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S: The Whatcott Family Album 2011

FC: The Whatcott Family Album | 2011

1: Happy New Year 2011 Kelsie came to visit on New Year's Eve and stayed for a couple weeks! | Aunt Kelsie brought Christmas gifts for Ethan. | Ethan loves his Aunt Kelsie. | New Shoes!

2: Central Park on 1.1.11 | Above Left: Ethan was bundled up very well for the long day in Manhattan! Above Center: Times Square Left: Kelsie & Ethan in Penn Station Below: The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in NYC | Central Park

3: We also visited the Fire Island Lighthouse and drove to Montauk to see the lighthouse there. | 1.3.11 - Fire Island Lighthouse | 1.11.11 Beach in South Hampton | Montauk Lighthouse | Fire Island Lighthouse

4: Snow much Fun Kelsie was so excited to play in the snow so we went in the front yard of our apartment complex where the snow was a few feet deep. Dave threw a snowball at Sheena & Ethan and that's when Ethan decided it was time to go back inside. 1.12.11

6: Ethan is standing on his own! Above: Ethan playing with Daddy - he would stick his fingers in Daddy's mouth and crack up laughing when Dave would chew on them. 1.27.11 Left & Bottom: Ethan is standing up! He could pull himself up and reach for his spin toy on the jumperoo. 1.2.11 Bottom Right: Kelsie rocked Ethan to sleep. 1.1.11

7: Ethan had fun pulling his diapers out of the bin! 2.2.11 | Ethan laughing at himself in the mirror.

8: Ethan is One Year Old | February 8, 2011

9: We had a birthday party at home for Ethan and he got some new clothes, a Nemo fish & a Lightning McQueen car. | Some new toys from Grandma's gift card to Babies R Us! | Exhausted baby after a fun day!

10: Ethan's one year old baby pictures & our new family pictures. 2.2011

12: Happy Valentine's Day! February 14, 2011 David took Sheena & Ethan out to eat with some friends at Dave & Busters. Sheena made Dave a card and so did Ethan. She also decorated the dining table with pink hearts and chocolates.

14: Sheena & Ethan visit family in Arizona | Papa & Ethan playing outside in the beautiful March weather with Scruffy. (Ethan - 1 year) | Ethan loves his Papa (Dad had a beard for his upcoming Mountain Man trip.) | This was Ethan's first time playing in grass & didn't particularly like being in it.

15: Sheena took Ethan outside all the time. The weather was so nice. We stayed with my family in the guest room. My mom borrowed toys & a stroller for Ethan to use while we were there. We stayed for a whole month (end of February to mid March). Lots of friends came to visit Ethan, too, He was one popular baby. Bottom Left Photo: Ethan loved to throw his food down to Scruffy - he would crack up laughing every time he did it. Bottom Right Photo: Papa and Ethan asleep in Barnes & Noble while the girls were shopping. | Layton Isabel | Scott & Matthew Sutton | Kelsie & Ethan wearing her headband. | Grandma cleaning Ethan after Spaghetti.

16: Ethan's 1 Year Birthday Party | My mom, sisters & I had a big 1 year party for Ethan in my parent's backyard on March 5, 2011. | Sheena, Taryn & Grandma Vicki

17: James & Sarah Whatcott, Taryn, Mom & Shawna White | Taylor | Ethan & Papa

18: Tina, Great-Grandma Whatcott, Kim, Ethan & Sheena | Taylor & Ethan | Payson, Scott, Matthew, Carol & Danny Sutton | Logan, Mary, Porter & James Blau + Sheena & Ethan | Jaime, Jewel & Janaye Hewson,

19: We had cupcakes, chocolate "mud" cups with gummy worms, and green rice krispie treats along with the BBQ. The tables had green flowers with balloons and little bubble containers around it for the centerpieces. My Mom rented the nice green and blue linen table cloths and chairs, too. | Sarah and Tina came early to help set up, and of course, my sisters and mom helped so much! My dad did the BBQ and we had family and a few close friends over for the party. | Taryn had her English Bulldog puppies that Daisy had and her big dog, Walter. During the party there was an air show of fighter planes that flew over us. Bottom Right: Sterling Larsen & his daughter, Myrrhissa. | Ethan got lots of nice gifts, some clothes & toys, and before we left to go home, Tina brought over some stuffed animals for us to take - which is where Ethan got his favorite yellow monkey! Tina said that David used to have a monkey when he was little boy, too. | Taryn

20: Whatcott Family Time | Ethan & I went over to eat Sunday dinner with the Whatcotts a couple times and spent one day with Kim, Tina, Ryan & Jakob at Schnepf Farms. | Family | Ethan loved playing with his cousins, Ryan & Jakob!

