Archive for August, 2011


Monday, August 29th, 2011

We went out to Mexican food last Friday.  Daddy’s fajitas came with a little ball of Guacamole.  When it came, Evan pointed to it and said, “Doggie Poo Poo.”  After a good laugh, I said, “No, that’s Guacamole, do you want to try some?”  He looked at me like I was crazy and said, “No”

The Horse & The Llama

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Becky took Evan in the zoo this last week.  They had an enclosure with a Horse and a Llama together.  When they approached it Evan let out an excited, “Neigh!” pointing to the horse and “Ba!” pointing to the llama.  Becky explained, “Evan that’s not a sheep, its a llama.”  Evan said, “Oh uh huh, Mama Neigh and Dada Neigh.” :)

Choo Choo Train

Monday, August 15th, 2011

After visiting the zoo today, while Mommy was taking pictures of a newborn baby, Evan & Daddy went on the mini choo choo train in Balboa park. After we bought our tickets, Evan choose a seat next to the big stuffed zebra. He climbed aboard and thought it was the coolest thing ever. Then, when the conductor started pulling out of the station, he looked over at me surprised and then super excited, like he was saying, “It moves too!” He ecstatically pointed out each big animal sculpture along the way, roaring at the big cats. He had a blast!

When we pulled back into the station, everyone got off the train except for Evan.  I couldn’t get him to come, so I had to pick him up off the train.  As we walked to the car, he said, “Mama choo choo train.”  I said, “Yes, we’ll have to bring Mommy back to ride the choo choo train.”  He fell asleep on the way home, and when I was taking him out of the car seat he woke up suddenly and said, “choo choo train!” He was probably dreaming about it. I couldn’t get him back to sleep after that.  He told Mama all about it and kept asking to take Mama back to the choo choo train for the rest of the day!

I’m sure we’ll be back soon.


Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

We’ve initiated some sleep training to help Evan fall asleep in his toddler bed by himself and stay in his room for the night. On the third night of training, he protested for a few minutes and then there was sweet silence. 3-4 hours later when I was ready to go to bed, I went in to check on Evan. It took my eyes a little time to adjust to the dark but I could see his head near the edge of the futon, which he prefers to his toddler bed. His head was kind of close to the edge, so I decided that I would try to move him away from the edge. I reached out to scoop my hands under him and there was nothing there! I experienced this weird feeling of confusion and panic, but as my eyes adjusted to the light I realized that he had fallen asleep in a standing position with his head on the bed!

No Mama!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Mommy was sick one morning last week and needed some extra rest, so Daddy stayed home. Evan & Daddy made up a new game in his room and they were running and laughing and having a ton of fun. When Mommy finally emerged from the bedroom, Evan saw her and said, “No Mama!”, gesturing to her to stop and turn around. Then he grabbed her hand and marched her back to bed. He obviously thought Mommy needed more rest to get all better. I’m sure he wasn’t worried at all about Daddy heading off to work once Mommy got up. ;)