Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The holidays are coming and we are excited! This will be Alastor's 3rd Christmas and probably the first one he will have vague memories of when he is older. So with that in mind we are trying to do better with the whole decorating thing this year. We probably won't have lights on the house just because things are so busy with work and my days off are full. Sandra really enjoys the Christmas tree and all the lights indoors, she seems pretty happy. Alastor loves the tree; every morning he gets up, runs into the front room and say "treee.." in almost a whisper, like it's sacred.
This is also the first year that we have been able to send out a Christmas card. it seemed appropriate since we have a bunch of kids and people are curious about what we are up to nowadays. I put the address to this blog in all of the cards so people can see what we have been doing and to motivate me to do work on this darn thing a lot more that once every few months.
Meghan's brothers dropped by for a surprise visit around Thanksgiving time, that was a real treat. It was like an early Christmas for Meghan. Alastor had a lot of fun playing guns and Sandra was just happy to see some new faces. We ate at a pizza buffet and ran them out of business! Not really.
Well if this blog is the only contact I have with you, have a great Holiday!!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Well Sandra came, almost seven months ago! It shows how quickly life becomes hectic when you have two kids when my blog comes to a grinding halt! Well here I am and it's time to play catch up!
About three weeks before Sandra was born Alastor was getting pretty darn sick, he was throwing up several times a day and all sorts of other stuff. the Doctors wanted to do a stool sample test (pray you never have to do that!!) and then a blood test after that. It seemed like they had no idea what was going on and just guessing. Turns out he had something nasty on his old toothbrush that he was re-exposing himself to every time he brushed his teeth. Needless to say we felt pretty stupid after that one. My Mom had come down to help out with Alastor while we got ready for Sandra to come along.
Sunday May 2, 2010 Meghan woke up with slight contractions. We decided to go to church and see how things turned out. After having my hand crushed almost the whole sacrament meeting I decided it was a good idea to go to the hospital. We got to the hospital about 4:00 pm and by 7:27 PM Sandra was here! It was so fast! The sun was still up and Mom was able to bring Alastor by to meet his sister the same day. It was so crazy to be done so quickly and have time to run to Arby's afterward!
The past six or so months have been rather good. The house is getting worked on more and more, the kids are getting bigger, Meghan is doing super as a Mom of two, and I'll be getting back into school in January. Alastor recently turned two this last October while we were on vacation in California. He had a great time going to zoo and bowling on his birthday. While in CA we also bought a new car from my friend Michael Jenkins. So now we are a two car having family of four! It does make me feel rather old sometimes.
Sandra is so big now! Her growth is above average in all areas except weight, which is just like her brother. She already has two teeth on the bottom and is sitting up on her own. She seems to have more of my personality when it comes to not napping, being hungry all the time and shouting a lot. Her newest trick is to shake her head from side to side like she is rocking out! She also has her tongue hanging out of her head all of the time, curling it up at the tip and smiling around it; not sure where she got that one from.
Alastor has been learning new words every day and has a vocabulary of well over 100 words. He recently said "Zombie!!" to me the other day. He's able to tell us what he wants most of the time unless he gets frustrated. When I come home from work he immediately says "Play!" which means Play video games! When I play my games Alastor says things like "Careful!" "Oh no!" or pounds his fist and says "Darn! darn!". I had to teach him that one so he would stop repeating what I said once in a fit of rage, teehee.
Overall, life is good and things are going well. Thanksgiving is coming up and the dreaded Black Friday is upon us over at Costco. So prepare you battle plans and bring it on!!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I seem to have forgotten how to put pictures on here without then getting in the way and all that so hopefully things work out! My Mom is down to help out while we wait for Sandra to come. She has been very helpful with keeping Alastor occupied and happy while Meghan is able to relax. Finals are coming up this week, so hopefully we can get those taken care of before our new arrival!
Meghan's brother Chad and my cousin Niels will be coming home from their missions in August. Chad will have a niece and nephew that he has never met! How cool is that. I am really excited to have my cousin home in order to have someone to play with.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Mom and Dad Bunn sent Alastor a little table full of buttons and lights and songs. He really enjoys it. I couldn't put the legs on fast enough for him, he was squealing and chasing me while I was attempting to put it together. We were very happy to have such nice presents from Grandparents.
Next came the cake. We gave ALastor a piece of All American Chocolate cake from Costco. He immediately knew what to do and dug right in. It was very cute and we took plenty of pictures.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Fall has fallen, and it is very cold. Work remains good, and this math class is working out rather well. I am pretty happy with my progress and I can see me passing this course, hooray! Future school is looking pretty good as well.
My co-workers Reed and Esther are looking into buying a home which has a basement apartment. They invited us to go over with them to check things out and see if we would be interested in living downstairs. WOw, it was amazing, it's more like a basement house! There would be three bedrooms, a storage room kitchen, bathroom, all that shabang. It was very impressive. They would be really good landlords and they told me that rent would be cheaper for us since they know us and wouldn't have to worry about walls being knocked over or anything like that.
It would be rather nice to live in a larger place to make room for more kids and more storage. I really liked it. They mean to do a bit of fixing up beforehand, so I'll keep an eye on it. We like our home here, but bigger is always better.Alastor has been standing on his own more and more often and it is really exciting. I've never caught it on camera, but it really does happen! His babbling is sounding more purposeful and less experimentational. His grin is full of teeth and his hair is a bit shaggier (though not by much). He seems very happy to not be sick anymore and is probably excited for his birthday.We had Mom's birthday on the 30th, she got a lot of nice presents from her folks and mine, my presents were still in the mail on their way. Everything has since arrived and she is very pleased. Alastor loved opening the gifts and eating chocolate cake. Dan is in Pennsylvania doing work training, so we missed him. But Candace was able to come over to sing and eat cake.As for other news.....there is none. Oh well, more soon.