Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Here is a quick one

Here are just a few pictures of what we have been up to here in the Springs.

Kael after enjoying a meal of noodles and spaghetti sauce. Always fun.
Gotta love that little smile. What an angel.
Vance decorated our tree this year. He has always been one to group like things together so why should the tree be any different.
Man this kid "Cracks" me up! Oh I am so cheesy. But this is how he wanted to decorate the tree.
Our furniture in our front room.
The other side with our nativity.
Vance in the bath with his glow sticks.
Kael playing in the bathroom with daddy after his bath while Vance is finishing up.
Kael can climb all the way into the tub so we have to keep an eye on him all the time.
We passed the Wiener Mobil on our move up to Colorado. I had to take a picture. SO funny.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


It has been a crazy couple of weeks since we last posted on here but we are now in Colorado Springs and absolutely love it. We are so glad to have had Curtis to help set things up before he had to start work and I don't know what the boys will do when Daddy is not around. We have been truly blessed to have him at home with us for a few months. We will never have a time like this again and we are cherishing them let me tell you. We did spend Thanksgiving here on our own and just enjoyed the view of the mountains and the time at home. Our sweet boys are our two greatest blessings and are so grateful to have them and their sweet spirits in our home. Vance was so excited to come to Colorado and has been such a helps since being here. He is growing so fast and learning so much. He loves his little brother and plays with him so well. Kael is also growing quickly. He is now 9 months old and just got his first tooth on the day before Thanksgiving. He will follow Vance around the house all day. He loves to laugh at the things that he does. What sweet boys we have. Our internet goes in and out so I will have to try another day to put pictures on here. I will hopefully be able to post them soon.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Halloween, first snowfall

Our Superman!
Kael was all about the candy this year. What a goof.
Vance before the Trunk-or-Treat. He was thrilled to be a part of Halloween.
Our special Halloween lunch Monster fingers and Mummy dogs!
Superman getting ready to save the world.

"Daddy throw me so I can fly!"
Special Halloween breakfast: doughnuts!
Vance visited Grandma at school for the Halloween parade and was the star
Vance in his original Halloween costume "Cowboy Vance." He got to dress up for Pre-School and just had a ball.
My pumpkin this year. I just had to it was so funny.
Not too bad
The first snow of the year and our first snowman. Don't mock the size I had no gloves so that was the biggest it could get.
Vance trying to roll a snow man.
Vance snow angels
Ready to go!
A picture of the snow falling.
Vance painting his pumpkin, talk about precautions.
One color at a time
Doing so well
Kael enjoying watching his brother
Cute boys.
Vance painting a reindeer and he chose the colors and the way to paint it. I was impressed. It looks really good.
Putting his face on his pumpkin.
What to choose.
The final product. The one to the left is Kaels and the right is Vances. It has two faces.
Number one

Number two.
Just a cute picture of Kael


Here it is ladies and gentlemen the clinic! Isn't is awesome! We are so excited about this new step in our lives and we took a few pictures of the "Park" that Curtis will be working at so that our families could see the beautiful environment we will be moving too.

The clinic itself
The creek or stream
The view of the mountains
Looking across the park
Another great view.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A quick update

Here is a quick update for all our faithful blog readers out there WE GOT A JOB! That is right it finally happened. The Birdno family will be setting down roots in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs! We are very excited for this new step in our lives. We have been so blessed to be able to stay with various family members during our time in job limbo and we are so thankful to both our parents and my sister for letting us impose on them for a while. The boys are growing so fast. Kael is starting to crawl even though he can get anywhere he needs to by army crawling. He is getting his first two teeth at the same time, I know it is just as fun as it sounds. Vance has been enjoying Pre-school here in Show Low and is anxiously awaiting Halloween this year. He is having a blast here and will miss it I am sure. He loves going into see Grandma at school and visit her class. He thinks he is just as big as those 3rd graders. I will post some pictures very soon I promise but for now that is our good news.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Many Adventures of the Birdno Clan!!

So we have been on quite a few adventures since we last posted on here. After we left my parents house in Kentucky we stopped in Oklahoma for a week and spent some time with my three sisters and their families. Vance had a blast running around and playing with all of his cousins and Kael was just refining his sitting up and eating skills. While we were there I celebrated my 27th birthday, wow old lady! It was really fun to be there with my family and here are some of the pictures we took.

