Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ethan's First Day of School

For those of you who don't know, the last 2 weeks at our house have been extremely interesting. I have inquired about, interviewed for, been offered, and accepted a part-time job. I am now working for Junior Achievement as their Special Events Manager. I will be handling their two fundraisers. So, Ethan started school today. He will be going two mornings a week. Brian will be picking him up from school so I can work a full day. This gives me some time in the professional world without comprising too much time at home, Ethan some structure and social time without mommy, and Brian and Ethan some time together 3 afternoons a week. Ethan did great this morning. He did not cry or even look back for me which of course gave me mixed emotions. So, here are a few snapshots of him this morning. Also, I believe (even though Brian doesn't) that Ethan's favorite part about mommy going back to work is the high heel shoes. Check the pics below.

Eating breakfast while watching The Wiggles

In the parking lot at school

Posing for the camera in mommy's high heels; well one high heel

I think it must be easier to run with only one shoe on. Either way, he is doing a much better job than I can.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Warm Day in February

The weather has been so beautiful the past few days that Ethan has spent most of his time outside and has loved every minute of it.

My big boy...climbing up the steps all by himself!

Ethan and "his cars" enjoyed the warm weather by playing on the slide.

Chick, Lightning McQueen, and Sally had lots of fun playing on the slide.

Aunt Valerie brought Ethan a "special treat" when she came to visit this past weekend. He enjoyed it before bed Sunday night.

Ethan and Aunt Val taking a stroll down the street.

"Mr. Independent" taking a stroll

Of course Ethan had to take his cars outside to play.

Ethan loves to ride his outdoor tricycle; however, it is not so easy in the grass. But you cannot convience Ethan of that fact.

Aunt Valerie, Ethan, and Uncle Neal

Friday, February 1, 2008

Ethan and his CARS

Ethan's new fascination is CARS, both the movie and the actual toys. He asks for them first thing after he wakes up in the morning, throughout the day, and of course when daddy gets home. Daddy had to play cars so much that he insisted we buy some cooler cars. So, Ethan and I ventured to Wal-Mart to buy some cool cars. Now, it is cars nonstop! He usually watches CARS the movie while he eats breakfast and plays cars all at the same time. Below are some pics of his viewing set up which he created himself.

Ethan's favorite car is Lightning McQueen which fits into Mack the truck. "McQueen red car," as Ethan calls it, takes a nap, a bath, and goes to sleep with Ethan. Here are some cute pictures I thought everyone might enjoy!