Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
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
1. 8 things you are passionate about
My Family (Schank's and Sorensen's)
Being a good mom
Teaching (I miss it terribly)
My Church Calling
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
Be careful (especially right now during hunting season)
You're a crazy boy!
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
my friend's blogs
What to Expect the First Year
5. 8 things I could listen to over and over
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
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
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
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!
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!