Monday, September 26, 2011

AF Reserves

A new endeavor for the family has been the recent change that I, (CJ) has joined the AF reserves and we now live at Patrick AFB, FL. I would say that we would be crazy to complain. Alek had surgery in July because the doctors had found new segments that were inoperative. So Now Alek has an ostomy that the physicians believe should be able to be reversed in January or February of 2012. He is showing alot of improvement from the months prior to the surgery, he has started gaining weight and eating like a monster. Steffany has been taking in the responsibility of playing mommy, daddy, bill coordinator and so on since I have been sent to Texas for training in my new job title. We are due to be back together as a family sometime in December. The house is running well and we are making our way through the tuff days as well as the easy ones. We will try and keep this updated more once again. Until next time.....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Catching up a bit...

It's been so long since I have wrote anything on here. We got so busy and I just forgot to write and since then I have had a few people ask me about the blog and our updates. Since I have last wrote, a few things have changed. First and foremost, we decided to get out of the Air Force. As much as I will miss it, we are ready to put roots down and stay put. We couldnt be happier about our decision. We are living in Florida and loving it. Jonathan spent the summer with us, as we had a very busy summer. Jonathan got to experience a "real road trip". He is use to the 2 hour to trip to the north part of the island. This summer he got to experience a trip from Kansas to Michigan, then back to Arizona. =) To say the least, he was very excited for the first 4 hours of the trip and then he was ready to get to our final destination! I told him that not too many 8 year olds can say that they have, literally, traveled the world in less than a month! Jonathan can! From his trip from Japan to California and seeing his uncle's, cousins, and grandma out there to meeting me in Kansas and then driving to Michigan to see my side of the family and then back to Arizona and then moving to Florida! He has been everywhere. Not once did he complain either! Espicially seeing that his 1 year old brother got car sick half way through Lousiania! We had a very fun summer though and like anytime when you have a blast, it went by way too fast!

Alek is doing good. When he turned 8 months old, we were all sure he was going to be walking by the time he was 12 months. He was pulling himself up to everything and "cruising" along the side of everything to get what he wanted. But when 12 months came and he still had not taken that initial step, it was no big deal. When he got to 13-14 months and still was not walking, I started get a little concerned. His vocabulary took off at 11-12 months and he could sit and put together a puzzle all day long. But he was still not walking, so when I asked his doctor about it he said that it was fine and not to be concerned until he was about 18 months. So in the back of my mind, of course, I was still a little concerned but didnt worry too much about it. The doctor was very surprised by his vocabulary, and explained that he is excelling everywhere and because he still had not reached 21 lbs ( he is at 20lbs) that it might have something to do with that. So I continue to work with him on everything. He is saying about 35-40 consistent words, tells you where your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and toes are, counts to three (although when he says the number 3, he leaps off whatever it is he is standing on trusting way too much that whoever is near by will catch him and belly laughs the entire time!). We have also learned, that his little ears will pick up anything he hears, even if the conversation is on the other side of the grocery store! (Yikes)

So the other night, we decide that because we do not get babysitter's all that often, it would be nice to have a nice dinner out, just the two of us. Let me clarify that we do not do dinner "out" with Alek anymore. Alek and restaurants do not mix well! It is a constant battle with temper tantrum....not fun. So anyway, Cj and I are out at a dinner, we had been gone maybe 45 minutes, and Cj's mom calls us to tell us that Alek stood up in the middle of the room and just took off walking/running and has not gone back to crawling. I couldnt believe it. After months of me trying to get him to walk, barley holding his hand and him walking everywhere but refusing to take those steps by himself, he does it the minute I leave! So needless to say, when we got home he was ohhh so excited to show off his new ability! When he walks, he holds up his right hand for balance but we cant but laugh because it is only his right hand he holds up and it kind of looks like he is riding some wild bull! =) I have noticed so many changes in him in the past week since this has started. I can't believe it! Because he is burning so much more energy, he is a bottomless pit now ( I am definetly not complaining because if anyone knows Alek they know he is the pickiest eater ever!!), and his vocabulary has picked up even more now. He is starting to put sentences together, very clearly I must say!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sorry for the delay...

