Friday, Ethan and I went over to Matt and Nicole's to have a playdate with Justin! Ethan and Justin are only a little over a month apart in age, so it's fun for them to play together! Justin is my cousin Matt's son, and Nicole is his wife (though we were sorority sisters and friends also, so it was really great when they got married and she became a member of the family). Justin was asleep when we got there, but Nicole got some toys out for Ethan. Though Ethan is always pretty shy with people at first, he warmed up to Nicole pretty quickly! When Justin woke up, he just wanted his mom for awhile, but soon he started playing on the floor with Ethan. The best was when they were both running around Justin's room, throwing a football, and climbing on his bed together! Then Ethan found this little Spiderman ride-along toy of Justins and hopped on. After a minute, Justin decided to join him, and climbed on the back! It was pretty funny! It was really great because the boys had fun, and Nicole and I got to catch up a little bit! Hopefully we'll find some time to do it again soon (though next time we can use my house, since the boys made a mess of theirs)!
On Wednesday, we had a BBQ at Millcreek Jr. High with my high school friends to celebrate the 24th! Ryan and Paigely Heath organized it. They bought a ton of hamburgers and hot dogs and even brought their grill over! Bobby and Erica McGuire brought their son Brody, who is only a couple of weeks younger than Ethan! Preston brought some fireworks and had fun setting them off! Everyone played games and had fun! Ethan found a baseball bat and carried it around for awhile! Paul took Ethan around to see some dogs that other people at the park had. We really appreciated how great everyone was with him! PJ and I had a lot of fun! It's nice that after all of these years we still keep in touch with my high school friends!
I just had to post these pictures of Collin dressed as the incredible Hulk! He picked out the gloves and mask (complete with sound effects) at the store and put them on as soon as he got home! Though Ethan was a little freaked out about it, the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed Collin wandering around the house, hitting the gloves together so they would make sounds! He took off the mask to show Ethan that it was him, and so Ethan would not get scared! Collin is such a great younger brother! He is always so happy and willing to do whatever to make others happy as well! We really love him a lot, and are grateful for the way he always brightens our day! It is impossible to be in a bad mood around him!
Although, I think it should be called memory tag. Anyway, this could be fun, so here's the deal:
1. Add a comment of a memory you have of the two of us together. It doesn't matter if you know me very well or just a little, it can be anything. It can be a recent memory or from way back. Once you leave a comment I will assume you are playing too.
2. Add these instructions to your own post and wait for the memories to start rolling in.
Last weekend we were fortunate enough to get to spend the 4th at Sarah and Gary's! Everyone except Jake went and it was a lot of fun to just play around as a family! Ethan loved copying Aiden and playing Wii with Gary and his Dad! Thursday we went swimming, and Ethan was very brave at the pool. In fact, he was fearless! He kept trying to walk off the edge, right into the water, It makes me a little nervous for our cruise in December, we may have to buy him a leash! We spent the 4th shopping and having a BBQ at Sarah and Gary's. We could see fireworks from their house, so we watched a little (Ethan thought they were cool for a minute, then lost interest). Ethan and Aiden had dance parties together, and got in the tub! Aiden liked taking pictures with my camera, and so we got a lot of random pictures (some of Ethan's forehead and Aiden's closet, but also a few funny ones of people being goofy too)! We got back today, and though it's nice to be home, the weekend went by too fast! We had a lot of fun and are so glad we got to hang out as a family for at least a few days!