Thursday, April 12, 2007

18 Months





Our little guy was 18 months old yesterday. He is growing up way too fast! He has all of a sudden started saying ma-ma all the time now. It's about time! :) He has a major shoe obsession, he will come out in daddy's basketball shoes one minute and then out with Avery's princess shoes the next.(which he can now run in, daddy just shakes his head and smiles) Obviously anything on his feet will work for shoes as you can tell in the picture. He is like clockwork everyday as far as his schedule goes. He get's up at around 7:30 when i am starting to get the other kids moving for school, he is exausted and getting pretty cranky by 12:15 when we take Avery to school, and then driving home from dropping her off he always conks out. I carry him in and he sleeps till about 3 or sometimes i even have to wake him at 3:30 to go get the kids, so needless to say i enjoy my quiet afternoons and either nap myself or get stuff done around the house. He is always very happy to see Trey and Avery when we pick them up from school. By 7:30 if we haven't put him to bed he is walking around the house whining and reminding us with his whining that "it's my bedtime!" So that is Ethan's day in a nutshell at 18 months, in between all that he makes many messes, shouts "NO" 1000 times, and gives lot's of hugs and kisses to make up for it all!

8 comments:

June said...

Hey, go back to November 2006 in our archives and read Eli's 18 month post. Sounds pretty similar.

June said...

I guess it was November 2005.

Chris & Roxy said...

Enjoy the schedule. As you probably remember from the others, it won't last long.

Crystal Ann said...

So nice to have afternoons, but by August you will probably not get as many nap opportunities, but you never know. both my girls love to sleep, only on their schedule though. 18 months wow! Sure is a handsome fella!

Jen Dixon said...

I can't believe Ethan is already 18 months old! Wow! Where does the time go? It's so fun to hear about his schedule...and so nice to hear that you get a break amongst all the chaos of being a mother of 3 going on 4. I still don't know how you do it! But wait......is that......hmmmm......I think I see something.......could it be......yes......I think it is......something on the floor.......in the background of your first photo you posted.....is that really some toys on the floor??? I didn't know toys stayed on your floor for more than a few seconds. LOL!!! I just had to give you a hard time--mostly because I'm jealous! Your house looks like it is ALWAYS clean. I marvel at how you keep up with everything! :) Have a great day! Love ya!

Paula said...

And you work also???? Busy,busy mom! I try to sneak in a nap after work when I can.

seabafive said...

Jen, your so funny! I must not take many pics on Sundays because it seems no matter how clean the house starts at the beginning of a weekend, by Sunday it is completely trashed!

Jen Dixon said...

Two days? I cannot keep mine clean from meal to meal! You should write a book or something! :) Have a great weekend!