Welcome to "Ethan's
Created by his very proud Grandpa, Gerry
Reid, and last updated on 12/15/1999 .
Ethan Eliel Reid
says, "My Grandpa is great with kids! He
should have had some!"
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|Hello world! I'm just 20 minutes old, and I'm I
tired, but I just had to get a look at my Daddy! People say I look just like my Mommy did
when she was a baby.
||Ahhhh - There's nothing like that first nap in
the hospital. Now if the media and nurses will just take a break, I'll get some sleep. You
can already tell that I've got my Daddy's mouth and that great smile of his!
||My first day home, January 24, 1999 - The
journey of a lifetime has begun. - - - I think I'll take another nap.
April, 1999 |
|April 6 - I'm two and a half months old now and
I really enjoy playing with my Grandpa!
Daddy took this picture and it just cracks everyone up!
June, 1999 |
|PLEEEEEZE, Grandpa, don't tickle me again!
||Guess who I've got wrapped around my little
finger? (Hey, Grandpa - How's my web page coming along?)
July, 1999 |
has been baby sitting me
each morning for a few weeks. We are really becoming a team! I don't know who's
having the most fun.
Just like my Grandpa, I have a few opinions to share with the world,
such as . . .
"Wouldn't you rather play
with me than work late?"
This is one of my Grandpa's strongest messages to his audiences - Put Your Family First!
- If you are worried about losing your job, just consider what you'll do if you lose your
family! - And, too much time at work just might cause that to happen.
"Yeah, right - they can't
survive without you!"
My Grandpa says, "Your family can't survive without
so turn off that computer and go home on time tonight! If you are already
home, turn off that computer, go to the people you love and give them a
bunch of hugs and kisses!"
"Toes have always been more
interesting than work."
How about a game of
'This Little Piggy?' "
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|I have two teeth now, and am almost sitting up by
myself! Everyone says this is the best picture of me to date.
Of course it is
- my Grandpa took it!
|Talking about my Grandpa - - -
cracks me up! I love it when he baby sits me. We play, nap, eat, nap,
laugh, nap, and have a great time. (Don't tell anyone, but I think he
doesn't even mind changing my diapers - and that's a BIG change since my
Daddy was my age. - Just ask my Grandma!) We sure have a lot in common -
especially the napping part.
||I've been practicing making this
silly face. It makes my Mom laugh every time! Once in a while, I actually
whistle! (I'll remember to use that when I want my Grandpa to do something
Oh, no! Here comes the "Grandpa
Attack" again! Yah- HOOOO! (I love it - I love it - I love it!)
September, 1999 |
|I'm 8 months old now and I can
sit up all by myself. Hey, what's that? A new toy? For me?
||Grandpa took this picture of me
while Grandma was making faces at me. She's so cool - must have learned
all that charm from Grandpa!
||Well, Grandma - here's my best
silly face, just for you! "Ooo-Ooo, Woo- Woo!" My whistling is
really getting great. Matter of fact, it's so good, when my Daddy took me to the store recently,
he had to tell the
cashier that the whistling sound was coming from me, and not from her
October, 1999 |
love Mondays! That's the day I get to spend with my Grandpa! On our day
together we play, and eat, and sleep, and update my web page! Actually, my
Grandpa does the update while I do the playing and sleeping.
have an update without my special "Ooo-Ooo" face. I practice it
whenever I want to get someone to smile. I've got a great new face I
make while I'm eating, but Grandpa hasn't figured out how to feed me
and photograph me at the same time!
save my "handsome" smile for all the girls in my life - like my
Mom and Grandma. I sure do like to smile. Everyone says I'm a very happy
and contented baby, especially when I get these three things : "Grand
Hugs! Grand Kisses! Grandpa!"
November, 1999 |
my favorite outfit! It says, "Grand Hugs, Grand Kisses,
Grandpa!" My Grandma is helping me stand up so you can see how big
is Grandma and Grandpa's official Grandbaby rocking chair. I know
it's mine for now, so I plan to wear it out B.C. (Before Cousins!)
Daddy, Mommy, Grandma and Grandpa took me to the pumpkin patch at my
church, Rejoice Lutheran in Coppell, Texas where my Daddy is an Associate
in Ministry. Only Grandpa wanted to pose for this picture with me. In case
you were wondering, he's the one on my right.
bought me a pumpkin for Halloween (even though he really doesn't like
Halloween) - He told me, confidentially, that I was the cutest pumpkin in
the whole field - and who wants to argue!
December, 1999 |
you ever contemplated a spoon? I have and it usually tells me it's time to
By the way, I still make this silly face to everyone I
meet - it has become my way of saying, "Hi, I like you!" (It
works on everyone!)
Grandpa! Speaking of lunch . . .
I sure enjoy my Monday's with Grandpa - I'm
getting better and better at wearing him out in just 10 hours, but he
never complains. Grandma can't understand why he's so tired at the end of
our day together.
comes home for lunch on Monday's so we can visit. We sure do laugh a lot,
especially when we play "one.... Two... THREE!" I always know
something great is going to happen on THREE, but, I never know exactly what!
the best picture to date (according to Grandpa.) It shows my teeth and my
happiest smile. I've got five teeth now with the sixth and seventh ready
to bust out any minute. I'm sure my Grandpa will update my page as soon as
the Christmas pictures are processed, so stay tuned!
Meanwhile, have a very Merry Christmas and
don't forget what Christmas is all about - A wonderful baby! (Jesus was
the most beautiful baby ever - and he certainly was the most important!)
Well, that's all for now. Be
sure to give my Grandpa a call the next time you need a really great guy to
inspire your people - He sure inspires me! (And, I think I just might fire him
up a little bit, too!)
His business information is right here: (When you
call him, say "Ethan told me to call!" - Maybe I'll get a commission!)