Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Evie Update

It's been a while since I've had a post just about Evie! I can't believe how fast time goes. Here are a few pictures of here most recent activities!

Evie loves bath time! I recently bought some toys for the tub. She loves the little octopus. She puts the whole head in her mouth (which I am surprised fits). One of the tentacles often ends up up her nose...she doesn't mind!

She can almost escape the tub now that she can stand up by herself. She's reaching for my leg in this picture.

We were having rice for dinner last Sunday. Evie loved it! She couldn't get enough of that stuff.

Only problem was, it stuck to her like crazy. She looked like she was wearing fuzzy white mittens.

It kept her busy for a long time trying to eat it all off of her hands.

Now that she has discovered that she can stand up by herself, she stands up everywhere. She gets so proud of herself. She was using the refrigerator to stand up today. Everyday its something new!

I apologize for this picture...I just couldn't resist. She has had a runny nose for the last week. Her snot is so sticky! She sneezed the other day and this is what came out! It was a little deflated at this point too! Wow! all I could say. I'm just glad I got a picture before it popped!

Evie has a special love for plants. She loves to eat leaves. I had this plant on the floor, but Evie would often tear the leaves off and eat them or knock it over. I gave up and put it up higher on a little bench. It worked for a while, but now that she can pull herself up, the plant is no longer safe. She pulled it right down. I was making dinner when I heard the crash. I came around the corner to see this. Don't worry she ate some dirt before I could stop her!

I love that little sweetie! She's so fun...


Nap time should be a restful time for me too. Sometimes I try to nap, but usually I have some project that I am working on. Here are a few of my recent projects! I really like making stuff!

Chocolate Bowls!!! Who would have thought. The idea came from Bakerella. They were so fun and easy to make. You just melt chocolate and dip a balloon in it. Let it dry and viola!

I also made chocolate peanut butter pudding from scratch. It turned out pretty tasty too! What a fun dessert!

Adam and I have decided that for Family Home Evening for the next month or so we are going to visit all the new people in his ward to make sure we know who they are. You can't show up empty handed, right? I made blackberry crisp and put it in half pint jars. I think they're adorable!

I just hope they tasted good too!

My last project is these blocks. My friend April gave me some foam that she didn't want to throw away. For months I would look at that foam, but have no idea what to do with it. I finally decided to cut them into blocks. I didn't have anything for Evie to stack.

I decided to put letters on them for future use! Evie really like knocking them over!

Labor Day Weekend

We had a really fun Labor Day weekend. On Friday, two of Adam's sisters, Whitney & Erika, came for a visit. They were heading to the DMB concert at the Gorge. We're glad they came early to stay with us.

On Saturday the Warr kids went and rode the Hiawatha Trail. Evie and I stayed home to hold the fort down. They had a good time with only a few minor incidents!

We spent Sunday morning playing with little Evie before Erika and Whitney headed off. It was so fun seeing them! We love visitors!

On Monday we headed to Elk River to do some huckleberry picking. I think we went out too late in the season. We didn't get nearly as many as we did last year. We had enough for some delicious pancakes though. Evie was loving picking the leaves and I only fell down once!

After we picked for a while, Adam went fishing and Evie and I hung out in the shade. Try as I might to keep her away from the dirt, she found a way to eat it! If only she liked baby food as much.

We saw this old barn or mill or whatever it is. It was really pretty and scenic! We stopped and ate lunch at a little cafe and then headed home to host Family Home Evening with some of the single's ward folks! It was a great weekend!