Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ethan at 10 Months

Ethan turned 10 months on Thursday!  Our baby is really growing up fast with big changes everyday!  Here are some of the things Ethan has learned to do in the past month:
  • He can pull himself up to walking yet.
  • He likes to point.
  • He does a funny hand-salute/hail-Hitler motion that we think is the start of a "wave".
  • He loves opening and closing doors, especially the ones with the pinch guards that cause the doors to bounce back at him.
  • Still only two teeth!
  • No real words yet...just lots of Dadas and the occasional Muhm but not necessarily directed at either of us.
  • His favorite book is still Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
  • He likes to turn the pages when we read to him.
  • He eats more variety of food but still likes perfectly smooth textures.  He can even eat apples now.  Some favorites are: sweet potatoes, eggplant, peaches, mangos, squash, and banannas.
  • He likes yogurt mixed with fruit. We've also put a little whole milk on his far no allergy problems!
  • He is getting better at eating puffs.  They are usually spit out but every now and then he gets one chewed/dissolved and swallowed.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tennessee Aquarium

Ethan and Cayne enjoying penguins flying through the water and waddling on land.
Today we took a day-trip to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.  I had never been to the aquarium but Cayne had and kept telling me how neat it was.  I'm glad we went because it was a cool couple of buildings (one for freshwater fish and one for saltwater fish).  Ethan really seemed to enjoy it too.  He liked the penguins the best (they waved at him lots because they thought he was waving at him when he was really just excited and flapping around). I couldn't get a good picture of it because the waving and flapping was too fast but it was hilarious!  

We stopped at a Cracker Barrel for lunch on the way there.

This is the closest to a shark I ever want to get in a shark cage!