Friday, December 15, 2017

Evy Kay {14 months}

Height: 29.72 inches (24%)
Weight: 19 lb. 14 oz. (32%)
Head: 17.80 inches (37%)

Into everything especially the pantry, pots & pans, puzzles, craft supplies...she has spilled the bead container all over the floor multiple times ;)
Words galore: please, Dada, all done, yes, no...still no mama
Understands in point...on my birthday I told the big kids to come to the table for cupcakes and Evy ran from the living room directly to her high chair and started screaming to get in and get her cupcake
Makes a loud shrieking scream when she wants something and we aren't paying attention
8 teeth

Finally sleeping through the night consistently...unless she is getting a new tooth
Plays animal games with her siblings (i.e. makes growling noises with a tiger or lion)
Loves music and dancing
Eats well...her favorites are macaroni and cheese (really any noodle), kiwi, banana, peas
Knows how to communicate when she wants something...if she is tired she will bring you her pj's, if she is wet/dirty she will bring you a diaper

Likes to do puzzles
Loves to pull things out of cabinets
Loves other peoples shoes, particularly wearing them on her hands
Will grab a book and sit on the couch until you come read to her
Is a master climber. She can climb onto the couch, bed, fireplace hearth, folding chairs...pretty much everything!

She is growing and developing wonderfully! We do have a few concerns we will be watching one is her speech or lack thereof. She doesn't babble much and says very few words. She may be a bit delayed, but because she is great at communicating non-verbally were not too worried. Just something we are going to watch. Also, she has a lip tie which prevents you from seeing her top teeth, but it may also have some dental implications in the future. So, we may need to get that cut but we need to check with a dentist and an oral surgeon.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Branson Thanksgiving

This year we met the Schenk clan in Branson to celebrate Turkey day! It was a fun, relaxed time and the kids had a blast with their cousins!

our annual Thanksgiving picture!

a little behind the scenes trying to get 4 kids in a picture ;)

my brown eyed babies

and my silly blue eyed baby

the tried and true tradition of hanging on an uncle's leg ;)

Evy all ready for the Thanksgiving meal

our 3 headed boy cousin monster

the J. Schenk's were our lovely hosts...look at those 2 cute dudes

Eating it up!

How cute is she?

the 2 littlest Schenk's checking each other out

after Thanksgiving naps

Then we were off to Fritz's adventure for lots of fun and burning those calories we just inhaled!

Sawyer was tall enough to do the big ropes course so I went up with him. He was so excited to do the zip line. However, once we got on the course he realized he was scared of heights and quickly baled. I however stayed up and traversed the course and even did the zip line by myself a few times. I also talked Kyle into going on the ropes course, but he was not amused either ;)

The kids had a blast climbing ropes and crawling through tunnels. So much fun for all ages!!!

Nora being a little Mommy and making sure Evy had a toy and a blanket.

Papa and Mama were there too, but somehow we didn't get any pictures with them :(

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Evelyn's Dedication

In November Evelyn was dedicated at our church in Oklahoma (Brideway). It was a sweet time of acknowledging she belongs to the Lord and we have been given the privilege of shepherding and guiding her. And we are so thankful for a church who commits and strongly believes in helping us raise children in a gospel-centered home and develop into adults who love and serve God.

As we endeavor to be gospel centered parents and raise Evy to know and love the Lord please join us in praying these verses for our precious little one:

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he care for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your. mind. This the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39

Proverbs 31

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10

We are so thankful for our Evelyn Kay! She brings us such joy!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Evy's 1 Year Pics

These were taken a bit after her 1st birthday (oops), but we're counting them.

Don't let her sweet face fool you...she was a bit of a pill during this photo shoot. Very few smiles and lots of screaming for more snacks...the picture below signaled the end of our shoot ;) She was DONE!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Evy Kay {12 months}

Weight: 17 lbs. 14 oz. (21%)
Height: 28.5 inches (27%)
Head: 17.17 inches (17%)

Some of her newest developments:

4 teeth (hallelujah!)
2 naps
lot of steps
even more bear crawls
she is a monkey and will climb anything and everything including chairs, toilets, ladders, steps. I've seen her climb on top of a bed, into a camping chair and onto a toilet with no assistance
She is not super verbal, but she is starting to mimic us and we have heard all done and hi. She consistently says dada, but still no mama :(

Drinks out of a sippy cup like a champ and loves her milk
Eats both baby food and table food. Her favorites include apples, bread and peas. She would eat bread all day if you let her. She doesn't love cheese
Nurses 3-4 times a day

Loves peek-a-boo
Puts everything in her mouth, but will spit it out if you ask
Loves to play with Sawyer and Nora...terrified of Kolter ;)

this is a behind the scenes of the monthly photo shoot ;)

Friday, December 8, 2017

iPhone Unload {November 2017}


Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): a rare tender moment between these two #kolterhoward #evykay; all I want for Christmas is my 2 (or 5) front teeth #sawyermaddox #toothless; the strangest house we pass everyday waiting in the pick-up line at school; this is what 35 looks like (my bday gift!!!); someone likes a cupcake; happy birthday dinner date to me; Sawyer selfie; Nora painting pottery on a mommy date; going to the library; eating pie from the pan; Nora styling her stuffed animals; Sawyer stuck in a chair; the girls going down the slide

 Pictures (top to bottom, L to R): Nora loves a hair accessory; Kolter riding a cheetah; raking leaves so they can jump in them; my 3 little mustaches; a rare night at the theater (went to a Christmas musical!)...trying to step out of our date comfort zone ;)