Tuesday, July 27, 2010

No Bottle, No Mama

It had gotten to the point that anytime Evan would even see a bottle he would throw a massive fit. I guess since we had it down to one bottle a day, the night time bottle, he was associating the bottle with bedtime. So tonight I made sure he had a big dinner and put him to bed right after his bath. No bottle. So far, so good - he went down without a peep. But I'm not counting my chickens yet, he's only been asleep for an hour. So here's hoping we are done with bottles. I wanted to have him off of them by the time he was 14 months and he is just shy of that.

And one more thing. Getting this boy to say "mama" is just impossible. Sometimes he will say it out of the blue but I'm not sure he's even talking about me. He "dada's" it up all day long when he sees his dad or even a picture of him. No fair I say!

No Mama from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Evan inhales his food. I think it is just too funny. Every time he takes a bite it's pretty dramatic.

Inhaling from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Not A Lot

Not much going on lately. It's still ridiculously hot this summer. There is a heat advisory for tomorrow, it's going to be 100-105 with the heat index. It's miserable to be outside for more than a few minutes.  So we've been staying indoors most of the time. 

I've been mentally preparing to leave Evan with his Grandma and Grandpa for a week while Todd and I go on a much needed vacation. We booked the trip over 6 months ago, it's an adults only trip with some friends to Cancun. I'm super SUPER excited. But not excited to be away from my baby for 7 whole days. Todd asked that I not cry the entire time we are there but quite honestly I don't know how I will react. I do know one thing, when I drop him off before I leave I will be a mess. I know he will be fine but I swear he changes daily and I'm afraid I will miss something! But again, it is a much needed vacation for just the two of us. No schedules to worry about, no need to pack 300 things before we can walk out the door, no diapers, no work, ahhhhhh... I think it will be ok. 

It makes me worry though that this week has started the dreaded separation anxiety. Evan has never cared before when I left him at daycare. Well everyday I have dropped him off this week he has wailed when I left. The first couple of times, I won't lie, I kind of loved it. It made me feel good that he wanted to be with me and didn't want to see me go. But now, it just makes my heart ache. I would love to stay home with him but that just can't happen right now. Hopefully this will be a short phase and he will go back to ignoring me completely when I drop him off. 
We'll just have to see what happens. That's all for now, and because I just can't blog without a picture...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Picnic at the Park

Todd has to work every Saturday and I really hate it. But it also gives me an opportunity to have some Mommy and Evan time. Today it was so nice out I decided we could go to a local park and have a picnic. It was fun and great exercise. I knew going in the picnic would be short lived, since he is always go, go, go!
But he sat and ate his little ravioli quietly and happily for about 10 minutes.
And then it was time to run away! He is walking great on flat surfaces but the rough terrain proved to be a bit of a challenge for the little guy.

Evan at the Park from Kelly Marsh on Vimeo.

After the chase-a-thon, I loaded him back in the stroller and we went for a nice walk. Evan really liked watching the ducks and geese. I actually think it was his first time seeing them - poor sheltered child.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Trying It Out

We tried a little self feeding tonight.
I read a survey the other night about what age a child started to self feed and the majority said 12-13 months. I was surprised actually. I didn't think Evan was really ready since he seems to want to launch most of his food across the room lately.
So we tried it out tonight.
We were outside and he was wearing something pretty stain ridden anyway so why not!
He did really well to my surprise! He seems to grasp the concept after just one try. And the look on his face was priceless, soooo proud of himself.

Then he thought, let's just cut to the chase!
Wrong way! Let's try again.
It seriously was too cute watching him. Just another reason everyday of him growing and learning is amazing.
Messy boy!