Monday, November 30, 2009

Eva the Gangsta'

I just found these pics from August. I meant to post them earlier. This is what happens when you put a little girl in a bunch of boys' world...

She had a week of only playing "guns." She still really enjoys them.

Here she is shooting her friends down the hall. (yes, she does the sound effects)

And another day that week...

And here she is shooting her Mummzie.

That's my little warlord.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Boogietime, Baby!

One night this summer...

We miss boogyin' with y'all!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


it's Eva heer y'all. tooday wuz my furst tricky-treet.

i wannid go as a Panthers cheergirl...i wore dis to church...

... but mummzie wannid me be a puppy so i wuz. but i dinnot let her put dos ears on me. nope.

me scored.

den daddy gived me dees 2 yummy tings rite befor bed.

dey taysted like yum...

... but dey made me crazy-go-nuts and i drinked my glostik.

so now mummzie put me in bed and i can see me belly glo-ing.
it's whoa.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Little Girl Lately

Lately we have been a bit busy. (I promise that befores and afters are coming!) Lately we haven't had internet. Lately I've been wanting to let y'all know what Eva's been up to lately... but I couldn't... until now!

In the last month or so she's hit another growth spurt and begun talking in small sentences.
For example:

"Mommy, Mommy! Cro-low!" (color)

Mommy: "Eva, please no drawings on the front steps."
Eva (shaking head): "No, crolow, no-no."

Something else that is new in the last month: Room Time
Twice a day, for 20min, Eva is learning to play on her own. She's not thrilled with the idea most days, but on this particular day she was doing great feeding Hello Kitty her "mik." (milk)

"Whoa! Wee!" (wind)


I'm seeing a lot of Eva's buddy Alathea in my girly these days. (Don't know "Ya-ya"? she's the older one in that beautiful post from Jeanie's blog)

Poor girly fell and got her first knee scrape.
(it's not like I've been over-protective, she's just that careful!)

"Mommy, oh my." (talking about her owie)

Back to exploring ... but still staying within a few yards of Mommy, as always.

A couple weeks back we took a family outing to the pumpkin farm! Yay! (I absolutely adore pumpkin farms/patches and everything fall!!)

The pumpkins were as big as Eva!

I call this one, "Among the Mums."

Cornfield funny.

Speaking of funny, lately, Eva has been learning about humor. Our favorite thing is when she sees something she knows is supposed to be funny (like this scarecrow couple) and 'just dies' with fake laughter. It's this ridiculous deep "hardy-har."

Can't wait to go again next year when we can do all the rides and games!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No Rest for the Cheery

Family Den (basement level)


Guestroom (basement level)


The Trash Pile (when it was a lot smaller)

Yep, we've been happily workin' very hard on our house these past few weeks. What a job, but what a transformation! Can't wait to show y'all the befores and afters! It's thrilling to watch it come together and to dig in and get messy investing in our home. We've worked non-stop and it's finally showing. The carpet went in Friday and that was the "finishing freshening" that the place so sorely needed. We moved in our stuff today (Sunday), will work some more and unpack this week, then move our bodies in next weekend. Nice to take it easier with the move. Not as chaotic as a typical one. (I would know, it's our 5th in 3 years!) Thank you Delages and Derrick darlings for letting us bum another week! Thanks too to all our helpers! Couldn't do it without you!

Patch vac-ing those spiders. (we had a large nest hatch. yipe!)

Steady Dave touching up trim.

Allen, Great Protector of the Chandelier

Dawn the fairy paintress.

O the lawn garbage! Piles and piles were cleared.

Eva stabbing the spackle onto the walls.

Not sure what this picture is about...

Cappy and his brush.

Uncle Bill the volunteer electrician

Prime-time with Dad C.

Mom C. - the merriest of maids!
... and Moving Day! (at the storage unit)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Postcards of Evangeline's Summer

A day at the lake in July.

Trying her first cone in August.

(she didn't finish it. just like her mommy!)

Playing with all her new bestest buddies.
(that's Faith, 2yrs, in the pink - always in motion!)

Having a quiet moment with her adoring buddy Isaac.

Helping Mommy "clean" in September.

Hiding in the closet with "Go-Erm."

This week, helping Mommy patch the walls of the new house.
That's my little spackler!