Thursday, December 11, 2008


I made these stockings myself. Well with a lot of help from Melissa actually. It was so fun to do my first ever sewing project with her. I have a long ways to go, but I am actually pretty proud of my work. I thought that I would never ever learn to sew. It was great to learn something new and it's always fun to make stuff. Thanks Mel!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Santa came to town!

Well clearly he wasn't thrilled to be sitting on Santa's (who looked to be about 16 yrs old) lap, but it was a fun visit to the park and he walked away with a little goodie bag so you can't complain too much. I just really love that Santa comes right to the neighborhood.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Toddler Bed "Fun"

Little Evan guy now sleeps in a toddler bed. . . . . well at night. He goes to bed just perfectly at night. He does not get up one single time. Well he has done it for 3 nights now anyway. He will not take a nap in it though. Day one he fell asleep at his closed bedroom door and day 2 he didn't go to sleep at all after being in there for over an hour. He doesn't throw a huge fit or anything. He just knocks on his door and kind of cries a little. The knocking is pretty funny! Well hopefully he will get the hang of it soon and return to the days of 3 hour long naps that he was taking just days ago.

Great Gift Idea

If you are having trouble thinking of what to get your little one for Christmas this year here is something that Evan just loves to play with!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fierce Boxer

He's got his game face on here. I thought it might be kind of dumb to take him trick or treating since he's only one, but I felt like a boring mom to do nothing. We threw this costume together and we were on our way. He actually caught right on and loved it. He did such a good job carrying his bucket and even managed to say a version of trick or treat. We only went to like 3 houses, but he got a pretty nice stash. It was actually really fun. Yeah- it's warm enough here for him to go shirtless.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


BRRR! It was cold here today. It dropped all the way down to the 40s. I think Evan looks so cute in his little sweat pants. I just keep smiling when I look at him.

Pumpkin Patch

I am really not good at blogging. I post a few pictures and write a little bit. That's just what I do though so oh well. I don't see it changing. Here is Evan at the pumpkin patch. It's a pretty cute place to take pictures and Evan had fun running around and riding the train. Melissa has some really good pictures on her blog from the big event.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Future makeup artist?

Here is Evan showing off his attempts at putting on makeup. He loves it! He has mascara on his cheek and quite heavily in his eyebrow. I also believe there is a bit in his hair. That is a pretty good first try if you ask me. What a cutie.

Riding in Style

Aaron always creates fun for Evan. It's not surprising that Evan guy is just SO excited when Aaron gets home.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Grandmas are the best!

Evan and I were able to go visit my parents and other fam for a week. It was a really great trip. It's important for little kids to get to spend a good amount of time with their grandparents especially since it takes some time to get to know eachother again. We had so much fun and we want to do it every year. This is just a picture of Evan with some of the goods he brought back from the land of enchantment.

More salsa please!

Evan loves salsa. He likes to dip his chips himself. Then he'll either just suck the salsa off or go ahead and eat the chip along with it. Note- you may want to think twice before eating the salsa here. His double dipping is just not pretty.

Shopping trip turned ugly

We went grocery shopping the other day and while we were in the store it started to rain so hard. We finished up and did not want to wait so we braved the weather and got completely soaked. It was like I had jumped in a pool- seriously. It was actually kind of fun because Evan thought it was pretty funny. He was having a great time!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Silly and Fun

Evan is at such a great age and Aaron and I are always saying how much fun we have with him. He really makes us laugh all the time. We just love him so so much. Anyway, here he is in his basket of toys that he insists on getting in.


Sorry to the 3 of you who have checked this blog in the last month and seen the same old thing. I'll try to do better than once a month.

Evan's new game

I left Aaron and Evan home for a couple of hours and when I came back they showed me this new activity they came up with. Well, that Aaron came up with. It actually makes me nervous of course, but Evan sure thinks it's fun. He gets some pretty good speed. We may need to get him a helmet soon.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mr. Potato Head

Ha Ha Evan really likes to try on glasses. Here he is trying on Mr. Potato Head's glasses. He (and I) thought it was pretty funny. It was hard to get a picture of him so this was the best I was able to get. I swear he does get dressed nearly every day.

Trying out the new table

Evan got a new little table- just his size. He looks TOO old sitting there in that first picture! Aaron's trying to teach him to color, which he tried briefly. He was a little more interested in throwing the crayons around.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The moment we have all been waiting for. . . . Evan's first wobbly steps!

I just like this picture

Here's Evan playing at a friend's house. He decided to take the car into the pool. He is a pretty fearless guy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Evan's Birthday!!!!

