I've spent too much time away from my blog, and I feared that would happen with the advent of Facebook. Our son turns 6 this week, and we've been busy with him during this first year of school. Kindergarten has been OK, but he misses preschool! "I got to do a lot more fun stuff there. Now they just make us work." Since my last posting in September, here are some random "Ethanisims" from recent Facebook postings as well as references to the burglary at our house in early December:
January 23, 2011: Our son Ethan's 6th Birthday Party is today. He just told me that he's on his way to 7.
January 17, 2011: A particularly sappy Celine Dion song blasted from the car radio yesterday when I turned on the ignition causing our soon to be 6 year old son to yell "Oh COME on Dad. Turn that off and put on some real music!" I am so proud.
December 31, 2010: Ethan wanted a Mohawk for New Years Eve. Stylin'
December 25, 2010: 2:48 on Christmas Day. Our son is exhausted and napping after saying "Daddy! This is the BESTEST Christmas ever!" He's had so many....
December 22, 2010: The losers who broke into our house are in custody and we joined other victims at what the police call a victims garage sale where we retrieved much of what they stole from us though some is lost forever....my sense of disgust is intact and we hope they enjoy the holidays behind bars...for years to come.
December 22, 2010: The Mall to see Santa followed by a trip to "Planet Kid" certainly equals two of Dantes' nine levels of Hell.
December 21, 2010: 1st in line for Santa. 2 page list. "Santa doesn't need money because his elves make everything."
December 16, 2010: Happy 10th wedding anniversary today to my incredible wife Heather! I'm a very lucky guy.
December 15, 2010: The Boise Police have arrested the 2 women who burglarized our house along with about 9 others. We will recover some of our stolen goods but some things aren't recoverable -- nor replaceable. Even more creepy now that we've seen the faces of the freaks who rummaged through our stuff.
December 8, 2010: So...our house in a great neighborhood was robbed today: 2 laptops, jewelry, camera, flat screen TV & and a 5 year old's sense of security. Somethings can be replaced.
December 1, 2010: Boise Schools Closed for Snowday on December 2, 2010. Ethan asks "Why doesn't Daddy get a snowday so we can play in the snow?" Great question.
November 11, 2010: Our son woke up early today because he dreamed that "Devasators are taking over the world." If he thinks Kindergarten is tough, wait till first grade....
November 1, 2010: On Saturday, October 30, 2010, Ethan (the red-masked Ninja) and some friends enjoyed trick or treating with Governor and Mrs. Otter at the state capitol. Fun time!
October 23, 2010: My oldest brother turns 60 today. Wow...he's old.
October 17, 2010: Before promising a 5 year old a trip to a Halloween corn maze, make sure they are open on Sunday.
October 8, 2010: Grandma climbed into Ethan's treehouse despite his sign saying "No Grown Ups Allowed." A 78 year kid....
October 7, 2010: Our 5 year old declined to show his 78 year old grandmother how to play Wii by saying "No, it wouldn't be any fun cuz I'll beat you every time."
September 25, 2010: Headed to find a bar near the White House to watch the BSU game. The Obamas didn't invite me to their tailgate.
September 7, 2010: Ethan responded to my discussion about chores such as taking out garbage & emptying the dishwasher with "My allowance will be $10 a day."
September 4, 2010: Labor Day weekend. Absolutely no plans. Perfect.