The mystery of the penguin on top of the tv station was finally solved – and the 3-year-old wasn’t too far off

For a year, three-year-old Alex was telling his mom and dad he was seeing a penguin on top of his father's tv station place of work...parents finally figured out what he was looking at - and he wasn't that far off. Here's what it was.

‘This was his one and only bucket list item…’ Three-year-old receives up close look at water tower

MEROM, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County three-year-old fulfilled a life-long dream of seeing a water tower up close. The dream came true for three-year-old Alex Essex In Merom, Indiana on Tuesday. While exploring the town's park, Alex noticed the water tower nearby and asked if he could go look at it. As long as … Continue reading ‘This was his one and only bucket list item…’ Three-year-old receives up close look at water tower

‘…that’s when the idea of the walk back up sunk in.’ Parents shamed by three-year-old during walk up 100 plus bluff steps

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - A pair of Terre Haute parents were forced to admit they were getting older while visiting the Merom Bluffs in Sullivan County. It happened Tuesday evening after Chris and Ami Essex decided to take a trip to the bluffs with their three-year-old, Alex. "I've only been there for work, and … Continue reading ‘…that’s when the idea of the walk back up sunk in.’ Parents shamed by three-year-old during walk up 100 plus bluff steps

Toddler dives for the bushes after getting in fight with Jeep

PARIS,Ill. (FTN) - A Terre Haute toddler was accused of starting a fight with a remote control/drive-able Jeep. It happened on Sunday when three-year-old Alex Essex visited his grandmother in Paris, Illinois. The Jeep is a Power Wheels style vehicle that can either be controlled by the child in the driver's seat, or by a … Continue reading Toddler dives for the bushes after getting in fight with Jeep

Toddler caught trying to fight a tree in local park

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - A local toddler was caught on camera trying to fight a tree in a Vigo County park. It happened on Wednesday at Fowler Park. Three year old Alex Essex was caught on video taking a stick and hitting a portion of the tree over and over. His parents say there … Continue reading Toddler caught trying to fight a tree in local park

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

‘Get the duck away from me,’ Local toddler wants nothing to do with ducks at local park

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - An outing at a local park had unexpected results for a Terre Haute family on Sunday. The Essex family went to Deming Park on the city's east side. Before they walked out the door, father, 36-year-old Chris Essex grabbed an almost stale loaf of bread. Chris said it was so … Continue reading ‘Get the duck away from me,’ Local toddler wants nothing to do with ducks at local park