Monday, December 28, 2009

Evan's First Christmas

Christmas morning was everything I expected it to be. Evan was very excited to eat all the bows and rip some wrapping paper. He actually was interested in playing with some of the toys we got him too.
The stacking cups in this picture were a big hit.

He also really likes this stuffed dog that sings and teaches the different body parts. He basically loves anything that talks to him right now.

Daddy got him this little jersey and hat. Adorable.

One of my favorites was a little music table. I know as he gets older he will get many hours of enjoyment out of this one.

It was a slow paced morning, we just sat around and enjoyed the time together.  Evan took a little 2 hour nap before we headed off to Grandma's house.

I didn't get any pictures at my moms because I was the one helping Evan open presents. But we had a really good time.

I'm glad Christmas is over, the stress that goes along with all the gatherings and shopping takes its toll.  But I couldn't have asked for a better couple of days - we are so blessed to have such a loving family.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve

We had a fun Christmas Eve at our house with Todd's family.  Todd and I cooked a big dinner including  our first turkey. It turned out great.
We got Todd's mom this adorable puppy as her gift. She loves him.

She also got toys and a little sweater for him from other family members.

Evan had a good time opening presents. His favorite thing to do right now is rip paper so he was all about unwrapping gifts.

He also loved all the attention he got from the family.

At the end of the night we let him unwrap one present from Todd and I - Christmas pj's.

Then it was off to bed - he had a big day ahead of him tomorrow.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


My super awesome big brother got me a Flip for Christmas! I love love love love love it! It records in HD and has super awesome picture quality (as soon as I figure out how to upload and use all the features). In the mean time here's a sneak peak. Love it!

Evan 12/26/09 from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Better Late Than Never (Evan's Six Month Pics)

I had a happy baby and some halfway decent light this morning to take some six month pictures of Evan. These are just a few of my favorites. The rest can be seen here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Getting Ready for the Big Day

We have been crazy busy getting ready for Christmas, it has been a stressful couple of weeks. I, as always, wait too long to go out shopping for everyones Christmas presents and here it is a week until Christmas and I still don't have everything. I'm close to being done though so that's good.

I've had Evan's done for a month. He's not getting a lot. I mean, he will surely play with the paper and bows more than anything else.

I took these pictures a few weeks ago for our Christmas cards, I think they turned out very cute. I have yet to take his 6 month pictures and I feel horrible about it. He will be 7 months on the 3rd of January so I need to get on it. If I don't I suppose these will do.

We also made the trip to see Santa last weekend. We stood in line for what seemed like forever - actual time, about an hour.
Evan was such a good boy and just smiled and stared at all the people and their kids.
When we got to Santa he just stared at the man and his beard. The photographer really had to work to get Evan to look at the camera.
That's about it for right now. My next post will probably after the madness of Christmas. I'm so excited to enjoy our baby's first Christmas.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Evan is 6 Months

My little man is six months! Unbelievable!
We had his 6 month checkup today and he weighs 17 pounds 11 ounces and is 26-1/4" long. He's still in the 50th percentile. My doctor commented we have a very average boy.

I think he is above average in cuteness though.

Nothing much else to report.
Except he loves carrots.