Monday, May 19, 2008

Mr. Independent

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.

Looking outside hoping it's a nice day

Monday, May 5, 2008

A New Addition

Congratulations to my friends, Carrie and Steve, on the birth of Brett Steven. Click here to visit Carrie's blog for adorable pictures of their new addition!

Fun Times at Gymboree

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:
more (says it and signs it)
all done (says it and signs it)
num num (food)
night night
milk (says it and signs it)

Evan wants to constantly climb up on the back of the couch to look out the window - all day we hear "up up"

Anyone ready for a game of foosball?

Hunting for Easter Eggs

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!