Happy 4th Birthday Ethan!

ethan in his sleeping bagFour years ago we welcomed Ethan into this great world. We were living in Eugene, Oregon where Laura was teaching in the Eugene School District and I was entering my second year of graduate school at the University of Oregon. He arrived rather quickly at 7:47pm at Sacred Heart Hospital in downtown Eugene. We weren’t unprepared for him, but we also didn’t know what to expect. He’s our first child.

Four years later (and we know for a lifetime) his sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy continue to make us happy. He loves his sister Autumn, playing and hiking in the outdoors, reading books, and using his imagination. He’s taught us a lot about ourselves and allowed us to look at the world through a different set of lens. We’ve also become better event planners as we try to make every birthday and holiday a memorable one for him.

Today, he’ll have a western theme birthday party complete with cowboy hats, western cake, stick pony races, and more. He’s very excited about having his friends over as they celebrate with him. Have a wonderful day Ethan!

Ethan’s Photo Album (August 2010 – July 2011)

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