Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lots to talk about!

Some times I find myself not posting for a while because I feel like I don't have anything to talk about that anyone wants to read. Or anything that I bother to record for future reflection. Not today folks! I have been slacking and I have several things to talk about...

I finished my classes for winter quarter which means I have completed my first whole year at Strayer! I am dropping down to just two classes for this spring quarter that starts Monday. After that if I do 3 classes a quarter for a year than I should be done with my Bachelors! Yipee!! Who knows what I will do school wise after that... Maybe start my Masters.

We graduated our training classes for the Utah foster care foundation!! We finished all the licensing paperwork, medical exams, fingerprints, background checks, classes and reference surveys. Now all we have left to do is complete our home study and get final approval by the licensing board then we will be ready for placement! Before we set up our home study we have to get beds and dressers and such for the kids and do a few last minute safety things to the house but then we will be ready to meet our newest addition...or ADDITIONS!!! I can't wait!
Maveryk Turned 3 :) My sweet boy is getting so big. We had a super hero birthday party here at the house. It went well with lots of friends and family but didn't go exactly as planned because the birthday boy was feeling a little under the weather. He really enjoyed his gifts and his cake though and is finally starting to feel pretty much back to normal now. Here are a few pics of the big day;
Last but certainly not least.. I became an aunt for the 5th time! (15th time if you count David's side!) Crystal gave birth to the sweetest baby boy today. Nash came out at 8 lb 6 oz and 18 inches long. He has an incredibly handsome full head of black hair and he is ALL Slussar. Congrats my gorgeous sister and your precious new man. I enjoyed being there for the birth so much and it really meant a lot to me to be able to be a part of that unstoppable team of women for such a special occasion.

That's all for tonight but so many exciting things to come very soon. Lake Powell trip, home improvements, Easter, crafts and before we know it... MORE BABIES!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Our big boy is learning lots!

We have been having so much fun watching Oliver try new things and learn so much lately. Here are some videos and photos. He says Dada now as his first word so n both videos I was trying to get him to say it but he wasn't feeling very talkative :) Of course both of the videos are sideways. Don't know how to rotate them. I get that from my mother ;)

He had his first bottle of Apple juice to celebrate his half birthday. SIX MONTHS!!!

This bad mama let him roll of the bed on to the hard wood floor today. It was his first fall of several I am sure but every time makes you feel like the worst parent ever :( He just rolls and rolls all over the place now so I should have known better. Guess I learned my lesson...

He is sitting up by his self for longer than 3 seconds now ...


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Sweet giggles. This baby laughs and smiles easier than any baby I swear it...

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Even though this post is about Oliver I had to throw this picture in of David and Mav today because I think it is so cute :) Love all my boys...