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Monday, July 25, 2011

Evie is 1 year, 4 months old; Eric is 3 years old!

I'm now selling my digital scrapbooking products in 9 stores, plus I am on the admin team for two of those stores and teaching classes in one of them, this is in addition to the work I have been taking on fiverr.com, so the blog has been a bit behind, but I am caught up now and I have a ton of pix and even another video... this one with sound!!!

When Evie does something really cute, I pat her little bottom and tell her she is cute. Today, after I patted it, she patted it too, lol!

Kellie invited us to go to the Splash Park near her house, so we prepared by practicing in the backyard. Eric and Dada ran thru once and then Eric decided he was no longer was interested. And here I am thinking, what happened to the boy who was running thru the sprinklers naked just a few weeks ago?

I figured once we got to the Splash Park, Eric would be fine. I was hoping Evie would be fine too.

She LOVED it and had a great time right from the get go!

Besides her hat and shoes she was slathered in sunscreen and so was Eric. Even tho it was a super hot day and the top of my head got burned, both of them remained a creamy white!

Look at her cute little swimsuit! I brought watering cans to play with in the water, they were a big hit with all the kids at the splash park!

The water would turn on and off and Evie was fascinated!

She stood on the water too!

Eric found a new friend (Aiden) by the sand diggers. Aiden was much more interesting than the water portion of the park.

This park was huge and Eric was so excited to play in a new park with a new friend!

They held hands and ran to each portion of the playground talking and laughing and helping each other climb and explore.

Eventually Aiden got hot and tired and went to find his Momma to get a drink. Eric tried relentlessly to get Aiden to stand up and play. Finally, I had to pursuade Eric with some juice of his own and once he got done with his juice he decided the water looked like fun after all!

Here's a video of when Eric finally decided to join us in the water! It has sound and everything!!! (click on it and you will be taken to a new page which will play the video) then come back here for more pix.

Happy Birthday, Grampa Bill!

Your cake looks delicious... Yup, it is!

Silly faces were exchanged at the dinner table!

"a green roar-roar and a blue roar-roar and..."

...lots of other good stuff too!

She is so smart!

Birthday parties are so much fun!

At some point I started to wonder if the thought it was HIS birthday, lol!

So many fun new toys!

And don't forget the delicious cake!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Evie is 1 year, 3 months, and 3 weeks old; Eric is 3 years old!

Eric has started saying, "Come on!" when he wants to show you something. The last time he told me to 'come on' I told him to wait just a minute and he said, 'why?' That's the first time he has ever asked me 'why' about something!

A fine howdy do to you!

Evie loves her Mook.

We went out for pizza with Gran and Papa Steve, Scott had lots of fun showing Eric how to play video games. Hey, where is Eric anyway?

Well, Evie seems interested!

She even understands you have to drive the game with the steering wheel!

Here's Eric, but he is too busy for video games! Papa Steve bought him Dinosaur Train toys at the train convention! Thank you Papa Steve!!!

Hey, who needs a video game, when you can climb on a chair and play with the salt and pepper?! She was laughing and having such a good time! She even tasted the salt and pepper - yuck!

Ok, play time is over and it's time to get serious! Don't bother me, I'm eating!

He loves these toys! And what boy wouldn't? You just can't go wrong with dinosaurs AND trains! Plus it's a tv show on PBS with lessons and morals!!!

Eric learned how to play hide and go seek on the 14th. We played in the kitchen for over an hour and then in the livingroom too. We would take turns counting to 5 and then looking for the other person. Evie happily sat in her high chair watching us as she ate and giving hints if we needed it. How I wish I had this on video – his very first game of hide and go seek!!

He's the one who originally picked up the picture frame, so I decided to try to get him to put his hands on both sides of it and his head in the middle, but it just wasn't going to happen.

I just bought a new bedroom set (it's green toile), now I'm thinking maybe that wasn't such a good idea, lol!

Here's a video of Evie jumping in Eric's bed - I'm starting to sense a trend! (there's no sound) Click the video to be taken to a new page where the video will play.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Evie is 1 year, 3 months, and 2 weeks old; Eric is 3 years old!

The Diva in her Fila outfit with Guess glasses, such haute couture! (please ignore the snack crumbs, lol!)

There's a WHAT on my WHAT?

Evie likes to use the Doodle-Pro, she is very good at drawing with the magnetic pencil.

What a cute little outfit! Thanks for the hat Gramma Linda!

YeeHaw!!!  Evie rides and Eric pushes the sound button - what a great team!

Snack time!

Cowgirl Up!

Evie is helping Mama work on digital scrapbooking!

Evie feeds herself yogurt like a big girl!

Eric and I had a lot of fun with these little blocks today, we pretended the roundy ones were cake and the square ones were sandwiches and we stacked them on top of each other; we talked all about shapes and colors and eating right.

There are some days when its just too hot to go outside, so we try to find fun indoor activities. Today we did painting!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Evie is 1 year, 3 months, and 1 week old; Eric is 3 years old!

Happy Independence Day!!!

Dada builds legos in the shape of ducks, alligators, and birds!

They were all soaking wet in a surprising short amount of time, lol!

Eric is getting better and better with his balance.

Eric decided running thru the sprinkers in the backyard might be fun. Apparently, it seemed similar to his bath experiences, as he was rather quick to strip his clothes off, lol!

When Uncle David and Cousin Ashley came to visit, we went to McDonald's play place and the kids had a blast!

Evie was able to get up the stairs to the play place too!

She had lots of fun!

Ashley was so sweet about taking pix with the kids! Thank you Ashley!

Gran is telling secrets! shhh!

Family Photo!!!

Ashley wanted to see big city fireworks so she and David and Steve and Scott and Eric went to CalExpo! Scott bought Eric this battery operated fireworks toy that makes lights that look like fireworks.

This was Eric's first fireworks show and he loved it!

Scott got some great pictures.

Evie and I stayed home because I was afraid it would be too loud for her, not to mention way passed her bedtime.

Ride 'em Cowboy!

Hey, look at me, I can ride a horse zebra too!

I made peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips on top as a special treat for the kids...

Needless to say, they were a big success, lol!

It took me longer to clean her than she took to eat the cookie, lol!

I entered the kids in a summer reading program. This program was especially for todders who can't read but whose parents read to them. After being read 10 different books each and turning in their book forms, they got special certificates, bookmarks, pencils, stickers, and t-shirts! Reading is rewarding!

If the sprinklers were sorta like bathtime, then the pool was exactly like bathtime and off went the clothes again!

I love it when she puts the end of the sunglasses in her mouth, its SO cute!

Eric is in the backyard and Evie is in the house, she screeches at him thru the screen and he comes running over waving and says Hi!

Evie got Sleeping Beauty sunglasses!

I remember when Eric first climbed up the couch and looked at me over the breakfast bar, now Evie's doing it, lol! (check out those gorgeous blue eyes!)