hApPy BiRtHdAy!

Anthony and I both took the day off to take Ethan out for lunch and then to Build a Bear to help him make his first teddy bear.
Ethan posing for a picture before blowing out his candle. Yes that's correct Ethan learned how to blow and he performed well on the big day!
"Do you think I have enough cake in my mouth?"
Ethan loving his cake!
Presents...wait this paper looks more fun

Ethan's first birthday was so much fun. We have had such an amazing year watching him change and grow. It was a perfect way to celebrate this milestone. Thank you everyone for making his special day so wonderful!


ethan's 1st halloween

mommy, ethan and the pigeon pumpkin
daddy and the little scarecrow
ethan and his treat bag from grandpa and grandpa!
ethan helping clean out the pumpkin (he loved touching it!)
our little pumpkin ;)

minnetonka apple orchard

mommy & ethan picking our favorite: honeycrisp apples
ethan in the orchard
helping daddy find the best ones
awe...ethan and daddy
We spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Minnetonka Apple Orchards. We went with our neighbors, Brent, Camie and Caleb. We came home with enough honeycrisp apples to last us until Thanksgiving! Ethan loved the hayride and seeing the farm animals!

trip to charlotte

stealing a kiss from cousin amber
the birthday girl-cousin alyssa
ashly & elizabeth
ethan & grandma delene
grandma delene with all 3 grandkids!

Ethan and I took a long weekend trip to Charlotte over MEA. We had such a great time seeing everyone. We stayed busy doing plenty of shopping, family photos, a birthday party and even my first Cuban restaurant!

Children's Museum!

This was something I was looking forward to doing with Ethan for quite some time. They have a great infant room perfect for a little crawler like ours! I used to take go here often with a little girl named Alex when I was her nanny in college. I'm sure we will frequent this museum often- especially those cold winter months :)