Monday, March 20, 2017

14 months old

Jameson is 14 months old.  He has a few more words - bye, bubbles, ball, car, and meow.  He understands a lot too.  He can also walk backwards.

Jameson loves cookies, but really, who doesn't?  He also likes most fruits and several veggies.  Sleeping continues to be up and down; he can sleep through the night, but usually he wakes up once.  We've started reading more books at night which is fun.  He also really loves these hooded towels.  I have to hide them because otherwise if he sees them, he has to have them.

Nate teaches Monday evenings so we try to get out of the house in the afternoon and today was free cone day at Dairy Queen!  Jameson and I shared a cone.

Evelyn got her own, but she couldn't finish it.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Date night and dance recital

My parents drove over Thursday afternoon so Nate and I could go on a special birthday date night.  As a surprise for Nate, I bought tickets to see the Infamous Stringdusters, a blue grass group we discovered in Virginia.  They are currently on tour, so we drove down to Indianapolis, got dinner, and went to the concert.  It was amazing and totally worth not getting home until 2am.

Friday it snowed and right as my dad and I were taking Eve and JJ out for a run.  And I love to run in the snow : )

This morning was Evelyn's first dace recital.

Waiting on stage before dress rehearsal.  

Dress rehearsal before the real show.  There were two sections of pre-ballet, but each class performed their own routine.

Backstage selfie

Waiting backstage for her class's turn to preform.

 Finally the dance recital!

I thought the little girls in Evelyn class did quite well and Evelyn seemed to enjoy dance.  There may be more dance lessons in Evelyn's future.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Birthday Party

Evelyn's friend Harper turned 3 and had her birthday party yesterday.

Harper had a Little Mermaid themed party and her mom, my friend Sarah, made these cupcakes!  You couldn't buy more professional looking cupcakes. 

We went straight from swim lessons to the party, so Jameson was a little sleepy and cuddly.

Today it snowed.  Not a whole lot, but enough to bundle up and play outside for a little while.

Jameson wasn't as excited as Evelyn.  He doesn't have his own snow boots and instead has to wear Evelyn's boots from last year.  They are too big and he can't really walk around so I think that contributes to his grumpiness.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Last weekend

Finally posting about last weekend!  The reason for the delay?  Nate and I both had a stomach bug on Monday.  I won't go into details, but I think that's the sickest I've ever been in my life.

Last Friday Amanda, Isaac, Joshua and Aunt C came down for the weekend and it was Nate's birthday.  We had cake and ice cream and opened presents.

Saturday morning we went to the science museum.

Jameson enjoyed it because we parked the stroller and he got to run around.

Evelyn using the levers and buttons to make the robotic arm move.

Evelyn seemed to think she could stay up during nap time with Isaac after the museum but she didn't quite make it.

On Sunday we went out for doughnuts and then a nice walk along the river.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Birthday party

Today was Bella's birthday party.  There was yummy cake.

And fun games.

Including a pinata!

Monday, February 20, 2017

13 months

Jameson is 13 months old.  Nate didn't have to work today but the kids were getting their pictures taken so I took just Jameson on a run with the hope he'd take a morning nap and not be grumpy during the photos.  It was all a success.  I had a good run, Jameson slept, and both kids cooperated during pictures.

Nate discovered what books Jameson likes!  We've been trying to read books all together at bedtime and usually we read the books Evelyn gets from the library, but Jameson just never was interested.  Well Nate figured out that Jameson prefers just the basic board books, ones with big pictures and only a few words.  And once he finds one he likes, he'll ask you to read it over and over and over again.  It's nice to see him finally excited about books.

Jameson doesn't have too many extra words but has added ball to his vocabulary.  He loves playing outside with Evelyn.  Sleeping has been much better lately.  He may wake up in the middle of the night, but more often he sleeps until about 5:30.  And just today I realized he has another tooth!  6 total, 4 on top and 2 on bottom.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Wednesday it was in the 30s so Evelyn and Nate went ice skating.

Today it was in the 60s so we went to the park and flew a kite.

Jameson thought it was fun.

After the kite, we played on the playground and then got ice cream because it is 60 degrees in February.