21: Schnepf Farms So fun! We went to the petting farm, rode a train around the orchard, & picked vegetables from the farm! We went to McDonald's afterward where Tina & Ethan had a fun time laughing and giving high-fives. 3.12.11 | Jakob & Ryan | Kim & Tina

22: Friends & Family | My Richmond Gals - Kirsta Birkland, Jennifer O'Dowd, Me, Nancy Parmer, Rebecca Propes & Ann Tominaga | A Twilight Game Night at Krystal's hone: Me, Taryn, Taffee Eager, Shawna White, Krystal Hon | At Sara Jensen's baby shower, a friend from our old Neely Ward in Gilbert having her 7th baby, a boy she named Joshua. | Sterling Larsen, Logan & Mary Blau, Lee Allen with Ethan & Clayton Carpenter | Britta Bennion with her kids, Brielle & Kaleb. We went to school together & she happened to be in town visiting family, too! Ironically she was living in Buffalo, NY so her husband could attend dental school. | Eva, Clayton, Quinton & Caleb Carpenter @ his brother, Seth's, wedding. | Ava Duncan & Ethan - a play date with friend, Amanda | Ethan & Eliana Given, Evisa's baby girl from Neely Ward

23: Some of the Orfs came to visit! | Grandpa Victor & Ethan | Cousin Mikey | Uncle Mike cleaning Ethan after dinner. | Chocolate chip cookie! I took Ethan to Dana Park to shop & he loved the fountains. | Taylor & Ethan | Papa & Ethan | Taryn & her little "squish" | Skyping with Daddy! | My mom & Ethan taking a nap together. | Payson & Ethan

24: Kelsie & I took Ethan swimming! 3.19 | Helping Papa on his workbench! | "How do I get over there without touching the grass?" | Yummy bananas! | Ethan's lifting his leg off the grass because he didn't like the texture. | A new turtle! Thanks Grandma!

25: Ethan's Great-Grandpa Victor Orf came to visit! | Payson's baseball game at Mesa High. 3.8 | The flight home! | Daddy seeing Ethan push his walker around - much better at standing & beginning to walk! Dave was excited! | My brothers & sisters! | Taryn, Brock & Ethan | Kelsie & Ethan | family

26: Sheena turns 28! Dave got me flowers and an Edward Cullen birthday card & we went out to eat at Cheesecake Factory in Huntington. That weekend we visited the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and took a tour of Theodore Roosevelt's home in Oyster Bay, NY. We had lunch at a local diner. | March 25, 2011 | A new wrap that I had ordered while in AZ. | My precious boy. Cheesecake Factory

27: Theodore Roosevelt's home | Oyster Bay, NY | Ethan - 13 months | Snack time!

28: Central Park Zoo April 15, 2011 We drove into Queens, parked along the street and took the subway into the city with Deanna Ocampo & her baby, Lucia. Her husband, Bryant, met up with us later. | Can you spot the seal? | Queens - Dave & I had to carry the stroller up the stairs to the subway! | In front of The Plaza Hotel. | Hugs! | Polar Bear

29: The Park & Fire Island April 17, 2011 We took Ethan to the park near our home since the weather was finally starting to warm up from all the snow! Then we drove down to Fire Island to see the beautiful ocean. Pictures below are of Ethan eating blackberries! He loved blackberries! He discovered them while we were at my mom's house & Uncle Mike had them out for breakfast... Ethan reached into the bucket, took a handful and stuffed them into his mouth! He ended up eating the whole container.

30: Boston | Dave, Ethan and I went to Boston, MA! We also visited Salem, Plymouth & Cape Cod. In Boston we walked along the Freedom Trail and saw lots of historic sites. The trail ended at the Charleston Navy Yard where we were able to tour the USS Constitution, nicknamed "Old Ironsides," the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. It was first launched in 1797 and is known for defeating 4 British frigates in the war of 1812 when their cannon balls bounced off the side of the ship. | April 21, 2011

31: At the Charleston Navy Yard | Inside the USS Constitution | USS Constitution | Harvard | North End | Faneuil Hall | Paul Revere Home (Built in 1680) | Beautiful Blossoms! | It was so windy!

32: Salem Salem was a very interesting experience. It was fun to see the old history & our favorite part of the trip was touring the "House of Seven Gables." The roads were small and we witnessed a girl try to pass by us in her car as she side-swiped a parked car with a shocked expression on her face! (4.20.11) | The House of Seven Gables | Watching a reenactment of the witch trials. | The "Friendship of Salem" Ship | A replica of the dungeons; the wooden beam on the right is original. | Eating at Cracker Barrel on the way to MA. | Driving...

33: Plymouth & Cape Cod We visited the small town of Plymouth, MA to see where the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. We then drove down to Sandwich, which is part of Cape Cod, to do a little site seeing and eat some seafood! I had my first tastes of mussels at Captain Scott's Seafood Restaurant. (4.22.11) | Ethan playing peek-a-boo in the mirror! | Jenney Grist Mill, 1636 | Historic homes from the 1600's. | Plymouth Rock | The First Church in Plymouth | Mayflower II, Sailed from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, MA in 1957. | Our hotel; Ethan had fun!

34: April 24, 2011 I put a nest of eggs out for decoration the night before Easter and when Ethan woke up for church he was so excited to play with the eggs! He even brought one to church. He wore his handsome outfit that Taryn had gotten for him. That night we made stew with homemade rolls and invited the Ocampo's over for dinner.

