Friday, June 25, 2010

Ethan - 21 Months Old

I feel like there is so much of Ethan that I am not calaloging. There are so many cute things he does (not says) and I want to share them. So I am going to try and keep up to date on Ethan.

At 21 months he is still not talking. More of an attitude issue than anything else. He doesn't feel the need to talk. He grunts and points and I pretty much figure it out. He does have moments where he will say a work, very clearly but he doesn't repeat them. If you ask him to say something he will either 1) ignore you, or 2) mouth something. He doesn't like to play the trained monkey game and doesn't do any tricks for company.

Ethan is really into the movie Cars right now. He will wake up in the morning, run out to the couch, climb up point to the tv and say "vroom, vroom". It is very cute. He could watch that movie over and over again. I also bought Finding Nemo, Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. but being that he comes from a long line of "car guys" he doesn't want to watch them.

He also has the complete set of "Cars" from the movie and loves to just run them up and down the ottoman and put them in and out of the trailer. I was reading that "Cars 2" will be coming out next year, which will be good so that I will have good segway to decorate his upstairs rooms and move him out of the office then.

On a recent visit to the World Aquarium we got him a stuffed clown fish, whom I named Edison. I love that name and since I won't be having any more kids, I felt the need to use it. He doesn't hold Edison or play with him during the day but at night, he lays Edison on his pillow and I cover them both up with the blanket and he looks and him and goes to sleep. I am sure that this doesn't sound like much but until we got Edison, Ethan would scream every night until he fell asleep. I feel bad now, because he was just lonely. It is oh so cute and will have to get a picture posted of Edision soon.

Ethan's other passions include tractors, preferable John Deer, and animals. He loves them. Mommy now knows all the farm equipment required to run a farm smoothly.

Ethan is very organized and likes to put away his toys. He knows that we pick up the toys and put them in the correct bin before we read books. He doesn't not like his hands to get dirty and if there is a spill, it needs to be cleaned right away. He is very concerned about other kids and whether they are happy or sad. He is very outgoing and loves to play tag with the big kids.

And most of all, he loves his Monkey, Syneca. Those two boys love each other to death and it makes me so happy. They play and laugh and play some more. Syneca takes very good care of him and they have lots of fun together.

In about 3 weeks Alicia will be here and we will be taking some more family photos outside this time. Will post them soon!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Poor Gilly... he didn't make it to see the new house. He was such a good guard dog, we will now have to get a security system. I don't think Kevin will ever allow another dog in the house (sorry boys!). It will be nice to not have to clean up after him but he sure was a sweet boy. Gilly, we love you and miss you dearly!!!!!!!!! I'm sure there are lots of socks for you to run with where ever you are!

Monday, March 8, 2010

We're moving again

I am so surprised at how quickly time flies when you have a child. I can't believe my last post was September 2009! So much has happened since then. I didn't even blog Ethan's first birthday! Eeek! Of his first steps! Eeek! Such a bad Mom. For the record though he had a great party and did start walking at 14 months. At 17 months, he is still not talking but definatly knows what you are saying to him. He has the head shake - No! down really well.

Since my last blog, I was laid off again and recently changed careers into Finance. While I am still getting used to it, the pace is much slower than expected. I don't think I will ever be happy! Ha!

Kevin and I found our dream home and we recently put our house on the market. We are building a new house which won't be ready until May (Kevin says June, the builder says April). We have a frame and a roof but no walls yet. I am so excitied as to how wonderful it will be. All the kids will have thier own rooms. Kevin and I's room will be far away from those rooms! All will be well. I hope some day I will get the pictures off the camera and onto the internet.

Family Photos

We finally got everyone together and over Christmas had our first family photo shoot. It was evening so we don't have too many of Ethan smiling but they came out great.

December 23, 2009
Syneca - 13
Alicia - 6
Ethan - 15 months

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Ok, there is one problem with buying your baby stuff at a consignment store. The stuff that was purchased for the winter was done in August. So the adorable Tigger costume that was supposed to fit a 12 month old baby was way too small. But I put it on him anyway because I am him Mom and it is my job to torture him. He did take the little Tigger and put it in him mouth and shake it just like Gilly taught him.

And what would Halloween be without Kevin and I's pumpkin renditions. This year we took on each other. Doesn't it look like Kev?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ethan's favorite toy

Ethan's two favorite things in life, his truck and Syneca. He is such a big boy