Monday, April 30, 2012

6 Months and a Video

Evelyn is 1/2 a year old!
 This has seriously been the HARDEST 6 months of my life but without a doubt, the BEST 6 months of my life!
She is such a Joy to be around! I swear every month gets more and more fun and she continues to get CUTER somehow!
She has experienced and learned a lot of new things in the past month! 
She is 15 Lbs. 2 Oz. 25 in. long! Low 30th %'s for everything but her HEAD! She is in the 75th % for her head! She's got a BIG noggin!
She has started to eat solids! It is pretty recent so she hasn't tried very many things but so far she really loves Peaches! It's so cute when we feed her, the whole time she is eating she makes the "mmmmm" sound! Over and over and over! She loves it! It's so fun! Her Diapers, on the other hand, are NOT fun! Lets be real here, changing diapers has NEVER been one of my favorite things but now that she is eating solids, it's a lot less "fun"! But on a positive note, we have had a lot less blowouts because everything is a little more "solid" if ya know what I mean! I'll spare you the details! Oh, and a LOT more stinky! Ok, ok, enough about Poop!
Her first tooth broke through last night! She has been slobbery and grumpy the past couple of days but now that that darn tooth is in she is so happy again! Until the next one comes!
She is a professional sitter upper! She almost never falls over anymore, but it does happen occasionally! 
She loves to suck on her little toesies like they are dessert or something and it makes her feet STINKY! HA!
She is still our good little sleeper (besides those nights when she is sick or teething. Then she will get up once in the night) 
She LOVES to be outside!
She is such a wiggler and a mover! I just know that when she starts to crawl, we will be in trouble! I'm sure she will get into all sorts of mischief! 
She loves to look at books and likes when we read them to her!
She gets SOOO giggly and slap happy before bed time! It's hilarious! When we put her in her crib and even just LOOK at her, she cracks up! She flaps her arms and legs like crazy and will just play in her crib until she falls asleep! Its fun to listen to her "talk" to herself in there! Sometimes its hard to leave her because she is so happy and funny that we want to get her up and play with her some more!
She loves to play with her Daddy! She lights up whenever she See's him! I can't even explain the bond that they have and I love to watch it! It makes me teary eyed to watch them together and see how much they love each other! 
She is a STRONG little bugger! Holding her can sometimes take the energy out of me because she moves ALL. THE. TIME! I wouldn't be surprised if she went straight to walking before crawling! But I hope she doesn't! Walking is for BIG girls and I'm not ready for such a big girl yet!!
She loves playing with toys and anything she can get her chubby little fingers on and almost everything goes straight to her mouth!
She is getting better at playing with toys and entertaining herself, which is fun (and nice)!
This whole "growing up" thing is very bitter sweet! It's fun to watch her learn new things but it also makes me sad that my little baby is growing up! Next thing I know, She will be walking and talking and going to school and DATING and getting MARRIED! AH! I'm getting ahead of myself! But seriously! I think about that stuff!
She is SO PRETTY! She has the prettiest eyes and cutest little grin that is sure to melt you! Her ears stick straight out and I LOVE them! She is getting a little more hair and it's starting to look light brown instead of blond! We'll see!
 I could watch her discover and play and grin all day long! Until she gets hungry or tired...that's not very fun to watch!
 I love her so much I could just BURST!
 She makes my heart so happy and I feel so lucky to be her Mama!
I feel like every time she smiles at me she is saying "I love you" or "thanks for being my Mommy!" and I can't help but smile right back and giggle a little bit!
She is the most precious gift we could ever imagine receiving and we love her more and more each day!
We look forward to watching her grow and learn and are excited for all the adventures ahead of us!
We love you, Evelyn Hope!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Family Pictures

We got our family pictures taken Easter weekend and we just got them back last night!
I was SO excited all week, to get them! We got a SMOKIN deal! This lady is building her portfolio so we got an almost 2 hour session and ALL the pictures (edited and beautified) for $30!!
I am so pleased with her work and she was the NICEST woman! Young and cute and FUN! We got A LOT of pictures and so I just really can't decide which ones are my favorite to post and print and such. I'll post some on here but I posted more on Facebook!
I made Evelyn's outfit so don't look too close! I couldn't find ANYTHING that I wanted her to wear! I shopped until the night before our pictures and still, NOTHING! So I came home and looked in my stuff to see what I could find. I cut up an old stained shirt for her shirt and shoes and I made the skirt out of an adult Mini skirt that I thrifted when I was pregnant with the twins with the intent of making them matching dresses out of it. So it worked out perfect and I LOVE the color combo. But like I said, I put it ALL together the night before pictures (at like 9 PM) so it's not the best work I've ever done but I still love it! I love them and I love my little family!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

We had a wonderful first Easter with Evelyn!
I was so excited to get stuff for her very first Easter Basket and tell her all about Easter!
We put books and toys and FOOD in her Easter basket!
I can't believe she will soon be eating solids! Our little baby is growing up!
Jarom and Evelyn woke me up this morning with MY Easter Basket that they had put together! Talk about SPOILED! Such a fun way to wake up!
Then we gave Evelyn hers! I was so excited!
Lame, I know!
She has NO idea but I was still so excited to give it to her! I am convinced that she loved it and enjoys playing with her new toys! :)
We went to Church and then enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL day by going on a walk with Jenni, Michael and Harlow and then we had a DELICIOUS Ham and potato FEAST together! What a day! We are so blessed!
We hope you all had a fantastic day!

Another super cute dress from Jessica!
I LOVE it!! It's the PERFECT Easter dress!
I just can't believe it fits her! I remember when Jessica gave it to me after we found out that we were having a girl! Looking at it hanging in her closet for SOO long and now it fits her!!! Where is the time going?!?!
See? She loves it! :)
P.s. We got our family pictures taken yesterday! I can't wait to see them!!!