Friday, September 28, 2007

Another cute pic from Evelyn's real birthday

My girlfriend, Jen, sent me this cute pic she took from Evie's first birthday. It was on the actual date and we had neighbors over for some cake. She wasn't feeling great in the morning but pepped up after dinner. Here are a bunch of the neighbor kids signing and blowing out candles...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

First Steps!

Evie took her first real steps today! Just one or two at a time - but then she did like 4 or 5 when daddy came home! We tried to video tape it but of course she wouldn't do it in front of the camera!
I'll try to get pics!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Play Group and other funny events of the day

So today was playgroup as always on Wednesday. We went to a Fire Truck Museum which was way cool. They had all sorts of old firetrucks, told stories about how horses were used to pull the trucks, and had fun and games to teach kids about fire safety (and moms too). They had a bell that the kids could ring and they actually showed us how to put out kitchen fires. They also had a really cool play area that they made of firetruck things. There was a huge front end of a firetruck the kids could play in (that was on the ground a kid friendly - with flashing lights and all), a station where they could get dressed in boots and fire jackets and hats, a truck to sit in that had a tv monitor in front of it so it looked like you were driving a real truck to a fire scene and a fireman's pole that they could climb to and slide down.

Unfortunately, Gavin is still recovering from his illness and was a ZOMBIE! He was totally emotionless through the whole thing, I felt so bad for him. At one point it looked like he was going to pass out, so the mommy instinct in me took him home. He has been asleep for over two hours since then!

The other reason I had to leave early was because the washing machine man was coming between 11-2 to fix the washer. Turns out, one of Patrick's black dress socks he wears (on rare occasion when he does have to dress up), got sucked into the filter (God only knows how) and was stuck. The guy said it was good we called and didn't keep trying ourselves because it could of caught fire. YIKES! But it got resolved and he rinsed it with vinegar to get the yucky smell out and it's working again! Good thing because we were running out of clothes!

Another cute thing is that Evelyn is now trying to feed herself like a big person! So MESSY!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

pics broken

For some reason I cannot download pics onto my computer right now. It is soooooooooooooooo frustrating! I am posting a link to my friend Mary's blog - she has tons of pics from this weekend for you to view.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Gone Fishin'

Today started off as a rough day!!! Gavin woke up with pooh all over him and his bed. He continued to have diarrhea through the morning (very much like Saturday's version) and was pretty miserable. Evie was doing great though - enjoying all of her new toys and girlie things!!! Gavin started to perk up around noon and Patrick came home shortly afterwards. Unfortunately for us, our washing machine broke so I couldn't wash the pooh-y clothes, sheets, etc. We spent most of the day looking for the manual and setting up a day for the maintenance crew to fix it - good thing we got the extended warranty! And good thing Patrick found it!

Once that was done it was a pretty fun day. Evelyn slept a good 2 hours in the pm so I made some thank you cards (I will post them later) and cleaned up while Patrick straightened up our storage area and mowed the lawn while Gavin followed his lead. After a yummy dinner we went to the lake behind us and went fishing. It was a beautiful night with the family and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together. It is very rare Patrick is home early enough and the weather is nice enough to that! So over all - quite a better afternoon than morning!!!

Birthday Party!

We had Gavin and Evelyn's birthday party yesterday and it was quite a success! Although there were many things leading up to it that made me think it would not turn out as good. First off, on Saturday we went to Sam's club to order the cake. While we were in line, Gavin was crying and then all of a sudden stopped. I was busy ordering the cake so I didn't realize that the woman behind the counter gave him a huge chocolate chip cookie. Needless to say with his allergies to egg, this did not go over very well with his body! We got home fine (no outbreaks or illness) but a little while later he started having nasty diapers, broke out in hives all over and threw up. I gave him some medicine and he slept for about 4 1/2 hours then got up for some food, then went to bed all night. I was worried he would be sick for the party day - but he woke up fine!!!

Being the procrastinator, we arrived 15 minuted before guests were to arrive to try to set up! Patrick was not thrilled about that! But we got everything set and ready in the nick of time (thanks to Melissa the photographer and some early guests helping too). The kids played on the playground at the Homestead park for a while and then we had pizza, a fun game of pin the tail on the donkey, a piniata, some cake and more playtime! We had about 35 people there - about 17 kids/babies in all. It was quite the celebration. Thanks to all of our friends who could make it!!! I will post a link to view pics shortly!