If I'm being honest (and I'm always being honest...I tend to not filter much), this past year, 18 months 'til now, has been tough. Real tough. When he turned two and we were in the midst of settling into a new house and growing a baby, I kept telling myself that if we could just make it to two and a half, all would be right in the world. At two and a half we were going to see the light and I'm happy to report we have. Thank the Lord! Finally, this strong willed, crazy toddler can be reasoned with and while it's not always rainbows and sunshine over here...life is a lot more sane and dare I say...a lot more fun.
If you asked me to describe Ethan, I would tell you that he is independent, confident, free-spirited and determined. In fact, he told me he didn't want to wear diapers anymore and without much help from me, he is now fully potty trained (minus night time). Whoop, whoop! I have high hopes for his future folks (like he's going to be able to put me up in a nice guest house when I'm old and wrinkly...more wrinkly). I know he will be able to do anything his little heart desires. I'd also tell you that he keeps me on my toes and laughing continuously. Life would be so boring without him...I'd probably live longer of course, but it wouldn't be worth it.
He's constantly on the move these days. As of recently, he doesn't even slow down to nap. Seriously...no naps anymore. Send wine! Since he usually ends up being a big blur in pictures, I've really been relying on video lately in order to truly capture the toddler essence. After seeing Katie's interview with her little girl, I just knew it would be the perfect thing to do with Ethan. I was so surprised that he cooperated as well as he did. I had to edit like crazy, but I got it down to 6 minutes and without further adieu...here's Ethan in as close as to real life as most of you will ever get ;) (Click the little square thing with arrows by HD to go full screen)