Thursday, January 24, 2008

A day in the life of (6.5 month old) Snooks

My friend Angie did this a while back for her daughter Abby. I hope you enjoy!

8:15 am Ethan woke up.
8:15-8:30 am Ethan talks to mobile and waits for someone to come and get him.
8:30 am Got Ethan out of his crib. While I get dressed Ethan plays on our bed with his yellow "Einstein" block. He loves his yellow block because it has a sun flap on it with a mirror underneath. He gets really excited when he sees this block. He also only gets to play with it when he is on our bed in the mornings, so maybe that is why he likes it so much.
8:40 am Philip brings Ethan downstairs and puts him in his highchair. From this vantage point he can talk to the dogs and watch Yoda walk around. He also plays with his stand-by orange spoon. I call it that because while I am making him breakfast (and he is on stand-by) he entertains himself with this spoon. I don't know why it is so entertaining, but apparently it is.
8:50 am Breakfast begins!! This morning Ethan had 2 defrosted cubes of "Fruit Medley" (a medley of applesauce, bananas, and peaches) mixed with applesauce, 4 tablespoons of rice cereal, and a tablespoon of prunes. He really loves applesauce. I think I could feed him the entire jar and he would open his mouth every time for the next bite. He also likes prunes which is good because I don't have to mix them with anything. The verdict is still out on bananas. He doesn't really like them all by themselves, and even with the "Fruit Medley" you can tell by his face that he knows that something is going on.
9:15 am Finish off breakfast with a couple of ounces of formula from a bottle. This week I have really started using three signs: Eat, More, and Milk. He seems perplexed by the sign for milk (which I do before a bottle) which I think is funny. You just clasp and unclasp your hand like you are milking a cow. He just gets this look of, "Mommy, what are you doing with your hand?"
9:15 - 9:45 am Ethan moves around the Kitchen in his walker while I eat breakfast and load the dishwasher. He is really getting the hang of it now. If he sees a dog he would like to touch he moves himself over there. He is not quite "walking" yet. Mostly he just pushes off of the floor in the direction that he would like to go, but that alone is an accomplishment. Today he really discovered his mouth and all the cool noises he can make with it. For about 20 minutes this morning he just blabbed away to no one in particular.
9:45 - 10:45 am Ethan amuses himself on the floor with his plethora of toys while I did work on the computer. We have a basket of toys for him in the library so that I don't have to move toys from one room to another everyday.
10:45 am I get Ethan dressed for the day and lay him down for his morning nap. I don't know why he HATES to get dressed, but this morning he broke down in tears that lasted longer than was necessary. He went down for his nap pretty quickly so he must have really been tired.

Morning Nap

12:30 pm Ethan woke up from his nap and played with his crib entertainer! He then polished off a 6 oz. bottle.
12:45 - 1:15 pm Ethan played again on the floor with said toys while I prepared some supplies to run an errand.
1:15 pm As I go to lock the back door I look out and what do I see? SNOW!! Now I know that people who live here in the valley don't think it snows very often here, but it sure snows more here than in Louisiana!! Here is a video of Ethan's first snow.

1:20 - 2:40 pm Surprisingly Ethan does not fall asleep on our errand and we are back at home!
2:40 - 3:00 pm Ethan plays with his toys in the living room now. His train is there and he enjoys is very much.
3:00 pm Ethan eats an 8 ounce bottle and actually falls asleep in my arms. This is very atypical for him, but it was fun for me.
3:30 - 6:00 pm Afternoon nap. When Ethan awakes he is greeted by his Daddy!
6:00 pm Dinner. Tonight he had peas and rice (mixes of course), with sides of acorn squash and for the first time: carrots! He seemed to enjoy the carrots even though I was worried about the texture.
6:30 pm We all sat by the fire. Ethan stood behind Philip and watched the fire. While I was playing airplane with Ethan he began again showing off his new "vocabulary".

7:00 pm Before going to bed Ethan's hair has been really bothering me! So into the sink for a quick trim. Notice the straight line next to his ear!
7:30 pm After his haircut, I undressed him for bed.Look at that cutie!! In his hand is his "Changing Table Turtle". He loves this turtle. Today he bit the foot of the turtle and then just started laughing. It was so funny. Speaking of biting things check these out.
8:00 pm Ethan ate his final bottle for the day.
Before Ethan went to bed he watched a little bit of "Chuck" with Dad.
8:30 pm After he puts on his sleep sack, with binki in mouth and softee in hand he's off to bed! See you tomorrow Snooks!


Maw-Maw Cindy said...

We love his new language. Sounds like he is trying to sing. We couldn't stop laughing. So cute. We'll be watching this one over & over again.

Grandma L said...

I, like Maw Maw Cindy, enjoyed Ethan's new language. I thought I heard him say DaDa & MaMa in there some place. I will listen to it again and again as it makes my day. luvya, Grandma & Great Grandma L.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day in the life of
Ethan Boudreaux!!! LL