Monday, December 29, 2008


Hope you all had a wonderful time with family. We really enjoyed Ethan's first Christmas! (there are a couple of mistakes in the captions, but I'm too lazy to fix them)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

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A Paci-free Ethan

We've decided the time has come. I didn't really want him to use a pacifier past a year, which, holy cow, is only a month and a half away!!!!! I figured since I'm home the next two weeks, now is the perfect time, rather than waiting til February and making his daycare ladies do it.
It's being going quite well! We still let him use it when he sleeps, so I know we haven't truly conquered the paci, but we've won half the battle! I don't really think he's even noticed it's gone. I've missed the paci on a few loud car rides, I'll have to admit, though. But I didn't give in! We've been paci-free for 4 days now!

What a sweet face!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Okay, instead of just copying Rachel, you need to see her latest post. It's about our Grandpa - he's too funny! (and apparently famous now - I saw this story on NATIONAL news this morning and immediately knew they were referring to my Grandpa!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Double Digits

A few days late, but our boy is 10 months old!

I think I'm going to have to give up on his monthly picture. Now that he's mobile, it is next to impossible to get him to lay down long enough to take a picture. But the pictures I got crack me up! It shows exactly how this photo shoot went:

Things I want to remember about my sweet ten-month old
  • he's started eating table food (we were reluctant on that!)
  • he currently prefers to feed himself table food than to be fed baby food on a spoon

  • likes to push things around on the ground, especially books
  • likes to dance to music

  • uses the sign for 'more' when prompted

  • he's back to spitting while eating (I'm guessing because he doesn't seem to want baby food anymore)

  • likes to walk with his push toy

  • crawling everywhere

  • playing with doorstops

  • opening drawers and cabinets

  • sleeping all night

  • will walk while holding onto our hands

  • still loves his exersaucer - bounces like crazy!

  • likes to pull down all his books (he looks like he's in a library selecting books)

  • drinks juice from sippy cup

  • he's so snuggly!

It's been a great ten months! I can NOT believe he will be a year old soon!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Santa Kind of Day

I've been excitedly waiting for Saturday morning to come - Santa Cow was going to be at Chick-fil-A! I know that's completely dorky, but I thought it'd be funny to have Ethan's picture taken with him. He did surprisingly well!

I know this picture is all blurry, but I thought it was cute how Ethan was looking up at the cow:
The good one:

Before we headed home we decided to run by the Associate Store and were surprised to the see the REAL Santa! This one didn't go as well:

Yep, I have one of those kids that screams in Santa's lap. Awesome.
Maybe we'll stick with Santa Cow in the future.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Giggly Boy


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Haircut Number 2!!!

We got all fancy and actually visited Crystal at her salon today. Ethan did SOOOOO well! He sat so quietly and patiently as Crystal cut away. WAY better than I had expected. He was super tired, so maybe that helped.

So handsome!!! Thanks Crystal! You are very talented and patient!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ethan These Days

Blogger is being weird and won't let me post all these videos together, so I have to do them all separately.

Ethan is doing so many fun things these days. Thought I'd share a few videos to show what he's been up to. (I have another one I'll put up later - it won't work right now)


Although Ethan's been clapping for awhile now, he's finally learned how to actually make a sound with his hands, which he thinks is pretty cool. He claps A LOT these days.

Learning to Walk

It's not perfect, but WOW, he's getting strong!


I usually pick up Ethan from daycare, unless I have a late meeting. So this is what Lonnie gets to see when he gets home:

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that fast little crawl!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ethan's First Booboo

We somehow made it almost ten whole months without losing a drop of blood. But we knew that would come to an end - he is a Lamp, afterall. (ha!)

While Lonnie and I were out on a date Friday night, Ethan decided to have his first accident. Dustin, Joanna, and Lexi were watching him. He was standing at his little activity table and somehow fell onto it, cutting open his chin. But I think he was a trooper! Joanna said he only cried for a few seconds. But it sure did look pretty yucky when we got him up this morning...

So, this is the beginning. I'm sure we will have plenty of broken bones, scrapes, and bloody noses, knees, elbows, etc. in our future!

Thanks to Aunt Jo, Uncle Dustin, and cousin Lexi for playing with Ethan so we could enjoy some time away!