Saturday, June 27, 2009

Swimming on Saturday

We spent the first part of our time swimming with his arm floaties on then he wanted to be like his big brother without, so we went where he could reach and had a blast.

Brandon does a great job swimming underwater, but not quite as good on top, we're still working on that part.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Half boy, half fish

I found a pair of arm floaties for Ethan and boy does he have fun.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Here is a little bit of Ethan at the pool after we'd been there for 2 1/2 hours. He was exhausted but still didn't want to leave.

Brandon doing some flips underwater.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ethan started his therapeutic horseback riding again today. He has been talking about it for a couple of months. When we got there he was ready. They got out the steps and he didn't want their help, he climbed up there and got on himself! Karen, the main lady there was just amazed at how how much he has changed since last year. I think a lot of those changes have been just since this recent surgery. He is concentrating quite a bit in the pictures. But he did try to smile at me every time he went by because I told him I was going to take some pictures to share with Daddy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Karate and playing possum

Ethan says that he he knows karate and kung fu from watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoons. We just watched Scooby Doo and the Samurai sword so I guess he has been 'trained' by that as well. Here he is showing off his ninja skills. Notice that he's doing all this kicking and jumping without his braces on, and only falls once. He even squatted down a lot lower than he has in a very long time. After that he lays down to rest ie. playing possum, and I got some good tickling in. I love that laugh.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


We went to the pool yesterday afternoon for the first time. Ethan loved it. He would use his arms to walk himself along, then get up for breath and go again. We only got to swim for about 45 minutes then the thunder started and we had to leave. I think he can't wait for the next warm sunny day.

Awards Assembly

Ethan at his awards assembly at the last day of school.
Ethan got a Math Wizard award for learning his doubles up to 10!!! Great job Ethan!

Field trip to Runge

Brandon and one of his best buddies checking out a frog on the side of the path.

Good thing it was just the skin and not the stink.