Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You Talkin' To Me?


This picture was taken to send to John in order to reassure him that his child was alive and unscathed.  I know you are thinking "What on Earth is she talking about?"  Well, yesterday I had a good scare when I picked him up from the daycare.  The owner informed me that he climbed up and out of his high chair and fell on to the floor.  What makes this worse is that he was in the back porch that has been closed in which has a concrete slab with outdoor/indoor carpet. Not a lot of cushion there! I think my dad summed it up the best when he said, "The good Lord was looking after this child."  I do not want to even think about the injuries that could have resulted from a fall like this, yet he does not even have a scratch or a bump on him.  His feelings were hurt and it gave him a little bit of a scare, but all and all, he is okay. Whew! (sigh of relief)  Hopefully it scared him enough, that now he will not even think about climbing out of the high chair, maybe.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello Mr. Personality

      Over the past week, Ethan has started "dancing" to any music he hears.  He dances to music that I don't even hear because I tune it out, like the background music of a car commercial.  He also dances to the music of his racetrack he got for his birthday.  His dancing is a mixture of waving hands in a wax-on, wax-off fashion and bouncing.  Lindsey says he is doing the baby version of the Macarena.
      Sunday morning, while we were getting ready for church, Ethan was in the living room and the television was on the cartoon channel.  The opening song for Spongebob Squarepants came on and as he "sang" along, John and I both looked at each other and just laughed.  Of course his lyrics are not clear, but the fact that he knows when to interject with "Spongebob squarepants" is hilarious and at the same time I think, "Wow, is he maybe watching this a little TOO much?"  After all he is saying "Spongebob" before Papa, Meme, Grandma and PawPaw.  I am sure this thrills his Meme seeing as she absolutely HATES Spongebob.  Sorry Lynn!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The kid has spunk!  Ethan has a chair at our house that he was given by his Meme and Papa for his birthday.  He also has a chair at my mom's house that was Brandon's when he was a child.  No one better sit in either of these chairs, and he means it!  Wesley and John have both attempted to sit in these chairs only to have a 24-lb. hoss of a toddler push with all his might to get them out of his chair.  He can be on the other side of the room completely engrossed with a toy and take off toward the chair at the first sight of someone trying to have a seat.  All I can think is that he must have to fend for himself at the daycare.  I think it is funny how he is so protective of his chair but at the same time I think "We are going to have problems with sharing".   
Chair from Meme and Papa

Monday, March 7, 2011

New things everyday

Toddlers are so inspiring! My one-year-old learns and does new things every single day.  It is amazing to see his character developing.  I look at him and think I am so lucky to have such a happy baby that just lights up the room.  Strangers we meet stop us to talk to him and he acts like they are someone he has known his whole year of life.  I know, you are thinking, that's kinda dangerous, him being friendly to strangers.  But let me assure you that right now he doesn't leave my sight and once he reaches that point, we will have the "Don't talk to strangers" conversation.  I finally got John (Ethan's dad and my husband) to put together the Slide/Swing Combo he got for his birthday.  He had just as much fun playing on it as he had playing in the box.  Had I known this, I might would have brought him home a box a little sooner (seeing as I work for a box plant and all).