Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bounce City Birthday Party

So there is a place called Bounce City that has all of these inflatable jumping things that Ethan just adores. We went to our first birthday party there about a year ago and Ethan fell in love! We had his birthday party there today and both the kids and adults had a blast...We had a private room with about 5 different inflatable jumpers. The big slide and obstacle course were the 2 biggest hits. Here are some pics from can click to enlarge.

I told him not to run:

Little brother Josh:

I love this picture...


Jaiden (J Rae) in the obstacle course- she's a little wildfire:

Ethan and Daddy racing in the obstacle course:

Wait, I didn't know adults were supposed to be having so much fun! Barry and Josh:

Josh is plum worn out:

Don't they just look sweaty and like they just got finished having a blast??

Power Ranger cake:

Eating the icing off of his favorite Ranger (the blue one):

It's present time!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Walk Down Memory Lane: Photo Style

This week I have been doing a lot of reminiscing back to when I was carrying Ethan, his birth, and just him generally growing up. I decided to compare photos from birth until's amazing, really.

4 days old:

About 6 months old:

1st birthday:

2nd birthday:

3rd birthday:

4th birthday:

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ethan's Birthday!

Although Ethan's actual birthday party isn't until Saturday, we took him cupcakes to school today so that he could celebrate it with his daycare buddies. They sang to him, ate cupcakes, and then we left. Afterwards we took him to the playground for a while before dinner and then home to open presents. Tamara and Lagrand sent him some binoculars, and we got him a few Power Rangers movies. For dinner he asked for Pizza...all in all it was a good day. My baby is 4!!!!

He called Aunt Jenny today and informed her that she could wish him a Happy

Enjoy the pics, you can click to enlarge.

We just walked in to his daycare:

Singing Happy Birthday:

Transformers cake:

Climbing at the park:

Climbing the rock:

It's present time!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

"Birthday Party" #1

Well today marked the first of 3 (mini) parties that we are having for Ethan. We drove the hour to my moms house and hung out with Barry, Eunice, Boo, Josh, Jaiden, mom, and Pop. He was biting at the bit to open his presents from my parents. Pop kept telling him that it was clothes in the packages and Ethan was firm in his beliefs that no, it was TOYS.

We opened presents and he got: (from Boo)- a Power Rangers set of glasses) in which he then did his best Power Rangers pose for me (see below for a picture). My parents gave him a bubble machine, Bumble Bee the Transformer, and a Power Ranger thing-a-mabob. Uncle Josh gave him moola! They also spent part of the afternoon hanging out in Charlie's kennel. I don't know what it is about that kennel, but all of the kiddos love it! After we got home, Jerry put up a slip-n-slide and Ethan went to town on it!

Jaiden is now 2 1/2, and she's so adorable! Boo is 3 months younger than Ethan and will be 3 in July. Enjoy the pics, you can click to enlarge.

I just love this smile:

Power Ranger Pose:

How cute is this??

Showing off the Transformers!

Can you seriously resist this smile?

And the Kennel fun begins!

I'm 4!!

Chasing bubbles

Slip-N-Slide fun!!