Friday, April 9, 2010

All Things Ethan

This little boy

is so fun these days!

I could seriously sit and watch him play for hours.

Who am I kidding?! He doesn't stay still long enough for me to sit and do anything; and I love it!

At 13 months old, he blows me away with his development, considering where he started.

He climbs the stairs.

"Monkey crawls" to wherever he wants.

Ethan Crawling from Joye Mullis on Vimeo.

And looks absolutely adorable when he holds his hand to his ear and said "uh-row" (hello).

I just can't get enough of him right now.

He tries to eat whatever we give him, in small quantities, and has come to really love mashed potatoes.

It doesn't hurt that he has 13, going on 14, teeth that enable him to crunch down on just about anything. Actually, I'm sure it does hurt, if his temper and crazy sleeping habits are any indication.

Still, he's about as precious as they come.

His vocabulary sounds a little something like this:
-"bi-ber", "di-ber", and sometimes "di-per" for diaper
-"baw" for ball
-"nigh-nigh" for night-night
-"uh-row" for hello
-"Dada" & "Mama"
-"dat", with a 4-finger point, for (what we think) is "what's that?"
-"cat" for any animal with 4 legs
-and, "bop" for ... we have no idea!

He walks with the support of our hands, cruises along furniture, and has just started transitioning from one piece of furniture (or person) to another. This new trick has led to his first busted lip.

But even still, he is unstoppable.

He loves it when Jeramie or I "chase" him, and gets more tickled at the thought of us "getting him" than when we actually do!

He is determined

and fills my life with such pride.

This little boy

has my heart.


Jenn said...

That little boy has a lot of people's hearts, mine included! I am so proud of him, and he is just amazing. I can't get over him climbing up the steps. It won't be long before you have a little person walking around the house!

Jamie Fenley said...

Great pictures! He is saying a lot of words for 13 mos, that's so much fun :)

Anonymous said...

He has my heart too.

I love you guys.

Grandma A.

Becca B. said...

Such a sweetie!

Stefenie said...

What adorable pictures of your sweet little guy! I sure enjoyed seeing his happy face!

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