Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy FIRST Birthday, Evan!!!

July 28th was Evan's big day! We had so much fun getting ready for his birthday and were so excited for it. Here's the picture run down.

He was excited about getting a puppy and a truck full of blocks from mom and dad.

Birthday chocolate chip muffin for breakfast-turned out to be a small preview of cake time. And don't be fooled-he's not blowing out the candle, he's just making a funny face.

Getting impatient to open presents from his grandparents (thanks so much!). The soccer "cake" (sorry it's such a horrible picture)
Cake time! Evan wasn't too crazy with it. He had massive amounts of frosting in his hands and his entire arm was covered in it! He ate some of it, but most of it he threw on the ground (reminded me of every other time we try to feed him!)

Then we let him play in the hose to rinse off. He loves playing in the hose, even though the water is so cold! He thinks it's so fun to splash in the water, but it always takes his breath away when he gets it in his face! But he just giggles and does it over and over!

We love you, Evan!

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Things

As we approach Evan's very first birthday (!!!!), he has been doing a lot of new stuff lately. We took him in for his 1 year old appointment and here are his stats:Weight: 20 lbs, 5 oz (he got sick last week, so he lost a little), 25%
Height: 29 inches, 25%
Head Circumference: 46 cm, 25%
So we're still waiting for some huge growth spurt, but at least he's well proportioned!
We got the ok to start Evan on cow's milk and to turn around his car seat! The Dr recommended giving Evan ice cream to help him get his daily dairy (Dad has a new love for this Dr now!). So to celebrate, we turned Evan's carseat around and went to get ice cream! He loves it!
We also decided it was time to give this boy's hair a trim. We had to do it in a few stages.
Stage 1: in the backyard while he played with the grass.
Stage 2: In front of the TV. Yes, he is watching a Spanish soap opera. It's the only channel our antenna picks up.

We went to the pool again yesterday. Evan had a lot of fun in the water. And when he wasn't in the water, he was lounging by the pool!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy 4th!

We love the 4th of July. It's my very favorite holiday. Warm weather, BBQ's, and fireworks-doesn't get much better than that! Here's how we celebrated this year:

Friday night we headed to downtown Provo to check out the Freedom Festival. Evan loved trying on sunglasses! He was really funny. Here are a few of his favorites:
Saturday morning we watched the Argentina-Germany World Cup game. Evan was pulling for Argentina, but it didn't work out.

After Evan's morning nap, we were off to the pool. After his afternoon nap, we kept with tradition and went to the BYU Men's soccer game against the Ogden Outlaws. BYU won 3-1!

Then they let us down on the field to watch the Stadium of Fire fireworks. We were really nervous about how Evan would do with the fireworks, but he did awesome. He just sat on my lap and enjoyed the show!

Sunday we went to church and then to Reed's brother's house for an awesome BBQ!

On Monday, we went to the Freedom Days Grand Parade. Evan liked seeing the horses and motorcycles, but was ready to get down and crawl around about 20 minutes into it!