Oh, hello! Remember me? The one who posted here (fairly) regularly for the past four years? Seriously, I cannot believe I’ve been blogging for that long. I was just commenting on someone’s blog and telling them that one thing I’m thankful for is all my bloggy friends! Most of those friendships have lasted a few years (a few have bit the dust), and I consider myself extremely lucky to know you all!
Enough sentimentality. We’re like friends who can not see each other for a long time, then when we do see each other, it’s like no time has passed, right?
Soo…let’s see. Much to tell you!
Ethan: has two teef! He got them on the same night, with pretty minimal fussing. I’d say, What a trooper! except for the fact that he’s been extra fussy lately which I can only assume is more teething since we’ve been to the doctor and it’s not an ear infection. It’s hard (on the parents) to go from a super mellow baby to a (somewhat) fussy baby! The past few days have been pretty good, though, so I think we’re on the downward slope of that.
He sits up and can do this inchworm thing that can get him where he wants to go amazingly fast. Like, I would think with the way he’s moving his body, it would take him an hour to go from one end of the living room to the other. No, instead it takes 30 seconds and all the animals scatter when they see him coming.
HE SAID MAMA TODAY! I’m not positive he knows what he’s saying, but he said it more than once today. And no, he hasn’t said dada yet. I think he knows he owes me since he smiled at dad first.
Ethan was a skunk for Halloween!
I have pictures of him happy and not crying, but they’re not nearly as cute.
We went to Hawaii, and Ethan didn’t like the ocean the first day, but when we put his feet in the ocean again on the last day, he loved it. We were in Hawaii for my husband’s father’s 70th birthday (which was on 11/11/11 — thus the party in Hawaii), and some of his friends very thoughtfully bought him a cake. When they picked it up, they found out that 70th had somehow become 78th, so the cake showed he was 8 years older than he actually is:
All we need now for this to be a great Cake Wreck is for them to have misspelled his name.
UnFortunately, it’s hard to misspell Tom.
The only things I can manage these days is to take care of Ethan and work on my business. Meals are sporadic, sleep is still not great because I have to work in the evenings and Ethan is waking up at night (after sleeping through the night for a few months), and reading is nowhere near where I want it to be (I can’t even read one book a month). But I love it. I’m loving life.
A few more pictures:
(This was the view standing in our living room in Hawaii.)
(Ethan on Thanksgiving.)
(After I attempted surfing. I got up on my knees, that was it.)