{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Monday, November 10, 2008

So Many Firsts!

So many firsts, so I had better catch you up. Ethan has been growing in leaps and bounds! So finally his fine motor skills are catching up:) Since the end of October he has developed tremendously... on Oct. 22 he used his index and thumb to pick up small bits of food, on the 23rd as you have already heard he said "Mama", the last week of October he started getting up on his hands and knees, but not actually crawling yet.

Since the beginning of Nov. I have been feeding him exactly what we eat and he is loving it:) This night he had spaghetti and what a mess that was! Thank goodness I had put newspaper under him or it could have been worse. Had to wash the highchair cover afterwards, straps and all:) My tub had a leftover sauce ring after I finally got him clean so... I got to clean the tub that night too. But it was all worth it to see him so proud of himself.

On Nov. 3rd Ethan started saying "Dada"! Ken was so excited when Ethan said it for him:)

On Nov. 4th his 2nd tooth came in (front bottom left), hard to see in this picture, but it is there.

on Nov. 7th he crawled on all fours, of course he was going after Orion's pen and paper... something he can't even have! In this picture he is holding a solid plastic action figure that came from a Happy Meal of Orion's... and Ethan has taken claim of it. We are not sure why exactly but he loves it. I think it has to do with the fact that it really IS one of Orion's toys and he can play with it. He is showing signs of wanting to be like Orion already. Orion loves the fact that Ethan now talks, well a little, and is crawling which means he can chase after Orion! Even if only at a turtles pace, Orion still loves it and so does Ethan.

Each day he is showing more and more of his personality, from his cute flirty grin to an impatient attitude sometimes. He is a grinner who loves for you to just sit in the floor for hours playing with HIM, no need to go do laundry or cook dinner Mom stay and play with me. He makes the cutest piggy face and blows in and out his nose while trying to smile and laugh all at the same time, it is too cute. I'm trying to soak it all up because it seems to be happening all too fast.

Well now you're all caught up... but much more to follow:)

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