Thursday, November 22, 2012

Nine month well visit

Another healthy check up with no complaints.  We are so thankful for your good health

baby boy! I didn’t get too many pictures this time as he would only sit on my lap and big

sister was with us. Definitely fun times though! image

                                                           Height: 30 1/2 inches – 90th percentile

                                                                 Weight: 21.8 pounds – 68th percentile

                                                  Head circumference: 47 centimeters – 84th percentile

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nine months old

My baby boy! Three months until you’re ONE! What? It seems like your first year flew by faster than your sister’s.  I am soaking up every bit of baby that I can.  You are crawling like a champ and have one tooth coming in, on the bottom.  You have dealt well with teething, so far and your tooth popped up without any troubles.  I’m thankful for that and hope it continues.  You are letting go of things when you are standing and continue to get braver and stand longer all the time. 

Kendall makes you laugh uncontrollably and so easily.  I absolutely love watching you two play.  Your sister already calls you her best friend and it melts my heart.  She looks after you and always wants to “make sure Ethan doesn’t cry, okay mom?” We will always watch out for you, buddy.  You have started saying da da da lately and are really good at making the ga sound.  So far, no mama but I’m working on it.


I love you, my boy! I love snuggling with you, kissing your little cheeks. I love that you smile when you see me and come crawling so fast. I love that you’re a mommy’s boy right now.  I love your laugh and your smile.  I love you (and your sister) to the moon and back!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

October…summed up

Here’s a little bit of October from my cell phone.imageimage imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage  Not much to it, but it was fun!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Eight months old

You are growing so quickly sweet boy. Closer to ONE  as the days go by.  You are attempting to crawl and sometimes get up on your knees but so far you aren’t going anywhere.  Meal time is not a problem for you.  Peas are about the only thing you won’t eat right now, maybe that will change.  The sippy cup has caught your eye when it is on your high chair tray and you are a good water drinker. You love to pull up on things and Kendall wants to help you as much as she can.  She loves you so very much and so do mommy and daddy.image Your personality continues to thrive and it’s the cutest.  Your expressions, your squeals, your laughs, I just love it all.  Check out the smile, the mohawk (look closely), the tongue and the funny face! Couldn’t you just eat ‘em up? image You love to sit in the high chair when we are out and ‘just take it all in’. I love to watch your face and see your eyes focus on different things that interest you. I wish I knew what you were thinking.imageYou complete our family, little one! I’m so thankful to be your momma and look forward to all the days ahead. Thanks for keeping my heart full!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

West Farm…with Jack and Sam

West Farm is always such a fun time.  This year we are going twice and I can’t wait. I didn’t get good pictures of the animals since so I tried to do better with the pumpkins. I love pumpkins!image image imagePicture after picture, I could not get one that wasn’t blurry or blog worthy but this is the best I could get.  Daddy was out of town so we didn’t get a fall family photo this time. imageI promise they enjoyed the hay ride but it sure was hot!imageThis year, there was a new giant tire-sand castle-slide that was a huge hit.  Kendall and Jack were princess and prince of the mountain for a bit. These two couldn’t get enough of all the sand.imageOr the slide…imageThe corn box was a lot of fun for Kendall, Jack and Sam, although Ethan wasn’t too sure. Excuse his ragamuffin look, he wasn’t feeling quite himself.  imageI took some pictures with my phone but nothing compared to my sister’s that she took with her nice camera. Please see her blog for a bigger selection, there is a video and two posts. Thanks for taking all the great pictures, as usually, Seester!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Some firsts..

I realize Ethan is wearing the same outfit in all of these beginning pictures, however, slacker me does not remember if they were all on the same day.  I have to do better!!

This was Ethan’s first time trying a sippy cup, his first wagon ride and the first time he held his bottle on his own.  He still needs a little help with that if the bottle is full.imageimage First time shopping with mommy!imageFirst time at Publix in the “car” cart. imageFirst time in a NFL jersey. image Please forgive the quality of some of these photos.  My iPhone tends to fail me sometimes.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Six month well check

Healthy boy! No news is good news. Not much to report at this well visit on our little man.  Dr. Nordby said his torticollis is improving but still requires some stretching.  Ethan had a small cough a few days prior to his appointment and turns out, his cough settled into an ear infection.  I didn’t have a clue.  Thankfully, Ethan didn’t seem to be in any pain.  We left with a prescription for Amoxicillin in hopes of treating the cough and  the ear infection.  The scale was hard for our full time sitter to master so he finally had to lay down to be weighed. Boy, did I try to get a good picture without an arm in the way but no such luck!!image                                                            Height: 27 1/4 inches – 75th percentile

                                                            Weight: 19.4 pounds – 80th percentile

                                            Head circumference: 45 1/2 centimeters – 95 percentile

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Six months old

We didn’t make it to Columbia for our Aunt Michelle photo session so these pictures from my phone will have to suffice.  These were taken at Ryan’s uncle’s home in Mauldin, SC.  Such a perfect back drop for my not so perfect photography skills.

Hard to believe it’s been half a year since we met our sweet boy.  He is such a delight.  Always smiling with his wide open gummy grin and his big blue eyes.  He is so fair skinned and has such light hair, still.  I’m wondering if he’ll keep his blue eyes? I sure hope so. image Ethan can sit very well on his own.  I know he is thinking, “what else can I do besides sit here?” but just can’t figure out his next trick yet.  Don’t worry buddy, you’ll get there soon enough.  He is eating a variety of food and loves every minute of it.  It’s the cutest thing to watch him eat his puffs right now.  He is also learning to drink from a sippy cup and doing quite well.   Kendall continues to light up his day and can make him smile and laugh so quickly.  I.LOVE.IT!! Sometimes I make Kendall play with him on purpose just so I can see the two of them interact.  Shh!! Nobody tell Kendall.  Although she loves it just the same!imageimage We love you so very much sweet boy and I know I will say that to you and your sister more than you will probably want to hear.  You are so laid back and easy going! I’m so glad to be your mom!imageimage

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Michigan trip – Part Two

There is no rhyme or reason to all of the pictures I took in Michigan so here is the rest of them from our trip.  We were here and there every day.  We went to a wedding shower, a book store, an ice cream parlor, read books, played in pj’s and just plan made the most of our trip.  I miss those days so much!  Thank you to all of my Michigan and Tennessee family for making our trip so fun…as always!imageThere is a life sized doll house in the courtyard of my grandmother’s complex and I do believe Kendall had her eye on it all week.  We finally made our way to it and Kendall had so much fun!image imageimageimageimageimageimageimage

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Michigan trip- Part One

Yes, I am aware it has been a while since I have blogged.  I can’t keep up with it as I would like to but yet again, better late than never, I say.

We took our annual Michigan trip this year, leaving SC on July 14 and returning home July 23. I must admit, I was nervous as to how the car ride would go with a potty trained toddler and a 5 month old new traveler.  They both far surpassed my expectations.  I took along a potty chair that fit fine in between the two car seats for those potty breaks that were no where near a rest area, gas station or fast food joint.  Kendall thought that was the coolest thing to go potty in the car.  She would say, “stop the car, grandma!” as we were on the interstate.  Please know these were the fastest potty breaks and she was safely buckled back in her car seat very quickly.  I did have to sit in the back a few times to assist with DVD’s, feed a bottle, console a bored baby and my favorite, color but all in all the trip was great.

I took a lot of pictures with my phone so I will just post them for your viewing pleasure and only use words when needed. imageimage imageimage imageimage image