Thursday, December 31, 2009

Gone Sledding

We took Ethan sledding for the first time yesterday before dinner. He wasn't too sure about it all at first, but after a couple times down the hill he was smiling. Sorry the videos are so dark next time we'll go earlier in the day.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

18 Month Stats

Ethan is 18 months and here are his statistics from his last appointment

Weight: 19lbs 11oz 0.53%tile
Height: 31" 15.77%tile
Head Circumference: 18 1/4" 14.36%tile

He actually lost 1 ounce from his last appointment, grew 1 1/2 inches in length, and his head measured the same. The doctor said keep trying to get him to eat. No snacks in between meals and if he doesn't eat at one meal then hopefully he'll be hungrier at the next meal. He also is back on Pediasure. The doctor said the only way she knows to make a child eat is feeding through IV, but she said there's more options before going to that extreme. Maybe some metabolic testing in the future. Ethan will have a weight check in a month to see if he's gaining weight then we'll go from there.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

We spent Christmas morning with Spencer's family this year. We got up around 6-6:30am and showered before going to Bryan and Hilary's house at 7am for opening presents. It was fun to see everyone (Bryan, Hilary, Kyleigh, Toni, Rick, Austin, Ridge, Jackson, Logan, Jen, and Kameron) that morning. It took about 2 hours to open presents and then we had a yummy breakfast made by Jen. We stayed and played till about 11:30 then went home and Ethan took his nap and Spencer slept a little too.
He began his night shift christmas night :(
Around 3:30pm we returned and had dinner then hung out till bedtime.
It was a fun-filled event!

The Presents:
Sledding Gear
A shopping cart and blocks from Cook Grandparents, laugh and learn puppy, busy ball popper, spiderman 4-wheeler, train set, pound a peg, doodle pro with shapes, animal pop-up, light saber sword, and more blocks

(quick funny/scary story: I went to walmart to return one of the boxes of blocks but didn't have the receipt so they asked for my driver's license. I showed them and they said "Sorry we need a valid driver's license to return this" I thinking my license is valid, what do you mean I don't have a valid license? Then they showed me it expired 8/22/2009. Oops! I've been driving with an expired license since August!)
More toys...fridge phonics and animal magnets
and a new easy cleaning high chair (one without any nooks or crannies to clean out the leftover food, Hurray!)
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A New Playroom

I moved the computer desk and bed out of the spare bedroom and made it into a playroom for Ethan. This way he can play and I don't have to constantly clean up the toys. I can just shut the door to hide the mess if I like. So much better!

I built Ethan a fort out of the alphabet blocks one day. He liked pushing all the letters out and then pushing the wall/door out too.

Spencer climbed in too and showed Ethan a new "door" to crawl through. I think it was the letter "o"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Such A Big Boy

Ethan is growing up so fast. Right now he's determined to feed himself with no help from mommy.

Did you notice he eats with both hands? The applesauce is with the left and the dinner is with his right.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Walking in Cold Cold Temperatures

So I unloaded the camera today and I found a picture of how Ethan looks when we take Sierra for walks (well when we can get thru the snow with the stroller)

This time he had actually fallen asleep during the walk.
So Cute!!!!

A Small Christmas Gift

Okay I hate to ruin the surprise of a gift, but who knows how much the box will get jumbled before it gets to its destination? I don't want my family to open their box and see buttons, paper, and little bits of gloves and think "What is this mess?" So I thought I would provide a picture of what the gift is suppose to look like.

Yes, its true I made one for each on you...sorry baby Hunter none for you this year :(
***I wrote your names on the back seam probably under the scarf***

Also sorry to Mckenna and Nathan for how the hats on your snowman look. The candy was just too big for the regular sized "hat". I had to make due with what I had.

Enjoy the Candy Snowman Everyone!