Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ready for baseball season

Since IU's basketball season is over, what sport should we root for next? Baseball! Last night the Washington Nationals season and stadium opener was on TV. Time to settle down, relax, and watch some baseball. Evan enjoys chillin' when he's a bit tired, so it was perfect timing. Check out the fam...
He relaxed a lot until he noticed Mommy and Daddy eating Monster Mix. Please, Daddy, can I have some???
Daisy loves to snuggle with Mommy and Daddy. Here she is watching the game last night. She's such a sweetie!
Of note, Evan's feeling a lot better. His eyes have cleared up and he's on the last few day of antibiotics for his ears. He still has a gurgle and cough, but it's getting better.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

This was Evan's second Easter weekend and he had a lot of fun! Kisses anyone?! Aunt Wendy came to visit from Cincinnati and everyone likes it when she visits. This weekend consisted of a lot of NCAA basketball watching (darn those Hoosiers!), a lot of jelly bean eating, and tons of laughter!On Easter morning, after Evan had his usual breakfast, we took him out of his highchair and let him play. We totally forgot that the Easter bunny had left Evan a basket in the dining room. He immediately went towards it and started rifling through his gifts. Oooh, a puppet! Evan loved the plastic eggs filled with goodies. He always has one in his hand!
Looking spiffy for church...He did great at the service. Evan really liked the trumpets playing at the alter and all the music. He read some of his Easter books and kept staring at the cute little girl in the row in front of us.

After church, we came back home to start cooking our Easter feast. Around this time we noticed Evan's eyes were getting watery, red, and had a little discharge. We knew he wasn't feeling well, as both Jason and I are battling yet another cold. Of course Evan got it. Well, after his 3+ hour nap yesterday afternoon, we saw that his eyes had a ton of crusty gunk on them. Probably his first bout of conjunctivitis (aka "pink eye"). We were right. Mommy took Evan to his pediatrician this morning and he has a slew of infections right now. Pink eye is one. She listened to his breathing and of course he has wheezing (RSV is not fun and persists until he's 2-3 years old). Top that all off with a double ear infection! We didn't even realize he had an ear infection. Poor baby! So he's back on breathing treatments, gets eye drops in both eyes, and is on antibiotics for his ears. Evan looks so sad because his eyes are really red, pussy, and watery. You just want to squeeze him and take all his sickness away.

Since he took such a long nap yesterday, we postponed the Easter egg hunt until today. This afternoon we hid the eggs downstairs and Evan went right for them. He loved the hunt!

Even better when there's Cheerios hiding in the eggs!

Daisy wants one!

There were some deer outside the back of our home today. One was really close to the fence bordering the state park and our property...

I love these deer!

Right now Evan's trying to take a nap. Poor fellow...he keeps coughing and coughing. Ugh, I hope he gets better soon!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Toddler Fun

Life with a toddler is so much fun. They learn a lot, explore many things (and pantries), and constantly keep us on our toes. Whenever we clean the fishtank, Evan gets very curious...

Whoa! We have fish?! Look at them swim!

What, Mommy, I'm not doing anything wrong...yet...

Dinner is fun and messy now. Evan is a great eater and will try most anything. He's back loving peas (sorry Aunt Jen!), of course cheese and fruit, BBQ pulled pork, Irish stew, vegetarian shepherd's pie, gosh, the list could go on and on. Chicken and noodles anyone?
When Evan gets tired or thirsty, he'll suck his finger and twirl his hair. It doesn't matter if there are chicken and noodles on his hands or not! Check out that hair! This child needs a bath!
Bath time! Evan loves taking a bath in the "big boy bathtub". We put the toys in there and let him splash and swim around. He wants to stand up a lot, so we have to curb that before he falls down.Having a blast!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Daisy!

Can you believe our first baby is 8 years old today? Happy Birthday, Daisy! The weather was nice this afternoon, so the birthday girl got to go on a long walk with her mommy and little brother. She loved it! This year, Mommy and Daddy each bought Daisy a toy when they were at the store separately. Turns out, they have the same taste! Daisy got 2 of the same toy, but in different colors! She doesn't mind...she loves them! Happy Birthday sweetie pie!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Born and raised an IU fan...

This past Sunday, Evan went to his first live IU basketball game! Mommy, Daddy, Evan, Brendan, and Maureen all ventured to Penn State to see IU play PSU in the last regular season game. The IU alumni groups from DC, NYC, and I think some in Pennsylvania organized it.

Here is Evan getting ready for the 3+ hour drive to State College...He loves to play in the cubby holes in the living room. Works for us!
Evan was so excited to go to the game that he fell asleep right away in the car...
We're at the game...gotta flirt with the girls in the row behind us...IU vs. PSU...Evan and Daddy watching the game...Focused...Mommy and Evan snuggle for a picture...The IU family...
Phew! This is tiresome!Evan did REALLY well during the game. He was a bit tired, so he just laid back in our arms and chilled watching the game. He eventually fell asleep in Daddy's arms at the end. Evan had watched enough bad ref calls for the day! All in all a successful road trip. We really wish that IU would have pulled out a victory, though. Go IU!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Love those Cheerios!

Evan's been an absolute blast recently! New happenings with Evan...he got his 8th tooth, this one on the bottom row, earlier this week. He still loves to talk and say new words. His standards are Daddy, Mommy, Daisy, Uhhh (for "up"). New words are Boom (he loves Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?), Baba (for bottle or sippy cup), Moo (again, from Mr. Brown and all his farm and barn toys), and Baaboon (for balloon - which is still up by the way!).

This child is hilarious. On Tuesday evening, Mommy and Daddy were laying on the floor, playing with Evan and I asked him who was on the phone? Was it Grandma? He went over to his toys and found his cell phone and put it up to his ear! Gotta love that! Another fun game started last Saturday when Daddy got to hang out with Evan one-on-one. I came home and Daddy's hat was not on his head. When prompted where the hat belongs, Evan would take the hat and walk over to Daddy and put it on his head! Brilliant child, I tell you!

When he's walking around on the main level of our house, Evan will put his sippy cup (which is full of water) in the cabinet where all the plastic containers, bottles, sippy cups are stored. And he'll close the door. Such a good helper!
Daisy and Evan are becoming best buds. Evan loves to be chased and Daisy will chase him around the couch and you'll hear the loudest squeal of happiness coming from Evan when he sees her. He'll take her toys and walk or throw them at Daisy and say "Daisy" trying to get her attention. Daisy's been smothering Evan with kisses when we get home at the end of the day too.

Oh, the point of the post...Cheerios! Evan loves his Cheerios! I took some pictures of him yesterday eating a snack. He often offers his food to Mommy or Daddy (and even Daisy). Sometimes we take it to encourage him that the food isn't bad and to eat it. Most days that works like a charm. Want a Cheerio?...