Ewan at 22 months

Ewan is quickly approaching his two year old mark and has become quite a little boy, no longer a baby, despite what Celia may call him. He is off and running with big plans for his every moment. These days he’s constantly telling us what happened previously, what’s going on now, or what he wants. He mostly tell it in one word story lines and you have to guess the rest. Like “Park! Dog! Ball!” if we went to the park and played with a dog with a ball. He also has created his own joke as he tries to copy his sisters knock knock jokes. Here’s how it goes:

Ewan – “knock knock”

You – “Who’s there?”

Ewan – “Ahh Oooo”

You – “Ahh Oooo Who?”

Ewan – laughs hysterically, not understanding that he hasn’t finished the joke yet

Ewan always wants to be in motion, inside or out, generally out. He loves to play with all kinds of balls, from basket balls to base balls to bouncy balls, throwing, kicking and shooting. He is also very much in love with his bike and has learned how to glide on it already picking up his feet once he’s got some speed and balancing. He’ll play by himself for a little while, but each sport and game only lasts a short time before he’s onto something new. At the playground he’s climbing, jumping and swinging around on everything he can reach and he loves to dig in the sand.

At home inside he loves to dance around with his sisters. He wears the tutus, dresses and ballet shoes along with them dancing to the Frozen soundtrack. He commonly asks for Elsa and Anna by name and can point them out on all the products that you find around.

The last month around our house has been particularly exciting because they knocked a house down on our street and are tearing up Mass Ave. to rebuild it. So we’ve been watching all the huge trucks knock down the house, destroy the road and reconstruct it from the foundation up. We have spent many hours over the last few weeks sitting on the ground across the street from the house watching them work, digging, pouring, nailing and sawing. They’ve just put the roof on, and all the walls are up so I imagine it won’t be so exciting to watch much longer as they’ll be doing mostly inside work. But every couple of days I have to chase Ewan down the street to get him back when he decides he wants to watch ‘house’ instead of doing things like taking Celia to school.

With Ewan’s increased vocabulary he is very fond of telling everyone what he wants and what they should be doing. He’s very picky about who changes his diaper and puts on his shoes or cuts his pancakes. Sometimes we can oblige, and sometimes we can’t like when he wants his diaper changed by daddy during the day while Jordi is at work. He’s figured out some great stalling tactics along these lines.

At home he’s always very interested in what I’m doing and he loves to sweep and cook along side me now. He wants to stir, pour and measure. I can set him up for a good ten minutes of play by giving him two water cups, water and a rag to clean the spills while he practices pouring the water from one object to another. Also during quiet times he loves to sit with us all and make art with stickers, crayons, and markers. He just gained the dexterity to get some stickers unstuck from their sheet himself. Once he turns two I’ll start to teach him how to use scissors. He is very pour of his art work and immediately demands that it be put on the wall. Often though he comes along and deconstructs it later.

  • Size/weight: 24 month clothes, need to weigh him
  • Favorite food: breastmilk, cheese, pasta, blueberries
  • Favorite toy: balls
  • Favorite book: A Birthday For Cow (or he calls it ‘toot!’ because it’s the first word in the book)
  • Favorite activity: throwing and jumping
  • Sleeping: bedtime ~8:45; one short nap at 1:30; gets up 7am
  • New skill: Riding the balance bike
  • Teeth: 17 and more coming
  • Vocalizations: Using two words together and telling stories

Ewan up close


Ewan on his bike

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