Thursday, January 31, 2008

My little Christian is growing up so fast!! Yesterday Chris came with the kids to pick me up at work and he said that as he pulled into the parking lot Christian looked up and said: "mamma!!" I was so surprised to see that he already knows where I work! I love my little boys and every little thing they do or say means the world to me!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Little Stinker!!

So today when Chris got to Allen's preschool to pick him up found him sitting on the time out chair, as he inquired about what our little one had done, he was told that the little stinker kicked his teacher's leg when he noticed that his school bag didn't have anything for him to take home. I guess he really enjoys coming home and showing us everything he did at school!! He finally said he was sorry and was able to get out of timeout! I just couldn't believe how mad he got for not having anything to show mommy and daddy at home! I felt bad but had to laugh about it when he wasn't watching. The art activity today was coloring on snow outside, that's why he didn't get to bring any art work home.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Let see... I don't really have any big news, the boys are doing well, just getting over a mean cold that they had for about a week and a half. Christian has come to understand that mama is a very powerful word since he ends up getting just about anything we wants when he looks at me with his cute little eyes and says "mama?" He has started his love for trains, just like his big brother he goes around the house talking about "tchu tchus" all day long. He is a lot more talkative than Allen used to be at his age, he is always going on and on about things, it's so funny! He has also missed vovo e vuvu a lot (Portuguese for grandma and grandpa) he points to the computer and calls vovo? vovo? He has been responsible for several calls to some of our friends whose numbers are on our phone memory as he manages to find our phone no matter where we put it and accidentally call people. He loves the phone!!! He has started to watch a bit of TV here and there, specially when there is music involved on the cartoons, he absolutely loves to dance! He also really enjoys to help mommy, no matter what he is doing or asking for, if I'm busy with house work I ask him for help and he immediately stops everything and puts his shoulders to the wheel!! He is a hard worker already! So is my big boy Allen, who constantly changes his name from Allen to red power ranger over drive and back to Allen. He has recently learned that he was named after his Papa and he loves to say that his name is Allen like Papa's name! He is such a sweet boy, always willing to help me care for Christian, ready to run and grab me a diaper or patiently wait until I'm ready to do whatever he needs at the time. He is very smart and is learning so much in Preschool. Yesterday about half hour before it was time to take him to school he looked at me and said: "mommy, I'm ready for school!!" I asked what he was going to do at school and he said: "I'll see Nana, my friends and play in the toy room!!" He loves to read and is always bringing me books so that I can read to him. Christian also loves story time. Whenever I'm reading a book Allen will put his head between my face and the book and start pointing out letters that he recognizes, it's so great to see! His favorite letters are the "O" and the "A". He gets really excited when he sees his name written on something. A couple of weeks ago, at church the primary sang during sacrament meeting and it was his first time going up to the stand to sing, he had not practiced because it was his first day in primary too. But he stood up there so tall and smiled to big, really proud of himself! I loved it!!! His first day of primary went really well thanks to his friend Talan who took him by the hand and made him feel very welcome.
I guess I better stop, I can talk about my boys all night because the are so wonderful and they bring me so much joy everyday, but I only have 10 minutes before I have to close the store so I better start getting things ready. I hope you all enjoy this post and as last time I'll have to load up some pictures when I have a chance at home.
Heidi Ward.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

So I finally decided to adopt the "Blog" thing!

Christian finally said "Mama" for the first time yesterday!!! He was really tired and ready to nurse and go to sleep while I insisted on trying to get a few more things done before retiring. So he looked at me with a sweet face and said mama? Like who asks will you do it if I say what you've been asking me to say for weeks?!!! It was so funny! He said it several times in the few minutes while we're getting ready for bed. His vocabulary grows daily, it's so cute to see him saying his little words like Lala (that's what both him and Allen call our dog Bella), ball, vovo (grandma in portuguese), let's go, bubble, goal (as in soccer score), daddy( he said that a few times but hasn't really said it since the first couple of days), juice, eat, bye bye, yes...
His very favorite thing to do is to play in the bath tub, he can do that for quite a long time. Sometimes the water starts getting cold and I refill the tub with warm water because he's still not ready to come out. He loves to play with Lala but Allen is his very best friend! He likes to do any and everything he sees Allen doing. He follows him every where and loves to play ball or tickles with him! He is going to be 18 months next month and will finally be able to go to nursery at church, we're really excited about that because he always wants to stay there when we drop Allen off for class.
Allen is a little over 31/2 now, he is as sweet as always and is growing like crazy! Today I took him to play in a play ground and another little boy who was playing over there said he was his very best friend, it was so fanny!! Allen loves to play with friends, his favorite thing to do is to go to Preschool where he gets to be around other kids and also gets to spend time with Nana. He has been learning so much in Preschool and he talks a lot! He can say everything now. And he repetes everything he hears too so we have to be very carefull with what's on TV and things like that. He's also on that what and why pahse. He needs to know the why for everything and when we answer he asks right back, but why? And it can go on forever! He says that Christian is his best friend, but he still calls him bebe (baby in portuguese). We've been going to reading time at the library, that's something we used to do in AR and just now I started taking them to the one here in Springville. His new favorite TV show is Power Ragers, he loves to go around the house acting like one of them. Not just one of them but The Red Power Ranger Over Drive!!!! He also loves Spider Man, Super Man and Diego.
Chris is now working at US Sintetic on the midnight shift, allowing me to work at Check City during the day while he's home with the kids. Chris is also still in the Utah Air National Guard, which he loves. We are both happy with our jobs and completly in love with our little family! Life is great and the only thing that can make it better at the moment would be to sell our home in Arkansas but I don't think that will happen any time soon. For now I guess just renting it out would be nice! I'll try to post some pictures when I have a chance. I have to do that from my home computer which makes it a whole lot harder than just writing which I can do from work.
Hope you guys enjoy our blog, I'll try to update it often!