Thursday, January 31, 2008

A post for Grandma and Pappy!

I was finally able to get a little video of Evan "talking"! Every time I got the camera out this week he would immediately get camera shy and not say a word! He didn't really say dadada or mamama like he normally does, but I thought you guys would enjoy this anyway. He has just started wrinkling his nose like he did in the video. Justin says I do that sometimes so maybe that's where he picked it up. Enjoy! We love you guys! PS The first video is what he is doing in the trying to crawl department. I'll try to get better videos this week.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom and Adam!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. Happy birthday Mom! Wish so much I could have been there to cook your favorite meal for you like you did for us all those years! We love you! Also, I want to wish my brother-in-law Adam a happy birthday and a great year ahead!

Well, I really don't have anything new to post other than that Evan has slept for 11 hours straight the past two nights! Mommy is more than a little grateful for the extra hours of sleep it affords her. I don't have any new pictures this week due to the fact that my camera battery is dead and I keep forgetting to put it on the charger!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad and 6 Month Check-up!

I know it's a few days late, but I wanted to wish my Dad a very happy birthday! His birthday was Saturday. We hope you had a great day! We love you!

Also, Evan had his 6 month check-up last week. Weighing in at 16lbs 14ozs and measuring 27 and a half inches the doctor was pleased. He had another round of immunizations, so along with the teeth he's trying to cut we had a few not so happy days. At least he didn't. He just wanted to be held and loved on which Mommy didn't mind. I can't believe how fast time is going and I know before long cuddling with Mommy will not be a priority. He has been doing so great with eating now that we are decreasing the meds. Thank the Lord! He still isn't crawling. He would rather be up walking if you hold his hands. He got a few "walker" toys for Christmas which he likes. He "talks" quite a bit now to. He's saying mum, mum, mum and da, da, da but, I don't really think he knows it yet. The weather has been beautiful; lately so Evan and I are taking daily walks. He enjoys being outdoors and doesn't like to go back inside. We took him to the pool the other day and got his feet wet. He didn't seem to mind the cooler water and I'd really like to get him in fully in the next couple of weeks. One of our friends who has a little one about 9 months older than Evan has agreed to help us teach him how to swim.

Before his immunizations.

After his immunizations. He has started sleeping like this every now and again. It looks so uncomfortable, but when we move him he puts his head back the same way.
All dressed up for Sunday church.
Our handsome little man!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

We are... Penn State

Okay, this post is primarily for my dear Dad and brothers. Those of you who are not Penn State fans just don't look or read this post! This outfit was a gift from Pappy and since it has been freezing (literally) here in Fl the past few days Evan has had a chance to wear it. Those of you who know my Dad and brothers know what avid Penn State fans they are. David and Jay, you know you're going to have to get your little ones an outfit like this! I've got to admit that I like to watch a little football now and then so I always cheer for Penn State when they play. Being in FL hasn't really changed the teams I cheer for. Well, except I am now a Tampa Bay Bucs fan instead of the Steelers! Go Bucs! Sorry guys! As Great-Grandma Slagenweit used to say, "We love you bunches and bunches"!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Welcome to 2008! What an incredible year has just gone by! We were able to go to my parents December 15 and returned to FL December 24. We had such a wonderful time (as usual:))! There was much laughter, hollering (from the three little ones!) and eating my mom's awesome cooking! I think we gain 10 pounds every time we visit. To the right is my Mom and Dad.

Above is the three cousins. L-R: Allan, Daniel and Evan. Next year Jay and Tonya's little one will be in on the fun! It was crazy trying to get all three to look and smile at the camera at the same time!

Our little family. Evan was so ready to be done with pictures! The whole Slagenweit clan. 13 plus one on the way and counting. Tonya gave David a rattle with a note that said "Tag, you're it!". Who knows!?:)

David and April. Justin and his new car. He picked it up the day after we got back. You can kind of see his new hairstyle. There's an explanation later.

Jay, Tonya and "Peanut". The picture on the right is Marianne, Philip, Allan and Daniel.

For Christmas I got a new bedspread and new decorations for our bedroom. The picture above and the one below to the right is the somewhat finished product. I love it! The top picture is of Evan playing with the drum's Aunt MaryLou got for him. He really enjoys banging on them and I have discovered they are great for helping him sit up.

I had told my Mom how much Evan likes to bounce and so for Christmas she got him this seat that hangs in the door. He has had so much fun playing in it. He laughs and bounces as hard as it will let him!

The picture of Evan to the right was taken during our gift exchange. Aunt Tonya and Uncle Jay got him this hat (which Mommy promptly placed on his head because it is SO cute!) with a matching sweater. Jay shaving Justin's head. Yes, you read that correctly! My husband is now hairless. He's been wanting to do it for awhile and so he had Jay take care of it while we were up. (It actually doesn't look to bad!) I'll have to post some of what he looks like now that his head is shaved.

L- Mom, Tonya and Evan. R- Mom, Dad and Evan.

L-Daniel and Philip with his stash! R- Allan and his loot. He had a lot of fun opening his gifts. It was so cute because he wanted to play with each one as he opened it!

We had a chance to catch up with my best friend Andrea and her husband Wes. We had a great time talking and of course being entertained by Evan! He loved all the attention he got. The picture to the right is Evan and Aunt MaryLou. He immediately fell in love and she had fun cuddling with him. Evan turned 6 months old on December 24. I can't believe how quickly time has flown by. He is doing great. He cut his first tooth before we went to PA and is working on three more. He hasn't been as fussy as I expected him to be. He laughs and smiles all the time and loves to just watch his surroundings. He has also decided he really likes food. Well, all except green beans! Oh the faces he makes!:) I trust each of you had a very merry Christmas and a great start to the new year!