With everything that's been going on with Gabriel I haven't done much updating on how Evelyn is doing, so I thought I'd do a post about how much she is enjoying the fall! She's so smart, she amazes us everyday. She likes to copy cat anything and everything you do. She picks up on the games you play with her and will beat you at hide and seek before you know it. She likes to play chase and loves to be tickled and wrestled. She says a lot of words now but only when she feels like it. For the most part she doesn't really talk a whole lot yet, but I think its just because she doesn't really want to.
We took her out to Lost Lake fishing with Daddy, She LOVES fishes! She could watch them all day long if we'd let her. She touches them and holds them, she watches for daddy to pull one up out of the water. When we aren't fishing, she will bring us the fishing pole as if to tell us she wants to go fishing. She also likes our pet fish too, she wants to feed them ALL THE TIME!
Splashing in the Puddles!
Evelyn's favorite thing is PUDDLES! She can't pass one up! Whenever she see's it she runs right too it. This proves to be trouble if we are planning to go somewhere. Luckily I always have a spare outfit or two incase she gets all wet. Its so cute when she does it, I just can't make her stop!
Ren Fest 2011!
Despite my work schedule, we did manage to make out to Ren Fest for a day. We spent our time with my mom, my brother and his family and Evelyn. It was a great day at the fest, it started out cold in the morning and slowly we peeled the layers off Evelyn. It was dusty and dry so all the kids were FILTHY by the time we left. But we were able to see the shows we wanted, play with the animals and eat food. Its always a good time at the fest, this year Evelyn was able to appreciate the sites and sounds more since she was so small last year.
...And the leaves come tumbling down...
She likes to play with the leaves. She picks them up and shows them to you. So eventually I raked up a pile and let her run through them. She didn't quite get the "jumping" part, but she liked to run through them and play in them.
She was in love with her leaf pile and very disappointed when it was time to stop playing so we could leave. After she destroyed the pile I made for her, she even helped pick them up to try to make a new pile... one very small handful at a time. Then she'd take her hands and tear the pile apart by brushing her hands side to side throwing the leaves all around.
Fun in the sun... coloring.
Evelyn loves to color. So I bought her some clearance sidewalk chalk at Wal-Mart and let her have at the sidewalk (although I think I had more fun drawing then she did!).
She loved all the bright bold colors in the pack I bought, She experimented with all of them. More than anything though, she just enjoyed picking them up and carrying them around, moving them to a new location.
So far Evelyn is enjoying the Autumn weather and everything it brings. Although this year it seems to be a bit more random with the weather... we don't know whether to pull out the sun dresses or the winter hats...But I can't wait to see how she reacts to the snow! Last year she was too little to understand or do anything with it.