Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Updates of all Sorts

Ethan is getting brave, that little stinker! He has really been pulling up on things lately. A couple of weeks ago he would pull up (to his feet) but then cry because he didn't know how to get down without falling. Well he got over that quickly and now is standing up all over the house. We do have to be careful about him wearing socks and then trying to pull up when he is on the floor instead of the carpet. He's taken a few headers that way.

Well, today he went a "step" further. While I was sitting on the couch he grabbed my leg and let go of the table! Whoa! Then while I was at a workshop this evening Philip said he started moving from side to side while holding on to the coffee table. That elusive fourth tooth as still not come in, but he is drooling like there is no tomorrow.

Well, as for the last couple of weeks I have so much to share and so little time. While my dad was here we went to Market Square with the dogs. I didn't realize until we had already parked the car that the dogs have never been in the city. They took it relatively well on the way to lunch. So many new sounds to hear, smells to sniff. Emma wouldn't walk on the drain grates on the sidewalk which I thought was funny. On a side note Philip and I took Mawmaw, Pawpaw, and Nanny down to Downtown Brewery and while we were walking on some of the same sidewalk I saw a man bring his dog down from his loft and the dog peed into one of the grates. Maybe that's why Emma wouldn't walk on them!

So on the way to lunch we were walking against traffic on the sidewalk and the dogs did fine. On the way back to the car we walked with traffic and that proved to be too much for both doggies. Trucks and such would roll over grates in the road and the noise would really scare them. At one point Dante looked like a spooked horse. If Danielle would not have had a strong hold on him he surely would have run for miles. Now at least we know if we bring them out again to always walk against traffic. All in all they had a great time at the actual lunch and they even got to meet a cute little girl and a police officer.

For Mawmaw and Pawpaw's visit we went to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge one day (yeah for shopping) and Dollywood another day with Nanny and the boys. Mawmaw also watched Ethan for us so that Philip and I could go out to dinner for the second time in two weeks! Philip and I didn't quite know what to do with ourselves.

I hope everyone had a good time on their visits up here. It's hard to get use to doing everything for Ethan during the day and not having full time helpers.

Baba update: Carmen was taken off of full bed rest and put on modified bed rest so that is great! We even got to run a very important errand together yesterday: 1/2 price slushes at Sonic. Keep praying for baby Baba to be in a safe "home" and for the rest of the pregnancy to continue in health. Thanks!

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