Thursday, April 23, 2009


I have been advised by my Aunt that I need to journal and keep up with all the neat and amazing things that Evan does. I just can’t seem to find the time. I don’t see how my cousin, who has three children, manages to do this daily for each of her children. So, I am going to try and blog a little more about these things and try to keep up. There is a website I can go to and have my blog made into a book. I plan to do that once Evan has been home for a year to cover the adoption process and his first year home.

So the next few paragraphs may not flow very well as I try to cover some of these things.

Kevin and I are constantly amazed at the concepts Evan is learning such as open/close, on/off, yes/no and up/down just to name a few. Of course, he has “No Mommy” and “No Daddy” down to a science. One of my recent favorites is that when he wants you to hold him, he holds up his arms and says “Hold You”.

Evan loves to jump on our bed and watch TV. He will jump around and say “Dance”. He also wants to have his clothes off when he is on the bed so he will start with “Pants Off” and then “Shirt Off”. He is putting more and more words together. Kevin’s truck had to be towed the other day and when I took Evan to daycare, he looked out where the truck usually sits and told me “Daddy, big truck gone”. Amazing to us, a sentence and we know what he is saying.

A recent funny with Evan. Mom was keeping him last Thursday and was fixing Evan some juice. We have been watering his juice down. Mom got the water bottle out to add water to his juice. He told her “No Water” and took the bottle back from her and put it in the refrigerator. I have since purchased Motts for Totts which is already mixed with purified water, so it will still be watered down. So far he hasn’t noticed. He just thinks we are no longer adding water.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spending time at Granna's

Daddy and Granna will be glad when Evan is old enough to mow!

Leading Granna on to the next adventure

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

What a special day as we celebrate the fact that Our Savior is Risen! We have had a great day so far. We had a special Easter Cantata at Church and then had lunch with family at Kevin's Dad's.

Easter Bunny Treasures

Heading for Church

Evan and Cousin Yancy (Adele was still napping so we missed her in the photos)

Checking things out at Papaw's with Daddy

Helping Uncle Edwin play the guitar

Hunting Easter Eggs

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Recent Pictures

Playing with Daddy in the backyard

Evan's new sandtable. As you can see, the sand will not last long. He loves to throw the sand.

Evan discovered ginger ale from Mommaw this past weekend and claimed the cup.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Post Placement Report

We met with our Social Worker today for our second Post Placement Report (PPR). It is hard to believe that it will soon be a year since Evan became our son. Of course, Evan who has been talking up a storm hardly said a word to our SW. He did smile at her and by the time she left had said a few words. So now I have to get some pictures together to send along with our PPR. Our next PPR will be next April and then the next. Russia requires follow-up for three years. As I said at our first PPR, it is fine with me, as I want the Russian officials to see how well Evan is doing. This also helps other families who are seeking to adopt from Russia.