Sunday, December 16, 2007


We went to Matt's Work Christmas Party and Ethan got to sit on Santa's lap for the first time. He wasn't that thrilled at first, but then Santa gave him a present and he thought that was pretty cool.( We noticed Matt's boss, Ward suddenly disappeared right before Santa came and showed back up again right after Santa letf. He missed all the fun)

What a big boy!!!

It's hard to believe it's the same boy, isn't it?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Looking Back

It's kind of Hard to believe that Ethan was ever this small. He sure loves his daddy, though, even if he is twice as big.

Reading Now

Reading Now and then

I found some old Pictures of Ethan and his Daddy reading a story together. I also found some recent pictures of them reading together. I guess some things never cahnge, no matter how big your baby gets.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bottle Squirting

Recently, I told Matt that I really wanted to help Ethan learn how to drink from a bottle. This REALLY isn't what I had in mind, but I guess it works.

Ethan and Elli

We went to Hyder for Thanksgiving and Ethan had such a good time playing with his cousins. This is a picture of Ethan with his Cousin, Elliana. They were born just about 2 months apart, but Ethan is pretty much twice her size. He really liked playing with her, unfortunately, that resulted in him tackling her to the ground a lot.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Play time

The other day, the grounds crew raked up all the leaves and made a big pile for the kids to play in, so I decided to take Ethan out to play.He's never played in leaves before.He came out pretty dirty, but he had a blast. Now, I know I'm not a professional photographer, but I manged to take quite a few pictures of him and I think they turned out really well. Matt and I like them so much that we're going to get some enlarged and framed. If any one would like a framed copy of any of these, let us know which ones and we'll make sure to get them to you.

Ethan's first autumn


Leaves everywhere

Isn't he cute?!


Ethan decided to see what the leaves tasted like at on point. As you can see, the flavor did not impress him.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Harry Baby

Ethan decided to try on the wig Matt wore for Halloween. It was pretty darn cute.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

The costumes we were planning weren't getting done on time, so we had to throw these together the night before Halloween, but I think they turned out beautifully, even if they were last minute.

The Boy Who Lived

Don't we have a cute little wizard? As you can see, he got a good giggle out of his costume.

Umbridge and Harry

Believe me, we get along a thousand times better than the real Umbridge and Potter.

Hagrid and Harry

ethan didn't know quite what to think of his dad. Matt had to take off the wig for Ethan to recognize him.

Hogwarts Gamekeeper

If you'll look closely, you'll see a little pet dragon sticking out of Matt's pouch.

Hogwarts High Inquisitor

Ethan was in awe of how "Pink" I was.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


You're going to want the sound on for this video.

Mobile boy

Ethan loves being able to move around. He's even taken to using his walker as a scooter. He pushes with his right foot and just rides around the living room.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Puppy Love

To help Ethan sleep through the night a little better, we bought him a stuffed dog toy to cuddle up to in the night. It actually seems to be working and, as you can see, he likes having a buddy in his crib with him.

Clowning around

I know this is not the most dignified thing to do for family togetherness time, but he looked so cute we just couldn't resist. I think he liked the joke of wearing his pants on his head as well.

I want to be like Daddy

Ethan actually does a very good impersonation of his daddy. (This is early in the morning after Ethan had gotten up about every hour, so please ignore the way his mommy looks in the background)

Bubble Wrap!!!

Ethan discovered the joys of dancing on bubble wrap this week. It really is amazing how babies can make a toy out of anything.

I'm going to Mail myself to you!

We got a package in the mail recently, and of course, Ethan found the box itself much more interesting than the actual contents of the package.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Matt and I recently decorated Ethan's nursery(finally). I sewed the curtains for the closet and window and painted the shelves. I also sewed the bed skirt on the crib and the covers on the book shelf and side table. Matt hung the shelves, the curtains and he hand made the puppet stand.I think it's the coolest part of the room. he certainly worked hard on it.

New Nursery