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Evelyn @ 2.7

Watching Daddy Cook

Watching Daddy Cook

It’s been a while since I wrote about Evelyn. Partly because of work and house stuff, but mostly because both Ethan and Evelyn has been keeping us well occupied over the last few months.

While I was going through the photos for Ethan’s post, I rewatched some of the videos that we took around Evelyn meeting Ethan for the first time. Her vocabulary since then is night and day! She doesn’t stop talking and always has something interesting the say.

Here are some of her choice moments:

*Evie trying to go downstairs to wash her hands after dinner, Daddy goes to help her down the stairs
Ev: No Daddy! I want to go down by myself!
Daddy: I am here to help you down, I don’t want you to fall.
Ev: No Daddy, you go back over there and eat.

*Ev gets out of her bed, throws open her door, and runs to our door
*Daddy opens the door
Ev: Oh no, Ethan is crying! I have to go and help him!
*Ev opens Ethan’s door, takes a step in and comes back out
Ev: Can you come and help me?

Ev: Can I have a cracker? I want a cracker mommy.
*Mommy pull out half a cracker from the bag unintentionally*
*Evie stares at it for three seconds*
Ev: This is not a good one. I want a different one.
*Mommy pull out another full cracker*
Ev: Yeah ok. That’s a good one.

Ev: It’s cold. I have to wear my scarf and my hat. But not my jacket.
Mommy: But you have to wear your jacket when it’s cold…
Ev: Snowmen don’t wear jackets.
Mommy: Are you a snowman?
Ev: No

Ev: Ethan’s eating a peach
Mommy: It’s an apple. We don’t have any peaches.
Ev: We have peaches at the dollar store. We have to go buy some. Ok?

It’s like her energy is unlimited. She can jump up and down on the trampoline for hours and then go running circles around us for many more after that. Maybe she is taking it from us or something… I have only seen her be really tired once. That was at the cottage, when she was too excited for her nap time, she almost fell asleep eating.

Her memory is pretty good… At the very least, much better than mine. Maybe it’s the lack of sleep, but I have asked her where something was and she would be able to find it for me!

Since the last post a good year ago, she has done some pretty amazing things. Looking back at her just crawling around, it’s fascinating how fast she has grown!

  • She can walk and run around very steadily now. From the videos when Ethan was born, I can see she still had some wobbliness in her steps, but now, she is surefooted as ever.
  • Ever since she was growing up, she has been a tough independent girl. I am proud that she is still this way, she would pick herself up after falling and keep on going.
  • In terms of TV (courtesy of Netflix), she has gone through Daniel Tiger, Bubble Guppies, Curious George, and a few others. She is currently on Paw Patrol and Cat in a Hat. She’s allowed one or two episodes a night and she fully understands the storyline as well as remembers details which she likes to recount in detail to us. Her teachers at Daycare tell us that she would console her friends who are crying, saying things like, “It’s ok. Grown ups come back, don’t cry.” (Daniel Tiger episode)
  • She has fully embraced the big sister role. She loves to teach Ethan how do things, console and entertain him when he cries, hug and kiss him, as well as discipline him and feed him treats that we tell her not to give him, much to our chagrin. It has been really special to watch these two interact and it is very clear that they have a very strong bond.

Here are some pics:

More photos after the jump!
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Year One! + 4 months…

She's ONE!

She’s ONE! BTW, this balloon lasted until I put this post up… It’s incredible.

I had prepared a big Year One post at the first year and started writing before my schedule kinda went to crap. I never got the chance to finish the post but I will post what I had written so far and update it with with the last 4 months. This is going to be a long post! Here’s what I had:

— Year One Draft —
Year One! I can’t believe that it is already been a year! Time really flies when you are having fun and/or quite possibly sleep deprived. This week has been a big week for us, as we geared up for the long weekend and also the events for Evelyn’s Birthday. We had guests over and the grill has been on, non-stop! Mmm…

Anyways, as for Evelyn, there has been some significant milestones that we hit in this last month of her first year.

  • Locomotion – Evelyn took her first steps! We were so ecstatic that we were both there to see it. She was holding on to her toy station and wanted us to pick her up. Instead of just picking her up on the spot, we motioned for her to come our way, just out of reach for her hands. She took 3-5 steps before collapsing into our arms. While it was a short walk, it’s one small step for Evelyn, one giant leap for progress. Since then, she has been happily pushing her cart around the house and have even figured out how to get unstuck when its rammed against the wall. It’s amazing looking at her and seeing how quickly she is growing. It’s hard to think that a year ago, she was just a baby swaddled in a crib that could have fit 9 of her!
  • Weaning/Eating – The journey continues to get her off of the breast milk. We weren’t quite sure how we would do it. Would we go cold turkey? Or slowly ween her off of it by eliminating feeds one by one over the course of a month. We still haven’t really decided yet, but the goal right now is to get her to sleep through the night without waking up and wanting to feed. She tried organic whole milk this month too, and she hates it. The first sip was ok, and then the aftertaste kicked in and she refused to take any more. I ended up drinking the rest of it. It was really good and I was surprised how good local organic milk is. It was totally like the scene is Ratatouille when Anton Ego went back to his childhood. For me, I remembered back in the day when the milk came in jars at school, it was so yummy. Anyways, I guess the challenge now is to see how we can sneak it into her diet and slowly cultivate the appreciation for this kind of milk.
  • Daycare – Daycare has been great. When we pick her up, we get these report cards that talk about what they did, and it seems that she is interacting more with her teachers and peers.
  • First illness – I think she has more or less fully recovered from the actual thing that she was sick from. She has been energetic, expressive, and continues to challenge our limits, in terms of having to chase after her and making sure she isn’t getting into trouble. The only thing that doesn’t seem to be going away is a runny nose and, likely due to the runny nose, a lingering cough in the morning. We are still trying to get her used to having her nose wiped and not smearing that stuff everywhere as a reflex.

— Year One Draft End —

Some pictures and the +4 months update after the jump!
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