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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Baby's First Halloween

I am BIG on holidays, so today Ethan wore his "Baby's 1st Halloween" shirt for the first and only time...and then tonight we went to my parents' house so they could see Ethan in his costume and so he could "trick or treat" in a neighborhood that actually does it, as opposed to the retirement community we live in. As you can see...he wasn't too crazy about the costume tonight, but we took pictures anyways, and he cheered up once we were walking through the neighborhood.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Everyone tells me Ethan looks just like his daddy, so when I saw this on Meredith's blog...I decided to try it. Maybe it's just the monkey costume, but the meter says he looks more like I'll take it :)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fall Festival

Tonight was our Fall Festival at church, and Ethan's first Halloween outing. Ethan didn't like the hat with his costume at first as you can see (it was too tight around his neck), so I made some adjustments and he was happy to wear it when we got there, until he got too hot. We caught all the emotions on camera!

Fayetteville Saturday

Then it was off to Razorback Stadium for the homecoming game. We played a no-name team, but at least we beat them good! Ethan went in his Baby Bjorn and still managed to sleep through the majority of the game.

We started the day at a pancake breakfast at the firehouse so my nephew Reagan could check out the firetrucks. We had a great time and it is so neat to see how Fayetteville has such fun community activities.

Happy Fall Yall

We finally made it out to the Pumpkin Patch on our way out of town on Friday. We had been waiting for cooler weather and we certainly got it. Ethan was sleepy when we got there, but was kind enough to stay awake for a few pictures to make his mama happy!

Last weekend we went to the big dam bridge. It was Ethan's first time since being on the we had to get a picture. He liked it for the most part, except when the sun got in his eyes.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Baby Dedication

This morning, Ethan was dedicated at church. Both of our parents came for the big event and then we all did lunch together while Ethan slept. He was WONDERFUL for the dedication though, I just knew that's when he would want to show his louder side, but he was just awake and happy and let Brother Ed hold him for a special prayer and everything. It was really sweet!

Pumpkin Carving Party

Saturday night, Carrie and David had us all over for a pumpkin carving party at their new house in Benton. We had so much fun...the food was delicious and I can't remember the last time I laughed so much! We have NO idea how it happened, but somehow Brandon and I won with our little ghost face pumpkin. We REALLY didn't deserve it, but we appreciate it all the same. And I still think Terri & Bracy went above and beyond by bringing all the props to make their crazy faced creature pumpkin. Thanks to the Donnells for a wonderful time and a great prize! Mary Carole & Whitney were partners for the evening and they entertained me so much with their pumpkin carving skills & techniques that I had to get a picture of the sweet couple!

Race for the Cure

This year my mom celebrates 17 years as a survivor of breast cancer. Every year we get a team together through ACE Glass and do the walk together in honor of my mom and many other women we know who are affected by the disease. Ethan joined the team this year, and I know it's hard to read, but his sweatshirt said "strollin for mimi". We had a great time and of course, Ethan slept through the whole race.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Over the last week..

What Ethan can do at 2 months old:
1. Hold his head up for longer periods.
2. Sit up
3. Fill out his 6 month clothing! (he'll be in 12 month by Christmas!)
4. He likes to talk now and tell us ALL about it.
5. Sleep for 6 1/2 hours at a stretch at night.
6. Weigh 16 lbs 7 oz, and measure 24 1/2" long. (such a hoss)
7. Be the sweetest, cuddliest little lovey baby. He's SUCH a blessing!

Ethan is starting to hold his head up easier, and can sit in his exercauser and bumbo seat without screaming. Now he likes to be in them just looking around.

Ethan decided his favorite nap spot is laying on his belly on the quilt his great aunt Kay made for him.

Ethan got to meet his great Aunt Leah & great uncle Steve for the first time!

Ethan got to hang out with his cousin Reagan. Aunt Erika & Reagan helped babysit him while the guys went to the Auburn game.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

2 Month Photo Shoot

I need a cute 2 month picture for a project I'm working Brandon and I attempted to get some photos before his next bottle. At first, Ethan was in no mood....then a little teaser snack bought us some time....then he was super happy...then he melted back down when daddy wanted to play instead of feeding him.

2 Months Old Today

He is growing so fast, I'm having trouble finding the right clothes to fit him. These overalls swallowed him 2 weeks ago, but today they looked like shorts on him. We're still die hard razorback fans in this house, even if this season is making it a little harder on us. Also, we thought we would start taking pictures in his chair so we can compare his growth month to month.

Hard to believe Ethan is already 2 months old! He is finally learning to like baths, or at least not hate them so much. I have been looking forward to him loving them like other babies...but for now I will settle for him loving to cuddle up in his towel!


Ethan is starting to really use his arms and legs feverishly, so we thought we could try the playmat again. This time he was loving swatting at the hanging toys and kicking them.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Meredith Eisele tagged me with this. I guess that means I have to do it! :) The Game of Tag about your MAN:
1. Who is your man? Brandon
2. How long have you been together? Total-almost 6 years. We started dating in Feb. of my senior year, and we'll celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary in Feb.
3. How long did you date? almost exactly 2 years

4. How old is your man? 32....i got a sugar daddy ;) i JUST turned 27

5. Who eats more? post-baby, we are both cutting back

6. Who said "I love you" first? surprisingly enough...he did

7. Who is taller? Brandon, though a guy once told me that for me to find a guy shorter than me, "he'd have to be selling lucky charms"

8. Who sings better? me....but then again, that's how I got to OBU

9. Who is smarter? toughie.....I would say Brandon for sure b/c he is so well-read...but I am no dummie either!

10. Whose temper is worse? I'm going with Brandon here, though I can get riled up

11. Who does the laundry? Brandon does the washing b/c he keeps it going CONSTANTLY, and I am the folder and sorter

12. Who takes out the garbage? Brandon

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? if you're looking at it, I do

14. Who pays the bills? I do. I have the freak memory, so I'm more likely to remember, though he has had to remind me plenty of times (I'm a procrastinator)

15. Who is better with the computer? Macs-Brandon, Windows based- me

16. Who mows the lawn? Brandon...he LOVES his yard
17. Who cooks dinner? I'm going 50/50 here

18. Who drives when you are together? Brandon...he's not a good passenger

19. Who pays when you go out? Brandon

20. Who is most stubborn? we are equal here

22. Whose parents do you see the most? mine b/c they're in town & we go to games with them...but we try to go to Plumerville often

23. Who kissed who first? tough call, we kissed all over the Electric Cowboy the first night we met, and I'm afraid I don't know who's fault that is

24. Who asked who out? Brandon asked me on our first date...though me met online and had been talking for a month before we decided to meet

25. Who proposed? Brandon
26. Who is more sensitive? for sure it's me....but Ethan is making Brandon have a softer side
27. Who has more friends? Probably me....i'm the more social one of us two
28. Who has more siblings? me, I have 2 brothers...Brandon has 1
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Brandon.