Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Developing Language Skills

Eddie's language skills have improved vastly over the past two weeks. He says a lot of phrases now. He puts words together and even says some sentences. I am just so amazed how fast this change has taken place that I have to share some of the things he has said in the last couple of days.

Every time Eddie sees a cat he says "a cat". We babysit a girl named Kat on Tuesdays. When she walked into church on Sunday, Eddie pointed to her and said, "A Kat!". He knows her name for sure!

Eddie loves to stir. He always has the mixing bowls, spoons, and the mixer out. After stirring some air in a bowl on Monday night, he ran around the house yelling in delight, "I stir! I stir! I stir!". It was so fun!

Eddie was putting the beaters in the electric mixer last night (what is it about kids and appliances?!?!). After putting a beater in successfully, he called out, "I put it in!". I was so impressed with his big sentence. ("Put" and "it" were slurred together so much that they almost sounded like one word. "In" was more like "i'".

Last night Eddie farted. He was a little concerned about the noise and the feeling. I reassured him that it was okay and told him he had farted. Then he said, "I far'!". A few minutes later he hiccuped. He put his finger in his mouth (as if he were pointing) and said, "I far'!". It was hilarious!

Thanksgiving Comparison

I can't believe how much a baby changes in a year!!!

We spent last Thanksgiving at my brother's house. We spent this Thanksgiving at one of Ben's school friend's houses. We had a lot of fun. Eddie especially loved their cat and ladling spoonfuls of sausage stuffing into the vegetarian stuffing dish. We were thankful to have been invited to a Thanksgiving dinner!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Our Parking Lot Walks

Eddie likes to be outside, so we often take morning walks. Here are some cute pictures from one of our recent walks.

Eddie always unzips his coat to the very bottom as soon as I put it on. Luckily he can't completely unzip it yet.

Eddie loves crunching the leaves with his feet.

In hot pursuit of one of the many cats in our parking lot.

Checking under the truck for a cat.

Checking the mail.

Wishful thinking, but no one sent us a package!

Sitting on a ledge. I know he got excited about something he saw, but I don't remember what it was. Cute expression, though, eh?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Pizza Chef

A couple of nights ago, Eddie sat on Ben's lap while he made pizza. Before we knew it, Eddie was piling the cheese and pepperoni on the bread.

The toppings didn't always make it on to the pizza!

Our adorable little pizza chef!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

All Grown Up

Eddie thinks he is all grown up and insists on taking all of his snacks at the table, rather than in his booster seat that is in the kitchen. He walks up to a kitchen chair and points to it. When I put him in it (I love that he doesn't try to climb by himself!), he points into the kitchen, indicating his desire for a snack. He sits and waits patiently until I deliver.

Baseball Capped

Eddie loves wearing Ben's hats. One of his favorite games these days is to have us all take turns putting Ben's hat on.

It is also so fun if we throw the hat high in the air.

Here he is pointing to the hat, telling me to take a picture of it.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Park Pictures

Look at this cute little elf I spotted at the park!

Isn't he adorable?!!

Random Pictures

Eddie is starting to take a few running steps. I think you can almost tell in this picture.

Eddie loves to wrap clothes around his neck for our entertainment. Silly guy!

Eddie has recently come up with this really sweet-sounding, soft, high-pitched voice that he uses when he talks. If he is excited, he will still talk loud. Otherwise, he uses his new voice. He has also begun to say "bye-bye" to everything. As I put away every item from the clean dishwasher, he says "bye-bye" to it. He especially loves saying "bye-bye" to the "bac-bac" (the vacuum). I wish you could hear his sweet voice, but you can see this picture of him saying "bye-bye" to the camera. You can see in his face how sweet he is about his "bye-bye"s.