Vance, Kelsie, and Olivia sharing some apples and laughs.
Vance showing his butterfly net skills.

Curtis pondering the many mysteries in life.
Kael trying out his sea legs. He loves to stand up.
I don't know what this was about.
Isaac showing us how many pretzels he can fit in his mouth at once.
Vance looking at his little cousin Zac after our picnic lunch.
Playing at the park
Sweet little Zac.
Kael chillin.
On our way home from the park Kael fell asleep in the car and this is what he looked like. So sweet holding on to the turtle. Sweet boy.
Vance and his pirate shirt.
Kael enjoying his rice cereal and apple sauce.
The kids eating their dinner outside because it was beautiful.
Kael and his cereal face.
Kael helping daddy apply for jobs.
Oh this is hard work.
My sweet boys!
Vance riding a tricycle for the first time.
Kelsie, Alyse, Vance, and Olivia swinging in the hammock. They were all four born within eleven months of each other.
Vance on the swing set.
Ella and Sam enjoying some hammock time.
Handsome boys.
What an angel.
Vance and Alyse playing Botchy Ball.
Aunt Lethi holding Kael at the library. He looks so relaxed.
Aunt Holly putting on a puppet show with a little help.
Me and Kael at the library.
Aunt Lethi and sweet Ariana.
Zachary relaxing while his mommy was entertaining the kiddos.
Kael enjoying the show.
Aunt Holly flying on the magic dragons with the kids.
Alyse, Vance, and Kelsie put on a puppet show for us.

Vance, Emarie, Kael, and I spent some time at a park while Ella took Isaac to a dr's appointment and Vance and Emi found every butterfly in Norman I think. They had a ball chasing those butterfly's all over the park.

Kael was so patient and just relaxed in his seat because it was too windy for him to be out.

While Isaac went to Scout's we had a little picnic on the lawn of the church. Kael just loved being out on the ground.
He even tried to grab his own snacks to feed himself.
How about a drink? He grabbed Vance's cup and tried to help himself.

Cheesy boy.
We picked Curtis up from the airport after his interview in Colorado Springs and went to this mexican restaurant for my birthday. Vance enjoying a lemon like he always does.

Kael just enjoying the view.
My handsome man.
Party time!
Homemade lasagna and french bread, now that is what I call a party. Thank you so much Ella for making this amazing dinner for me.
Vance enjoying the great outdoors.
My delicious gourmet mint brownies for my "Birthday cake" that Alethia made me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!
Yay for movies!
Ella practicing her pyrotechnics with this fork.

On Friday morning we headed for Arizona to see Curtis' family. The boys did so good the whole way there. I couldn't believe how good they were. We arrived just in time for the Sweet Corn Festival and Rodeo in Taylor. Vance found his new favorite thing COWBOYS! It is all he talks about. Grandma just had to get him his own boots and what good is a Cowboy if he doesn't have a hat so that had to come along too. After he got his boots and hat we said "Are you our little Cowboy?" and he firmly told us "No that is Kael, I'm a big Cowboy!" Then we had to go to Wal-Mart and we had told him that a cowboy tips his had to a lady and says "Howdy Maam" so what do you think he did all throught Wal-Mart? Oh yes he tip his hat and said "Howdy Maam" to every woman that he saw! WHAT A CUTE KID! He still does it when he puts his hat on and that is first thing in the morning. He even got out of his bath and came downstairs and asked where his boots were and when I turned around he was naked with only his Cowboy hat on and searchin for his boots. What a hoot. Anyway we have been really enjoying seeing our family here. Enjoy just a few pictures so far.

Our sweet Kael is now seven months old. Can you believe it SEVEN! He can of course sit up and is pretty mobile when he is lying down. He loves to talk all the time and is such a happy little guy. He loves his brother so much and can sit and watch him all day. He is now enjoying a good variety of veggies to eat and has now enjoyed some puff treats. GROWING LIKE A WEED is about all I can say for this little guy.
The boys first, of many I am sure, wagon trips together. Kael was tickled pink to be included as you can see.
Bye boys!
Vance and his cowboy hat after church. Rule number one is no cowboy hat to church and rule two is no hat at the table.
My sweet guys. I love this picture even though Vance didn't want to smile it was still a sweet picture.
Grandma, Kael, and Aunt Amie enjoying some time after chruch.
Kael and his sweet smile. Such a happy boy.
Vance in his boot and hat. What a sweet Cowboy!!!