Thursday, July 31, 2008


Yesterday Ethan had a 15 month doctors appointment and I was excited because I thought he wouldn't have to have any more shots until 18 months. I hate watching them give him shots, so if that was the case I was going to bring Eric to stay there with him. But I assumed he wouldn't need any more till the next appointment, so I told Eric to stay home. I was wrong. Not only did he have 2 of his normal shots (which they warned me would swell more than previous shots, and he may have a very swollen leg for a few days) but I forgot we were going to have him tested for a few allergies which meant he had to have blood drawn. He's had blood drawn several other times for tests and I always wish Eric was there to hold him still instead of me, but once again I was there for it. It was over quickly and they gave him a sticker afterwards to calm him down, but he was still crying a little when I went back to the room to get him dressed so we could leave. He didn't want to be set down, but once I got him on the doctors exam table to redress him, he just looked up at me, still sniffling, and folded his arms. So we said a little prayer together and he was fine after that. Such a sweet guy and a great example to me! We've been teaching him to fold his arms for prayers the last little while, but thats the first time he did it without us telling him to. Apparently he knew what would make him feel better, and I'm grateful for his example.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Ok I have seen this on a few people's blogs and thought it would be fun:

Directions: Leave a comment on my blog about a memory of you and I together (Jessica, Eric, or even Ethan!). It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, just whatever you remember! Then repost this on your blog to see who leaves comments for you!

Ethan's Tricks

Here's the video, as promised. Ignore my dorky voice throughout it, after Eric got several comments about his antics on the video of Ethan crawling, I figured it was my turn to sound like a dork on video. But as always we are proud parents and can't help ourselves :) Its so much fun to see him learning!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fifteen Months

Can you believe it? Ethan is 15 months old today! Yikes, it doesn't even feel like we've been married that long...
Sorry again for the long time between posts on the blog, I thought I'd get better once summer hit because I would have more time. Ha ha. These last few weeks have been fun and busy-- the fun part was a family reunion we had in McCall, Idaho. It was a gorgeous place and we had gorgeous weather; my family rented a big cabin off Payette lake for 35 people to stay in for a week :) It was a lot of fun, we had some speed boats to go wake boarding and tubing behind, lots of food, fishing, and time together as a family. My grandparents had just gotten back from a mission in San Diego so we hadn't seen them in 2 years, and Eric had never met one of my uncles and his family so it was good to get together again. I hardly took out my camera but my uncle Mark took a lot of pictures which he's sending out to everyone, so I'll post more when I get them. Here are a few cute ones:

Emma trying on Ethan's glasses

Ethan entertaining his cousin, Wyatt

A week after that finals started for Eric and I had to get serious about finishing my internship hours. I finished a final presentation for my final class (Intro to Advertising- but it was an ad campaign competition and I just found out my group won!) and turned in my internship report on Wednesday, so I will officially get my degree now! I am really glad I decided to walk for graduation in April, it was nice to just finish and not have to worry about any of the ceremonials. They're just mailing me the diploma which should get here in 4-6 weeks :)
Eric had a grueling last week of finishing labs, tests, and then final exams. But that got over Friday and now we have a 7 week break till he has to start all over again. Eric has 2 more semesters left, meaning he should graduate with his Bachelors degree in April.
I didn't think it was possible, but Ethan just keeps getting cuter and cuter. And I know every mom thinks this about their baby, but he's so smart! We're teaching him a few words in sign language, and he's gotten "please" down really well. He's starting to say a few words, and now every time he picks up one of our cell phone he puts it to his ear and says "hi dad!" (more like Hi Daa but close enough :) I got some of these cute things on video the other day and wanted to show them off- I'll put it up tomorrow. Stay tuned!