Ethan in his new church clothes.
At the Bean Museum, just wandering around
Someone loves big brother's bed.
We've been fencing along with Princess Bride today.
He ate his sucker all gone.
All the Star wars characters are going to the zoo.
I came in to find him trying to plug in my laptop.
Looking good in his new clothes.
Ethan's favorite thing to do lately is to climb to places he can't get down from.
Alex wants to go down the slide!
Ethan playing in the sand at the dinosaur museum.
Ethan is playing Indiana Jones and has the medallion (or as he calls it, the 'bodallion')
Ethan's close encounter with a gorilla at the Zoo
Ethan riding the elephant at Hogle Zoo.
I pulled out my guitar one Sunday and started playing. Ethan decided to sing along, so I grabbed the camera.
Making "Ethan tracks"
Someone tried to fetch a dropped binkie from a full tub.
Climbing up "slide rock" at Alyssa's grandparent's cabin
Ethan fell asleep in his chair!
Alex is taking his first steps!
While Chris was trimming the grass, Ethan said, "Ouch! You're hurting the grass!" Chris: "Do you want to try?" Ethan: "YES!"
I used to sing this to him all the time, but didn't realize that he was picking it up.
I put this song on a mix and it came up in the car. Ethan started laughing! He really likes the beginning of the song. When we were playing in the car today, it came on and he started singing along. So cute!
Since seeing the rocket show at the planetarium, Ethan started saying 5-4-3-2-1-Blast off! Uncle Clayton taught him about saying "ignition" so I found a video of a shuttle launch for him to see what Clayton was talking about. He loves it.
He just started doing this one day so we named it and encouraged it. Now he does it whenever we say, "Do the twist Alex!"
Alyssa to Ethan: C'mon! We're getting bored just watching you throw dynamite around.
I'm wearing two sets of headphones. The sound is awesome!
Ethan split his lip open last week. The picture doesn't capture how bad it really looks.
Yay! It's getting warm enough to play outside! Alex enjoys crawling around on the grass
Playing on the dinosaur skeleton model at what Ethan calls the "Mall House"
It's the Earth!
These slides are staticy!
Ethan opens the passenger side and says, "This one for daddy," then opens the driver side and says, "This one for mommy!" Alyssa usually drives, so I guess that's where he gets it from.
Together in the shopping cart
Ethan and Alex playing at the park
Ethan on Mars
Ethan on the moon.
Ethan says that Alex is "saying prayers."
Look at all the Christmas packages delivered by UPS today!
Sleepy boy. The paper crown and temporary pirate tattoo are from his Christmas cracker.
Ethan with his prizes from his Christmas cracker: A candy cane and a paper crown.
Alex's presents from his Christmas Cracker: a paper crown and a temporary pirate tattoo. He's also showing off his new tooth.
Playing in the river simulation sandbox at the Dinosaur Museum
Close up of Alex. He's starting to hold himself up on his hand now.
Ethan (holding Baby Jesus): That's Alex!
Ethan QOTD: Go hug the spider!
Look who's doing a little tripodding today! (Finally.)
Ethan drinking "Zombie Juice" (soda) at IHOP
Alex + rice cereal = cute
Ethan put Mr. Potatohead together all by himself. He says its his homage to Picasso.
Ethan at the 3D IMAX show "Oceans of Wonder". His first real movie theater experience.
What is this thing called snow?
We bought Alex his first book at the Museum of Ancient History. He enjoys manipulating it, but doesn't get the idea of books yet. Maybe we need to start reading to him more.
Ethan playing at the Museum of Ancient History (or as he calls it, the "Dinosaur house"). At the end there's a couple of sandboxes that kids can dig in to find dinosaur bones. Ethan, however, just plays in the sand.
One of Ethan's favorite things about the Dinosaur Museum is the dark room full of stars. So we bought him some stars to stick on his ceiling. Of course, Chris wouldn't be satisfied unless the stars were somewhat accurate, so we bought a set that had constellation stencils. Here's the constellation Orion.
This is what we found on our walk to the park. Yikes! Ethan was fascinated (so was Chris). Chris debating on whether he should kill it or not (predators are an important part of a food web) but this particular predator is potentially dangerous to people so.... squish.
We're eating at Winger's tonight. Ethan is loving the popcorn.
Chris: "Ethan, what's that?" (expecting 'dinosaur')
Ethan: -pause- "A ceratops!"
I think he got this from a dinosaur book he has, but I've never really quizzed him on this or anything. I'm amazed by how much this kid absorbs and remembers.
Ethan loves musical greeting cards. This Star Wars one played the theme and also lit up an green LED lightsaber. This is a picture of him watching it in the dark.
Ethan's really into planets lately. Now he can name them all.
He will emerge as a beautiful butterfly
Orca plays the guitar!