Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Good Morning

Now that Ethan’s hair is getting longer he has started to wake up with some sweet bed head.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Video Time

Ethan is growing so fast! I love it! He recently learned to army crawl. I was hoping to put off the crawling until Christmas was over. I couldn't hold him back any longer. Two weeks ago he decided that he was done spinning himself in circles. He wanted to actuallly get somewhere. It all happened so fast.

Wednesday looked like this. Slow and steady.
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By Friday he was a speedy- well speedier?
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This video is just for fun. Last week Ethan started sniffing everytime I gave him a bite to eat. Nothing was sour. Everything was fresh. Mostly peas, carrots, and oatmeal. Now he will bust out this face anytime. He will squint his eyes, scrunch up his nose and and sniff away. Love this kid!
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Eight Months

Ethan Month Seven

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He loves to dance! Anytime a song comes on he just starts bobbing his head and swaying back and forth. Hilarious!

He understands the word no! Well we have at least trained him to shake his head anytime we say no. It is adorable!

He is sooo close to crawling- well army style. It is probably my fault that he isn’t already crawling, because ever since he has started licking the floor I don’t give him much tummy time. When I do he uses his arms to pull himself around.

Even though he is not crawling he can still get around. Just this morning I sat him on my bedroom floor. He scooted his way over to my dresser, pulled it open, and then stood himself up. He started to pull everything out, but he hasn’t learned that if he lets go he will fall down.

He says “dada” now.

He hates his car seat.

He is starting to get picky about where he sleeps. He will only sleep in his crib, stroller, or car seat(then only if it is in the car and the car is moving.) Although last week he took a decent nap at my in-laws. He also passed out on the bench during sacrament last week. So he is not totally picky, just pickier.

He laughs. He has been doing this for a while. Now almost anything can get him to giggle.

He loves to smile at people. He will stare at people with a big smile until they finally look at him and give him a smile in return.

He is a very active boy. He cannot stop moving. Standing, sitting, jumping, wiggling, grabbing and then repeat every 10 seconds. He will not hold still. Church is starting to get so fun ;)

He finally likes to cuddle, but only sometimes and only when he is tired. I’ll take what I can get.

He has learned to put his arms up when he wants to get picked up.

Life with Ethan just gets better everyday!

Friday, November 5, 2010

And It Begins…

The other night while attempting to get from the sitting to the crawling position, Ethan fell over and hit his head on the corner of our coffee table.  This caused his forehead to split right open. He wasn’t even phased. He cried for maybe a minute and then he was back to his very happy, very active self. He’s a tough kid. Ethan has been glued back together and is doing just fine. And as you can tell below it has really been bothering him ;)

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Now with more of this happening… (yea, he did that all on his own)

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I think this may just be the beginning of many accidents to come.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Seven Months

 Ethan Month Seven

I can’t believe another month has gone by! It is crazy how fast Ethan grows and how fast he changes. You can tell by his picture that he just keeps getting taller.

20 pounds (Only 2 pounds away from a new car seat. I am dreading this!)

He is always babbling away. He loves to say “Mama” all the time. Although, he doesn’t actually know what it means.

He is teething. This means that my pro sleeper is not such a pro anymore. He still sleeps through the night and if he wakes up it is just once. It is more of the naps that he struggles with.

I can’t decide if he will be crawling soon or not. Some days he’s almost got it and then other days he is completely clueless. I haven’t been preventing him from learning to crawl, but I haven’t exactly been encouraging him either. So that is why I think it is so fascinating that he is figuring it out on his own. It is not like there is anyone at the house crawling around showing him how it is done. I just can’t keep him off his tummy anymore. He will get himself into the crawling position anyway that he can. Then he tries so hard to use his legs to push himself forward. Mostly he just turns himself in circles or goes backwards rather than moving forward, but he will get it eventually.

He loves to stand on his own, while holding onto something of course.

He has started to pull himself up. If there is ever something at his level that he can grab onto, he grabs a hold and pulls himself up. Some days I think he may walk before he crawls.

His favorite toys are still not toys. He loves the tags on anything- clothes, stuffed animals. His favorite toy to play with on his jumperoo is the price tag.

He loves peas, carrots, apples and bananas. He hates sweet potatoes and pears. He likes all of his food cold. He wont take a bottle or solid if it is warm.

He LOVES people. He loves going to the store or anywhere in public because he gets to give so many smiles. He especially loves babies. Anytime he sees a picture of a baby he gets so excited!

We love you Ethan!

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Halloween

Ethan had an eventful Halloween weekend!

Thursday- Ethan headed to over to the Auraria Campus Fall Festival with his good buddy Brynley. They trick or treated and played games. He sported Costume #1- the skeleton.

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Friday- Ethan headed off to do more trick or treating with Brynley. This time at the Children’s Museum. He sported costume #2- the giraffe.

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Saturday- Ethan went to hang out with the other giraffes at our ward Halloween party.

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Sunday- Ethan greeted the trick or treaters disguised in costume #3- Superman.

