Saturday, November 21, 2009

we have PLANS!!!

As many of you know, our plans for the future have been kind of up in the air for a while. Well, guess what??? We have PLANS!! Yahoo!

We are happy to announce that we will be moving to Las Vegas in December and that Aaron will be working for Deloitte! We're thrilled and I'm so proud of Aaron for his hard work in getting this job. He totally deserves it and will do great. We feel very blessed to be able to move near family, too, even in a state with 13.6% unemployment. He doesn't start until September (2010) so we'll be doing something else between now and then. On to the next mystery (and adventure)!

While we were in LV for interviews last week, Van got to meet some of his cousins and aunts and uncles. So fun!
Van with Auntie Mel

The kids with Abe and Jacob. Van loved sitting with Abe (who is 5).

On a side note - here's Emery singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the ABCs. I really can't believe how big she's getting. :( She's such a sweet girl.

And last, but not least, here's Van getting smushed by dad. Smushy kisses are a must for being part of the Wilkinson family. :)

Van is also a month old and we blessed him yesterday! More to come!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

chubba bubba and zion national park

van had his 2 week check up last week. he is a big boy.

here are the stats:

9lb 3 oz - 75th percentile (one pound up from birthweight - if he sticks to that growth rate he'll be 10 lbs at 3 weeks old - yikes)
22 inches - 80th percentile

some comparison: emery was 6 lbs 10 oz at 2 weeks. she weighed a little over 10 pounds at 2 months. this is a big baby compared to what we're used to around here.

what i'm learning as his mom: how to calm a fussy baby, how to teach a baby the difference between night and day, how to get a baby to sleep, how to nurse a piggy and how to change a diaper without getting peed on (no, being emery's mom taught be none of the above)

he is definitely adorable and we love having him around!

practicing some finger strength training exercises with dad

he was a very good boy for our 1st family adventure. aaron decided last minute to take the day off and take his family to zion national park. it is only an hour from our house and we were obviously going to be way bummed if we didn't make it there before we leave cedar city next month. emery was a good girl too and loved hiking and our picnic. she wasn't sure about the tunnel time you go to zion, PLEASE do it in the fall - GORGEOUS!!!

and to not neglect my cute daughter - she is such a good girl and i'm so lucky to be her mom. have you ever seen a cuter, happier girl? she makes me so happy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

baby announcement

i love having talented friends! thanks, jeanie, for designing this beautiful announcement (click to make it bigger). i wish we were rich and you could all get a copy in your mail. :) for more of jeanie's fabulous designs visit her at and