Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happenings around here

This cute boy celebrated his 5th birthday this month.  We started the day 
with our traditional Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Yum.
I asked him if he'd rather have a birthday party or go to 
Legoland, and he said, "that's a real place?"  He was super excited.
He and Grandma decorated his birthday cake. 
Grandma and Grandpa Terry made Ethan's 
birthday a special one with lots of legos.  
And then Grandma and Grandpa Honey and Sam and 
Kia came for the rest of the weekend.  
We're lucky to have family so close.

Ethan has grown up so much in the last year.  He has come out of his shell in unfamiliar situations a lot more, which I think he learned in preschool.  He has started reading 3-4 letter words, and he loves simple math.  He has become a really hard worker when he wants to be.  He is so affectionate.  He also loves mario kart and anything to do with star wars.  He has a silly sense of humor, and sometimes we just laugh at each other, and at how ridiculous Leah is.  He is a sweet, sweet boy, and I'm so glad he's my firstborn.

Here's some more random pictures from the last little while. 
Kia and Sam came to stay with us for a couple of days 
over spring break, and Kia is such a good aunt! 
 Leah is very demanding of her, and she always happily obliges.

Sam helped Ross do some work in the basement- 
we are trying to finish it before this baby comes, 
so we can make some room for a crib in the kids bedroom.  
Sam was a huge help!
Here we joined friends for a sunny day at the park.  
Can't wait for more days like that one!
We went to an Easter Egg hunt last Saturday before it 
started snowing.  Ethan had a lot of fun, despite being in a 
group with kids who were almost all older and 
much bigger and faster than him.

Ross has been out of town for the past couple of days so we made a 
quick trip to Manhattan to see my parents.  This play place is our
 favorite spot.  Leah was totally decked out and 
tripping over all her clothes.  Darling girl.

And lastly, I've been trying to stop being a 
slacker and start teaching Leah some more writing 
and her alphabet.  It's kind of all new to me, because Ethan 
pretty much picked it up on his own without much 
prompting; he has been way more interested than she has!  
But I think as long as I keep it kind of 
short, Leah does great and enjoys it.

TADA!  You're welcome, family. :)