Friday, June 27, 2008
Ethan has now decided he likes table food, and he wants to try everything you're trying. So the last few nights I've been sharing off my plate. Last night we had our neighbors over for dinner and they have a little boy who's 2. So Ethan was very interested in everything he was doing and wanted to be all over the place. First, he got food all over his face and stuck to his cheeks eating in his highchair, so he was already messy. Then he wanted to crawl around on the deck and looks were deceiving b/c it didn't look that dirty, but after a few minutes, he was the dirtiest I have EVER seen him, so I had to take a picture. Can you tell he really liked being dirty? He's ALL boy!
Ethan's favorite destination these days is Brandon's bookshelf. Particularlythe Glenn Beck book and a compilation of Reagan's speeches from the 70's. So Brandon decided he should start reading the Reagan book at bedtime for Ethan since he was so interested.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Ethan turned 10 months old on Monday. It's hard to believe time has flown by so fast. He is at such a fun age where his personality is really beginning to show and he is all boy and into everything! We just added a gate to our house to keep him on one side of the house. I never thought we would have to, but I wrongly anticipated how much of a gunker this child would be!
At 10 months Ethan:
-is standing by himself. He pulls up on whatever he is playing near, then lets go and stands there, sometimes long enough to stand and clap. We think any day now he is going to take off walking!
-has 7 1/2 teeth. 4 top, 3 bottom, and 1 bottom tooth pushing through currently.
-loves most to mess with daddy's books....hence the gate.
-still isn't very interested in table food, but will eat a few baby puffs before the pretend gagging starts up.
-really knows people he sees all the time. He has smiles for mommy, daddy, and his grandparents...but he's not so sure about anyone else.
-LOVES bathtime! we have all kinds of toys floating in there...now the trick is keeping him sitting instead of standing in the tub.
-loves to be tickled! it's so fun to watch him as he anticipates it and then laughs so hard.
What a blessing this child is. So sweet and loving and entertaining. Every day we pray thanks to God for such a special baby and the opportunity to raise him.
As of last saturday, Terri and Bracy are now Mr. & Mrs. Cross. The wedding took place at Bracy's family's cabin on Petit Jean on a bluff and it could not have been more beautiful. (maybe cooler, but not prettier) I unfortunately was struck ill on Saturday with a killer stomach virus, so I had to cut the party short for myself, but it was so fun and so perfect for them. The pictures of the hanging plants are the products of the flower shower that I posted about previously. They were used as decorations at the cabin during the ceremony and rehearsal dinner, then Terri and Bracy will hang them at their new home.