Sunday, December 6, 2009

Liam and Ethan

Ethan loves Liam. He loves to give him kisses and point out matching body parts, i.e. nose, mouth, chin, etc.. There are no words to describe how much I love these two guys. They are so precious and priceless.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Liam Thomas Kendall

Meet the newest Kendall, baby Liam. Liam came into our lives early Sunday morning at 6:20 am. He was 19.5 inches long and weighed 6lbs 15 oz. Mommy and baby are both doing very well. Ethan loves his new baby brother and asks about him all the time. Like he will say, what is baby brother doing? Eating? OK, bye. Here are a few pictures of Liam to share with you. Some were taken minutes after birth others later that day.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Viking Rocker?

I have absolutely no clue why Ethan always pairs this viking hat with the guitar but he does. To play the guitar he must have the hat, to play with the hat usually means the guitar is there also. And the rocker moves? Well That is purely from John. We have been trying to catch this on video for quite some time, and finally did tonight.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ethan's monumental step

Today Ethan enjoyed licking the batter off the beater for the first time. Nothing better than a brownie mix to be his first. Now he is going to start asking for taste tests every time we cook!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gleneden Beach

Weekends spent at the beach are some of the best weekends we could ask for. There is something about watching the waves come in and crash on the shore that just makes you feel at peace. There wasn't a lot of activities planned, mostly just games, hanging out at of course shopping at the Tangier outlets. But mostly its the time away from normal life to enjoy each other and rejuvenate.

Our little guy enjoying the outdoors

The family

Only 6 weeks left!!!

My guys playing in the sand

Monday, September 28, 2009

Shoot some hoops

Ethan loves to play ball, and particularly basketball. Recently we started a munchkin sports class where he gets to play ball to his heart's content. Today's class focused primarily on basketball. He did not want to go when it was time, he just wants to play "bouncey ball hoops". He learned how to dribble the ball with one hand. The instructor asked me if we were a basketball family. I laughed and said we don't know hardly anything about sports in our home, he just loves to play ball and does all day every day.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Over due

I know its about time to post again. We have been really busy with life, including an impromptu trip to Utah. I just wanted to catch up with this video of Ethan jumping in a pool. We spent most of the summer in the water and playing outside. Ethan has no fear when it comes to water. He takes off and never looks back.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Point and Shoot

Potty training is going well, Ethan has a good aim. He just doesn't like to wait until he gets to the toilet, I guess its not as much fun.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vocal Recital

Ever since Ethan was a tiny tot I have been singing to him the song "I Am A Child of God." This has been part of his bedtime routine. About a month ago we discovered that he knew it by heart. Now he sings it all by himself about 50 times a day. Ok not that much, but a lot. Every time we get in the car he sings to pass the time, and this has been the #1 hit on the Ethan Kendall station. Take a look if you like.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Beating the heat

This squirrel has been perched here every day its been really hot. He lives in the attic above where he is sprawled out. He hangs his legs down and looks so exhausted from the heat. We just thought it was pretty funny.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Urban or Rural

Oregon has a unique law called the Urban growth boundary. This means that developments and new houses have to be within this boundary. This law protects farms. As a result you can be in the country and still be only minutes from downtown. Today Ethan and I went berry picking on a farm, and we were only about 20 minutes from downtown. Across the street (I'm no pic) is city like housing where the houses are all crammed in next to each other, due to the Urban growth boundary.

We had a lot of fun picking berries. Ethan was a good sport, most of the time He really just wanted to throw sticks and ride his scooter. But he hung in there. Enjoy the picks!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

4th of July

I know I am a little late, but better late than never. We had a wonderful 4th of July. The weather was great, Ethan was in a great mood all day and things just seemed to go smoothly. We started in the morning with a big pancake breakfast, and then we headed of to Lake Oswego for the Children's parade. As you can see in the pictures Ethan loved riding his scooter in it. He rode almost the entire route. After lunch and naps we had a BBQ and then headed to Tigard High for fireworks. We were right across the street from where they lit them. Ethan wasn't scared at all like I thought he would be. He was fascinated and cuddled with his teddy bear the whole time. The next morning Ethan woke up and asked for more fireworks in his room. He begged daddy to turn the lights off and light them off in his bedroom.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

ABC and 123

Ethan has recently learned how to say all of his ABC's he still gets pretty camera shy and so we had to help him, but normally he just walks around the house singing the song.

Ethan also counts to 20, but its been hard to catch him on video since he really wants to see what I am doing with the camera. He focuses for a few seconds and then he runs over to me because he wants to see the video, but he only gets part way done counting. So here is what we have.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Ethan had his first music lesson today with Grandma Gray. As many of you know he has always loved the piano, singing and listening to music. This made Ethan's days to have Grandma play with him! As you watch the videos you can tell that he is trying hard to play the right notes. Thanks Grandma!

Friday, March 20, 2009


When Ethan started eating solids I only fed him veggies hoping that he would always like to eat them. Unfortunately that has not been the case. The only veggies he will consistently eat are fresh tomatoes or these spinach raviolis. So i have been trying to find ways to sneak healthy veggies in his food. He loves pancakes and waffles so today I baked a sweet potatoe and mashed it up into the pancake batter. I tasted one and you can't tell a difference except its a little thick so I think I'll put a little less whole wheat flour in next time. Ethan loved these and they are becoming a regular in our home!

P.S. don't mind the messiness of the cooking job, I can't cook very good. who cares anyways, it all just gets eaten anyways!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Birthday boy

This weekend we celebrated Ethan's second Birthday. His birthday was actually last Monday, but due to the fact that I got my wisdom teeth out last week we decided to postpone the celebration. It worked out that Valentine's Day became the day. We went to a Burger King in the area that has a really big (and clean!) play area. Ethan enjoyed hanging out with friends and family, and eating tons of ice-cream cake. His cake as you will see is Thomas the train cake, It is really blue, and made a mess going in.... and coming out in case you were wondering.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

WOW! Its been a while

I can't believe how long its been since I last posted on my blog. So much has happened! Christmas was exciting with the snow and with a trip to the ER Christmas Eve for Ethan. He woke up with croup from his nap and our doctor insisted we go. It took us 45 min to and hour to get there with the snow and ice. Of course we all survived and now we are all healthy.
Last week I got my wisdom teeth removed and have been doing A LOT of laying around. I watched tons of movies and slept.
This week we are trying to get back to a "normal" life. And things can only go uphill from here.
Here are a couple of pictures from our latest outing at a park.