Can you believe it? He's 6 months old already. I was just telling R the other day, that Ethan's time has FLOWN by. I mean really, really just flown by. So much more than it did with Jackson. Maybe because we have another one to look after now too. But man, it can slow down now..really it can.
So, a couple weekends ago (when it FINALLY quit raining) I took Ethan and Jackson to the pumpkin patch at Wild Things Farm. We met up with Leah and Laynie and had a good ole time.
First rattle out of the box, I jumped out of the car to unbuckle the kiddos and a goat jumped into the car. Not once but TWICE. Really!
So, after finally getting the kids out the car and getting tickets, we finally got on the hayride. Got to see the horses, sheep, etc. The corn maze would have been fun if we hadn't gotten 5 inches of rain the couple days before. So, we didn't do the corn maze but did get a pumpkin or two.
It was fun and of course we'll do it again next year. Except next year I'll have two running around.
In an effort to keep Jackson motivated with his speech lessons, the deal is that we will do something fun after the lesson IF AND ONLY IF he does well during the lesson. So, a couple months ago he did GREAT at his lesson and to make good on my promise, he wanted to go bowling and I obliged.
Now, you have to remember this was the first time he's ever been and he didn't have a clue as to what to expect, but all in all he did a pretty bang up job (thanks gutter guards!)
I found one of those little tikes swings at a yard sale the other day for a sweet $5.
So, I brought it home and put it on the swingset and let little Ethan have his first taste of swinging. Here's how it went.
My husband of 7 years, the father of our two boys and the love of my life! He's a funny guy who can certainly make me laugh, has a wealth of Razorback knowledge, and is very competitive. Hmmm, wonder where Jackson gets it from?
This is our 6 year old boy, Jackson. Aka..the great tormenter. He's a good boy most of the time...very competitive, inquisitive, and can be a bit lazy from time to time. He's a GREAT big brother and an all around good little boy. He makes us smile!
This is our 2 year old son, Ethan, who was diagnoised with a multicystic kidney while in the womb. He was given a 25% chance of developing cysts in both kidneys, which would have been lethal for him. It turns out, Ethan has a duplicate collecting system (2 ureters instead of one on his left side) PLUS an ureterocele inside his bladder. He's had 1 surgery and goes every once in awhile for tests and/or clinic appointments. He's been through a lot in his short life but we're just proud he's here with us!
A 4 year old mind....
August 12, 2009--So, yesterday Jackson and I were down getting the trash can at the driveway and Jackson stopped by the pond and said, "Shhh...Mom! I think there are sheep in the pond!" Of course, these were only frogs croaking but it DID actually sound a lot like sheep!
September 18, 2009--Did you know that Daddy has a voice like this? "RRRAAAHHH!" and mama has a voice like this? "RRRaaahhh!" and baby has a voice like this? "rrraaahhh!" (spoken in Goldielocks and the 3 bears fashion.)
November 14, 2009--Jackson: Mom, why do your breasts have milk in them? Me: Because that's they way God made them and it's the best food for Baby Ethan. Jackson: It sure would have been cool if God would have put apple juice in them instead!