I love my firstborn son. Ethan has his mommy's heart. He has such a kind, tender heart and if he loves you, he loves you deeply. Sure, he's a 3-year-old and can REALLY act like a 3-year-old sometimes, but he's so loving. When he wants to be rough and play, it's Daddy time and when he wants to cuddle, it's Mommy time! He LOVES his Daddy! David does this thing that he likes to call "Power Bomb". He will pick Ethan up, flip him around and (with me holding my breath) slams Ethan down on the bed or couch. Ethan will come running back, "Daddy, give me a 'Powber Bom' again!" And just about every single night we will put Ethan to bed and 5 minutes later he will walk into the living room saying, "Mommy, come sleep with me". When I lay down with him, he will rub or pat my back and every night since Noah died he says, "Mommy, you miss your baby Noah? He's not in your tummy anymore?" And I reply, "Yes baby, I do miss Noah, but Mommy loves you SO much!" And then he says, "But baby Noah is in Heaven with Jesus!" Then sometimes he will ask me if we can go see him and I tell him that he can't go to Heaven to see Noah until he's at least 100 years old!!!!!! :o)
Here are a few of pictures of Ethan and us...
If you know me, you know I love watching old videos. My parents bought me my first video camera on my 17th birthday (12 years ago...wow!!!) and I have so many old videos. Of course I filmed Ethan a ton when he was a baby, so I thought I would share some old clips I have. These are just some videos that I love and that really bring a smile to my face.
First, one of the most popular videos of Ethan. Our pastor's son, Micah is making him laugh. I just adore Ethan's laugh! It's infectious!
This next video is kind of cruel. Ethan was saying, "Mama" (at least that is what I believed!) and I caught it on tape! The cruel part is that he is crying and wants to be picked up and I just kept filming!
Here's one that David filmed. Ethan was laughing at his Daddy!
Ethan the 1-year-old playing some hoops (his Uncle Jason & Aunt Esther bought his a basketball goal for his 1st birthday)
And Ethan LOVES to sing, just like his Mommy and Daddy...
Singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" with Da-da - Age 2
"Itsy Bitsy Spider" - Age 2
"I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin - Age 2 and 1/2
"God of This City" by Chris Tomlin - Age 2 and 1/2 (he sounds so country!)