Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Passion Shift

Ethan's passion for basketballs and basketball goals has cooled somewhat. He doesn't completely freak out at the sight of everyone we pass. He's moved on - to drawing balls. And it is a passion. It started out while he was playing at my friend Amy's house with Xander. They broke into her sidewalk chalk together, and life hasn't been the same since. All he wants to do is "DRAW BAAA" or "DRAW BAT" (we love baseball now too) with chalk or crayons. We've been through a full huge pad of paper and it's about time for a new box of chalk. He could seriously draw all day long. I love it!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Big News

Ethan very excited to model his new shirt...

...and his reaction when he's told that he won't be an only child in about 8 months.

Yep, we're expecting Baby Hoyle #2! It's looking like Baby H will arrive around March 10th, 2009. So far everything is going well. I am experiencing quite a bit more "morning sickness" with this one, and oh how I miss being able to take multiple naps during the day like when I was pregnant with Ethan! Not possible with an active toddler... We're very excited and would love any and all prayers that the Lord would keep knitting together this little person perfectly!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

4th of July Weekend

We went to Stillwater to celebrate the 4th of July as well as several family birthdays. Ethan loved being at Papi's and Mimi's. He and Jack spent lots of time waist deep in toys, running through the sprinkler, swinging, play ball, jumping on a trampoline, and giving an occasional hug to one another (although it generally ended up in pushing). Ethan developed a new love for Papi's lemonade (he enjoyed sticking his arm in up to his elbow getting ice out), and for some reason he started eating bananas - if they were given to him by Papi. (he has hated bananas since the first time he tried them at about 8 months old) Ethan would check out Baby Claire every once and awhile, but he wasn't all that impressed that she wasn't interested in the basketball he threw at her face. Yeah, we need to work on that...

Sunday, July 06, 2008


It started out with folding laundry and Ethan deciding he wanted to wear one of Chris' shirts. Since it was too long, I put one of my t-shirts on him...and that started "dress up" (in a manly sort of way of course). He found a box of hats in my closet and started putting them on. Of course I had to get my camera.