Monday, November 24, 2008


I am not ashamed to admit, I am such a wanna-be photographer. I have such a vision in my head of what will look good, but then when it comes to executing my idea.... well let's just say I have a long way to go before I can consider myself even decent. But I love to practice!! Anyway, my Mom and I are always looking online at photographer's websites to find cool pictures to try and do ourselves. And my Mom sent me this first picture this weekend, and I fell in love. So this morning (I couldn't wait until night-fall) I took Evan in my closet with a strand of Christmas lights (luckily I have a giant closet). Well, he wasn't as intrigued as I had hoped he would be. So almost within seconds, he lost interest. I kept trying to get him interested, by putting his teddy bears underneath the pile of lights. But again, very quickly, it was over. Well, during a split second when the door was open, as I was getting more props to entice Evan's curiosity, Corky strolled in. So when I had lost Evan's interest all together, I had a new subject. One that wouldn't move, that always looked cute and that was very cooperative (she has been my subject now for 6 1/2 years). So it was not a lost cause.... just a little different than my inspiration picture!!! But all caveats aside, I did get a cute picture or two of Evan as well.
PS. If anyone knows how to do captions and its fairly easy to explain, please leave a comment. I can't figure it out for the life of me, and this post in particular would have been so much cuter with captions. Thanks!!!!

First Friends

These are pictures from the park that we went to on Friday with one of our playgroups, First Friends. Pictured are Wilson, Evan and Evan (yes, they have the same name-which can make things really confusing when calling their names at the park). Evan loves his friends and now that he can walk, he can finally join in and play. They are both older then Evan by 9 months or so, which probaly contributes to Evan thinking he is a big boy. 14 months going on at least 24 months. That doesn't sound that significant, but any Mom would agree, there is a big difference.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kids at Heart

Paul and I played with Evan at the park yesterday. It was a beautiful, chilly, fall day. Evan really believes he is a big kid. There are two jungle gyms at this park, and he kept migrating towards the one meant for big kids. Which means he kept Paul and I on our toes at all times. Evan loves climbing, and is not too fond of the swings these days because it keeps him confined too much. He doesn't like slides too much either, because it means he has to start all over climbing to the top of the jungle gym. Its so funny to watch him at work, he always has his little tongue sticking out and to the side, just like Daddy does when he concentrates. Again, don't pay any attention to the runny nose that I am perpetually trying to keep clean.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Super Serious Boy

I took Evan to the park and pond in my neighborhood in hopes of getting some good pictures today. And I got a few, but none of him smiling (maybe a couple semi-smiles). He is so serious when we are outside, he just doesn't want to miss a thing. Evan's uncle Kevin has a dog Wiley that has a dog tag that says "Super Serious Dog" above her name and phone number. And that is what I thought of today, my super serious Starstrom that wouldn't smile. I pulled out all the stops too, made crazy noises, sang songs, even played crazy ringtones on my phone. NOTHING!!! I am sure the other park-goers enjoyed it, but not Evan!!! Have I mentioned before that I sing a pretty mean "head, shoulders, knees and toes"?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Knock Knock.. Who's There? WINTER!!!

Get it? Evan is standing at the door... and it's cold outside..... Uggh. I am so cheesy I can barely stand myself!!! I am about as corny as Rachel Ray when it comes to Evan. But anyway with winter brings CUTE PJS!!! I just love the cute PJs with the footies. Evan wears them even in the summer, but his winter ones are soft and fuzzy. And this outfit just happens to be one of my favorites. Ok, now I gotta go do something really cool to wash off all this dorkiness! (By the way he is still sick, so don't mind the runny nose.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My son the neat-freak... I wish!

Evan's favorite toy is my swiffer sweeper. I put it away and he gets it out, just about a dozen times a day. He carries it around the house. With all of the toys that little boy has, he loves this thing? On his Christmas list is a little toy vacuum. I am hoping if he has that, I can put away the sweeper. Because instead of cleaning with it, he really just puts marks all over my walls and tortures the dogs with it. Did I mention I have a dog with Global Fear Disorder (AKA afraid of everything due to being abused
as a puppy)? This especially includes long sticks that are waved at her, such as a swiffer sweeper!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy 14 Months Evan!!!

A few more pictures that Grammy took, that I almost forgot about. These were taken when Evan was about 6 months old. He was a little chubby boy there, he really has only gained about 5 lbs since then!!! He has really leaned out, but still has chubby legs, which I wanna take a big bite out of sometimes!!!

A look back at the last 14 months (Or atleast Evan's first 10 Months before I had a Blog!!!)

Happy 14th Months Evan!!! No new pictures you ask? Not unless you want to see a picture of Evan's increasingly runny nose. And since I didn't start a blog until he was 10 months old, I thought I would take a look back at my old favorite pictures (the non-professional ones). But keep in mind, I didn't have a good camera until he was 10 months old either!!!