Sunday, November 28, 2010

More Pictures from November

Our house use to be pretty darn clean. Now, it looks like this on an average day with a 12 month old. Notice the diaper cream on the bench, the baby spoon and sippy cup full of water on the floor, a full grocery bag on the table, and our stools laying on their sides. Seriously, does anyone else's house look like this??? Ah, the joys of toddlerhood.

Here is a visit from Grandpa Greg. Telling time is a hard thing to do.

It's his Ninja Duck outfit!

So Big!

Do you like his handprint on his face? He sleeps on his face with his butt in the air. Well, his forehead was resting on his hands. This is the end result.

Ethan's first time being IN the snow. I had to pick him up and set him in the snow. He didn't move for about 5 minutes. Now, he loves being in it!


First of all, I cannot express all the things I am thankful for. I have a wonderful family and many awesome friends, a great job that I love (most of the time), yummy food on the table or the ability to go out to eat once in awhile, and we live in a beautiful house. My life is filled with love and happiness. I can't really ask for much more (well, I would like more children). During this holiday season, and the other 11 months of the year, I am thankful for all I have.

As for changes, I am going to change the blog a bit. It will be more than just pictures and updates of Ethan. So I hope you enjoy the new change, which will start in December.

Until then, we will post pics of our outdoor activities! He got a sled for his birthday from Gramma Norma and Grampa Charlie!

Ethan's Outdoor Outfit

I LOVE His Smile

His New Sled He Won't Willingly Get Out Of

He Suckers Us To Do Hard Labor

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!

Happy Birthday Ethan!

It's amazing that in one year, you have gone from this...

To this.

In one year, you have become such a big boy. It only seems like yesterday (though daddy would disagree) you came into our lives as the 7 lb, 8.9 oz baby. We got through your colic and your reflux. Now, you are a 20 lb, 3 oz healthy boy who won't stop moving. The first word you said, and knew what it meant, was very appropriate. "GO"! And then you tear off from the kitchen to the living room to the stairs. Our gates to the stairs have been opened for 2-3 weeks now. All our bathroom doors remain shut since the tub and toilet are your new toy collectors. You are Mr. Adventure and you are willing to try anything. Vegetables are your favorite to eat (especially, peas, green beans, and green peppers) and fruits are great for feeding the dogs. There are always a few minutes to read books... even an hour for that matter. And you always make a little time to cuddle with mom and dad (which we never thought was possible).

I loved cuddling and hugging you when you were just a tiny baby, so it makes me kind of sad that you are growing up. But it sure has been a pleasure to see you grow, to watch you learn so many new things (the newest would be picking your nose), and know that you are on the path to becoming a man. We hope that we can be good parents and provide you the tools (with the help of God) to become a strong, mature, and responsible gentleman who can one day experience what your dad and I have been able to so far. Here are to years to come. And when you are 60 years old, you will remain our baby.

With love,
Mom and Dad

Best Pic We Could Get!

Opening Gifts

My New Trike From Grandma Cindy!

Yum, Cake!

Dad and Me

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Sickly Lion

Here is my little lion. He was sick over Halloween weekend with high fevers. But with a little Tylenol and Ibuprofen, he was rearing to go.

The first time he had it on, he hated it. The second time he had it on, he cried when we took it off.

I'm a lion. Here me roar!

(Imagine that... He has a pacifier in his mouth and in his hand.)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Outside Pics For Now

But birthday pictures will be up soon (since I am at work and forgot the camera at home). And look for a new change within a few weeks.

He LOVES being outside!

Even if it is only 40 degrees, 30 mile-an-hour winds, and he has to wear a hat.

Mom Puts Me to Work

and I run around with no pants on all the time.

Long Day of Playing

After such a long day of playing, it's time to rest.

But this is what he does as soon as he realizes he is getting his picture taken.