Tuesday, September 30, 2008

mmmm....rice cereal

Here's some pictures from Ethan's first "meal." He wasn't too excited about the rice cereal and only ended up eating a spoon or two. He does like a little in a bottle, so we are giving him some once a day for now.

We also made our first trip out to the farm to visit my family. We had fun sitting out on the swing, feeding the goldfish, watching Gracie run around the yard and throw dirt on herself, and eating good food (thanks mom...don't let anyone question the quality of your cooking).

Thursday, September 25, 2008

4 month check up

Ethan had his 4 month check up yesterday and all is going well. He is in the 50th percentile for height at 24 inches but still in the 5th percentile for weight at 11 lbs 2 oz. He's gaining at a steady rate though. Our pediatrician gave us the ok to start some solids, so we will be trying some rice cereal tonight. He's making lots of noises now and showing us more of his personality every day.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bryan's 30th Birthday

Bryan's birthday party was great and we thank everyone who joined us. Bryan got some Hungarian wines and a Playstation 3, so Ethan and I may never see him again! Heather and Dom brought their beautiful baby girl, Brooklyn. She is so cute and has so much hair! I think Steve may have met a formidable opponent when it comes to telling politically incorrect jokes. Shelly, the wife of one of Bryan's co-workers, is one of the funniest women I know and the jokes she and Steve told included topics from Michael Jackson to incestuous rednecks. We had a great weekend thanks to our wonderful family and friends.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

God bless single moms

Ethan and I can't wait for Byran to get home from his conference tomorrow. I've been a "single mom" this week and boy is it tough. I really admire moms who do this all the time. I wasn't really on my own though, I had help from my sister and couldn't have made it without her. We stayed with Kristina and Steve for two days. Ethan started daycare this week and Kristina dropped him off in the morning so I could go to work. He will be in a woman's home with about ten other kids including his cousin Gracie. He did well on his first day, although apparently he likes to be held...alot. I don't know where he got that from.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The adventures of Ethan and Adrienne...or why I shouldn't be left home alone

Ethan and I slept well last night after a crazy Saturday. Apparently I can't be left home alone! Byran left for New York City on Friday for a work conference. He left a few days early to have some fun. He enjoyed eating at some hole in the wall places in Chinatown with our friend Chris. He has to do this without me since I'm not a fan of eating stray cat and dog.
Anyway, I'm home alone with Ethan for the first time and I usually get a little paranoid and anxious the first night alone. I only lived by myself for six months before Bryan and I got married so I'm not used to all the quiet. So to make myself feel more secure I make sure I lock all the doors, even the one to our bedroom. The door to the backyard has two locks, one on the deadbolt and one on the doorknob, now usually we only lock the deadbolt, but I decided to lock them both. We made it through the night and the next morning Ethan was a little fussy so I decided to walk around in the backyard for a few minutes to calm him down. Mission accomplished, as usual he calmed down and we could go about our day...except that it might be a little hard since we were locked out of the house!
I realized when I walked outside I had unlocked the deadbolt, but not the doorknob lock. Apparently the door will open from the inside when it is still locked...who designs a lock like this???? After checking all the doors and windows (even though I knew I had locked them all the night before) I started thinking about my options...break a window, call a locksmith or call my sister who has a key. I decided to call my sister, Kristina, but of course I didn't have my phone, so with the clothes I had slept in on, including no bra and no make-up on, I walked over to a neighbor's house to use the phone. I could only remember two numbers (Bryan and my mom) since I don't have to because they are stored in my cell phone. After calling my mom we waited at the neighbor's house and I prayed Ethan wouldn't poop since I didn't have any diapers and could make without getting hungry although I am breastfeeding, so if needed I could sit in the backyard and feed him. My mom relayed what I had done and Kristina, Steve, Gracie and Scooter came to our rescue. My dad ended up coming over to help with Ethan and we all went out for lunch. For a day that started with being locked out of the house it turned into a great day with my family and one that I will look back and laugh about and one day tell Ethan about what his crazy mother did. Thanks again to my wonderful family who saved the day.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day, Bath Time and Big Boy Clothes

We had an easy going Labor Day this year. On Saturday we had fun at Kristina and Steve's place hanging out and eating regular sized burgers. On Monday Kirk and his daughter Julia came over to swim and our college friend Eray stopped by to beat Bryan at playing pool and hang out by the pool. Where did the summer go?

Between the two of us and my dad Ethan may be traumatized by the flash of the camera when he's older, but he is changing so fast that we want to capture each and every moment. Ethan loves bath time, especially splashing water all over his dad.

Ethan likes to look nice when we go out and about on the town. Ok, ok so maybe these clothes are still a little big for him...he is 10 lbs now, but he just looked so cute in them. Bryan though he looked like a vato...he is part mexican! We were just honoring our heritage.