Monday, January 11, 2010


I can't believe that it is already a week into 2010! 2009 was full of changes and fun adventures for our little family. Here is quick recap of the last year...

In January we went to China. Jen was about 5 months pregnant with Van (although at the time we still weren't sure if we would be having a boy or girl) China was a wonderful trip and we had a blast. Kenny also sold off his last airplane :(

In February Jen felt Van for the first time on Valentines Day ♥ A few days later we had an ultrasound and found out that we were going to have a boy!

On March 9th, Van's cousin Isabella was born! We were lucky enough to be there with Danny and Tonita and got to hold our new little "niece" just a few hours after she arrived into this world. These days, Van and Isabella love playing with each other and we can't wait to watch them grow up together.

We spent April getting things ready for Van's arrival. Sheree, with the help of Eric, painted Van's room and got everything all cute and decorated.

In May we got to meet Van via 4D ultrasound. Our little fella was breech and kept his feet up to his face most of the time, but we still got to see what a cutie he was. We also had the Big Baby Bash in May. The co-ed baby shower was at Palomar Airport and was so much fun.

In June we celebrated 9 years of the best marriage ever! We also went camping in Yosemite with Mom & Dad Aceves, David, Jamie & Jeffrey. Jen was 8 months pregnant and did just great sleeping in the tent and hiking all the way up to the top of Vernal Falls. June also marked Jen's last day of work, leaving only 3 weeks before Van was born.

Of course, July was the main event. Van arrived on 4-5-6-7-8-9 (4:56 on 07-08-09) via scheduled c-section due to his being breech. Sticking with the theme, he was born at 7 pounds 8 ounces (7/8 and 7' 8"). The rest of July was spent enjoying the new member of our family and playing countless hours of stare-at-the-baby.

Our crazy little guy began to roll over at 1 month old in August. He also had his first airplane ride when we flew to the east coast when he was 5 weeks old. We visited New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Canada where we visited Niagara Falls! He did great on the trip and we had so much fun sharing our love for travel with Van.

In September Van and Jen went and visited her parents for a week while Kenny was gone on a trip. Later that month, Kenny's parents came down to see how much Van had grown in 2 months.

October was pumpkin patch time and Halloween. We had the cutest "Little Monster" of them all. Van also visited Disneyland for the first time, moved into his own room at night, and wanted to constantly be in his walker or standing.

In November Jen celebrated her 29th birthday at Disneyland. The next day was Thanksgiving. We made a turduckhen and spent the day with Danny, Tonita and Isabella. Van also got his first taste of real food and has not had enough since.

December was a busy month. Kenny spent his birthday being sick and having to fly down to Mexico for a two day trip. On the second weekend of December, we went up to Jen's parents and celebrated Jeffrey's 3rd birthday and Christmas #1. A week later we flew up to Kenny's parents and celebrated Christmas #2. We celebrated Christmas #3 with just the four of us Christmas morning, followed by Christmas #4 with some good friends down in Mission Bay. The week after that, Jen's parents came down to visit for a few days while Kenny was flying. Somewhere in there, Kenny bought another airplane and is back teaching people to fly. Amongst all of the traveling and visiting, Van learned how to scoot and almost started crawling.

Well, that is a really quick look back at 2009. Can't wait to see what 2010 has for us!

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