Happy Birthday Evan!

Wow! It has already been a year since our baby boy made his grand entrance into the world….so amazing.  Happy Birthday Little Man!

more cake smash pics here

Here’s an update on his development:

Evan’s newest talent is pointing.  He LOVES to point…at everything, it’s very cute.  Often he will point at Tink and say “Ogk,” which we thing is close enough to “Dog” to count.  He also waves hi by putting up his little arm in the air and folding his fingers onto his hand.  He is getting good at other consonant sounds, like ga and na.

He feeds himself quite a bit,  his favorites are still cheese and puffs, but he also enjoys cherries, blueberries, apples, cantaloupe, steamed carrots, broccoli trees, and green beans. His new favorite food is cake, as you can see from the pictures.  :) We still feed him purees, but usually offer him some finger food at meals as well.  He continues to breastfeed just as much, about every 3 hours, but we are considering starting to offer him whole milk soon. Lately, he is driving Mommy a bit nuts by wanting to nurse in the downward-facing dog position…silly boy.

He has good days and bad when it comes to sleep, but he has gotten much better at putting himself down for naps.  He usually takes about 2 one hour naps per day, more if he’s in bed with Mommy.  We see a slight improvement in his nighttime sleep, and he will sometimes sleep from 8:00pm to 2 or 3:00am.

He melts our hearts each and every time he smiles or laughs. We love his little open-mouthed slobbery kisses, and his wiggly, happy hugs.  We feel very lucky and happy.

3 Responses to “Happy Birthday Evan!”

  1. Barbara says:

    Happy Birthday Evan! We wish that we could share this special day with you. We miss you so much!
    It looks like you had a great time making a mess of that beautiful birthday cake!
    Lots of love from Grandma Barby and Grandpa Bob

  2. Ree says:

    Happy Birthday Evan! What a wonderful video chronology recapping a most marvelous first year! Huge thank yous to your parents for keeping family so well updated and daily pleased to be a part of your growth! We love all of you bunches! Ree & E

  3. Ann O' says:

    Evan we like a man who really gets involved with his food. Julia & I laughed until we were almost crying as we watched you deconstruct that first birthday cake. Wow, you a a lucky boy to have parents that encourage you to explore the big wild world. Looks like you had a blast with your cake.
    Happy First Birthday!
    love, Jua, Ann & Lola