Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ethan is 5 months old!

Ethan continues to be such a joy!!  He is really the smiliest baby I have ever seen.  He cries when he gets tired, hungry, or if big sister plays a little too rough.  But other than that, he is just always smiling!!!    He has started to really laugh a lot!  He loves to watch people and will often laugh at funny faces or loud noises.  He loves to be surprised, so peek a boo is one of his favorite games!  He also has a blast with patty cake!  He hasn't been sleeping quite as well as in my last update.  We have had some nights where he gets up 2 or even 3 times!  But most nights at this point he wakes up once, while occasionally still giving us a full nights sleep.  We have started baby food.  So far Ethan has had rice cereal, avocado, and butternut squash.  He has really done a great job eating, and doesn't seem to love the squash but will eat it fine!  He is rolling over like a champ and started to push up to his hands and knees this past month.  On his 5 month birthday he started rocking back and forth while on his hands and knees!!!  He really is growing too fast, and I fear that we are going to have a mobile child much earlier than expected!!  He can sit for a few seconds, but doesn't mind when he falls over.  He has started loving to hold toys and his favorite things to play with are his buzzy bee, any burp cloth, or any blanket.  He also loves to grab onto hair!!  Hannah and I can often be found saying, "Ouch! Ethan, let go of my hair!"  He has two teeth on the bottom, and is full fledged into 9-12 month clothes.  He is actually beginning to outgrow some of the 6-12 month clothes from Gymboree.  Ethan weighs 20lbs 2oz and is 29 inches tall.  He continues to be "above" the 95th percentile in height and weight!  

Friday, November 1, 2013


October started out with our second trip to St. Louis since Ethan was born!  Matt's parents celebrated their 50th anniversary on October 5th and we (Matt's siblings and their spouses) threw them a party!  What fun to see lots of family and friends and spend time with everyone!  We are so thankful for Kurt and Margie and the commitment they have shown to each other and to God.  It is so rare in our modern society to see such an example!

We had tons of fun at the party and for the weekend as a whole.  The kids did great on the flights.  Ethan slept most of the time, and Hannah had fun looking at books, doing a puzzle, and coloring.  The weekend was over too fast, but Hannah absolutely LOVED playing with her cousins:  Aaron, Andrew, and Sean Henry.  She also really enjoyed spending time with Claire and Grace while they babysat.  Ethan was so happy and loved to "talk" to everyone and was just full of smiles.

Since St. Louis, I feel like the rest of October just flew by!!!  On the 12th, we went to the UGA vs Mizzou football game in Athens.  It is always so fun to be back in my college down!  Despite Georgia's very poor showing, we had a good time.  Matt was thrilled with Mizzou's win of course, but was very nice and didn't rub it in!  Hannah and Ethan had a great time with Mama.  Ethan took bottles like a champ!

Then the weekend after that, we headed up to Asheville on Saturday for Lauren's baptism on Sunday.  It was a very fun, yet quick, trip.  Hannah just really loves playing with her cousins and Lauren is so precious!  We were also able to celebrate her first birthday a couple weeks early.  She was so cute trying the cake, but looked like she didn't want to get too messy!!  We love our sweet little Lauren Lucille and are so thankful that she is in our family!!

We've had lots of fun enjoying the cooler weather.  We made our first Jack o' Lantern and although Hannah is afraid of it, she LOVES eating roasted pumpkin seeds!  We took our little monkeys to church on Halloween for "Reformation Day" and Hannah had a blast running around, jumping in the bouncy house, getting her face painted, and riding her first horse!!

Fun in St. Louis

Sweet cousins at the Renaissance Festival!!!

Sweet Goforth Family

Halloween Fun!