Thursday, September 18, 2014

New favorite toy

Evelyn was given this Fisher Price little person farm as a hand-me-down and it seems to have become her new favorite toy.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Yesterday Nate, Evelyn, and I met our friends Ashley and Brandon at Soaring Ridge brewery in Roanoke.

We had never been to the brewery, but it had a nice atmosphere.  We even met a fellow Purdue grad thanks to Nate's Harry's Chocolate Shop shirt.  

Evelyn enjoyed some blue grass music before we left to watch the Alabama game at Ashley's house.

Evelyn also was very intrigued by Brandon's strawberry ale but he did a good job of keeping it away from her.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

7 months

Evelyn was not real keen on having her 7 month pictures taken.  Since she has started her version of crawling that's all she wants to do.  She isn't very happy to stay on her back or even sit upright if there is anything remotely close that she can play with.  A puzzle piece to chew on seemed to help.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Evelyn helped me make dinner tonight.

In other news, I have to go back to work tomorrow.  It was nice being off for a week and a half.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Vacation continued into Illinois where Evelyn met a whole group of new people.

Evelyn with her Great-Grandpa for the first time

Playing with Uncle Phil

Evelyn and Elmo, her new best friend

Trying squash with Mimi - it did not go quite as well as the picture suggests

Celebrating Opa's 60th birthday.  My mom planned a surprise party for my dad.  He thought people were coming over to my grandma's to meet Evelyn, but it was also a party for him too.

One last picture before heading home

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


It is vacation time for the DeYoungs!  We left last Friday night for Michigan and because Evelyn slept so well in the car, Nate and I were able to take turns and drive through the night, arriving in Michigan early Saturday morning.


Landon showed Evelyn all the new, exciting toys at Grandma's and Grandpa's.

We got to meet our new nephew Joshua.

Isaac was very happy to share his toys with Evelyn.

He also taught Evelyn how to do her name puzzle

Playing with Uncle Nathan


We took a trip to downtown Holland and found an "I."

Family picture time