Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Last entry!


Hello everyone!

This is a note from mommy and the last entry for this blog! Our new blog can be found at http://thewildricefamily.blogspot.com

Since we are expecting our 2nd child, it seemed more prudent to combine everything into one blog. Quite frankly, it's a lot of work to take care of so many blogs! Ethan's baby antics (http://ababysstory.blogspot.com) will still be up, as well as this one, just no more new posts to them.

Overall, we are all doing well. Ethan continues to learn new signs and make up ones for words we haven't gotten to yet! Those are especially hard to figure out! He's enjoying his new pre-school and loves the fact that he has his own locker. We have yet to tell him what it means to be a "big brother", but that will come soon. I just hit 12 weeks and am offically in my 2nd trimester. My belly is definately taking shape. Now, how to make sure Ethan understands is a whole new ball park!!!

Well, we hope to see many new comments on our new blog and we promise to send emails to all our friends and family once it's tweeked!
Love,

The Wild Rice Family

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Birthday Bash!



Well! Saturday was my birthday party and I had a blast! My friends Beckett and Zoey were able to make it, which was really nice because all these older people really don't know how to have fun!

We all had a ton of cake and ice-cream and I had really nice presents to open! Lola got me a bunch of books and mommy reads them to me everyday! Mommy says that granny contributed to my college fund and I got various other things that are fun too! Here's a picture of me in my birthday outfit.

I had my 3 year old doctor visit and it went well. They gave me a book too! I love it. It's called, Silly Little Goose. Mommy read it to me while we waited for the doctor. I'm 35.1 LBS and I'm 3ft 1.75 inches tall. Dr Danish says I'm tall and skinny, but very healthy! I got a shot too. :< I cried, but mommy said that I was all done when I started. Mommy took me to McDonalds afterwards and got me some apples. I love apples!

Well, I better get going! It's nap time!
Love, Ethan

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I'm 3 Today!


Happy Birthday to ME! I'm 3 today! And do you know how I spent my day. In the doctor's office! Last night I hurt my hip. I don't know what happened but I had a boo boo. Mommy gave me medicine and said she would call the doctor if it still hurt in the morning. This morning I couldn't get out of bed and I couldn't walk. Mommy wouldn't let me go to school and daddy took us to the doctor's office. They said I had a virus that can incubate in the hip and it's caught like a cold. After X-Rays and bloodwork, mommy and daddy took me to McDonalds for apples and french fries. I was sad I couldn't play on the gym, but mommy let me have a cup cake when we got home.

Here's a picture of me hunting easter eggs. I love my eggs so don't touch them!

My 1st day of pre-school was Monday. I cried when I 1st got there, but I got my own locker and had a blast opening it and putting my stuff in. I also get to potty like a big boy there. There are more kids to play with and a bigger play ground too! My 2nd day went well. I made a wind sock and colored a picture for mommy and daddy. I think I'll go back. It's fun so far!

Well, it's bed time, so I better get going!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm going to be a big brother!


HI everyone!

I'm enjoying cantalope and hot dogs for lunch! I love ketchup with my hot dogs!

Well, a lot of things have been going on for me. 1st, I'm going to big boy school! Mommy and daddy were able to get me set up in pre-school and I got to meet my teacher and everything. I love it. I start right before my birthday. I'm so excited!

2nd, I'm going to be a big brother. I'm not quite sure what that means yet, but mommy and daddy are really happy!

Well, I've got to go. It's time to clean up my toys and get ready for bed!
Love,
Ethan

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Another note from Mommy!


Hello all!

Another note from mommy! Ethan has just had so much going on he is just too exhausted to write!

Well, since we last posted, my birthday had come and gone and Ethan's signing continues to improve. We add more words all the time. In this picture he is signing 'green.' He's such a poser! Anyways, yesterday the Ravenna School Psychologist went to Ethan's school to observe him in a school setting and observe his speech session with that schools speech pathologist. He has been greatly improving the last few weeks, but they still feel there is too much of a delay in speech for him to continue without services, so we are now preparing for pre-school! The last full week in March is spring break, then starting the Monday after, our little man is off to Brown Elementary for his very 1st crack at pre-school. I will be driving him because I just don't think I'm ready for the bus. I think Ethan is...it's just a mommy thing!

Anyways, Ethan's speech has also been improving of sorts. He was always able to say 'dada' and 'daddy', but now he actually calls for daddy. For mommy he says, 'baba'. He can say 'm' and 'a', but putting them together is his biggest issue. He says, "bye bye" really well and we are still working on 'open' and 'up.' We are trying to be really hopeful, and like I said, his signing is greatly improving! He can sign bigger words like 'restaurant' and combo words like ' help'. It shows his hand/eye co-ordination is greatly improving.

Well, not much more to report at the moment. He's been a little monkey with his climbing antics, but a great boy all around.
Love,
Ethan's Mommy

Saturday, January 05, 2008

33 Months old!


Ethan's sick so this is mommy writing today! Our little man is growing up so fast. Here is a picture of him really thinking where to put his next magnetix ball! He just has to stick that tongue out whenever he thinks really hard.

Well, he's been up to a lot lately. Ethan has finally started interacting with other kids and has finally started to make new friends. He has his long time buddy, Beckett, who just turned 1. Ethan had a blast at Beckett's party, where he got to play with many children of his age. He especially loved Beckett's christmas present of a 'ball pen'. We'll have to do something about that for his birthday. Anyways, Ethan has also made a friend at his school, Happy Day. Odd that his new friend is also named Ethan! It's nice to seem him interact and play with other kids!

His vocabulary, at least sign-language wise, has become a huge thing. He can watch a sign language video and soak up the words as I struggle to keep up! We still wait for the vocal words, but he babbles A LOT now. His personal speech therapist says it should be soon! I can't wait! I'm ever so anxious. I have yet to hear, "I love you mommy".... or "mommy" for that matter. It's very hard emotionally to not hear it although I am very certain he does love me.

We are also starting to go through various other things now that he will soon turn 3! We are currently in transition to leave Help Me Grow and enter Pre-School. It's a scary thought to have everyone whose been there since he was 18 months old, to all the sudden leave. We have a speech therapist at RMH that we pay for so she will always be around, but our service co-ordinator (HMG), behavior specialist (FCLC) and his current school (Happy Day) just leave! Everyone who was familiar goes. I can't wait because it starts a new exciting chapter that doesn't have me running around to different appointments, but at the same time, I'm very scared. This very familiar support system is going to be gone and at this point in time, I wouldn't know what to do if I needed help! Well, I guess I'll learn soon enough since Ralph & I will have to go to transition meetings and all! Ethan will have his 1st evaluation for pre-school in February. It will be about 2+ hours long. Luckily it is during his good time...Morning! He's having evals right now at Happy Day by the speech therapist there and by the pre-school psych who is observing him at Happy Day! ARGHHHH!! It's so frustrating to wait!

The little man is also growing so fast! He's about 35 LBS and growing! He's also about 36 inches and growing taller. He'll have his 3 year well check in April so we'll see just how tall he'll get! Well, this tired mommy is signing off! Hope everyone has enjoyed Ethan's growth and antics as we can post them!
Love,
Mommy

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas!!!


I LOVE Christmas! Santa came and left me a ton of toys. I got puzzles, magnetix, cars & assessories, and bead puzzles. I love ripping paper. That was the best part. YAY!! I have so much to play with! Here's a picture of my mommy and lola & pappo! You can see auntie's arm in the picture too.

We ate a lot too. I didn't have meat though. I had a ton of oranges and chocolate! I love cookies. Well, just had to update everyone on my VERY WONDERFUL Christmas! I'll write more later!