35: Dave cleaned out the hall closet of our one bedroom apartment and turned it into an office so he could study in peace. He built a desk into the shelving and there was an outlet in there that he was able to use for his laptop. Below Right: Ethan at the library; I would take him there for Mother Goose library classes and let him run around after. | Library 4.27.11 | Easter Dinner | 4.25.11 | At a playgroup 4.6.11

36: Ethan at 14 Months! Ethan started walking around 14 months and started drinking out of a sippy cup at 13 months for his juice. He still liked his milk in a bottle so we kept that for another few months. He also weaned himself off of his pacifier around 14 months. | 5.3.11 | 5.5.11 | 5.3.11 | Playing at the nearby mall in Bay Shore.

37: Mother's Day May 8, 2011 Dave had lots of studying for school that weekend so we celebrated a few weeks later. At church they gave flowers to all the mothers. I enjoyed my day with my sweet boy! I love being a mother & am so happy that I have the privilege to raise such a beautiful son.

38: Riverhead We visited Riverhead on May 13, 2011. It was about 30 miles from our home and we had been to the outlets there before, but had never visited the town. It's actually a really beautiful part of long island, right between the north and south forks. Ethan had his first McDonald's happy meal on the way there and we had a picnic next to the river. We went to the Lobster Roll for dinner to get some seafood!

39: Museum of Natural History We went to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan on May 14, 2011 with our friends from our ward, Chris & Erika Herman and their baby, Britta. We also stopped by the Hell's Kitchen Farmer's Market before heading home. | Hell's Kitchen Farmer's Market

40: BBQ at Brookwood Hall | & White Post Farms | Camille & Brynne Thayer, they were in NY for the summer but from Maine. | Ethan loved the singing animals, he clapped along! | 5.25.11 - a very warm day at the petting farm | We had a BBQ by the lake with the Hermans & Ocampos | Ethan didn't like walking on grass or sand, so he stayed on the blanket.

41: Fleet Week We went to Fleet Week in Manhattan on May 27, 2011, something they do every Memorial Day. We visited Pier 88 where they had a Navy ship to tour and a nearby splash park, which was great because it was so hot! We also went to Soho and let Ethan play at the Vesuvio Playground We had dinner in Chinatown. | Dinner in Chinatown | LIRR Train | Times Square | The Kardashian Store, DASH

42: Washington, D.C. Memorial Day Weekend 2011 | We went to D.C. for Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30, 2011) and visited the D.C. Temple, the National Mall & some Smithsonian Museums. It was a very hot weekend so we tried to keep cool as much as possible! | We met up with the Hermans who were also visiting D.C. | The Reflection Pool was under construction when we went, but we had a lot of fun seeing all the sites. This was Dave's first time to go to D.C., and my third. We really enjoyed the National Air & Space Museum at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. We got a picture book and toy airplane for Ethan there. | White House | World War II Memorial | Lincoln Memorial | Washington Monument | D.C. Temple

43: Trying not to touch the grass! | The Capitol | The cute homes! | National Air & Space Museum (4 photos) | National Museum of Natural History | Elephant Leg | Shuttle Enterprise | National World War II Memorial | Ethan is half closing his eyes, getting ready for the camera flash!

44: We Love the Beach! 5.31.11 Islip Beach 6.4.11 Bay Shore Marina Splash Park at Benjamin Beach & tour of the historic Gibson-Mack-Holt house in downtown Bay Shore 6.8.11 Glen Cove on the North Shore & trip to Ikea | 5.31.11 | 6.4.11

45: The water at the splash park was a little cold, but Ethan still loved to run around the shallow area! | Ethan got a bad diaper rash so I let him run around the house with a towel wrapped around him! 6.5.11 | Photos on Right: Glen Cove. It was beautiful, but there were so many bugs we couldn't stay. Ethan got a new toy from Ikea on that trip! Bottom Right: Sweet sleeping baby is outgrowing his crib!

46: Strawberry Festival June 3, 2011 We went with some friends to a local Strawberry Festival where they had carnival rides and games! | Camille Thayer & I took Ethan & Brynne to "Fun4All" in Port Jefferson. They loved playing in the indoor play area & Ethan ran around the entire building! It was so cute to see them climbing and exploring new things! 6.2.11 | Brynne & Ethan each took off their right shoe! | Erika, Chris & Britta Herman, Deanna, Bryant & Lucia Ocampo & us (Camille is taking the photo) - Deanna won that fish & gave it to us. It died a few days later, right after we put it into a nice big bowl & bough fish food.

47: Ethan & Brynne playing at the restaurant where we ate Columbian food after the festival. Ethan taught her how to do a "crazy baby" face! | Chris won a rose for hitting the bell 3 times!

48: Dave & Ethan got matching purple ties to wear for Father's Day. Dave had to study that night but before he left he opened the gift that Ethan & I got him. Ethan's feet & hands were stamped onto a canvas paper and I used my cricut cutter to spell the word "love" over them. We put our masterpiece in a frame to hang over his new desk. Ethan had a lot of fun making hand-prints so we also made a matching card. June 19, 2011 | Ethan giving kisses!