Here we are heading to the pool. I pulled Evan and Trevor behind me on my bike- not an easy task! The two little guys had a lot of fun, mostly on the splash pad.
As you can see Evan was very excited to have cake. He was already reaching for it when we were just blowing out the sombrero candle.
He pretty much could not have been happier. I gave him a pretty large piece in hopes that he would just make a huge mess. He managed to make a pretty good mess, but also got a surprising amount eaten as well.

We had so much fun celebrating his first birthday with our Houston family.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


So Evan really loves lemons I guess. We went to out to dinner kind of late the other night so it was a little difficult to keep Evan guy happy, but he just reached for the lemon. He was actually biting into it. Gross! It was pretty funny. The past couple of days he has been looking so big to me and saying some words. It's really crazy/fun. He really is just so much fun and brings added happiness to our home for sure.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Weed Eater

Wow- Evan was such a good helper yesterday. NOT! He sure was crackin me up though. It was like he couldn't get to the dirt fast enough. He loved it! When I would attempt to get a stick or rock out of his mouth he would just laugh and laugh. He made my chore of weeding a lot more fun. He is one silly little boy.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Man, it's hot.

It is starting to get really hot here. You know- the kind of hot where you immediately start to sweat upon stepping out the door. FUN! We are so glad that we have the neighborhood pool so that we can cool off a little. Evan loves it so we have lot of fun! Check out that cute little body (Evan's not Aaron's)!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Finally. . . . . waterskiing!

We finally got to go waterskiing. It is one of Aaron's VERY favorite things to do and we had never gone together. Aaron's dental assistant is a serious skiier and she took us along after work on Thursday to some private lake in College Station. I had never waterskiied before and we all just had the best time. Evan even enjoyed being out on the boat in his sweet life jacket. He had a little nap while riding around on the boat. It was so fun to see Aaron doing something he loves so much. He had a huge smile the whole time he was on the water. I wasn't going to try skiing because everyone there was SO good, but then I thought that I should not pass up the opportunity for such fun. I went and I loved it. I even stayed up for quite a while. . . .I promise. We are so glad that we were able to go and really had tons of fun!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

1st haircut

Evan had his first haircut on Sunday. Melissa was nice enough to cut it. It is quite a task to cut the hair on a 10 month old. He didn't come anywhere near sitting still so we are very thankful that she did it, and that I didn't have to. She did a great job!! I won't have to make him wear a hat anymore. Just kidding- his hair wasn't that bad. I just like the hat, but he won't keep it on anyway.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy 10 months!

I haven't added any pictures of Evan in a while so I thought I would just put a couple on to show him on his 10 month day. That's kind of crazy - he will be a year old before we know it. He is just so much fun. He loves his daddy so much. I try to not get offended when he ALWAYS wants to go with him.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Not to toot my own horn or anything, but here is a link to some pictures from the marathon. They are actually not flattering at all, but I did it. Also, the time that you see is not my finish time because I started later. Anyway, it was pretty dang hard, but I am glad that I did it. I am also very grateful that Steven was nice enough to go all the way to Nashville to run with me. What a good brother! I know it looks like I am practically walking in some of the pictures, but I swear I wasn't. I swear!

Action Sports International -

Action Sports International -

Friday, March 14, 2008

Hang on!!

Aaron was laughing so hard when Evan was doing this. He thought he looked like a little rock climber.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Learning to drive

Here he is on his sweet truck. I just think he looks so old (you know in baby terms) on here so I thought it would be fun for y'all to see him. Look at that belly!

Give me that spoon!

Evan likes to feed himself these days. I have to pry the spoon out of his hand to put more food on it. As you can see it's a little messy, but that's ok. He also really loves to get a drink of water out of a cup. He'll go crazy for that.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Madison is a big helper!

Carin and fam came over on Sunday and when we were out for a walk Madison just started pushing Evan in his stroller. She kept it up for a long time too. It was pretty dang cute.

Friday, February 22, 2008

It changed my life

I used to be sad, unmotivated and lack energy. I never wanted to go out - I was ashamed to be in public.

That was until I got my new haircut. I feel like a whole new person. Thank you Lisa!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

When in Florida. . .

We were lucky enough to come across a shuttleboard area that had equipment available for our use. We asked the elderly couple nearby how to score and we were ready to go. As this is a family blog I will not go into detail about how I creamed him even though I was holding Evan. That sort of thing just isn't needed. :)

Let's hit the pool

I love this picture. He just looks as happy as can be. We're off to the pool!