Here's a glimpse into our lives at this very moment (then I'll update you on what's happened over the last 4 months... maybe in a few days when I can make more time)! I'll start with the youngest family member...
|Sam loves to be in just a diaper|
|May 9: Super Sam... thanks Ryan and Angela for the super onesie|
|4/19... one day before Sam's 4 month birthday|
Evelyn weighs somewhere between 27-28lbs! We'll have a more accurate number in June when she has her 3 year check up... WHAT??? Evelyn is going to be three!? How is that possible? Evelyn is just growing up before our eyes. She still naps most days, thank goodness, but has a seemingly endless supply of energy. She helps with dinner preparations almost routinely and is in the kitchen whenever I allow her to be. She opens the fridge on her own and sets the table (with some help). She knows her left from her right and has an uncanny sense of direction (must have a heavy dose of Joe's genes... as I still struggle with directions)! Evelyn loves tending to and playing with Sam; she loves making Sam laugh. She now sleeps in bunk beds in what used to be the guest room, as we finally moved Sam into the nursery a few weeks ago.
Some of the things we hear Evelyn say all the time are:
"How's that sound?"-- she ends almost every statement like this. For example, she'll say, "When I finish dinner, I can have a piece of cake. How's that sound?" We have all we can do to not burst out laughing, because she usually tags the line onto ideas or suggestions that are out of the question or not going to happen. She doesn't question if she can have cake, she just assumes she will have cake and that we'll agree to is because she followed her demand up with the question, "how's that sound?"
"That's so cool," or "That's pretty cool!"
"It's coming awhile" --- aka, "It's coming along."
"I have a hurter." ---aka, "I have a boo boo or an ache or pain somewhere."
|Making homemade guacamole|
|Love all the hand-me-downs... Thanks Aunt Kate and Uncle Jim!|
|Sporting Daddy's flip flops|
|My three loves!|