Saturday, June 20, 2009

Back in Business

So we're here, settled, and now we have internet! Hopefully I can get back to a more regular blog posting schedule. Things in Alaska are great, if a little cold. It's been rainy this week, but I hear it's nothing compared to what Rexburg is like!
Well Eric is still training at his job at the hospital so he's working during the days for about another 3 weeks before he changes to the night shift. I'm not looking forward to that. He's loving his work though, and gaining a lot of good experience in the medical field. He works as an Anesthesia Technician in the O.R., so he gets to see lots of surgeries everyday. He says it gives him a better idea of what he does and does NOT want to do as a doctor.
We are still house-sitting in Wasilla for another month and a half while we are looking for a place to house-sit or rent in Anchorage. Eric hasn't minded the commute, it's a really pretty drive.

The boys have transitioned pretty well, it's nice to be settled into a place for a little while. It makes me really excited for the day when we have a house of our own!
Chase is still growing, he's 13 lb 7 oz now! I know I write about his weight a lot, but the kid has almost doubled his weight in 2 months, its crazy! He is so much fun though and has started smiling a lot more and reacting to what's going on around him. He still sleeps a lot too, which is nice for us, and he sleeps for a good 7-8 hour chunk at night, which is nice!
Ethan is a two year old, with him the louder the better. He thinks its hilarious when things bang or make loud noises, and has this hysterical laugh which is contagious. He's been really bad about sleeping because we've been traveling so much, or even spending days in Anchorage- when I need the car I have to drive Eric into work at 5:30- so it's thrown him off a little and he doesn't take naps as easy. Yesterday he wouldn't go to sleep even though he was so tired, I let him cry in his crib for an hour before I went and got him. Any suggestions?

Well I still haven't been good about taking lots of pictures but here are a few:
Eric's brother Jason brought the 4-wheeler up to our house, and Ethan had a blast riding it! He kept calling it a truck and didn't want to get off :)

We told him to smile in both pictures, and of course we got the cheesy grin. Oh and we lost his glasses for a little while, but we've since found them.

A few days ago Ethan woke up from his nap after only 20 minutes and wouldn't go back to sleep so I laid him on the couch. He fell asleep there, then woke up after another half hour, sat up, and then fell back asleep in this funny pose. Looks comfortable, right?

Chase smiling at Ethan- he loves to watch his brother!

Chase's smiles, caught on camera!

Such a happy kid :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Still here :)

Ok we are still here, we are in Wasilla and are getting settled into the house we are house-sitting at for 2 months-- but don't have internet at for another 2 weeks. So I'll update again then when I do have it. Our camera was packed during the move anyway so no pictures to post, I'll have to get it out and start snapping some so I can post them when the internet is up and running. Come back next week and this'll be a little more interesting :)