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. (True....) 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.
That's it for now.