Friday, September 5, 2014

15 Months

On September 5th, Ethan turned 16 months old!  He is such a joy.  He walks everywhere and has begun using a lot of words!!!  On the morning of his doctors appt, I counted the words he says, and counted over 30!!  It is super cute and he learns more every day!!!  He remains in the 95% for height and weight and is starting to wear size 2T clothes!!  He is about 33 inches tall and about 33 lbs.  He really is a happy little boy but at times as started to show a little bit of a temper.  He definitely knows what he wants and tries to get it!!!  He has also started to be very interested in everything Hannah is, and so quite often I'm having to referee toys!!!  Of course Hannah decides she wants anything Ethan has too, so sibling rivalry has begun!  They do really love each other though and I'm often catching glimpses of sweet times giving hugs, kisses, or Hannah "reading" to him.  She even tries to hold him still.

Monday, September 1, 2014


What a fun month August has been.  Ethan really took off walking, and has begun to say some words.  We've spent lots of time in the pool for swim lessons, and at parks enjoying the beautiful weather!  Mid August, we joined the Branen side of the family for some fun on the beach in St. Augustine, FL.  We had a wonderful time playing with cousins and getting to see extended family as well.  St. Augustine is beautiful!!  We got there a day before everyone else arrived, so we spent the first morning at the Alligator Farm and then went downtown for a little bit to show Hannah the "castle" (better known as Castillo De San Marcos).  The rest of the week was full of yummy seafood and LOTS of sand!!! Hannah was an awesome swimmer and we were lucky enough to have a very calm ocean for the week.   We had lots of fun playing outside in August and ended the month with a trip to Athens for tailgating!! The kids did great and loved running around the tailgates and eating yummy food!  We also loved having one last day at Lake Lanier with my parents to finish out the summer season!

Friday, August 1, 2014


We started July off with a trip to Isle of Palms, SC with our friends Josh and Jenny.  We had a great week at the beach, playing in the sand and doing lots of swimming!!  Hannah and Ethan both just loved Josh and Jenny and spending time with them!!!  Then a couple weeks later, we headed out to New Mexico for Matt's summer sales meeting at his company's headquarters.  It's amazing how different the scenery was from anywhere I had ever been!!!  The kids adjusted easily to the time change, and we had a great time!  It was wonderful to finally meet everyone that Matt works with, and to spend time in a new place.  Hannah had two pony rides and Ethan even got to sit on a pony for the first time!!!  His company does as "company wide picnic" every year, where they rent out a ranch and have activities for everyone.  This was probably the highlight of the trip.  The kids just played non stop and Ethan absolutely LOVES horses!!!  We also spent a little time in downtown Santa Fe which was very fun!  The end of the month was busy with Hannah's second round of swim lessons, a trip to Lake Lanier, and a visit from my mom and all 4 nieces for a couple days!  We loved it all, but were worn out after!!!!

Isle of Palms

New Mexico

Matthew's Cafeteria with sweet friends

Lake fun and time with the Clemmers

Ethan's first hair cut!

Fun with the Gofoths!