Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Ethan first: He jumped off the porch.

We call him our little froggy. Ethan jumped up as high as he could as he leapt from the porch onto the snowy ground below.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Another Ethan first: He walked in Daddy’s shoes.

They may be a bit big, but that didn’t stop him from taking them out of the closet and shuffling around. A few days later, he found it fun to go around in Mommy’s shoes, too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another Ethan first: He put on his boots.

What better way to let us know that he wanted to go outside?

Another Ethan first: He popped the weasel.

I’ve been waiting a long time for this one, trying on many occasions to teach Ethan to turn the crank on his jack-in-the-box. He discovered a while ago that he could short circuit the process by pulling back the latch, but turning the knob all the way through the song remained illusive. I wish I could have been there to see it. While I was at work, Beth got to enjoy to enjoy watching Ethan play the whole tune, including the dramatic ending, “pop goes the weasel”.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ethan is catching on.

Ethan’s skill in catching a ball is coming along nicely. He holds he hands out, keeps his eye on the ball, and usually ends up successful.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another Ethan first: He searched for a matching shape.

Ethan has a shape sorter that looks like an elephant. The body of the elephant is a wheel that turns to reveal holes for various shapes. Ethan has been matching the pegs with their holes for a while, but today for the first time, he rotated the wheel to search for a hole whose shape matched the shape of  his peg.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another Ethan first: He popped up all his animals.

Slider, toggles, button, and knob,
Ethan can do them all—good job!