Sunday, August 23, 2009

Summer Days

It is hard to believe that September is just around the corner. Although I have to admit, I am looking forward to some cooler weather.

Evan has discovered pockets and wants all of his shorts/pants to have them. I guess it will not be long until I start finding strange things in the pockets. Hopefully no frogs or lizards.

Evan is never far from his tractor. He drives it all over the yard.

Isn't this a heart winning smile?

Evan and Daddy riding the plasma car (another gift from Granna).

Evan--Come push Daddy, I am waiting.


Daddy finally got my swing put together. Another awesome purchase off Craigslist by Granna

Always on the run.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Recent Happenings

I guess we need to update on recent events. We entered the world of potty training with Evan over the July 4th Holiday. He is doing fairly well. He seems to do better for everyone else other than me. The mornings are generally a struggle. Evan is not a morning person even though he wakes up at the crack of dawn. He has had a few accidents but that is to be expected. We still have a long way to go but at least the process has started

We purchased Evan a little pool which he loves. He likes to splash around in the water and tell us he is swimming. Of course, you have to watch him or he will have all of his clothes off and be in his pool naked. Hopefully he isn’t going to grow up to be an exhibitionist.

Mom also watched him over the 4th so Kevin and I could go out to eat. She called to tell me he had been eating too much fast food (We really don’t go that often). She told Evan she would fix him some chicken nuggets. He told her “I go to Wendy’s.” Needless to say, Mom took him to Wendy’s. I think he nibbled the edges of all the chicken nuggets which meant he may have eaten a total of one.

His newest question is “What that noisy?” He really doesn’t like loud sounds. His language continues to expand daily. You have to watch what you say because he will repeat you. His teacher at daycare commented to me the other day how well he was talking. He constantly amazes me with the concepts he understands. Upstairs/Downstairs, Forward/Back it up, just to name a few.

Another funny is that he was trying to wipe Kevin’s face one day telling him he had grass on it. Actually, Kevin just needed to shave.

We celebrated Kevin’s 40th birthday on July 12th. Evan told Kevin “Happy Day Daddy”. We also set up Evan’s big boy bed that weekend. I didn’t realize how small his room was until we converted his crib to a full-size bed ( I have been telling Kevin we will have to clean out the bonus room of his stuff and make it Evan’s room when he gets older). He seems to be adjusting to his new bed and has actually been staying in it at night. It seems strange that this little person who almost always ended up in our bed halfway through the night since he has been home isn’t cuddled up against you or sleeping horizontally such that Kevin and I are hugging the edge of the bed. If he wakes up, I lay down with him until he goes back to sleep. Of course, I usually fall asleep too. The other night I got up after Evan went to sleep and the whole house was dark. I looked at the clock and it was 11pm. Kevin said he figured I had fallen asleep.

Evan enjoys spending time with his cousins. He follows Yancy (4 ½) around and copies everything she does which is really sweet. She really watches out for him. Of course I can’t get close to Adele (15 months) or he is right there pushing between us telling her “My Mommy”.

Evan also loves to see our neighbor’s daughter, Baby Sophie (7 months) and she likes to watch him. He always asks about her. You can generally find us in the evenings at the end of our driveways talking.