Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Has It Been a Year Already?


This is our grandson Ethan and this picture was taken this past Friday evening. We had traveled to the Vancouver area and were staying with his parents, our son and daughter in law.  The first thing we noticed was how much he's grown. No, not the obvious growth that comes at this  stage, but he has long legs and appears to be very tall. It seems he got the "tall genes" from my side of the family and will tower over his mother in a few years hence!


Ethan is also starting to associate words with actions now and so is becoming a patty cake expert, high five's with the best, wriggle dances, and is almost there with blowing kisses when asked.  He has waving "bye bye" down pat. He's very curious about everything around him and it was a treat to watch him discover things and of course it all ends up in his mouth. He crawls like a pro and is lightening fast! You open the dishwasher and he's there in a flash. He's determined to see what's inside and dashes to help every time he hears the door open.  Ethan is very close to walking and that's when the fun and games will really start.



There was a party for the little man. A cozy gathering of 35-40 friends and family! DIL worked like a demon to get the house clean, decorated and the food organized and it turned out wonderfully...


And of course there was cake! Actually two of them. There were a lot of people!



They were both yummy but my favourite was the Italian cake that has a custard cream filling. I'll have to find a shop that sells them over here on the Island!


There were funny hats to wear and candles to blow out.... lots of people singing and taking pictures and then this....


It was inevitable I guess....it was all too much. Dad took him for a break outside for some fresh air and a time out from all the noise and people.  He came back his usual happy self and ready for TOYS!


There was quite a haul of toys for him to play with and much needed larger sized clothes. We got him an Elmo plate, bowl, cup and mini flatware set, complete with sippy cups. Some bright swim shorts for his tots swimming class, a toy train that recites the alphabet and some handwoven baby bibs (made by Martha of  Thistle and Rose Handweaving).  I had hoped to get a picture of him wearing one, but he pulls everything off and after the day he had, I wasn't adding to his over stimulation!


So why didn't I make them? Well, I'm really not much of a sewer and I had also left it too late to start a project. Martha's bibs are simply beautiful....  I know they will get a lot of use as Ethan is teething again and is feeding himself small food items, so meal times are messy!



Here I am with my grandson. He looked so grown up in his little shirt and dress pants. He had a clip on tie but that didn't last 20 seconds!

Thanks for indulging me this personal post.....it did have a small bit of weaving in it!
We had a lot of fun but it sure is nice to be home and we're still getting settled back into our routine... It seems that spring has hit here for sure and so besides housework and  laundry, there will also be window washing and cleaning off decks and tackling gardens. Weaving will be done on a break from the work.   We got to get caught up around here!

7 comments:

Bruce said...

What a great birthday party. He's probably already looking forward to next year's party. A new dirt bike, perhaps? Or a train set?

Well done!

Dawn said...

What a cute and very smart young man. I think he managed very well with all those people!

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Ethan, you are growing fast! Hope your birthday was fun, it sure looks like all of you had a blast. Glad to see that your Mamma likes the new bibs! Hugs to all of you!

Threadbare Designs said...

Wow, Susan, how precious is he?? And beautiful as well. It looked like a great party, including the requisite crying. I'm sure everyone had a great time, and that he slept like a champ after the big day.

Linda said...

What a doll, Susan! It is unbelievable that it is already a year since you posted that he arrived. Glad a fun time was had by all (I think a party of that size is a tad overstimulating for everyone!...especially so for the little ones). Glad you're back and settling back in.

barbara said...

Gosh hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly, Ethan sure is growing up, and such a cute fellow. He looks like a very content little fellow; and I don't blame him for the "melt-down", it just must have been too much for him. Love the handwoven bibs - wow, he should wear those with pride. Thanks for sharing. Weaverly yours ....

Dianne said...

Just gorgeous and the interest in dish washing to be encouraged.