Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Sierra


Today Sierra turns 1 year old! I asked Spencer if he should have a doggy party and he just rolled his eyes. So I guess we won't.
Poor Sierra no party on her birthday.

Motor Boat



I was saying the motor boat rhyme to Ethan ...."motor boat, motor boat go so slow....motor boat motor boat go so fast"...and doing the motor boat sound when Ethan started to do it too. Of course I had to get the camera and try to record it. He did it much better before the camera, but it was still cute so I thought I would share it with everyone. Enjoy!

Monday, October 27, 2008

4 Months

Ethan had his 4 month old (16 weeks) chekup today. His new stats are:
Weight: 13 lbs
Height: 24 1/2 inches
Head Circumference: 16 1/4

For comparision his last stats (at 11 weeks) were:
Weight: 11.3 lbs
Height: 23 inches
Head Circumference: 15 3/4

The doctor said he's a little skinny, but nothing to be concerned about. Everything else is looking good. He's right on schedule with his motor skills and other developmental aspects that the doctor checked. Next appointment is after christmas when he's 6 months old!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Deer Hunt



It's not too often I get a picture of Spencer so when I do I better post it. Spencer, his brothers, and his dad all went deer hunting about a week after Ethan and I got back from our Utah trip. Spencer and Bryan both shot a deer. He brought it home already cut up. But that's okay with me because I didn't enjoy cutting up the elk he brought back last month. However I have enjoyed the jerky and elk steaks we had last week. I guess that is what's meant in the phrase, "enjoying the fruits of your labors".

Tummy Time

I was having "tummy time" with Ethan tonight and Sierra decided she wanted to join us. He hasn't rolled over yet. He'll be 4 months next week. Then again Sierra hasn't learned to roll over either and she'll be 1 year next week. Who will roll over first?


He was concentrating on the light of the camera so hard he began to drool.


Oh and his new things are sucking/gumming his thumb and pointer fingers and also grabbing his feet.









Monday, October 6, 2008

First Haircut

Spencer has been saying for a while now that he is going to cut Ethan's hair. I told him not yet. He'll eventually rub it all off anyways. Just wait. Well he finally did it. Spencer asked me if I wanted to mow the lawn (as a distraction to get me out of the house of course) and when I came in he had the scissors in hand. Oh well at least Ethan doesn't have old man's hair anymore. The tuff on top and in back are gone.

Before:



After:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Trip to Utah

Ethan and I took his first road trip. We went to Utah for 10 days. We spent a few days at my sister's house. It was Kathryn's birthday.



Then we decided to take the kids to Provo Canyon and
look at the change in colors.
It was beautiful up there.






We continued our trip by going to St. George with my mother-in-law, Tonia and 2 of my sister-in laws, Hilary and Jen. Their kids came too; Kyleigh, Jackson, and Logan. We were celebrating Tonia's birthday at a condo in St. George.



We did lots of activites including hiking in Zion's National Park, watching a play at the Tuacahn (a really cool outside theater set up against the red rock cliffs), going to a ghost town, shopping at outlets, swimming, and just hanging out and relaxing. Here's some pictures from our trip.
Hiking:








Ghost Town:











Swimming: