Monday, April 7, 2008

Ethan's First Birthday!

This year has zoomed by so quickly, and we are grateful for the time we have been able to spend with this special little man. What a great joy he has added into our lives. It was so exciting for us to receive the video clips of Ethan capturing him walking by himself. He has been walking around walls and furniture for months, or even holding onto a hanger that was part time held by parents, yet once he discovered he was on his own he would sit down. I guess he felt he was ready to take off on his own finally. The house will never be the same now that the world of exploring has opened up so vast.
As you can see on the video below Ethan is enjoying wearing his birthday cake more than eating it, but that 's what makes it all the more fun. We have watched the video's over and over just to feel like we are close by.
Our plan was to invite Marilyn and Dave over for dinner on Friday and have a grandparents party of our own on Ethan's behalf, however due to work schedules our party was postponed until Sunday the 6th. Even Ethan's great aunt and uncle celebrated in California.
Thank heavens for this little man.


DeRoest's in GA. said...

Thank you for the belated party picture. (: It was fun to see all of the grandparents enjoying our son's first birthday.

Naomi said...

Hey there Ethan,
We're so sorry that we were preoccupied and sleep deprived so we missed Ethan's first birthday... we'll make it up to him someday. But we do love you and are so excited that you are walking and sharing your smiles. Love from your auntie & uncle & cousin in Texas!