Friday, June 30, 2006

What Am I Up To??



...No Good...That's What! The other day i dumped the whole container of turtle food out on the floor, but i was a good boy and didn't eat any, at least my mommy doesn't think so... My favorite chew toy these days is daddy's charger for his cell phone, but that smart mommy of mine keeps that from hanging down now...my job these days is to be a human vacuum sweeper, i just pick up what mommy misses and anyone that knows my mommy and how much she vacuums knows that i can't get to to much:) This green bag really catches my eye, it looks so fun, it's fun digging everything out of it and then see mommy come scurrying to scoop everything up. When is mommy going to learn....

Monday, June 26, 2006

Mexico Pics...





Here are the pictures from Mexico...

Trip To Mexico



On Wednesday of our trip we went down to see Don & Roberta at Rio Grande Bible Institute. They gave us a tour of the campus riding around on golf carts which the kids thought was fun and us big kids did too:) They took us all out for pizza and then we headed to Mexico. The back of the van was full of stuff to give out once we got there. Wow what an experience! Seeing the poverty that they lived in really hit us hard, especially seeing all the kids come running. We handed out lot's of things, Ethan even shared one of his toys from his diaper bag with a brand new baby there. We did some shopping downtown before heading back.

More Padre Pics...





Here are some more...

South Padre Pics...




I can't seem to get everything in one post so here are some pictures of the week...

Sunday, June 25, 2006

South Padre Island

We returned safely home tonight from our weeks vacation in South Padre Island, TX. It was a very fun vacation! We fit a lot into a weeks time. Greg &Susan and their 4 kids and our family all went in a 15 passenger van. We had 4 dvd screens and lots of movies to keep the kiddos busy. They all did awesome!! Ethan was a very good little traveler for us! On Monday we went to the beach, on Tuesday we went to Schlitterbaum sp? water park. It was a big loop of moving water and you could just exit into entrances of many different water slides with you innertube. Ethan fell asleep for his morning nap while waiting in one line and slept down the whole slide until at the end when daddy and him hit the water he woke up looked around and then went back to sleep. On Wednesday we went to Don and Roberta's and i will make another post about that with more pics after this or this will get too long. On Thursday we got up bright and early and Johnny and Greg went parasailing first while the girls stayed with the kids and then susan and i went parasailing. It was really neat, i have been wanting to do that for awhile. We both got a little freaked out when it got a little windy while we were up there and Susan was so kind as to mention that she thought we would probably die if we fell and hit the water:) Johnny and Greg and Caleb and Brendon spent some time surfing and the girls spent some time at the pool. On Friday we went on a dolphin watch boat ride and saw lots of dolphins and then we spent the rest of the day at the beach. Don and Roberta came down and spent the day with us on Friday. We ended the week with watching fireworks off the bay (which was Ethan's first fireworks show and he slept through the whole thing). Ethan brought in his top two front teeth the day we left on vacation and the day we got to the hotel he took off crawling! So as you can imagine he is a very busy boy now! It was an awesome vacation and it was fun being able to spend a week with Greg & Susan and their kids (the cousins had lot's of fun!) Now i get to spend another week unpacking!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Big Brother Wrapped Around Ethan's Finger


Johnny taught Trey and Avery the only way they are allowed to pick Ethan up. Trey carries him around alot, whenever Ethan fusses here come Trey carrying him to mommy "he wanted you mommy" or "he wants to be with the rest of the family". soo... Ethan has figured out that he's got Trey on his side to spoil him rotten. I watched it happen this morning. He fusses to Trey till Trey picks him up and then he fusses and put's his hands to mommy like "take me to her now". I love seeing Trey with his little brother though, it is so sweet to see how he treats him. He prayed the other day that Ethan would get saved when he got bigger. It will be neat to see Trey hopefully and prayerfully be a good example for his little brother.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Avery's New Hairstyle



Ever since we saw the movie "Chronicles Of Narnia" Avery has wanted her hair cut like "Lucy" the littlest girl. She pretended she was Lucy for quite some time after the movie including wanting us to call her "Lucy", wearing her "lucy" shoes (ones like Lucy wore in the movie, and wearing a sweater everyday just like Lucy's. I decided that before vacation we would get her hair cut, so today we went and had it done. I even decided to have some layers put in. Avery loves it and looks in every mirror we pass admiring her new do. Now we are just waiting on daddy to get home and hope that he likes it because he doesn't know that we did it or how short we went. I'm sure he will like it, because he had suggested putting some layers in it awhile back and i was the one to not go for the idea. I stayed back by Avery when she got it cut today, and afterward she said next time "you can wait out in the front next time mommy" oh my girl is growing up! Trey, my little sentimental guy grabbed a lock of her hair and held onto it, and gave it to me when we got to the car.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

8 Months Old

Guess what Ethan did on his 8 month birthday. He finally figured out how to roll over!!:) He has become quite the pro at it today and so diaper changes are taking on a new challenge! We are busy busy busy getting ready for vacation. We also have Vacation Bible School at our church each week this evening, so a lot going on!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

On The Move!


No not crawling yet, but i am scooting on my tummy now. The only problem is i only go backwards. No telling where mommy might find me.

Monday, June 05, 2006

My New Sippy




Ethan figured out how to drink out of a sippy cup today. We have been trying it out off and on in a regular sippy cup but he would just bite on it. I bought one today that is a straw type but still spill proof and he got the hang of it right away.

Avery has a style all her own!:) And then there is our little "jedi" Trey.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Ready To Be On The Move!




Ethan wants to move very badly! He get's very frustrated and wants to get to things but just can't quite do it yet. He get's in the position where he could take off, but his one leg always gives him problems.:0) He acted like he was mad at his leg today, he was grabbing it and pulling at it, was pretty cute. Trey scooped in to save him because he doesn't like to see him frustrated.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Just Hanging Out


Today we spent the afternoon outside playing in the sprinkler getting some sun. After that I decided we needed to do a thorough cleaning of the kids rooms where we clean out the toy boxes and put everything where it actually belongs.:) This always wears the kids out! Trey zips through his room pretty quickly and sorts everything, Avery on the other hand get's very overwhelmed when i dump out just one of her toy baskets. She is a pakrat and her idea of cleaning is shoving everything to the walls or in her closet!! They moved Ethan back and forth from their rooms every 5 minutes, this seemed to help them keep working if they got to do that:) They were finally all done and hanging out in Trey's bed.