"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Creative Genius

Ethan is destined to be an engineer. It is in his blood. His grandfather and one of his great grandfathers were engineers. Another great grandfather was a mechanic but could have been an engineer too, had he been given the opportunity. Ethan is always tinkering with things and figuring out ways to build and improve anything. We've known he had a mechanical mind since he was about 6 months old.

This morning he was busy digging through the utensil drawers in the kitchen and I could tell he was up to something. A while later I noticed the above figure on the counter top. I looked at it for a while and then asked Ethan about it. He said "Mom, of course it's the silver Iron Man!" As if he was speaking to a dummy; someone below his level. Sure enough, I can see how he sees Iron Man in this. What's awesome is how he used a medicine syringe as the heart piece in the middle. This kid blows me away at times.

1 comment:

Bellie said...

Bri is the same way she is very scientific and analitical for a 2 year old, its crazy how they are just born with these little traits. Congratulations on the new pregnancy!! I had no idea and I crossing my fingers that this baby sticks, yay how exciting!! I love the story of Lauren and her throwing the car down the toilet, hilarious! Its hard to imagine her that way so its so funny :)