Monday, October 5, 2015

20 months

Evelyn turned 20 months old on Saturday.  She definitely has some terrible twos about her even now. No can be a favorite word at times and she isn't awesome at sharing.  She does however love to help. Laundry, putting away groceries, and even cleaning up toys before bedtime are chores she enjoys.

The other activity Evelyn loves is reading, especially reading to herself.  She can spend an hour or more sometimes just flipping through books and "reading."  One book may hold her attention for a while, but often she goes through a stack of board books and when she gets to the last book, she starts all over.  I am hopeful that this love of reading will continue her whole life.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


We took a weekend trip up to Michigan.  It was a little chilly, but we were able to enjoy being outside and being on the lake.  Friday night the sunset was beautiful.

Isaac and Evelyn helped pick up acorns and throw them in the lake all weekend long

Saturday Nate and I took Evelyn and Isaac on a paddle boat ride.

Isaac did a really job steering the boat around the lake while Evelyn enjoyed the view.

After nap time, we took a walk around the lake.

Posing for a picture post walk outside the cottage.

Before dinner we went for a pontoon boat ride, but it was cold and windy so we didn't stay out too long.

Aunt Amanda really wanted to do some face coloring with Evelyn and Evelyn was super into it, so it turned into whole body coloring.

I think Joshua enjoyed watching the silliness.

We didn't get a good cousins picture; no one wanted to cooperate.  But we did manage a good picture with the parents.  I think Evelyn had a fun weekend with her cousins; Nate and I had a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fort Wayne Zoo

Evelyn and I went to the zoo this morning.  The zoo closes early October so I was excited for one last change to see the animals.

We met up with Evelyn's friend Bella and her mom Maryca.  The wagon worked really well.  The girls were happy to sit and be pulled around while they looked at the animals.

Evelyn and Bella are the same age and they play very nicely together.  It was great going to the zoo in the middle of the week, lots of room for the girls to run around.

Evelyn got to brush a goat.  Kind of sad that we have to go to the zoo now to see farm animals.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

24 weeks

I had a doctors appointment today.  I am at 24 weeks but I measured at 23.  The doctor was not worried.  He also said the heart beat sounded good.

Swim lessons went okay today.  Evelyn wasn't real excited about practicing some new skills, like floating on her back.  But changing out of her swim suit went a hundred times better.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wagons and pumpkins

My parents came over for the weekend.  Evelyn got an early Christmas present, a wagon!  We've gone a couple rides through the neighborhood and she seems to quite enjoy it.

Evelyn also got a pumpkin.  It goes well with the mums.

Today for a treat we got ice cream.  Such a grumpy face for such a yummy snack.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Middle of the week

Tuesday we had swim lessons.  Evelyn did great in the pool but once it came time to change back in the locker room she would not take off her swim suit.  I was this close to letting her ride home wet in the car seat.

Wednesday we celebrated the first day of fall with some autumn themed chalk drawings.

Today we went to story time.  Evelyn didn't want to leave the house without Nate's baseball cap.  Thankfully she didn't insist on wearing it into the library.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Purdue Football

We saw Purdue play (and lose badly) to Virginia Tech yesterday.  At least Evelyn wore the right jersey.

It a long day, but a really fun day too.  We asked a lot of Evelyn and she really stepped up and did great.  We first met up with some old friends from when I worked at the hospital in Lafayette.  Then we had lunch with Meredith and Jeremy before heading over to the stadium.  First though a stop at the Crew house.

Then another stop for Insomnia Cookies.  Evelyn says "Less pictures and more cookies!"

A quick picture with Neil Armstrong.

It was family day so there were a lot of different activities to check out before kick off.

We did get a few questions about why Evelyn was wearing a VT jersey when her parents were both in Purdue shirts.  It was fun sharing our "story" with people.

Evelyn did great during the game.  I walked around the concourse with her during the second quarter but otherwise she sat with us and watched the game. 

On our way out of town, Nate and I realized how close we were to Arni's.  How could we bring Evelyn to Lafayette for the first time and not stop for pizza?