Monday, April 23, 2007
Of course playing in the dirt,
and on Sunday Ethan's teeth were hurting so that is him all numbed up on orajel and lounging about. He honestly sat there and watched cartoons. He didn't move and you didn't dare get in his way.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Hearing the words mama each and every time.
When he walks towards me with puckered up lips expecting a kiss.
How when he hugs me, he pats my back with his little hands.
Seeing his innocent smile especially with the gap in between his two front teeth.
When he falls asleep in my arms and I get to just stare at him in amazement.
Of course there are more than just 5 but these are the ones that I remind myself when he is jumping on the couch, having a temper tantrum, throwing toys………….
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Ethan and I have this power struggle during dinner time and it always relates to who will hold the fork. I try to help him and show him how to do it but it ends up with both us losing our patience and he just ends up picking up the food with his hands. Therefore I have given him control of the fork and just realizing that if he makes a mess, he makes a mess. It can all be cleaned up. The other day we ate spaghetti for dinner and he got it everywhere. He had it in his hair and all over the seat. I have no clue if he even ate anything. He went straight to the bath after that dinner.
Other than the mess, Ethan seems to really enjoy feeding himself. He does better than expected and just stabs at his food till it gets stuck on his fork and then is really good about placing it in his mouth. I still watch him closely to insure that no fork accidents occur though!
Monday, April 09, 2007
We celebrated Easter with a little gathering of friends and neighbors at our house. There was so much good food including Eric’s smoked brisket (yum) and the different desserts that were brought. It was nice to relax with friends and let the children play. Ethan really enjoyed hunting for eggs and especially the bounty of chocolate afterwards. .We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed our little Easter. Happy Easter Everyone!
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Ethan has been saying the word top for some time now and we were confused on how he learned it being that it is rarely said. However, Eric figured out that Ethan hasn’t been saying top and has actually been saying stop. He just can’t pronounce the s yet. We know he has gotten it from us always yelling at Jager to “Stop barking”. So whenever Ethan hears barking he says “Top, Top”. It was cute until he figured out that it is not just a command for the dog. For example, Ethan was running into the TV and banging the screen with his hands. After being told twice to stop doing it and him giving us the guilty smirk, Eric placed Ethan in the naughty corner and told him to sit there. Once Eric would leave, Ethan would escape. Then Eric would walk him right back and sit him down. After the third time of doing this, Ethan starts crying “DADA TOP, DADA TOP”. It would’ve of been fine but once Eric heard this he had to turn away because he was about ready to die laughing. Of course that pushes me over the edge to the point where I needed to leave the room. We know that we can’t laugh because then he will think it is funny and continue with the bad behavior but it is so hard especially when I can still hear his voice saying Dada top!
Monday, April 02, 2007
Once we moved to Wright-Patt, we ran into a couple who seemed to have so much in common with us. They have a little boy named Ty which happens to be one month younger than Ethan and they also have a chocolate lab which happens to be Jager's love interest. We have become really good friends and our boys just do so well together. Here are some pictures of them playing and getting all wet.
Ethan loves being pushed and Ty loves pushing, perfect pair.
It's just mud Mom, dont freak out!