Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Pottery Place

On Saturday we decided to go and paint pottery. Ian received a gift certificate for his birthday and I figured it was time to use it...6 months later! I had big dreams that this was going to be a wonderful family project...but have you ever taken a 17 month into a pottery place? He looks around and says "Wow" and then "UP" (which actually means down since he was already being held...more Ianisms to follow in a later blog). We then saw a big sign that said "You break you buy" so Ian was not put down! Our first decision was what to paint. So we decided on a T.V. tray and we would make a sea scene. Now for those of you that know Joe and I we are not the most creative people in the world. I have a hard time drawing a straight line so when the lady asked what we wanted to put on the sea scene we just looked at each other. I painted the background while Joe entertained Ian. Then it was time for Ian to have his hands painted to make the fish...well he wasn't a big fan of that. He screamed at first and then balled his hand into a fist when we tried to put it onto the pottery. Yikes...we then distracted him by giving him a sucker! Yes, we have a 17 month a sucker but it was under 3 adults supervising and only long enough to get 2 prints of his hand! Then we moved to his foot which was very funny. He is so ticklish he laughed and laughed. After we had that done the lady running the place felt sorry for us since we are so uncreative and said she would finish it for us:) This is after Ian wiped paint all over his clothes and started screaming so she probably just wanted to get rid of us! Whew...what an outing...not quite the family experience that I had envisioned but it was one for the scrapbook!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

17 Months...where does the time go?

Can you beleive it? Ian is 17 months old today. Joe and I are truly blessed by this little guy and his silly antics! Tonight we celebrated 17 months with a chocolate donut. As you can see from teh picture he really enjoyed it! He also got to sit at the table (or stand) while we had dinner so he thought he was a big boy. Ian has started responding to us so much. When we tell him to come her he does! WOO HOO! But along with that he also has his own little streak of rebellion but when he has to go to time out he sits there and then gets hugs afterwards.

He loves the Veggie Tales so we sing those to daycare and home. His favorite is the wheels on the bus so he goes around saying "sh sh sh" like the mommy on the bus. Tonight he was singing EIEIOOOOO...And he says PEASE!!!! What a cutie! When he calls me he doesn't just say mommy, he says mommy mommy mommy.

Sunday he took his first fall down the stairs. I did not put the gate back up and he followed me upstairs, got his football from his room, and then tried to go down the stairs on his belly carrying the football. This did not work well so he tumbled most of the way down. Once we figured out he was ok we picked him up and he said "ball"! He is 110% boy!

More to all!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Labor Day

Labor Day was full of fun and friends here in TN! We had about 25 friends over for a cookout and play time. And boy did they play! I never knew Ian could get so dirty! He played hard with the big kids and never thought twice about going where they went! He climbed UP the 3 foot slide! We finally managed to get him in his high chair for dinner and when we came back he was saying "up" and his tray was clean so we got him out. Well...he had stuffed the food behind him so that he could get down and play!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Wow Dad...You're the coolest!

Friday night Joe bought Ian a playset from a neighbor. Ian has had so much fun on it. He and Joe played for 2 hours and wore each other out. Ian also discovered how much he liked to cut the grass. So Mommy and he rode around on the tractor. As I write this Joe and Ian are experiencing their first Hokie football game together. Tech just got a touchdown and Ian is saying "YAY"! Stay tuned for future blogs...