Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Can you believe it? Ethan is ONE!!!

I just can't believe how fast this past year has gone by!  It seems like I was pregnant just a few days ago.  But whether or not I want to believe it or not, my youngest is now one year old.

Ethan is ONE!!!!

Matthew pushing Ethan in Ethan's awesome present from Grandma and Grandpa Johns

Yeah!  They are playing together!

"I REALLY don't like this hat on my head!"

Not a happy munchkin. 

"oh... well... If Matthew will eat it then maybe I'll try it too"

"Hmmm, that could be yummy"

"I'm so shy..."

"Woah?  What is this sticky stuff on my hands?"

Denmark?  Would you like some icing?

I love my Family!

Happy Birthday Ethan!  We love you!

Ethan finally figured out that icing is yummy.

"I can't shove it in fast enough..."

So cute with icing all over him. 

And of course Matthew wanted to help open Ethan's presents. 

My friend's baby Annaveh..  So cute!

Annaveh will be one in just a few weeks. 

Matthew is getting really good at opening his brothers presents. 

"daddy, give me my toy!"

Ethan loved his gift from Uncle Chad!

"Hmmm, I'm not so sure what this is all about. "

I absolutely love this picture!  

Daddy and his boy!

Matthew finally got his turn in Ethan's Car. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I absolutely loved my fifth guide dog puppy Dilbert.  He is now working in Texas.  His brother Denmark was career changed at 9 months of age and through a chain of events ended up with a friend of mine. I watch him when they go out of town.  He is so sweet and reminds me so much of Dilbert.

Denmark!  That is Matthew's and Ethan's "lake", it not for puppies to climb into. 

Agh!  There is a giant Doggie monster in our "lake".  Watch out, he might sink the ship. 

Finally after three days of running and playing non stop, Denmark and phantom finally take a rest.  It only took putting them both on tie downs and a gentle leader on Phantom. 

Denmark, Doggies aren't allowed in Matthew's Tent during story book time. 

Oh, such a sad face. 

I see you trying to slowly sneak your way in....

Matthew just loves puppies and he particularly loves to hug and play with Denmark. 

Denmark got a bath after 4 days of playing and being slobbered on by Phantom.  Since he isn't a Guide dog any more he got to snuggle and take a nap on the bed after his "shampoo and style". 

Forth of July fun - 1

We went to some friends house for the fourth.  We had a great time grilling food and watching the fireworks from their yard. 

Silly Grandpa!

Ethan really enjoyed eating a hotdog!

And of course Matthew had to show me how he could eat a hot dog too. 

Ethan!  What are you doing with  my bottle of wine?

Our friends have chickens and Matthew thought it was so much fun to pretend to be a fox and sneak in and get eggs. 


Matthew was so excited that he had to go get Daddy and show him the eggs too. 


I'm not sure who the boy on the right is but he climbed into the swing with Matthew and I. 

I got to drive the old tractor... And Matthew even  did all the steering for awhile. 



Learning to feed your self sure is messy!

Ethan's new lov

Now that Ethan is walking and moving around he loves to really move.  His new favorite thing is to be pulled or pushed in anything with wheels. 
"Come on mom, stop taking a picture and push me."

He particularly loves to be pushed by Grandpa Johns

This was too cute not to post... Phantom is asleep at work with a bone in his mouth.  What a goof!