Saturday, April 30, 2011

First Hair Cut

It had been obvious for a while that this kid needed a hair cut. The hair would hang over his eyes and ears. He even had a nice rat tail growing in the back. I was too nervous to do anything about it. Finally one day I just decided it was time.


Ethan hated every second of it. The second we put him in the chair, he started crying. I ended up having to hold him for most of the cut. He made it through and was so proud of his sucker in the end.

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The hair cut is growing on me. I do miss it long. It will be a while before we get it cut again.

11/12 Months

I figure now that he is 13 months it would be a good time to do his 11 and 12 month update. Ha! It is a long one, and it will also be that last one. I’ll still update the blog from time to time, but I’ll stop with the monthly updates.

Month 1 vs. Month 12

(Is that even the same kid?)

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Height 31 1/2 inches 95%

Head 19 1/4 in 97%

Weight 24 lbs 6 oz 73%

We have a big boy on our hands. I am reminded of this every time we go play at the children's museum. Ethan will hang out with kids his size and then later I discover those kids are not 12 months, but 21 months. We love our big boy.

Not walking by his first birthday. 2 days after he turned one, he took his first steps. He did great walking on his own for about a week. Then it stopped for about two weeks, and he went back to crawling every where. Actually his crawling changed to more of a half scoot/half crawl. He is a funny kid. (He is walking now. I’ll get to that in another post.)

The refrigerator and dishwasher are like magnets to him. Within seconds of either one being open there is Ethan to take everything out.

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He is quite the mess maker. In fact we call him ET now. The Ethan Tornado. Some days I wonder why I bother to clean as he is right behind me destroying away.


He is becoming more independent. He likes to sit on the couch all by himself. If you sit next to him he pushes on your leg until you get off.

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He is off formula now and I am trying to limit his use of the bottle as well so he only gets that before bed.

This month he learned to give hugs.  He wraps his little arms around you and says “awe!” The best thing ever! He also loves to snuggle and blow kisses!!!

He says mama and dada. I think he may even know what they mean now. Of course, Aaron is still the favorite. The second he hears the door opening at night, he darts for it screaming for Aaron to pick him up.

He also goes uh oh, or awe when he drops/throws something.

He can hoo like an owl, woof like a dog, and vroom like a car. He knows the difference between all of that.

He loves to sing. Popcorn popping is his favorite song. He loves to do the actions with it. Now anytime we sing any song, he sings along by saying pop, pop, pop.

He loves to dance. This kid will bob his head, shake his body, sway back and forth all in rhythm to the music. He is quite the dancer. He really loves music and musical instruments. He loves his drums and his maracas.

He also loves to conduct music. Anytime we are at church or whenever we hear choir music he gets that arm moving. He picked that all up on his own.

He loves to point at everything. Luckily I don’t have to read his mind. I always know what he wants.

He is still the slimiest and friendliest baby. Although, he still has no sense of boundaries. He preferred method of play with other kids is to poke their eyes and mouths. And then pull their hair. I am hoping that is something that he grows out of.

He still loves to read. He will flip through every page of book, point to all the pictures and then all of the words. If there is ever a bear or monkey he will kiss it. I have no idea why, but it is dang cute.

*Did I miss anything? Probably. I just love seeing Ethan grow and learn. I love watching the world through his eyes, because everything is just so exciting.

Monday, April 18, 2011

One Year With Ethan

I went through and tried to pick my favorite picture with Ethan for every month of his life- sometimes I had to pick two. I can’t believe how much he has grown. Every month has been an adventure, and I am so grateful for every single one.

First days of life


Month 1


Month 2


Month 3


Month 4

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Month 5

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Month 6


Month 7


Month 8

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Month 9

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Month 10

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Month 11

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Month 12


Yay! We did it Ethan! We made it through one whole year together. I am so excited to see what year two brings.


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