Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chaz's First Day of Preschool

Chaz started preschool on August 16th and he loves it. The week before when Drew had gone back to school Chaz complained everyday that his preschool hadn't started yet. He doesn't have school on Fridays so last week when he was home and not getting ready to go he argued with Kjell telling him "No you're wrong dad, I do have preschool today, I really, really do dad". That kid I tell you has a mouth on him and he is barely three... any suggestions?
Chaz's preschool teacher takes pictures of all the kids during class of what they are doing and posts them on their class blog. Here are a few from his first week.

Drew's First Day of First Grade

Drew started school this year on August 11th. So early, I feel like the weather should be cooling down because it's fall and school has started but it's not it's 102 and forecasted to be 108 tomorrow. Drew is doing great though. He has made the adjustment to all day school better than I thought he would. As a kid I remember always needing a nap the first few weeks after school started. Not Drew he still looks for ways to stay up past his bedtime. He is having fun with his friends and new teacher. I miss him and find my days have been really short, especially when I am driving the carpool. By the time I get home it's time to start dinner where as last year I had a few hours to relax when we got home. My mornings fly by with both boys gone (Chaz started preschool! more to come on that later). I hope his behavior stays as good as it has been the last 2 weeks!!

I couldn't find my camera so the cell phone pictures aren't the best quality but at least I got some.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The 4th of July

We had a party at my mom's house this year because most of my family and some of Kjell's were in town to help bless Nate the next day. It was a lot of fun spending time with Kjell's family who we rarely see. The food was good and the pool kept us cold. I had a lot of fun. We filled up every room in our house as well as my parents with all the family that was visiting.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nate 2 Months

I have a lot to catch up on like his blessing and the Fourth of July but I wanted to do this post first. Nate turned 2 months on Saturday and unfortunately were spent it in the hospital with him. On Wednesday evening he had a fever of 101 and then I noticed a rash. I called the Dr. and was told to take him to the Hospital. By the time we got there his temp was 102.7 and according to the nurses he didn't look good. They had to run a bunch of tests that are standard anytime a baby under 2 months comes into the hospital with a fever when the source is unknown, including a spinal tap. All the tests came back negative and so they told us he had a virus most likely but we had to stay a few days to wait for the cultures to grow. They came back negative as well. Nate was so fussy and such a different baby than he had been up to this point. We were finally released on Sunday and he has slowly returned to his old self. He is smiling and laughing again and sleeping 7 hours during the night. I am so glad he is himself again. I am also grateful for the support and calls from all our friends and family. Nate received a blessing in the E.R. and I am so glad to have the priesthood in my life. It was a big comfort to me when my mind would wonder with possibilities. I feel very fortunate that I live so close to family. My parents and sister took care of Drew and Chaz so Kjell and I could be with Nate. The older boys didn't even care that we weren't with them they just wanted to know Nate was ok.

At Nate's 2 month check up he weighed 12 lbs 8oz and was 24 inches. He loves any attention from a smiling face. We love him so much and I can't believe he is already 2 months old.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Drew's 5th Birthday

Anyone who knows Drew or has spent time with him recently would know he is obsessed with Transformers. So what else would I do for his Birthday party? He has been telling me he wanted a Transformer Party since last year. Drew had some special guests this year because his cousins from Seattle and one from Half Moon Bay California got to help him celebrate. We also had some friends who were in town from Southern California. Drew had fun swimming and playing games but once he opened his gifts he went inside to play with them and I didn't see him the rest of the afternoon.

I can't believe it has been five years since we had Drew. He is starting Kindergarden in the fall. I feel to young to have a child in school. I am sad because I know we won't be able to travel whenever, I have to worry about Drew missing school not just Kjell missing work, there will be homework and stricter bedtimes. I just love being a mom and I love being at home with my kids. I think Chaz and I are going to miss having Drew around during the mornings. So we will make the most of the rest of summer. We sure had fun celebrating Drew's 5th Birthday.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Drew started T-Ball back in February. He played in an actual league this year, last year we went through the city and it was 5 games and 1 practice. This year he has practice once a week and his last game was 2 weeks ago. He's done much better this year with all if the different skills and likes getting into his uniform. At his last game he hit the ball so far it would have been a home run if they counted runs. He has also gotten a lot better at playing in the outfield.

It has been especially fun for me because Kjell has been helping as an assistant coach for the team. I have really enjoyed watching Kjell with some of the other kids on the team. I know he is good with our own kids but to see him take an interest in others and watch how patient and good he was with them was a new experience for me.

Last Saturday night was the team party and the coach organized it so that it was at the Fresno Grizzlies Game. They are a Triple A team for the San Fransisco Giants. The kids got to run on the field with the players before the game. It was a lot of fun, the weather was perfect.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nate 1 Month

Nate's a month old today, I can't believe it. With each child the time seams to go by faster. This month really has gone by so fast. He is starting to spend more time awake and sleeping longer at night. He doesn't like to be in the swing yet but loves to sleep on his tummy... I know I am not supposed to let him but I do. Drew and Chaz love to hold him, for about 2 seconds, and like to talk to him when he has his eyes open. He has been pretty easy for me, hardly fussy at all. He has gained at least 2 lbs. and I think that many inches too but we will see at his Dr. appointment on Monday. My recovery has been good. I haven't been in as much pain as I was with Chaz and I haven't been as tired. (Maybe because Chaz wanted to eat every 2 hours). Mostly I feel really glad to not be pregnant anymore which is new to me because I didn't mind it so much the first 2 times. With Nate though I was more tired pregnant than I am now and more uncomfortable. I did get sick this last week but so far Nate hasn't shown any symptoms. I am still waiting for that first smile while he is awake, so far we have only seen it while he has been asleep. I am so glad Nate is here and doing so well.