This is another post that's rather late in coming, but I now have a kindergartner and he LOVES it! I couldn't get him to even look at the camera for me, then when he did....I got the pictures below. Why not just a normal picture??
Ethan now has somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 teeth, so we brush them every morning and every night. He's just come to expect that after he finishes up his bath, and we're getting on his PJ's, he gets his toothbrush. Well,he doesn't really brush his teeth. He just more or less sucks on the toothbrush, but then I get a turn at it.
I've noticed recently that he seems to be tied at the top of his mouth as well. Some of you know that E had surgery when he was about 8 months old to clip his tongue so he wouldn't be tongue tied. Well, it appears that we'll have to do the same for the top of his mouth as well. I've only noticed this since his teeth have started coming through. I guess I'll talk with his Dr about it coming up next month and see what to do from there. At least it's fixable but it sure makes brushing the font teeth hard!
So, this post is a bit late. But, better late than never. Isn't that how the saying goes? These pictures were taken when Ethan was somewhere around 16 months old. Give or take a little. I swear, time is going by SO MUCH faster with Ethan that it ever did with Jackson.
You can barely see it in this picture, but Ethan has the exact same birthmark in the exact same place as Jackson AND Benny does. See it? Right at the base of his hairline? The small, little red blotchy thing? It's strange (but neat) to me how things such as this can skip generations. Genetics....
So, one evening Richard asks me if I just took a bath. A Bath? I say?? Not tonight yet, why? He thought I had taken a shower and just got out wet and got the carpet in our closet all wet. Ummm...no!
Come to find out, we had a water leak....in the closet....behind the built in shelves where it was nice and hard to get to.
FINALLY...a month later and all is fixed and back to normal. Ended up like this: When our house was being built, a sheetrock nail got nailed into the pipe and it took about 2 years for it to finally rust through, resulting in said water leak.
As of right now, I don't have a preschooler. Jackson is now done with preschool and on to bigger and better things called regular school. Ethan is still too young to attend preschool, so I'm without right now.
Back in May, "Jukebox Jackson" (his western themed name for the ceremony) officially said goodbye to preschool and hello to Kindergarten.
I don't know what is up with my camera these days, but I just can't get these pictures to come out right. Anyway, Jackson's first year of t-ball has come and gone. It was a questionable year. At first he liked it, then he said he was "the most horribliest player", then towards the end he really liked it again. So, to say that we'll do it again next year....I'm not so sure, but we'll see how it all goes.
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!