Saturday, February 27, 2010

Big Boy

I walked into his room yesterday morning to find this -

I was surprised! I shouldn't have been since he has been trying to pull up on everything and most of the time succeeding. I don't know how long he had been standing there since he hasn't quite figured out how to sit back down.

I just can't get over how big he is getting and how fast it is going by. I know every post I make I say this but it's so true. Seems like literally a month ago he couldn't even sit up and now we are dealing with crawling and sometime soon walking.
I love his personality right now. He is so sweet. He smiles constantly and just has the best laid back attitude. I just adore everything about him.

This past week was the spring consignment sale I have been going to since I found out I was pregnant. This year was quite a success. I got him pretty much everything he will need for this spring & summer and managed to keep it under $100. Score! Here is my loot starting with the shirts.
And the mountain of shorts. I went overboard but I can't refuse anything that is $1.00. True story.
And his pj's, love the little shorts!
You can click on the pictures for a closer look.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Little Mover

Evan is getting around pretty good. He still just scoots around on his belly but he is surprisingly fast. He's so curious about everything that he shouldn't play with, of course. He goes straight for any kind of wires or electronic device.  One day I will do an experiment and line up  bunch of toys and add one non-toy and I guarantee he will go for the non-toy. The boy just knows what he is not supposed to have. But we've baby proofed the room he plays in as best we could. I would consider removing all furniture just to keep him from bumping his head but that would be a bit extreme.

This is one of his favorite places to play. Not exactly as intended but he enjoys it :-)
He learned to pull up into a stand this week. Mainly it's just been on a storage ottoman we have because it's just the right height. He has no idea what to do once he is up though and usually just free falls into my arms. I don't know what he would do if I weren't sitting next to him. I'm trying to teach him to fall back onto his bottom but he's not quite getting it yet.
He can also pull onto the baby gate and laugh endlessly at Lilly on the other side.
Nothing makes this baby happier than Lilly. It's ridiculous really.
And lastly, he now has two teeth. The second one came in last weekend with very little fuss. He was actually at my moms overnight when it came through and he slept all night. I think he may be getting another one soon because he has been very fussy and clingy today and biting on EVERYTHING in site (including me). And the drool, it is never ending.
He is getting so much more active so it is increasingly difficult to get good pictures. I was able to snap this one today and you can kind of see that second little tooth poking out there.

And that's Evan in a nutshell right now. Keeping us busy as usual and growing and learning so fast. Crazy crazy to think he is coming up on 9 months. And even crazier to think he will be a year old in less than 4 months.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Here We Go

I'm talking about that bruise on his forehead. His first of I'm sure many in his lifetime. A simple bump into the wall as he was scooting around. I know I should learn to get used to it but I don't think I ever will.

Evan turned 8 months old last week. We started him on puffs and he's doing pretty good with them, he gets one in his mouth occasionally.

He's still creeping around not quite crawling yet.  This is currently one of his favorite toys. That's right - an old lint roller. I don't know why I bother buying him anything.

Another one of his favorites is Todd's work cell phone. He really loves it.

Today we are snowed in. Well sort of, I could get out if I really had to but we have about 6 inches of snow and it's still coming down.  I think we'll just stay in and stay warm today.                  


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Tooth

Got some shots of the little sucker finally.

Monday, February 1, 2010


He's so close to crawling - right now he has this little creep he does. It gets him around pretty good.