Saturday, October 31, 2009


Ethan going on a pumpkin hunt at school.

Watching Ethan eat yogurt can be a scary sight.

Fall Festival at our church.

Scooby Doo and Shaggy

Could it get any better than this?!?

Pictures with Daddy before trick or treating.

Off to go trick or treating.

After a long walk around the block.

Our house decorated for Halloween.

Pumpkins for Ethan and Baby Ella.

Ethan's first piece of Halloween candy. He just loved his Tootsie Pop.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fun Photos of Ethan

Ethan building a fire in the fire place at the Lodge.

Working on eating an apple.

Daddy and Ethan at the last Twins game of the season at the dome.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Long and Over Due Update

I am very happy to announce that Tim and I are adding another member to our family! On March 8, I am due to have a healthy baby girl-baby Ella!

The reason I waited so long to tell anyone is I had a miscarriage and was due in December. After losing my baby, I was too nervous to tell anyone about baby Ella until I knew everything was OK. This was even a trial. When Tim and I went in to have my ultrasound at 20 weeks, we were told baby Ella had heart problems and we had to go to the hospital to get a second and more specific ultrasound due to the abnormal heartbeat. This is the point where I cried my eyes out. At the second ultrasound as the radiologist was going over everything, she asked if I was laying on my back the whole time during my first ultrasound- yes I was- for an hour. She said that could have had an effect on her heartbeat. Or they pushed too hard during the ultrasound and that can change the heartbeat. In the end, Ella is a healthy, rambunctious baby girl.

I went from having a healthy baby girl to the thought of losing her to having a healthy baby girl in about 4 hours. This is not a good thing anyway, but with the amount of hormones a pregnant woman has does not make the situation any better.

Something else that has also been a very exciting for me is that my best friend Janelle is also pregnant- with TWINS! I am so excited to share this experience with her and couldn't be happier.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Teeth numbers 8 and 9

Wow things are moving fast! Ethan got his 8th tooth on Auntie Carolyn's birthday, Friday, October 23. Tooth number 9 came today. He keeps growing and growing!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend at the Boyd Lodge

Grandpa Boyd and Ethan playing with kindling. The only time when you can bang sticks in the house and it is completely appropriate and almost expected.

Ethan's favorite time, book reading time.

Checking out the canoe.

Playing in the weeds.

Flashlight fun!

Ni-night time.

Good night hugs.

What Ethan looks like after a day spent playing and exploring at the Lodge.

Haircut Number 2 and Play Land with Lily

Ethan is reaching out for Auntie Allison for a big squeezy hug. He didn't get one then, but he did right after his second haircut!

Ethan learning how it is done from his big cousin Lily.

Now it is Ethan's turn.

What a day! After the play land, we went to lunch then back to our house for nap and play time. By the end of the day, Ethan was so tired from playing with Lily ALL DAY, he didn't even want to fall asleep on me, he just wanted to go to bed! It was a great day!! Thanks Auntie Allison and Cousin Lily!!
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