Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Phones and Doors


Ethan still loves playing with our phones. I know that it will keep him occupied for awhile. I have learned to set my phones keypad to lock within five seconds of opening. That way no one gets any unwanted calls from Ethan:) It has been nice a few days to have the doors and windows open and Ethan loves it! The back door he opens and closes all day long! He is much more independent now that he walks steadily and can reach and go where ever he pleases. We are headed to Missouri on Friday to visit some family so it is our first LONG car ride. We have made a few short trips of four hours or less but nothing over ten! I should have some interesting stories for you when we get back:)

Birthday Celebration


Last night we celebrated Carrie's birthday at Mom's. Mom made a delicious homemade meal. It was a beautiful evening and the kids were able to be outside for awhile. They jumped and played on the swing set. Ethan loved sitting on the trampoline to watch the kids. I think Carrie loved her gifts. She got some shopping money, book, DVD and the best a new webkinz. Annabelle was glad that her Mom now has her own webkinz which was too cute! Thanks for a great evening!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Carrie!!


Today is my oldest sisters birthday. We are heading to my mom's tonight for dinner. It was hard to find pictures of my sister for my collage. It seems I have a lot of pictures of her kids:)! Carrie is always the one I call when my kid is sick or if I have any baby questions. There a few years between us but in the last few years we have grown closer and I know I can truly rely on her for truth and honesty. Carrie I hope you have a great day! Happy Birthday Carrie!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Beautiful Day


Yesterday Ethan and I headed over to my little sister's house for a nice afternoon walk. We headed to Battell Park where we let Ethan swing and slide for the first time:) He loved swinging but the slide was a little hard for him to go down:) We had a great afternoon and beautiful weather. We will be heading back soon for some more swinging fun!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sleepy Baby


We has a busy week last week and Ethan was TIRED! Ever since we moved him to the forward facing car seat trying to keep him asleep from the car to the house is a challenge. However after babysitting one day last week he feel asleep and did not wake up for the life of him! I put him on our bed to take off the coat and the hat and he did not even bat an eye. I than walked across the house and to the crib for him to take a nice long nap! I had to snap this picture because I usually lay him down awake and do not see him sleeping. It made me remember when he was a little newborn and would sleep anywhere. It really does fly by!!!

Rearranging the Furniture

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Ethan is apparently done with his activity walker and now loves to push the furniture around. He really likes the coffee table and the dinning room chairs. The video gets a little blurry as he gets very close to me but this was too cute not to share:) He gets so worked up over it and is usually all hot and sweaty when done! Corey is a little concerned for our walls but I am sure paint can take care of that:)

Friday, March 6, 2009

More Walking...

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Ethan loves his activity walker! He goes rounds in the house with this thing. Since he is walking much better he can steer the walker and goes just about everywhere! He cracks me up how he runs over whatever is in his way. This is one of the cheapest toys we have and yet we are having the most fun with it:)!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Walking and a cute smile




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Over the last few weeks Ethan has been attempting to master walking. He has been walking on furniture and taking a few steps for some time now but he is getting a little riskier and trying 10-12 steps at a time. He is very unsteady and pretty funny how he keeps his balance. I have tried over and over again to get him walking on video but he never seems to cooperate- he always thinks he should be taking the video:) As in this video he is fussing to get to me so he can get his hands on the camera!!

We have been on the go since he has been feeling better. Now if spring could get here so we do not have to wear a coat:)!