49: Blowing kisses! | Playing at the park! 6.20.11

50: Ethan & I went to Gilgo Beach on June 10, 2011 with Erika, Deanna & Camille & their babies. We found big seashells, ate strawberries and most of us moms got sunburned! | Luckily we went right before they started charging to park! ($35/car) | Britta Herman | Lucia Ocampo | Ethan loves strawberries! | Playing with mommy's hair. | Gilgo Beach | The ride home. | Erika Herman & Deanna Ocampo | Camille & Brynne Thayer, Ethan & Sheena

51: We had a swim party for Lucia's 6 Month "1/2 Birthday" on June 29, 2011 at Camille's house. They had a little dog named Chewy that Ethan had a lot of fun playing with! He would laugh & laugh throwing the ball to it! | Deanna also had a pool so I brought Ethan over a few times to swim. One day we found a small turtle in the pool! Photo Below: Ethan grabbed a nectarine from the fruit bowl and starting chomping in! Guess I didn't need to cut up his fruit anymore! | Brynne & Ethan | Lucia & Deanna

52: J U L Y 4 | We had dinner with the Hermans on July 4, 2011 (home-made Café Rio salads since we were both from the west coast) & then drove down to a residential street in Bay Shore to watch the firework display over the ocean. Ethan loved watching them! Left Photo: Ethan giving Britta kisses!

53: Ethan dancing to Neil Diamond playing from Dave's phone! | Delicious pudding & jell-o cake! My mom makes these & I wanted to try. | Dave, Sheena, Ethan, Erika, Britta & Chris

54: Bubbles!

55: July Photos {Ethan - 17 Months} Photos Opposite Page: Ethan's Play Group at library class. I would take him to the beach afterward to have a picnic. He was hesitant to stand on the sand and I think the small waves scared him but eventually he was brave enough to walk in it. 6.30.11 Above Right: Tanner Splash Park with friends! 7.22.11 Bottom Right: Ethan loved to pick flowers and would hold a petal in each hand while he ran around the complex. Bottom Left: I collected blooms from spring and pressed them to frame! | Giving Kelsie kisses! | Skyping with Grandma & Kelsie 7.25.11 | Erika & Britta, Deanna & Lucia | Islip Beach for lunch! Ethan & I searched for seashells and went swimming in the ocean! | Too big for Britta's chair!

56: Ethan loves to play with lap-tops so Dave gave him this old one to play with! It's the new "weight app". | Ethan Boy | Our precious boy! Ethan loves to color! 8.15.11 | Ethan loved to plug the cord into the lap-top, too, he is so smart! | Typing on the keys. | Uh-oh! Coloring on the walls! | ...& on the mirror! | It's amazing how much of a sense of humor Ethan has at such an early age! He learned this look from his mama because I would look at him like this if his food was too hot & I'd say, "you ok?" | Photos Opposite Page: The Hermans moved to Washington (where Chris was from) for a new job. We had a going away BBQ at the West Islip Beach & it was a very windy and cloudy day! | 8.5.11 | 8.6.11 | 8.15.11

57: Playing soccer on the beach! 8.6.11 | Chris, Dave & Bryant | The Ocampos, us & the Hermans

58: Ethan's 18 Month Baby Pictures Ethan turned 18 months on August 8, 2011. His pictures were taken at JCPenney on August 21st. The cute blue overall outfit was from Sue Taylor, Grandpa Victor Orf's friend. The Chinese outfit was from Dave's mom, Tina, when she went to Hong Kong a year earlier. The monkey is also from Tina when we visited in March.

60: Our flight from JFK to PHX was delayed about 6 hours due to a thunderstorm. Poor Ethan was so exhausted! We let him run around the terminal for awhile & we took turns chasing him. Here he is watching Baby Einstein on Dave's phone. Our flight finally left around 1:00 am and it was so hard trying to let Ethan sleep across the both of us... that was a very long night. | We stayed with Dave's family in their guest room and visited my family as well. One of the first days we were there we let Ethan run around in the sprinklers in my parents backyard. Dave's parents bought a pool for Ethan that we played in almost every morning, too. We were not used to the AZ heat, but it was so nice to see family! We left Ethan with my family one night while Dave & I had a night alone & breakfast the next morning at Denny's! | Taryn is pregnant! | Taryn & Brock announced that they were having a baby on August 21, 2011. Her due date is April 8, 2012. They wrapped a t-shirt for Ethan to open that says, "Favorite Future Cousin" and we were all so happy & surprised! She has been very lucky so far - no morning sickness! & she is still working out every morning - Amazing! | Beautiful Arizona | Payson, Taylor, Dad, Mom, Taryn, Brock, Sheena, Dave, Kelsie, Ethan

61: ARIZONA August 19 - September 1, 2011 Dave, Ethan & I went to visit family for a week in AZ after Dave's first year of PA school was finished. We came in late August rather than the winter months to avoid any airplane delays because of weather, but, it turned out that Hurricane Irene came through Long Island the day we were supposed to fly back! Our flight was delayed 5 days, but luckily Dave found a red eye flight to the White Plains Airport a day after the hurricane so he could make it back in time for his first rotation in Flushing, NY. | Kelsie took Ethan swimming at the Sutton's pool next door. | Giving Scruffy a bath!

