Monday, May 28, 2007

Begging worked!

So, it worked! The Starkeys came over again after church. It was a great time as always! They always make me laugh! The best part of the afternoon was when Hayden and Ethan got to talk to each other. Well... let's just say that they somewhat looked at each other and that's about it. Amy and I can't wait until they can play together.

Ethan loves it when his friends come over to visit. The only problem is that he doesn't want to miss a thing, so he won't fall asleep... that is until Lynn holds him. Lynn is the only person that can put Ethan to sleep! I can't even do it! But once Lynn gave him up, he just woke up again. When the Starkeys left, Ethan was so tired that he ate and went straight to bed! He slept a straight 9 hours! Thanks guys! The both of us haven't slept through the night for a week!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

It's all about the chicken...

I introduced Ethan to Mr. Chicken. He loves him! I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. The chicken is so soft, with a feather-like tail, and bean bag wings. But that's not the best part... Ethan loves to talk to him. You wouldn't believe how much too! Then I sing Mary Rice Hopkins' song called "Chicken Lips" while making Mr. Chicken dance and Ethan laughs. You can hear the song at:

Saturday, May 26, 2007

It's the teacher in me...

I can't help but laugh... we had a visitor over yesterday and when they were given a tour of Ethan's nursery they asked if we had a pet. They gave me a confused look when I said no. Then I had to explain the reason why I had a pet bed under a mobile (that I made with some pretty awesome double-sided scrapbook paper!) and what it was used for. Check out this book for many more cool ideas for infant-learning at It's right up my alley!

Please come over!

The last two weekends the Starkey family have been over. We are trying to get them to come over again tomorrow. I think begging might work!

A big boy

We can't wait to see how much Ethan weighs. He just hasn't stopped growing since he was born! He is only 3 months old and is in 6-9 month clothes and wearing size 3 diapers (for cruisers!). Every day I wake him up wondering if his feet will be hanging outside the bassinet!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Down on the garden path...

In the garden...

It is hard to get outside to work in the garden as a new mom... but in this weather, I just have to! Every day the garden is such a surprise! Since it is the first year here in this house, I get excited when something new blooms.

It really is harder than it looks!

Becca helped me put together our own blog. It really is harder than it looks. I thought it would be so easy to do a blog. You know, put a picture of Ethan on the blog every day, so that family could see how much he is growing... but just making the decision between font sizes and layout design is too time consuming. I guess it is the artist in me. I am glad Becca is here to help!