Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Picture Teaser

Well, we had to temporarily cancel our 1-yr pictures this past weekend. Charlie was out of town for work and got stuck there for longer than expected. No worries - we WILL still do the pictures...just dont have a date set yet.

However, I am working on a birthday project and Audrey was kind enough to swing by Sunday and take a few quick snaps of our little (almost!) birthday boy so I could finish it up. Man I can't believe how fast this year has gone!

While Daddy was gone - we spent lots of time playing inside because the weather was just horribly hot. Ethan has decided he loves mixing bowls and big spoons. He seriously spent 20 minutes just putting his blocks in the bowl, and taking them back out!!

He also found the drawer with our tupperware/gladware!!


Please Mommy can I throw these all around the kitchen?!?! Look how cute I am!!!

So that's all for now! We are getting ourselves ready for our big car trip to Maryland for Ethan's birthday. I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures in the next few weeks!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Man....it is H-O-T!!!!!

So I guess Kansas City has been relocated to the surface of the sun! The temperatures here have been insane. It is in the 80s when Ethan and I get up around 6:15am and it just goes up from there. EEK! And the heat index has been hovering around 110*.

So we have been going swimming with Ethan's friend Paige. She LOVES the water, but he is just not so sure. The first few times he clung to my neck like a monkey (that's why there are no pictures!!). But slowly, he is getting used to the idea of being in the water.

Last week we tried out his new hippo pool! I personally think it is the coolest thing ever and I'm super jealous that my body won't fit comfortably in there! There is even a hook-up on the underpart that will spray up a water spout. Needless to say, we did not get a chance to try that out just yet!

The hippo pool!

Ethan all ready to try out the new hippo pool! Note that he is still happy!!

Ethan just 3 seconds after he got in the pool.

So.....the hippo pool sits empty in the garage. Maybe we will try again this weekend.

Today we went swimming with Paige. Ethan borrowed her floatie and actually enjoyed moving around in the water!!

Is that a smile?!?! In the pool?!?!?

Swimming makes him hungry! Goldfish are the perfect snack!

So that's what we have been up to. Ethan is getting his 1yr pictures done on Sunday by my friend, Kentiga! She did his pictures back around 3.5 months and we think she is super talented!! We can hardly believe that in just 2 weeks and a few days, our little guy is going to be a year old. Unreal!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

11 Months? How did that happen??

I can't even believe he is 11 months old!

"What does this say?"

"I'm 11 months old!!"

"What did you say?? I'm having a birthday next month?!?!?!?"

Here are some of Ethan's favorites at 11 months old.

Scrambled eggs for breakfast

Standing up on his own and trying to walk

Crawling really fast and getting into everything

Stealing Daddy's remote control

Uh-oh, what happened??

Can you fix this, Mommy??

Crawling under the end table


We also went to the lake last weekend. We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend and Ethan had his very first boat ride. He did great a great job wearing his life jacket and LOVED looking around!! The scenery was gorgeous. It was a much-needed weekend away!

Waiting on the dock for a boat trip!!

This hat is funny!!

What is this green stuff???

Time to put on the life jacket

Out on the lake!

Beautiful view from the lake

Where is Ethan?!?!?!?

This is fun!!

Charlie swinging into the water!

Full moon coming up over the lake

A gorgeous night

S'mores by the fire after the babies went to bed!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Some video entertainment

Ethan is learning to use his spoon!!

This is Ethan's new game!

Our dancing baby!

I thought I was going to get a video of our super-fast crawler.....instead I got "Ah-Choo!"