Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Let's Party!

Ethan's 1st birthday party was this weekend. We had family & friends come to celebrate with us. Ethan was so overwhelmed by all the people around him that he cried for most of his party. At one point, he had to go upstairs to calm down and rest with my aunt. 15 minutes later he was ready for some cake.

Nana & Ethan

Ethan & Mom

Grandpa & Great-Granner

Auntie Kristin & Nana

Even though it was cold and gloomy outside we still had a wonderful time!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Ethan!

On Friday, February 18th at 1159pm Ethan turned 1 year old. I still can't believe it. He's still just a baby in my eyes.
On Friday night to celebrate Ethan's 1st birthday we gave Ethan his first bite of cake. He wasn't too thrilled with the cake. It did look like he liked the frosting if you put it in his mouth.

These the things that Ethan can do at 1 year old. Some he's been able to do for several months but now he's mastered them:
*Rolling all directions with a purpose to get something
*Pulling up on furniture
*Cruises on the furniture. He's still working on this one.
*Recognizes his name & responds with a smile
*Understands what no means (and promptly throws a fit!)
*Waves Bye Bye without being prompted.
*Eats Grilled Cheese & Quesadilla in tiny bits
*Drinks whole milk (still from a bottle for now)
*His vocabulary is Mama, Dada, Nana, Baba, and lots of gibber jabber. He's talks a lot (just like his Mommy ;)

More pictures to come from the party in my next post.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

And he's off...

Ethan is finally crawling. He had me a little worried there for a bit, but before his 1st birthday he finally started crawling. Here's the proof.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Over the summer a friend of mine from high school named Melissa and I started hanging out. Her son was about 10 months old at the time. After our first get together we decided to start meeting once a week for a play date. We joked that we were a playgroup, even though we weren't really "group".

During this time, I became friends with my neighbor 3 doors down who also had a 10 month old at the time. We started walking together every morning.

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago. Melissa and I started talking about who else we could invite to our "playgroup". We really wanted it to grow so we'd have more friends to talk to and more kids for our boys to play with. The next week I invited Katie, her son, Grant and new baby, Emily to play with us. We had a great time. Here are the pictures from our 1st official playgroup.

Max & Ethan (almost 1!)

Melissa's little boy, Max (16 months, now 17 months)

Katie's son, Grant (16 months)

The only one of all 3 boys.

Ethan playing in his new tunnel from Mom & Dad.

Ethan reading with Melissa.

The next week we planned to go to Katie's house since she had more space than me. She ended up inviting one friend with a 2 yr old and an almost 1 yr old and a friend with a 16 or 17 mos old. Melissa invited one friend from Gymboree and her daughter who was 18 mos. In the end, there were 6 moms and 8 kids. Most of the kids were between 16 and 18 month old. We had so much fun and it wasn't really as crazy as I thought it would be. The kids got along really well.

We have talked about starting a weekly playgroup on Wednesdays. It was so nice to talk to all these moms. It was great to get some ideas from other moms and to just get out of the house and have someone to talk to. It's hard being home all day with no one but the baby to talk to.

I'll update about the playgroup as time goes on. I think it's going to be a great playgroup especially as it gets nicer outside. We're already planning trips to the Zoo & the Railroad Museum. It's a great to be apart of something.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ethan's 1st Haircut

Today Ethan had his very first haircut. I had Tina, who cuts my hair, cut his hair. He better than I expected. He kept moving his head around and shaking it, but that was to be expected. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Tina did a great job!

He looks like a little man now. It makes me a little sad because he's getting so big. I can't believe he will be 1 in just two more weeks. Wow!

Before Photos:

After Photos: