Thursday, April 8, 2010

He's Three

March 15, 2010

I can hardly believe my "baby" boy is 3!! That is only 2 years away from 5 and only 2 years away from going to school! The mere thought of it gets me all teary-eyed. Ethan is at a fun age and is learning more and more each day. He can recognize most letters, knows all of his colors, can count to 10, and is beginning to talk more in sentences each day. He imitates Mommy and Daddy and truly is a sponge. He loves his little sister and calls her "Nawner". He is a little mother hen and tells her what she can do and what she can't do. We try not to laugh, but it is quite funny at times. He still has such a gentle spirit and is such a sweet boy! We pray he always stays this way.

At Age 3 Ethan's Favorites:

Movie: CARS

Color: Red

Food: Toss up between brown beans (baked beans) & pancakes

Fruit: Grapes

Activities: Playing at the park, playing with the trains, going to church, coloring

Book(s): any CARS book or Thomas the Train books, Five Little Monkeys jumping on the Bed, Dr. Suess books

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Dislikes: big crowds, getting in the dirt (although he likes to play with dirt), trying new things

I have been blessed to be his mother for the past three years and look forward to seeing what God has planned for my little boy! I have a feeling we are all going to be amazed!

Ethan's 3rd Birthday

The day before his birthday, Daddy took Ethan to get a big boy hair cut! He truly looked like a big boy and so handsome! We celebrated Ethan's 3rd Birthday at Uncle Blake & Aunt Lindsey's house with a small family party. We had a CARS birthday party, since Ethan is all about CARS! For weeks before his birthday all he could talk about was having a "CARS Pancake" (I think he meant cake, but he does love pancakes) and then a few days before the party he wanted "Red Cake". The day before his birthday he just kept saying "Papaw, Red Cake"! (All he wanted was Papaw and Red Cake!) I found a Lightning McQueen cake pan and my friend's mom decorated a the cake for the special day. It looked incredible & Ethan loved his "Red CARS cake"!
Ethan got lots of new CARS stuff and had a blast with his cousins. This may be the last birthday for awhile that all of the cousins will be there, since cousins Abigael & Adaline were drug off to Colorado (Just kidding Jamie)!

Ethan's Red CARS Cake

The Birthday Boy

Ethan eating his cake like a drumstick :)

Perhaps, one of the cutest pics ever!!

Eliana liked the cake too

opening presents

Waiting patiently while Daddy opens one of his presents

Ethan's Day out with Thomas

March 12, 2010

We kicked off Ethan's 3rd Birthday weekend, with a special "Day out with Thomas" event. There were activities set up for the kiddos (a station full of toy train sets, coloring, story time, a big sand pit, etc). Ethan loves going to Barnes N Noble to play with the trains, so he had a blast playing with the train sets. The highlight of the day was going on a 25 min. train ride on a train that looked like Thomas the Train. We tried to take a pic of Ethan with Thomas after the train ride, but they had this roped off area and you had to wait in a long line to get an up close picture. Ethan does not like big crowds and does not always like taking posed pictures so we did the best we could!
Ethan and Eliana both had a fun day. I think Ethan enjoyed the activities more than the train ride itself, but nevertheless he had fun!
Thomas the Tank Engine

Ethan & Mommy (this is the best we could get)

The family on the train
(Eliana wanted to get down and run around)

Ethan on the train

Ethan & Daddy

Ethan intensely playing with the trains

Eliana and Daddy coloring

Ethan looking at the trains

Snow day!!

February 11, 2010

We have had crazy weather this year in Texas! It has snowed a number of times and on this particular day it snowed ALL day and we wound up with a foot of snow on the ground. I have a feeling people in Dallas will be talking about the snow of 2010 for a while (that is what we Texans do!) The kids loved the snow, even Ethan ventured out to walk in it, although he really did not want to touch the snow! Generally, the snow melts in a day but since it snowed so much and the temps stayed cold this snow lasted a few days! I forgot where I was for a little while ;-)!

Here are some overdue pics..sorry Nana!

(Eliana loving the snow)

(Ethan all smiles)

(our courtyard)

(the snow came down really heavy for a long was beautiful)