. We may have planted a seed that night. Go Hawks!!!!!

Our Christmas Vacation!!!