Monday, October 27, 2008

Louisburg Cider Mill

Sunday we went to Louisburg Cider Mill. Neither of us had ever been, and it seemed like a nice way to spend a windy, fall, Kansas day!!!

We had a great time. Ethan got a pumpkin. We got a pumpkin and some cider donuts (yum!!). And of course I tortured my poor baby and took a million pictures of him!

For your enjoyment........

A family photo!!

Waiting in the stroller while Daddy pays for our pumpkin and buys some cider donuts!! Yum!

Our little "punkin"!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More pictures of our Bubba!!

On Sunday, we met up with my girlfriend Audrey at a local park. She is an amazing "hobby" photographer and we just happen to love getting pictures taken of our little man. Today, she posted a few on her blog!! We can't wait to see more!!

Thanks Audrey ~ they are just amazing!!!!

Click here for super cute photos!! ~~> Kentiga

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I've been tagged by my girlfriend Kentiga

5 Joys
1. My husband
2. My bubba!!
3. My family and friends
4. ice cream with sprinkles!!
5. peanut butter

5 Fears
1. Spiders
2. snakes
3. tornadoes
4. walking by myself in the dark
5. losing someone I love

5 Obsessions
1. Reality TV - I won't cheat and list them individually!!
2. Um.....can I put my husband and bubba here too??!?!
3. Gnomes
4. weather
5. internet/email ~ specifically my beloved RBs!!!

5 Surprising Facts
1. I can wear kid-sized shoes and own a few pair b/c they are so darn cheap!!
2. I graduated #1 in my class in HS.
3. I will use the same towel for 2 or 3 days but I won't wear a pair of work pants more than once.
4. I own a sewing machine and have no freakin clue how to use it!!
5. I performed in a state choir concert at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC when I was in elementary school.

Hmmm….who should I tag?

Natty ~ minimuth
Kim ~ Thumper's Arrival
Nemmie (because I drool daily over her blog!!) ~ Cast Sugar

Wave of Light

It is October 15th ~ Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Every year I am sad by the number of people I know (i real life and online) who have lost a pregnancy or an infant.

Tonight at 7pm - regardless of your time zone - light a candle for 1 hour and say a prayer for anyone who is missing an angel. We will be holding our little boy a bit tighter tonight and lighting our candle for our babies.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

3 Months already?!?!

I can hardly believe that Ethan is 3 months old. Time just continues to fly at our house. I am starting back to work tomorrow. Ethan started daycare a few days last week. Mostly so that Mommy could get used to dropping him off (without crying!!) and so both of us could get used to a morning routine including one extra little body! Believe it or not, we did really well! The first day was the hardest of course. He IS after all my baby and it was very hard to leave him. But after I got to work, the day went so quickly because I was so busy.

We dont have a 3 month appt so I dont have any height/weight stats. But I can tell you that he is growing like crazy!! He is already in size 2 diapers, wearing 3 - 6 months in clothes, and killing Mommy's back in the car seat!!! He can officially reach his feet flat on the ground in his jumperoo, and his feet come all the way to the bottom of his bouncy chair when he is sitting in it. He really is growing so fast!

And because I know this is the REAL reason you came here........some pictures!

He has decided it is much more fun to grab the gnome and try to eat him during the pictures! This is the best I could do!

And he is such a happy baby when he wakes up from a nap!

He is learning to use his hands really well and loves to grab onto things - like hair, and earrings, and skin, and sometimes even the bar on his swing!

He has found his hands and likes how they taste! Poor Ethan has not yet figured out that trying trying to shove both of them in his mouth at the same time will cause him to choke and gag!

It is starting to get chilly here in the mornings and evenings. Poor Ethan has to endure his Mommy and her crazy clothing skills! This was a recent trip to Panera to have coffee with a friend! Don't you like the Tigger slippers?!?!?

The sole reason for this picture is because I LOVE LOVE LOVE these jammies with the doggies on the feet!!

He is getting MUCH better at holding up his head and even tolerates tummy time for more than 3 minutes at a time! OK, it's only like 5 or 6 minutes....but it's better than 3!!

but even though he is getting better with his neck.....he is always looking for ways to get out of tummy time. This is Ethan's newest trick to get out of tummy time!!

And I leave you with a video. This was about 2 1/2 weeks ago when we first started putting him in the jumper. Now his feet actually reach the floor and he can really make it jump like crazy!!