WATCH: From aww to ‘oh no.’ Snowy excitement turns into mud run

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A local dad said he captured video of the moment his toddler went from cute mode to 'oh no.' It happened on Saturday in southern Vigo County. Chris Essex told FTN Saturday started out with rain at almost 50 degrees. That led to muddy areas outside of the family's apartment. … Continue reading WATCH: From aww to ‘oh no.’ Snowy excitement turns into mud run

Three-year-old demands bite of raw potato, thinking it was an apple

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - Red potato or apple? That was the argument a local toddler tried to make It happened on Friday morning at three-year-old Alex Essex demanded a bite of an apple he saw his father, Chris Essex, slicing. The only problem? Chris says it was a red potato. "I was dicing the … Continue reading Three-year-old demands bite of raw potato, thinking it was an apple

Toddler shares inspiration for “The Brain” artwork

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A local toddler has finished work on a new piece of fridge artwork. Alex Essex, 3, calls the drawing The Brain. According to Alex's parents, he worked for almost 10 minutes off and on while completing the art. "It was like watching a master at work...I have never seen someone … Continue reading Toddler shares inspiration for “The Brain” artwork

“A sick day is much different when you have a kid…” Children’s Museum kissing incident suspected in bringing stomach bug into local home

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A local dad blames a stomach bug his family has been sharing on a kiss during a trip to the Terre Haute Children's Museum. Chris, Ami, and three-year-old Alex Essex have all been sick with some sort of stomach bug over the last week. Chris and Ami were both hit … Continue reading “A sick day is much different when you have a kid…” Children’s Museum kissing incident suspected in bringing stomach bug into local home

Toy loses its head during curly fry incident

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A local toy is dead after a lunch time incident. It happened Sunday afternoon in southern Vigo County. The toy was identified as five-month-old Anna. According to parents on the scene, the incident happened when three-year-old Alex Essex was trying to stick the toy's head through the round part of … Continue reading Toy loses its head during curly fry incident

Dad hopes superglued glasses will hold out just a little longer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad said he hopes his superglued glasses can hold on just a couple more weeks after ordering his new ones. Back in December, then two-year-old Alex Essex broke his father's glasses while the two were roughhousing. 36-year old Chris Essex says he doesn't blame Alex, since the … Continue reading Dad hopes superglued glasses will hold out just a little longer

Toddler receives five minutes of time out time for ripping vertical blind off of sliding door

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A local toddler is accused of ripping another vertical blind off of the sliding glass door. Parents have accused three-year-old Alex Essex of ripping the blind down, causing almost $3 in damages. The most recent incident allegedly happened Thursday evening. Ami Essex reportedly walked into the living room and saw … Continue reading Toddler receives five minutes of time out time for ripping vertical blind off of sliding door

‘I wanted the floor to swallow me.’ Toddler lifts his shirt screaming ‘touch my nipple’ in the middle of library

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A trip to the library turned embarrassing for one local mom. The incident happened around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon at the Vigo County Public Library. That is where Ami Essex took her three-year-old son Alex to play, and pick up some new books. While the two were in the busy kids … Continue reading ‘I wanted the floor to swallow me.’ Toddler lifts his shirt screaming ‘touch my nipple’ in the middle of library

Mom has language relapse after one night of gaming

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - The 'oh darns' and 'oh my gosh' style of language was replaced with a bit of vulgar as a local mom has a relapse in front of her toddler. The relapse happened on Sunday as the family was leaving Meijer on Terre Haute's east side. According to Ami Essex's husband … Continue reading Mom has language relapse after one night of gaming

Dad says he feels like he breaking the law when he spikes his toddler’s drink

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A local dad said he feels like he is doing something illegal when he puts medicine in his toddler's drink. 36-year-old Chris Essex said his son Alex, 3, is dealing with his molar teeth coming in, giving him some apparent pain. "A lot of drool, he is telling us his … Continue reading Dad says he feels like he breaking the law when he spikes his toddler’s drink