Saturday, March 19, 2011

I'm a Big Kid now!!

Today I took Ethan shopping for some new tennis shoes. His others were getting really scuffed at the toes and he had complained that were too small. Kohl's was having a really good sale (had a $10 off coupon plus a 15% off card) and I really like their stuff, so off we went! I think I "officially" became the mom of a kid. How did I realize this? Well, everything I showed him, he didn't like and of course, what he wanted, I didn't like! Yeah, it made me flash back to when I was a kid and couldn't understand why my mom always picked the ugly clothes! LOL :) Ethan is going through a growth spurt and is now in a size 11. Unfortunately, at Kohl's, their toddler sizes end at 10 so he has moved up into a different department (along with the higher prices!). We had our first bicker over shoes; Ethan wanted the "light up" shoes that were $50 (!) and I was like "No way!". Heck, even I don't pay that much for MY shoes ;) We were able to compromise on a pair that we both liked and was in my price range. I told him that he could ask for light up shoes for his birthday (especially since he will be needing back to school clothes then). Ethan looked so cute in his new shoes and as we walked out of the store, he told me that he was a big kid now :) Well, as if buying new "big boy" shoes wasn't enough, as we got towards home, I had Ethan jump out to get the mail. When he came back to the car, I noticed there was blood on his chin. I asked him what happened and as he opened his mouth to talk, I noticed HIS BOTTOM TOOTH WAS MISSING!!!!!!!!! I had been noticing over the last week or so that one of his bottom teeth was sort of crooked and pulling away from his other teeth but I hadn't suspected it was coming loose. Ethan gave me his tooth and then proceeded to say "Yeah, now I get money from the Tooth Fairy!". I wonder who told him that! :0

Ethan with his new shoes and his missing tooth

Close up on his new shoes

Yeah, there's a tooth missing!

Ethan with his tooth in a bag for the Tooth Fairy

Thursday, March 17, 2011

What's for dinner? Hungry Hungry Hippos :)

Jason's parents have moved to Alaska since his dad got a different job with the Boy Scouts than the one he had in Las Vegas (it's a step up - he is the Scout Executive which is like being the whole boss of the council in Fairbanks, Alaska). They have been packing up a 4500 sq ft house with almost 18 years of stuff in it! It has been fun opening boxes that Shelle brings us and seeing what's inside :) In one of the most recent boxes, Ethan was delighted to find several puzzles, card games, and the Hungry Hungry Hippo game that he always plays when he is at his grandparents house. He also enjoyed looking at some of the cub scout badges Jason had earned as a little boy and of course, promptly declared they were his!

Ethan has the game all set up and ready to play!

Being silly :)

He could play this game for hours all by himself

With the puzzles and card games that he found in the box

Checking out daddy's cub scout badges

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday in the park....

Now that Jason is deep in the middle of busy season, he is working a lot. Of course, with his early mornings and late nights (including all day on Saturday), Ethan doesn't get to see his daddy very much. We decided it would be fun to have lunch with Jason today to get out of the house. He wanted to go to Liberty park near downtown SLC for lunch and to feed the ducks but when we got there, we saw that the large pond was drained because of the oil that had leaked into it. We were sort of disappointed especially since Ethan and I had made a big bag of popcorn to feed the ducks. Not all was lost though when Ethan spotted a rather large playground that he wanted to explore. Ethan really enjoyed himself on the swings, the slide and just being able to run around. Even Jason let his inner child come out and got on the swings with Ethan!
Ethan and Daddy at the park

Ethan enjoying the swings

"Here let me get closer"

I always knew he was 10yr old boy in an adult's body!

Coming down the slide

Sad because he doesn't want to leave

Thursday, March 3, 2011

We are matched!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doing the happy dance right now!! I have been waiting awhile to be able to write those three little words :) We found out today that we are matched with a birth mother due June 15 in Las Vegas. We are excited about this for several reasons. First, we are both from Las Vegas and still have family there so it's nice to have that connection. Second, she thinks she is further along than the EDT and might actually have the baby before June 15. Third, it's a great time of the year for a baby to come since Ethan will be out of school and Jason will be through with busy season. She doesn't know what she is having yet (she said she feels like it's a girl) but I'm sure we will found out soon. We already have names picked out: Katelyn Ann for a girl, and Caleb Richard if it's a boy. Thanks for so much for all your prayers and thoughts :)