Monday, November 24, 2008


We had "one of those days" last week where Ethan was on a roll... I let him play outside while I was cleaning breakfast up - only to find completely soaked from head to toe with water from the wagon. I stripped him down and threw all his clothes in the dryer and let him draw while we waited for his clothes to dry. Next thing I knew, he's found an ink pen and drawn all over his legs and arms. He had drawn such good footballs though, there was no way I could get on to him! Finally he had dry clothes, and half way through getting them on him, my phone rang. While I was on the phone, he managed to pull off all the couch pillows (I think he was aiming for the cat with each throw), and then he entertained himself or quite awhile jumping off the couch onto the pillows. Oh, how that kiddo makes me laugh!

Speaking of the cat...he's been missing since last Wednesday... When Ethan looks in our backyard, he says "cat gone". We've driven around looking for him, but I think someone must have seen him and decided he needed a new home. Honestly, I am not too sad b/c it's one less thing I have to worry about. But I do feel bad that Ethan's buddy is gone. Maybe after Baby #2 is born, we can think about a new pet. Maybe.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Big Cousins

Ethan's big cousins, Alyssa and Adam, came to stay with us a few weekends ago because Alyssa had a soccer tournament. Ethan loved having a new captive audience. They both played ball and drew with him - Ethan was in heaven. Seeing Alyssa play soccer also gave him a new interest in the sport... He's enjoyed kicking his soccer ball up and down the hallway and yelling "goal!"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

I've been a complete slacker lately when it comes to updating my blog. My apologies, grandparents. :) A few weeks ago we went to a local pumpkin patch with Ethan's friends, Xander and Chaucer. The really weren't as interested in the pumpkins as they were the cool wagons and tractor. (the top left picture is Ethan's new cracks me up every time he does it...)

Monday, November 03, 2008


We had a great Halloween this year. Ethan was a country western singer - inspired by his new favorite toy guitar....and what we had around the house. Most of the time you couldn't tell what he was b/c the hat and guitar were being carried by Chris or me, but when it was all put together he was really cute. We weren't able to hit all the hot spots that we'd planned to, but we did manage to make to a "Trunk or Treat" extravaganza with our friends the Crawfords. The boys did pretty well - minus a few fights over the guitar and sheriff badge. It's pretty amazing how much Ethan has changed since last Halloween...