Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Hair-Do


Finally Ethan has enough hair to do a spike!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crawling...almost

Here is Ethan's new way to get to what he wants...

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He just started doing this today. I guess it's a version of army crawling. More like rocking side to side while reaching and sticking his bum up in the air and pushing with his feet. Whatever it is...he's on his way to crawling for real. 

Another note: Ethan had the developmental evaluation last week and they were surprised to see that his scores qualified him for the program, but he is qualified. The evaluator didn't think it would take very long because he's showing the signs of starting to crawl already like getting up on all fours and beginning to rock back and forth. Ethan will begin the program sometime in mid to late May and will have developmental therapy twice a month for awhile to see how he progresses. We'll keep you all updated on his progress.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ways to Make Ethan Laugh

1. Tickle him.

I was trying to see his teeth by tickling him, but it didn't work. Seeing/hearing him laugh makes me smile though.

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2. Let him watch T.V.

Ethan was laying on the floor and I had the TV on but wasn't paying attention to it and then he started laughing so I had to see what he found so funny. I rewinded it two times and he still laughed at it.

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It was a movie called, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." It was made in 1947 and is about a daydreamer that sees himself as a sea captain, surgeon, RAF pilot, and other heroes with a blonde. The guy is kinda silly...watch for yourself.


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Monday, April 13, 2009

First Teeth



I almost forgot Ethan has 2 teeth! I noticed the first on Saturday and then another this morning. He's got the bottom middle two coming in. The teeth are hard to see but hopefully you can see them. The one on his right (our left looking at him) was the first and its a little more noticeable.

Another update: We still haven't got the developmental evaluation but I'm not worried about it because now Ethan is getting up on his hands and knees and starting to rock back and forth a couple times before he falls back down to his tummy. I think he'll be crawling in no time!

Easter Sunday



Yesterday we got together with Spencer's side of the family for Easter. We had traditional dinner at our house...ham, chessey potatoes, veggie tray, rolls, fruit salad, etc. We also celebrated Savannah's 9th birthday. Grandma Toni made a super cute Easter Bunny cake, but I didn't get a picture :( We also did a mini Easter Egg hunt in the backyard. I think the kids had fun.


After that we just hung out and had fun while the guys went to work. Spencer was lucky and got the night off. But I don't know how lucky we was because Kyleigh used him as a jungle gym.



We've added some childproofing to our house and Kyleigh really wanted something behind the gate around the TV...must have been a Xbox controller. So she just climbed right up Spencer, reached over the gate, and got it. She's a girl who knows what she wants!



It was hard to get a good picture of the kids...the sun was in their eyes.

Where's Ethan?


Since Ethan has learned to roll he is everywhere and I mean everywhere. Last Saturday I was getting ready in my bathroom and I had put Ethan on the floor in my bedroom to roll around. I looked out the door of the bathroom to check on him and I couldn't see him anymore. I thought he couldn't have rolled out the door that fast, but I checked in the hallway anyway. No Ethan! So I called out his name and I heard him make a noice. I went back to the bedroom and lifted up the bed covers...He was under my bed! He turned around and just smiled.




Snow in April



I downloaded the pictures off the camera today and noticed it has been awhile since I last posted so I thought I would post a couple today. These are pictures from April 3rd. It snowed 5 inches that day. Crazy!!! But it could have been worse. Last year we had snow till the first part of June.