Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Home and doing fine!

This is Crystal and I just wanted to post really quickly that we are all home and doing great. Vance is so happy to have his baby brother home and loves to give him hugs and kisses. Kael is doing really well and sleeping a lot which is nice while we all still adjust to this big change. I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers on our behalf and know that we are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. All of your comments are so sweet, so thank you so much. We will of course be posting lots more pictures as we move on with this new little one in our lives. Thank you again. We love you all.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The 100th Post and What a Post it Is!

So I actually get to post something and Crystal doesn't get to take all of the fun. j/k Like I have much time to post anyway. Well it has been a very eventful and fun weekend.
First it was our 5th Anniversary on Friday. We had a great day. We took Vance to the pet store, but this isn't any pet store, at this pet store you get to play with everything. We had a ball playing with rabbits, guinne pigs, and hamsters. Vance did not however enjoy the birds at all. They have several large birds that you can hold. We put one on Vance's arm and he was okay for a minute until the bird moved and then he got scared and shook the bird off wildly. From that point on he kept a weary eye to the birds. We also had a great ward activity with salsa dancing and dessert. We were taught the chacha which I'll have to say I am very impressive at. NOT! It was a great day.
On Saturday it was Valentine's Day and we got to spend all day together. I also recieved a call from an orthopedic office in town that is hiring and they want to have an interview. Exciting! We had a great day topped off with cheese fondue by dimlight watching Lord of the Rings. So romantical.
Well to top things off Crystal woke me up at about 11:30 because her water had broke. We are at the hospital as I type and we are awaiting the arrival of our second Son. Whatever his name may be. Thank you Jared for coming and watching Vance!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Computer problems and Potty Training

So... my computer isn't working that has all my pictures on it so you all are going to have to deal without a picture until I take more and download them on Curtis' computer. Anyway, I thought I would just write a quick note about what is going on in our lives. We are currently Potty Training Vance which is going pretty well. He definitely has a mind of his own and it has to be his idea to pee-pee or it just isn't going to happen. The funny thing is that if I ask him if he needs to go and he doesn't he will say no and run and close the bathroom door like having it closed is going to change the fact that he has to go. What a stinker. He has been so fun these last few weeks. LOVE THIS KID TO DEATH!!! Here are some more fun sayings from Vance:

During prayer Vance will say: Bless to go potty like Elmo (we have an Elmo potty video that he loves to watch so that is what he associates with learning to use the potty. Silly kid.

Mommy: I love you buddy.
Vance: Love you mommy, my best friend!

We are still in debates about the baby's name so it is really funny when I ask Vance who is in Mommy's tummy and he says "baby Kael," then I ask where is baby Xander and he points to his own belly and says "Vances belly." Wait a minute that isn't right. I just can't convince him that he doesn't have a baby too.

Vance gets to pick some movies out at the library and when I say he can watch them his response is "I'm so so glad"

Vance: Why you putting that away mommy?
Mommy: Because it is time to clean up.
Vance: Why not?
Mommy: Why not what?
Vance: Why not?
And this goes on and on and on!!!

Anything that is in the shape on a tube and has a hole in it he automatically puts it up to his eye and says "Arrr maties" 

So anyway that is some of his fun sayings. I should write them down more often because I know I am forgetting so many but that is what I can remember. Curtis is almost done with his first six week rotation in surgery and can't be happier. He starts his second six week rotation on Monday in Des Moines so that will be a tough one. We will soon see what we are all made of. I am now 35 weeks and counting. Boy this is coming up fast. It is so exciting though. So there you have it folks, a small update from Iowa. Hope you are all well.