Monday, April 30, 2012

a little outside time

Have I mentioned how much Evan loves being outside?

I got my hair cut again and I'm totally loving my bangs. wait. Did I just say I love my bangs?  I need to get a good picture to put on here, but seriously...they might be sticking around a while.

not a good shot of the bangs
I have finally found some food Evan will eat.
-my grandma's potato soup recipe
-creamy rice and chicken (a delish recipe I have)
-homemade mashed potatoes and gravy with marinaded baked chicken
-twice baked potatoes and meat loaf
-I made chicken stuffed with jalapeno's and cheese with salsa on top and Evan said, "mmm mmm" I'm pretty sure he loved it.

From his latest meals I have deduced that he loves potatoes :o)

I'm just happy he'll eat more than pea, cheese, and yogurt

Saturday, April 28, 2012

More pictures

We will be sending some of these to all you family members soon :o)

Evan is cracking up about something!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Food and baby

Who knew sour cream would be delish on pancakes? We made German pancakes Monday morning and they were num num!

Mr. Evan is learning so much everyday. He has starting using spoons and forks during meals.

He is so hyper after he has his bath! this is actually pretty mellow for him...

So Evan has this book with every animal in it and we were teaching him about them and this is how he beats his chest like a Gorilla

We had lots of fun playing the drums!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I love when Evan says, "Hieeeee" to all the little babes he see's
I love when he dances
I love when I come home from work and he comes running and pointing to me and gabbing super fast.
I love when I pick him up he wraps his arms around me and puts his head on my shoulder.
I love when he brings us his shoes and rambles (trying to tell us he wants to go outside)
I love when he chases other babies just to catch up to them and touch them.
I love when he says, "Byeeeeee"
I love when he says, "mmm mmm num"
I love that he tries to copy everything we do.
I love that he tries to say, "Amen"
I love that sometimes all he wants is his momma.
Most importantly, I love being his momma.

Preview of family pictcha's







I hate my face in this picture but my child is so dang cute

Kinda wish I would have left my hair down, but I'm really hating my hair right now and sometimes seriously consider shaving my head and wearing wigs :o)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weekend Fun

We didn't do anything but play today :o) Some of these pictures and videos are from other days.
He is ALL boy. Always picking up sticks whenever he see's them..

he likes to stack everything the right way and the wrong way haha

he's favorite

We got him a motorcycle for his birthday. He loves it!

Sometimes he makes it to the ear..

A squeal of pure joy

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Last night I gave boys easter haircuts and then when Evan went to bed Greg and I went around hiding eggs for our little guy to hunt this morning.
This morning we woke up and made Strawberry pancakes and then had an easter egg hunt. Evan would have really just liked to chew on the plastic eggs rather than look for them or put them in the basket, but it was still pretty fun anyway.

Seriously How GQ is this child?

The basket was a little too small for everything...

We had to cap Easter off with Greg's Grandma on his cousin's motorcycle

Evan plays Hide and Seek

Everyone needs to know that my search for a long white Hippy type skirt is over! I have found one and I am ready for Family pics this weekend! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

So happy :o)

My husband shared this video on Monday for Family Home Evening. (He directed the message at Evan so he can learn early that life is meant to be a happy experience...he's so cute)

There are so many things in life than can really drag someone down, but when you focus on the important things all those small things really just fade away. This week I haven't been home as much as I normally am. I usually work about 30 hours a week and this week I will have at least 48 hours in. The good thing about this is that when I am in surgery I have a lot of time to think and watch surgery at the same time and I've thought a lot about my family and how much they mean to me. I've been learning to not be so OCD and I've learned that if the dishes aren't done before I go to bed (just one small example) it's ok because I've spent good quality time with my family with NO interruptions. My family means the world to me. I've actually started cleaning when everyone is asleep because then when we are all awake we are all together and playing and laughing and dancing (we did a lot of this last night). Finding time to clean is a big stresser for me hence the reason I used it. There are  lot more I know. There have been times when we have been in situations where we aren't sure how things are going to go, but I have learned not to get worked up about it because it will all work out eventually. If you follow the Lord and keep His commandments you will be ok. All these small things like Gas prices and people just being mean and rude who cares and you just dropped your casserole you made all over the floor. Just laugh about it. Just be happy.
I am so so happy and I have been since Sept 22, 2007. I am one happy and blessed girl and I love my life!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Our Source of Entertainment

Evan has never really wanted to stand up in the middle of a room he would always crawl to the wall or something else and pull himself up, so we have been making a big deal about it for a while but he finally thinks it's fantastic that we are so jubilant about it. Now he will just bend down and pop up and he expects a reaction :o) The birthday videos are here too :o)

His 12 month check up was today and he is 20lbs and some change 34th percentile, 29.5 in long 45th percentile I think, and his head is in the 10th percentile better than the 5th!