Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ethan's 1!!!

We started here...

And are now here...

Ethan turned 1 last Sunday and what an eventful weekend! Friday they celebrated Ethan's birthday at school. The kids had cupcakes, donuts, cookies, and chips and the teachers decorated the room and let him wear a special hat!

The party table

Gabriel, Ava, Ethan, Olivia, and BJ

Ethan and his cool hat!

Saturday, we had Ethan's pictures taken at Picture People. When I made the appointment, they told me to bring in a little cake and they'd take pictures of his digging in. I was a little hesitant at first, but now I'm really glad I had them done! And of course, he had a blast making a mess!!

Saturday afternoon, we had lots of house guests! Grandpa and Christine were waiting for us when we got home. A little while later, Cindy and Kacey got here with Olivia and Harrison. There was definitely a houseful, but we had a great time!!

The comes Sunday...party time!!!! Ethan was certainly the life of the party in his "Birthday Boy" shirt. He was blowing kisses and giving High 5s left and right! When it came time to open presents, he dove right in tearing up the paper and reading the cards with Daddy.

But nothing could top the cake. Oh, that chocolate cake!!! I was a little spectacle because it was chocolate and I knew it would be messy. But my cousin Mitzi said "Don't worry. Most kids don't get into it. They just play with the icing a little." Boy was she wrong!!! After there was no cake left she told me that she'd never seen a child go that nuts with the cake! But I must say, it wasn't messy! It was all over him of course, but there were just a few little globs of icing on the floor. But rest assured, there was NO cake left on the tray. He either wore it or ate it!

As soon as the cake was gone, we threw Ethan in the tub for a quick bath. He was still having a ball!!

The day was wonderful and we were so lucky to have so many friends and family members join us to celebrate!

Last Monday, we went to the doctor. Ethan now weighs 24 lbs (50%) and is 31.5" tall (90-95%). He got shots for Chicken Pox, Prevnar, and the Flu and we discovered that once again, he has a double ear infection. The doctor wants to try one round of antibiotics and if they don't clear, we will go see an Ear Nose and Throat doctor.

Ethan at school...maybe he'll grow up to be like Cousin Reid!

Ethan is still learning so many new things and is imitating us a lot as well. He tries to say "Book" but is sounds a little like "boo" and he says his version of "dancey dancey dancey" while he gets his groove on. He also loves to play peek-a-boo and run circles around the house with his popper...or just to chase the cat. He's also mastered going up the stairs, and Marc is working on teaching him how to scoot down them. My favorite is him blowing a kiss or giving a kiss. He's such a little ham!!

A few weeks ago we went shopping and Ethan got his first real tennis shoes. We discovered that he wears a 6W and here we were trying to squeeze his poor feet into 4s!!!! He loves his new shoes!

That's the update for now. Sorry it's a little late. We wish everyone a safe and very Happy Halloween!!

Love: Amanda, Marc, and Ethan

1 comment:

Mitzi said...

Marc & Amanda,
Thanks so much for a wonderful 1st birthday party for Ethan! We enjoyed visiting with you and the rest of the family. Sophie and Lance loved playing fetch with Sabo. Now they want a dog so badly! You are both terrific parents, and it shows on the face of your little boy. He is such a happy little fellow! Have a safe and fun Halloween! I hope to see you all during the holidays!
Love, Mitzi