Monday, August 30, 2010

We have a walker

Ok so I know I said I would post in a month, but today Evan decided to start walking! Not on his own but none the less walking!!! I was able to get a little on video. He had already done one lap around our downstairs.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Starting up again

I know, I know it has almost 8 months since I have updated this blog but I promise I will be better. I am going to try and update at least once a month with what is going on with Evan and us.

So a quick catch-up. Evan is now 13 months! Can you believe it?

photo by Sandi Heinrich

At his 1 year check up he was 31 1/4 inches and 23 1/4 lbs! 90th percentile for height, going to be a tall kid. Evan is crawling around and pulling up and cruising around a little but no huge interest in walking, yet. I think we have another month or two until walking starts which I am good with since we are still baby proofing the house.

Evan has 3 bottom teeth. He got the first 2 at about 10 months and then the 3rd a month later. We can see the top 2 but not out yet and we think that his 1 year molars and trying to come in as well. We have had sleepless nights again after being spoiled with Evan sleeping 15 hours a night for about 3 weeks. It seems to be every other night he doesn't sleep for the past week. I have read some posts online that women say it lasted weeks like this! At least all the big teeth should come in at once.

We have done a good amount of traveling this summer and Evan has been great through it all. Around July 4th we headed East to New Jersey and New York. The flights were long but Evan was a trooper. While in NJ Evan met his future wife, Ava. They got along great and I see potential in this relationship. Ava's mom is my best friend Alison whom I have known since I was about 3 or 4.

We headed up to Troy, NY and Evan got to meet his great grandma, Lilly and celebrate her 92nd birthday. Even though there was a major heat wave while we were there, we celebrated 4th of July at Lake George with Isaac's family and extended family and had a blast.

A few weeks ago we went camping on Friday Harbor. No running water or electricity and an out house. I think Evan was a better trouper than me :) We went on a whale watching tour and Evan had to be in a carrier the entire 3 plus hours. He flirted with literally EVERY woman on the boat. So funny.

Ok, so here we go on what I am going to try and post every month.

Evan at 12 months.
- love to play and "read" his books
- pulls up on furniture,and glass doors
- can sign: please, drink, eat, milk, help, fish, brush teeth, more, all gone or all done, lights
- words: mama, dada, nana (banana), ees(trees), dat (that)
- all things that start with b are "aboo". Book, blueberry,ball
- all things that start with d he makes a "ddd" sound. Door, dog, doll
- points to what he wants and signs please
- when he is done with eating or a toy he will sign all done
- if you ask Evan where a toy is, most times he will point to it and if we ask he will go get it
- can put the rings back on the stacking pole, not in order
- tries to do the motions for "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
- loves to dance and shake

I am sure I am forgetting plenty but that is it for now.