Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekend Fun

Yesterday we went to the Catawba Volunteer Fire Department open house.  Our landlord is the volunteer fire chief so we like to show our support.

There was bbq chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs plus live blue grass music.  And Evelyn seems to love blue grass.  You can't tell in this picture, but when we were holding her, she was bouncing to the music.

Evelyn and I participated in one of the cake walks and...


we won!

Today Nate and I worked on making tomato sauce.  There are still a lot of tomatoes left, so we might make one more batch this week.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ice cream

My parents are here for a visit!  So to celebrate my mom's birthday we took a trip to the Homestead Creamery.

Really good ice cream

The good news is we can buy it a Kroger too.

"Where's my ice cream guys?"

The young and the young at heart.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A trip to the vet

I took Penny to the vet today.  It was a little strange having people pay more attention to my cat then to my child, but the trip as a whole was a success.  Penny weighs 8 lbs 6 oz and got a clean bill of health.

Not happy in her carrier

Exploring the doctor's office

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Happy Birthday

My birthday started very early when Evelyn woke up around midnight and stayed awake for 3 hours as if to say "Mom it's your birthday - time to party!"

Then we went to the pediatrician where Nate met us for Evelyn's 6 month check up.

Evelyn weighs 14 lbs 4 oz (15th percentile).  She officially doubled her birth weight and weighs the most percentile wise since she was born.  She is 26.75 inches long (83rd percentile).

After the doctor's office, we went out to lunch and Evelyn napped.

The last time Nate and I had lunch after a pediatrician visit, Evelyn looked like this:

Sunday, August 3, 2014

6 months old

Happy 1/2 birthday Evelyn!!  Sleep is only so so - sometimes she sleeps through the night, often she wakes up several times.  We tried some rice cereal yesterday and she wasn't too interested.  She is doing much better with sitting up unassisted but is still pretty wobbly.  Tuesday is her 6 month check-up so we'll get some official measurements.

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.