Friday, September 19, 2014

Catch up: March 2014 Ethan's Birthday

Back in March we celebrated this boy's birthday. He had been obsessed with all things ninja, so we decided to have a ninja/ninjago birthday party.  I feel bad that I didn't write about this earlier, because he has already changed and grown so much since then.  Ethan has lots of great qualities.  He is helpful, sweet, and smart.  He loves Jovee so much, and frequently tells her and gives her kisses. Her soft hands are his favorite. :)  He loved school (kindergarten) and wished he could stay all day.  He loves legos and is getting more creative as he builds.  He can be a really hard worker when he wants to be.  He loves to laugh and dance.  Next year he wants to have a dance birthday party. :)

Of course his favorite present was a $3 laser gun that makes cool noises.

We went bowling on his birthday with our cousins.

And went back home to enjoy some ice cream cake.

His birthday party was a lot of fun.  Ross was really fun with the kids as 'Sensei Wu'.  We trained all the ninjas using various activities, and at the end rewarded them with samurai swords.  I think everyone had a lot of fun.  

Catch up: February 2014

She lays on her hip like this all the time.  She's just a little model.

We had lots of snuggle when Jovee was running a fever.
 My parents took my out on a date on Valentines day.  We went to the Nelson Atkins, and to lunch a the restaurant there.  It was a lot of fun spending time with just my mom and dad. It's been a while since that has happened.
 Then later they watched the kids so that Ross and I could go on a date that night.  We went to Jack Stack barbecue (thanks to a gift card from friends!) and then went sledding afterward!  It was such a fun night.  I recommend dates.

 Oh poor Jovee...

 A decent day for some swinging in February.
 She stands!  I heard squealing from the other room and came in to find her doing this.

 I made a quick trip out to Utah to 
see some friends, just for fun.  It was so fun staying in Joy's lovely home, 
and meeting her cute kids for the first time.