Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Addiction

I love coffee, especially Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Dunkin Donuts is good for when I need a slight caffeine kick or just have a taste for coffee. Starbucks, however, is saved for special occasions. It can help ward off migraines when I feel one coming on, and sometimes when I'm having a bad day, a grande nonfat no whip mocha does the trick. I am lucky that we have a drive-thru Starbucks just a few blocks from our house, and Evan is often in the car when I swing by for my drug of choice. On our way to the sitter's house this morning we were sitting at the stoplight in front of Starbucks. Evan looked at the window, pointed to Starbucks, and said, "Mommy's coffee!" Can you tell we're there frequently?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Goofing Around

Last Friday Spring decided to visit us, and we took full advantage of it. Evan had received a bright red tricycle for his birthday from my parents so we took it out for the first time. Evan did not want to sit on it at first. Once we got him on there and showed him how to ring the bell he thought it was pretty cool! His legs are still a little too short so we have to push him on there, but hopefully by summer he can do it on his own.

Sunday morning we went out to breakfast, and as we were leaving Evan was given his first lollipop. It must be some kind of child instinct, because he immediately started to rip off the wrapper, although we made him wait until we got home to eat it.

A few weeks ago I bought some "big boy" underwear for Evan just in case his potty training progressed any further (which it hasn't). Although he hasn't technically worn them, he quickly figured out how nicely they fit on the top of his head.

Best Buds

Over the weekend, Carrie, Steve and Brett came to visit us. I can't believe how much Brett, who is now 10 months old, has grown since we saw them last on New Year's Eve! We were anxious to see how Evan would react to another child playing with his toys in his own territory, and overall he really did well. A few times he did say "My truck," but he didn't tear any toys out of Brett's hands, so we were happy.

Of course we snapped away with our cameras, but I don't think either of us had a picture with both boys smiling!
See Brett, you just swing your leg over like this.

Please stop taking our pictures. Can't you see we're busy?
The funny thing was that both Brett and Evan were wearing hooded Old Navy sweatshirts. Carrie and I are going to submit their picture so they can be the new faces of Old Navy. Look for them on your next advertisement!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Once Evan turned 2 years old, we started introducing him to the idea of the "potty." My intentions were to get him used to it and then do our actual training over the summer when I don't have to work and there's less clothes to worry about getting dirty. Right now we have 2 potty chairs and the Elmo video. We ask him several times a day if he wants to try and use the potty. If he says no, we go with that, and that is typically the answer we will get from him. The only aspect he was really interested in was flushing the toilet, but we kept telling him he could only flush it if he went potty. Recently, however, before bedtime he will actually sit on the potty, which I think is really one of his many stall tactics to avoid going to bed. Tonight was different though. After his bath he actually peed on his Elmo potty! He was so excited to help empty it into the toilet and flush, then he sat on it again and went a second time! Now I'm wondering if we should keep doing what we've been doing or try to start with the actual training?

Evan Do It!

Evan wants to do everything by himself. His favorite new phrase is, "Evan do it." He will repeat it endlessly until you let him do whatever it is that he wants to a door, find something to eat, unwrap a Hershey's Kiss (he eats 1 every night after dinner), change DVDs, brush his teeth, etc, etc, etc. Sometimes he really can be helpful. He unloads silverware from the dishwasher and puts it in the drawer. But, other times it is far from convenient. Currently he is insisting on turning on my digital camera, and he is not happy that I am telling him no. He really surprises me though by how much he can do on his own!
Using my Swiffer duster to clean the family room
He even moved the picture frames to dust underneath them.
Drinking from a juice box - he was so proud of himself!