Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Nutcracker Ballet

Brenna and I had a wonderful time at the Nutcracker Ballet. This is the 4th time we've seen it together. I've been taking her to see the Nutcracker since she was two! It's our little tradition. Yay for beautiful ballerinas (and men in tights?).

Mommy and Brenna

We went with our friends, Katie and her daughter, Olivia.

I've given her a nutcracker doll every year we've gone to the ballet.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stop and Smell the Roses

Ethan: "Mommy."
Mom: "Just a minute, buddy. I'm making dinner right now."
Ethan: "But mommy, mommy."
Mom: "Hold on."
Ethan: "Mommy."
Mom: "What." (in a huff)
Ethan: "I love you, mommy."

**My heart melts**

Moral of the story: NOTHING is more important than being a mother!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Ethan!!!

I can't believe my baby boy is 4 years old! He woke up to a yummy french toast breakfast with homemade syrup. Of course, he ate on our traditional birthday plate. It was fun to have family in town. They helped me a ton to throw a Superhero birthday party for Ethan and 9 of his Superhero friends. We had an obstacle course and we played "Diffuse the Bombs". I didn't get a picture of this game but we dumped black balloons on the floor and the kids had to pick up all the balloons and put them outside in a basket before they blew up. We also had a visit from the villain (daddy), who got beat up by all the Superheroes (literally). It was so fun!


Opening presents....anything related to Superheroes makes him happy. :-)

He has been asking for a gun for a long time.

Birthday cake.

My Superheroes (striking their best pose).

Posing with the Green Goblin punching bag. Grandma Bluhm painted the Green Goblin....we have a cool grandma. :-)

Calling all Superheroes!

Spiderman's web

Ironman and Spiderman pumpkins

The gang.

Ready to save the day!

Let's party!

The obstacle course (to test their superhero powers). Zig-zag through the cones.

Crawl through the "bat cave"

Knock down the building.

Save the baby.

Punch Green Goblin.

Go down the slide.

Leap over the tall (Lego) building in a single bound.

Fly into the pillows.

The party table.

Spiderman cupcakes.

The loot.

Superhero cake pops.