However, I will catch you up on what's been going on around here. Last week was VBS and, as usual, I was on the crafts team. It was absolutely insane, but looking back, lots of fun too. I have cut all my fingernails off to remove the paint and luckily had already cut all my hair off, so there wasn't much there to damage. I've had a baby shower for my good friend Ashley who since has given birth to healthy baby boy twins! A big GOOD LUCK to her with that. They should all be home soon. I was in the wedding of a high school friend a few weeks ago. That was tons of fun- it's always great to catch up with old friends and hear about what all is new with them. My cousin is getting married two weeks from yesterday, so that is the next big event. This week will be spent preparing things for that and also doing some "real work". My one job a year has been on hold due to the architect, and now all of a sudden they've started construction, the building will be done in a couple of months, and I haven't even seen a set of final plans. I did the entire space plan, sent it to the architect, he left for Italy and conveniently forgot to tell me he was done with the rest!! Gotta love it.
On the Wilson front, our latest achievements are colors, numbers, and shapes. He has quickly picked up on shapes and is getting more and more accurate every day with his colors. He can also count to ten when he really tries. We're looking for a letter from Harvard announcing his full ride any day now. He is still obsessed with cars but does take a 30 minute break every Wednesday for swimming lessons. He is staying under the water longer and is starting to kick and paddle a little. But back to cars (he wouldn't won't me to spend much time on any other topic). His great grandmother (Nan) has a sitter with a McDonald's connection. She has gotten us the complete hookup with the happy meal Cars toys. (as a side note, if you haven't gotten a Happy Meal lately, the toys are much cooler than when we were little. remember the little plastic grid that you had to twist all the pieces off of and stick them all together to make some non-brand-named piece of crap? these cars roll on their own, one turns around at the edge of table so it doesn't fall off, another is able to bounce like it has hydraulic lifts- how cool) He knows all their names and all the tricks they can do. One morning this week I had to wake him up to go to VBS. I went in and was squeezing his hands and feet. He finally opened his eyes, smiled at me, and said, "trucks" in a very dreamy voice. Apparently he's incapable of thinking of much else!!
Well- here are some pictures of the latest additions around the Ethridge house. Hope everyone is well.
This is Phil's granddad's 1973 Super Beetle. Wilson is in love. He calls it Big Car. Our only guess is that since it is so small, he thinks it's a toy and, therefore, the biggest toy car he's ever seen.
A few pics of our new swingset. All our boys are enjoying this. Wilson has mastered the rock wall and before you know it is in the fort. Jack and Tate have also learned how to climb up and slide down- What fun!!
Our very own Miriam Ethridge original!! I'm so proud of our new painting by Phil's grandmother, I'm going to have to redecorate my dining room to live up to it!!