Here’s our little rooster.
“Hey buddy. Hey buddy! HEY BUD-DEEEEE!”
It’s 6:30 in the morning, and Ethan’s voice, escalating in volume and urgency, is coming through the monitor two feet from my dozing head. Somebody’s ready to start his day. And somebody’s not…but that’s irrelevant. :) My alarm clock has gone off. And he doesn’t have a snooze button.
I think I’ve been saying “Hey buddy” to him since he was born, so I only have myself to blame for his favorite catchphrase. He must say it twenty times a day. In fact, he just started preschool, and his teacher sent me a sweet note saying, “He kept walking up to me at various times during the day and saying ‘Hey Buddy!!!’” Yep. That’d be Ethan.
He says it to strangers. He says it when he gets nervous or excited. He says it to get my attention. If you know him, he’s probably said it to you. That’s my little buddy.
Happy New Year! I now believe that Courtney has out-bloggeed me. Tears of sorrow and joy run down my face! Who would’ve thought she’d find as much time to blog as she has. (Well, I guess that is a relative term as we are still pretty infrequent). 2011 brought us, amongst others, Asher Benjamin, born June 30th. As I write this he is playing like crazy in his bouncer while his brother looks on. They’re both a joy.
The holiday season this year was one of those once-every-seven-or-so where Christmas Day and New Year’s Day were both on Sunday, leading to church services both times; but it also leads to some weird holiday rhythms where we have to play musical days off with the schedule. Since it is hard to head out of town when holidays fall on one of the most valuable days of the week for a pastor, I’ve had some time at home to mess with the blog layout. (Courtney, I’m still working on the logo at the top. I know it looks lame to just have “The Googers” written.) It brought me back to a blog post I wrote a year ago with my goals for 2011. What would a blog be without a review of things such as that? Continue Reading…
Surely you’ve wondered, at one time or another, what Ethan does with all of his time. What? No? Well, I’m going to tell you, anyway. No school. No job. No responsibilities. Just all day to explore the house and find things to do. (Of course, he loves getting out of the house…going to the park, the library, the store, a friend’s house…anywhere…but for the times we’re at home…)
Asher will turn five months old in just a couple of days. It has been such a joy having a baby in the house again. Sure, there’s the crying. The spit-up. The pooping out of his outfits. But those are nothing compared to the sweet smell of his soft little baby head and having him lay that same head on your shoulder as he falls asleep. Babies! You gotta love ‘em. Here are some recent pics: Continue Reading…