Saturday, July 11, 2009

And life barrels on like a runaway train

So we officially have a place to move into on August 1st. It's an apartment. We kind of felt like a house would be too much for us right now. BUT we're really excited because it's half a block away from the Clarks, who we stayed with last summer. It'll be fun to be near them, and we know the neighborhood and the area pretty well, and know that we'll be comfortable for a year. However. We will be CRAMMED into the place because we are used to having a basement right now where we can throw anything we don't need at the moment. That crap's sure been fun to go through!

Can't tell, but here Ethan is enjoying playing with snappers(poppers?)

Anyway. Oh Ethan. I'm just waiting for him to explode into a terrible toddler. But it hasn't happened. Yet. He's got the funniest little personality and I'm loving getting to see it come through more. Some unique things about Ethan are:

1. His diabolical laugh that makes me giggle every time he does it.

2. His obsession with balls, all sizes and textures.

3. His love for little tiny things. My jar of spare buttons entertains him for quite a while.

4. His love for experiencing the world in new ways. Bending over upside to look at things, keeping his eyes shut tight through an entire family meal (weird, eh?) or while walking around in the living room, etc.

5. His affectionate hugs.

He also loves watching the maintenance guy mow the
lawn with his riding lawn mower.

And for the life of me I can NOT name this baby girl inside of me! We are having the hardest time coming up with a name we both really like. And there are very few names we like even just a little bit. Ross likes one that is more unique, and I'm not sure I love it. I've loved one name forever, but it's become quite popular in the last couple years and I don't want her to be one of 4 girls in her class that has the same name. Why is it so hard? We knew Ethan's name like 4 months into the pregnancy!

1 comment:

Katie Curtis said...

love the post and pics! You could do all E's and name her Elle or Eliza or Elenor! Or name her after Brandon, Brandy!