Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving and Potty Training

Well Alisha don't feel bad, I too have no pictures of Thanksgiving day. I had my camera, however when I pulled it out to use it it had no memory card because it was still in my computer! So, no pictures! We did have a great Thanksgiving weekend though. We had Thanksgiving dinner at my Grandma Schanks and almost all of the Schank cousins were there which meant that there were about 50+ people not counting all the kids. It was so much fun and so weird at the same time to have little kids playing that were mine and my cousins. Ky loved having all the cousins around to watch and play with.
On Friday all who could in the Schank family went to the temple. This is the night that Uncle Ernie and Grandma Schank work so it was really special. It was awesome to be in the temple with so many family members!
On Saturday we had a going away dinner for the boys who headed back to college on Sunday. Sunday and Monday were spent sick ( I had a cold and some other problems) and then today we are back to normal life with Yound women in Excellence happening tonight! Overall a great weekend!
Now on to potty training. Go back about a week and a half: Kylan went 3 days without going #2 in his diaper. It was amazing! This included a day at Grandma Kenna's where he went on the toilet for her too. So, being stupid I thought we had it made. Well, Saturday we went to Reno for half the day for the UNR game. He fell off the toilet that morning which was traumatic and even though I brought his potty seat for him, he would not go in Reno and I could tell that he was holding it. After that day I couldn't get him to go on the toilet for a few days - he would cry hysterically every time I put him on the toilet and my child never cries like that! I gave up for a couple days to give him a break and then the last couple days he is back to going a couple times on the toilet and a couple times in his diaper. I don't know if I traumatized him that Saturday or what. He is also crawling everywhere now and I think that maybe he doesn't like to be interrupted while he is playing. I guess we'll just have to see what happens!

Friday, November 23, 2007

New Baby!!

No, I'm not having a new baby, but my friend Karin had her little Brooklyn a couple days ago and there are pics on her site, so be sure to look at them. She is beautiful!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


THis post is for Rachel. Here are the pics of the remodel at your parent's house. Today was the first time I've seen it with all the walls down. It looks awesome! I can't wait for it to be finished! I'll try to be better at taking pics and updating you! (While posting I realized I forgot to take pics of the new office - aka Cams old room. I will be sure to do that next time!)

First pic is from the front door, second is from the mud room

These are from the kitchen

First pic is from the hallway; second is from the living room.
For those of you wondering, my in-laws are remodeling their living area. These pictures are of what used to be two rooms - a living room and a formal living room that they used as an office. They have taken down the wall in between and taken out a fireplace to make it all one big room!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


We had an awesome weekend! It all started with Kal, Kade and Kort coming home Friday night. Kylan wasn't even afraid of them like we thought he would be! He has loved having them around. He has a whole new audience now! Saturday we all went up to Reno. We did some shopping at The Summit. Grandma bought Kylan a couple cute new outfits (Grandpa said we can't go shopping with Grandma anymore:). We then ate at BJ's (very good food). After that we all went to the UNR v. Santa Clara game (thus the title which is the last part of the UNR school song, the only part I know). Kylan LOVED the basketball game. He just sat back, watched, clapped and entertained everyone around us! Today we went over the Uncle Derild and Aunt Lynne's for dinner. Kylan loved watching Uncle Kort and Carissa play Dance Dance Revolution. By the way, Carissa is the ultimate dancer. Her older brother won't even play with her anymore because she beats everyone! Overall a very good, fun (and tiring) weekend!

Grandma taking Grandpa and Ky's pic outside the restraunt; Kade and Kal before the game started

Our seats were almost at the top, good thing there aren't really any bad seats in Lowler; Kade demonstrating what he can do with his fingers

Ky cheering on the Pack! By-the-way they won!

P.S. I am so amazed when I go to games now. I can't even believe that you can't get tickets and when you do that you actually have to sit in your assigned seat! I remember going while I was in school and you could pretty much sit wherever you wanted and getting in as a student was guarenteed!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I haven't blogged (other than crazy 8's) for awhile, so I thought I would update you on what's been going on.

Kylan Using the Potty: Things are going well in this department. He definitly knows what to do when I put him on the toilet, and he goes about 3 times a day when I am really good about putting him on. On good days, when he does go in his diaper he doesn't go very much and waits until I put him on the toilet to "let it all out." We have had a couple falls off the toilet which have been very sad!
The Family: Above is a pic of Billy on prom night. He went with Alex Faught, Russel Smith and his date Felicia Sinnett. They all looked very nice. Brett and Teri are remodeling once again and I am so excited about how it is turning out. I will have to take some pics and post them on the progress they have made. It's supposed to be done by Christmas.
Basketball tryouts just finished. Bill is on Varsity and Cam is on J.V. which is awesome because they are traveling together this year. My dad is assisting on Varsity again this year.
Kal, Kade and Kort will be home this Friday for Thanksgiving and I am so excited. They are so excited to see Ky, so I haven't broken it to them that he will probably be terrified of them. Actually I know he will be since when Teri took him down to see great-grandpa Sorensen today at lunch he totally freaked out and screamed everytime he saw John or the nurse. Hopefully he will warm up to them quickly. I guess they will just have to come to my house a lot during the day while they are here, darn!
Well, that is it. I may not be able to post again until after Thanksgiving. The Holiday rush is already upon us! So I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Eat lots of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie and then when you think you have eaten enough eat my share of all of it too becasue I don't like it!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Crazy 8's!

