Monday, December 17, 2007

Almost Christmas!

It's almost Christmas, and Evan is very eager to undecorate the tree. Every day, basically every hour, he is tugging on the tree, taking ornaments off. We've seen the tree sway a bit, but thankfully it hasn't fallen yet. I don't know how many times we've said, "no," but he is not listening!

It's fun to see how much Evan has learned over his life. If I start singing "patty-cake, patty-cake," he gets a huge smile on his face and starts clapping. He's even trying to roll his hands. It's adorable!Evan's also very tolerant. We put his puppy dog on his head and he'll just look around the room. Eventually he realizes there is something on his head and reach to get it off. Ahhh, Mommy & Daddy are goofy!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

Preparing for Christmas is quite different this year. Having a toddling baby makes the usual holiday preparations a bit more difficult. Our holiday shopping is not done. I'm not sure what sort of delicious treats we're baking this year. And we just put up our Christmas decorations this past week. It's worth it, though, as Evan is in love with the tree! His basket of toys is close enough to the tree that he can touch it and even pull off a few ornaments, when we're not looking, of course. Gotta love all those "soft" ornaments we've accumulated over our lifetimes! This year Evan got the honors of putting up the first ornament...
Admiring all the lights on the tree...Evan basically walks everywhere he can now. Crawling is becoming more and more rare. Today, he was toddling around the house and I followed him (one of his many favorite games). Guess where he went first? The tree! For the adorable photo ops, I let him undecorate it a little...Oooh, this one looks fun...What can I take off next?Ever the goofball, Evan always keeps us laughing. Daddy got him a soft puppy dog from San Diego. Last night, he was being silly and carrying the doggie around in his mouth! Ha!This evening after doing some holiday shopping, Evan and I were playing a bouncy game with the ottoman. We were bouncing up and down, and up and down.... Boom! Down for the count!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

200-yard dash

Lots of running around in the Mears household the past week. Evan is SOOO good at walking. He gets going across the room and if you act like you're going to chase him, he giggles and takes off in a sprint, well a "baby sprint!" Of course, all this walking comes with its dangers. He's taken quite a few spills and bonked his head multiple times. So much for the family picture last Friday - he had a bruise on his forehead! Cross your fingers for this weekend...

I don't have any new photos of the past week, but here are some really good pictures taken over Thanksgiving by Evan's grandma, Jeanne. Look at those beautiful blue eyes and sparkling white teeth...Evan's always ready to cheese it up for the camera...Playing contently...Haaa, haaa, haaa...we see you! Someone found his reflection in the dishwasher. Gotta give that other baby there a kiss...We adore this child! Mommy and Daddy bombard Evan every night with tons of hugs and kisses. We cannot resist!