Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Here's Vance putting some air in his ball. He was able to do it all by himself.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Vance has been very into playing Mario Kart on the Wii or "exercising" using the Sports Active on the Wii. He also has fallen in love with a Zelda game that Stephen has on the DS. He loves Link. He loves to pretend to be Link too which as long as he isn't hitting anyone or anything I'm okay with. I definitely have to do some monitoring of how much I let him play on this stuff. He must have gotten this love from his dad because I know it didn't come from me.
Tanner loves to have us put him up on the counter so he can check out what is in the cupboard for himself. He LOVES books. He will pick out book after book for me to read and there are plenty he makes me read a dozen times before putting them down. Vance will sit through a book (maybe two around bedtime) and he is good, but Tanner never seems to tire of being read to. He is entering a phase where he is becoming scared of certain things- parts of movies, strangers, normal things like that. He is currently scared of a couple of puppets of Vance's. When Vance discovered this he thought it was great entertainment to chase Tanner around with a puppet on his hand. Brothers, what can I say? Vance really is a sweet, caring boy but I guess he has that older brother mean streak in him too.
I've found that I am having to reorganize closets, cupboards, and other areas of our place now that we've been here for five months. Why don't these things stay organized on there own? I also decided to try out some homemade laundry detergent (which I've used a few times and really like so far). I also tried out some homemade dishwasher detergent. The first time I used it I thought I was going to like it, but after that it all went downhill so I am back to the store bought stuff.
You saw what was new with Stephen in my last post- new glasses, getting old, and a bad haircut. He is working away, very busy with the summer months.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
new state... thanks for bringing it up). Anyway, he didn't have all the proper id he needed (his birth certificate-thanks Mabel for sending it so promptly), but he also failed the vision exam at the dmv as well. Thankfully our vision insurance started in May so Stephen got himself an eye exam and confirmed that he did indeed need glasses. He got the optometrist to sign a form for him so that he could get his license while he awaited his glasses which arrived today. So now he can probably see much better than me! Here's a look at his new glasses. Please overlook the bad haircut if you can. It was not given by me, I want to make that clear. In fact, I had to fix it after he came home from getting it cut- it did look much worse than this. I'll take another picture of him with a better haircut, shaved face, and gelled hair another time.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
It's Stephen's birthday today. Of course he is working away, but I'm hoping he'll get off at a decent hour so we can celebrate with him. I don't know if Stephen is excited for it to be his birthday, but the boys are...or maybe they are just excited for cake... I couldn't get them to do a video together so here are two videos.
Vance singing his version of the"Happy Birthday" song.
Tanner enjoying the birthday song.
I told you they were excited for cake, didn't I? Anyway, we hope you have a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY STEPHEN/DAD! We love you so much!!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Anyway, this was Tanner at 6:00 this evening. He was one TIRED bug. Seriously those eyes were about to roll into the back of his head not to be seen again for hours. I actually don't think he felt very well tonight. I really hope he isn't actually sick. Hopefully a good night's rest and he'll be his perky happy self once again.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Glen is the stud in the middle.
This is one way that Tanner entertained himself during the ceremony. He had a good time swaying back and forth to Pomp and Circumstance as the gradutates walked.
Vance watching kids walk up. He didn't really know what to think of it. I told him to watch for Glen, but I don't think he recongized Glen with a black robe and funny cap on.
Here is a picture of Glen with my boys today after he opened some graduation gifts.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It was worth it. I got an "Oh....(mumble, muble.)" and then he just started to laugh. Holly and I decided after the fact I should have tried to have a more serious look to match Edward's or maybe I should have tried to kiss him... Oh well, maybe next time.