Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week One in review

So we have had our sweet Merek for almost a whole week now and it has been wonderful. The boys just love their little brother and can't give him enough kisses. This little guy is pretty resilient because Kael doesn't always control the speed at which he comes down to kiss and he has knocked heads more than once. But overall they are very sweet and as gentle as possible. Vance tells me all day "Ah isn't he cute!" He also keeps saying "Can we keep him forever?" So sweet. We love our awake time and seeing his sweet little eyes. Daddy is sad to go back to work tomorrow but it was great having him here with us this week. Mimi is here and is amazing. We are so thankful to have her here. Thank you Papa! Enjoy our pictures.
Sweet moments.
Vance loves holding his Merek.
Kael being cute.
Monkey toes!
All that dark hair.
Cute boy
Getting dressed to go home.
Not too happy about clothes.
My going home outfit.
Look at how little I look in my car seat!
Sweet brothers welcome us home.
They love him.
Karate chop action!
My first smile!

Hello world
Cute Merek

Daddy and Merek
On their way to church today they boys both brought something for brother to keep while they were gone. Vance gave him his bears and Kael gave him his blanket. So sweet!
I didn't get a picture last week so this is Kael's second week in Nursery. But boy is he handsome. Vance was so good and helpful.
Silly Kael wouldn't look up long enough to get his face.
Brother with his gifts.

So since this is kind of like my journal I am going to go ahead and post the birth story. I know not all are interested so you can leave now if you don't want to know but for those that do here you go. At 1:30 am on Monday my water broke and we got ready to go to the hospital. We dropped the boys off at a friends (Thank you Julianna) and arrived at the hospital at about 2 am. They checked me and I was about a 4 1/2 and so the night began. My contractions didn't really start until about 2:30 am and continued through the night. By about 6:30 I hadn't progressed past the 4 1/2 so we decided to get the epidural before they started the pit. I got the epidural at around 7 and was immediately at a 6 so that meant they didn't have to give me the pit after all. In about 20 min I was at a 10 and ready to push. We pushed for quite a while and they the doctor came in for the final pushing and he arrived at 8:24 am. I was so lucky to have a relatively short (for me anyway) labor. He is perfect and we are enjoying every moment.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Merek David Birdno

Merek has decided that his due date was the perfect time to come. He was 8lb 5 oz and 21 inches long. He loves to stretch out and show us why he hurt Cryssy. Here are some photos.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Vance!

Our little Vance turned four yesterday and I am completely in shock. He is growing up so fast and we are so proud of the little guy he is turning out to be. He is so smart and keeps us on our toes all the time. He is excited to go to school next year and he wishes that he could go this year. He loves playing ball, playing outside, singing (obviously), playing games, coloring, cooking, going to the library, telling stories, reading stories, playing with Kael and Daddy, pretending, and many many more things. He is full of energy and has a little bit of an attitude but keeps it under control most of the time. He love life and doing everything he can to enjoy it. He really is the sweetest boy and loves to give hugs and kisses which I will gladly take for as long as he will give them to us. We enjoy everyday with our sweet Vance and hope he had a wonderful Birthday. We love you Vance!

He is so excited to be at Chuck-E-Cheese he can't take his eyes of the fun games.
Kael is pretty happy too.
Grandpa and Grandma playing Skeeball with Kael
Vance playing a fun game.
Daddy and Vance on a roller-coaster ride.
Vance ditched dad and went on his own roller-coaster.
Lunch at the place of Vance's choosing... CICI's. He loves this place because they have Mac-n-cheese pizza.
Kael loved it too if you can't tell.
The boys found a puddle outside to splash in.
Vance's rocket pinata that Mommy and Daddy made for him. Thanks for the help Grandpa and Grandma.
Vance's birthday cake. He wanted a Buzz cake and this is what I came up with this year. My creative juices are a little tapped out at the moment but he loved it and that is all that matters right?
His Buzz candle.
Hitting the pinata.
Or trying to anyway.

Grandpa's turn.

Good one.
Kael was so excited and did pretty good hitting it.
We had to let Daddy have a turn because it just wasn't breaking after quite a while of whacking.
Hurray candy!
Look at my sucker!

Vance opening his presents from Grandma and Grandpa.
A cool I spy game
Nerf guns!!
They had a ball with those things.

Kael enjoying some cake.
Vance wanted to eat his cake like a puppy so there you go.
Oh silly boy.
Daddy and Grandma
Vance enjoying his Birthday breakfast of his choice: hashbrowns and eggs.
Opening his presents from Mom and Dad.
A blue Lightning Mcqueen.
A night!
Kael looking on with somewhat less than a happy face.
And the big one....
A castle
Oh so cool!
I love it!
Kael enjoying the flags.
Lunch at Chili's
Oh yum!
Showing me his little lance
Kael would only smile for Daddy.

This is a video of his reaction to the pinata. He is so funny.