62: Playing with Jason's slinky. | Celebrating Jason's birthday! | Jakob & Daniel 8.21.11 | Tina took Ethan outside to run around for about 30 min. & he came back in so hot & sweaty! | ...so I gave him a bath! (This was his 1st time having a bubble bath!) | Payson & Ethan 8.23 | Ethan loved playing with Scruffy! | Hitting his head for Taylor. | Papa playing with Walter. | Kelsie came over to the Whatcott's home to play with Ethan. 8.22 | Ethan hates trolls.

63: Having dinner with family at Costa Vida! 8.26.11 | Ethan fell asleep on the way to Pool Chlor (Dad's office) from Gymboree. My mom had the carseat so we were going to pick it up. 8.31 | At Dad's office. 8.31 | Chick-fil-A lunch at Dad's office. | Taryn & I took Ethan to a Gymboree class! | Dave & I at Costa Vida | Ethan playing with his straw | Ryan & Jakob | Walking with Grandma to Paradise Bakery at San Tan Mall 8.23 | Helping Papa 8.31 | Taryn & I took Ethan to the Arizona Museum for Youth where they have a toddler play area. We met up after with my mom who was at a nearby knitting class and we all walked to a nearby ice cream shop in downtown Mesa. 8.27.11 | At the JFK Airport waiting for Dave to pick us up.

64: Babylon Town Hall Park September 3, 2011 We took Ethan to play at a park in Lindenhurst, near the Babylon Town Hall. We went a pizza place in downtown Lindenhurst after for dinner. Some little girls at the park thought Ethan was so cute and chased him around! He was done with that once one of them caught him and started dragging him around the park... then he wanted his mama to hold him. The weather was beautiful and so was the area with flowers and trees everywhere and a lake with a fountain in the middle of it.

65: Ethan - 19 Months Deanna gave us a bouncing zebra (top left) when we helped pack up Lucia's room & Ethan loved it! Grandma bought Ethan a talking Elmo! (I had already bought him a non-talking Elmo that he didn't like to play with, but once he got the other one he got them both out!) I would sometimes take him to Barnes & Noble for storytime and on one trip he found a stuffed animal puppy so I got it for him. (Above photo - he is giving his new puppy kisses!) Ethan learned how to walk hunched over and we called it "old man baby" & whenever we would say that he would start walking hunched over. The Ocampos had a going away party on Sept. 24th at TGI Fridays. They moved to Salt Lake City, UT. Ethan got a balloon from the party. | Church 9.25.11 | Ethan smelling flowers at Brightwaters Park 9.30 | Ocampos going away party. | Sweet baby is getting so big! 9.17 | Rocking Ethan to sleep. 9.19 | Eating cereal with a spoon. | "Old Man Baby" 9.28 | 9.22 | 9.21 | 9.6

66: Ocean Beach {Fire Island} | We visited Fire Island by ferry for the first time on September 5, 2011. We went with the Ocampos who had been before. Ocean Beach was a very cute small beach town with lots of little boutiques and a family friendly beach with a playground, too. Dave & I brought our lunch to have a picnic and we all had dinner together at a local restaurant where I ordered clams for the first time! I also found my first sand dollar at this beach and had a lot of fun searching for seashells. | On the ferry - it was very windy!

67: Deanna brought her nephew Tanner, who fell asleep eating his hamburger! | Nap time | "Doggy!" | Bryant & Deanna | Lucia playing in the sand!

68: Orient Beach {North Fork} We drove to the farthest East point on the North Fork and despite the hours of traffic from all the pumpkin patches and winery events it was a beautiful drive and well worth it! We arrived just before sunset & got some beautiful pictures. October 8, 2011 | The beach had a lot of rocks and pebbles that we collected. | Ethan & Dave throwing rocks into the ocean! | Ethan & Daddy

69: Giving Grandma kisses! 10.4.11 | Drawing with chalk outside our apartment. 10.1.11 | Ethan loved to play with the camera and one day took pictures of Mommy, so talented! 10.5.11 | Vineyards in North Fork | Ethan took a good nap on the way there, I love how he sleeps with his hands behind his head!

70: We got a babysitter for Ethan & all went into the city for a matinée showing of "Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway! It was amazing! We went out to eat in Chinatown afterwards and walked through Columbus Park where there was an oriental couple singing a duet that was very cultural. The original plan was to go to the Manhattan Temple before the musical but since I still wasn't feeling well my mom & sister went without us & Dave & I met up with them for the musical at the Majestic Theater. We went to Sag Harbor and East Hampton after taking Ethan to his library music class on Monday, October 17th. We took some pictures at a beach in East Hampton that was beautiful! We even saw a mansion with a private walkway to the beach. On the way home we took Ethan to a pumpkin patch then stopped by the Pottery Barn & Williams Sonoma Outlets! | Mom & Taryn come for a visit! October 12 - 21, 2011 I was so happy to have my mom & sister out! Unfortunately I got sick the day that they flew out so I was in bed for the first few days. They both ended up getting sick once they got back home, too. We got a rental car so we could travel around since Dave was using the truck for his school rotation. They went to Cold Spring Harbor the first day they were here (without me). We all went to Fire Island on Sunday to see the ocean at sunset & drove around Brightwaters & Babylon to show them our neighborhoods. | My crazy hives from being sick.