I know that this is only a breif message, however for those of you who are following our blog, we will be updating it soon. There have been quite a few changes in the Boyer family household and we will be bringing them to you live in a few days. So if you are thinking about changing that channel... dont touch that dial we will be right back after a breif message from our sponsors. BTW, there are no sponsors so you have time to fill the popcorn and drinks :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

8.5 months

He was suppose to be laying down for a nap, but instead he was standing up belly laughing about something. Probably about the fact that I thought he was sleeping when he actually wasnt. :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

8 1/2 months

Sorry I have not been able to write anything in a while. I just keep posting pictures and videos! Alek is 8 1/2 months old now and is a HANDFUL. haha! His favorite snack is cheerios and yogurt bites. He is pulling himself up to things but not quite walking yet ( thank god!)...I am not ready for that madness yet. I have to sweep and mop the floor at least 3-4 times a day but yet Alek some how manages to find 3 day old cheerios (that somehow go from his booster seat in the kitchen to the next room) and put them in his mouth. ( yuck!). So I am constantly chasing him around taking things from him that he shouldnt have! He isnt talking yet, although if you count " eeeeeeeeeeeee ttaaaaa tttttaaaa BA" talking than I guess he does. :) He likes to make noises....very loud noises. I thought I heard him say " dada" the other day after Cj left but when I tried to get him to say it again he just laughed and crawled away. Figures! His favorite thing to do is to lay next to his dad on the floor and watch Cj throw the football up in the air and catch it. He belly laughs over it and it is the cutest thing!! Ahhh the simple things right!?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Phoenix Doctor....

Well if you didn't know, then, we found the right doctor for Alek yesterday in Phoenix. For once someone actually treated Alek with some respect and put some time into him and his case. Steffany and I are very excited to work with this doctor and hey it gives us a break from Tucson as well, lol... Even through another doctors visit Alek has found a way to smile and I thought that this was a picture that we needed to share. Sorry if the picture seems small Steffany took it with her cell phone.

Friday, January 22, 2010

8 months!!

Alek---8 months

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New years eve
Our home! :)

Ling, Don, me, and Cj

Alek and his great grandma!
Alek loves Aunt Ling!!

Attempting to walk...still not quite ready yet! But he is definetly pulling himself up!

Playing with one of his presents.

It sings!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

So, we waited in line for about 45 minutes. It consisted of screaming children and parents bickering with eachother. Alek cried all the way through the line, I dont know what was wrong with him. I actually think he is so much like his dad, that when he gets around the mall around Christmas time, he automatically gets moody! Haha! So anyway, he was whinning the entire time we were in line and when we actually got up to santa we were worried he was going to scream when he saw him! But as soon as I sat him down on Santa's lap, he was allllll smiles!! :) So it worked out.

Alek visits Santa ( and actually likes him) !

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Opening Season...

So this weekend was opening season and Cj could not have been more excited to get out there. Since living in Japan, he obviously was unable to go hunting. So anyway him and a friend went out hunting. ( I told him to take pictures while out...Im such a girl. haha!) The one picture was him shooting at a deer. No luck this trip. I am going out with him later today and I am stoked! Maybe I will be making some venison for dinner this week! :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nothing new to report. No new is good news with us! Haha! I put up a video of Alek on the move and a couple pictures. :) Hope everyone is doing well.

Alek crawling

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We went up to Mt. Lemmon over this past weekend and went hiking. It was so fun..and exhausting. Hauling a 20 lb baby around on the front of you does not feel good on the back! :) But it was fun! Alek loved it. We went up to the ski lift ( we didn't go on it)-they had rides up to the very top, even when there is no snow on the mountain they keep the lift going so you can ride up and get off and hike the trails up there. I wasn't too fond of taking Alek on a ski lift with me, so we just hiked around at the top, instead of the VERY top. :) It was a good time, and a refreshing change of the dry heat in Tucson. It was cold, and I loved it! I look forward to the snow, they said within the month there should be snow up there. So when that happens, we will be taking another trip to the top to do some snowboarding!