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Monday, June 26, 2006

Till we meet again, XOXOX

The packers are coming on Wednesday, therefore this will be our last entry until we get to Ohio or until I can get to a computer. Ethan is in the teething stage, that means his chin and shirts are always wet. He is not into the teething rings or the wet washcloths. However, the Humphrey tablets really help in calming him down and it seems to do the trick. He always has his hands in his mouth or anything else that he can get to fit in there. One personality that has come out in Ethan is shyness. Whenever we get around other people that he doesn't know and someone starts to play with him he starts to smile, get real shy, tries to dig his face into my chest, and then he will look again to see if that person is still there. It is too cute! One picture is mommy kissing him and the other is Ethan playing before bath.

Congrats to cousin Dez on her engagement!!! We are so excited and can't wait for the big day. By the way, the ring is fabulous.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Rolling around

Ethan has outgrown his bouncer and I am afraid to leave him in his swing unattended because he has this habit of pushing himself off of the seat and putting both hands on the floor. It scares me to death but he doesn't seem to mind. Therefore, in order for me to get anything done he gets to go on the floor. I don't know why I bother to put a blanket on the floor because he seems to roll all around it. The other day he rolled from one room across the tile hallway and into the other room. In the picture Ethan rolled over to the TV and just laid there watching it while kicking the bottom part. Eric said, "Look, he is already messing with the TV and not even six months". I am really trying to enjoy this because I know when he starts to crawl or even walk. I know I will have trouble keeping up.

For Fathers Day we had a relaxing day at home. It almost seemed that Ethan knew it was Father's Day because he really didn't fuss and either played or slept most of the day. It was a lazy Sunday for us all. We took Daddy out for some barbeque and dessert and enjoyed watching the TV for the rest of the night.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Finishing up

This month we are busy trying to get organized especially since we will be moving out of our house and to Ohio. I am also trying to finish up my job with the spouses club and get it squared away for next year. That is if there is going to be a board. Eric is getting excited about moving and trying something different. I am excited but I am really going to miss San Angelo. I have made many friends and have been accustomed to living in Texas. I truly think it is the friendliest state. Everyone always says hello and sometimes you can catch yourself having a great conversation with complete strangers. San Angelo will hold a special place in my heart because our 1st child was born here and we purchased our 1st home here. I am sure that every base will be just as great, but I do hope to come back to Texas. Especially since the weather is warmer, I will take 110 over 30 any day.

Ethan is doing wonderfully as always. Now it is getting to that time that even if I walk away for a moment he will roll himself to a completely different spot. It is quite interesting because sometimes he will move himself right next to a wall and still want to continue rolling. You can see that he tries real hard but just can't seem to move the wall. We tried peaches the other day and he had the cutest face. It was quite tart! One funny thing is that Ethan has started to recognize his bottle. Whenever I start to bring it to him, he just starts smiling and moving his arms and legs. He will try his hardest to sit up just to get it in his mouth little quicker. Only his head and neck will move up, not his chest. Eric and I really get a kick out of it.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Sweet Potatoes, YUM!!

Since Ethan has taken to cereal well, we have started on fruits and veggies. In the video he is enjoying him some sweet potatoes. One thing about Ethan is that he is does not shy away from food. He did really well and ate the whole thing. I just don't want to be the one to change the diaper when the food makes it re-appearance. Nice orange sweet potatoes (God, please let it be Eric).

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Fun at the pool

Yesterday Ethan and I went to the pool with some friends of ours. He looked so cute in his swimming trunks and his floppy hat. I didn't take any pictures because with my luck I would of dropped the camera in the pool. It looked like he was having fun. His face was getting all wet because he kept splashing his hands around. He really didn't seem to mind. Since Texas is so hot, we will be going back. I will try to get a picture next time. Other than that he is doing real good. Constantly rolling around and baby talking. I can't believe he is going to be 5 months, I don't know where the time went.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

What is this stuff in my mouth?

On Tuesday Ethan got first hand experience on what baby cereal taste like. We put him in his highchair and tried to keep the mess minimal. He did better than I expected. Once he got the hang of something solid in his mouth he started to swallow his cereal. However, much of it ended up on his face. I have been giving him cereal twice a day since then and some feedings he does real good while other feedings he shuts his mouth tight and makes a fuss. I think he will get the hang of it.

When we arrived from Alamo on Monday, I placed Ethan on his play mat so I could make a bottle and Eric was bringing in our luggage. While waiting for his bottle Ethan started to cry and get really upset. I was rushing to find his formula, than all of a sudden there was silence. I walked over to see why he suddenly got quite and noticed he had rolled from his back onto his stomach. Now Ethan does roll from his stomach to his back but whenever he is placed on his stomach he gives such a fit that I thought this kid will never want to roll onto his stomach. He has proved me wrong once again. Since then I am constantly finding him on his stomach and perfectly content. Even this morning Eric found him in his crib sleeping on his stomach. He must have rolled over during the night.