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!