We took Ethan on the Christmas Train from Van Buren to Winslow and back. Other than an hour delay in boarding, it was a fun time.
We just returned to school from Thanksgiving Break (5 days off)...school for 3 days....and then out for 2 SNOW days. Technically we only needed one of those days for snow...Thursday was just yucky and wet...no fun stuff. However, we woke up Friday morning to a Winter Wonderland.
Dressed in our Cuddl Duds (or at least the kids).
Ethan - ready to go!
Clara (Yes, she is under there.)
Fun with Daddy!
She was fine until she managed to get her glove off and then it was all over!
This was a few days later. The snow wasn't great for making a snow man, but Ethan and Daddy made it work. I was in charge of hunting down a corn cob pipe (pipe cleaner shaped into a pipe), eyes (buttons), and a nose (baby carrot).
Family get-to-gathers are always fun and now with all the little ones, a little crazy. I didn't get to mom's with my camera. Thank goodness for cell phones...or I would have missed these precious shots (thanks honey)!
Ethan started his Thanksgiving celebration at school the day before Thanksgiving. They all had coordinating shirts and headbands. Each student had their own name - Ethan was Brave Eagle.
From field trips and family pictures to welcoming a new addition, Fall is off to a wild and crazy start!
Wild Things Farm Field Trip
Coordinating Halloween pjs!
Fall pictures at Neumeier's Nursery. Ethan didn't want Clara to sit with him, take pictures with him, NOTHING. So this is as good as it gets!
Story Book Pumpkin
Students are asked to create a pumpkin based on one of their favorite books. Since Ethan will read anything, I tried to steer him in a direction we could accomplish a decent representation of the book.
Remember those uneventful pictures at Neumeier's Nursery, where Ethan didn't want anything to do with Clara....well she decided she didn't want anything to do with him during our Family picture session. However, the fabulous Kim Bice managed to capture something!
After pictures, ignoring all of us!
I went to OKC the night before the Te Family welcomed their new addition. Mom and I took Wills to Pre-School and then headed to the hospital to welcome Ephram!
Big Brother ready for school.
Baby Brother - 9 lbs and 11 oz.
Leslie planned for Wills to be a donut, however he had other ideas. Not one to give up easily (either of us), I brought the donut home and took pictures of Ethan with it on. Then shipped the donut back to OKC. Wills is a big fan of Ethan, so the thought was if Ethan is wearing it, Wills will wear it. THINK AGAIN!
Ethan's class celebrated Halloween at school with a costume party. Since Ethan's costume is so bulky, we went for a skeleton shirt and mask instead.
Tasty treats for Ethan's class party and Clara to share with her friends at Tata's house.
Halloween Time....Clara the Peacock....
...and Ethan the robot!
And lastly, one picture of Ethan and I acting silly.....just for FUN!
5 years ago, we welcomed this sweet angel into our lives.
Today was an all day celebration......
Candle in his muffin for breakfast.
Celebrating with shark cookies with friends at school.
Dinner at Fuji.
Cupcake and singing at Fuji.
A wonderful (but fast) five years. Ethan is energetic, loving, and loves all things "boy" (dinosaurs, cars, ninja turtles, planes, legos, etc.).