Sunday, May 11, 2008

May showers, not flowers

Let me just say that I'm not going to miss Rexburg weather AT ALL when we leave (which won't be till next April). Idaho is always colder than Utah, Rexburg is up on a hill so it's always windy, and there's no guarantee you can't have a snow storm after April. This makes family outings pretty hard when it's windy and raining. I was getting really excited for summer and so far we've had probably a week total of nice weather. But we've tried anyway, we went out to a park where Eric could fish and I could take Ethan on the swings- they even have fire pits so we were going to roast marshmallows, but it was too windy to build a fire, and too windy to fish. Needless to say, we didn't stay that long.

Our windy outing, with Eric trying to fish

On the swings- Ethan cracks up every time we go forward!

Just to make me nervous...

Other than unsuccessful outings, our family has stayed pretty busy this month. School started up again the last week of April, Eric is going full time and I'm taking 4 credits that aren't very hard, but still require some homework. Neither of us are working, but I am babysitting some for girls in our ward who are in school. Ethan is doing great-- he just learned to push himself up into a sitting position, and now I can't keep him down on the floor for more than two seconds. It makes changing diapers and trying to get him dressed interesting, and a few times I've gotten to get him out of his crib from naps and he's sitting up pulling on the bars. We just recently lowered his crib, because he's also started pulling himself up halfway on things. The occupational therapist thinks he's going to skip the crawling stage and go straight to walking!

At the end of last week he went through a rough time with a fever, runny nose, and temper, and he wouldn't leave his glasses on for more than a minute. I thought maybe his prescription was too strong for him and bothering him, because the ophthalmologist said their eyes change pretty quickly at this age, but the next day I looked in his mouth and all four of his teeth had popped in! Two top and two bottom- the week before we could barely see one of the bottom and a hint of the top two coming in, but they all decided to spring forth at the same time. He's a much happier kid this week :)
And here are some random pictures of our experiences this month:

Yes those are gummy worms. Ethan did them himself (Ok so Eric helped)

Riding his bike- Thanks Grandma and Grandpa! He can only go backwards right now, we're working on going forward.

Discovery #1: Light switches. He won't let me pass one without trying to leap out of my arms and grab it

Discovery #2: I can eat my toes!

Thanks Great Grandma and Grandpa for the birthday card! I loved looking at the Blues Clues dog!


Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh he is getting soooo big and cute jess! I loev the glasses with the gummie worms!

Jenn said...

gotta love those Rexburg Winds! Ethan is such a cutie! I totally love the glasses. (hey, I need your email!)

Derick & Becky said...

He is getting so big! He has the cutest smile!

jkmoss3 said...

Heck yes you owe us, Jared started feeling sick on sunday night, and he was up throwing up all night, like every hour. Then he laid in bed all day yesterday and was throwing up too.

No worries though, I think we think it was something that he ate, I don't think he got it from ethan, because I didn't get it at all, so what ever it was is not contagious, yet.

Its all good, you don't owe us, because I am going to need a babysitter really soon too. We will have to figure something out.

Love kristen

Nicole said...

He is so cute! He was nominated one of the cutest boys in nursery!!! I love thunder storms but I think that I am more ready for the flowers and sun, than the showers and snow!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

we need more updates! :)