Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

52 : 24 (part 2)

Ewan is a talking machine, so much so that we have lost track of words and are now keeping track of phrases. We have "I did it" and "I got it" and "thank you". All of these phrases are so cute we can hardly stand it and we beg him to say them over and over for us.

Another new development is the introduction of Ewan's potty, which you see in this week's picture. Ewan has yet to use it, but he will tell us when he is going in his diaper so the pediatrician recommended getting it to introduce the concept, and it is now his favorite seat in the house.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

52 : 23 (part 2)

Today Ewan and I spent the morning on the Stanford campus. Ewan is a subject in a social cognition study that is looking at how children create word associations, and how that influences speech acquisition. He wore a camera on his head while we played with toys and chatted. He was a great subject, he even cleaned up the play room at the end. As a thank you they offered him the ability to take one thing from a bin full of toys, I was very proud when he selected a book, of course it is on trucks, but none the less. As we wandered the campus he was right at home and loved the Rodin sculptures!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

52 : 22 (part 2)

17 months! Like I say every month this one is even better :) Ewan is loving and communicative, showing us what he wants, and having an opinion if he doesn't get it. We have even more words, it is difficult to keep count now: ball, bubbles, dog, banana... This last weekend we took Ewan to play with a 2 year old friend and a 4 year old friend, and he was in HEAVEN. The four year old boy was his fast running hero, and he was the 2 year old girl's shadow. While Ewan is with friends at school everyday, and swimming pals on Saturday, it was so nice to enjoy a lovely outdoor dinner with children playing on the lawn. At this point Ewan is really transitioning from parallel play to interacting with pals and it is awesome to watch.

It seems that Ewan is growing again, he is eating and sleeping like crazy... and he honestly seems bigger every morning. He is on the verge of outgrowing all of his current shoes and we have started buying 3T clothes, because what is the point of buying 2Ts when the delta on the sizing chart is 3 pounds, and he is already longer than the 2T prescribes? The betting has begun on what Ewan's 18 month measurements will be and I am playfully planning a 1.5 year birthday party in my head!

EP's Official 17 Month Photo - Taken August 8, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

52 : 21 (part 2)

Oh the difference a year makes. I turned a year older last Friday, and Ewan and I celebrated with our traditional Blue Bottle coffee date --- 2 consecutive years makes a tradition right?! I stand by the fact that Ewan is the best gift I have ever received, but I was pretty spoiled by my guys, AND Auntie M who watched Ewan overnight so we could escape to Las Vegas for 36 hours of bliss! It was our first overnight away from Ewan, we definitely missed him more than he missed us.