What are we up to?

We are living in Woodbridge VA and loving it. We now have 2 beautiful little girls, Evelynn and Cora, and look forward to the adventures that are coming our way. We have such a blessed life together and are thankful everyday for our eternal family.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

6 month check up

Our baby is a healthy little girl. She weighs 15.7 which is somewhere in between the 25th and the 50th percentile and she is 26 inches long with is 50th percentile. She has a little bit of eczema so the doctor gave us some stuff to clear that up but that is the only problem she has ever had in her whole little life. We are truly blessed to have a happy and healthy little girl. She is perfect!

Evie loves her daddy! She is just about to start crawling. She gets all the way up on her hands and knees and you can just tell that in her little mind she knows there is another step after that but hasn't figured out how to get there yet. :) I don't think I am ready for her to start crawling.. she is busy enough with out moving! She is curious about everything. She has started talking.. well that's what we call it. She will grunt at things she want and likes to talk to you. When Preston comes home she will have a 5 min conversation like that with him and then it's on to something else!! She just recently started reaching for other people when you are holding her. She does it to anyone that stops to talk to her which I don't care for to much cause then random people in the groceries store think that she wants them to hold her. I don't like that they take her from me very much.. haha.. but it's pretty cute I guess. She is a social bug! We love her! I can't believe it but she is actually going to be 7 months old in about a week! She is growing toooooo fast! She is more fun everyday and I am the luckiest person on earth to get to spend every minute of my day with her!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

6 months old

 It's hard to believe, but our sweet little girl turned 6 months old on January 7th. We are crazy about this baby girl. She is growing so fast and I am finding that everyday I am getting a little more sad to see her grow up. I wish I could freeze her in this stage. She is so much fun to be around. I count my blessings everyday that we get to hang out with each other all day. There are so many things I never want to forget about her at this age. So here is the list of things I don't want to forget!
Evie has a super high pitch screech that she just does all day long. She does it when she happy, wants something, sad, mad and when she knows she is sitting right by your ear!
She loves to put her 2 little hands on both your cheeks when you are talking to her. It's almost like she wants you to know that she is giving you her full attention. It's so cute!
She is sitting up now and that's all she wants to do! She isn't very good yet so I am sitting on the floor right by her for most of my days now! But I love it!
She has been teething a lot but no tooth yet!
She loves anything red. It is always the first color of toy she will go for!
Tonka is one of her best friends. I sure hope I'm above the list from him but there is no way to tell!
Another one of her best friends is her pacifier. It's her favorite toy and it hardly ever just sits in her mouth!
She sucks on her bottom lip. She sucks it in and out and it makes the cutest noise.
Her favorite thing about bed time is snuggling with her blanket. She gets so excited to see it every time I put her down!
She will eat anything you put in her mouth
She sleeps from 7:30 to 7:30 and we LOVE it!!
She is so happy all the time and we love her to death!!
Her 6 month appointment it coming up in a week and I will post all her stats after that. I'm guessing that she weights around 16 pounds but we will see.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Best Buds

I have been excited to do this post for a while now and just haven't gotten around to it. As you can see here, Evelynn and Tonka are best friends. Wherever Evie goes Tonka is sure to follow shortly after. I try to get a picture of the two of them together as often as I can. Just take a look and see how cute these little guys are together!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Preston!!

Preston's birthday was on January 3 and we had a lot of fun this year. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday dinner and he decided that he wanted fondue. I had never made fondue before but I looked up a recipe that looked pretty easy and we decided to try it. It was amazing!! We had some chicken and shrimp to cook in it. I am not a big fan of shrimp but it was better than the chicken in this broth. I guess we will be doing that again very soon! We also invited some friends over the day after his birthday for dinner. We were going to do the fondue that night but we weren't sure it was going to be any good. Plus, Preston gets home pretty late and fondue takes a long time so we just did pasta. We had a really good time with our friends and really should do that more often! Well, Happy Birthday Preston! Evelynn and I love you more than anything else in this world!!

Our fondue dinner. YUMMY!

This is one happy birthday boy!!

These are our wonderful friends that came to celebrate with us! Thanks for coming guys!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas 2010

This year for Christmas we were able to go to Idaho and visit with Preston's family. Evie was such a good sport the whole way out there. We felt spoiled that she did so well on the airplane. Especially since we didn't get to Utah until 4am our time and she only slept maybe 4 hours that whole time. It did catch up with her the next day. She wanted to sleep the whole day and it took her about 3 days to get back to her normal happy, fun self. It took us 17 hours to get there and about 10 to get home. Needless to say, she is an awesome baby!! We had so much fun in Idaho. It had been 2 years since we made it out there! We did so many things. Santa came to visit us on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning was so much fun just watching our nephews open all their presents. They got some awesome stuff. One of them got a bubble blower and Evie thought that was just amazing!! She also got a lady bug pillow pet and loves it to death! We were all spoiled this year. We also went to see the lights at Rock Creek and went swimming! It was Evelynn's first time swimming and she didn't think much of the cold pool but loved being in the hot tub! It was so cute! It was worth every min of traveling to get there! We wish we lived closer to all our family so we could have fun all the time! We also got some family pictures taken and they turned out so cute. The photographer got some really cute pictures of Evelynn. I will post them when we get them. Anyway.. Christmas was such a blast and we have been lonely ever since we got home. I hope you enjoy the pictures

This was the morning after we got to Utah. Doesn't she look so miserable? haha
our baby loves to give kisses!!! :)

this is one of the bows Aunt Whitney made for Evie. So cute!!

this is the whole kiddie crew. Lowe, Mak, Evelynn, and Emmett

she really liked the bubbles