Sunday, August 24, 2008


WOW...Ethan Is 3 years old!!!

I can't believe it! How the time flies, Ethan's birthday was on Friday the 22nd of August. In a way it feels like just yesterday I was bringing him home from the hospital and figuring out how to be a new mommy.

Ethan is such a sweet little spirit, I can't believe Heavenly father has in trusted me with this little angel. How he has changed my life, it is so beautiful to know what my purpose in life is. I don't think I ever truly understood how being a mother was going to be the most difficult thing ever and the most amazingly rewarding thing I will ever do in my life. Ethan is so very precious to me and just so perfect. I thank God for him every day.

We had a birthday party for Ethan on Saturday and we all had a blast!

Ethan chomping away at his food...By the end of the day his white shirt was covered in red fruit punch.

I decided to make my very first birthday cake for Ethan...I bought cakes for his last two birthdays and lots of people had complaints about the taste. So I decided I would finally make one this year and I always wanted to be the kind of mother that made really cute birthday cake's for her kids. I just didn't think I'd be able to do it.... But I went ahead and tried and to my amazement it turned out better then even I thought it would! So this year was Ethan's very first homemade birthday cake and everyone loved it. I was so happy about that! I decided to go with a frog theme and I made cupcakes with sugar cookies as the Lilly pads and froggie eyes popping up out of the water. Anyway it was fun to make and I'm glad that Ethan loved it and everyone loved the taste!

Ethan loves blowing out candles, so this year was so much fun for him....He of course got the very first piece of birthday cake!

Well, there is the fruit punch I was talking He loved opening his gifts everyone brought really nice gifts...Ethan got so excited about opening a card he received.

My good friend Gina got him the toy laptop and he just loves it so much that when we brought out his new bike he barely noticed it....I think he will grow into it!

We had a bouncer castle that we bought for Ethan's party last year and the kids just loved it so we pulled it out again this year we had the pools out with spray guns and water balloons... It was a lot of fun. After Ethan's birthday we went to Jason's work party which was another pool party so Ethan really was able to enjoy a lot of sun . It was a wonderful day!


  1. Happy Birthday, Ethan! Nette - The cake and cupcakes look so tasty and professional! You are so artistic! It looks like a lot of fun.

  2. That was a lot of fun. I'm glad he liked the laptop. :) I'll admit, I played with it for a while before I wrapped it and I had fun (even though it's made for 3 year olds). I was very impressed with you cake. You'll have to teach me because I'm not good at cake decorating at all.

  3. The cake looks AWESOME! way to go. How did you do the big frog? The Laptop was a cute gift. Happy Birthday Ethan

  4. Ethan, We love you so much and wish we could have been there for your b-day.. Let mommy that we love the cake what a amazing job she did.. And we love what she wrote about you... We love you and your family.. Anth, Tiff & Katie

  5. You did an amazing job on the cake! I'm so impressed. Bouncy castles and mini pools you guys know how to throw a party :) i'm sad I missed it this year

  6. WOW THREE ALLREADY!! AHHH the time has flown. It looks like the Bday bash was FUN!! Wish we could have been there to celebrate with you. The bday cake is SOOO cute, what a crafty fun mom you are Annette, love it!