Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This is the story of a boy

 Once upon a time there was a baby named Ethan. He was a funny little guy who never EVER wanted to sleep. But he was a good baby and his parents loved him.

 One day he grew into a little boy. He was a bright child who said interesting things all the time. All the time.
 "We're going to ride on a boat. We're in a big white car. Is our car white? We have a big white car and we're going to ride on a boat. Is Ash-a-lee sleeping? I think Ash-a-lee is sleeping. Is the sun in my window? Is it sunny outside? is it sunny outside? it's sunny outside..." and so forth.
 He made his parents laugh every day. He helped them learn to be less selfish and more loving, especially when runny noses, dirty diapers, and sleepless nights were involved.
 He had fun playing with his grandpa with "two hairs."

 And he had fun playing with his Thomas trains for hours and hours at a time.

 He grew bigger and soon he had a little sister and brother who wanted to become just like him. Ethan tried to be patient, even though they were sometimes a little annoying. He took good care of them.

 He loved all of his relatives.
One day when Grandpa was setting up a train table for him, Ethan rubbed Grandpa's arm and said, "I looove you."
Grandpa said, "You only love me because I buy you these things, don't you."
Ethan nodded and said in a dreamy voice, "Yeah."

 He aspired to become many things as he grew up. A wizard, an astronaut, a scientist, a lego creator, and a really good person.

 His story isn't finished yet. He still doesn't know what he'll be when he grows up. But he has time. For now he gets to be a kid, and learn and grow every day. But what he has become already is a smart pre-teen with a sensitive heart, who love the gospel, loves his family, and loves trying new things...
Including chocolate covered bugs.

Here's to the next 11 years, and all the love and laughter and tears it will bring us. Happy Birthday, Ethan!
We love you


  1. Happy Birthday, Ethan!!! I still remember him as a big headed baby boy :))) And how he used to say Ashalee :) He's such a good boy!