Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lots to tell about Easton

I haven't been very good about posting here or writing in my journal lately, but there are a lot of great things that Easton has been doing that I want to make sure I record somewhere. I think I'll post them here to get them down on paper and share our fun with you all.

-Today Easton refused to sit or lay in the tub. He wanted to stand- and he can. I am not encouraging it, but he can pull himself up and stand with one hand on the faucet and the other on the wall or grabbing for things. He stands with one foot flat on the ground and the other on tippy-toe. Despite how unsafe it is, he can stay this way for a long time. He also pulls himself up to the edge of the tub to play with me. Apparently this is much more fun than the toys I put in there with him. He has been crawling around in the tub for a while now, but now it's onto standing.

-On Tuesday this week he jumped in the tub with me while I was showering. He pulls himself up to stand next to the tub and watch while I am showering. The next thing I know, he had slid head first into the tub, jammies and all. I was so surprised; we just stripped him and he showered with me. It was definitely the funniest shower I have ever had. We now have to keep the bathroom doors shut because he'll try to get in at any time.

- Once he figured out how to get in the tub, we realized we really had to lower his crib. He stands in it all the time now and loves to stand by the door and yell/scream for us to "come get him out!"

- On Tuesday he also climbed his first stair. He LOVES to pull himself up by the railing on the stairs and hold on with one hand. He just grins and grins; you can tell how cool he thinks he is. Well now he has started to put a knee on the first step and the next thing I knew, he had gotten his whole self up that step. I was amazed! He just started crawling like 2 weeks ago!

- Easton is also really good at balancing now. He can easily transfer himself using different hands to hold onto things and even balance on his own for 3-5 seconds. He LOVES to hold onto one of our hands and just walk around the house.

-I think he'll be walking as soon as possible. You can tell his knees just hurt sometimes from all the crawling when he starts getting into the plank position. Its amazing to see how strong he is just holding himself in a plank on his hands and feet.

-Easton has also taken up playing the guitar. He loves to strum and bang all parts of Dad's guitar and has been showing steady improvement the more he "plays." :)
-He has weaned himself of his binkie at 7 months. One day he just decided he didn't want it anymore and hasn't taken it since. Some days I miss it, but I'm sure its better than confiscating it in a few months.

-Favorite foods currently are: Cheerios (plain, Honey Nut, and Banana Nut), anything Dad or Mom are eating- especially when Dad shares treats, banana, and sweet potato.

-Easton has his 2 bottom teeth and one of his top front teeth. He is working on teething his second top tooth and also a third tooth up top which is next to his front one. He'll have 5(!) teeth in another week or so.

In other news Soren is adjusting to his sling. (He had shoulder surgery the week of Christmas.) He'll be in it for another 4 weeks and then onto physical therapy.

I have just been working on my business. Yesterday we went down to Pike's Place Market and found a children's boutique that agreed to sell belts for us on consignment. I have a busy week ahead of finishing business cards, making belts, creating tags for the belts, and getting it all ready to take down to the store. Its very exciting though and brings a lot of satisfaction.

We are excited for the new year and all that it may bring!


Jimmy & Amy said...

I cannot believe how big Easton is getting!!! What a cutie! Good luck Soren with physical therapy. We've been down that route too many times. The more you listen and do what the therapist says the sooner you're healed! Miss ya!

Heather said...

Easton sure looks grown up! That is a fun age when they are so curious. Garrett just started to scoot and I am not sure if I am ready to bust out the baby gate and baby proof yet. Sounds like you have your hands full with him over there. He is so cute.

Seth and Brittney said...

That's so funny about the plank position because Shaely does that all the time now! It's so funny to watch them maneuver in and out of weird positions when they're learning. I can't believe how fast they change and grow, and your boy is already learning ahead of the game! I'm sure you're freaking out with all the stuff he can do now. Plus he is a stud. Fun post.

Bamamoma said...

I can't believe how much he is growing. You should totally be grateful he weaned himself of the binkie. We had to finally take Eden's away this past summer and it was a painful week for all three of us! Fun pics, thanks for sharing.

Griff-Fam said...

Easton is so cute! I think the balancing in his daddy's hands helped him be ahead of the game, I can't believe he just started crawling and can already pull up and stand! That really is amazing. How sweet! Congrats on the business.

Ashley Lauren Trunnell said...

Cute stuff. That's great you found a place to sell your belts! My favorite part about making stuff is the packaging.... like you said tags, business cards, etc. It's pretty fun!

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jenny said...

Ah your life is so together! Sometimes I cannot believe that you have KIDS! Well, kid. I love it! You are such a good mom. I miss you!

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