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Saturday was Kal’s birthday and we celebrated here at the house. The poor guy got a fever at 8pm the night before and got hardly any sleep all night. He was not real happy the afternoon of his big 1st birthday. He was a trooper though and hung out with us outside for his big party. We put him down to eat his birthday cupcake that his mom made but he wasn’t terribly excited. So we filmed him having at it again the next night (tonight)… which was a bit more fun because he was feeling a lot better.
Enjoy!

Here’s the fist take on signing happy birthday to kal:

Here’s a video of Kal getting whacked in the face by the elastic strap on his birthday hat.


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Big Boy!

Kal amazes me everyday with all the new stuff he can do. He pointed
for the first time yesterday! He was sitting in his high chair
fussing to get out and then he saw me get out an avocado to cut up for
my lunch. He pointed and babbled with a big grin on his face because
he wanted some. He loves avocados! I just started to show him how to
point to things in a book the day before.


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Holiday Moose

Ethan told me he was a moose with moose ears. How cute!


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Rainbow

We saw a beautiful rainbow this morning outside our house. Ethan took
the picture. 🙂


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We have a climber!

Kal was playing on the floor and decided to climb up next to the couch
from a crawling position. He was very proud of himself and now he
keeps trying to do it again. We will definitely be lowering the crib
this weekend!


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Drawing of us

This is the first drawing of ethan's that actually resembles a person.
Ok, so I did draw the nice round circle and the cowboy hat on the
left, but the rest was him. This is actually a picture of Ethan on the
left and me on the right. He drew a neck and a tummy for the bodies.
I did ask Ethan if they were happy and he said that they are thinking.
Not too bad for an almost 3 year old.

Ethan has started using new words that I don't think he learned from
us. The latest ones are jealous and command. He said that I was
jealous, bur he wasn't sure what it meant when I asked him. He also
commanded me to come play with him tonight. I told him that he should
ask instead of commanding…we'll see if this one pops up again.

I also started Ethan on a learn to read program. It is "teach your
child to read in 100 easy lessons". He is doing pretty good at it so
far. The hard part is to keep him focused. I read in a review for the
book that someone used stuffed animals as guest presenters to help
teach. I tried it today and it worked out well. Sebastian (ethan's
husky) helped out today. He will be reading In no time!


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Napper

Ethan wanted to take a nap on the couch today instead of in his
bedroom. He still insisted on having layers of blankets though. He
actually slept really well and through all my busy work around him.


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Go Cardinals!

Friday was football shirt day at daycare. Ethan got to break out his
cardinals jersey for the first time this season. We had a busy day
going to the slide, the pet store and lunch with the cousins. Ethan
and Kal were great the whole time. I couldn't help taking the picture
of Kal snoozing with his hands crossed. He looks like such an angel!


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Rolly Polly

Kal is rolling all over the place! I went into his room tonight
because he was fussy and found him rolled over in his tummy in his
crib with his arm hanging out the side. He was not happy about that,
but he has to learn sometime. I think he still gets a little
surprised when he rolls over. He also started rolling on his side to
fall asleep. I love seeing him grow!


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I’m Growing!

Kal is growing so fast! I heard his first word yesterday…mama. I
was working with him while I was making dinner and he was doing pretty
good at his mmmm sound. Then he was upset at me later that night
because i was giving him nose drops. While he was struggling to get
away, he said mama. He probably would have said something else, if he
knew more words. 🙂

Kal just started on rice cereal this week. I think he likes it. He
opens his mouth pretty wide to smile when I say "yum, yum, yum, yum",
so I slide a spoonful in. Ethan wasn't really into cereal, so I don't
have high hopes. In fact, Ethan wasn't a big fan of being spoon fed at
all, so it will be interesting to see what kal thinks.

Kal's face lights up when he sees familiar faces, especially Ethan. I
know they are going to be such good friends when they are older. Here
are some recent pics of them together.


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