Friday, January 29, 2010


Things have gotten much easier on the bath front these days since the boys have started taking a bath together. Before, it was I had one kid, Richard had the other. OR...I started Jackson on a bath while I was giving Ethan his, then got Ethan out and ready for bed, and poor Jackson was content to play while I was doing all of this.

Now, MUCH easier. Ethan's still using the tub sitter, but it won't be long and he'll be in the tub all by himself (without the sitter I mean.)




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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Liberty Bowl

Richard and I made it to the Liberty Bowl this year to watch the Razorbacks play. This was the first time we had left Ethan for the night so we weren't so sure how it was all going to work out. Ethan stayed with one set of grandparents and Jackson stayed with another set. It was just for one night but that one night was fun and just what we needed. Thanks to the grandparents for taking the kiddos! We had a blast in Memphis and got to see a Razborback victory, too!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ethan's first snow!

Ethan's first snow just happened to fall on his first Christmas! That will be an easy one to remember, right? He wasn't so sure what to think about all of it. The wind was blowing quite a bit when we went out and it sort of took his breath away so he wasn't too fond of it until he got to touch it. Then, he seemed to like it ok.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Snow day!

This is what we woke up to on Christmas morning. I white christmas and it was beautiful! It wasn't much but it made it so great. We opened up presents, went to play in the snow and then made snow ice cream (of course!)

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Christmas morning

We woke up to SNOW on Christmas morning! We had planned for Poppy and Grandma Rue to come over to the house around 7am and watch the kids open their gifts and stockings. 7am was just a guess as to when things might get going and it couldn't have been timed any better. Woke up at 7am, grandparents got there around 7am, Jackson woke up about 7:15! Opened the gifts, stockings and had some yummy breakfast casserole and then went out to play in the snow. What a great day! Jackson got several things, but his biggest gift from Santa was this big castle that makes sounds/lights up. Ethan....well, he was more interested in the paper and tissue paper than anything else. That, and watching what his brother was doing. I'm sure next year will be way different though.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Busy December (up till Christmas)

December was WAY, super busy. I mean, it literally came and went in a whirlwind. We started off with the annual town Chrismtmas parade.

Then, Ethan had surgery at Children's hospital for his tongue. Some of you may not know he was born tongue tied. So was jackson though and he had his fixed when he was only 2 months old. We decided to go ahead and get it taken care of for Ethan too. Now, he can blow raspberries, lick ice cream cones, stick his tongue out and do all the things he "should" be able to do. I'm glad we went ahead and got it taken care of. He did well through it all. No bad effects from the anesthesia, no stiches and minimal bleeding!

Then, we went and rode the train at Creekmore park in Fort Smith. This is something we usually do every year but this year we waited till the last minute and so did everyone else in Fort Smith it seemed. The line was HORRIBLE. I think we waited a little over 1 hour to ride a 10 minute train ride. Oh well, maybe we'll make it sooner next year.

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Next..Christmas post!