Evan is starting to become very independent. He is feeding himself with a fork and spoon (and actually does get some of the food in his mouth) and is able to get undressed with some help. In fact, most of the time he REFUSES to have help with spoon feeding, which gets pretty messy!
Eating cereal with a spoon
Using a fork at Grandma and Grandpa's house
Helping himself to Cheerios
Evan loves sweeping the kitchen floor. I think I'll teach him to wash the dishes next.
A few weeks ago I signed Evan up for a class at Gymboree. I thought it would be a good way for him to socialize with other children and to keep him active while the weather is still cool and rainy. At first he was very hesitant to climb on any of the equipment. Now I can't get him off! Actually, when all the other students are in the circle time singing songs, Evan is running off trying to get back on the slides. He has a lot of fun and that's what is most important. Since he's started the class Evan has been much more adventurous at home and has even been saying more words. I'm not sure if there is a connection, but who knows?
Evan is now saying 12 words: hi bye up more (says it and signs it) all done (says it and signs it) mama dada num num (food) night night milk (says it and signs it) clap banana
Evan wants to constantly climb up on the back of the couch to look out the window - all day we hear "up up"
Last weekend we celebrated Greek Orthodox Easter. After church on Sunday there was as Easter egg hunt on the front lawn at church. Evan needed a little help at first understanding what he was supposed to do, but after awhile he had no problems picking up the eggs and throwing them in his bag. Too bad the weather wasn't a little warmer - Evan was wearing his winter coat in the end of April!