Thursday, September 8, 2011

Terrible Two's

It's been awhile since I've written about Ethan and I wanted to take a minute to document a little of his personal history. Ethan turned 2 on June 1. So here are a few things to remeber about Ethan at this stage of his life.

Ethan is a tornado of destruction. He keeps me busy each and every day cleaning up the various messes that he makes all over the house.

Every day, multiple times a day, he pulls all the cushions of my couches. He jumps on them and uses them to build forts.

He refuses to sit in the shopping cart.

He hates tags in his clothes. I have to hide them or cut them out. Today he called me in to the bathroom to show me a tag on the towel. Oh brother!

Ethan is talking a lot! He can say each of his brothers names "Erck", "Cam", "Autin" and he can even say his own name "E-in"

When he sees me in my workout clothes he says "esercise mom?"

Whenever he gets a boo boo, he comes to me for a kiss to make it better.

He used to say ck-truck for truck, but now he just says truck

He likes Erik to get him out of bed. When he sees him he says "Hi Erck, what are you doing here?"

He loves to paint "a paint mom?"

He calls robots "robot eyes" Not sure where that came from, but it's pretty funny.

He loves stickers. Sticker books are the only way that I can keep him still in church.

He can do all the actions to "Head, shoulders, knees and toes"

He loves to have a bath!

He loves the movie Cars and knows all the characters.

He continually pulls the keys off of Brett's laptop.

He is an artist and loves to draw on everything. (*see below)

He loves to draw with sidewalk chalk. Sometimes his artwork shows up on more places than just the sidewalk....the car, the house, the tile inside the house etc.

Ethan is a sweet, cuddly little boy who always gives lots of hugs and kisses. He is generally happy and full of energy. Even though he wears me out most days, I am so grateful for his curiosity and fun-loving attitude. I love you Ethan!

P.S. as a follow up, I was just finishing up this post and was going to get the boys into bed when I smelled and overwhelmingly strong scent of Febreeze air freshener coming from up the stairs. I got to the top and noticed that the carpet was slightly damp right where Ethan was sitting. HMMMMM. I asked the boys what happened and Cameron told me that Ethan was spraying the Febreeze and he took it away from him. OK!, so I took Ethan and washed his hands and got him ready for bed and dried the carpet as best I could, then we all gathered around for family prayer. Austin climbed in my lap and just as he started saying the prayer I kissed him on the head and low and behold he smelled like (you guessed it) Febreeze! After the prayer, I asked Austin why he smelled like Febreeze and he said "because Ethan squirted me 2 times!" Seriously?! So it was off to the tub for a quick bath before bed. But not before I put the can of Febreeze on the highest shelf way out of the reach of some very mischevious and curious little hands! I guess that's where it should have been all along!

5 fabulous comments:

Andrea said...

How could such a sweet looking boy be so mischievous? I just had to laugh at all his "drawings" and the febreeze incident totally made me laugh. One day he'll read this post and laugh at the trouble he caused. Maybe you will too!

Roxanne said...

I love you have a busy one too! We should keep Ethan and Jace away from each other or we would be in trouble! My house looks like yours!

Melanie said...

LOL! Roxanne glad to know you're in the same boat...I am sure that they would be quite a pair together, but I would definitely chance it to hang out with you guys. How about Nov.?

Rebecca said...

I just love this little guy! There is never a dull moment when he is around, is there? I know how busy he can be and he moves quickly from one mess to the next! I know that someday you will laugh about all of his little antics, but for now, just hang in there!

Ali said...

That first picture of him says it all. You can see the energy in his face and the mischievousness in his eyes. It is a good thing they are cute, otherwise I don't think anyone would make it through the terrible twos!