Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It's being going quite well! We still let him use it when he sleeps, so I know we haven't truly conquered the paci, but we've won half the battle! I don't really think he's even noticed it's gone. I've missed the paci on a few loud car rides, I'll have to admit, though. But I didn't give in! We've been paci-free for 4 days now!
What a sweet face!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I think I'm going to have to give up on his monthly picture. Now that he's mobile, it is next to impossible to get him to lay down long enough to take a picture. But the pictures I got crack me up! It shows exactly how this photo shoot went:
- he's started eating table food (we were reluctant on that!)
- he currently prefers to feed himself table food than to be fed baby food on a spoon
- likes to push things around on the ground, especially books
- likes to dance to music
- uses the sign for 'more' when prompted
- he's back to spitting while eating (I'm guessing because he doesn't seem to want baby food anymore)
- likes to walk with his push toy
- crawling everywhere
- playing with doorstops
- opening drawers and cabinets
- sleeping all night
- will walk while holding onto our hands
- still loves his exersaucer - bounces like crazy!
- likes to pull down all his books (he looks like he's in a library selecting books)
- drinks juice from sippy cup
- he's so snuggly!
It's been a great ten months! I can NOT believe he will be a year old soon!!!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I know this picture is all blurry, but I thought it was cute how Ethan was looking up at the cow:
The good one:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Blogger is being weird and won't let me post all these videos together, so I have to do them all separately.
Ethan is doing so many fun things these days. Thought I'd share a few videos to show what he's been up to. (I have another one I'll put up later - it won't work right now)
Although Ethan's been clapping for awhile now, he's finally learned how to actually make a sound with his hands, which he thinks is pretty cool. He claps A LOT these days.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
While Lonnie and I were out on a date Friday night, Ethan decided to have his first accident. Dustin, Joanna, and Lexi were watching him. He was standing at his little activity table and somehow fell onto it, cutting open his chin. But I think he was a trooper! Joanna said he only cried for a few seconds. But it sure did look pretty yucky when we got him up this morning...
So, this is the beginning. I'm sure we will have plenty of broken bones, scrapes, and bloody noses, knees, elbows, etc. in our future!
Thanks to Aunt Jo, Uncle Dustin, and cousin Lexi for playing with Ethan so we could enjoy some time away!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
In our hunt for things to entertain Ethan today, we found an unopened toy from one of our baby showers. Our lucky day! It served for good entertainment for Ethan, and possibly even more for us! We loved watching him chase that tractor around. Even more entertaining is watching him get distracted by the doorstop, which is apparently more exciting than any toy. Enjoy! :)
The next best thing to playing outside:
(oh, and in case you were wondering, sick boy=Mommy doesn't have to take a shower or put on real clothes all day)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
We are praying for a VERY quick recovery. The last 24 hours have been very trying, to say the least. We are completely exhausted, both physically and emotionally. It's so hard seeing him so miserable. He's been a diffferent child the last two days. We're hoping for our sweet, loving, smiley baby boy back soon!
(Thanks Jenny and Rachel for all your advice)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
It's been a long day! Lonnie had to work, so luckily I was feeling better and could take care of Ethan (but that didn't keep me from calling Lonnie about 20 times asking when he was coming home!). He's been really cranky this evening, and we actually just put him down at 6:00.
Lonnie enjoyed some extra cuddly time with his little man yesterday after picking him up.