Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat

Charlottesville has a great tradition of Trick or Treating on the Lawn. The Lawn is the main area on campus, like Bascom Hill in Wi - but flatter and lined by student and faculty living quarters. On Halloween all the residents open their doors to trick or treating children of all ages.

Evan dressed up as a duck for Halloween. It's one of his favorite animals and quack is a favorite word! He was a hit at the Lawn, with his little feet and poofy tail. Mommy and Daddy benefited from most of the candy, but we all had a great time. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Birthday Party

We celebrated Evan's first birthday this weekend. It's hard to believe he's 1 already! Family and some of Evan's favorite friends were on hand to help celebrate. He got awesome toys - trains, trucks, balls, and more - and excellent snacks. It was a Hippo party, so of course we had Hippo cakes! A small blue one for Evan, and big grey one for us. The whole day was a "smashing" success!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Haircut Time

It was finally time - Evan got his first haircut this afternoon. His curls were so cute we wanted them to stay forever, but his bangs were in his eyes, so off we went. Evan was an awesome guy in the chair! He didn't cry at all, and was mostly curious about the other people in the salon. The scissors, water bottle, and even the clippers didn't phase him at all. He definitely looks spiffy now, just in time for his first birthday!



Sunday, October 18, 2009

Apple Picking & Pumpkin Hunting

Carter's Mountain Apple Orchard is a Charlottesville staple. We picked a cold and windy day to visit, but had a great time. After driving up the mountain, we got our bags and hiked out through the trees. Evan was very intrigued to see apples in the trees, and clamored for a piece of his favorite fruit. The first apple he touched went right in his mouth, and wow was it good! Having fresh juice all over and a happy little man chased away all the cold. After filling our bags with enough apples to make pies and muffins for months, we also bought apple donuts, apple cider, and apple butter! Yum.

Next stop was the pumpkin patch. Evan was very curious as to what bright and hard things were nearly as tall as he was. One little man in one big pumpkin patch... The smaller pumpkins were just his size. It's going to be fun to carve them for Halloween!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Daddy's Office

During halftime of the game we went to Daddy's office to warm up and stretch our legs. Evan decided to be like Daddy and try his hand at allocating seats in the stadium. No promises on anyone's special requests, but the verdict is: working in the ticket office is fun!


Saturdays in October are made for tailgaiting! Mrs. R brings the chicken, Mrs. S brings the coleslaw, mommy brings dessert, and my friends are there to play with. I'm really getting used to this fun! Come on, Hoos!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Evan's standing tall and balancing all on his own! He's taking his very first steps too! They're very tentative, and he'd much rather be touching something for security, but occasionally, he's venturing out to taking a step. Go, go, little man!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tickle Laughs

There's nothing better than baby laughter, and luckily Evan is frequently happy to oblige. He's got a couple tickle spots that always get him, including (strangely) on his collarbones. Keep on laughing, my little boy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mommy's Home

"Mommy went to New Mexico, and I got this shirt!" It's great to have mommy home!!