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Happy First Halloween!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Teething

There have been a few times where I questioned whether or not Ethan was teething, but I am finally positive that the poor guy is teething. He drools non stop, his poor gums are swollen and you can feel and see those teeth about to pop through any day. (Although I say this but it could be another three months before they come in. What do I know?)

Well the only thing that comforts this poor guy is his pacifier. Which is funny because last month he wanted nothing to do with it. I almost tossed them because he wouldn't take it anymore. But sometime last week he discovered one lying around the house somewhere and he hasn't let go since. The second it falls out it is fussy Ethan in full force. Luckily, he is old enough now that he knows how to put it back in by himself. Although sometimes he doesn't get it in just right (see below). But that doesn't stop him from sucking away. He loves it just the same, if not more. It always cracks me up.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Cousins

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Ethan and Henry. Cousins just 4 months apart. Someday they’ll actually acknowledge each other and hopefully be the best of friends!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Animals

Ethan hasn’t spent much time around animals. I think the only time he is ever around them is when we are at my in-laws, they have a dog. Or when we are at the park and the friendly squirrels come a little too close. This weekend Ethan finally got to add to his list of animals that he has met… a donkey, a llama, and sheep.

I thought that he might be a scared, but he loved it.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

New Food

I have finally started Ethan on some new foods.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Six Months

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Weight- 19 lbs- 75%
Height- 29 in- 96%
Head- 18 in- 93%

I cannot believe that it has already been 6 months. Time has flown by. My little boy is not so little anymore. He really chubbed up this past month.

Well my child totally rocks, but what mother doesn't think that. He is so much fun. He may be one of the happiest babies around. He is ALWAYS smiling. Again, this is my first so I am assuming all babies are like this, but people are genuinely shocked at how happy and smiley he is.

He is on the move- not crawling though. He rolls around all of the time. Front to back. Back to front. He plays this little game where he will roll onto his stomach, lay there for a minute and then start fussing like he is stuck. Every time, without fail, if I walk over to him to help him out he will immediately roll onto his back and start laughing like haha I tricked you mom. He also does the upside down crawl. While laying on his back he uses his legs to scoot all over the place. The other day I found him half way under his crib with only his little feet sticking out. It was hilarious. I wish I had taken a picture. Although a few days later I thought how scary that would have been if he had made it all the way under his crib and I had come in to find my child missing. At least I know where to look now if that ever happens.

He still sleeps like a pro. The kid sleeps 12 hours a night. Plus he takes at least three, hour and a half naps a day.

He is ridiculously scared of random loud noises. I cannot vacuum, use the blender, or flush the toilet if he is near by. So that means public restrooms are off limits with random toilets flushing and watch out if someone ever uses the hand dryer. We also can't get excited while watching sports games. Hopefully he grows out of that someday.

He loves to blow bubbles with his tongue. He loves to shake his head no. He loves to laugh.

His favorite toys are my hair, my phone, anyone's hands and the wii remote. It is a wonder why we buy him toys at all.

And he officailly sits up now. About 3 weeks ago he decided he was going to do it. Before he would only do it sometimes. But he now loves to sit up.

And that’s Ethan!
Friday, September 24, 2010

Ethan's Many Faces

So the other morning I decided to take some more pictures of my son. I think it had been a few hours since I had taken any of him ;)

Well I am camera clueless and apparently the camera was on action setting, meaning it took numerous photos every second. So unbeknownst to me I had taken over 100 photos of Ethan in about 3 minutes. Looking back at the photos it was apparently a very moody three minutes.

He was happy, he laughed, and he got mad.
 


Then for some reason he was shocked, stunned and surprised maybe even appalled.


Then he cried, spit up and finally got curious as to what I was doing.


But most of all he was just plain Ethan.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hiking Before Walking



Ethan's first hike!
Friday, September 3, 2010

Your Child Can Read!

Don't worry, I haven't fallen prey to the infomercial. But yesterday as I was trying to read to Ethan he wouldn't settle down until I let him hold the book. I hope this is a good sign for the future!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Catching Some ZZZ's (Update)

Do you want to know what my son still does for about 70% of everyday?

He Sleeps!

And he can sleep anywhere... (And I meant that. Yesterday, one second he was playing, laughing, squealing away and the next... sound asleep. I couldn't help but laugh, and take a few shots before moving him to his crib. Love him!)

He will also happily sleep through trips to Target. Even if we have to drag him there at 10 p.m. Sorry Ethan!


At anytime...


In any position...


And I love that sometimes clothes aren't required!


Don't worry I did put a blanket on him :)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Football Game!

When we attended the game Ethan was only four months old. But we figured out that in his four almost five short months of life he has done a lot of living! He has been on three airplanes plus a long road trip. He has been to the beach on the Atlantic ocean. He has been in two weddings. He has been to the movies and to a musical. He has also been to a professional baseball game and now a professional football game. Too bad he won't remember any of it :)


 

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