Monday, October 8, 2012

The Evan-ator

Here are some pics and info of Mr. E at 15 months!!  We are soooo glad that Evan is part of our family, he is such a joy, and the happiest little guy!  He is constantly making us laugh at the cute things he does, and he brings so much love into our lives.  He is 100% boy, with a love for anything with wheels or that flies, loves building with legos, blocks, or anything he can stack, would live outside if I let him, climbs on everything!  He's our little monkey boy.  He adores animals and has to pet any dog, cat or hamster that he sees, and when it's a stuffed animal he'll give it a hug and tuck it under his chin, haha.  He's a cuddler, especially when he has his favorite blanket with him and he's watching TV, which he also loves... a little too much.  He loves playing toddler games on my iPad and he's actually pretty good!  He loves music and dances to any toy that plays a tune, and loves having the radio on in the car or music playing at home.  He'll usually nod his head, bounce around or kick his leg to the beat.  WE ADORE HIM!!!!
Here's proof of his love for animals!  He loves my parents' Golden Retriever, Ace.  He's a good pillow :)

 Giving Ace his bone

 This is how he's been walking lately, with both his arms behind him and leaned forward, like he's trying to fly, haha. 

 Bahahaha, I wish the camera captured just how funny this looked, but his lips were dry, I guess, and got caught on his gums and it stayed like this for a couple minutes, it was hilarious!!
 I love my boys!!!
 So Evan likes to play in the dishwasher.  He knows how to unlatch it and bring it down and he'll put his toys in the silverware baskets and in the cups on the top rack.  I would try and get him to stop but he just has so much fun and he's so cute, so it really doesn't bother me ;)  But this one particular day he climbed all the way in, which he's never done, and he totally got stuck and was hanging on for dear life, LOL!!!!  And yes, I let him hang out there long enough to turn on the camera and take a picture, haha.  He wasn't about to let go!!  It hasn't happened since, lol.  Silly boy.

 Little cutie bug

These little brothers adore each other. Evan follows Jake around all day, trying to do exactly what he does, and Jake likes to have Evan with him, at least most of the time ;) They are true buddies and we hope they stay pals forever!  Here is some of their wrestle mania time that happens a lot :)


 And it usually ends with Evan pulling Jake's hair, haha.  Not very hard, but just enough to get a rise out him.  Which is something he's gotten good at with Jake, and it makes Steve and I laugh soooo hard.
 Evan and his cars
 I don't know how he does it but he ALWAYS makes a HUGE mess with everything he is eating!!  This is a typical sight after he's done with a meal.  hahaha
Playing on my sister's iPhone :)  How is he old enough to know what to do?!  Stop growing up so fast, E!!!
 I love this precious boy!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Firetrucks and Aquariums

We have a fireman in our ward that let Jake and two of his little buddies come to the firehouse and take a tour of a firetruck!  To say it was the best day in their lives is an understatement.  They loved every second and had huge bug-eyes the entire time we were there, they couldn't take everything in fast enough! 
 They got some cool flashlights that they used on anything and everything.

 The fireman gave the boys full sized Snickers bars, then apologized to the moms later, haha!

 We got to ride on the firetruck!!!  It was awesome!  They turned on the sirens and everything and they boys put on the headphones and talked in the walkie-talkies.  Little boy heaven!!
We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach with my Dad and Sarah.  Evan was in awe and pointing at everything he saw!  It's so fun to watch him learn and grow and see what things he likes.  It was fun with Jake too, because the last time we came to this Aquarium he was too young to really get into it, but this time he wanted to learn about everything and kept asking questions and it was soooo fun.  I love teaching my kids about life!   
 Jake was brave enough to touch the jellyfish, I think that was the highlight of this trip for him :)  He was sooo proud of himself and kept talking about it the rest of the day, haha.

 Poor Evan was soooo tired!  We got off to a late start and didn't get there until like 12, which was close to nap time, of course.  He was a trooper though.

 This is a life-size model of a blue whale, which is the largest animal on earth, and it really puts things is perspective with how HUGE whales actually are!!  They are the length of 3 school buses.  Crazy!
 Love these two!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012


My parents live about 30 minutes from Zoomars, the most awesome place EVER.  We've been going there every year, usually to pick pumpkins in the fall time, but this time we went in June just because we love it!  It's has a petting zoo with bunnies, guinea pigs, llamas, goats, horses, pigs, and I'm sure other things that I can't remember.  There's a little train, playground, a sandbox filled with corn kernels instead of sand, a hay bale maze, pony rides, and in the fall time there's a pumpkin patch.  It's seriously so fun and the boys are in heaven.
 Feeding the bunnies

 We didn't even need to show Evan what to do with the carrots and lettuce, he just knew they belonged to the guinea pigs and bunnies!  He loves animals so much, he's a sweetheart.
 This bunny really liked Jake, he sat so still on his lap for the longest time.  Jake named him Brownie.  Original ;)


 Little Boys and trains.  Need I say more?? :)

 I sooooo want one of these at our house someday!!  Corn kernel clean up would be so much easier than sand!

 These horses always looked like they were giving us kissy faces, hehe.

 Pony rides!!  Yeee haaawww!!

 And this little guy really liked Evan.  He actually sat still when E put him in his lap.  Most of them could sense that Evan was too small to be handling them, but not this one!  Evan ate it up, and knew just what to do, it was cute :)