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Week 2 – E2

Posted on February 16, 2013. Filed under: birthday |

Each week E2 is showing us more of his little personality.  He continues to  be a great eater and his sleeping improves nightly.

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Here are some of the boys.

Love E2’s yawning face. 

Also, I can’t believe how strong E2 is, look at what a good job he does picking up his head.

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E2 with Grandma.  Grandma was with us for 2 weeks.  It was awesome.  I cried when she left.

The good news is she left us with a freezer stocked full of cookies.

E1 has a very original way of eating an apple.  I think his leg is an important part of the process.

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A pirate and his first mate.

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Hands crossed, he looks like such a little man.

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Hilarious picture of the E’s. Don’t worry E2 isn’t being hurt.

I think the funniest part is that our old camera was so slow, E1 has a habit of holding his “cheese” face.

It will take a while to undo that habit and teach him to smile for pictures now that we have a faster camera.

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Week 1 – E2

Posted on February 13, 2013. Filed under: birthday |

We have made it through our first 2 weeks as a family of 4.  These are E2’s 1 week photos, his two week photos will be posted soon.

After taking a long hiatus from recording family events, I’m going to try to do a better job for the next few months….at least while I’m on maternity leave.

E1 is adjusting to being a big brother.  He is always concerned about where E2 is, and what he is doing.  Each morning he asks if he can see his baby.

E2 is a very different baby than E1.  E1 came out sleeping for a long 4 or 5 hour stretch each night an eating pretty much every 3 hours.  E2 might sleep for a 3 hours at night if we are lucky.  He often wants to eat every hour.  Getting E2 on a schedule will be a lot harder than it was to get E1 on a schedule.  E2 is very snuggly and sleeps best when he is held.  I’m hoping as he gains weight it will get a little easier.

Speaking of gaining weight, E2 gained 9 ozs in 3 days after initially loses 10 ozs and was back up to his birth weight by the end of his first week.DSC_0201 

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Here are some random pictures from our first week.

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Birthday Celebration

Posted on September 16, 2012. Filed under: birthday, E |

On E’s actual birthday we did did a warm up celebration with a cupcake.

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The following weekend we celebrated with a Pirate themed party on our back deck.

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Some of E’s ship mates.

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J and I made the cake, I must admit I’m proud of how it turned out.

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Cake, presents, friends, family, hugs & lots of squash-buckling

made it a perfect celebration for our little matey.

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2 Years Old

Posted on September 14, 2012. Filed under: birthday, E, pictures |

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I like how this photo session unfolded.

E started out completely disinterested in taking a picture,

and then he started taking his shoes and socks off and throwing them at me

suddenly he was all smiles and hamming it up.

It is fitting that I captured him taking his shoes off because this is a very common occurrence.

He takes his shoes off on he drive home from school and often throws his socks at me.

I call him my little hippie.

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Some words to capture E right now. 

Favorite Color:  Orange

Favorite Number: 2 quickly follow by 5, 3 and 4 don’t exist

Favorite TV Show:  Mr. Rogers, we know it unusual, but he asks for it by name

Favorite Activity:  “Wixing” (Fixing) stuff and helping, especially helping daddy mow the lawn

Favorite Food:  E will eat anything but I think his favorite food is still Milk

He also seems to have gotten his O’s sweet tooth and his J’s pension for sauces and dips

Interests:  trucks, tractors & animals

This little guy has such a sweet, easy & funny personality it is hard not to be smitten with him.

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23 Months

Posted on July 12, 2012. Filed under: birthday, E |

   I just remembered why I try to blog at the same time stuff is happening…because otherwise I can’t recall anything.  This picture is from 2 months ago.  I took it on time, but obviously didn’t post it on time. 

Around that time E had his “word explosion”, suddenly he was saying everything.  This is also when he discovered his baby doll.  After 23 months of taking pictures with my Cabbage Patch doll he claimed it as his own and started calling it “My Baby”.  It is now in his crib along with his whale, gorilla and 7 blankets.  I remember when there wasn’t 1 item in the bed, I was too afraid of the suffocation risks, now he sleeps in a pallet of stuffed animals and blankets.IMG_0186  Here are E and My Baby watching their morning shows.

