Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

We had a great Christmas this year. Evan loved loved his cozy coupe. I got video of him running into the living room on Christmas morning, I think it's just too funny he runs right past his present.

Evan Christmas Morning from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

He did pretty good with unwrapping. His "whoa" to every gift cracked me up.

Evan unwrapping from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

After all the unwrapping we sat around and relaxed for a few hours.
Everyone played with their new toys, including daddy.
Later that afternoon we went to my moms and Evan had a big wagon of toys waiting for him. He loved everything.
We had such a great day and he behaved so good even with the crazy schedule and barely a nap.
And considering he was a sick little guy. He had a runny nose and a slight cough for a few days before but Christmas day we noticed a little gunk building up in his eyes. I took him to the doctor first thing on Monday and it turned out he had a double ear infection, a sinus infection and an eye infection! Poor little guy.
We've had him on antibiotics and eye drops for a few days and we are seeing a big improvement thank goodness. His poor little eyes tell it all in this pic.
But he was good, all long as he had his paci, juice, his bear and his car ; )

Thursday, December 16, 2010

18 Months

We took Evan for his 18 month checkup yesterday. All is well and normal with our little guy.  He weighs 25 pounds 7 ounces and is 32" tall. Both 45th percentile.
He's growing like a weed, and amazes us everyday and the new things he is learning. He's a little mirror right now and does everything we do.
I was nervous about putting up the tree this year and decided to buy all new shatterproof ornaments. I knew he would be all over the tree and he loves to just launch things with no warning. We are working on that.
Mostly, he just takes off an ornament and then tries to put it back on. It's actually pretty cute.
As for the presents he leaves them alone for the most part, sometimes he'll pick one or two up and move them but no ripping of the wrapping paper yet. Hopefully he will be willing to rip them open on Christmas.

And lastly, tonight he decided to climb out of his crib for the first time ever. He was fine, just scared. Not half as scared as I was though. I'll be keeping an eye on his at bedtime now to make sure it doesn't happen again, hopefully it scared him enough this time. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Settle In

It's going to be a long blog post.
We've had a busy couple of weeks and I've been neglecting the blog. Here's a quick catch up on all the happenings.

The weekend before last we went to the Pumpkin Festival at a local church. It was a lot of fun, they had activities for kids including pony rides! I thought for sure Evan would be cool with a quick pony ride as long as I could stand next to him so he didn't fall off. I waited for more than a half an hour to get about 1 minutes of happiness (thanks Paula for the pictures!).
Fun times!

As soon as the sweet little pony started moving Evan wanted to have nothing more to do with it. He grabbed for me and started freaking out. So, no pony ride. They were very nice and did give me a refund. Maybe next year.

Last week a local shopping center had their annual trick or treating. It just so happened I had received Evan's Halloween costume the day before. So I thought I'd try it on him and maybe we would go. Well the moment I put it on him I knew I had to take him out and show him off. How CUTE is this!?
My little sheriff.
He actually kept the hat on the whole time which I was completely shocked. I think he was so distracted he didn't even notice it was on his head.

We walked around a little while and he got so many compliments. I was eating it up!

Quite a few people told me it was by far the cutest costume of the event. I couldn't agree more! I am just a little biased though.

This past weekend we went out of town with my family to Kentucky Lake. We stayed in Grand Rivers at a little cabin.
It was so cute and had a fabulous view of the lake.
Our view.
It was a relaxing weekend and it was great to have my mom there to help with Evan.
We stayed at Lighthouse Landing and it had a nice marina where you could rent sailboats.
Now we did not rent a sailboat but I really would like to learn. The wind here was crazy! I'm not sure if it was just this particular weekend but we had 30 mph gusts all weekend.
Evan really wanted to run into the water. Considering the water and sand freaked him out in Florida I was kind of glad he outgrew that.

For my brother and my dad the weekend wasn't just a vacation. They fished in a bass tournament both days we were there.

And they won the whole thing! Out of 23 boats they caught the most in two days. Yay! And my brother also caught the biggest fish of the weekend 5 pounds 8 ounces!
Collecting the winnings. (Altogether the won almost $2000!)

It was a lot of fun and great to have the family together.
All my boys.

A busy couple of weeks but so so fun. I love the fall an all the events this time of year. It is my favorite season and look forward so much to October every year. 