72: NYC | We went to the city on October 18, 2011. We started in Central Park where we had a vegetarian picnic in "Strawberry Fields." We walked around the upper west side looking for sites from the movie, "You've Got Mail." We also went to Soho where Ethan played in the Vesuvio Playground and where we saw the actor Liev Schreiber playing with his kid. We bought some purses, too! That night we walked the Brooklyn Bridge. | The night before they left we went to the "Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze" in the Hudson Valley. It was a couple hour drive, but beautiful! We stopped by Sleepy Hollow on the way there and saw some of the sites, like the Headless Horseman Bridge & the Cemetery, which was huge! We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant called "Guadalajara" in Ossining & it was delicious! The Blaze was amazing, they had thousands of pumpkins on display that had been carved and lit into different sculptures. Ethan got a pumpkin toy that lit up and spun around! He was not happy to be there though, so Dave and I had to rush through. 10.20.11 | Upper West Side | Vesuvio Park | Soho | Picnic at Central Park | Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

73: FAMILY | Sleepy Hollow, Hudson River | Dinner | Ethan & Grandma | Taryn, Ethan, Mom, Sheena & Dave | A new toy!

74: Philadelphia | We visited Philadelphia for the first time on October 22-23, 2011. We saw the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall & Washington Square where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was buried. We also saw the grave of Benjamin Franklin. We drove by the Edgar Allan Poe National Site but it was near the "projects" so I didn't want to get out of the car! | "We must all hang together, or, assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 | Independence Hall - Where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The head chair above is original to the room. Dave & Ethan are standing in front of the West Wing where they had one of the copies of the Declaration of Independence on display. It was very neat to see, it even had writing on the document from where it had been edited. (Photo above right: What is believed to be used for the signing of the declaration.) | Philly Cheesesteak | Hugs! | Throwing sand into his hair!

75: Sesame Place October 22, 2011 On the way into Philadelphia we went to Sesame Place for Ethan. There was a parade that Ethan watched from Daddy's shoulders & he clapped along to the music, too! | Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | Coney Island - We drove by on the way home. | "Big Bird's Nest" | "The Count's Maze" | Grave of Benjamin Franklin | Grover is my fave! | Telly is Dave's fave!

76: David is 31!! | We celebrated David's 31st birthday on October 24, 2011. We had his favorite meal, spaghetti, with gifts & cake & ice-cream! Ethan especially loved the candles. | A gift from Ethan | A shirt from Tina! | Ethan fell asleep on Daddy... that never happens! So sweet.

77: I had a surprise baby shower for Jennifer Bair , a friend from the ward, who was having her 4th baby, a boy, after 3 girls! We had a play date in our home & opened some gifts, played some games & ate some food! | Playing outside! Poor little guy cut his lip right after this pic when he tried to jump off the curb. 10.28 | My gift from NYC! | Glendys & Cynthia LaFleur, Sheena & Ethan, Jennifer ,& Kami Waszkiewicz | (Natalie & Ella Edwards in this pic) | My first diaper cake I've ever made! | It was very quiet in Ethan's room so I went to check on him & found him reading! 10.26 | I got these clothes for her, too! | It snowed on 10.30.11!! | We took Ethan to a b-day party at Chuck-E-Cheese & he loved the singing mouse! He sat down & started clapping!

78: Happy Halloween | Dave is Tarzan, I'm Jane & Ethan is our monkey | My poor monkey wasn't feeling good so we didn't go trick-or-treating at the church activity. | "What is that?!"

79: Ethan & I carved our pumpkin into a bat before going outside to pass out candy! He went trick-or-treating to our neighbor's house and then just wanted to run around in the grass. He loved the candy bowl, though, he especially liked the starburst... not to eat, just to hold. At church they had an activity & we got to decorate a room to pass out candy - ours was the best! I made the bats out of black paper & got the idea from the Martha Stewart website. Dave had a strobe light going & a misting cauldron. 10.31.11 | Candy in one hand, a rock in the other. | Our apartment | The Edwards - Glen, Natalie, Angie, Abby & Ella | The Waszkiewicz - George, Kami, Georgie & Gabby (Jersey Shore!) | The Urbans with Georgie & Gabby | Brandi, Ezekiel & Hyrum Carl | Phillip, Glendys & Cynthia LaFleur | Isabel, Breanne & Sophia Bair with Abby & Angie Edwards | Bishop Rathgeber with Dave's wig! | The hoodlums in our ward. | Chili Cook Off | Ethan's 1st Trick-or-Treat

80: All About Ethan {21 Months - November 2011} Left: Ethan got a pillow from Grandma for Christmas (we opened it early) & he loved it! I would ask him if he wanted to go to bed at night so he could sleep on his new pillow & he would smile (meaning "yes!") Above: Long Island Children's Museum 11.19 Bottom Right: Ethan took a long shower & just played and enjoyed the hot water. He put soap all of over his face, too! He puts "lotion on the face" because he sees mommy doing that every morning with her Mary Kay. Above Right: He loves to look at himself in the mirror, especially if he has something new on... like sunglasses or a new outfit. New words this month: Uh-oh, No, Mama & Papa | Bubbles at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City, NY. 11.19 | Ethan loves to run through bubbles! (Library) | Park in Brightwaters | His favorite thing to do at the park. | Beautiful fall leaves | New pillow from Grandma! 11.11

