Wednesday, February 24, 2010
We checked in and Ethan looked at all the cool magazines for kids and even colored a little, then they called us back. Ethan hopped right into the chair.....
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Here are some of the decorations....
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A few weeks ago Ethan came home from church with a sticker that informed us he was assigned the scripture for Primary the next week. The scripture was John 3:16, and I think I was more excited about it than Ethan. We started working with him on it that night. He would repeat after us most of the time, but other times he would just say, "You do it!" We worked on it almost every night and Grandma Blackburn worked with him during the day. I had a co-worker with three boys tell me that he could memorize it but I just laughed. How he didn't really know our little Ethan! We worked on me whispering in Ethan's ear and him talking in a normal tone. He was getting really good at that so I thought we were good to go! Chris was going to be out of town that Sunday and asked if we could have someone record it. Since it was going to be in church I didn't really think that was appropriate and told him he would just have to hear about it from me and Ethan! So Saturday night Ethan and I were up for a bit reading books and hanging out when I said, "Hey Ethan, lets practice your scripture!" He just gave me the look and said, "no, you do it!" So I let it be. Then out of nowhere he says into the microphone attached to a book "John 3:16, For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not PERISH, but have everlasting life!" I sat there amazed, afraid to move, thinking that moving would make him forget. I quickly grabbed the camera and asked him to do it again. His next attempts were not as good as the first, but they get the point across! When it was time to say the scripture in Primary the next day, Ethan confidently walked up to the stand, climbed the stairs and grabbed the microphone to pull it down. Then he looked around the room and very loudly said, "John 3:16." I think it took him by surprise how loud he was and he froze. I whispered "for" and he started it up again in a normal voice. I only had to prompt him about two more times and he got the rest done! When he was done he stepped down and went back to his seat with no look back at his ever proud mother! I went to Sunday School feeling like I had won a "prize." Ethan's teacher missed his scripture so he said it again for the whole class later in their room. I had him call all of his Grandmas and Grandpas and even had him call his Dad, while he drove back into town! It amazes me how Ethan never ceases to surprise us. He really is a smart kid and I have won a wonderful "prize!" I have won the tremendous opportunity of being this sweet little spirits mother! I hope you all enjoy this video as much as we do!
Monday, February 1, 2010
This seems like an appropriate picture of Katelee. She has a smile on her face and an elbow in her brothers face! Classic! Katelee has started getting food out of her mouth and throw it on the floor. She especially loves to break crackers or pull bread apart and throw it all over! She is a very stubborn girl and knows what she wants. When she is finished eating, she is finished. She will throw anything left on the ground then to make it more dramatic she will sweep her arms across the tray to get the little pieces and her drink as well. It make me a little crazy, but at the same time I love how independent she is. I love that she knows her mind and is very good at expressing it! (for now anyway, I know that will change when she gets older!)
Katelee loves her brother and does ANYTHING he does. She loves to grab his toys when he puts them down. I'm pretty sure she knows she is being mean, but she still does things to bother him! He of course gets mad and says things like, "Hey I'm playing with that" or "That's my toy!" followed by crying! Katelee can be pretty rude but she doesn't like to hear her brother cry. She will look around and get a really sad expression and then sometimes even starts crying herself until Ethan stops! Katelee loves to tickle people and wrestle. Whenever I kneel down she will come over and try to push me over. If I'm already laying on the ground she will come and jump on me. She of course learned this from her brother! This picture is demonstrating how well she listens and cares! If she doesn't want to do something, she doesn't! If you tell her no she will drop to her knees and fall to her belly and cry. You don't have to do anything but say the word no. The other day she hit Madilynn with a toy. Madilynn was crying and I put Katelee in time out for the very first time. Katelee cried, held her hands together and stared at Madilynn. She of course got mad at me and tried to hit me a few times, but she never tried to leave time out! That was a shock. She just stood there crying and giving dirty looks to anyone that looked at her! Afterwards she just wanted to be held. You would think she was the one that got hurt! I guess emotionally she was???
Katelee is almost too tall for her 18 month pants and now has 10 teeth. She still weights about 21 or so pounds. Her hair is growing like crazy in the back but still pretty short and thin on the top. I guess that is okay, it doesn't get in her eyes that way, right? She was doing really well when I'd do her hair, but lately she pulls EVERYTHING out! Most the time when people see her, her hair looks horrible. But what did I expect? I hate doing my own hair and would walk around with hair like Katelee's if I could!
Most the time Katelee is happy and loves to play with all kinds of toys. She loves to play cars with her brother, carry her tea cups around and run around the house with Ethan. She really loves to read books! She will grab books and back up to you so she can sit on your lap. If you don't read the book fast enough she turns the pages for you. She is a bit impatient, I don't know where she gets that from??? :) When Katelee gets sick she loves to cuddle, but only for moments at a time. She will cuddle, sit up and mess around with something, cuddle, push you away and arch to get down. You put her down and then she wants back up to cuddle some more! We think she is absolutely beautiful, but for mine and Chris's sake we pray she is the only girl we have! (If not, that's okay....I guess!)