Monday, December 15, 2008

Ethan's Birthday

On this very day three years ago, Brian and I woke up at 5:30 am, put all our things in the car, and headed to Summerville Medical Center. We reported promptly at 6:30 am, as the doctor instructed, and met our fabulous nurse! The protocin was started at 8:00 am, the epideral came at 2:30, and Ethan arrived at 8:20 pm. It was a long day, but worth it to meet our son! Ethan Thomas Parsons was 7 lbs. 9 oz. and 20 1/2 inches long. Three years later he is 30 lbs. and 36 1/2 inches tall. Wow, does the time fly!

Here are some pictures from Ethan's birthday party on Saturday. He had a great time with friends and family.
Thank you to all his friends (Calvin, Nick, Peyton, Nolan, Tyler, and Nathan) for coming to his party and for the wonderful gifts! He loved them all:-) Also, thank you to Memaw, Pepaw, Granma, Granpa, Aunt Valerie, Uncle Neal, and Ms. Kelly.

Waiting with Memaw and Pepaw to see his gift from Mommy and Daddy

Driving his new race car from Mommy and Daddy

The "cool" Dinoco Lightning McQueen cake that Memaw made

Blowing out and then licking the candle

Ethan definitely enjoyed his cake

Nathan (Ethan's cousin) enjoying his cake

Mike, Nick, and Arlyn Yant

Kelly Stone, Alicia, and Kelly Perry

Valerie, Mom, and Alicia

Daddy and Ethan (sporting his helmet and knee pads)

Mommy and Ethan

Lights at Riverbanks Zoo

This year we went to the Lights at the Zoo with our friends, the Borowiec's. Ethan and Calvin had a great time!

Ethan and Mommy enjoying the snow
Ethan and Calvin sliding on the "big lizard"

Enjoying some marshmallows

Calvin and the gorilla

Ethan and the gorilla

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving and Christmas Decorating

Thanksgiving weekend was slammed with lots of food, fun, family, and shopping. Here are some random snipets of our weekend.

Mommy and Ethan

Ethan with all his cousins
L to R: Nathan, Jake, Ethan, Emma, Caleb, Sean, and Tyler

Emma, Tyler, Nathan, and Ethan

Uncle Neal, Aunt Valerie, and Ethan at their family baby shower

Lindsay, Tyler, and our newest nephew Caleb

Decorating the tree

Helping daddy put up the lights outside

Playing with the nativity scenes
Overall, it was a busy but fun-filled weekend! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Weekend festivities

This weekend was a fun-filled weekend of family, friends, candy, and lots of fun.

Ethan as "Thomas the Tank Engine"

Ethan and his friends from school. As you can see, Ethan would only wear his hat.
Friday night we went to the festival at my parents church. Again, Ethan would only wear his hat, but had lots of fun. (me, Ethan, and Pepaw)

Waiting to go fishing

Fishing with Memaw

Valerie and me

Ethan, Aunt Val, and Uncle Neal

Saturday morning I went to a baby shower for a friend from high school. I got to see Carly and her precious boy Davis.

Me, Leigh (mom-to-be), Carly and Davis

While I visited with high school friends, Ethan got to hang out with his grandparents and two of his cousins. Ethan, Jake, and Sean had a blast!

Granpa, Ethan, and Granma

On Sunday, he had to read books with Memaw and Pepaw before we could leave.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Girls Weekend in Savannah

This past weekend I went to Savannah with two of my dearest friends, Kelly and Arlyn. We had an absolute blast! We stayed at the Olde Harbour Inn (which is a bed & breakfast) right on East River Street. Thanks to my fabulous hubby for solo parenting for a couple of days!

The B&B

View of the River from the entrance to our room

Chillin' in our robes

Checking out the shops at The City Market

Shopping on River Street

Enjoying an amazing Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup from Savannah Candy Shop

You can't have a girls weekend without a trip to the spa! So much fun!

Kelly and me getting pedicures

Going out to dinner Saturday night
We had a great time! Savannah is a beautiful city with lots to do. However, the best part was just hanging out with friends without hearing "mommy" every 5 seconds:-)