Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bluebonnets

 Spring in Texas means it's time for some Bluebonnet pictures! We found some fields pretty close to our house last week and stopped for a photo op. I think Evie is about to get a top tooth as we couldn't seem to get her finger out of her mouth (see below) and her tongue is sticking out in a few too! Well we have learned with a VERY active and growing little girl--you get what you get when it comes to pictures! 











Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Watch me go!

Evie showing off her new "walking" skills! She is taking more steps every day!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Midnight Snack

Somebody was looking for a little snack before bed!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring is here!

Well Spring is definitely here so it was time for us to plant some flowers! Evie helped us plant some begonias in our front yard---well mostly she just ate the dirt, but she LOVED being outside! A big change from when she was 6 months and cried when I sat her in the grass! I am looking forward to all the fun we will have outside this year with our little girl!

 Evie was definitely more interested in the dirt and leaves than the blanket of toys behind her!

 Digging in the dirt

Yummm, a stick!

 Helping water the flowers

 More digging....

Up on two feet and taking a few steps these days! So BIG!

Oh yeah and that is a little dirt on her face!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Can we say messy eater?

Evie has been eating mostly "big girl" table food recently and loving it! Although sometimes I feel like she thinks it is more fun to play with her food than eat it! I was cooking one night and turned around to see that Evie had made one BIG mess of herself! Definitely made me laugh! 



Friday, April 8, 2011

9 months!

Evie is 9 months old--that is 3/4 of a year old! I will admit this is definitely the "BUSY" phase. Evie has a toy that sings a song that pretty much sums it up--"Busy, busy, busy, busy, there's so much to do!" You take your eye off her for a moment and she is emptying out a cupboard, chewing on a wire cable, or finding new things mom and dad "forgot" to baby-proof! She is definitely busy! I have realized even more what a little social girl she is as she tries to "talk" to any big kids she sees while we run errands and definitely is not afraid of trying to play with them even though they are twice her size! She is great at independent play but also crawls as fast as she can to sit in my lap when I am near by. My love grows for this little girl every day! Here are some other fun things she is doing:
  • Waves "bye-bye", claps, even lifts her hands up high when excited (her "praisin' Jesus" hands)
  • Cruises everywhere and is starting to stand by herself without holding on
  • Loves to walk with her walker, although we are still working on "steering"
  • Loves her "big girl" food and we have almost completely stopped baby food
  • Finally caught on to her sippy cup which she gets pretty excited for when she sees it!
  • Loves to get into any cabinet or drawer she can reach and find "treasures"
  • Loves to play "peekaboo" (or "where's Evie?")
  • Loves to feed herself her milk--even prefers to be left alone during this time (I guess this is part of her "independence")
  • Is getting much better at "listening" and lifting flaps in her books than just eating them
  • Saying "mama" and "dada" and "nana" (whoever that is..)
  • Starting to dance a little to music--which she loves
Evie at the Arboretum with Gramma and Grandpa

 Eating like a big girl

 Evie finding something for dinner

Evie had her first "sleepover" with her cousin Landry

Well, okay, we still EAT our books...

Apparently Evie thought she would make a great "DISH" for dinner!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Walker

Evie is getting pretty good at using her walker! She still needs help steering as she is constantly making U-turns and running into the walls!



 Sometimes she pulls out her tricks and pushes it on her knees!