Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kidney Stones & Ladders

Today started with a bang...literally. I heard Steve hit the floor this morning when he tried to get out of bed. He was clutching his back and moaning in agony. He is generally good with pain, so I knew something major was going on. I got Ethan dressed quickly and we ran out the door to the ER. Steve was diagnosed as having kidney stones after having a CT scan. So, our day was pretty hectic. Steve is now pumped full of morphine and is doing much better. He is so sweet when he is doped up and is saying nice things to everybody. It's cute.

That was the kidney stones part of this blog, now on to the ladder. My mom and dad have a nice little play set for the kids at the church to play with. Ethan, of course, benefits from this. There is a ladder and a climbing wall to help kids get up to the slide. We've always just put Ethan up on the platform, assuming he couldn't climb. The other day he just took off and climbed up the ladder. My mom and I still get pretty nervous, but he does really well! Here's a little video of my all-star climber.


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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Catching Up


Ok, so it's been a while since I last blogged. A lot of craziness has happened in the past few weeks. Steve was scheduled to have his ankle reconstructed (for those of you that don't know, his foot was hurt at work...a delivery driver dropped a 250 lb box on his right foot). At the last minute the surgery was rescheduled for the 13th of this month, so the waiting game continues. Steve still has to limp around and is in a lot of pain.

Ethan had his 18 month checkup and continues to do really well. Amazingly his height is between the 75th and 80th percentile. He's just a little more than 2 feet shorter than I am. He definitely isn't getting the height from me! He weighs around 25 lbs which is a bit on the light side for his height, but he eats well. He's just a very active kid and loves to run around. Ican't believe how big he is getting. I get nostaligic for the baby stage, but I also am enjoying his new more independent personality as well. He definitely knows what he wants and how to get it.

Silvia and Alex came down for the July 4th weekend. The boys LOVED playing on the new playset that my parents have setup at their house. They took turns going down the tunnel slide. I didn't get a picture of them playing together, but I think my mom did. I'll post it soon. For now, I just have a pic from my cell phone of Ethan at the end of the slide.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tagged--6th folder, 6th Picture


My Grandma Decker and I at Lark and Aaron's Wedding


Ok, this is for you Shawna.

Oddly enough, this picture was also taken when I was pregnant. Shawna, you didn't even look pregnant in your picture! I wish I could say the same about this one lol. My cousin Aaron got married to my friend Lark so of course I had to help out (I felt slightly responsible for the marriage as I had them sing together at my own wedding. They exchanged phone numbers and had to spend time practicing together, and a romance blossomed). I manned the guest book table and made sure programs were passed out while teetering on 3.5 inch heels...not the easiest thing when you have a gigantic stomach. I am 37 weeks pregnant in this picture. It was a beautiful wedding and a very good day.

Tagged: Silvia, Missy, Jaime, Jennifer, Rachel, Beth

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fun in the sun

Playing in Grandma's flowerpot
We got Ethan a little slide for the back yard. He loves it!



Ethan is really enjoying the warm weather we've had for the last few weeks. He wants to be outside constantly. Here are a couple of pictures of him playing outside.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pictures from Easter weekend


Ethan's easter basket...it was cute with lots of plastic sports things (hocky sticks, golf set, baseball set). Let me explain the plunger in the picture lol. Ethan adores playing with plungers...not sure why. So, I bought him his own to carry around. Hence the plunger in the living room.




Climbing the car at the play area at the mall.



Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter


We had a wonderful long Easter weekend as a family. Steven and I had Good Friday off of work, so we took Ethan to the soft play area at the mall. He had a great time playing with the other kids there, and I got some shopping done too :-). We skipped the Easter Bunny pictures since there was quite a line. On Sunday, we went to church. Ethan was all dressed up in his new easter outfit and looked absolutely adorable. My friend Beth snapped this picture of us together after church.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My little helper

Ethan is getting to be such a big boy and LOVES to help me around the house. I've put a couple of clips here of him cleaning with Grandma today. He gets so excited to dust and clean windows...let's hope he keeps that up.
Ethan also jabbers constantly. He jabbers and then laughs like he said something funny. It cracks me up. He still only says about 10 "real" words, but he understands and obeys (most of the time) some simple commands. I can't believe how quickly he is growing up.

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Ethan telling a joke

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Ethan dusting with Grandma

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Ethan cleaning Grandma's mirror