Friday, January 26, 2007

No, I Don't Have a Horse...

This winter has been a doozy of a roller coaster when it comes to changing temperatures. It seems that every time the weather changes, EE gets a horrible cough! Luckily for the past 2 months though, we've been in a cough free zone. Then comes this week. This lovely week. It snuck up on us really. The cough that is. At first I though that maybe it would come and go as a scratchy throat. Nope, right now it sounds like some kind of horse is in the other room... :( He was feeling fine earlier, but now I think he's starting to feel a little "yucky". He didn't eat his dinner tonight and before bed he told said "Mommy, I'm sick". It's not so great when the doctor can't treat your child...when you just have to wait for nature to run its course. There's a lot of this going around though. Just ask my friend Erin!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"Good Job Mommy"

Ethan and I spend an enormous amount of time building Lego's together. Sometimes he calls it "building blocks" and other times he decides that we are "building castles". I'm not sure what makes him to decide to make a castle rather than just regular old blocks but hey, I'm just along for the ride. One thing I've noticed is that he likes to build blocks by himself, but doesn't get the same pleasure unless we are doing it together.

He loves to plop down in my lap and we brainstorm where the next piece will go. Or, another route we like to take is we will each build our own until he's ready to add them together. The reason I love to build blocks with him is the bonding time. We have a great time building our castles and then he loves to knock it down so that we can begin again.

So- last night I asked him where he thought I should place the next piece to our "castle". He told me and I must have put it "just so", because he looked up at me with a huge grin on his face and as he was beaming at me he said "Good job Mommy"! I felt like I had been given a HUGE pat on the back.

It's those little things that amaze me.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Time Flies When You're having Fun!

I was getting Ethan dressed yesterday morning and started to REALLY look at him. He's only 2 1/2 years old and he just looks so much older. It seems like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital and I was trying to figure out what to do next. He's growing into such a young man! Everyday he's coming up with something new and he's showing us a new way to do things. He makes life so much more fun!

What are some of his favorite things to do? He loves to go outside. He loves to sing. He loves to play with trains, cars, trucks, etc. He loves to read. He LOVE the Wiggles. He loves his Ducky. He loves to play make believe. He loves to be tickled. He loves to tell secrets. He loves to cook with us.

Here are a few other pics that I took....Isn't he handsome!? (Click on them to make them bigger)