Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hanging out at City Lake

Evan and I met my friend Sherri and her daughter Natalie at City Lake on Saturday. Evan and Natalie had a great time on the playground, riding the train and the carousel. Although I think their favorite activity may have been throwing rocks in the lake. It was also great to catch up with Sherri. It is amazing how much they have both grown over the last year. Make sure you check out the last two pictures I have posted and you can really tell the difference.

Evan on the fire truck at City Lake

Evan and Natalie

Waiting on the train

Evan and Natalie--June 2010

Evan and Natalie--June 2009

Monday, May 24, 2010

Strawberry Patch

Evan's class at daycare went to the local Strawberry Patch. As you can probably tell by looking at his face, Evan loves strawberries. His teacher said he would pick a strawberry, take a bite and then put it in his basket.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Evan's Daycare Picture

These are pictures of Evan taken at daycare in April. I thought they turned out pretty good. In the 20 months he has been attending daycare, this was only the 2nd time he has been present for school pictures (didn't buy the last set). It seems that everytime the pictures have been scheduled he has been sick or out for surgery. So finally, school pictures.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Although Kevin and I regularly tell Evan we love him, he has never been one to reciprocate. You would ask him, “Do you love me?” and he would grin and shake his head no. It has only been in the last few weeks that he reciprocates by saying “I Love you too”. You don’t realize how much those words mean or how you have longed to hear them until they are said.

Another really sweet thing happened last night. Kevin is back to working two nights per week at the golf course and since it gets dark later and later, Evan is generally asleep by the time he gets home. On those nights, Evan wants to know when Daddy is coming home, why is he working late and can get whiny. He generally will not even play in the bathtub very long either. Last night, Evan was getting ready for bed and had just finished brushing his teeth when Kevin got home earlier than usual for a golf course working night. Evan threw himself in Kevin’s arm and hugged him and told him “I missed you”. He sat right beside Kevin on the bed while we read bedtime books and would keep hugging and telling him “I missed you”. It was such a sweet and heart melting moment.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Evan learns to ride his Big Boy Bike

Granna had bought Evan a bicycle with training wheels for Christmas. We have worked with him off and on but he never seemed to understand the concept that you could not pedal backward like with a tricycle. If you pedal backwards on a bicycle, that is your brakes. Well, on Friday, April 30th it all seemed to click and he has been riding that bicycle as fast and often as he can. He has also been willing to wear his helmet.

More Pictures

Evan Update

I know it has been a long time since I blogged. I am sure I probably wrote that same statement in previous entries. Time just seems to get away from me. Evan is doing great and growing like a weed. Items of interest:

1. He had a follow up appointment in March for his surgery in February and everything looked great.
2. I had to take him to the Doctor on March 19th. He woke up and told us his knee was hurting and he wouldn’t walk or put any pressure on his left leg. I took him on to daycare thinking that once he got to school he would start playing and forget about it. Well, that didn’t happen. His teacher called and said he was crying, not putting any pressure on his leg and crawling. So off to the Doctor we go for a two hour visit which involved x-rays (me and a tech having to hold him down) and a finger prick. Luckily the Doctor did not find anything wrong. She said it could have been a virus that was making his upper leg hurt. Well, he took a nap and within an hour of waking up, he was running around playing like nothing had every happened. It was a traumatic morning but at least it was nothing serious.
3. We had a really busy Saturday on March 27th. I took Evan to Bumper Jumpers and he bounced and jumped to his heart’s content. That afternoon it was off to an Easter Egg hunt at the local Rec Center and that night, a neighborhood cookout/Easter egg hunt. He was one tired little boy that night
Easter Egg Hunt at the Rec Center

4. Easter we spent with our families. We were at Mommaw and Poppaw’s for dinner on Saturday night with the family and the kids had a great time hunting Easter Eggs. Although, Ashley and I conveniently left the kids’s bubbles behind. Easter Sunday found the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Evan was really excited to get a new lawnmower and two Dragon Tale DVD’s. Easter lunch that Sunday was with Granna and more Easter presents. Of course, Evan didn’t want to sit still to have a picture made in his Easter outfit

Adele, Yancy and Evan--waiting to hunt Easter Eggs

The infamous bubbles

Evan with his Easter Basket

Easter Outfit

5. Evan had his follow-up hearing test on March 13th and it also went well. His hearing seems to be right on track and we don’t go back for a year. The audiologist is hoping to get him to the point where he is willing to wear the headphones for the test. Dr. Phipps (ENT who did his surgery) also came out to talk to him. I told Dr. Phipps that he was the only Doctor Evan didn’t cry about having to come see.
6. We met with our Social Worker on Friday, April 30th for our 3rd Post Placement Report. They are required at 6 months and years 1, 2, and 3 home. So only one more to go. It went well and it is always exciting for someone to see how much he has changed.