I will miss this view. 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pumpkin Time

What started out as a beautiful, sunny fall day turned into a cold and rainy one. We made the best of it and braved the drizzle to take Evan to the pumpkin patch for the first time. I think he had fun despite the weather.
He loved the wagon ride and could not stop pointing at the other tractors.
Testing out a few pumpkins before he settled on one he liked.
Have to wave at the tractors!
He found one he liked and we headed back to get out of the cold.
He would have stayed out the for hours just running around but I was more worried about the fact that I forgot his hat and we were all getting wet from the rain. I think we will go back soon so he can explore some more.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hurry Up Already

I wish this molar would quit making my baby grumpy!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Helpy Helperton

As with everything a 15 month old does it happened in the blink of an eye. I had just finished painting my toenails, screwed the cap on tightly and set the bottle down on the coffee table. I saw Evan go for it and in my mind I actually thought - what's the worst that could happen.

This. This is the worst thing that could happen.

In a flash he ran to the doorway and launched the bottle onto the tile. I will never forget the sound it made. Luckily we got most of it off the tile but we are left with this. We attempted to clean it with carpet cleaner then Hydrogen Peroxide. And I took this picture after we tried those. We will make a trip to Home Depot tomorrow and get some serious chemicals to try and lighten it up. I'm not getting my hopes up though.
After we tried cleaning it tonight Evan got in the spirit and tried to help us. I mean, how can anyone stay mad at this sweet adorable boy?

Cleaning Up from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rough Day

Evan had his 15 month checkup today. He weighs 23 pounds (50th percentile) and is 31 inches long (45th percentile).

He got two shots today and didn't even cry. That's not to say he was happy about them though.

I saw tonight that he is getting another super evil molar. He has been pretty cranky this week, and I suspect that is why.

Tonight he fell and busted his lip on his portable booster seat. He bled for what seemed like forever. Pretty much as soon as the bleeding stopped and I had him calmed down he ran towards the coffee table and did a face plant directly into it. The lump and bruise on his cheek showed up almost immediately. This can do a lot to damage a mothers sanity in the span of 5 minutes.

After his bath tonight he went to his crib and tried to climb in and cried out "nigh-nigh". I can't really blame him after the day he had.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Evan is 15 months old.
Lately he likes to help me clean. Whether it be the Swiffer or just help me wipe down tables with a dust rag. 

Lately he has an obsession with refrigerator magnets. We bought him a set of the alphabet today and he was already spent a lot of time putting them on, taking them off, putting them on. 

Lately he eats every single green bean you give him. And he is friends with all vegetables for which I am grateful. His greatest love though, would be the mandarin orange. Good gracious he loves them, I think if we gave him an entire can he would gobble them all up. He is still learning to use a fork and he seems to get better every day.

Lately he wants to walk or run everywhere. 

Lately he is in some pain because of a super evil molar that he is getting. I feel so bad and helpless when it bothers him. We do all we can with Orajel and Motrin. Poor little buddy.
Lately his vocabulary is expanding. 
He now says "buh-bye" "la-la"(Lilly) "mama" "dad-dee" "nigh,nigh"(night night) and my personal favorite "shoosh" (shoes).

Lately he makes my heart just melt, he is truly the sweetest little guy I've ever met and is the absolute light of my life. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Sale

I once again loaded up on all of Evan's fall and winter clothes at the consignment sale last night. I'm really glad they only have this twice a year or else I would be in serious trouble. So much cuteness to be had!
I'm a sucker for a shirt and pant set - for $3! These are the best deals I think. I admit sometimes it's a bummer when you really like a shirt but the pants are not in the best shape or vice versa. But again, for $3-$4 you can't beat it!
I went crazy on the shirts as I always do but I can't resist!
 I tried to go easy on the pants but in the end as I was sorting them I couldn't give any of them up.
I must say this little Old Navy jean jacket was quite the steal at $3. Never been worn!
And lastly of course some PJ's and sleepers.
All in all I'd say this sale was a success.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

For the Love of Cheesy Poofs

I was noticing today as I went through some photos of this past month how many of them had a sneaky little cheesy poof in them. Evan has an addiction to these Gerber Graduate Lil Crunchers - we call them cheesy poofs. They are the solution to any meltdown thus far.
He knows I have my little snack bag stash of them in my purse.
If you rattle the can he comes running like a puppy to kibble. He will hold the can out until you open the lid for him so he can dig his little hands in them.
It really is cute but jeesh, I can't get a decent photo without those sneaky poofs in them!