Ethan 23 Months

My boys

My boys

I’m sitting here writing this post as we are eating breakfast… Ethan just “cheers”ed me with his yogurt. As always, he’s quite the character.

Christmas and New Year’s were so much fun! Ethan was one very spoiled boy. From a remote control fire truck to a basketball hoop, there will be no excuse for boredom around our house. Today is January 7th and Ethan opened up his last Christmas present a couple of days ago. Each present he opened, he would sit and play with, so it took a pretty long time to open them all.

My mom, step-dad and Jarrod’s dad were in town for Christmas and Jarrod’s brother and family were in town for New Year’s. We went with his brother’s family to Disneyland for Ethan and his cousins first trip. It was a really fun day, but I’ll have to say… we won’t go there the week before New Year’s again, it was really crowded. Ethan’s favorite ride was probably “It’s a Small World”. In addition to a few others we also took him on “The Pirates of the Caribbean” but it was a bit scary for him with the dips.

I took the week off between Christmas and New Year’s so it was really fun to hang out with Ethan (and Jarrod of course) for a week. I was concerned about Ethan’s first day back at school, I thought he might get upset to go back, but it was the complete opposite. He ran right in, and was happy as a clam!

He is learning so much. His vocabulary is blossoming each and every day.

He also now knows his colors (has for about a month) and can sometimes count to 10. Sometimes he gets a bit of track. This morning it was, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8. He will get there 🙂

It’s hard to believe that the little man will be 2 in a couple of weeks! We are throwing him a Yo Gabba Gabba party at the park. He saw me ordering Yo Gabba Gabba things online for the party, and got pretty excited! When I tell him it will be his birthday party in a couple weeks he says “Yo Gabba Gabba birthday”. He’s going to have so much fun!

It seems as though little mister has been on a growth spurt in the last couple of weeks. His teacher’s all swear that he he looked taller when he went back after winter break. I need to measure him. He was wearing a size 6 shoe, and I think he’s just outgrown them. We will be shopping for new shoes this weekend.

Cute Ethan stories…

I made us both strawberry shortcake, each with 4 strawberries. Of course, Ethan finished his strawberries before I did. I had half a strawberry left, when Ethan asked for more. He doesn’t do well with sugar, so I said no more strawberries. Before I knew it, he had the strawberry from my plate in his hand, said thank you, and stuck it in his mouth. It was so funny that I couldn’t get mad.

Ethan loves music, probably a lot of the reason he loves Yo Gabba Gabba. He does the “Brobee” dance to any music he hears. With his arms out like he’s an airplane. When we’ve got music on in the car, he will finish the lyrics of the songs. I’m realizing it might be time to listen to kid music in the car, because he’s going to pick up on some not so great lyrics pretty soon.

Speaking of finishing the lyrics, he repeats everything. I said damn it the other day and a few minutes later he said something damn it! Oops…

He has been remembering our friends and families names more than he used to. After our family left to go back home from the holidays he kept asking “where did granny go, Chuck go, grandpa Bob go etc.” Last night we had dinner with our friends Erin and Mike. After they went home he kept talking about them and asking where they went.

Well this is likely my last post before Ethan turns 2! Next post will be about the birthday party. We are excited that Grandma Karen and Grandpa Bill will be here to celebrate.

Until then…

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