Saturday, December 11, 2010

Superhero Birthday

Ethan turned 5 this week. He has completely lost that little boy chubbiness and shot up into this tall, fast, adventurous big boy. When did that happen? I must have blinked too many times this year, because this one went by way too fast!

He wanted a superhero party this year, so we decided to have it at the park. We made capes for all his friends to keep. They had so much fun! Enjoy the pictures! And don't miss the last few pics... when we got home, I found the perfect way to trap even the fastest, strongest superhero!

Happy Birthday Buddy!

He requested PB&J, strawberries, and cheetos!

a flower for mom!

Cake tip: all of the 4" superhero action figures come with a little hole on the bottom of each foot. If you break the pointy tip of one end of a toothpick, you can stick it in the hole and then stick the toothpick into the cake! So we added Superman and Batman to Ethan's collection after the party today! I can't take credit for the cake - all I did was stick the guys on top!
Singing Happy Birthday
Pretending to blow out the candles - it was way too windy to light them!
The Guys:
Jayson, Peyton, Sydney, Ethan, other Ethan, Sawyer, Bryce, and Wesley
I hope they all had as much fun as my Ethan did!
Look at those muscles!
Ethan's Best Buddy! We love you Wesley!

I caught me a superhero! I've got him now...ha ha ha!
What a cutie!
Happy Birthday Ethan!
We love you so much!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ethan's Lego Transformer Combiner

Ethan just got a new transformer for his birthday that is called a combiner becasue it has several separate vehicles that all snap on to the biggest one and transform into the big robot when they're combined. Ethan created this lego version all by himself! He is loving the legos!

Friday, November 5, 2010

UF Butterfly Rainforest

On our way to see a space shuttle launch that eventually got scrubbed, we stopped in at the science museum at the University of Florida and walked through the butterfly rainforest. It is was amazing - we were all really impressed. They gave the kids a laminated full color pamphlet of some of the different butterflies that they might see inside, so when they saw one, they could find it on their chart and see what's called. They had a lot of fun with that - they were on a mission to find at least one of every butterfly on the list!

This was the 2nd photo I took inside the butterfly garden - just walked right up and took a picture of this gorgeous bright blue butterfly - and then he closed up his wings. One of the guides walked over and saw him sitting there on the railing and said he was the one all the photgraphers want a good picture of. Apparently some people will come and sit around watching for hours to get one good picture of this one with his wings open! Below is the same butterfly with his wings closed. Not nearly as attractive!

Bananas anyone?! Mmmmmm!

If Carrie doesn't appear to be her normally smiley, photogenic self, I think she was a little nervous the whole time we were there that a giant butterfly or bird was going to land on her! She was excited to see everything, but I think she had a hard time relaxing. Poor little scaredy cat!

Ethan thought these orange butterflies on the orange flowers won the prize for best camouflage.

Great white shark jaw - Ethan's "this shark is going to get me" face.