Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kandells Recently

{best little sibs}

It's been awhile since I have done a family update on this little blog so I thought it was time. Time is racing by and so many things are going on with us that I wanted to document more than I have been.
And since during my morning sickness stupor or coma or whatever I have been in has left me blogging a lot less, with this update I am just going to post a few pics that I haven't had time or energy to post over the past 3 months.


Eric: Well as usual Eric is making himself as busy as possible with work. He is all excited about this new side venture he is diving into called ProtectOurTroops.org, in fact he and I were just down in Vegas for the last 2 days with a couple of his new NAMF employees and their wives. The guys were at conventions during the day, and I hung out with their wives. We are super excited about his new venture and love the guys he is working with Joe and Craig (and their wives). It was so great to get to know them even better. Eric, is also staying busy with loan (his main business) but still keeps time for us and being a good dad. Eric has loved having a new snowblower this year (what's with men and snow removal?) He is also really loving being in Young Men's, they went to a BYU basketball game last week and loved it. Its really he best calling for him since he is still 16 at heart (and sometimes in behavior).

{Max with the witch fingers we put in our Halloween brew}

Me: Well, I must admit, I am doing much much better. This week I will be 20 weeks (half way through my pregnancy) and I for sure have more energy back, November was a horrible month for my morning sickness, I improves slightly in December and January has been a new trimester and so much better. I am still on my nausea meds and I for sure notice if I miss a dose but I am now only throwing up 2-3 per week instead of per day, or per hour. HUGE improvement. I am very excited to be having a girl. We have a list of names that we go back and forth on but we are pretty sure we know what we want to name her (i love calling my tummy a name so like to decide earlier on) We had a small scare of our cruise with the baby, I woke up one night and had bled everywhere (TMI? then don't read on) anyway we called the Dr. from the Bahamas and he told us I was either having a late miscarriage or maybe had a hemorage, we had to wait 5 days to find out if she was fine, and I kept bleeding. When we got home they said she was ok but I had a large blood sack under my placenta and was put on semi bed rest, no exercise, none ...ahem.... of the business that dot us this baby in the first place, NONE, and no heavy lifting. Now the blood sack has turned into a clot and so I still have to be careful but I'm doing much better. We were pretty worried for awhile since they said if the sack ruptured it would cause my pregnancy to end. So glad thing have gone better. We are so grateful to have this little girl on her way to our home.

{Ady and Max with cousins Sophia and Oliver in Ohio over Thanksgiving}

Ady: Ady is doing so great. She has started dancing 2 hours a week now, both ballet and Jazz and she totally loves it. She also is still in preschool which we and she both love. She has blossomed into a little artist/craft girl. She always wants to draw and color and make projects. Its always so nice when Eric's mom Sue is in town cuz he has all sorts of art project ideas, I struggle to come up with as many ideas as Ady wants me to. She is thrilled about having a baby sister, and talks to my tummy and acknowledges baby girl more than anyone. I know she is gonna be such a helper. She also loves to play pretend games with Max, right now as type this they have turned the play kitchen under our stairs into a library/sushi bar, you borrow a book and get a sushi roll. I like it. And on a very small bad note, Ady sometimes takes joy in getting Max in trouble such as whispering mean things in his ear to say, then telling on him, telling him to draw on the couch or pillows then telling on him ETC. Luckily for him, I'm wise to her games.

{Ady's best buddy Cecily, Ady and Max on HAlloween about to go trick or treat}

{Ady at a December Family NIght Eric organized to have the kids gather toys we don't use for donation to kids who don't have toys, we were proud the kids were so generous}

Max: Ok, biggest news of all Max is finally potty trained. Its been a long journey with our sweet but stubborn Macky but he is finally in his awesome pirate boxer briefs for good. Its great! Because Max took so long we had a lot of things promised to him if he would just get potty trained, he could move out of the nursery into his big boy room, he could sign up to start preschool, and he could get a big train set. So, he has the train set, and he is moving into the big boy room this week. Big changes before the baby comes. Max also loves to color with Ady but he really loves to help me cook, we make a big breakfast almost every morning, waffles, crepes and Dutch Babies are his favorite and he wants to help me mix and do everything. It's cute, and it makes me want to make something besides cereal everyday so he can help me. He and Ady are both back in swim lessons starting this week. So they will be in perfect form by spring when we open the pool. Max also (i am assuming its the way boys are made) has started wanting to say bad words, now luckily he dosen't know any really bad words, but if he's mad at me he will stick out his toungue and say "bum" or "butt" or call his sister an "idiot". Soap on the tongue is the most effective punishment thus far but we are still workin on it.

{the kids helping me make mini pizzas for their dinner}

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