Traci Lewis tagged me to do this one, and since I might be waiting for Kylan to fall asleep for awhile (being able to stand in his crib is making it harder for him to fall asleep) I thought I would do it right now!
1. 8 things you are passionate about
My Marriage
My Family (Schank's and Sorensen's)
Being a good mom
Teaching (I miss it terribly)
My Church Calling
My House
2. 8 things I want to do before I die
Have more babies
Go to Hawaii with Tim and someday my kids
Go to Europe with Tim
Go on a mission with Tim
Be a grandma
Be in the temple with all my brothers, their wives, my husband and my parents
Be in the temple with all my kids, their spouses and my husband
Be in the temple with all of Tim's family and their spouses
3. 8 things I say often
Love Ya
Be careful (especially right now during hunting season)
Kylan, NO!
You're a crazy boy!
Yea Kylan
Patty Cake, Patty Cake . . .
4. 8 things I have read lately
Young Womens Manual 2
Lahontan Valley News
Children of the Promise series
Hearts of the Children series
cook books
my friend's blogs
What to Expect the First Year
5. 8 things I could listen to over and over
Kylan laughing
Kylan saying Mama or Dada
Rain on the roof while I am sleeping
My mom's laugh
My Fergie CD
Tim saying he loves me
Kylan's snoring
Christmas Music
6. 8 things that attract me to my best friends
Honesty - I think everyone who has done this has said this, but it is true!
Laughter - all my friends love to laugh and they all have the best laughs
Being able to pick up right where we left off no matter how long it has been
The fact that most of them are also my family members - what better friends to have!
They can laugh at themselves!
The fact that they always come through when it matters most
That they knew me back when and still like me!
They still talk to me no matter what!
7. 8 things I have learned this year
Its okay to cry even if there is no real reason to
Poop on your hand, while really gross, won't actually hurt you!
Babies can put a lot of weird things in their mouths and live
(Still learning) It's okay for my house not to be perfectly clean at all times, because that is impossible with a baby!
I can survive on a lot less sleep than I previously thought
Forgiving people you love isn't too hard as long as you have faith
Labor and delivery are a GIFT after 9 months of pregnancy
You can wear flip-flops in negative degree weather and not get frost bite!
8. 4 people I think should do Crazy 8's
Rachel Lewis
Mary Sorensen
Kelsey Jardine
Kim Sorensen

Monday, November 5, 2007

New Pictures

On Saturday Tim, Ky and I went to Reno to have some Christmas pics taken of Kylan. It was the best day in Reno that we have had yet with the baby. He slept the whole way up. We went to Costco first, and since he LOVES riding in carts, he was totally happy. Next we went to the mall, bought him a new shirt at Macy's and then went and had his pic taken at Kiddie Kandids. He LOVED having his pic taken and was totally posing for the lady. Grandma Teri showed up at the end of the photo shoot which was great because she played with him while we picked out pics. We then all went to Claim Jumpers to eat and once again he was an angel, entertaining everyone around us and our waiter even brought him a (free) plate of kiddie food, then he slept the entire way home. He didn't cry once! It was awesome. Anyway, here are his pics from the photo shoot.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

October Birthdays

I've been horrible at telling people happy birthday on my blog, so here are the important October Birthdays:
My friend Jessie K. - Oct. 1st
Grandma Kenna - Oct. 11th
Uncle Johnny - Oct. 25th
Uncle Wade - Oct. 31st
For those of you keeping track, that is right 3 out of the 4 kids in my mom's family were born in the month of October! We love all of you and hope you had very happy birthdays!

Happy Halloween! (Yea, it's over)

Kylan our cute little cow (the tail was my favorite part)

Grandpa and his two favorite cows; the whole fam at the ward Halloween party. Aren't we a good looking group!

My least favorite holiday is finally over! Yea! Now onto the good holidays, but before we do that I do have to post a couple pics from Kylan's first Halloween. We went to our ward Halloween party on Tuesday night which was a lot of fun. Both Ky and Bradon were cows (we didn't plan it) and there was another little boy in our ward who was also a cow so we took pics of Grandpa with his favorite cows. Wednesday night we had my fam over and ate white bean chili (very yummy) corn bread and veggies and dip and my cousins handed out candy. After that we went out to Robbie and Candaces to their haunted aly, which I didn't go through but Tim did. They put so much work into and it is really scary, however I hate being scared and since I had had to sub O hour that day and was subbing the next day, I wasn't much in the mood for being scared. Overall it was a great first Halloween as far as Halloween's go!

P.S. I am putting off the actual act of Trick-or-Treating until I absolutely have to do it!

P.S.S. I don't know about anyone else, but I feel like telling all the high school and middle school age kids who show up at my door to GO HOME!