Monday, November 28, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

We spent the weekend putting out Christmas decorations and decorating our tree.  Turns out we bought a super big tree.  It's awesome.  However, as you can see from the pictures, there are no decorations at the very top, since we can't reach it!  No one in our neighborhood owns a ladder!  We'll figure something out eventually though!  I also am putting up some pictures of Ethan from his bath this morning--for some reason he particularly enjoyed it!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!  We hope you all had a wonderful day, and we miss being home with everyone!  Zach cooked a fantastic turkey and we had a nice meal here, just the three (well, four with Newton) of us.  We pureed a little turkey for Ethan....turns out he hated it!  Have a great weekend--I'm looking forward to putting up Christmas decorations!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A whole half of a year old

Happy half birthday Ethan!  Today Ethan celebrated his half birthday by getting his shots.  He is doing well so far, but it will probably be in the middle of the night when he wakes up with a fever.  He was such a good boy, that the nurse gave him a sticker :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Six Month Check-Up

Today Ethan went to the doctor for his 6 month check-up.  He is a very healthy little boy!  He is now 26.3 inches long (although I am going to measure him myself, because I think the untrained enlisted kid who measured him did it incorrectly) and is up to 16.1 pounds.  What a chunker!  I really like his new pediatrician.  I have heard some horror stories from other moms around here, so I'm glad he got one of the good ones!  He has to go back tomorrow for his shots, since apparently they cannot get them until they are exactly 6 months (or older).  Good work to whoever scheduled our appointment.  Hope you are all enjoying the snow/slush you are getting.  It's 75 and sunny here (I know, I'm so mean!)  To make up for it, I leave you with two videos of a very happy baby boy.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Yes, we are still alive....

So it turns out that I am much busier than I thought I would be now that Zach has started school.  It's been a bit of an adjustment for us all, but we're hanging in there.  Next week should be better as he will start getting reduced hours.  The worst part is that Zach gets home after Ethan has gone to bed, so he really only sees him for maybe a half hour in the mornings.  We've been hanging out with Tanner and Patti a lot.  Ethan can definitely sit very well on his own now, but occasionally still tips over :)  He is still trying his very best to crawl.  He can actually get up on all fours for a little bit now, but doesn't quite go anywhere yet.  So far he has liked all of the foods we've fed him, except for today.  He hates green beans!  Here are lots of pictures to make up for my lazy blogging!