Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Little Jack-O-Lantern

Isn't he handsome?!
This pic was taken earlier this month when Nate went recruiting at USU and we got to visit family. My mom had this costume from a previous grandchild, so we were seeing if it would fit Evan. It had no legs, so it was a no go, but Evan still seemed to think it was pretty funny!
 Speaking of Jack O Lanterns, when you ask Evan to show his teeth and say "AH", this is what you get.
 Afterwards, because you are usually laughing, he is pretty proud of himself.
The latest addition to our family, Evan's first top tooth.
 He now has three pearly whites total, though this only shows two, making for a very handsome Jack-O-Lantern just in time for Halloween.
 Our little pumpkin currently spends all of his time climbing, expecially up things he shouldn't...
...so he can stand up, and attack things he shouldn't.
 He is trying to go for the computer here. He is fascinated by the bouncing icon on the screen. He tries to catch it. :)
 Here he was climbing up my knee to attack the camera.
 But he also spends a whole lot of time just being cute.
He really loves playing the belly game with daddy, where daddy pats Evan's belly while simply saying, "Belly, belly, belly" in his deep daddy voice. Mostly, he just loves playing with daddy.

Mommy and Daddy currently enjoy spending their time doing whatever they can to make Evan laugh and laugh and laugh.

We just love our handsome little jack-o-lantern!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


When playing golf, and someone yells "FORE!", in my head that means, "Watch out! Something is coming!" According to wikipedia, the term means "look ahead", and it is believed to come from the military "beware before", which was shouted when a battery fired behind friendly troops. Either way, my sweetheart and I have been married for 4 years today. And I still think he's a sweetheart. We've lived a lot of life in the last 4 years. We both graduated college, survived grad school, road tripped across the country to live on the East Coast, traveled to other countries, became grown ups by getting real jobs (meaning having insurance, and nights and weekends off), said final goodbyes to loving grandma's, started our own family traditions, moved to the West Coast, and brought a beautiful bouncing baby boy into our lives, just to name a few. It's been a good 4 years. Eventful, trying, exciting, and pretty much wonderful. Whether this anniversary comes as a warning for the upcoming year, "Watch out! Something is coming!" or it is simply just here to remind us to "Look ahead", I am happy for anniversaries so I can celebrate everything  that is US. I heart being US. Just for fun, here is a little throwback to US when we first started dating, over 5 years ago:

 The most recent US (a few pounds later), taken about 2 weeks ago:
   Maybe it was our Aggie Pride that brought us together. :) Whatever it was, I'm sure glad it did. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, LOVE!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wild Child

Wild HAIR child, that is. Evan definitely inherited his parent's hair. If left to dry on it's own without manipulating, it falls completely flat on his head. So far, I think he's got my texture, very fine and thin. After his bath the other day, I was rubbing his towel all over his head because he thought it was so funny. Lo and behold, the kid has crazy amounts of hair!

 Who knew?!
 And the cutest little tiny curls I ever did see.
 I don't where these came from. Both Nate and I have stick straight hair. But I sure am glad Evan got 'em!
 I love to run my fingers through his lovely locks. Nate, on the other hand, is demanding a haicut. He says if the baby's hair is longer than his, than it is too long. I can't bring myself to cut my BABY's hair; plus, I don't think he needs one. So, I leave it up to you, bloggers. Whose team are you on?
 May I remind you, try and imagine this adorable face without all that flluff on top.
PS-At Evan's 9 month well-baby checkup, the doctor deemed him very social and confident. (Cracks me up every time I think about it!) My sister said, Oh, perfect! That's just what I'm looking for in a baby! :)
Current stats:
Head Circumferene=18.25 inches, 75%
Weight= 22 lbs, 70%
Height= 31.25 inches, above and beyond 100%