Sunday, September 29, 2013

Made it to Church

I'm in AZ until Tuesday for work. While I'm being teased by the sunshine as I sit in meetings Kev is manning the fort until my return. Big thanks to Noni (Kathy Erickson) for flying in to give a hand. 

I recieved the below picture from Kathy this morning as they were headed out the door to church. Doesn't the baby hurt your heart because she so cute? 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Take it Easy

Evangeline Grace doesn't sweat the small stuff. Today at her 9-month checkup, she wasn't bothered to be stripped down to her diaper or even given a flu shot. Put her on the scale to weigh all 17 pounds of her? No problem. Measure her 28 scrumptious inches? Cake. 

For Evangeline, if she's got mom and some squash, she's one happy girl. 

I,2,3 and Go

This happened a few weeks ago, but it isn't until recently that IT is actually happening.  Evangeline is crawling.  But, she really just prefers to be carried.  It takes lots of coaxing, bribing and cheering to get this little one to move herself across the floor.  The hardwood was hard, the carpet slowed her down, she kept waiting for "just the right" surface.  But recently shes decided to brave it all.  The bonked noggin, carpet rubbed knees and go after EVERYTHING she sees on the floor.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dominated It

Pre baby I was all like, "Ew gross.  Why do parents take pictures of their babies with a messy face and all covered in food?"

Post baby I am all like, "check out how advanced my kid is;  9 months and eating with a spoon like a pro!"

Oh, how kids change you.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Looking Good

Just checking herself in the mirror before she's heads out the door. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

We are Sleep Training!

We apologize for the lack of posts. I'm in the middle of planning a conference, Kev is in his second week of jury duty, we are in the middle of building our house and we started sleep training! Evangeline has been an incredible trainee. We've made huge progress and there haven't been any tears! Part of the training is Evangeline learning to "wind down" and put her self to sleep. For her winding down process for today's nap she decide to work in her Halloween costume. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


We have learned a couple things about Evangeline and her eating preferences over the last few months. 

1. She loves all fruit. 
2. She will eat vegetables if mixed with fruit. 
3.  She prefers to feed herself.
4. She doesn't like to use baby spoons. Only adult metal spoons, please. 
5. She enjoys eating the food she dropped into her bib pocket. Saves her favorites for later. 
6.  When done with her food she throws it to the side. Normal, I've been told but still annoying none the less. 
7. She goes crazy for cheese!
8. She may be a lefty. 
9. She's a good eater. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


The Ericksons went camping this weekend with some friends up at East Lake. We all had a great time, but Evangeline especially since she got to try a lot of new things on her first-ever camping trip.

Starring at animals:

Playing in the dirt with friends: 

Swinging in hammocks:

Sleeping outside:

And even wearing her very first life jacket:


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Beanie Baby

Tiff left me (Kevin) this treat on the doorstep for my return from work.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Peeping Tom

I have a confession to make,  I am a Peeping Tom. I LOVE to peek in the windows of my house to see what people are doing before I enter.  

I've caught both Kev and my mom reading the Word of the Lord to Evangeline. Delights my Heart.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nothing is Safe

When Evangeline is quite after I lay her down for a nap, it doesn't mean she's sleeping anymore...

Sunday, September 1, 2013


This evening while Kev and I were checking out the progress of our new home we met some new neighbors. They have a little dog, Smitty. 

Evangeline and Smitty immediately fell in love. Evangeline squealed with delight at Smitty's ever move and Smitty licked lovingly over Evangeline snot caked face and food caked fingers. 

I think this is the beginning of something great.