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Monday, July 30, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Yesterday was Ethan’s 18-month check-up. After waiting an hour to see the doctor Ethan was in no mood to poked and prodded. He weighed in at 25 lbs and is now 33 inches tall. As soon as Ethan’s clothes were back on and we had seen the doctor, he walked out of the room, got into his stroller and started to buckle himself up. It was as if he was saying, “They did what they had to do, now let’s go.” Thankfully, there were no shots at this visit.

Ethan has so many teeth and enjoys brushing them more than any other kid I know. He knows that brushing them comes after bath time but before bedtime. Lately he has just been associating sleeping with brushing. Once I say that it is naptime, he starts pointing to his teeth while saying “teeth” to show me that we must not forget what we do before going to sleep. He does have the spitting thing down but forgets that he cannot swallow before he spits so we are still working on that. We are grateful for training toothpaste that are not harmful if you happen to swallow.

Of course, Ethan is still a ball full of energy and enjoys playing outside. He is also in the stage were he just wants to help. He will pick up the broom and tries to sweep the floor even though the broom is twice his side. He is always eager to help daddy fix odds and ends around the house and loves going and getting whatever Eric may need.

He is doing well on learning his body parts, animals and other objects. He enjoys reading books with mommy and daddy and especially loves to hear daddy read the Itsy bitsy spider book. Ethan looks so adorable when he is doing the hand signs for the spider. He puts his whole body into it. He also loves seeing trains and trucks. Every time we see a train, Ethan is right beside us going choo-choo.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

He's a hottie!

Ethan trying to check his temperature.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Daddy's truck

Ethan had fun playing in Daddy's old truck or as he calls it "chuck".

Monday, July 09, 2007

Ethan’s 1st Camping Trip

This past weekend we went camping with some friends of ours at one of the state parks. We had a lot of fun and Ethan enjoyed the outdoors just as much as we did. He was a little weary of the tent at first but by the next day, he started to understand that was where we were going to sleep and eventually came around. The lake was great and he had fun swimming as well as playing in the sand at the beach. I was a little worried about him when the campfire was started because I did not know if he would understand that he needed to stay away but once he saw the fire he sat in my lap just looking at it and wouldn’t budge. Something about it scared him and I was just glad that he knew to stay away. We are hoping to go again sometime soon.

Ethan and I around the fire
Ty and Ethan trying to fill up their water guns
Yes, I accidently forgot his bathing suit but remembered the sun block.
Daddy and Ethan in front of the tent