From here on out it is double digit numbers...
we no longer have children in the single digits,
and quite frankly, it makes me sad a little bit.
(last year's birthday post...here)
How has it been 10 years ago since
our family welcomed
our sweet 3 pound Ethan Kip into this world!
I no longer have a little toddler
to pack around on my hip!
I no longer have a little boy to sit on my lap
and read our favorite books together!
"Guess How Much I Love You"...by Sam McBratney
"The Kissing Hand"...by Audrey Penn
This book was definitely life changing as
EVERY single night before bed
and many times during the day
we give each other the "I Love you" sign!!
However, I have a handsome young man that even though he likes to read and read and read books by himself,
still likes to snuggle on the couch right next to me
and read when we get a free moment.
I love and savor those moments greatly!
March 19th, 2012
Such a FUN, happy day for my Ethan Kip...
it started out with a surprise bike (he had NO idea he was getting that)
breakfast consisted of his favorite smoothie and boiled eggs on toast,
lunch meant, having mom come and sit and eat with you in the lunch room at school,
dinner consisted of Salmon burgers, on homemade onion and cheese buns with all the toppings, homemade FRENCH Fries, sparkling cider and
GERMAN Chocolate Cake...the best!! (here)
We also got to enjoy dinner with Grandpa and Grandma Smith!
Here's the day in photos!
one amazing son!!
No matter how old you get Ethan Kip,
I'll always say...
"I love you right up to the moon....and back"!