81: 11.29.11 | ""Lotion on the face" | A new slide we found on the side of the road & cleaned up! | Ethan took Mommy's wallet to his room to play! | He loves to push his truck. | Kisses! | 11.17.11 | 11.13 New outfit from Grandma

82: Taryn, Brock & I went to the parade early Thanksgiving morning while Dave & Ethan stayed home (they were both sick). We stood at 65th Street & Central Park West to see the parade & luckily it was a beautiful day. I had bought the smallest folding stools to bring with us so we could sit while we waited. Taryn's feet got cold in her boots so we traded for awhile since I had my warm ones. Taryn was about 20 weeks pregnant and had just found out the week before that she was having a boy. So we got them a new outfit for the little guy as a gift and she ended up bringing us a beautiful, warm throw blanket as a thank you for having them over. They stayed with us for six days and luckily Dave had time off from his primary care rotation in Amityville so we could all site see together. Photo on the far right: Brock was not too thrilled about the parade & we were all tired, but I was so happy that we got the chance to go. November 23, 2011 | The highlight of the parade: Santa! | Cee Lo Green (Neil Diamond was there, too, but I didn't get a good picture.) | The crowd behind us! | Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

83: Dave & Brock cooked the turkey for Thanksgiving while Taryn & I cooked everything else. For the centerpiece I filled a vase with pine needles, found a small branch to place in it then cut out leaves from paper that we each wrote what we were thankful for on. I collected colorful leaves to use for the name cards, too. Ethan & I made a felt leave wreath. We went shopping the next day on Black Friday... I was so impressed that Taryn had so much energy being 20 weeks pregnant! I had a busy week that week. I taught sharing time, made two wreaths for relief society and got everything ready for Taryn & Brock to come down. It was so nice to have them over! | Eating pecan pie late at night! (Dave downloaded "Breaking Dawn Part 1" from the Twilight Saga! | My first oil painting of the Fire Island Lighthouse | Ethan can take pictures of himself! | Ethan took this!

84: Rockefeller Center November 25, 2011 | This was Brock's first time visiting New York City so we tried to see as much as we could in one day. We drove to Queens, parked near the Roosevelt Ave. Station and then went to Rockefeller Center. Dave & Brock got genuine NY hot dogs on the way down to the Staten Island Ferry where they saw the Statue of Liberty. Next stop was the 9/11 Memorial & then we had dinner at "Sambuca" in the Upper West Side (an Italian Restaurant that Dave & I loved the first time we visited the city.) | We took our Christmas card photo at Rockefeller Center a few days before the tree was lit. We couldn't have asked for better weather, it was mid-60's! Photos Below: Times Square, 9/11 Memorial, Staten Island Ferry & Hot Dogs in NYC. We had to print off tickets to go to the Memorial and even though it was not all complete, it was really beautiful and peaceful. | After church on Sunday we drove to Montauk where we took some more beautiful pictures in front of the lighthouse and Ethan got to see Santa Claus! He smiled at him at first and was very happy to get a candy cane, but when I tried to put him in his lap he held on to me very tight & did not want me to put him down! Right Photo: Ethan watching "Baby Einstein" on Dave's phone at the restaurant.

85: Ethan's reaction to seeing Elmo on the street! | Walking on the ferry. | Montauk Lighthouse | 9/11 Memorial - Names were engraved & lit from underneath. | 9/11 Building in progress. | 9/11 Memorial

86: December 2011 {Ethan - 22 Months} | Ethan loves to smell candles & he's very careful with the glass! I cleaned out Ethan's room & he started playing with his old jumperoo. So precious. He also loves to play outside. I let him play out on the patio with his chalk so I could get some housework done & this particular day he decided to color on the brick wall. Ethan is wearing Daddy's shirt to bed over his pajamas. Dave put it on him for fun earlier that night but when I put him to bed he wanted to keep it on. He loved looking at our little Christmas tree & playing with the ornaments. He was always asking us to turn the lights on for the tree, in his own way... since he didn't talk much he would just point & say "uhHUH." | Milestones: Drinking out of a regular cup! He started walking down the stairs the "big boy" way. He's been practicing how to jump!

87: Bay Shore Ward Christmas Party December 9, 2011 Our ward had a Christmas dinner with Christmas music performed by talented people on different instruments. Ethan went right up to the performers, then clapped & danced for them! When Santa gave him a bag of treats he gave it back to him to share. Sister Lucas gave Ethan his first lollipop & he loved it!! | Ethan pulled his monitor into the crib! | Dave built a fort in Ethan's room! | "I'm Ethan."

88: An Early New York Christmas December 16, 2011 | We celebrated Christmas early at our home in NY since we were leaving to go to Arizona to spend the holidays with family. (We surprised both families!) I gave Ethan one gift a day for a week until we left so he could enjoy his new toys. We opened the rest of our gifts the night before we left. My Mom had sent a box of oranges the day before we left so we ate almost half of them that night! Ethan loved them! I got one very big gift.... a canon camera! (the rebel t2i) I brought it with me to AZ & learned how to use it from Andrea Brewster, a friend from our old ward. Mom sent lots of toys for Ethan & Dave got the Milwaukee impact wrench that he asked for! | Smelling the trees.

