Friday, July 31, 2009

Impulse Purchase

I'm not usually an impulse buyer. We have a budget and I try to stick to it. But when I saw this I knew I had to find a corner of the budget for it. :)

7 Quick Takes

1~ Evelyn, my little lover of all things water, discovered another place in the house where water exists. If you're thinking the worst, you're probably right. The toilet is a new place of high interest for her. Now that she knows there's water in there she wants at it, even while you are utilizing the toilet's true purpose. It's a bit awkward.

2~ I've decided that Evelyn will not sleep regularly through the night until she's 4. After a few nights of fabulous sleep (she even slept in until 8:30!) she is back to her spontaneous waking and getting up at 7:30.

3~ Evelyn also has a new-found love of climbing. Anything that can be climbed onto is fair game. Her favorites are couch cushions on the floor and the bottom step. Yesterday she climbed onto the bottom step, stood up, and started "preaching". Lots of waving of her arms and making all kinds of noises. It was very cute and of course is on video.

4~ My friend Sarah (from high school) is coming to visit next week. I LOVE visitors!

5~ Organic grass-fed ground beef is on sale for only $2.99 at Whole Foods right now, so I went yesterday to stock up. They looked at me like I was nuts when I asked for 20 pounds. They told me they couldn't do bulk orders like that without a pre-order and cut me off at a dozen. I plan on going several more times while it's on sale (2 whole weeks) to keep stocking up. I think they may get pretty sick of me.

6~ In case you like to put things on your calendar way in advance (even though I'm not a planner with a lot of things in life, I like to have dates way early) we will be having a birthday party for Evelyn on September 20th in Kansas City and then having her dedicated at church in Iowa (Timberline in Urbandale) on October 18th followed by a little party for those who can't come down to KC.

7~ Scott LOVES ice cream. I mean really loves ice cream. So we (he) got an ice cream maker. We've tried a few flavors, but our favorite so far is mint chip. Here's my recipe...

1 can full fat coconut milk (we use Thai's organic)
1 pint cream
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2-1 tsp. mint extract
dark chocolate chips

Blend together and pour into an ice cream maker. If you don't have an ice cream maker you can whip it up for several minutes with a mixer, pour into a pan, and freeze for 12 hours. Yum!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Evelyn got to go to the pool for the first time last week. When she saw the pool and all the kids and commotion, she squealed with delight! She loved splashing and walking around in the shallow water.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

7 Quick Takes Late Edition

1~ Evelyn is walking almost full time now! She seems to really enjoy her new-found independence.

2~ She has also learned to say uh-oh. She says it before she drops things or after she falls down. It's always in this cute little innocent voice too, very cute!

3~ We are headed to Iowa tonight. Scott will come back down Sunday night, but Evelyn and I will spend the whole week in Iowa.

4~ My parents came down for a quick visit this week and we had a great time. We ate waaay to much, but got to finish up our shopping for Meredith's shower next Saturday!

5~ Evelyn will be 10 months old this week. I can't believe we're so close to her 1st birthday already.

6~ As I type this Evelyn has learned to turn the TV on and off. She thinks it's lots of fun and is laughing at her own antics.

7~ Evelyn's 6th tooth came in! Yay for getting back to normal sleep at night!

Bonus picture!
Every time I tried to take a picture of her eating she would squint her eyes and smile like this.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Hobby

Evelyn LOVES walking. She's gotten to the point in just a week where she is walking at least half the time instead of crawling. Her favorite new hobby though is taking daddy on walks around the house. They go from the entry way to the kitchen, then around the dining room table and tour of the living room...and then do it again. :)

Here's the two of them making the rounds for the third or fourth time today!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Food Snatcher

Evelyn has started getting into more food lately. She saw Scott snacking away on a red bell pepper and quickly decided that it look delicious. She ended up eating a slice and a half of it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Father's Day

I realized I never posted pics from Scott's first Father's Day! It was a really nice day that started out great. When Evelyn woke up I brought her into our room to nurse and then she tilted her head back, looked at Scott, and said, "papa"!