Monday, May 26, 2008

NOT a teddy bear!

First I have to say THANKS to Chris for putting the boys to bed on time--all by yourself and without being asked. Thanks. The other night, though, I went into Britton's room to give him a kiss before I went to bed. It was late--probably about midnight--so had been asleep for a while already, but as I leaned down to give him a kiss I noticed he was cuddeled up to a pair of pliars. Yes, boys will be boys; but do they need to be dangerous?

Carters rocky adventure.





Carter loves his preschool. One of the many reasons why is because on occasions he gets to go rock climbing with his class. HE LOVES IT! He doesn't get too high up--only about two feet at the most. But he has fun.

Another one bites the dust!

Let me start by saying: never underestimate a swinging person's momentum. Britton had to learn the hard way. He accidentally walked in front of someone swinging on the swing set. I saw it right before it happend and can't seem to get the image out of my head. I can still see Britton's little body being slammed into the dirt/woodchips. I ran to get him and when I flipped him over he had a split lip, bloody nose, major scratches and to top it off a huge mouthful of dirt. I hope it heals quickly.

This is one of our neighbors who had an accident going down a hill. I just thought it was funny. They look like they have the same disease.

Carter is a big boy now!




Today was a big day in the life of the Ehat family because Carter learned how to ride a bike without his training wheels. Chris is such a great dad and it was so wonderful to see them working together. It only took about 15 minutes for Carter to learn how to do it. Partly because Chris is such a great teacher and partly because Carter is smart like Chris. Carter had such a big smile on his face and couldn't wait to get in the house so he could call his grandparents what he had done. That just made my day!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Quotes by Carter.

Carter told us today on the way home from church that he is growing faster than Britton. I asked him what he meant by "growing faster"--was it his height? or his weight? (cuz he's actually lost a couple of pounds lately while Britton has gained.) He said, "no, it's my powers."
Stephanie: "You have powers?"
Carter: "Yeah"
Stephanie: "Do I have powers?"
Carter: "Yeah"
Stephanie: "What kind of powers?"
Carter: "Super powers"
Stephanie: "What kind of super powers do I have? What can they make me do?"
Carter: "They turn your hands into weapons."

Another funny thing Carter said today:

Carter has been asking to go outside and play all day. When he asked Chris said, "No, Carter, it is Sunday." And Carter replied by saying, "The Church is OK with little boys playing outside on Sunday."

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Spring is finally in the air!



I am so happy that my tulips have finally bloomed! I have been waiting all winter for this! I didn't expect for them to be this large but I am very happy with the turnout. I've been thinking about something lately: I now like flowers, bird feeders and birds. I know, I know--I've turned into an old person!

Carter giving Ethan a little push.



Don't you think it could be done a different way?

Thanks Jos for the pictures.

Friday, May 9, 2008

My baby Britt is two!


Isn't this just the cutest picture of Britton? He sat right down and posed for the camera.

On his Birthday he . . .
got to play a little air hockey with Cohen (they really play!),


got an ugly baseball cake (which he loved!),


talked to both of his grandmas,


and ate cake and ice cream.

I do have to say: I love that kid! I am so glad that he is a part of our little family. He brings so much spice to our life! And without spice life is BORING!

Funny boy!

So today Carter did two funny things.


While playing with play dough he made this and said, "look, dad, I made your butt."

Second. While going thought he alphabet with him I said " Octopus starts with O" and he and said " No mom, O starts with bagel"

This is just a picture of him that day after he buttoned his shirt.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The day after the big day.




The day after was almost as fun as the reception itself. Most everyone got jumping.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The BIG day.

























































































































The wedding day was absolutely wonderful! It was a very special day. Linzi looked absolutely amazing and Jimmy looked drop-dead handsome. Together they are just a great couple and I am so glad that they are now husband and wife. They looked so happy. The reception was just unbelievable! Linzi kept me busy sewing the runners, flower girls' sashes, and cake table cloth; making the wedding cake; doing her hair; and to top it all off my friend, Allison, and I sang her and Jimmy a song at the reception. It was so much fun in the end to see it all put together.

They had the reception at Le Jardin--a greenhouse with cobblestone flooring. It ended up looking so great. The food was so good (Pam Lund Catered). Chris was telling all of his friend to take double the food so he could take half of it. It was also so much fun to get to know all of Jimmy's family. We love them! All in all the day was amazing but the best part was that an eternal family has now started. I love Linzi an Jimmy and was so happy to be a part of their special day.

Woops. Wrong size.


I was so excited to see Chris in a tux because the last time I saw him in one was for our wedding. I went with Chris to pick it up and as we were there he tried it on to make sure it fit. I thought that when he came out I was going to just want to kiss him he would be so handsome but when I saw him I laughed so hard. His pants were so short that if they were any shorter they would have been shorts. His suit coat was too big, too. He still looked cute, though and we ended up getting the right size for the wedding. It was just funny.

Linzi in her dress.

Gramps is man enough.


Two days before the wedding we all got pedicures and manicure. It was so much fun to be with everyone.

Carter has a keen eye for style.


Carter and Grandpa Jay.


We cherish the moments that we get to spend with Grandma and Grandpa Jay. It is always good to be with them.

Baby Austin.

























This was the first time I was able to meet my new nephew Baby Austin. He is just as cute as it gets. I loved to hold him because he has such a nice, round body. Just look at those ankles! He is so adorable that I was thinking that I wouldn't mind having another boy someday! :0)