Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Meet Gamo

On Monday Justin and Lane had to make a quick trip to Home Depot. And to my surprise they came home with a fish. He's a cute little guy and he makes a perfect first pet. Lane is very responsible and feeds him every morning. He loves watching him eat and swim. We named him Gamo. The name was chosen by Justin and it's after a famous Samurai. Although his name is Gamo, Lane likes to call him Goldie. We love our new friend!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Beach

Yay, we finally made it to the beach! The nearest beach is 45 minutes away, so it took some careful timing. I planned it so that Evie could get a nap on the way there and on the way home. It worked out great.
Once we arrived the kids ran right to the water and started splashing. It was wonderful fun to be there with them. We built sand castles, searched for shells, ate a picnic lunch, watched boats and played in the water. We had the beach to ourselves and the weather was perfect. A short while after we arrived, Lane thought it would be a good idea to take his swim shorts off and run around naked. I let him have his fun for a bit (thank goodness we were the only people there). This child loves being naked and most evenings when Justin gets home from work, he is greeted by Lane in his underwear.
By the time we left the beach we were all sand covered, in need of naps and rejuvenated. It was the perfect day. We are all looking forward to our next beach outing.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway

Over Mother's Day weekend we stayed in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a family affair complete with Grandma, Papaw and Uncle Brolin. The cabin was beautiful, we felt right at home. The views were spectacular and peaceful. We played games, sat around a camp fire making s'mors, sat on the porch taking in the views, and enjoyed each other's company.

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It was an adventure getting up to the cabin. The road for most the way was dirt, narrow and very curvy. There were no guard rails and we really felt like we off the beaten path. This is the driveway looking out from the cabin, it's freshly paved.

When we finally arrived we were impressed with the cabin. Tori and John arrived first and it was nice having them greet us as we pulled up.

Lane starting the celebration as he drinks is morning O.J. out of a champagne glass.

Lane loved this classic arcade game. He would say "I have to check my e-mail" which meant he wanted to play the game.

Uncle Brolin and Lane build an impressive tower of blocks.

Here the children are getting into the game cabinet. This kept them entertained for at least a half hour. And it kept mommy busy cleaning up for just as long. The next morning they got into it again and daddy was on clean-up duty. The fun they had was worth the clean-up, and Lane even helped a little.

Justin checking out the spectacular views from the porch.

An intense game of Sorry. There was some serious strategizing going on here.

The fire pit.

Enjoying some quality time together..

Lane trying to catch a catnap.

Daddy rocking Evelyn Ann.

At this moment Evelyn looked at John and said "papa" for the first time.

Papaw swinging with the babies, so sweet with their striped blankets all snuggled up.

We even brought the Corn Hole, a family tradition.

Evie's snuggled up to Papaw and about to fall asleep.

Doing a little rocking, relaxing and taking it all in.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Evelyn had her 15 month check up this week. She weighed in at 24lbs 14oz. Her height is 32", her height and weight put her into the 75-90 percentile, which means she is larger than 75-90% of girls her age. Her head circumference is 48 1/2cm which falls into the grater than 95th percentile range. She really grew over the past three months, at 15 months old she is wearing size 24 month clothing.
Evelyn Ann is happy and healthy. One of the things she has been doing lately is talking on the phone. We have several play phones and she loves to put them up to her ear and say "hello" it actually sounds more like al-o. She even has conversations on the phone, it's adorable.