Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

Evie is learning new things everyday. She has started making new sounds which sound an awful lot like MAMA!!! I think we have a genius on our hands ;).

Sorry for all the footage at the beginning. She won't talk if we pull out the camera. We have to try to be covert. Sorry also for the nudity! I was changing her and she was talking away. Sometimes the Mama (or even Mom) is more distinct than in this video. Man I love this girl!

On May 21st Evie rolled over for the first time. I have been trying and trying to get her on camera, but once again, she plays dead for the camera. She was a rolling machine tonight though and we got a couple good ones! Apparently it was so hard it induced some fake coughing...

Way to go Evie!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A "Wicked" New Haircut

For Mother's Day, my dear husband got us tickets to Wicked!!
I was really excited! My parents came to watch Evie and visit for the weekend and we headed out for a night on the town (the first one in a long time!)

These pictures are a little out of order, but here we are after the play. The stage is behind us, but you can't see it...

Here we are on our way out the door. Notice both of our nice new hair cuts...

I've been wanting a change for some time now, but have been too chicken to do anything about it. I have had long hair for most of my life and feel like I need it long to pull it back on those unruly days. I am also terrified of having a Christmas Tree hair cut. Evie has started grabbing and pulling and it was getting really annoying. It was just the motivation I needed. I thought, why not today! I got it cut just in time for our night out. Adam buzzed his head in support!

Here is the back. I am really pleased with it. I just hope I like it when I have to do it on my own!

New Things For Evie

We were at Matt & April's earlier this week and Evie was really jealous of our drinks!

I put the cup up next to her mouth and she went to work on it! She reminded me of a little sucker fish!

(She didn't get any lip injections)

We had spaghetti the other night and I went in the other room to get something. When I came back this is what I saw! Adam thought she needed a pasta mask!

My parents came into town this weekend. Dad was feeding Evie and she fell asleep. I just thought this was a sweet little picture. I love it when she purses her lips out.

We tried rice cereal for the first time this week. She didn't like eating off the spoon, but she really like the cereal. We just poured it into her mouth! Bon Appetit!

The Last Few Weeks

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks. I haven't been very good about blogging...

Here is Adam and his friend, Bum (with Evie & Win) at the MBA graduation reception. Adam finished his MBA at WSU...Yahoo!! One more semester of Law School and we'll be done!
(There will be more pictures coming of Adam in a cap and gown...he didn't walk, but a fellow MBAer took some pictures for him!)

We'd been itching to get outside and have a bbq. The Jorgensen's and Gruzska's were kind enough to join us. Adam and the boys got the fire ready!

Rhonda was kind enough to hold Evie while I ate!

For our baby shower, some of Adam's family gave us this stroller. We LOVE it!! Thank you Andrea & Deej!
Here is Evie getting ready for our walk! Don't let her expression fool you...she really likes it too!

Adam running with Evie... We were trying out the motion blur on my camera!

Don't have to say anything about this one!!

I love my family!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lunch with Addie!

One of my best buddies, Addie, came over for lunch today. Addie and I used to hang out 3 times a week and I've been missing her.

We had a special lunch of hotdogs and mac & cheese. I got that idea from my creative sister!

Addie loved the hotdog octopus!

I'm not going lie...I kinda liked it too!

Here is Addie and Evie. They look like they could be sisters in this picture. Don't let Evie's face fool you...she loved the lunch date and she loved Addie!

We're adorable! I love you, Addie!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


My Houston trip came and went and it hardly feels like I was there. Time goes so fast these days. It was a great trip. The weather was perfect, the people were perfect...it was great!

My friends Candice and Holt stopped by for a visit. Candice and I used to work together. The kids couldn't tell us apart some times!

Seana was our roommate for a while. She stopped by to meet Little Evie!

Alona invited a bunch of people over on Saturday night for a little get together. We really did have the best friends in Houston. I feel bad that Alona isn't in a lot of these pictures. She was either taking the pictures or taking care of Evie.

Alona took these adorable pictures on Sunday. It was so fun having Evie wear all these summery dresses. We're still in Winter clothes up here...

We had the Call's and Bushman's over for dinner on Sunday. Katherine came too. It was great seeing everyone. We used to have family dinner on Sundays, so it was nice to relive that too!

Dannen and Claudia's little girls loved Evie. It was fun watching them with her. Claudia had a new baby the next day. They are going to be great sisters!

We visited Lila one day. Lila also used to teach Kindergarten with me. Evie really loved her. Lila could make her smile and giggle so easily. It was adorable!

Evie has always hated the wind. I thought...maybe if it's a warmer wind, it won't bother her as bad. Luck being as it is, it was a really cool morning in Houston and Evie did NOT like the walk. It was a quick one!

We headed up to Pine Forest to visit some folks. All my old students are getting so tall. I taught 3 of those kiddos (and I'll continue to teach Evie!)

Getting ready to visit the Chappells!

We had dinner with the Chappell's one night. It was so good to see them. I really do miss them a lot. They have made such a positive impact in my life. I hope that I can grow up to be just like them.

I realized that we didn't have many pictures of Alona and Evie. I really like how this one turned out.

I spent the morning at PFE again on the day I flew out. Alona's class loved Evie. They all got to touch her toes and tell her hello. It was really cute. Evie was a big hit as school with students and teachers!

One of our co-workers. Alona and Trish work together a lot. Trish hears everything about Evie!

I got to visit my K-Crew. I didn't get a picture before Kelly had to leave, but I was pleasantly surprised that Scott (Robbin's husband) was at school that day. I sure do like them. Scott always kept me on my toes. I was really sad that I didn't get a picture of Carrie. She stopped by the house one day to say hello. She taught kindergarten with us, but transfered to a new school. We really had the best team.

I failed to get a picture of Evie on her very first flight. I could have kicked myself. I did get this one on the way home. Evie was SO SO good on the plane. Everyone (on all the flights) kept telling me what a sweet baby I had. She was pretty happy and just smiling at everyone around her. What a special girl she is. She seems to bring joy to everyone who meets her!

Thanks, Alona, for a fun trip. We miss you already!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Evie Jay

Evie and I took a quick trip to Houston to visit my sister while Adam studies for finals. It has been fun and I will blog more about that in a few days when our trip is done. This post is all about Evie! One of former student's mom is photographer. She took some pictures of Evie today. Here is the sneak peek! I can't wait to see the rest! Thanks Shannon! If anyone in the Houston area needs a photographer, she's great! Check her out!