Wednesday, October 28, 2009

No No Ethan

So Ethan really doesn't get the whole "no, no" or "don't touch" thing. Here's an example:

I had to move the gate to in between the movies and TV rather then outside the movies because Ethan figured he could just move the gate to get into the TV equipment. BIG DANGER! It's a little harder to move the gate this way because its almost wedged in there, but it leaves the movies out in the open....

...thus allowing him free access to pull them out whenever he wants. It wouldn't be that big a deal I guess, but I like the movies to be alphabetically organized so it takes a little more time to put it back together again.

Monday, October 26, 2009

15 Months Stats

So I know Ethan is 16 months old, but I didn't post is 15 month stats. Here they are:

Weight: 19 lbs 12 oz
Height: 29 1/2 "
Head Circumference: 18 1/4 "

He's actually gone up in percentile in all three categories, but I don't remember what percentiles they were. The doctor said that he was doing well enough to take him off Pedisure. He gained almost 2 lbs in 3 months. I remind myself that slow and steady is better than nothing.

The Past Month's Comings and Goings

So I know it's been awhile since I lasted posted but it's not entirely my fault. Spencer changed our password and forgot to tell me. I had been trying to enter the blog for weeks before I asked him what was wrong with it. So this post is kinda a long one to update the past month.
Here we go...

Ethan loves to climb
I've moved his toys away from the window, but he still climbs on his toy box.

Spencer suggested taking him to a local kid center, "Blast Off" to let him climb and tire him out a bit. They have two playgrounds with tunnels, slides, balls, obstacles, mini golf, laser tag, arcade games and pizza and ice cream. We've gone three times. Ethan loves it there!

We have also had our share of illness. Both Ethan and I got the stomach flu. It was scary. Ethan started vomiting wednesday afternoon and was vomiting every 30 minutes. He couldn't keep anything in his tummy. It lasted about 6-7 hours and then he was able to sleep thru the night without vomiting. The next morning he vomited a couple more times and then was done. Friday night he started having diarrhea. Luckily it was only 3-5 times and then it was done too. All was well....till Sunday. I woke up sunday and started vomiting and diarrhea. Luckily it only lasted 6-7 hours and then I was fine. This all happened when Chris and Melissa came to move their stuff to CA and Spencer was gone hunting. Thankfully Spencer's mom was able to watch Ethan for the day I was sick.

After we where done being sick it took awhile to get up energies back, but when we did the weather wasn't nice enough to go outside for a walk so I got creative. I made a tunnel out of diaper boxes (it was pretty narrow but Ethan fit just fine), made slides out of the couch cushions, and then turned on the radio and we danced (Ethan dances...well wiggles... whenever he hears music but its only for a couple seconds; I couldn't get him to do it on camera. Maybe next time!)

There I did it. I updated the blog.

(Sorry most of the videos are at the end but it seems that is the only place that they will play...this is another reason I don't blog very takes forever to upload a video and then actually be able to play it too! So frustrating!)

Ethan got a little scared from the music of one of the arcade games.Whenever it played he stopped moving and got a scared look on his face. Once the music stopped he was fine.

When Ethan was tired of crawling thru the tunnel he wanted to knock it down and then run it over with his bus again and again...Such a boy! Destruction makes him smile and laugh.