Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Evan watched Mommy cooking, and wanted to get in on the action.  So he donned my apron and helped!  He dumped all the powdered ingredients in the mix for the pumpkin pie, and it turned out perfectly.  Thanks, my little chef! 

Later today, Evan was feeling especially friendly toward Ernie.  He wanted to give him big hugs, and Ernie was, for once, ok with that.  It may have been because Evan had a cereal bar in his hand.  Luckily my camera went off twice in a row, because I caught this.  In a split second, Ernie took advantage of the perfect height of the snack and Evan looking the other way during the hug to grab a quick snack!  Sassy... 

Of course it can't be a Thanksgiving without the Macy's Parade.  We watched most of it this morning, and Evan was intermittently interested. He loved the marching bands and dancers, and Sesame Street characters and big balloons were a big hit.  Here are some highlights from our time watching the parade! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Evan's first Hand-Turkey, saying he hopes you have a great holiday. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010


We found an inch worm today!  He was immediately dubbed Slimey, and Evan was part fascinated and part unsure.  He didn't quite understand how careful you have to be with a teeny tiny inch worm, but was interested in exploring it just the same.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

School outfit today

Evan thinks he's a pretty cool dude!  Just check out the duds on him.  Sunglasses, pack-pack, and a raincoat.  Ready for the day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tunnel Time

After a hard day of working in the yard yesterday, Evan was looking for something else to occupy his afternoon.  He remembered that we have a tent/tunnel from Grandma and decided it would be perfect.  How he remembered we had it, I don't know - he was just standing there and announced, "Want tent, mommy!"

The tent is a little muddy from it's time spent at Evan's birthday party, but the tunnel would be a good size to come in the living room.  Oh, what fun!  We were both in stitches as Evan tried to wear the tunnel and walk around it in - see the video.  He couldn't keep it's spring-loaded self from popping up over his head, which was hilarious.  Listen to him talking to the dog (who wanted nothing to do with the tunnel), "Ernie, look!" 

We finally talked him into crawling through the tunnel on the ground, which was fun too.  He spent some time in the tunnel with his favorite friends (Curious George and Grover), and we practiced his accuracy skills by throwing a ball through the tunnel. 

I love this shot - rumor has it mommy was featured on the cover of the Racine YMCA's preschool brochure back around 1982, crawling through a very similar tunnel.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall Leaf Chores

The leaves are falling off the trees and our yard is covered.  The boys decided that this morning, while chilly, was as good a time as any to get the chore done.  Turns out Evan was super excited!  He ran for his hat and shoes, and had them on and was pounding on the door to "Go Outside!" way before Mike was ready.  If only we grown ups could have that much enthusiasm for the chores, right?

Evan has a small rake that's just right for little guys, and he certainly tried to help.  He was a great boy too - I tried to rake and he said, in no uncertain terms, "No mommy - boys do it."  Well ok, that's just fine by me!  They (Mike) did a great job raking and (Evan) carrying leaves and (Evan) jumping in the piles, and when it was all over, Evan proudly surveyed his work from a perch high atop the slide. 


Saturday, November 6, 2010