Monday, May 25, 2009

All better

Vander gets really sick and gets healthy really quick. He's all better now.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


I'm not sure how to spell it, but Vander has Croup. Poor little guy, and of course when he gets sick, he also gets asthma symptoms. I hope he feels better soon.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Vander's 1st birthday party

We were less than pleased when we found out we were going to have a freak extreme heat wave the weekend of Vander's 1st birthday party. It was 108 degress when we got in the car to head over to Lake Almaden from Morgan Hill, by the time we got to San Jose it had cooled down to a mere 106 degrees. Yikes! We didn't think we would have much of a turn out, but we were mistaken. Several of Vander's very best baby friends showed up and lots of his adult friends. Even his Uncle Freddie and Aunt Annie came from San Diego. We found some tables in the shade... Justin went up and reserved them early for us...and had a great time. Surprisingly it was pretty comfortable in the shade. We all ate some snacks and hung out. We then took the babies over to the park for some water fun (they have a motion activated water area). Vander loved it, he was laughing and squeeling with joy. We went back over and had cake. Vander did not disappoint. He got cake everywhere... it was AWESOME! He smeared it all over his whole body. It was so much fun!!! I love a good mess! After he was done we cleaned him off with water bottles, then took him back to the water area, bonus for him, then we changed him into some dry clothes. He opened his presents, all of which were very cool. He got some clothes, some toys, and some books... a good mix. Then, it was time to head home so Vander could do his night routine. We said goodbye to everyone and Vander headed home. Thanks to everyone who made this a special day for Vander. I can't wait until you can all see the pictures!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


The other day when we were walking around Target Vander was holding a wiffle ball bat. Justin decided to make a deal with him that if he held it the whole time we were in Target that we would buy it for him. He ended up holding it for about 35min. before he dropped it. I said we should give him one more chance....long story short.... Vander owns a bat, and he only had to hold it for an hour. Good job Vander.

Fetching Fun

Vander's new favorite activity is to take something (usually a ball, but not always) and throw it. Then he waits for it to stop and he chases after it, grabs it, and throws it again. He loves playing this game by the entry way of Grammy and Pop's house because it is raised, so he crawls up and down that stair and gets a real kick out of it. He is so adorable. I really do need to get this on camera.

The perfect gift

Vander wanted to know what I wanted for Mother's Day and I said I wanted a jar of Vander hugs... just bottle them up so I can get one when I need it. So, for Mother's Day I got a jar of dark chocolate dove candies that said, "Vander Hugs, or the next best thing." It really couldn't have been sweeter or more perfect.

Fun stuff

Vander has done some really fun stuff this week.
Saturday we went to a Mother's Day Fiesta and partied with the Almaden group in celebration of Mother's Day and Cinco De Mayo. We had a taco bar and Vander partook in the fun and festivities.
Monday night we went to a Mothers Day BBQ with the South Valley group and we hung out with friends and had some really awesome shish kabobs.
Yesterday we went to the Emma Prush Farm with the Almaden group to see chickens, roosters, bunnies, goats, and pigs. Vander had a good time. The rooster really scared him when he made his noise right next to Vander. He really liked petting the goats.
Today we went to the Silver Creek Sports Plex for a birthday party of a South Valley baby. Vander loved the bounce house maze. I tweeked my neck, but it was really fun. He crawled all over the Sports Plex. He even had pizza for lunch with the big kids.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bummer Dude

To those of you who follow Vander's life via phanfare I have bad news. In moving to Morgan Hill we have some how managed to misplace the cord that both charges my camera, and puts the pictures on-line, so there will be a delay this month. I am sorry about that. Justin and I will be looking for a replacement cord as soon as we can. Trust me I am as disapointed as you all are, especially since technology gets outdated so quickly. Wish us luck that they still sell the cord that we need.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Super fun

In honor of Vander's 1st birthday his Grantie Deb came out to see him. GG Ma and Pa came out to see Vander and surprise Deb. It was a smashing success. Vander has thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, and Aunt Heather too. He hasn't slept much since they have been here, but my theory is that it is too exciting being away to be sleeping.

Poop in the pottie

Vander did something totally unexpected today...he went poo on the big boy pottie. He was sitting in his high chair straining and GG Ma said, you should try him on the toilet. One push later a 6 inch poop graced our presence. Crazy how well that worked. The poor guy is always so constipated, I guess we will have to buy him a seat and let him sit on it from now on.