This chain represents the final hours of time Ethan spent anticipating his next birthday..... I couldn't take any more of the 10 times a day questions wondering how many more days, how many more days, how many more days til my next birthday.....this seemed to work pretty well. Eva helped him make it. I noticed on each chain link she had written something nice about him, like, "Ethan is so cool. He has the best friends." or "only 3 more days...keep waiting!" or "time to buy my lego toy at toysrus" (helpful reminder to mom). I told Eva that it was sweet of her to do that - Ethan told me that he was the one that told her what to write. Sounds about right...
Just for clarification - That is a Lego Cake. It is gorgeous, I know. Ethan loved it...And so did Becks. After the party he made his move with a spoon and a cake platter.
The day before his birthday he got to open Auntie's gift to him - he had his Lego Pirate set built that same afternoon. I loved this picture with Beckham looking on - he is doing everything his older brother is doing and really wanted to touch/play/break all of those Legos....It was killing him to have to sit back and watch!
The morning of his birthday he got to open his gift from Grandma Idaho. He had been asking me that whole week if he could open it early. Every day he asked. Every day I told him he had to be patient. He didn't even get his hair combed that morning before he went straight to the present....Guess what it is?? Legos! This kid is in heaven.
Uncle Mikey celebrated with us. He gave Ethan the means to wreak havoc on an
unsuspecting older sister and her friends this summer....
Something from Mom and Dad that was NOT a Lego set.... Wii Indiana Jones - the Lego
Earlier that day after school Eva and 3 of her friends locked Ethan out of the house and all made cards for him. I thought that was very sweet of her to do. This time, Ethan didn't tell her what to write.
We had Uncle Kirk stay with us for a couple of months and were able to have Katie and Zach here with us that night, too!
Grandma Cherie and little boy blue.