Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snow day!

It has snowed since Ethan was born, but this is really the first time we could take him out to enjoy it! It started snowing on Friday evening and tapered off on Saturday. Sunday, on the other hand, it really blasted! We took Ethan outside and let him play. His favorite activity was to fill up his Tonka dump trucks with snow and them dump them out again. We tried sledding on Sunday, but he really wasn't into it - I think the snow was coming down in his face. We did try again on Tuesday and he liked riding around the yard on the sled - courtesy of Mommy! So, enjoy the pictures and I hope you are all keeping warm!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Ethan's Birthday Party

Ok, ok - I haven't been very good about updating. I want to post Ethan's pictures and info for his birthday party and then we'll go back for mine. I know many of you are wanting to see pictures from my surprise birthday party - hopefully soon!

So - here goes the story of Ethan's enormous birthday party. Since we have a bigger house, I thought we would do one big party. Well, good news is that most people showed up! We feasted on lasagne, Caesar salad, and garlic bread. Of course there was a cake. We did Costco for the cake and I decorated it with tractors and farm animals - Ethan's favorites!

Not only did Ethan get his favorite things on his cake, he also got MANY MANY presents! Thank you to everyone who gave to the 'worthy cause'! We opened books, motorcycles, new dishes, trucks, blocks, clothes, and about 100 tractors! Well, maybe not 100, but it felt like it. He also got an awesome Harley Davidson coat, a playdoh set, and a basketball hoop that he has recently enjoyed.

Overall, this was a great day. We got to see family and friends and we all watched the Apple Cup together (we had both Husky and Cougar fans in the house...). Everyone had a great time - especially the big boys! Steve and Tyson had some fierce balloon competition going - you'll have to ask Ty who won that battle! Thanks again to everyone for spoiling the child - can't wait for Christmas!