Thursday, September 25, 2008

No Words

It's times like these that make me so grateful for the relationships my boys are formig with their Great-Grandma and Grandpa. (I'm also playing with photoshop so you get two different versions)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kilun's Blessing

We are blessing Kilun this Sunday. I wanted to invite all our friends and family that are local (or distant if you want) to come. Our church is at 9am with Sacrament Meeting first. Give me a call or email me if you need directions. We'd love to see everyone!

Happy Birthday Brekan!

Brekan had birthday September 11th. He's 2. Wow, do we ever know it. The "2s" have come on pretty strong and I have my work cut out for me for the next year or two. We had a pretty low key birthday party, as we do much of the time. Chris cut out of work a little early and we met for dinner at Javier's. They were really nice and brought out some fried ice cream and sang happy birthday in Spanish. He thought that was pretty cool. When we got home Brekan got to talk to Grandma Nancy on Skype since she was in Khasakstan. Then he got to open presents. Chaetun was so excited to help him open his presents. lol I think it was a good day for him.

First Day of School

This year both Chaetun and Xadun started new schools.

Chaetun started kindergarten, which he was so excited for. Everything had been based around the baby, so the kids knew
that after the baby was born, they would go to school. Chaetun has loved school from day one.

I was going to get him on the bus the first day (he loves the bus), but after waiting for it to come for 10 minutes, I got worried and wondered if we had missed it. I didn't want him to be late for the first day of school, so we came home and I drove him to school. I was going to meet him at the school anyway, so it worked out ok. (Turns out the bus was just REALLY late and was just picking the kids up at the time I was getting home
from taking Chaetun to school.) He goes to Willard Elementary. The school is a little different as it is only Kindergarten and 1st grade. I like that. No big kids to worry about. The next school is 2nd-5th grade. It's odd, but for kindergarten, I kind of like it. Chaetun's teacher this year is Mrs. Kimber. I've heard she's one of the best in the school. So far I have no complaints. She has a good discipline and reward system that I would even like to adopt for home. The kids learned her rules daily and now Chaetun can recite them word for word. That doesn't mean he follows them, though :S Chaetun is a great kid, just a little social. So there's been a few times that he's had to "pull a yellow card" because he was talking or didn't listen the first time he was asked. He is getting better, though. Luckily, he's very honest boy, so when that happens, it's always the first thing he tells me.

We're working on reading, and though he usually doesn't like it, he's getting better and it isn't such a fight. I've learned how to make it less stressful for him, so I hope that he will soon enjoy reading. He loves when the bookmobile comes to school and he can get a new book, and they go to the library every Friday. So, he loves the books, just not reading them. Hopefully we'll change that soon.

Xadun also started school this year - preschool.
I was a little worried that I wasn't going to be able to find one, but I HAD to because he knew he would start school after the baby came. I had tried to get him into a bigger preschool, but they were all full. I put my name on a waiting list, but didn't hear anything and school was getting ready to start. My mom went visiting teaching and found out a lady in our ward does a preschool. We talked to her on Sunday and she had an opening so I was able to get him in. I was a little weary of a home preschool, not sure it would really teach him like Chaetun's taught, but I have been very impressed. She has finished her basement with the preschool in mind, so they even have their own little classroom. She is so organized, so I know what's going on everyday he's there. They even go on field trips. The first one is tomorrow and Xadun is so excited. Chaetun's a little upset :) Xadun LOVES school and looks forward to every Tuesday & Thursday!

Behind in Blogging

As much as I want to keep up with my blogging, I'm not really good at it. There have been some big events in the last month that deserve some blogging, so stay tuned for a lot of blogging today.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Hopefully, since it's taken me a while to post, you've all figured out that Kilun DID come home. He came home Saturday, Aug 9, 10 days after being born. I don't know what it is about 10 days, but that's seems to be the right length of time for our boys to be in the NICU. All three of them have been there the same time. Anyway, he's home and all is well. The boys were all sick when he came home and despite our efforts to keep them away from Kilun, he did catch something and has been a little stuffed up, but nothing too bad. All the boys love Kilun and have been really good with him. Mom and dad love him too and we're happy to have another little one in our home.

Here are a few pictures my cousin, Katie, took of Kilun. They are so cute!

From Kilun

From Kilun

From Kilun

From Kilun2