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Month 22

Posted on May 3, 2012. Filed under: birthday, E, pictures |

This is a “smiling photo”.

Maybe we need a faster camera.

Message to O’s Dad, notice the tee-shirt E is wearing.

We saved it for a special occasion.

If you are wondering what the shirt says, it spells our “Heisenberg” using the periodic table.

You need to watch Breaking Bad (the best show on Television) to understand.

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E is already preparing for his future and practicing spreading shaving cream over his entire face.

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This is from haircut number 5, E is officially a pro at getting his haircut.

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21 Months

Posted on May 1, 2012. Filed under: birthday, E |

I’m not sure what the story is behind this picture. 

It was too long ago for me to remember. 

My guess is he had a blow-out at school because I wouldn’t normally pair that shirt and pants together.

That blow dryer really seems to be making him happy.

Proof that kids don’t need toys. 

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20 Months

Posted on February 19, 2012. Filed under: birthday, life & times |

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20 Months, that is how long it took for E to become a “Big Boy”.

In the past month E has displayed so many big boy attributes.

He has held a girl’s hand.

They grabbed hands in the parking garage going to school and held all the way through the elevator ride.

You can’t blame him, L is so cute.

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On the night of the Super Bowl, he got a bloody nose.

He shrugged it off like it was no big deal.

It looks than it was, the mess on his shirt is from making Valentines.

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He stayed the night at our neighbors house, he left our house and walked next store.

He did look back twice to say good-bye, but never shed a tear about us leaving him.

They had make your own pizzas that night for dinner,

so it is no surprise that E was eager to go to their house.

Here are E and J reading books before going to sleep.

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Despite turning into such a little man,

every once in a while when he is snuggled up with his blanket,

I remember he will always be my baby.

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19 Months

Posted on February 13, 2012. Filed under: birthday, E |

FYI….I just found this Blog in my Live Writer.  I guess I wrote it a few weeks ago, but never posted it….

 

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E is almost 20 months old, so I better get his 19 month picture and update out before it is too late.  It is the story of my life lately, everything is late.  I find I’m spending more time working at night after E goes to sleep, so I haven’t been blogging nearly enough at all.  No worries, I’m not aware of any remaining regular readers, so I don’t have to worry about people hanging on my every word, or lack there of.

 

Per usual E is awesome.  He adds more words everyday.  He is the biggest little helper.  He loves to clean so much, he will make a mess just for the chance to clean it up.  When we were home for MLK day, we spent half the day vacuuming because that is what he wanted to do.  He also loves anything in the kitchen.  It is a tough task, it requires two sets of watching eyes and quick hands to get anything accomplished in the kitchen while E “helps” us.

 

After a  couple weeks of struggling to get E to bed, he is back to basically putting himself to bed without a peep it is amazing.

 

E moved to a new “big kid” class at school, which he absolutely loves.  There is a dramatic play area with a kitchen and lot of fun big kid toys.  The transition from his Infant to Early Toddler class was hard, he cried everyday for 2 weeks, but he barely batted an eye when we moved him from the Early Toddler to Toddler class.

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17 & 18 months….

Posted on December 13, 2011. Filed under: birthday, E |

Things have been pretty crazy lately…so I’m super behind on my documenting what goes on in our lives.  Which means today I have E’s 17 and 18 month photos to share.  Really soak up the 17 month photos because as you will see, he refused to take an 18 month photo.  Daddy was nice enough to pose for a photo instead.

 

As for his stats he weighs 24 lbs and is 32 1/2 inches tall.

 

He has so many words right now, it is hard to list them all.  Mama, Dada, hat, Pop, hot, car, sit, more, milk, please, thank you, water, up, help, open, banana, cracker, happy, two, ball, outside, walk, dog….there are many more, these are just the ones I can think of right now.

 

He loves to attempt to sing songs, his favorites are Ring Around the Rosie, Happy Birthday and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  He also loves it when we do the little pigs on his toes and when we take flashlights and look in every nook and cranny for missing objects like the remote control.

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