Monday, August 30, 2010

Tooth fairy visit #2

Ethan lost his 2nd tooth last week. It was pretty loose and he worked on wiggling it and then I went to wipe off his mouth with a paper towel and the tooth ended up on my finger. Easy as that and Ethan was thrilled to find yet another $3.39 from the tooth fairy. He loves that she brings "money and coins"!

1st day on the big yellow bus!

Ethan gets to ride the bus to school and he couldn't wait! Jack was very excited too until he found out that he didn't get to ride with E. Ethan has made the transition to kindergarten very easy and for that we are so thankful. We are so proud of him and are so glad God blessed us with this sweet little boy!

Ethan goes to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten orientation was on August 17th and Kyle and I got to go with Big E on his first day. We were only there for an hour and he got to see his classroom, unload his supplies, and meet his classmates. He had gone the week before and met his teacher, Mrs. Taylor. He was all smiles and was very excited for this new adventure!

Ethan lost his 1st tooth!

Well, we've had our first visit from the tooth fairy! Two weeks ago Ethan lost his first tooth. It had been loose for a while and actually his permanent teeth were already growing in behind his 2 bottom front teeth. He wiggled it and then managed to pull it out on his own. We put it in his tooth fairy pillow which stayed on Mama & Papa's night stand because he didn't want to talk to the tooth fairy if she accidentally woke him up. He was pleasantly surprised to find $3.39 the next morning.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jack is 2!

Where has the time gone? My baby boy turned 2 on July 14th! He suddenly seems so grown up and is definitely all boy. We had a great time celebrating his birthday with friends and family and of course...Buzz and Woody!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Awesome Park!

Our daycare is closed for two weeks, so I (Kyle) am getting to spend some quality time with Ethan & Jack. The other day we decided to go to the zoo, but when we got there the entire parking lot was full and then some (I didn't realize it at the time, but apparently Thursday is the free admission day this year). We (I) decided not to fight the crowd, because the only thing worse than a hot day at the zoo is a hot, crowded day at the zoo.

Ethan was more disappointed about the fact that he and Jack couldn't play on the playground outside the zoo than he was about missing out on the zoo itself, so I told him I would take him to an even better playground with a huge slide. I hoped I could deliver on that promise because I had actually only heard about the park I was planning to go to. One day at school I mentioned that I hadn't seen one of those "tornado" slides at any parks recently and wondered if they had all been taken down for liability reasons. One of my students mentioned that Bethany (a small town of about 1300 people about 20 minutes southeast of Decatur) had the best playground ever with a tornado slide, plus a bunch of other slides, so we headed out that way. I figured it would only take a matter of minutes to search the entire city, so if there was a park there, we would find it.

We arrived in Bethany, turned off the highway and almost immediately saw a sign for a park with an arrow on it. We turned that direction, and followed several other signs until we arrived at the park. It was as promised. Even better, there was no one else there! I got the boys out of the truck and they headed for the playground paradise. It was a good day...


We took the boys to Disney World for vacation this year and had a great time. We stayed in a sports-themed hotel and visited all of the major parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom) at least once. It was extremely hot & humid, but other than that it was a great trip. Mandy's parents went with us and helped out with the kids.

Ethan got to "perform" on two different occasions. While we were at Magic Kingdom, he was picked from the audience to go up on stage during "Storytime with Belle" and played Belle's papa (he actually spent most of the time trying to get the tools out of the tool belt they put on him, and got quite frustrated because they were apparently permanently attached). He also was picked to take part in the "Lion King" production at Animal Kingdom (which, by the way, is a very cool show). We got a few pictures of both, of course.