It's hard to believe that we now have two teenage boys under our roof.
Where does the time go?
I remember like it was yesterday the day Ethan arrived...He was right on time, born on his actual due date. I think that was the last time he was ever on time for anything!
Ethan is our sleeper...He's been sleeping through the night since he was 5 weeks old. He is NOT a morning person and would rather stay up all night and sleep all day if he had that option.
What he is though is big hearted and the best hugger...He loves his family with no bounds and happens to be one of the best big brothers to Emma (and little brothers to Tylor). He is our adventurer. He has no fear (which will probably give me many sleepless nights), is willing to try anything and loves to travel (like his momma).
Ethan went on a camping trip this year with the entire 7th grade class. It's a tradition for every seventh grade class at their school. They hike the Appalachian Trail for a week with a pack on their back and a sleeping bag. His teacher stopped me in the hall about a week after they returned. She said, "This was THE BEST trip I have ever had with a class. Ethan was such a great leader and encourager. I never heard a negative comment out of this mouth and he continually helped and encouraged others."
She also told me one night around their camp fire the kids in their group had a very serious talk about adoption. One of the boys in their class shared that he was adopted. With tears in her eyes she said, "Ethan said to this boy, you know there is no difference with adoption. I couldn't imagine my life without my sister." And then I welled up with tears.
So here is our boy....growing up quicker than we would like but turning into such an amazing young man.
Costa Rica 2010
Costa Rica 2010