Thursday, October 23, 2008


Two nights ago, Evan woke up at 3 am and came into our room shaking. He told us that their were some "guys" in his room floating around. We let him come into our bed and then he "saw" these guys in our room. He was really scared. It took him about an hour to settle down and fall asleep. The next night, as it got dark, he started to worry about them coming back again. After turning the lights on (seeing nothing was there), explaining that they were pretend, telling he could call us, we finally got him to sleep in his room with a nightlight. It's pretty crazy - Evan had had fears before - but they are always more immediate (scary costumes, leaving the parents). This is the first time he's come up with something to fear on his own.

Halloween Fun

Since we won't be here for Halloween, we did a few things to celebrate last weekend. Evan and I went to Kings Island for the Halloween party. He even got dressed up. (Evan has insisted on being a penguin for the last month - we had no idea where it came from!)

The next day we cleaned out our pumpkin, made the pumpkin seeds, and then Evan and daddy got to carve the pumpkin at Dad's night at preschool.

3 Year Old Photos

Last week, we took Evan to get his 3 year old pictures taken. They turned out great - we had so many it was hard to decide. (Soft doggy even came along for the pictures.) Check out a "few" of our favorites!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I miss naps!!

So, when we went to the pediatrician last week, we talked about Evan's naps. He use to sleep for 2 hours (or longer if I'd let him) in the afternoon. The problem was that he wouldn't want to nap until 3:30 or so, and then he'd be awake until 10:30 at night. (Bedtime was 9.) Well, the Dr. Joe definitely agreed it was time to phase out naps and phase in quiet time. It's not the same :) It is AWESOME that Evan now goes to sleep at 8-8:30 and wakes up at 7:30-8. It's nice to have the nights back. But, I'm learning what it's like to not have those precious few hours in the afternoon to get things done. I'm sure it's just an adjustment for us all!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Birthday Party

Evan had a great 3rd birthday party! We are so lucky to have such great family and friends! Check out some of the pictures:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

3 Year Stats

We took Evan for his 3 year appointment last night. He and the doctor had a nice long chat about colors, letters, and bugs. Evan is 30lbs and 36-3/4" tall and the doctor said he was very smart. :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Evan's 3rd Birthday

Evan's actual birthday was on a Tuesday this year. We celebrated the day by first explaining why today was his real birthday, and his party was coming up soon. We then went to the library to see all his friends. At lunchtime, Nani came over with a special cupcake treat and we sang (Evan sang to himself):

We spent the afternoon making and decorating pumpkin cookies:

And we took him to dinner at Chick-fil-a. It happened to be kids night, so there were lots of things to do. Evan got to climb in the tunnels, make a halloween craft, and got free ice cream. The best part (to him) was the free "Eat More Chicken" cow that he got. He is convinced that it's a special gift only for 3 year olds on their birthyday. I think he had a great day!

I can't believe that my baby is 3 - he is acting so much older lately. Time is flying by!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fun for $1

Since I wasn't feeling well, Doug did this fun activity. We bought a $1 shaving cream can and let Evan play away in the bathtub one night. He spent over an hour (and would have spent more) playing with the shaving cream. There aren't too many things (for a buck) that entertain him for that long.