Not so fast, monkey boy!

October 27, 2003 by  
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Ethan is definitely a monkey. He is running around and getting into everything. This weekend we decided it was time to regain some control in the house. We went to Toys R Us and bought 3 new gates for the kitchen, upstairs, and downstairs. I also ordered a banister guard today that will hopefully come soon.

The dogs aren’t too happy about the new arrangements, but I think they will appreciate being able to eat their dinner without Ethan grabbing a handful of their food or splashing in their water dish.

Doing the unstuck

October 10, 2003 by  
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It’s Friday afternoon and I am downright itchy to get out of here. The sun is shining in and making a glare on my monitor. Mother Nature’s way of teasing me.

Have a pretty busy weekend planned. Tonight we’re going to see School of Rock. Heather’s mom is going to watch Ethan and we’re taking her brothers with us. Reviews for the movie were real good so I’m looking forward to it.

Tonight is also the first Ranger’s game of the season so I’m going to set the TiVo to tape it so I can watch it when we get home. Yes, I’m a hockey geek.

Tomorrow the weather looks nice so I’m going to try to get some more yardwork done before it gets too cold and dark. We might make a trip to a pumpkin farm we just found out about. Then we have the first hockey game of the season. Woohoo! I love having season tickets.

Sunday is a wildcard. If its nice out I’ll do some more yardwork. If it rains I might stay inside and continue the basement renovation project.

Anyone else with big plans this weekend?

And in this corner…

October 6, 2003 by  
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Ethan had his 1 year checkup on Friday. He is now 24 lbs and 32 1/4 inches. He’s still growing fast. Almost 2 inches in 3 months.

He had a great birthday (pics coming soon) and received many fabulous presents, including a mini block set from Community Playthings. These toys are made by the Bruderhof, a religious society who places priority of community. Similar to the Amish since they focus on a simpler way of life, except they don’t forbid all modern devices. One of their communities is near my hometown and I grew up playing with a lot of their toys in nursery school. They make fabulous wooden toys and furniture for kids, check it out. They also do a lot of work making items for special needs children.

Ethan is now up to 8 teeth and the dr says his molars are on the move. This explains his recent crankiness and puking. Poor kid. He was in much better spirits over the weekend (with the help of some tylenol) and had fun playing with all his new toys.