|Lookin' like Charlie Brown...love the tunky li'l belly at 18 months. 1997|
|1999, Pensacola Beach. such a face.|
|the kid always|
|I'd greet this little face in the morning (this was in Mom and Pa's basement, when we lived with them for a spell. can you say boomerang?) and you went thru a stint as a non-sleeper. 1996 or early 97|
|I think this picture earned you the nickname of GooBall from Grandpa..you always had a slick, shiny chin and soaked shirt. what I'd give for one more spit up sniff. I know, that's gross but it's a mom thing. 1996|
|At one month or less, with your second Momma, Becky. I am the reason she only really wanted two kids. She technically has 7. almost 8. 1996|
|those eyes. beautiful boy. 1997|
|This isn't Will's most intelligent expression ( :D )...and Ethan? awww, he was such a snuggle bugga chubba. 1996|
|We had these pics taken at Walmart in ND. So weird to get pix taken without Gramma nearby to help pay for said pix and just to be there for support. ;) love you, Momma.|
|Such a serious big cousin..with Piper in 2004. I love this little profile. Such a serious guy. I also love just how much my big kids love their little chick cousins. 2004|
Having watched you over the past few months and years, I just get all choked up because...
1.) you are such an outstanding, caring, thoughtful (oh my gosh are you thoughtful), level headed, God-fearing, Jesus Christ-serving young man. All those spankings paid off. no matter what anyone says.
2.) you aren't a tiny, scrawny little jabber wocky anymore. I just can't accept that. what a nice son you've been...
3.) you would've been so good with tiny Jack. You are so good, patient, fair with Levi and Molly and I thank you for that. I feel so sad for you that you didn't get to brother JOY here on earth but oh the reunion for you two someday.
|we will take the good with the sad|
Joy in Sorrow
My kids are learning these valuable lessons so young.
I'm very thankful for this.
That's all I've got, folks...I leave with you a picture that has been burned into this mother's memory for eternity....all of my sons.
Happy Sixteenth Birthday, Ethan. I'm so thankful for you. i love you.