Sunday, November 24, 2013


1) She loves to play with the rock and roll Elmo!  When the guitar plays she likes to rock out usually by dancing and swinging her arms.
2) She started crawling last Sunday and in one week has mastered it.  She is in to EVERYTHING!
3) She loves handles and knobs.
4) She is passionate about food and will eat us out of house and home.  We have started giving her finger foods and she is now a pro at getting it in her mouth.
5) Her favorite movie now is Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings
6) She is still a loud talker at church and frequently visits the hall!
7) She had her first road trip to California last week.  Despite having car trouble she enjoyed Balboa Island and soaking in some California rays.
8) She still enjoys looking at herself in the mirror.
9) She knows when it's bed time and starts whining.
10) We took her to the Jubilee of Trees.  She loved the lights and ambiance of the event.  It was fun to see her smile so big.
11) She does not like cotton candy.
12) She is still a mommies girl.
13) I love it when she says momma and dadda.
14) We are currently trying to learn how to wave.  She kinda understands it, Ill keep ya posted.
15) We went and visited our friends the Crowthers.  They have 3 darling boys, but Evelyn only liked playing with 2 of them.  Poor Evelyn and Owen did not see eye to eye when it came to sharing.
16) She makes a motor boat noise with her mouth.  She does this all day long and soaks the front of her shirt.
17) She has another tooth working its way out.
18) She is all about the details.  She constantly looks at strings, and fibers and small details.  She is a great studier.
19) Tonight, Josh was rocking her before bed when she would sit up, find me, smile and laugh then lay back down, then sit up smile and laugh at me then lay down.  This girl makes me laugh and melts my heart.  We love her!

"Dad I want some"

Sunday, November 10, 2013

BYU vs Boise State

Evelyn and I flew into St. George just in time to head up to Provo for the BYU game.  My poor dad had surgery 2 days prior and couldn't make the trip.  He gladly gave me his extra ticket and I was thrilled to go cheer on my Cougs.  Friday we headed up north and ate at Tucanos with Skyler.  We then took Miss E up to my cousins house.  Thanks Dutton family for taking my little one.  I wish she could come with me to the game, but she had way more fun playing with Anna.  
It was a great weekend and a great game!
Thanks Uncle Tim for the tickets you gave my parents
Evelyn loved Shayla!
While in Provo I was able to catch up with my old roommates Shayla and Alexandra.  We had a great time catching up and enjoying some great food.  I miss these girls and cant wait to see them again.  

Happy Halloween

Before we left for Utah Evelyn and I were able to go to the Mesa Ward Trunk or Treat.  It was so fun to see Evelyn's buddies all dressed up.  I love these girls and their darling kiddos!

This Halloween we were without Josh (gone on interviews), but we got to spend it in good old St. George with family!  This was Evenlyn’s first Halloween, but becasue Josh was MIA we were going to keep a low profile.  I originally had a family costume idea, but that fell through, so Evie was just going to go in her skeleton pjs.  About a week before Halloween Janet showed me this darling ghost costume and I loved it so much I had to make it.  It was really easy to pull together and Evelyn looked darling.  We went to my parents ward for the annual trunk or treat then off to Great Grandma Reber’s for her party.  Evelyn did not know what to do with all the fun boys running around.  She loved to watch them chase each other around GG Rebers house.  When Ashley's little girl, Chloe, showed up Evelyn looked slightly relieved to have a little girl to play with.  We were so lucky to be able to spend Halloween with family and I'm so happy that Evie got to spend this time with her grandparents.

Monday, November 4, 2013


1) She is loving her time in Utah!  I think we are both enjoying some much needed cooler air. 
2) She loves food.  Lately, she has prefers veggies over fruit.  Some of her favorite foods right now are sweet potato, applesauce, mixed veggies, squash, and bananas. 
3) Gerber Puffs are a lifesaver.  She lives for those and recognizes the bottle as soon as I pull it out.  When she picks them up she is very meticulous.  She only eats one at a time and likes to use only her right hand to put them in her mouth.  Looks like she will be right handed. 
4) She focuses on the details.  If there is a tag, knob or stray thread she will focus, and study it. 
5) She is a distracted eater.  It is hard to get her to focus long enough to finish a bottle or jar of food. 
6) She is becoming more mobile.  She doesn’t crawl, but she will role and sit up then role and sit up.  I have to scan the floors now to make sure now little trinket is on them because of course she will find it and it will immediately go in her mouth.
7) She struggles at night…again.  One day she will sleep through the night again right?
8) I don’t care what time church is, but it is hard.  She seems to think that when we sit down in sacrament meeting that it is time to be hyper and loud.  At least we entertain those around us. 
9) She love TV.  She will try to maneuver around you if you are blocking her view. 
10) Grandma Merrell made homemade applesauce and sent some to us.  It is delicious and we love to gobble it up. 
11) We have our first tooth!  I blame the teething for my lack of sleep.  It looks like it is going to be a long road, but I’m so happy to see that little white tooth pop through on the bottom. 
12) Josh has been away interviewing for residencies so we Facetime at night with him to get our Josh fix.  When he pops up on the screen she gets so happy, smiles big, and laughs.  This girl loves her dad.
13) Jenna Dog and Jazz Kitty are her best buds.  Mom is no longer fun when they walk in the room. 
14) She stayed with my Cousin Jennifer and her cute family while my mom and I went to the BYU football game.  I was so nervous dropping her off seeing as she has not done so well with sitters in the past, but as soon as we got there and Anna pulled out new toys I was a thing of the past.   She didn’t blink twice as I walked out the door.  I was relieved but a little sad. 
15) She loves to her herself talk.
16) She found, ate, and chocked on her first leaf. 
17) She loves to clap her hands.  If you clap your hands she is quick to follow suit.