Everyone wants to be independent, right? Lately, for Vance this means a number of things. One in particular is dressing and undressing himself. This includes picking out what he wants to wear. Yesterday morning as I was getting ready for church he came in wearing this outfit. I told him to go back and put on his Sunday clothes, but of course this is what he put on when we got home. The shirt is a size too big (I got in on clearance somewhere), the pants (made my Grandma Jeppson) are now too short for him. You can clearly see the outfit doesn't match, but who really cares? Now when we go out I make sure he doesn't have anything on that would embarrass me, otherwise I don't mind. Vance loves to help me sweep, dust, vacuum, clean the toilets, but he really hates to pick up his toys! Yesterday when Stephen was giving his talk in church Vance sat as still as I've ever seen the kid (at least awake) and stared at his dad. He had to have been like that for 10 minutes or so before he snapped out of it. I couldn't believe it!! Vance loves going outside. He is always telling me that he wants to go for a "walk" which means he wants to walk down the street and look at the llamas near our place. He is a very strong-willed child. I hope he sets his mind to do wonderful things because he'll probably do whatever he decides to do.