Friday, July 31, 2009


so my friend dana, which i think the 3 of you that read my blog all know, is having a great giveaway for a $25 gift card to ECO-store USA. check out her sight for more info!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Evan's birthday day and birthday party

June 22, 2008 4:08pm

June 22, 2009 4:08 pm

we decided to have evan's birthday party the weekend following his birthday since my SIL was due to have our second neice the day before evan's birthday (the 21st). of course we had no idea that little (really little) sydnie grace would come 2 weeks early, the day before big sister savanna's birthday, on the 12th.

so we decided to do the customary cupcake on his actual birthday along with a few presents from the fam.

evan loved the presents

he even loved the sight of his cupcake

what he didn't love was blowing out the candle

it didn't help things that it was late and he was tired. no matter what we did, he wouldn't stop screaming. we'd stick some icing in his mouth, he'd stop long enough to swallow, then go right back to crying. poor little guy. he was traumatized!

we hoped not to have a repeat performance during his birthday party. we opted for a jungle theme. everything turned out great. lots of family and friends, good food, and great weather (just a tad too windy). the big moment came. as soon as evan saw the candle, he started to fuss. we sang fast, blew it out (well away from his face) and then took the candle out and hid it. he had still seen enough to get a bit worked up so i had to hold him for a bit to get him settled down again. i picked up his cupcake and he promptly stuck his finger in it. the rest was birthday history...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Evan is 1 year old!

i know it may not seem like it but, i really do enjoy blogging. it may take me forever to post something but that's only because, in true mommy fashion, "me time" is a luxury. at the moment, i'm waiting for evan to wake up from his nap so i'm sure this post will be interrupted.

evan is growing and changing so much. his one year check-up had him weighing in at 22 pounds 1 ounce and 30 3/4 inches long. he is almost walking on his own. he'll take a few steps be usually gets too excited, leans forward, and falls. he talks like crazy in his own little language. he will say mama and dada but not necessarily in a correct manner, but does say no and bye bye when he waves. he signs "all done/finished" and "more" when eating. and of course points and screams at things he wants. he'll tell you no after you tell him no (that's going to become a real struggle)and sometimes he'll even shake his finger at you while saying it! he is quite the little handful. nursing finally came to an end last week. evan was just biting WAY to often. he's still isn't a great eater but most days he does an okay job. he's consistently gaining weight so i'm not too worried. i just can't believe one year has passed so quickly. what an amazing year it has been. happy birthday angel baby!