Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Last Firsts


Ethan turns one in less then one month.
It will be my LAST first birthday party.

Sure, my dad says, "No, have more." But in my heart, I know our family is complete.

So, we've started experiencing the last of the firsts.

Ethan took his first steps last month. He's getting better, but he's pretty wobbly still.

He also has figured out how to clap (finally). He loves to cheer for the Tigers with his daddy...the last first time I'll get excited over someone clapping.He'll (one day) get a first haircut. I hope he can wait until we visit Louisiana in the summer, because I'd love my last first hair cut to be with Nicole, same as Bren and Jack...

The funny thing, at the other end of things, Brennan is my first first. He's my first to lose teeth (he lost the first top middle one Monday during FHE on skype with my parents!), first to go hang out at a friend's house after school, first to read, etc.

Before you go feeling sorry for Jackson for being the second first...let me tell you, he's had his fair share of first firsts, too...he was the first to cut his own hair, first to get seriously sick (pneumonia) and the first to eat a hot dog. He's got his own little collection of them, and he seems pretty proud of himself...so please, sure he's the middle child but he gets to try new things, too.

I love experiencing my children's firsts with them. I am so grateful to be able to be home with my children and be part of their every day life. I know it is not always possible for some to do this. Thank you Bart for working so very hard at a job you can barely stand so that I may experience these firsts...It means a lot to me and I love you!



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Lorin and Heather said...

Jessica, I teared up reading this. Our children are at the exact same stages in life and I think that is why. I wish we lived closer so we could hang out. Your boys are so darling. You are an awesome Mom and Bart is an awesome Dad, your family just rocks!!!

Lexi said...

Awww, that is bittersweet! I love that you capture all of these firsts! I always forget. Guess that's why I won't win Mom of the Year award. LoL!

Jenn said...

How sweet! Ethan is so adorable. I hope Nicole gets to cut Ethan's hair too. What a great tradition! Enjoy it while it lasts!

ellemenopii said...

What a great post! I feel very lucky and blessed, too, to be able to stay home and I am able to for the same reasons as you....Tracy works very hard at job that he can barely stand, too. Good guys, we have.

Angelkris said...

Now it's time to take bets on who will be the first to do other stuff-

First to bring home a stray animal
First to break curfew
First to get an unacceptable grade

Even though there is 5 years between the youngest and oldest, like you said, the oldest doesnt do eveything first!

I'm the youngest, but I was the first to get a tattoo, first to drop a class due to a failing grade, first to have kids, etc.

Gwengom said...

Such a sweet post!!