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Sunday, December 31, 2006

1st Christmas

We had a wonderful and a unique Christmas. We were able to visit our families and friends. We had such a great time and Ethan did really well on the flights to and from Alamo. I am just glad that everyone got a chance to be apart of our special Christmas and for Ethan to get re-aquainted with his family. We finally got to eat some homemade mexican food which we have been craving since there isn't much of a selection in Ohio. Our families were so great with our busy schedule and Ethan's early rising ( 2 hour time difference) It was truly wondertful to be home, Thanks Everybody!

Picture with Santa--Ethan's Grandpa Dan who has been dressing up for 8 years to hand out candy canes in front of his decorated house which won "best lights" in our home town!! Ethan in his Christmas Suit.
Ethan loves him some sugar cookies!!
More interested in the ribbon than his gifts

Ethan's 1st Haircut

While we were down in Alamo, Ethan got his 1st Haircut. Since he missed his morning nap I thought he was going to be fussy but I guess the haircut made him relaxed because he started to fall asleep. Eric had to hold his head up for him. What was even more special is that he got his 1st haircut from his Grandpa Jerry who is a Barber. I think it looks great!!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Alamo, here we come!

We are so excited to be going home and can't wait to see our families. Before we go we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!!!!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Our Family Christmas

We had our own little Christmas last night because we won’t be here for the holiday, since we will be leaving for Alamo on Monday. Ethan still wasn't in the greatest mood but he did fine opening his presents. Once he would open a gift he would want to continue playing with whatever the toy was. We had to show him that you keep opening the gifts to see what you have gotten and then play in the end. He wasn't too happy with that idea so Mommy helped him open his presents. By the end of the night after wrestling with the toy packages and scavenging for batteries, Ethan was more interested in the box that was shipped in from his grandparents then the actual toys that came in it. Oh well, all that a matter is that we were together and that if he is happy, we are happy!

Friday, December 15, 2006


Now, I can truly sympathize with other parents about doctor visits. Ethan was doing so well since my last post but then it just went downhill again. I was so sick of talking to a nurse on the phone and there not being any available openings with this pediatrician that we finally went to the ER. I thought surely they may be able to help, I knew that they couldn’t totally stop Ethan from throwing up but maybe they could tell me what I could & couldn’t feed him, or what I could do to make it easier on him. Of course my expectations were smashed when the physician’s assistant told me that since Ethan was not looking sick he must not be sick, not to give him any formula, handed me a sheet of information and then we were scooted out the door! How can you not give a baby any formula? I threw out his advice with the piece of paper and made an appointment with the pediatrician for this morning. I made it clear that I did not want a nurse or the assistant, I want the actual doctor! We did meet with the real doctor and after explaining that just because Ethan is walking around with a smirk on his face does not disguise the fact that he was throwing up gallons, has a decreased appetite and it is turning our house upside down. I wanted answers and not the turnaround! Thankfully, the doctor must have dealt with others like me because he was great, answered all of my questions and even contradicted the doctors in the ER. We left the hospital with so much more information and actually felt better on how to treat this flu. I just want Ethan to get better and back to his normal self.

On a lighter note, Ethan is doing so well at walking! He looks so cute waddling everywhere.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Sick baby

Yesterday Ethan kicked off his 11th month with a bang, the morning bottle of milk that he enjoyed ended back up and all over Eric. For some odd reason he couldn’t keep any fluids or solids down. I called the doctor and they told me that it was the stomach flu and that they couldn’t really do anything and since he wasn’t running a fever it just had to run its course. They said just to keep fluids in him and it should only last 24 hours. Therefore we just kept giving him fruit and diluted Gatorade and I kept busy washing his clothes and bathing him. But just like they had said within 24 hours he was doing much better and was drinking and eating normally. On the other hand, Eric got sick and we had to experience the whole ordeal over again. Thankfully baby and Daddy are doing well and hopefully this flu has left our house for good!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Walking Fool

Ethan is getting much better at walking and seems to be doing it more than crawling. I am sorry if the video seems dark.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

First Snow!!!

He enjoyed crawling in it and even ate some snow!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


You could never tell that a second before this picture was taken; Ethan was throwing the biggest temper tantrum. Red scrunched face, tears, arms and legs wailing, and screaming so loud that it probably convinced the neighbors to think of moving. However once I pulled the camera out, a whole new Ethan takes over and becomes the happy sweet innocent child that you see. He will even sit still for me and watches the ready light. Afterwards he will grab the camera to see the picture on the back. How does he know this?!! I think we may take way too many pictures.

He also got his flu shot today. He is getting much better at shots, after a 2 second cry he was done and back to normal.

Monday, December 04, 2006


We have been so spoiled living in the southern part of the United States. Now that we are in the Midwest, we are freezing. I guess with the greenery you have to take the weather as well. In the morning there was a little bit of snow on the ground but melted during the day. I can’t wait till it really dumps. That will be a fun day for Ethan and I. Eric as well because he will need to shovel it!

Eric wants to retire in Florida and I was always against it but now I think it may be a good idea. Gorgeous weather all year long and being so close to the ocean is very tempting. All I know is that I am not a cold weather person, desert or tropical for me!

Sunday, December 03, 2006