Thursday, September 23, 2010

Time Flies

It is so hard to believe that Ethan is six weeks old today! Where is the time going? We already look at pictures and video and remark on how he has changed so much. He has grown a lot! At our last doctor's appointment Ethan was tipping the scale at 9lbs, 14.5oz...and I bet he is at least 11lbs now. He is almost out of his newborn sized clothing : (

Ethan also celebrated his first month! He is dressed in the adorable onesie that my cousin, Kelly, made for him. She made one for each month of his first year. We LOVE them...thanks, Kel!

Early September...lots of hair

Late September...not so much

I think bald is beautiful...right Ty?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Our Visitors

Ethan has had so many visitors during his first few weeks.

Cousins Karen and Ed were the first to meet Ethan.

Kerri, Ricki and Auntie Meg

Miss Mel came to Hoboken to visit

The Millwards (Heather, Erik, Oliver and Sarah)

Fernando, Miriam and Alex

Alex and Rachel

Tricia, Gerardo, and Lesley also came to see Ethan. We are so lucky to have such thoughtful family and friends. Thanks, everyone!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A road trip for Ethan and a trip down memory lane for mommy...

On August 22nd, at 10 days old, Ethan took his first road trip to Bethany Beach, DE to visit Aunt Barbara. The trip was wonderful, although bittersweet, because we were missing our Aunt Fran. It has been about three and a half months since her passing. She would have LOVED baby Ethan...she loved all little children and had a magical way with kids.

Ethan had his first road trip and mommy went on a trip down memory lane...Going to the beach especially reminds me of Aunt Fran. As a child, we would stay with Aunt Fran and Aunt Barbara at their beach rentals. The day would begin with fresh donuts that Aunt Fran would go out to buy in the wee hours of the morning. Then Aunt Fran and Aunt Barbara would round up all of us kids, beach chairs, towels, boogie boards and beach toys and cart us all to the beach. I remember loving the mornings at the ocean because low tide meant for sand bars and easy jumping of waves. We would dig for sand crabs and make sand castles. Lunch time came - the cooler was stocked with sandwiches and other goodies to eat. It was back to the sand and water for a while before heading home to the beach house. Aunt Fran was famous for making all of the kids take naps in the afternoon. She didn't want to take CRANKY kids to the boardwalk later that night. When we awoke from our naps, a game of Po-Kee-No was played on the porch, while the adults prepared dinner. After KP (kitchen patrol - haha...everyone had a turn) was done, it was off to the boardwalk for a night of FUN...rides and games galore!

I will never forget all of those good times. Dylan and Logan have also been lucky to partake in the Aunt Fran and Aunt Barbara beach experience. They have been to Delaware every summer since they were six months old. Some of those good times include swimming in the pool, going on the tram at Ocean City, Maryland, riding their trikes on Aunt Fran and Aunt B's deck, making homemade pizza, going for ice cream and their favorite...riding the rides at the boardwalk and amusement parks.

Logan said it best on the beach last week while making his sand volcano..."I wish Aunt Fran was here to have all of this fun".
...Me too, Logan.

But enough sad stuff...on to the FUN!

AUGUST, 2010

And the journey to DE begins..Ethan was so good and slept the whole way.

Aunt Barbara meets Ethan

Off to the beach
Dylan grabs his boogie board

The waves were pretty Ty!

Dylan and Dana

Logan catches a wave

E chills on the beach

View into the car seat - he slept the whole time we were on the beach

One night we went to the Jolly Roger Amusement Park...the boys couldn't wait to ride the bumper cars!

Mommy and Ethan


Uncle Dana and the boys won this big chihuahua for Ethan...we named her Molly...Max has another new friend

Auntie Meggie and Ethan

Logan and E

Dylan and E

Ty got a round of golf in

and the boys LOVED the golf cart

Grandma and Ethan with Logan

"This is a great trip"

All of us...

We had a great time! A special thank you to Aunt Barbara for her hospitality. We love you B! xoxo