Sunday, July 27, 2014


Evelyn's first camping trip!  To be perfectly honest, it was equal parts good and bad.  We had lots of fun, but Evelyn slept worse than when she was a newborn.

We went to Morris Hill Campground in Hot Springs, VA with Ashley and Brandon from the VA.  It was perfect because it is a small, rustic campground which meant we practically had the whole place to ourselves.  The weather was great until Saturday night when we had storms, but we stayed nice and dry in our new tent.

Setting up camp


Playing cards

Brandon brought Ru along for the trip

Are these my chips?

The campground was very close to Lake Moomaw so we went to the beach

Beach babe

With Nate

With me

Nate and Brandon

On the way home we stopped in Covington at the Humpback Bridge

Evelyn was sleeping in the car

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Just practicing

We are waiting to try solid foods until Evelyn is 6 months old, but I read that baby can practice sitting in their high chair and start to experience family meal time before their half birthday.  Evelyn enjoyed playing with her spoon while she watched Nate and I eat dinner.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Evelyn and I went for a run this morning.

Then later we visited Nate at work.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Georgia (with lots of pictures)

We took our first family road trip to Gainesville, Georgia to visit Meredith for the weekend.  Evelyn did a terrible job sleeping, but otherwise she was well behaved and I think had a fun time.  Nate and I had lots of fun anyway.  We watched a couple movies, checked out Lake Lanier and the rowing club where Meredith works, and Evelyn went swimming for the first time!

Tired after a long trip

Hanging out with Puddles

Yummy 4th of July treat

Testing out Lake Lanier 

Time for the pool

Evelyn really seemed to like the pool

Evelyn looks happy but she's sad to leave

Thursday, July 3, 2014

5 months

Evelyn is 5 months old today - wow!  But I have her in disposable diapers right now instead of cloth which means she is wearing her 0-3 month clothes (without the bulk of the cloth diaper anything bigger than 3 months just hangs off of her).

Evelyn is just fascinated by Penny.  And Penny is very tolerate of Evelyn.  We spend a lot of time practicing petting Penny and being gentle.

She loves her feet!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Evelyn saw her first turtle this morning.

She was pretty excited.

Being silly at Kroger.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Father's Day recap

I think Nate had a nice Father's Day on Sunday.  We went out to brunch and Evelyn was fairly well behaved.  She did not stay asleep as long as we thought she would, but she was easily distracted in her car seat.  We watched a lot of soccer and Nate worked in the garden.  He has done an amazing job with the garden this year.

I was instructed to post some photos of Evelyn.  So here she is sleeping in her sling, which she loves.

Sleeping on the couch.

And playing with her hippo.