89: Signing "please" to play with his new puzzle. | Gifts from Grandma! | Giving hugs to his new monkey pillow-pet. | I'm a good wife.

90: We flew into AZ December 17, 2011, late at night. Kelsie came to pick us up and we sneaked into my parents' home to surprise them the next morning. Ethan cried during the middle of the night & so that morning my parents said they each dreamed about a crying baby. Payson heard the crying, ran to his door, then turned to Taylor & said, "Taylor! There's a baby in the house!" Taylor just rolled over & said, "It's probably just Amanda." (Kelsie's friend who had just had surgery on her foot.) ha ha! We came down for breakfast before church and they were so happy to see us! Little did they know I would end up staying there for an entire month! We surprised Dave's family that night by showing up for dinner. We had so much fun being with family and playing outside in the beautiful 70 degree weather. Kelsie was a big help with Ethan. She let us sleep in her bed and she slept in the guest bed/hunting room, next to Ethan's pack-n-play. Dave's mom had asked for a custom built shoe rack for her Christmas gift so Dave spent most of our first week there building, sanding and painting. It looked amazing! Ethan loved to play with Scruffy and would throw the blanket at her then crack up laughing! We went to Goodwill and got a basket full of toys for Ethan to play with for our long stay. Photo Above: Ted, Ethan, Vicki, Kelsie, Payson, David, Sheena, Taryn (5 months pregnant), Brock, Taylor & his girlfriend, Shelby Parra | Christmas Eve

91: From Ethan's perspective: Sarah Whatcott & Rhea Dahl | Ethan & Sam Huston (Dave's cousin, Ashley's son) | The Whatcott White Elephant Exchange

92: Christmas this year was on a Sunday. We went to church with my family, opened presents with them and then went out to Queen Creek to spend the rest of our day with the Whatcotts. December 25, 2011 | Taylor playing hopscotch | Taylor & Kelsie | Ethan pointing to the garage door... he was obsessed with them! | Playing a dance game on the new kinect! | Taylor made Dad this print from all of their hunting pictures put together.

93: Lani made these cute bags, scarves & bracelets (not shown)!! | All of Ethan's new gifts from the Whatcotts! | All of mine & David's gifts from the Whatcotts! | Lani made these slippers for all the guys! | Kelsie got this train set for Ethan. | All of the Whatcott boys went shooting for a day... | Ethan & Kai

94: Schnepf Farms December 28, 2011 | We went with Dave's family to The Olive Mill in Queen Creek for lunch, then to Schnepf Farms to play! Ethan & Kai loved the hay ride & riding the tricycles. | Luke, 5 months | Ethan's "happy face" on the hay ride. | Jason & David | Tina

95: David, Sheena & Ethan | Mesa, Arizona Temple Lights | My mom came with us to see the lights. | Ethan loves music! | His favorite thing to do at Grandma Tina's house. | Visiting friends: Sterling Larsen with Myrrhissa, Dave & Ethan, Lee Allen, Lafe Harris & Jed Hewson. (Logan came, too, but I missed getting a picture with him & all the wives!) | Papa Geohagan shot a mountain lion on his hunt and brought it home for Ethan to see!

96: Greenfield Park | Ethan thinks he's walking into the ocean. | Payson's girlfriend, Lauren. | Daniel | Kai pushing Ethan | Dec. 2011

97: Whatcott Family Photos | December 31, 2011 Pictures taken by Jason. | David - 31, Sheena - 28, Ethan - 22 Months | Paul, Kai, Sheena, Ethan, David, Daniel, James LeiLani, Luke, Tina, Kim, Sarah, Jakob Jason, Ryan

99: All About Us | David Favorites Music: John Mayer Food: Spaghetti NY Season: Spring TV Show: Orange County Choppers & Mythbusters Thing to do in NYC: Nothing! (Dave doesn't enjoy the city.) Thing to do in Long Island: Be with family Place we visited this year: Boston & Arizona Milestones Finishing 1-1/2 years of Physician Assistant school! | Sheena Favorites Book: The Help & Eat, Pray, Love Music: Ingrid Michaelson, Anya Marina Food: Salads & Ice-cream & pretty much anything NY Season: Fall (the leaves here are beautiful!) TV Show: Ghost Whisperer, The Kardashians & That 70's Show Thing to do in NYC: Shop in Soho & walk through Central Park Thing to do in Long Island: Walk around downtown Babylon & sit at the beach Place we visited this year: Boston Milestones I started reading books for pure enjoyment. I took up a new hobby of painting oil & acrylics on canvas. | Ethan Favorites Book: Dr. Suess's ABC Songs: Popcorn Popping (I taught him all the signs for this one!) Toy: Puzzles, Coloring & his farm truck Cuddle Item: His "Ethan" Blankie Nursery Rhymes: Wee Willy Winkie & Teapot (he would dance to this when Grandma sang it over the phone.) TV Show: Sesame Street Food: Spaghetti, tomatoes & fruit snacks Thing to do: Turn things on & off (in the car, the light switches, etc.), Run, especially up & down ramps, swing & play on the "bouncy" at the park. Milestones Ethan started walking around 14 months!

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